You already turn to cranberries to ward off urinary-tract infections, but these tart berries might help fight a far scarier illness: ovarian cancer.
According to a new Rutgers University study, cranberries may significantly boost the effectiveness of cancer drugs. What's more, these powerful berries may even stop the growth and spread of some cancer cells.
If you or a loved one is battling ovarian cancer, the researchers say the berries or a few glasses of cranberry juice a day (make sure it has at least 27 percent juice) might be a good idea.
I found this recipe for delicous-sounding cranberry-pumpkin muffins at southernfood.about.com, and thought they sounded just right for the beginning of fall! Enjoy!!
Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
Combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a separate mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing just until the dry ingredients are moist. Do not overmix. Generously grease a 12-muffin tin and dust with flour or line with paper muffin cups. Fill muffin cups about 2/3-full with batter. Bake pumpkin muffins in preheated 350° oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until nicely browned. Remove pumpkin muffins from tins to wire rack to cool. Makes 12 cranberry pumpkin muffins.
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