Getting Ready for Thanksgiving: No-Frills Cranberry Sauce

Hey there, sneaky... put down that can! Don't even think of not making your own cranberry sauce this year - it's wickedly easy, and so satisfying. On this, of all holidays, about cooking and the harvest and remembering the pilgrims and such... why wouldn't you make your own?

There are so many little tidbits you can add to it to make it original (and we'll talk about that next), or you can just make the good old fashion kind like grandma used to make. And if grandma opened a can, here's your chance to re-write family history.

Here's the basic no-frills formula.