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

Asian Noodle Soup with Shrimp & Seared Scallops… recipe and pairings
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Asian Noodle Soup with Shrimp & Seared Scallops… recipe and pairings

Once in a while I get into a phase where I crave certain flavor profiles and that dominates what I cook for at least a week. Well, a few weeks back I was craving ingredients like soy, miso, scallion and snap peas, so pretty much everything I made that week had an Asian flare to it, like … Continue reading

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
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Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

The other day I made a variation on one of my favorite hearty, cold weather dishes, my roasted Lemon Pepper Chicken with Thyme. On the side I served some Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes that came out so unbelievably delicious that I simply had to share the recipe. Enjoy! Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 2 1/2lbs Russet Potatoes, unpeeled … Continue reading

Stromboli… the ultimate crowd pleaser
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Stromboli… the ultimate crowd pleaser

Looking for the perfect appetizer for a party, game day, or a great snack for the whole family? It doesn’t get any better than Stromboli! Moist bread, gooey cheese, salty pepperoni… how can you beat that? Serves 4-6 as an appetizer Ingredients: 2 1/4tsp (2 Envelopes) Active Dry Yeast 2tsp Granulated Sugar 1 3/4c Warm … 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