Spiced Pomegranate Apple Cider


On my recent trip to Spain, I bought these adorable Moroccan tea glasses in Granada, sold all over the city because of its Moorish history. I drink a lot of tea during the week, but when hosting a holiday party, I like to make a big pot of cider. It makes the house smell so cozy as guests walk in.

Did you know that the word granada means pomegranate in Spanish?! I learned this as I saw pomegranate trees full of fruit growing all over the Granada- so amazing. Because of this, I was inspired to add fresh pomegranates to cider. I simmered apple juice, pomegranate juice and spices, then garnished each cup with fresh pomegranate seeds and an apple slice decorated with cloves. I think this would be a fun after-dinner drink on Thanksgiving Day to cozy up by the fire with (plus, it can be spiked with bourbon for the adults!).

For the recipe, click on over to my full post (with more photos!) on the Better Homes & Gardens website.

Cheers…And Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

Photos & Illustration by Erin Gleeson

Ginger Cookies


In the Fall (or anytime, really) I love the flavors of warm spices like cinnamon and cloves… Chai tea, Cider (or Chaider!) on a foggy morning- so cozy and comforting. Add some spiced ginger cookies, and I am set! Last night we had them on the deck with a cocktail at sunset. So very Fall!

I found this great recipe for chewy Ginger Cookies in the new Better Homes & Gardens Baking Cookbook. Click on over to my full post on their website for the recipe and more photos. It’s a good one!!

By Erin Gleeson, The Forest Feast