Carrot Ginger Bisque with basil honey creme… recipe and wine pairings
appetizers / gluten free / recipes with wine pairings / soups / vegetarian

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
brunch / easy recipes / gluten free / recipes without wine pairings / sides / vegetarian

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)
appetizers / brunch / easy recipes / game day snacks / gluten free / recipes without wine pairings / salads / sides / vegan / vegetarian

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

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly
appetizers / comfort food / healthy cooking / recipes without wine pairings / soups / vegan / vegetarian

Winter Vegetable Barley Soup… Vegan friendly

I knew I wanted soup for dinner yesterday, but I was torn on what to make… So, I opened the floor for our fantastic Facebook followers to put in some requests, and vegetable barley won out. Of course I couldn’t simply make a regular old vegetable barley soup (where’s the fun in that?), so I played with … Continue reading

Butternut “Noodles” with Mushroom, Sage and Pecan (by Jen Leeman)
gluten free / guest author / recipes without wine pairings / sides / vegan / vegetarian

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