Slow Cooker Gouda Mac’n’Cheese


This Slow Cooker Gouda Mac’n’Cheese is a cheesy blend that you can make in your crockpot.  It’s simple and delicious just how we like it!  [click her for instructions and a printable recipe card]


Absolutely Amazing Apple Cider | Crockpot Recipe

This is a delicious, warming cider  to enjoy on that cold autumn day.   It prepares easily in you crockpot, too.amazing apple cider recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 8 c. apple cider
  • 1 medium sliced orange
  • 1Tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. of “REAL” maple syrup
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 8 cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. of ginger
  • Liquor (added at end to taste/see below)


  1. Place your crockpot on low/warm setting.
  2. Take the cloves (and cinnamon stick if you prefer) and create a pouch using the cheesecloth
  3. Add all ingredients into your crockpot and give a quick stir.
  4. Let is cook for 3-4 hours.
  5. When ready to serve pour into glasses add liquor

It tastes wonderful and it’s very aromatic.  Your home will smell like the holidays the whole time it’s cooking! mm mmm : ) I usually place a variety of liquor to choose from and let guests poor.   The most common seems to be a spice rum.  The selection I like to have is: spiced rum, grand mariner, brandy and a cinnamon liquor.

*When I bottle this as a gift I do a non & an alcoholic version.  I will use Applejack Brandy. : )  (Applejack is alcohol fermented from hard cider so it pairs well.  It gives the drink a nice change from the spiced rum).

**If you do not have cheesecloth a paper coffee filter will work just as good!

Amazing Autumn Apple Cider