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St. Patrick’s DIY Wine Bottles

SUPPLY LIST FOR ST. PATRICK’S DIY WINE BOTTLES: Old wine bottles (it’s always a bummer when you’re forced to drink in the name of crafting, but how else can you  do fun wine bottle DIY projects?!) Drop cloth Green Rust-Oleum spray paint Painter’s tape Black DecoArt paint Foam brush Champagne corks Wood circles/chips Buttons Rubber … Continue reading St. Patrick’s DIY Wine Bottles

Ribeye Steaks with Red Wine Sauce

Thick cut ribeye steaks served with a simple red wine reduction sauce. This recipe uses a reverse sear method to ensure juicy, perfectly cooked beef. Ingredients 2 large ribeye steaks, 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick kosher salt, as needed for seasoning black pepper, as needed for seasoning 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, (15ml) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, (28g) divided 1 tablespoon minced garlic, (7g) 1/4 cup minced shallots, (34g) 1 cup red wine, (240ml) Zinfandel … Continue reading Ribeye Steaks with Red Wine Sauce

White Wine Garlic Based Shrimp

DESCRIPTION An easy garlic baked shrimp recipe perfect for busy weeknights! INGREDIENTS 1 lb. Wild American Shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave the tails on if you like) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup white wine (I used a Chardonnay) 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 2 Tbsp. lemon juice salt and pepper to taste 1 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley, … Continue reading White Wine Garlic Based Shrimp

How to Store Wine at Home: 7 Tips

Here are some simple tips for storing wine effectively. Store Wine at the Proper Temperature. Of all the factors influencing the quality of stored wine, temperature is perhaps the most important. Unsuitably warm or cold temperatures are a sure way to spoil wine. In general, the ideal temperature for long-term or short-term wine storage is … Continue reading How to Store Wine at Home: 7 Tips

Chicken au Champagne

This rustic, yet elegant Chicken au Champagne is sure to please everyone around the dinner table! It’s perfect for date night or a casual weeknight meal. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken breasts or thighs (skin-on, bone-in) sea salt and black pepper (to taste) 1 large shallot (minced) 1 cup champagne 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 Tablespoons fresh tarragon (chopped) fresh lemon juice (to garnish) Instructions Preheat oven … Continue reading Chicken au Champagne

Savoury Triple Cream Tartlets with Blood Orange Marmalade

These savoury tartlets are creamy and decadent and topped with a brilliant red marmalade. The perfect appetizer to pair with a sparkling rose! Ingredients For the crust: 3/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons butter, chilled and cubed 2 teaspoons shortening 4-5 tablespoons ice water, as needed Special Equipment: Four 4-inch nonstick tartlet pans For the filling: 1 tablespoon butter 1 large shallot, minced 5 ounces triple cream soft cheese (We … Continue reading Savoury Triple Cream Tartlets with Blood Orange Marmalade

Roasted Lamb Shanks with Lemon and Herbs

Ingredients 6 lamb shanks (about 1 1/4 pounds each), excess fat trimmed 5 cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme 2 teaspoons dried marjoram 1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing 12 … Continue reading Roasted Lamb Shanks with Lemon and Herbs

Creamy Roasted Mushroom Fennel Polenta

When you need a side dish that pairs well with so many entrees and will be the star of the dinner table, this creamy roasted mushroom fennel polenta is definitely your best choice! The combination of flavors from roasted mushrooms, fennel and shallots paired with creamy polenta and a perfect balance of saltiness from freshly … Continue reading Creamy Roasted Mushroom Fennel Polenta

Boozy Chai Latte

With temperatures turning cooler, warm up from the inside out with a spiced and spiked chai latte. Ingredients 2 cups water 4 spiced chai black tea bags or plain black tea 2 strips of orange peel 10 whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 10 whole black peppercorns 1/2 tsp freshly grated ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp cardamom pods smashed (and optional) 3 Tbsp light brown sugar packed 2 cups 1% milk or milk of … Continue reading Boozy Chai Latte