Category EAT

Pineapple Chicken Melt Sandwiches

The Pineapple Chicken Melt Sandwich is one of those things my mom made for us all of the time growing up.  It was an all-time favorite meal and now that I’m married, I make them for my husband, who is just as much in love with them as I am! The flavors of this sandwich are to die for, but I must warn you. There is dill in the recipe and I know

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Blood Orange Roasted Chicken

Just when I thought the Blood Orange season was over in California, Adam and I were wandering through our local Farmer’s Market last week and guess what I found?  A table piled high with glorious, juicy blood oranges! I’m pretty sure I trampled over some very sweet – very innocent people as I ran over to the table to get my hands on these little beauties. I apologize to you,

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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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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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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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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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Irresistible Paleo Cookies

I used to be a crazy health freak growing up, which I had my mom to thank!  However, when I went to Culinary School it became increasingly hard to keep up with that lifestyle. Let’s just say, their motto was, “fat is flavor”, and they definitely didn’t hold back on that fat!  Though I’ve learned to balance just how much fat should be consumed after those crazy butter ladened days,

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Just Tasted : 2012 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Merlot

For those of you who don’t know, I’m pretty much obsessed with wine!  However, for the last month we decided to cut out wine all together and sort of reboot our systems for the new year.  It’s been hard, yet the benefits have been really rewarding.  The other night we allowed ourselves a little break and decided to pop open this lovely little bottle.  The Napa Cellars Merlot is a great

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Avocado-Lime Chicken with Perfectly Steamed Rice

I saw this recipe the other day and immediately knew this was a match made in heaven.  Avocado anything is pretty dang good and I appreciate the simplicity of this recipe.  I’m usually attracted to complicated recipes with crazy ingredients, but then making them always sounds daunting these days.  Yes, even though I went to culinary school and spent all those year cooking intricate recipes, those recipes are not always fun to

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