Truffled Spinach and Prosciutto Salad with Pinot Noir

Course Three of my fabulous wine-pairing dinner was a simple, yet elegant, salad. I like serving salad towards the middle of a multi-course meal because it’s a nice shift and a sort of palate cleanser. This salad was a lovely light dish to follow the hearty and robust Soppressata Bean Soup. Read more…

My Red Dress Moment

There is a fabulous project I have been following called The Traveling Red Dress. It was started back in 2010, but I didn’t hear about it until January of this year. Grab some tissues before clicking on the link above. These stories are amazing, empowering, and heartbreaking. I love this project so much that I […] Read more…

Soppressata Bean Soup with Petite Sirah

Course Two of my fabulous wine pairing dinner was a two-bean soup with bacon, soppressata, and various spices paired with The Crusher Petite Sirah. The original recipe for this soup called for Polish Sausage, but I love all things Italian so I chose to switch it up a bit. Soppressata is a common meat to […] Read more…

Bacon Plates with Sweet Red Wine

I recently told you about my exciting gift of wine! I had in my possession six bottles of wine and six recipes with which to pair them. The best way I could think to tackle this challenge of pairing wines with recipes created especially for them was to host a dinner party with my friends. […] Read more…

Food and Wine Pairing

I started teaching myself about wine several years ago. I have many books and kits and favorite websites. I feel like I am pretty okay when it comes to choosing a nice wine to enjoy with my carefully crafted meal. I also feel like I still have a long way to go and so much […] Read more…

Fly Me To The Moon

I’ve said before that I write a lot. I write many things that don’t make it anywhere but onto my computer. I write many things that are just for me. Not for anyone else. I rarely write about my late husband, Jon, on this blog. Mostly because it is difficult, but also because the things […] Read more…

Something Sinfully Rich, Chocolatey and Amazing

I taught you the other day how to have a successful girls night.  One of the key components is to have something sinfully rich, chocolatey and amazing for dessert.  Here is the perfect solution.  I originally saw this recipe over on Recipe Girl.  It was love at first sight!  My salivary glands became activated immediately […] Read more…

Pizza With The Girls

To have a successful girls night start with the four most fabulous women you know! Add a little wine.  Paint each other’s nails, gossip, and laugh until you cry! Read more…

Tamales

I made tamales for the first time when I was in Junior High.  We went over to my dad’s friends’ house and made tamales with them just before Christmas.  It was my first experience making or eating tamales and it was, unfortunately, wasted on me.  I was an extremely picky eater.  I enjoyed the tamale-making […] Read more…

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