Traditional Spanish Pork and Chickpea Stew… recipe and wine pairings
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Traditional Spanish Pork and Chickpea Stew… recipe and wine pairings

Recently I was having some company over for dinner, including a married couple from Spain, and I really wanted to challenge myself to make food that was traditional cuisine from their country. I made a number of different dishes, including tortilla (the absolute staple of Spain… every family has their own special recipe passed down through … Continue reading

Turkey, White Bean & Kale Soup with Roasted Mushrooms & Carrots… recipe and wine pairings
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Turkey, White Bean & Kale Soup with Roasted Mushrooms & Carrots… recipe and wine pairings

Sometimes you just want something warm, chewy, chunky, hearty and delicious. Things like stew, chili, escarole and sausage… etcetera. I know with the winter we’ve been having, I’ve been craving dishes like that almost every single day! But, let’s face it, we can’t eat sausage, bacon, or ground beef every single day… as much as … Continue reading

Carrot Ginger Bisque with basil honey creme… recipe and wine pairings
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Carrot Ginger Bisque with basil honey creme… recipe and wine pairings

As I mentioned in a previous post I recently made dinner for my mother-in-law’s birthday party, and this bisque was how we started the meal. Of everything I made that night (all of which was delicious of course!), I have to say that this was probably the best dish of the bunch, and was a huge … Continue reading

Roasted Winter Vegetables with a Maple Butter Glaze
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Roasted Winter Vegetables with a Maple Butter Glaze

This past weekend I was the “caterer” for my mother-in-law’s birthday party, which I absolutely love to do (seriously, I love cooking for groups of people!). I wanted to prepare dishes that were both apropos for the season and moderately healthy… However, I had the added challenge of making sure that at least some of … Continue reading

Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)
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Hummus with an Asparagus Salad (vegan & gluten free)

My house is filled with a bunch of hummus junkies… heck, my six year old is practically a hummus aficionado. I’ve always wanted to make my own, but none of the stores in my area carry Tahini. Finally one day it dawned on me that I can just order it online, so at long last … Continue reading

Baked Garlic & Lime Wings
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Baked Garlic & Lime Wings

I was having some company over for the Super Bowl and I got a request to make chicken wings with my Spicy, Sweet & Sour sauce. Sure, no problem, I was more than happy to accommodate that… but if I was making wings I couldn’t just do one type! So I decided to make a second batch … Continue reading

Escarole and Bean Soup with Sausage… recipe and wine pairings
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Escarole and Bean Soup with Sausage… recipe and wine pairings

The other day a buddy of mine shot me a message asking me for wine recommendations to go with escarole & bean soup, and when he asked I thought to myself “wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve had escarole & bean soup!”. So the next day I was at the market and texted … Continue reading