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The Oscars are upon us! And that means an excuse to crack open a bottle of wine and dine on delicious hors d’oeuvre as we recline in elegant evening attire. Or it’s an excuse to crash on the couch with tasty snacks and a nice glass of wine as you explain to your friends and family why your favorite movie was slighted so horribly: “You see, the only reason that ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ didn’t win best picture is because…” Or maybe it means it’s a night to leave the TV off, and curl up with the book that was WAY better than the movie adaptation, and everyone knows the best beverage to sip as you sit secure in your scholastic superiority is a nice red wine. One we recently tried and enjoyed was Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a Coastal California wine that packs a pretty bold punch – in a good way. Like, you don’t need to sniff and sip and wonder what the heck you’re supposed to be tasting. Nope, this is a wine I can drink and enjoy without a lot of fuss. And you know what goes along really nicely with wine? Meatball Parmesan Cups! So here we present your perfect party plan: a delicious app and a hearty vino to make your evening complete.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup will keep you warm and cozy in the last days of winter. It’s perfect for a starter or main,with some unexpected spices for maximum flavor!
I hear the rest of the country has winter. Here in Houston, we may have February, but winter it is not. It was 85 degrees this week.
Does that stop me from eating soup? Heckkkkkk no! I love a good soup, mainly because they’re so darn easy to make, and they always make the house smell amazing while they cook.
Take this Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup. The recipe couldn’t be simpler, and even better, you can make it in advance and freeze it until you’re ready to eat. Serve it up with some fresh Amish Potato Rolls, and I would call that the perfect winter feast.
Even if it feels like spring….
Overnight Yeasted Waffles are a light, crispy, and oh-so-easy way to start your weekend brunch, or even a weekday breakfast. All the prep happens the night before!
So you know that we love waffles, be it for appetizers, dessert, or as a name for our dog, but now we finally are presenting one designed for breakfast. This recipe for Overnight Yeasted Waffles is my personal favorite. They cook up so light, crispy, and tasty that you just can’t help but stack them up tall and dripping with butter and syrup. Plus, you make up the batter the night before, so you don’t have to worry about banging around the kitchen making too much noise and possibly waking up your housemates. Something to perhaps keep in mind with Valentine’s Day coming up if you’re looking to make breakfast in bed for your significant other. Wink!
What better way to start the new year than with a box of new food to try and some fabulous new recipes using that food? Recipes like Bacon Salted Caramel Corn? Oh yes, that happened.
Got your attention? Let’s dig in!
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart is a hearty, cold-weather appetizer, main dish, or even breakfast! Its savory flavors are balanced by a tangy goat cheese filling.
Winter makes me crave cozy flavors. I mean, a good hot chocolate is always at the top of my list. But if you need something savory, it’s hard to beat a Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart.
That smoky bacon! Those sweet but meaty onions! A sprinkle of thyme and basil brighten up the combination, then underneath it all, a goat cheese custard adds the perfect amount of tang.