Wine

Sangria Fruit Cobbler

June 25, 2013
Sangria Fruit Cobbler

&#^@%, we left the wine opener in Florida. I could have taken it as a sign. But I didn’t. Because it was almost 10am. And I was alone in the house with a bag of plums and a $6 bottle of wine that I was surprised to discover wasn’t a screw top. The odds… But [...]

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Raspberry Margaritas

August 1, 2011
Raspberry Margaritas

The night before a big barbecue, when I had a house to clean and a birthday cake and 4 other dishes to make, I was standing around my kitchen island with a notepad, shot glasses, and a bunch of bottles from the liquor cabinet. My to-do list for the party less than 24 hours away [...]

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174 bottles of wine on the wall

June 26, 2009
Wine bottles

174 bottles of wine… We’ve started on the second, and final, phase of our kitchen expansion and remodeling project. Goodbye 1970′s bar complete with smokey mirrors. Hello huge eat-in kitchen complete with cabinet space! We’ll be back later this summer! -XOXO

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Cabernet Burgers (Or Merlot. Or Shiraz…) Red Wine Burgers!

June 6, 2009
Red Wine Burgers

It’s the cornerstone of a good partnership. He grills. I bake. I fetch the utensils from the kitchen. He keeps a watchful eye over dinner, spatula in one hand, a cold bottle of his home brew beer in the other. We make a good team. And he makes a damn good burger. Grilling on the [...]

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Like two kids in a candy store

June 7, 2008
Galveston Candy Shop

I love summer; an admission that comes from someone who: 1) Is not a student or a teacher 2) Hates our Seventh-Circle-of-Hell-Hot weather 3) Has had one too many slices of chocolate cake to wear a bikini 4) Cowers in a corner in the fetal position after the electricity bill comes in Still, even in [...]

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Blackberry and Pinot Noir Glazed Meatballs

January 1, 2008
Blackberry and Pinot Noir Glazed Meatballs

My husband and I took on the title of “home vintners” some time ago and we bottled our first four wines last year: Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and a Port. We always considered ourselves “white wine people” but our reds won our hearts over rather quickly. Our Port is our baby – it’s produced [...]

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Have Wine. Will Drink.

August 19, 2007
Pinot Grigio

While we’re waiting on the pizza delivery guy to show up with dinner, Jason is enjoying a horrifically violent game on his new Xbox 360 (an early anniversary/thanks for the kitchen present) and I’m enjoying a glass of our first Pinot Grigio. What an evening The kitchen is coming along nicely – all the electrical [...]

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Seis de mayo

May 6, 2007
Margarita Cupcakes

Aka, “The Aftermath.” The bar is littered with empty Sauza and margarita mix bottles and the leftover fajitas and fixins tucked away safely in the fridge. No complaining about how much we (and by “we,” I mean “I“) drank or how poor the Rockets played last night – we got work to do! Jason and [...]

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