Apple Cider Recipe in the Instant Pot

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Our family decided for fall break this year to go to the Mouse House and 3/4 of us came back with a crazy cough! Since I am one of the three with a cough I wanted something warm to soothe my throat. I REALLY want to be a tea drinker I just can’t do it! The herbal flavor of tea gets me EVERY time! HA! So, given that I really don’t want to drink coffee at night, nor do I really want to give it to my kids, I was trying to think of something that is warm that isn’t horribly calorie ridden like hot chocolate.  I landed on apple cider! Apple cider is semi-healthy and doesn’t have so many calories I feel guilty for drinking it. πŸ˜‰ 

Now since we had such a mild winter last year our tree produced something close to 3,000 apples!! Yes you read that right! I also didn’t feel like going out to get anything since remember most of us have a lovely cough going on. So, I went out to the back yard and picked 10-12 regular sized apples and added in some cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg and brown sugar. Then I added enough water to cover the apples by two inches and closed up the instant pot and set the manual timer for 60 minutes. And when I opened the Instant Pot my house smelled so AMAZING! Even my daughter walked in and said what smells so yummy? This is definitely a keeper! It’s not an overly sweet cider, I feel its a well balanced apple cider. Let me know what you think when you make it!

This recipe came about all because I didn’t want to drive to the store to help with my crazy cough but it may very well become a family favorite.

What are some of your family favorites for the holiday season?

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Beckie Cochran
Beckie Cochran, a Southern California native, has always had a passion for people and relationships. Growing up she had aspirations of becoming a youth pastor but quickly found herself to be too much of a social butterfly for college. She was working in the insurance industry when she met her husband, Bryan, on the internet in October 2004 they were married in May of 2005. She started working with her husband at the family business, until her husband had two back surgeries and they had their two children Attalia (7) and Nicodemus (5). They didn't want to raise their children in Los Angeles so they relocated to Flagstaff and built a house on Bryan's parents property in May 2014. Beckie works as a bookkeeper at her kids school part time and has an in home bakery. She also really enjoys socializing with friends, cooking, creating, and building a community of confident moms.