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

Butternut “Noodles” with Mushroom, Sage and Pecan (by Jen Leeman)
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Butternut “Noodles” with Mushroom, Sage and Pecan (by Jen Leeman)

A note from Derek… Well, as you guys know I have been insanely busy of late between work, family obligations and coaching my son Zack’s football team. Because of this I have had almost no time to cook, let alone post new recipes and wine articles… Jen Leeman is a fellow Jersey Shore blogger who has … Continue reading

Summer Quinoa Salad (vegan and gluten free)… recipe and wine pairings
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Summer Quinoa Salad (vegan and gluten free)… recipe and wine pairings

The other day one of our readers asked for a chilled quinoa salad recipe… Well Jen, ask and ye shall receive (and don’t worry, I jotted down a note about the Jasmine and Basmati rice too… lol)! I made this the other night and it came out absolutely delicious. Have it as a side, or as the … Continue reading