Food With Wine, Health, Pressure Cooker Meals, Recipes

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto

It's back to school time.  That means it's also time for rushed afternoons filled with homework, sports practices, tutoring, play dates, music or other lessons, and other errands or appointments that leads to more time in the car and less time to spend making a great family meal.  A lot of moms find themselves relying… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto

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Rules for Cooking with Wine

Wine can enhance the flavors of a dish and even bring out flavors you never expected, but if you don't know what you are doing when you cook with wine, you can easily ruin your whole meal.  Thankfully chefs are generous in sharing some very simple tips for cooking with wine so that home cooks… Continue reading Rules for Cooking with Wine

Food With Wine, Recipes, Wines

Aguachile de Camarón

It seems like every appetizer served at parties, large or small, is forbidden to those who follow the low carb lifestyles touted by the Keto, Paleo and Atkins diets, but who has the time, or patience, to spend making some of the recipes for snacks that are allowed?  The only saving grace for those diets… Continue reading Aguachile de Camarón

Food With Wine, Recipes

Dark Chocolate Cake w/Red Wine Glaze

I keep old copies of Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Food and Wine, and other cooking magazines for when I want to break out of a recipe rut.  Lately I have been experimenting with wine more in my cooking and baking, but wasn't happy with the texture of the last couple of cakes I'd made,… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Cake w/Red Wine Glaze

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Decadent Sunday Brunch!

Dining with girlfriends on Sundays with Champagne.  What's better than that? Well, dining with girlfriends on Sundays at a restaurant that sits at the ocean's edge and serves free flowing Champagne that feeds children with every glass we drink! #OneHopeWine #CaliforniaCelebrationBrutSparklingWine It was a beautiful, clear & sunny, 85º Southern California Sunday, so I dropped… Continue reading Decadent Sunday Brunch!