Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fall is for cider and donuts!

by Emily Westhill from the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton

I'm looking forward to fall, with the crackling leaves, fires in the fireplace, hot cider, and, of course, donuts!

But what about the days that you don't have fresh cider on hand? Here's my trick: use apple juice instead. Heat it with cinnamon sticks and whole cloves. Don't allow it to boil. Strain into a mug and enjoy.

I like apple cider donuts or plain, unraised old fashioned donuts to go with it. Or maybe not so plain. Who doesn't like a little bit of cinnamon and sugar coating???

What are some of your favorite things about fall?

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  1. The gorgeous colors of leaves, the clothes, the food and drinks...I love everything about fall!

  2. Love fall because things shift from go, go, go to slow down and relax, sit a spell. It's a time when gardens are done, yard work slows down and vacations are usually over. We can stay home, breath and enjoy some time with family and friends doing fun things like hay rides, pumpkin patch excursions and fall decorating. There's also all the wonderful smells from the kitchen from fall baking due to pumpkin, spices and that it's cool enough to turn the oven on. There's leisurely driving trips for no other purpose than to spend time talking while we admire the gorgeous fall foliage and see the country sites. Can you tell I LOVE fall!

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Goodbye Cruller World"!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. I can tell--you do love fall and all those wonderful activities!

  4. I like your idea w/the apple juice. A couple in my family like the juice but not the cider. Go figure. I like fall's cooler temperature. I don't do heat and humidity. Foodwise - dressing (aka stuffing), pumpkin pie, and I start counting down to when egg nog will appear in the stores! Yum!

    1. It's great to get back to those cool-weather foods, isn't it!