Friday, December 30, 2011

Hot Mulled Cider

Nothing says Christmas like the smell of cinnamon & cloves and this apple cider is both delicious & smells wonderful.  You could make it quickly in a pot on the stove but put it in the crock pot & it'll do double duty as an amazingly yummy potpourri .

Hot Mulled Apple Cider

  • 1/4c unpacked brown sugar
  • 2qts cider
  • 1tsp whole allspice
  • 1 1/2tsp whole cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • orange slices

Put all the ingredients into a crock pot.  Cover & cook on low for 2-8hours.  Spices may be taken out.  Serve with a ladle.

Recipe from Deborah Sanford

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Shredding Chicken

Okay, so this isn't actually a recipe, just a nifty tip I found while browsing Pintrest.  Instead of spending 5-10 minutes shredding your chicken between 2 forks; throw it into your Kitchen Aid mixer.  Use the paddle attachment & turn it on to about 2 or 3.  In 30 seconds you will have perfectly shredded chicken.  Yeah!!!  No more horrible screeching sounds when the fork scratches on the bowl.