Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I'm on vacation this week, yeah for me! This weekend, I will attending a writers' conference and the challenge for me will be eating. Recently, I have found that fried foods are upsetting my stomach. So, check back next week and see how I did with finding a variety of foods at the conference that won't keep me popping antacids all weekend.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Autumn Apple Brew

Fall is one of the best times for homemade recipes. There's just so much you can do with so many things. Today, I have a recipe for one of my favorites and I think if you try it, it'll become one of your favorites, too. It's called Autumn Apple Brew. I know what you're thinking, it's just hot apple cider. Ah, but it's more than that. It's a combination of four different juices to get just the perfect flavor for this fall beverage. I can't begin to tell you how addicting this drink is. Once you try it, you will come back time after time for a refill, so make sure you have plenty on hand.

I usually make this ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator in gallon milk jugs and then pour it into the slow cooker about 30 minutes before I want to serve it. That also makes it convenient if you want to take it to a party.

Autumn Apple Brew
2 quarts apple cider
12 oz. apricot nectar
2 c. cranberry juice
1 c. orange juice
1 c. sugar
cinnamon sticks

Mix all of the ingredients together heat in a slow cooker. This can be heated on top of the stove, also.
Now, if you're like my husband and you don't want to wait while I mix up and heat the Autumn Apple Brew, you can purchase instant Spiced Cider and make it in the microwave. It can be purchased in either regular or sugar-free.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Author interview

I have an interview up on The Embraced: Scribal Love blog today. Please stop by and take a look. I'll also try and get a new recipe up here this weekend.