Ingredient Spotlight: Baking Spices

Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, ginger…  Don’t they just taste like the holidays?

I love bundling up some of these spices in cheesecloth and letting it steep in hot apple cider.  It makes the house smell so good and tastes warm and festive too.

Here are a few other recipes that use these spices:  [Read more…]

Apple Butter in the Slow Cooker – Homemade Christmas Gift Alert!

One of you brilliant readers left this recipe in the comments section.  I can’t remember which post now, so I can’t find out who it was.  If you’re the wonderful person who shared this recipe, please let me know so I can thank you!

If you’re looking for easy, homemade Christmas gift ideas you’ll want to consider this apple butter.  It makes a lot, which is good, because you’ll want to keep some for yourself too.

It starts with a couple jars of store-bought applesauce and a slow cooker.  The result is fragrant deliciousness that’s heavenly spread on a warm biscuit.  It will even perk up a plain old piece of toast. [Read more…]

Ham Caribbean

The sweet, fruity sauce really compliments the ham.  This is an easy freezer meal that is good with Hawaiian Cole Slaw.  Here’s what you’ll need to make the ham: [Read more…]

Cranberry French Toast with Cranberry Syrup

cranberry french toast done

Still looking for a Christmas breakfast idea?  You might want to make this french toast.  The prep is all done the day before, so that in the morning all you need to do is slice the bread and fry it.

It’s really a cranberry bread pudding that is then sliced and dipped in eggs and half&half and then fried.  The recipe is adapted from the Country Living Country Morning cookbook. [Read more…]

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