Appetizers are a must have for the Holiday season or anytime you have a gathering. Meatballs are easy to make, can be made ahead, and hold beautifully. All of that is true for Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs. Juicy little meatballs covered in a thick apple cider glaze that is sure to be a hit.
Even though Christmas is fast approaching, I still have a few Thanksgiving carryovers. Apple cider is not something I drink…just not a fan, but I had a recipe that called for it. Let me share this with you, at least in my neck of the woods you cannot buy just a small container of apple cider. The smallest amount I could find was a half gallon. What was I going to do with all the leftovers? Continue reading “Apple Cider Glazed Meatballs”
After a long holiday week of delicious food and drink, a change of pace to recoup is in order. Detox Brussels Sprouts Spinach Salad can help.
Shredded brussels sprouts and baby spinach tossed with edamame, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and just a touch of bacon.
We all do it, every year…..we swear we will only eat a little bit of everything. Instead we eat a lot….of everything, then regret it the next day….or the day after that (leftovers). In fact the average American consumes around 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving…..yikes…..kinda smacks ya in the face doesn’t it!! Continue reading “Detox Brussels Sprouts Spinach Salad”
Looking for an adult-type beverage without the booze? Alcohol Free Cranberry Cider Sangria is the perfect fall drink!
Sangria is thought of as a summertime drink, but infuse it with apples, and cranberries…two fall favorites and Alcohol Free Cranberry Cider Sangria transitions into fall with ease.
Apple orchards are a popular fall destination for many. Picking apples and pumpkins….hayrides, corn mazes, and apple cider. Pick up some apples and apple cider and you are on your way to a delicious fall drink.
Cranberries are another fall favorite and their season ramps up just in time for fall. They lend a tart sweetness to savory or sweet foods.
Alcohol free wines and beers are more readily available than ever before. It’s become chic not to drink. Many of these beers and wines have pretty good taste for those who prefer not to partake. Since neither Tim nor I drink these “free versions” make it easy to use faux wine for recipes.
Alcohol Free Cranberry Cider Sangria is an easy to make nonalcoholic drink, just dump everything into a pretty pitcher and add fruit. To serve add ice to a glass and top with your favorite sparkling water for a little fizz!
- 1 bottle Fre non-alcoholic red wine
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 cup unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
- 1 teaspoons orange extract or orange zest
- 1/2 cup simple syrup
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- Sparkling water or club soda
- 1/2 cup each diced red and green apple
- Pour non-alcoholic red wine, apple cider, cranberry juice, orange extract or orange zest, and simple syrup into a decorative pitcher; stir to combine. Add cranberries, and diced apples.
- To serve: Fill glasses about 2/3’s full adding ice if you wish and top with sparkling water.
- Garnish with apples, cranberries, and a stir stick.