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out of town: linville falls winery

The next stop on our mountain adventure was to Linville Falls Winery. Linville Falls Winery is nestled near the Blue Ridge Parkway between Boone and Asheville…

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013 |  Original Post

How to Be the Perfect Holiday Party Guest

The holiday season is upon us – and as your inbox starts to become flooded with invitations to all sorts of social events, it is important to start thinking about holiday party protocol.   What do you wear? What do you bring the hostess? Whether ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: Dec 13, 2013 |  Original Post

Decadent Dark Chocolate Flourless Brownies

These are, without a doubt, the richest, darkest, most decadent brownies I've ever made. And yes, they're flourless. But while they are gluten-free, they are certainly not considered health food. These are, instead, considered sin food. Sinfully ...

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 |  Original Post

White Wine Kiwi-Apple Sangria

T’aint nothing better on a scorching summer’s day here in the San Fernando Valley than a couple of your closest girlfriends and a big pitcher of sangria. Because what else do women like to do but talk and drink lots of wine. We will, of ...

Blog: Mama's Gotta Bake
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 |  Original Post

White Wine Kiwi-Apple Sangria

T’aint nothing better on a scorching summer’s day here in the San Fernando Valley than a couple of your closest girlfriends and a big pitcher of sangria. Because what else do women like to do but talk and drink lots of wine. We will, of ...

Blog: Mama's Gotta Bake
Posted on: Jul 15, 2013 |  Original Post

Dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar

I went back to Spain last month. Not physically. I was here in Boston all along. But I was transported back to the place of my favorite vacation when I had dinner at Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar in Brookline, Mass. As some of you guys may ...

Blog: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Posted on: May 29, 2013 |  Original Post

Miami is Getting Piggy With It!

Cochon 555 rides into Miami this weekend!  It’s the fifth anniversary of the one-of-a-kind traveling culinary competition and tasting event, created to promote sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs. It’s going down this Sunday, ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: Apr 18, 2013 |  Original Post

Mango Chutney Chicken

I promised you a follow up recipe using this delicious Indian Mango Chutney.  I will be posting a curry in the future using this chutney as well.  But today’s dish is succulent Mango Chutney Chicken. My husband and I loved this ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Mar 09, 2013 |  Original Post

Polenta Lasagna

Polenta Pasticciata con Ragu di Carne, a dish from the Campania region of southern Italy. This is a polenta casserole with an typical Italian ragu di carne.  Polenta is made of coarse yellow cornmeal slowly cooked in water or stock until the ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Feb 18, 2013 |  Original Post

Sonoma Valley, Sonoma

Sonoma. We crossed pretty Golden Gate on a warm afternoon and drove with great winery suggestions from friends and colleagues including Gundlach Bundschu and Gloria Ferrer. The landscape and hues were serene and so easy to soak in. We loved the ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Feb 15, 2013 |  Original Post

Creamy Fettuccine with Shiitake & Porcini

A Daring Gourmet original, coming up with a name for this was super fun!  I finally arrived at something both poetic and whimsical.  What do you think? “Creamy Fettuccine with Shiitake and Porcini.”  (Shiitake is pronounced ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Feb 09, 2013 |  Original Post

Spaghetti With Chicken Bolognese

For a healthier and leaner alternative to red meat but still made in authentic Italian fashion, try this Chicken Bolognese.  Slow simmered with vegetables, herbs and white wine and finished with fresh basil and heavy cream, this sauce is full of ...

Blog: The Daring Gourmet
Posted on: Feb 06, 2013 |  Original Post

Guest Post: Tips for a Girl’s Night In

Once in a while, I am sure you feel the need to let your hair down and go out! But other times you might wonder whether it’ll actually be fun and worth all the effort to head out to the local bars. Whenever you feel like that, choose to have a fun ...

Blog: Eat and Sip in the City
Posted on: Jan 15, 2013 |  Original Post

Tug Hill Vineyards, Lowville, New York

Established in 2007, Tug Hill Vineyards is owned and operated by Michael and Susan Maring. Their first vintage was released in Spring 2011 and they now offer more than 12 wines. There is five acres at the vineyard for blueberries picking and ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Aug 01, 2012 |  Original Post

Italian White Wine Spritzer Recipe

I have not been shy about my love for wine spritzers, to sip just about everywhere I go. There are so many different ways to make it. So I thought, why not ask an expert their version of the perfect combo. Here’s a wine spritzer recipe from ...

Blog: Eat and Sip in the City
Posted on: Jul 17, 2012 |  Original Post

Calnaturale convenient cartons of wine

Summer is all about getting out and being active and social. It is also definitely about sipping cocktails, wine, and beers too. Calnaturale has you covered with wine options, since they offer wine packaged perfectly for those on the go. Their ...

Blog: Eat and Sip in the City
Posted on: Jun 21, 2012 |  Original Post

Panza, North End, Boston Revisited Dinner

Graduation season was in full swing and as a result every restaurant in the North End had exponential waiting time, with or without with reservations. Even Mike’s Pastry had a line out the door and down the corner. The longest line we … ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Jun 04, 2012 |  Original Post

No Alcohol Allowed!

One of my most routine “awkward moments” occurs frequently when I’m out with friends, especially new friends.  We’re all gathered around a table at our favorite watering hole and the server comes over to get drink orders.  ...

Blog: Jewel's Fab Life: Fashion, Fun and Everything Fabulous!
Posted on: May 15, 2012 |  Original Post

Bakery Lane’s Joy Kitchen, Playa del Carmen

Bakery Lane’s Joy Kitchen is an adorable business which sells teas (Teavana),  moderately priced wines and some pastries. L- An adorable sheep table scape with wine. R-Mango juice and berries smoothie for $3 USD. (A majority of the the fruits ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Apr 16, 2012 |  Original Post

Andolini’s, Andover

Andolini’s is a moderately priced Italian restaurant in Andover Center. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the candlelit lounge and the spacious wood bar. The twinkle lights in the dining room set the merry atmosphere. The menu has a great ...

Blog: BakingMeHungry
Posted on: Mar 12, 2012 |  Original Post

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