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$100.00 Chocolate Cake

Here's a recipe from my mother-in-law, Mary Marinaro Sloan.  She made this recipe MANY times for the Elkhorn City United Methodist Church events and her family.  It's still one of our favorites here on the farm.  *It pairs perfectly with our Blackberry Wine:)

Cake Ingredients:
2 C. flour
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Water
1/2 C. oil
1 stick of butter
4 TBSP Cocoa
1/2 C. Buttermilk
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

ICING: 
1 stick butter
4 TBSP milk
4 TBSP cocoa
1 TBSP Vanilla
1 box confectioner's sugar

Stir flour and sugar in mixing bowl.  Mix water, oil, butter, and cocoa in a saucepan.  Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Pour over flour mixture.  Mix buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and salt together, then pour into mixture.  Mix well and pour into floured 9 X 13 pan.  Make in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
ICING:  Mix butter, milk, cocoa, and vanilla in saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add conf. sugar until it's a spreading consistency.

Holiday Cheeseball and Chambourcin Wine

HOLIDAY CHEESEBALL
     This is one of our family's favorites, and it's so easy to make!  Serve it with your favorite cracker.  It pairs perfectly with any of our dry reds, especially the Chambourcin.  Hope you enjoy it too!

* 1pkg of pecan pieces.  I used the pkg that was 1 1/2 cups
Toast pecan pieces in the oven.  I usually put them in a preheated oven set at 350 degrees for about 5-6 minutes.  Be careful...you do not want to burn them.  Let them cool while you mix the cheeses.

*Soften one 8 oz. cream cheese (bring to room temp)
*Shred 1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese
  Mix these two together
*Add 2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
      & 1/4 tsp. onion powder
   Stir until well mixed
**I use my hands to form two balls from the mixture.  However, you can make smaller balls and get 4. (They do make a nice hostess gift!)  Roll the balls in the pecan pieces, and refrigerate until ready to use.  I cover mine in plastic wrap to keep it fresh.


Mulled Wine Recipe

  • LOOKING FOR A GREAT HOLIDAY DRINK RECIPE?  Here's an easy one we use on the farm:  MULLED WINE
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle RISING SONS NORTON or CHAMBOURCIN red wine
  • 1/4 cup LOCAL honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 oranges, sliced, for garnish
I like to make mine in the CrockPot.  Add all ingredients and simmer.  Float an orange slice in each cup

BACO NOIR SANGRIA

Looking for a GREAT holiday SANGRIA recipe?  RISING SONS WINERY has an easy, delicious recipe for your holiday enjoyment!
It's so SIMPLE!  Just needs 2 main ingredients:  RISING SONS "BACO NOIR" wine & Cranberry Raspberry juice.  Use equal amounts of each.  Garnish & keep chilled with frozen raspberries and/or frozen red grapes!  We call it the DRINK OF CHAMPIONS!  It has so many great health benefits and is delicious, too!  Drop by the winery and get your ingredients today!

Vignoles Sangria

Want to make some yummy summertime sangria?  Here's a couple if ideas:  Mix our semi-sweet white VIGNOLES wine with white cranberry/strawberry juice or with white grape/peach juice.  I mix it 1/2 & 1/2.  It makes a wonderful luncheon drink.  It pairs well with chicken salad & fresh fruit!
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