26 Nov 2014
To me the holidays are all about family: time spent with them, laughing, talking and of course eating and drinking goes along with all of that! Being raised in a family with two grandmothers who seriously knew how to cook I love still having their recipes to carry on traditions that they started and making some of our family favorites that stemmed from them! (to see the photo book cookbook I made for my mom go here)
However, it’s also fun to start some of your own traditions to add to those you already have! Something I decided to try this year for the holidays was a holiday sangria recipe!
I looked up several recipes on Pinterest and decided to just kind of do my own thing! I think you can add anything to sangria and it will be yummy. For my recipe I used:
1 gala apple
1 green apple
1 c pomegranate arils
1 bottle Riesling
You put all of that into a pitcher let it sit for at least 24 hours to all the juices start mixing together and then it’s ready to serve over ice! I topped each glass off with champagne and it was divine!
Another recipe I added was a delicious peach pie, because who doesn’t love pie? We have a peach tree in our backyard that produced a huge amount of peaches this summer so I saved a bunch and froze them for occasions just like this one and believe me I thanked my smart self who decided to do that this summer because they made for one scrumptious pie!
I wanted to make this pie with my store bought crust (it’s my favorite) a little fancier. So I got out a leaf cookie cutter to make the top crust!
What do you think? I have to say I’m pretty proud of how it turned out, not to mention it tasted just a s yummy as it looks!
and what’s peach pie without some vanilla ice cream to go with it??
So what are you cooking and baking during this holiday season?
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