Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving 2’

Spiced Apple Cider with Rum Recipe


If you need a toasty drink to serve at your upcoming holiday parties, this is the perfect one! Keep it basic for the kids, add a spike of rum for the adults, and I promise it will keep everyone warm and happy!



  • 2 quarts apple cider or apple juice
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 6 cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup of rum


Crack the nutmeg and break the cinnamon sticks in half. Add the spices to a saucepan and cook on medium heat for a minute or two, until the smell of the spice starts to develop.

Add the apple juice. Quarter the oranges, squeeze the juice into the pan, and throw the rind in as well. Turn up the heat until the juice starts to simmer, then turn to low and cover for 30 minutes.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add 1 cup of rum. Serve hot!

Makes about 10 servings.

Total time: 30 min

Rum spiced cider recipe

Apple Party Ideas, Nutty Turkey DIY, Kid Alligator Parties

I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...

Apples and autumn go wonderfully together, here are some amazing apple party ideas! apple

Thes adorable nut turkeys are made from walnuts and almonds and are a perfect Thanksgiving DIY! 6 (1)

Head to the swamp and have some fun with these cute kid alligator party ideas! gator

For more party ideas and inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!


This week's photo comes from Kori C's White Pumpkin Party.

When I read this sign Kori had on her beautiful dessert table, I thought what a great reminder to stay in gratitude. Thank you, Kori, for the sentiment, just perfect for this time of year.


Check out the rest of Kori's fabulous party, filled with lots of original ideas for both Halloween and Thanksgiving.

P.S. Kori, just let me know her sign is available as a free download. How great! Thanks, Kori.

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make a Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath

Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs makes some beautiful crafts. I love this fall wreath she created with chunky yarn, felt, and an old sweater.

How wonderful would this look at your Thanksgiving celebration or even decorating your front door. It's so warm and cozy and the little pinwheel flowers are just too sweet.




Check out this simple tutorial to make your own. Thank you, Jo-Anna!

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