Entries categorized as “Recipes”

  • December 13, 2014

    ​Holiday Cream Cheese and Shrimp Dip Plate 10 minute Holiday Dish to Pass We all know the holiday rush is upon us. Parties, get-togethers, shopping, and cooking have begun and time is flying. If you are feeling the time crunch, check... Continue Reading...

  • January 7, 2015

    What really is an antipasto platter? The freedictionary.com refers to antipasto as, " An appetizer usually consisting of an assortment of foods, such as smoked meats, cheese, fish, and vegetables. [Italian : anti, before (from Latin ante; see ante+ pasto, food ... Continue Reading...

  • February 13, 2015

    This quick and easy pizza recipe pairs well with a Zinfandel or Malbec and will warm you up on a cold day. Try to find a sauce that isn't too sweet to compliment the sourness of the goat cheese and... Continue Reading...

  • January 9, 2015

    I would just like to say that Miss Crocker or is it Mrs. Crocker, still can run a good kitchen. Her chocolate mousse recipe is quick, easy, beyond delicious, and serves quite a group. It's easy enough to double the... Continue Reading...

  • January 4, 2016

    The Moscow Mule has been our go-to drink this winter. It's crisp, refreshing, and helps to warm us up during the cold. The Moscow Mule was first made in Los Angeles during the 1940's to increase the popularity of vodka... Continue Reading...

  • December 14, 2014

    What adult or child doesn't love a little bit of Mac and Cheese? I know I do! I have experimented with many different types of cheeses and recipes in the past, but this creation has become my new favorite. With... Continue Reading...

  • November 23, 2014

    I, unfortunately, was not blessed with being able to sit and cook for longer than ten minutes before getting bored and burning something. Thankfully, my husband is an amazing cook and actually enjoys it. Last night we decided to pair... Continue Reading...

  • December 30, 2014

    We stumbled upon Stephanie's blog, Girl Versus Dough, the other day and we are hooked and read it weekly. We are always looking for new deserts to try and last weekend we made Stephanie's Pink Champagne Cookies for a Christmas... Continue Reading...

  • December 2, 2014

    You wake up to a half full, uncorked, and flat bottle of champagne from the night before. Huge waste if you dump it down the sink. Grab a silicone ice cube tray and fill it up and freeze. We picked... Continue Reading...

  • May 19, 2015

    What is a common phrase everyone states when you ask how they are doing? The answer: busy. We are always busy. So who has time to chop, grind, and puree? Well, some of us may enjoy chopping, grinding, and pureeing,... Continue Reading...

  • March 4, 2015

    ​This cherry glazed ham recipe was by far the best pairing we had during our Pinot Noir tasting of February. The sweetness of the cherry and brown sugar was balanced by the saltiness of the ham making it a great... Continue Reading...

  • January 23, 2015

    Chocolate covered bacon is quick to prepare and a crowd favorite every time we serve this dish. Sweet and salty, this pairs well with a sweet sparkling wine such as Asti or Prosecco. The dessert should never be sweeter than... Continue Reading...

  • March 2, 2015

    We served this recipe for our Pinot Noir wine tasting for the month of February. Very quick recipe to make that will satisfy the salty cravings of your guests after a glass of Pinot Noir that is on the sweeter... Continue Reading...

  • January 12, 2015

    Pasta bakes are the perfect comfort food to get you through winter. Ready in less than hour, they are a perfect dish for busy families! We used pinot noir as our dry red wine for this recipe and served the... Continue Reading...

  • December 4, 2014

    Leftover champagne can have other uses besides ice cubes. You can use leftover champagne that has gone flat in your champagne based cocktails. Fizzy Mimosas - Pour 2 oz champagne or sparkling wine into your glass followed by 2 oz of your... Continue Reading...

  • January 19, 2015

    We successfully held our first wine club meeting Saturday. CHEERS! The theme was "Sparkling Wine" and the food was amazing. I thought we finished all of the bottles of wine that night but I discovered about a glass left of... Continue Reading...

  • December 17, 2014

    There are far too many days during our Minnesota winters where I just flat out refuse to leave the house. Instead, I stay inside and cuddle up with a blanket by our fireplace and enjoy some mulled wine. It's the... Continue Reading...

  • December 10, 2014

    A glass of pinot noir can have around 120 calories per five ounce serving. Red wines are typically higher in calories, alcohol content, and sugar than their white counterparts. Drink two glasses of pinot noir with dinner and you'll have to... Continue Reading...

  • February 3, 2015

    Last Sunday we had some unexpected company. Which is not a bad thing because I really enjoy company, but when I looked in my cupboards and fridge, I had little to nothing to serve anyone for snacks. I had wine... Continue Reading...

  • December 12, 2014

    Our recipe for pork chops will pair nicely with your favorite champagne this holiday season. We served this as the main course with our champagne and mussels and it was salty and delicious! Heat the vegetable oil in a pan... Continue Reading...

  • February 28, 2015

    Pinot Noir, tomatoes, and heavy cheeses are a perfect match! I served this tomato bruschetta recipe to our guests at our February wine tasting this past weekend. The wine we chose to highlight was Pinot Noir and this recipe paired... Continue Reading...

  • May 21, 2015

    Summer is coming and the weather is starting to get warmer, so we wanted to talk about some recipes that will help cool us off. And if you are similar to me, the rhubarb in the garden is growing, growing,... Continue Reading...

  • January 22, 2015

    ​A new take on our 10 minute shrimp dip recipe we served over the holiday season. We decided to try this recipe on crackers and served this for our sparkling wine tasting last weekend. We added a few new seasonings to... Continue Reading...

  • January 21, 2015

    This spicy salmon dip is a quick and easy recipe to pair with your sparkling wine tasting or next party. Sparkling wine can calm the pallet after spicy food and pairs well with salty foods. We served this recipe for... Continue Reading...

  • December 5, 2014

    With temperatures hovering around zero this past weekend, we decided to make some homemade tomato soup and pair it with grilled cheese and Pinot Noir to warm us up! Skip the cayenne if you don't want it spicy, although it... Continue Reading...

  • March 6, 2015

    Another fun appetizer served at our wine club was the Artichoke and Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms. This appetizer capitalized on the earthly pairings for our Pinot Noir and offered a solid complement to our tastings. We also got to enjoy... Continue Reading...

  • April 25, 2015

    ​The cabin fever has set in and we are more than prepared for Spring. With Spring comes cooking outdoors. Warmer climates may get to enjoy outdoor cooking year round, but we tend to be a bit more limited in the... Continue Reading...

  • January 4, 2015

    Smoothies are an excellent way to cool down on a hot day or to serve for a Sunday brunch. The other day I realized that I was out of juice or milk and had to get creative! Luckily I had... Continue Reading...

  • November 28, 2014

    As much as I love to cook, weekday meal preparation has become less enjoyable and more like a chore. During the week, we aim to eat healthy and save our carb laden meals topped with a pound of cheese for... Continue Reading...

  • January 10, 2015

    ​Ok, we all know the holidays are over now and we are beginning the long, depressing journey into winter. There are no holidays in the near future meaning no days off of work. The excitement has died down. Santa has... Continue Reading...

  • January 5, 2015

    ​This sounds like the worst idea ever - mixing Coke with wine? We aren't crazy, we promise...We thought the idea sounded terrible too until we tried it. The best way we can describe it...liquored up cherry Coke! So... Continue Reading...