Pi Day Celebration >> Pair Your Pie with Wine!

Pair Your Pi with Wine

Pair Your Pi with Wine from The California Wine Club

Pi Day Celebration >> Pair Your Pie with Wine!

 Pi Day is March 14, 2019

During the holidays we were obsessed with the whole idea of pairing wine with holiday cookies so it should not surprise you that we now love The California Wine Club's idea of paring pie & wines. And what could be better than celebrating Pi Day with a slice (or two) of your favorite pies paired with the perfect wines! Continue Reading →

Dark Chocolate Wine Truffles Recipe – Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

Dark Chocolate Wine Truffles Recipe

We are always searching for the perfect little bite to satisfy our chocolate craving. And finally, today, just in time for Valentine's Day. we found this great dark chocolate wine truffles recipe on The California Wine Club. We particularly like this recipe because not only is it no bake, easy to make but it pairs perfectly with a a bold Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy! Continue Reading →

10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine’s Day

10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine’s Day

10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine's Day

10 Festive Love Potion Recipes for Valentine's Day

Looking for recipes for romance, to serve for Valentine's Day, for a simple romantic dinner or to compliment our Valentine's Day party ideas? Here are ten of our favorite love potion recipes. Just click the picture to be taken directly to the recipe.
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Mardi Gras Party Food and Drink

Mardi Gras Party Food and Drink

Mark your calendars for Tuesday March 5, 2019

Happy Mardi Gras!!

You can't throw a Mardi Gras bash without food and especially a cocktail or two.  We have all the party drinks and snacks you will need to make your guests feel like they are celebrating Fat Tuesday the real New Orleans way.  To throw an authentic Mardi Gras party you have to include the traditional King's Cake with the plastic baby doll surprise inside, whoever ends up with the baby has to throw next year's party.   How cute would it be to bake individual cupcakes with decorative picks or plastic babies on top as a new spin on King's Cakes!

The food and drinks don't have to stop when the party is over.  Send your guests home with personalized candy bar wrappers, or to go hurricane glasses filled with beads, coins and candies.  How cute would it be to use colorful Mardi Gras Lollipops as a decoration for a dessert bar or as edible name place cards for your guest.  The possibilities for Mardi Gras food and drinks really are endless –  just be festive and have fun!

Mardi Gras Food & Drink Recipes

Mardi Gras Food & Drink Recipes

Since we all know a great Mardi Gras party is centered around the food and cocktails here are some great Mardi Gras Food & Drink Recipes to spice up your celebration including recipes for jambalaya, gumbo, cajun burgers, fried okra, remoulade sauces, bourbon chocolate cake, and candied pecans.  Want a full proof way to prepare the perfect hurricane?  Pick up a package of  Pat O'Brien's Hurricane Cocktail Mix.

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Pair Your Favorite Holiday Cookies with Wine!

 5 favorite holiday cookies paired with wine, Pair Your Favorite Holiday Cookies with Wine

Pair Your Favorite Holiday Cookies with Wine

We are obsessed with this post on The California Wine Club's blog pairing wine with holiday cookies! From the opening line “Why should milk have all the fun?” to the fact that The California Wine Club actually has sound reasons for their suggested pairings, we were hooked. And then to reel us in, they created this great holiday cookie wine pairing chart. We are almost as impressed with this post as we are with their wine offerings.  How fun would it be to gift a plate of yummy homemade cookies with the perfectly paired wine or better yet, 3 months worth of wine (use code QUALITY10 thru the end 12.115.28 to get 10% OFF!) Continue Reading →

Festive, Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Festive Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Festive Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks >>Fruit Santa Hats or Grinch Kabobs | Cocktails in Mini Moscow Mule Mugs | Christmas deviled eggs on a devil egg tray | Macaroni & Cheese in Mini Martini Glasses | Fully loaded mini baked potatoes | Shrimp in an Asian soup spoon

Festive, Easy to Make Holiday Party Snacks

Preparing festive holiday party snacks does not mean you need to devote hours and hours in the kitchen. Plus, if you take our advice, you will not only save time, you will save money because you are portion controlling your food. The key is investing in some fun serving pieces like mini cocktail glasses, mini moscow mule cups, and even some ceramic Asian spoons you can use over and over again. Once you have a few of these basics, you can make the simplest of foods look festive and elegant. We have also checked, and all the serving piece suggestions we mention here are still available for delivery before Christmas although you may have to pay a little extra for expedited delivery. Many of the items are available on Amazon Prime. If, by chance you do not currently have an Amazon Prime Membership, today is the day to sign up for an  Amazon Prime FREE 30 Day Trial Membership. Included with your membership is FREE 2-Day shipping and in certain areas you may even be eligible to qualify for  receive FREE Same-Day Delivery on qualifying orders over $35! (Plus, so much more!)  Continue Reading →