Make your own food coloring

Red: 1 cup cranberries Water to cover Cover cranberries with water and boil for 2 hours, mashing the cranberries as they soften. Strain liquid.

Yellow: Outer skins of 5 yellow onions 1 cup water Boil the dark, dry outer skins of yellow onions in a covered glass or enamel pan for 10 minutes, or until the liquid is dark yellow. Strain the juice.

Blue: 1/2 head red cabbage, chopped 1 cup water Simmer the cabbage and water in a covered enamel or glass pan until the cabbage turns dark green and is just tender. Strain the juice, which will be blue.

Purple: 1/2 cup frozen blackberries Allow the frozen blackberries to soften at room temperature for 30 minutes, then blend for 30 seconds.

Green: Outer skins of 5 red onions 1 cup water Boil the outer skins of the onions in the water in a covered enamel or glass pan for 10 minutes. Strain the juice.

Brown: 1 cup coffee grounds or 10 tea bags 1 cup water Cover coffee grounds with water or add tea bags to water. Simmer, uncovered, in an enamel or a glass pan for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid.