Cranberries grow on low vines planted in sandy bogs in the northern United States. Harvested between Labor Day and Halloween, bags of fresh cranberries are common in the produce department during the holidays. Sweetened dried cranberries are available all year. Look for them next to dried fruit in the grocery store's baking aisle or with gourmet dried mixtures in the produce department.
Use dried cherries or currants in place of the cranberries.
Use your favorite nuts in his bread.
This festive bread makes a delicious gift. Try baking the recipe in miniature loaf pans; follow the instructions on the bread mix's label. Whatever the size, wrap the cooled bread in a colorful cellophane bag tied with a pretty plaid ribbon.