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COOKING MOM: Mulled cranberry apple cider, cranberry meatballs

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Amy Hanten the Cooking Mom is embarking on cranberry season -- she shows you how to make her cranberry apple cider and cranberry meatballs.

Mulled Apple Cranberry Cider

12 cups apple juice
6 to 8 cups cranberry juice
½ cup brown sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
Fresh cranberries

Combine all of the ingredients together and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Serve warm in mugs with fresh cranberries for garnish.

Cranberry Meatballs

1 can (14 ounces) jellied Cranberry Sauce
1 bottle (12 ounces) Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
1/4 cup Pinot Noir or dry red wine
2-pound bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs

Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Place frozen meatballs in a slow cooker. Pour sauce over the top. Cook on low for about 3 to 4 hours. Serve with toothpicks as an appetizer. Also great over mashed potatoes for dinner.

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