Melissa at the Inspired Room has set up a tour of Favorite Things this Autumn season.
Spiced Cider - recipe below
Caramel Pumpkin Candles (Bath & Body Works)
Fireplace lit at night
Leaves changing their color
Start of the Hockey Season (Let's Go Red Wings!)
Cool breezes and afternoon sunshine
Comfy bed with soft, soft sheets
Oven baked goodies
Walking through crunchy, fallen leaves
Shea Cashmere (Bath & Body Works)
Sangria - recipe below
(Edited to add some recipes)
Field editor Glenna Tooman of Boise, Idaho dresses up apple cider using lemonade, orange juice, honey and spices. "It makes a welcome treat for a party," she notes.
METHOD: Other stovetop
TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min.
- 4 cups water
- 2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
- Dash ground cloves
- 1 gallon apple cider or juice
- 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 individual tea bag
Directions:In a large kettle, combine the water, allspice, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Add the remaining ingredients. Return just to a boil. Discard cinnamon stick and tea bag. Stir and serve warm. Yield: 18 servings (4-1/2 quarts).
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. water
2 c. orange juice
2 c. red wine
1/2 c. brandy
Add sugar water/mixture.
Garnish with orange, lime and lemon slices.
Chill overnight before serving.