by Julia Minick | Oct 30, 2021 | Dessert, Drinks, Easy Peasy Recipes, Party Recipes, Slow Cooker
Hayden’s Apple Cider
Hayden loves hot drinks like his mama. He is a year-round apple cider drinker. He loves adding caramel syrup to his.For parties we will double this recipe and use a roaster.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 2 sliced oranges
Combine all ingredients into a crockpot.
Cook on High for 1.5 hours or Low for 3 hours.
Before serving, remove the whole spices and oranges
We top ours with thin apple or oranges slices, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries.
To make this a Caramel Apple Cider:
Hayden adds 1 tbsp. of caramel syrup and stirs it well and tops it off with whip cream.
by Julia Minick | Oct 30, 2021 | Dessert, Drinks, Party Recipes, Slow Cooker
Brooklyn’s Favorite Hot Cocoa
She definitely loves her chocolate drinks!This is a great recipe for a large crowd. We have served this at very large events by tripling the recipe and using roasters.
- 6 cups whole milk You can also use lactose free
- 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips Enjoy Life is a great brand!
Combine all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a crockpot
Whisk well (until it is no longer lumpy)
Add the chocolate chips and stir well
Cook on low for 2 hours or until the chocolate chips are melted (I will stir every 45 minutes while it's cooking)
Brooklyn’s favorite toppings are: regular whip cream and sprinkles
The rest of the family uses peppermint sticks and flavored whip cream toppings.
Extra suggestion: Turn on a Christmas movie and light a fire. Enjoy!
by Julia Minick | Sep 11, 2021 | Breakfast, Dessert, Easy Peasy Recipes
The Minick Family Monkey Bread
The Minick Fams Monkey….bread that is!Monkey bread has been our Christmas morning tradition for the past 19 years. We prep our the night before so we can slide it into the oven on Christmas morning and not miss any magic happening in our home.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
- 3 cans Cinnamon Rolls
- 1.5 cups Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Cooking Spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease your bundt pan, very well.
Microwave the butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar until the butter is melted. Stir well and set aside.
Tear apart the cinnamon rolls add and them to a gallon freezer bag
Pour the mixture above into the bag with the cinnamon rolls, toss so they are mixed well.
Pour the bags straight in to the bundt pan (Make sure everything is coated well)
Cook in the oven for 35 minutes
The bread should be brown and cooked thoroughly.
Let the bread cool on a rack for 20 minutes then turn upside down onto a platter.
We serve ours with strawberries and blackberries…and of course bacon!
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