Just Tasted : 2014 Testarossa Pinot Noir Rose

We recently signed up for the wine club at Testarossa winery, after our first visit to their location in Los Gatos. One of the wines we picked up was this delightful 2014 Cuvee Los Gatos Pinot Noir Rose.  It’s not listed on their tasting menu, so if you go, ask them if it’s available to try. You will fall in love! The heart breaker to this story is they make a very

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Blood Orange Moscow Mules

My husband is a huge fan of Moscow Mules and usually gets one when we go out. The key ingredient is the ginger beer, which adds a fantastic kick to this drink. I’m addicted to the spicy flavor of ginger, so this drink has quickly become a favorite of mine as well! The other day, while grocery shopping, I stumbled upon blood oranges. Since we are on the tail end

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Motivation Mondays : Don’t Worry About Failures…

Happy Monday! When I was just starting out in the culinary world I was extremely afraid, especially about the chance of failing.  What I learned to start telling myself was to “do it afraid”. That it’s okay to be afraid, but it’s not okay to not do it, if it means not stepping out of my comfort zone.  I think that got me through a lot of things and because

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Just Tasted : 2011 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon

This weekend has be all kinds of perfect and one of those moments was when we opened up this yummy bottle to kick start the birthday “wine tasting” extravaganza. That’s right folks, this happens to be my birthday and what kind of birthday would it be without some note-worthy wines.  Well, actually the really outstanding wines are still in the cellar, waiting for some who-knows-what-occasion to open them. Along with the fact

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Just Tasted : 2013 Pierce Vineyards Albarino

On one of our most recent weekend getaways, we found ourselves exploring Monterey Bay, CA. While strolling around Cannery Row, we came upon this great little tasting room for Pierce Vineyards. Of course we couldn’t say no, so we headed on in. What sets this vineyard apart from the normal California vineyards is that they specialize in grapes commonly grown in Chile, Spain and Argentina. One of the bottles we

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Motivation Mondays : Good Things Come…

Happy Monday!! It is very true that good things come to those who patiently wait, but there’s also a time when you need to work hard, push through the trials and fears in order to get the amazing things life has to offer! Let’s make today the time that we work hard, never give up and get go the wonderful things life is waiting to give us.  

Sriracha Lime Chicken Skillet

In our house, we usually eat chicken 3-4 nights a week. I like that it’s easy to cook, healthy and a great source of protein for my husband. I say this, because at the beginning of 2015 he starting weightlifting and trying to eating better, which is fantastic for me! What girl doesn’t love a buff guy?  However, you can only eat chicken so many times before it becomes redundant

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Motivation Mondays : There are so many…

Happy Monday!! What things in your life make you happy?  For me it driving through the mountains or sitting by the ocean listening to the waves crash against the rocks. It’s relaxing by the fire with my husband and dogs with a great glass of wine. The list could go on, but it’s important to remember that it’s a choice to be happy and to be thankful with where you

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9 DIY Projects To Fall In Love With

I usually don’t decorate my house for Valentine’s Day, but these red hot DIY projects are about to change my ways.  I’m especially in love with the You + Me poster. I cannot wait to make this one for my husband and I.  It will fit perfectly in our office.  Let’s go get our craft on!   1. Fringed red hearts add the perfect touch of cuteness 2. This is the

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9 Cocktails to Sip on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. This is the time when love, hearts and all things red and pink begin to stirring in the air!  Whether you have a special someone to share this day with or not, these drinks are hard to resist and you will definitely find the desire to make more than one. Grab your cocktail shakers and get to work.  This day only comes once a year! 1. There

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