As the winter solstice creeps in upon us, longer nights and colder temperatures also mean the holiday season is in full swing.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a joyful holiday season.

As the song says, may all your days be merry and bright.  And to help keep your spirits warm and festive, here's my favorite recipe for a Christmas classic, wassail.

Blessings to you and your family,





1 gallon apple cider

27 whole cloves

8 cinnamon sticks

1 quart pineapple juice

1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate


Mix all ingredients in a large crockpot and simmer.  Serve hot.