2015 M De Mulonniere Chenin Blanc

2015 M De Mulonniere Chenin Blanc

2015 M De Mulonniere Chening BlancNutty, citrus nose on this Chenin Blanc. The palate of this medium-bodied wine offers peach/pear flavors with honey and citrus notes. Just a bit of sweetness on the finish with nice acidity.

Pairings: Seafood, grilled fish, spicy Asian food.

Style: White Wine

Grape Type(s): Chenin Blanc

Region: Anjou (Loire Valley), France

Price: $17

Get Hitched at Taco Bell for 600 Bucks

Get Hitched at Taco Bell for 600 Bucks

Taco Bell-themed wedding in Vegas – that’s what some couples will be calling a marriage made in heaven (pun intended). Through a partnership with pop-up wedding planner, Flora Pop, Taco Bell will be offering a whole wedding package couples can order right off the menu at its chapel, Las Vegas Strip Cantina, opening this summer. […]

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The Absolute Best Texas Style Beef Chili

The Absolute Best Texas Style Beef Chili

I’ve been using my “Beef Chili for a Crowd” recipe for as long as I can remember. It’s flavorful, a bit spicy and feeds an army. I never saw a reason to use a different recipe until I judged a chili competition when this elderly gentleman made the absolutely best Texas-style chili I’ve ever had. […]

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Vital Dining in Montclair

Vital Dining in Montclair

Last week, I was invited to come try Chef Kwame Williams’ contemporary Jamaican/Caribbean dishes at Vital Dining in Montclair, NJ. Chef Williams and his sisters/business partners, Nataki and Kanika, provide warm, welcoming hospitality and a menu that’s friendly for carnivore, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diners.  About Chef Williams and Vital After graduating from the […]

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2013 Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Blanc Cuvee Saint Vincent

Floral, citrus nose on this French Chardonnay. The palate of this medium-bodied wine is rich with peach, ripe apple and Meyer lemon flavors. Creamy texture with nice minerality. This is the entry-level Chardonnay by this prestigious wine house and at $16, it’s not only a nice example of French white Burgundy, it’s a very good […]

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Linguine with Clams and Confit Garlic Sauce

Linguine with Clams and Confit Garlic Sauce

I was watching an old episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate – SAUCED last weekend where Chef Michael Psilakis talked about the linguine and clam sauce at Don Peppe in Queens, NY (watch the mouth-watering episode here). That’s basically all I could think of this whole past week so I decided to try […]

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Baked Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Baked Pepperoni Pizza Dip

We were just going to order pizza while watching the “big game” since it was just the two of us, but then I decided to make the next best thing – pepperoni pizza dip!! The dip would be great with potato chips but I served it with toasted baguette slices. You’ll want a sturdy vessel […]

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2013 Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2013 Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Fruity, spiced nose, bright red in the glass. The palate of this medium-bodied wine is rich with cherry/tart berry flavors and some peppery notes. Smooth, silky texture and a slightly-peppery finish. This wine is a blend of grapes from blocks of Ken Wright’s best single vineyard sites. Pairings: Roasted poultry, grilled salmon, mushroom risotto. Style: […]

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Baked Feta Cheese Dip

Baked Feta Cheese Dip

I love any type of baked cheese dip. I’d been fortunate enough to find Dodoni brand Feta cheese at my local grocery store a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it as part of a Greek salad, but I had a lot left that I wanted to be sure to use. Since the “big game” […]

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9th Annual Crystal Springs New Jersey Wine & Food Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the 9th annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort, taking place March 31 – April 2. This year, we are excited to announce that one of the most celebrated chefs in the world, Daniel Boulud, will be the Guest of Honor. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation and its mission to celebrate, […]

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