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Apple Cider for New Years!

AppleCider-2So I posted an apple cider recipe a month and a half ago, but had forgotten my (rather extensive, inebriating) testing last year. After finding my notes, I felt I should inform you all of the superior recipe and the important changes: First, toast the spices before adding them to the mulling ball. This mellows and richens their flavor, definitely an important step. Second, if you wait until the end to add the pomegranate or cranberry juice, it keeps it’s zing, whereas longer simmering will soften the pomegranate juice flavor. So, the new and improved (old) recipe:

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Posted by on December 28, 2012 in Drink


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Individual Apple Cranberry Crisps


With all the cold, rainy weather we’re having lately I had a craving for a nice apple crisp of some kind. Cranberries sounded like a nice tart addition, so I decided on those as well. So I found a good basic recipe via Taste of Home, and tweaked it to be individual ramekins. Plus, I added vanilla, because… well, vanilla!

Start by slicing a bunch of apples and add in some cranberries.


Add in some sugar, flour, vanilla, and a bit of orange or lemon zest if you happen to have some laying around (I used orange).

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Posted by on December 12, 2012 in Dessert


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