2 qts. apple cider
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1 orange (unpeeled)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. whole cloves
Combine cider, sugar, ginger and orange in a slow cooker. Tie cinnamon and cloves in a small cheesecloth bag; add to cooker. Cover and heat on LOW 2 to 5 hrs. The entire house will smell great! Remove cheesecloth bag. In a mug put a shot of brandy, then fill with hot mix from cooker.
2 bottles dry red wine
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1 square (8 inches) double-thickness cheesecloth
Peel of 1 orange
1 cinnamon stick, broken into halves
8 whole cloves
1 whole nutmeg
orange slices, optional
Combine wine, corn syrup, and water in slow cooker. Rinse cheesecloth; squeeze out water. Wrap orange peel, cinnamon stick halves, cloves, and nutmeg in cheesecloth. Tie securely with cotton string or strip of cheesecloth. Add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 2.5 hours. Discard spice bag; ladle into glasses. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.
2 T Paprika
2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Finely Grated Ginger
1 tsp Coarse Sea Salt
1 Approx. 3lb Pork Shoulder Roast
1 Med. Butternut Squash, cubed
1 15oz can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 pint water
1 28oz can Diced Tomatoes
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 tsp Black Peppercorns
Combine Paprika, ginger, cumin, and sea salt in a small dish.
Rub pork shoulder roast with spice mixture, coating well and using about half.
Add squash, chickpeas, tomatoes (with their juice), and water to bottom of slow cooker, leaving a small well in the center for the roast.
Place roast on top, sprinkle with peppercorns, and add the cinnamon stick.
Cook on med-high for 4 hours or until pork roast falls apart easily.
Remove roast to a plate or cutting board, shred meat using two forks, and add back to crock pot. Stirring to combine all ingredients well.
Add remaining spice mixture to taste. Retain bone and excess fat to make pork stock if desired, discard cinnamon stick.
1 bottle apple wine, 750 ml
1 cup peach brandy
2 cups apple cider
1 stick cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Serve hot.