An Extravaganza of Food- The Houston Press Menu of Menus

An Extravaganza of Food- The Houston Press Menu of Menus

Full disclosure: The Houston Press provided me with tickets to Menu of Menus in exchange for posting about the event. I partnered with the Houston Press because I'm a long time reader of their publication and I had every reason to believe Menu of Menus would be a...

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Easter Dinner and Wine Pairing

Easter Dinner and Wine Pairing

Easter has always been a time for my family to gather, eat a lot of candy, have a special dinner and spend time together. A lot of families have special dinner traditions at Easter, often involving ham, lamb, mashed potatoes, and spring vegetables?and wine. The classic problem faced by hosts of any gathering, including Easter dinner, is what kind of wine to serve. Everyone enjoys different things and even if you try to find the perfect wines to pair with your menu, someone is going to want something other than what you served. So to make your life a little easier, here are 5 wines that will go well with many Easter dinner menus, please a variety of palates, and pair well with the Easter candy you steal from the kids’s baskets.

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10 Wine and Dessert Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

10 Wine and Dessert Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day is next week, so it's time to start thinking about all things green, lucky, and Irish. Make a delicious Irish apple cake Have a glass of green wine- Unfortunately, wine doesn't come in green naturally, but you can always drop a little food coloring...

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Pie, pie, pie!

National Pie Day is a completely made-up day to celebrate and honor all things pie. It’s a little ridiculous but kind of awesome at the same time. National Pie Day is celebrated on January 23rd. In honor of National Pie Day, here are some fun facts about pie, as well as some great recipes and wine pairings.

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White Mulled Wine- A Drink for the In-Between Seasons

Mulled wine, or Gluhwein, is a classic winter drink in Germany. While it can be made in many forms, the basic drink is made with heated wine and spices like cinnamon and cloves. The hot drink and warmth of the spices is perfect for a cold winter day. The drink is often served at the famous German Christmas markets to keep cold shoppers warm as they do their Christmas shopping.

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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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