Showing posts from November, 2019

Simple Mulled Wine Recipe Slow Cooker

How to make an easy and simple mulled wine recipe in the slow cooker.  Whether you're having a big party or a family get together, this wine is perfect for any holiday party.  Using the slow cooker means you have time for other part preparations while this cooks. The holidays mean alcohol.  Wait, is that just my family?  If your family likes to sip some adult beverages for Thanksgiving or Christmas, try this simple mulled wine recipe in the slow cooker. My slow cooker is my best friend as a busy working mom.  If it weren't for my slow cooker, we probably wouldn't eat most nights.  I love them so much, I have three of them. I like using the slow cooker for the mulled wine because I can make it hours before I need it and not have to worry about it.  I don't have to watch it and make sure the alcohol doesn't burn off because it gets too hot. Wine is almost always appreciated at parties, but this takes it up a notch.  It's a nice twist on a classic drink

How to Make a Mulling Spices Recipe

How to make a mulling spices recipe.  Use this blend of spices to make mulled wine or mulled cider.  You can also simmer these spices to make your home smell wonderful. I have a bucket list of sorts that I'm working on.  These are things that I've wanted to make, either a DIY, craft, or recipe, that just kept getting put off. When I decided to revive this blog, I decided to finally tackle that bucket list.  One of the things on that list was learning how to make a mulling spices recipe. Then I wanted to use the mulling spices to make mulled wine and mulled cider.  This is the first post in a series, and I'll be posting the mulled cider and mulled wine in the coming weeks. How to make a simple mulled wine recipe in a slow cooker. Since it's November now and almost Thanksgiving, I do want to mention that if you're looking for creative gift ideas, a jar of homemade mulling spices makes a great gift, especially for friends who love wine. Mulling spices

Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce Whole Berry or Jellied

Put a new twist on this classic with apple cider cranberry sauce.  This easy recipe can be made in about half an hour on the stove top. My oldest son is a very picky eater.  When he was 7 to 10, he ate 7 different foods.  He was even brand specific as far as most foods were concerned. Imagine my surprise when he ate cranberry sauce at a family Thanksgiving dinner.  I couldn't believe it! When a kid is that much of a picky eater, you let them eat new foods, even if they aren't the healthiest. He's 17-years-old now and eats a few more foods, but he's still a picky eater.  Most canned cranberry sauce is made with high fructose corn syrup, which is typically a no-no in my house.  My younger son has hyperactivity problems with HFCS, and it's not very healthy. So I started making my own cranberry sauce.  It's so easy to  make, I'm not sure why I waited to long to make it. Last year, I put a spin on the classic cranberry sauce and made this apple cide

Easy Rice Pudding Recipe With Cooked Rice Stove Top

How to make an easy rice pudding recipe with cooked rice on the stove top.  This dessert is delicious and creamy without using condensed milk.  When I was a kid, my grandmother always took rice pudding to pot lucks.  She usually did that so she could make it the day before and have it ready to go for Saturday afternoon or for Sunday after church. Her rice pudding was so delicious.  She baked it, and I remember it taking quite a while.  She would cook the rice, then make the pudding and bake that for at least half an hour. Sadly, I don't have her recipe.  I tried to find it after she passed, but the recipes were divided.  I'm not sure who got it, so I don't have her exact recipe. I do remember that she would put it in a pan and put that pan inside a pan of water.  It had eggs in it, so it was more of a custard. It was delicious. I have made baked rice puddings, trying to get her recipe or as close to it as a I can.  Usually when I want rice pudding, it's later in