If you're like me, you can never figure out exactly how many bags of fresh cranberries you need to make your homemade cranberry sauce. And now that Thanksgiving has passed, you have a bag or two in your freezer, ready for the next recipe. Wait, that's just me?

This recipe for Cranberry Broccoli Salad is one of my favorite uses for cranberries. If you do an online search, you'll find that there are simply scads of variations, but this one I got from the Cooking Light Bulletin Boards several years ago (Hi Linda in MO!), and I've been making it ever since. In fact, this was one of the first dishes that got my son to like broccoli. A bit of sweetness, a bit of tartness and a whole lotta crunch, it's a keeper. Oh, and I nearly forgot the bacon ... you know what they (or is it just me?) say ... "everything is better with bacon."