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A simple and flavorful Lemon Kale Baked Shrimp from www.dineanddish.net #ApothicWhite

Date Night, Grown Up Shrimp and #ApothicWhite

My husband and I used to be really fun people. We did! We used to have regular date nights, spent plenty of nights out until the wee hours of the morning down in the bar district, vacationed often, lived a fun, carefree and exciting life. We were sexy, edgy and fun. Then things changed… excitement […]

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Mushroom and White Bean Crostini

Stark Raving {Recipe: Mushroom and White Bean Crostini}

  I think Crostini is one of the best little appetizers, ever. It’s so versatile and tasty… and who doesn’t love an appetizer with bread? When the folks at The Wine Bar asked me to create an appetizer recipe that would pair well with Stark Raving Merlot Wine, I knew I wanted to do a Crostini. And […]

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Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge #4

Can you believe we are already done with the first 3 Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host challenges? The search is now on for the 4th and final Ultimate Hosts and I personally think this is one of the best challenges yet! For the search for the 4th and final Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host, the theme is […]

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Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge - Dessert Pairings!

Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Challenge #2 – Dessert!

Alright friends, it’s time for your second chance to enter the Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host challenge! The winner of the first challenge has been chosen and now it’s time for a second challenge. I know you all can rock this one because it has to do with one of our favorite things… dessert! For this […]

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For the Love of Food

I had a most wonderful evening last night. Sandie, over at one of my favorite food blogs, Inn Cuisine, and I finally met. Sandie and I are both from the Kansas City area and we have been chatting on the phone for the past couple of months. We have been talking about getting together for […]

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Food & Wine Magazine 100 Tastes to Try in 2007 – Taste #15 Aspen Kettle Corn

Kettle corn and Food and Wine Magazine. Seems like an odd combination, doesn’t it?  That’s what I first thought when I noticed that Aspen Kettle Corn was taste #15 in Food and Wine Magazine’s 100 Tastes to Try in 2007. What could possibly make something as simple as kettle corn so special that it gets […]

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Food & Wine Magazine 100 Tastes to Try in 2007 – Taste #4 Greek Olive Oil

My first official “Must Taste” of 2007 is Food and Wine Magazine’s #4 taste – Greek Olive Oil. I’ve actually had the pleasure of tasting Greek Olive Oil in the past, but decided to do things right and give it a try in the year 2007. The olive oil I decided to use for this […]

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A Food and Wine Challenge

Food and Wine magazine always seems to come at the perfect time of the month for me. We were all loading into the car to make the 6 hour trek to the in-laws house in Iowa when I decided to run and get the mail first. When I opened up the mailbox and saw the […]

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