Ellie Krieger’s Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries

Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries

pumpkin bread with cranberries
Ellie Krieger’s Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries (Photo by Quentin Bacon)

(Makes 8 servings)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. In another large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, honey, oil, eggs, and egg white until well combined. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing just enough to combine evenly. Gently stir in the cranberries.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is browned and a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1-inch thick slice)

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Moroccan Seven Vegetable Tagine

Pile of clay tangine cooking pots in Medina, marketplace, Meknes, Morocco.
Traditional tangines are pots with wide, shallow bottoms and tall, conical tops. If you don’t have a tangine, try a Dutch oven, which produces a stew as succulent and savory as any you might enjoy in Marrakesh. (Pete Niesen / Shutterstock)

Stewing—one of the easiest ways to cook—is used in nearly every culinary tradition, from Ireland’s basic kettle of meat, potatoes, onions, and carrots to sophisticated French coq au vin. Besides turning tough meat enjoyably tender, this wet-cooking method infuses bland ingredients with flavor and lets you serve vegetables in their nutrient-rich, flavor-intensified juices.

Moroccan tagines are among the most delicious stews. Tagines often include olives and/or salt-preserved lemons, but one of my favorites is a simple combination of vegetables and chickpeas. Right now, most farmers’ markets will have all the vegetables in this meatless feast. Happily, so does every supermarket, so you can easily enjoy it year round.

Moroccan Seven Vegetable Tagine
(Makes 6 servings)

seven vegetable stew in bowl



  1. In medium Dutch oven, combine turnips, carrots, onion, cumin, paprika, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne. Pour in 1 cup broth. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  2. Add butternut squash, zucchini, string beans, chickpeas, and remaining broth. Add salt and 3-4 grinds of pepper. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, 20 minutes. Arrange tomato slices on top of the vegetables, cover, and cook until tomatoes are just soft, 5 minutes. Add cilantro and parsley and let tagine sit, covered, for 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Serve hot, directly from pot. This dish improves when reheated so, if desired, cool, cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat, covered, over medium heat.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (1 ½ cup)

Calories: 149
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: < 1 g
Carbohydrate: 30 g
Fiber: 8 g
Protein: 7 g
Sodium: 485 mg

Apple Butter

Apple Butter
(Makes about 10 ½-pint jars)

Sterilize jars and lids in boiling water for 10 minutes. (Prepare lids according to manufacturer directions.) Remove stems from apples cut into quarters (without peeling). In large pot, combine apples, cider, and vinegar. Bring to boil and cook until fruit is soft. Press fruit through colander or strainer. Cook pulp with sugars and spices for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. To test if it’s done, remove a spoonful of butter mixture and set aside to cool for 2 minutes. If butter remains mounded on the spoon, it’s done. Pour hot apple butter into jars. Leave ¼ inch space at top. Place screw bands and lids on jars and process jars in boiling water bath canner for 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Label and date each jar. Jars can be stored up to one year in cool area, out of sunlight.