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Tasteful Tuesday: Cran-Apple Sangria

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018


This crisp sangria recipe will make the holiday season a little more festive and spirited, although you will likely want to serve it throughout the year, too.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 large apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup whole cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle dry white wine
  • 1 cup seltzer water
  • Sliced apples and/or cranberries for garnish, if desired


  1. Toss the diced apple in the lemon juice until the pieces are well coated. Add apples and cranberries to a medium pitcher, followed by the cider, juice, wine and seltzer water. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover pitcher and refrigerate for about two hours. Pour into serving glasses, garnish if desired, and enjoy.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Five Peachy Recipes

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Mason Jar Beverage Dispenser

August is National Peach Month, so this week we’re taking a look at six peach recipes we’ve featured here on the blog – just click on the titles below.

Peach Iced Tea

Homemade ice tea with a peach syrup infusion – refreshing and delightful all year long.

Peach Sangria

For brunch, after work, or an end-of-the-summer cookout, this peachy beverage will be a big hit.

Peach Bavarian

In June, we featured ten vintage desserts with New England and East Coast inspiration from Taste of Home, and this peach dessert was one of them.

PeachesJust Peachy Blueberry Crisp

Peaches and blueberries come together in this recipe, taken from the Goose Berry Patch Farmers’ Market Favorites cookbook.

Peach Jam

For ice cream, toast, muffins and more, you can make your own peach jam by following this recipe.

What is your favorite thing to make with peaches? Share below in the comments!

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Five Classic Holiday Drink Recipes

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The following five beverage recipes are must-make concoctions for the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for something to warm you, refresh you or give any party an extra kick, these will do the trick!

Homemade Hot Cocoa (1 serving)

Hot Chocolate


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • ground cinnamon

Directions: In a small pot on the stove, combine milk, cocoa powder and sugar. Heat on medium-low and stir until cocoa and sugar dissolve. Add vanilla and continue stirring until just before boiling. Pour into a a mug and top with whipped cream, cinnamon, and marshmallows, if desired.

Hot Buttered Rum (4 servings)

Blue Mug


Directions: In a medium bowl, add brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat until fully blended and smooth. Transfer to a 4-cup (or larger) measuring cup or bowl. Add the rum and cups of boiling water; stir until the butter mixture dissolves. Divide the buttered rum among 4 mugs. Garnish with the cinnamon sticks and serve.

CranberriesCranberry-Pomegranate Cooler (6 – 8 servings)


  • Cubed ice
  • 32 fluid oz. cranberry-pomegranate juice
  • 8 fluid oz. sparkling water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup cranberries

Directions: Fill a pitcher or punch bowl about 1/3 full of ice. Add cranberry-pomegranate juice and top with sparkling water. Cut up lime in thin slices, add to pitcher/punch bowl. Pour in cranberries, stir and serve!

Spiced Citrus Sangria (6 – 8 servings)


Citrus Fruits

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 large orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups spiced rum
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 750-mL Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions: Chill fruit and liquid ingredients for at least 2 hours. Place the fruit in a large pitcher, then add rum and sugar. Stir gently and refrigerate for at least 2 more hours. Add the wine and orange juice, stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

White Wine Sangria (6 – 8 servings)


  • 1 750-mL bottle Pinot Gris, or other dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 lime, sliced thick
  • 1 lemon, slicked thick
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda

Directions: Combine white wine, brandy and sugar in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar is mostly dissolved. Chill for at least 2 hours. Add lime, lemon, apple and grapes. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving. Top everyone’s glass off with lemon-lime soda. Enjoy!

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