Rice Pilaf

When I was a kid I used to love my mom’s rice pilaf… So the other day I was grilling up some chicken and wanted a rustic, hearty side to go along with it, and I decided to make my own take on my childhood favorite. In truth, I can’t believe that it was myContinue reading “Rice Pilaf”

Chicken Noodle Soup

It was a cool, rainy September day yesterday and I was definitely feeling some good ‘ole comfort food… So I decided to make some chicken noodle soup. Here’s the recipe, enjoy! Note: Normally I would make my own chicken stock but unfortunately I didn’t think far enough in advance and there wasn’t enough time. AtContinue reading “Chicken Noodle Soup”

A wine you should know… 2012 Hardin Cabernet from Napa

Well, the weather is starting to turn and with it most people’s palate… As the temperatures drop wine drinkers en masse set aside their rosés and crisp whites and move into the realm of big reds. With that being the case I figured that a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa would be a perfect direction to take myContinue reading “A wine you should know… 2012 Hardin Cabernet from Napa”

A play on sausage and peppers… recipe and wine pairings

The other day I was tasting some wines with a couple of friends, and one of them pulled out a Tupperware container filled with a dinner that his wife packed for him (aw, how cute). He heated it up and started eating away, and it smelled absolutely delicious. So of course I asked the obvious question, “HeyContinue reading “A play on sausage and peppers… recipe and wine pairings”