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Wassail Recipe

Friday, December 24th, 2010

I made this last year and everyone loved it. There may have been a bit too much Brandy in it though, my Aunt’s first sip came straight out of her nose. LOL! Anyways, I’m looking forward to making it again this year, it makes the house smell yummy. If you get a chance to make it, let me know how it turns out.

Happy Holidays!

Photo by lija

Cook Time: 3 hours, 00 minute

  • 1 Gallon apple cider
  • 2 C. cranberry juice
  • 1/2 C honey
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 oranges
  • Whole cloves
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • Allspice
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (or 3 Tbs. ground cinnamon)
  • 1/2 C – 1 C brandy (optional)

Set your crockpot to its lower setting, and pour apple cider, cranberry juice, honey and sugar in, mixing carefully. As it heats up, stir so that the honey and sugar dissolve. Stud the oranges with the cloves, and place in the pot (they’ll float). Add the diced apple. Add allspice, ginger and nutmeg to taste — usually a couple of tablespoons of each is plenty. Finally, snap the cinnamon sticks in half and add those as well.

Cover your pot and allow to simmer 2 – 4 hours on low heat. About half an hour prior to serving, add the brandy if you choose to use it.

Enjoy! Have a great weekend!


Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. For all your dreams and goals that were not complete in 2009, I wish for you to find them true in the New Year!  In love and Light, Blessings to all!

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. – T. S. Eliot

New Year’s Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie



  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 quart chocolate chip ice cream softened


  • Coat bottom and sides of an 8-inch pie plate lightly with butter.
  • Combine chocolate syrup and chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) until hot, about 45 seconds. Stir until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup of the chocolate mixture.
  • Combine remaining chocolate mixture and cereal in a medium bowl and mix to coat cereal. Press mixture over bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate. Freeze until firm about 15 minutes.
  • Combine reserved chocolate mixture and the sour cream in a small bowl and mix well. Spread half the ice cream in the prepared pie plate. Drizzle with half the sour cream mixture. Top with remaining ice cream and drizzle with remaining sour cream mixture. Freeze pie covered, Until firm., about 1 hour

Brightest Blessings! Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!!