Thanksgiving Wines to Take You From Dinner to Dessert

Thanksgiving is all about the pie, am I right? Okay, there’s dinner, too; but really the turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and rolls are really just a means to a sweet and satisfying end: pie. If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a favorite pie that absolutely must be on the table at Thanksgiving. But when you’re busy making all those pies (or thawing them, picking them up from the bakery, or whatever else you need to do it to get them on your table and in your stomach), it’s hard to come up with just the right way to pair them.

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Cookie Butter for Thanksgiving Dessert

Personally, my favorite way to eat cookie butter is by the spoonful, straight out of the jar. Seriously. Give me a jar of crunchy cookie butter for Trader Joe’s and a glass of chardonnay, and I’m a happy camper. Unfortunately, not everyone feels this way and if you’re serving a nice dinner, it’s usually best to not give your guests jars of cookie butter for dessert. The good news is, you can get your cookie butter fix and serve a nice dessert to your loved ones.

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Wine Glasses- Does Shape Really Matter?

If you spend much time in the wine world, you will probably run into someone who believes very, very passionately about the importance of using the correct glass for the type of wine you are drinking. You will also meet other people who really don’t care about the glass, as long as there’s wine in it. I’m somewhere in the middle. I don’t get in a panic if you try to serve me Chardonnay in a Sauvignon Blanc glass, but I also am not walking around drinking wine from a plastic cup (no offense if that’s your thing). But the question is: does it really matter?

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Cookie Butter for Breakfast

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love it because it’s so versatile- you can have it hot or cold, simple or fancy, large or small, quick or drawn out. Plus, as long as you call it breakfast, you can have dessert in the morning! Breakfasts made with cookie butter are no exception. You can take pretty much any breakfast item, add some cookie butter, and you suddenly have a new, exciting breakfast to enjoy!

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Cookie Butter and Wine

This post was a tough one to write. Why? With some desserts it’s hard to find the perfect wine pairing. You try all different kinds, analyze each to see what flavors work and what doesn’t, but the perfect pairing remains elusive. That is not the case with cookie butter. The delicious cinnamon-gingerbread-crunchy deliciousness goes with everything. Everything! It is a lot harder to find a wine cookie butter isn’t good with than it is to find one that it is.

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Cookie Butter Craziness

Happy November! I hope everyone is enjoying their cool, fall weather! I am quite jealous of those of you who get to experience fall. We had an amazing, chilly weekend last week but now it’s back up into the 80s and humid, which is pretty much our norm at this time of year. In an effort to warm up those of you who are up north and freezing, as well as cheer up the Southerners who are wishing for a cold front, this month we are digging into jars of cookie butter! What’s cookie butter, you ask? My friend, this is the best substance known to man, and it’s one of the most versatile. Your life will be forever changed once you have experienced it. Those of you who have tried cookie butter know what I mean.

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Haunted Wineries in the U.S.

America’s wineries are young compared to those in the rest of the world, but they have a rich, vibrant, and haunted history. Yes, there are wineries across the U.S. that are inhabited by ghosts! Some of the ghosts are benevolent presences that protect the wineries; others cause mischief by moving objects around and making messes. These are some of the most haunted wineries in the U.S.

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20 Delicious Ways to use Leftover Halloween Candy

Some people may dread November 1st because that’s when they (or their kids) will want to eat all the candy in the house. I look forward to it because…I get to eat all the leftover candy. If you’re like me, the beginning of November is great- there’s the leftover candy at your own house, there’s the candy people take to work to get it away from their kids, there’s the discounted candy at the grocery store…life is good. But if you fear your kids on yet another candy fueled sugar high, don’t worry. I have a round-up of some of the best recipes to use up the leftover Halloween candy. Make a couple of these recipes and you won’t have another piece of candy to contend with, and you’ll have some great desserts to eat at home or share with friends!

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Spooky Wines for Halloween

It’s almost Halloween. Are you still looking for the perfect wine for your party? There are a lot of wines out there perfect for Halloween. They have creepy labels, spooky names, and fully embrace the dark side. Today I have five wines for you, all available at your local grocery store and under $20. Any of these wines will give your Halloween party the spooky vibe you’re looking for!

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Pumpkin Pie Bars- The Solution to your Pumpkin Pie Craving

Do you love pumpkin pie? Do you hate the trouble of making pie crust? I have the solution to your conundrum today with pumpkin pie bars. The filling has a very similar texture and flavor to pumpkin pie but it has a shortbread crust, which is super easy to mix. The crust gives the bars a slight crunch to complement the gooiness of the filling, so you have a creamy, crunchy pumpkin dessert to satisfy your craving.

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