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Category Archives: Recipes and Pairings

  • Christmas Cookie & Wine Pairings

    With the holidays in full swing, one thing is for sure – there are going to be holiday themed cookies everywhere! There is also going to be plenty of wine going around so here are a few pointers to help pair your wine with your favorite holiday cookie! Sugar Cookies: Napa Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Read More

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  • Sherried Wild Rice Soup

    This Sherried Wild Rice Soup is creamy, filling, and just overall fantastic. Hearty enough to be served by itself, it’s the perfect soup to warm you on those cold winter nights! Ingredients 1/4 pound bacon, diced 2 russet potatoes (about 1 lb. total) 1 cup wild rice 1 cup diced onion 6 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth Read More

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  • White Chicken Chili Recipe

    White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, white beans and chicken. You’ll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Prep time : 5 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 4 cups chicken stock 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium onion, diced 1 Read More

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  • Beef and Blue Pizza

    “Roast beef and blue cheese make an outstanding flavor combo on a purchased pizza crust. This swift meal is ready in less than 20 minutes.” Ingredients 1/2 of a medium red onion, cut into thin slivers 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 Italian bread shell (such as Boboli) 8 ounces thinly sliced cooked roast beef 1 Read More

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  • Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey with Roasted Fennel

    Pair turkey cutlets with roasted fennel and a rich pomegranate pan sauce for a simple yet elegant dish. Garnish with jewel-like fresh pomegranate seeds if available—they are in season from September through January. Turkey scallopini (thinner and smaller than cutlets) will also work in this recipe, but will need to be cooked in batches. Makes: 4 Read More

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  • Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

    This hearty and elegant dish is quick and easy  to make perfect for busy weeknight or a relaxing weekend dinner! Try it with a bold and rich cab or try it with this month’s Premier Series  Terra d‘Oro Amador County Sangiovese 2012! Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided Read More

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  • Quick Pork Pho

    This Quick Pork Pho takes just a few spices (and a cool skillet move) turn store-bought broth into something deeply satisfying. INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion, peeled, halved through root end 2 chiles de árbol or ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cinnamon stick 2 star anise pods 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 1” piece ginger, peeled, crushed 8 cups low-sodium Read More

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  • Roasted Cheese Pumpkin

    This Roasted Cheese Pumpkin will compliment any dinner as an appetizer especially now that fall has arrived and is great addition to any football party! Serves 8 appetizer servings Ingredients: 1 pumpkin, 4-5 pounds 4 ounces smoked gruyere, shredded 4 ounces swiss cheese, shredded 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk Read More

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  • Skirt Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

    This fast and easy recipe is perfect for any type of barbecue! “This delicious salad features all the flavors in a virgin Bloody Mary: horseradish, Worcestershire, lemon and celery. It’s perfect with grilled skirt steak.” Ingredients: 1/4 cup drained bottled horseradish 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds Coarsely Read More

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  • Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

    This easy recipe uses rump roast slowly simmered in beef broth, onion soup, and beer, perfect for game day! INGREDIENTS: 4 pounds rump roast 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed French onion soup 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer 6 French rolls 2 tablespoons butter DIRECTIONS: 1. Trim excess Read More

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