Wine Tasting with Barón Balch’é in Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico

Last weekend was my 40th birthday so to celebrate, my sister suggested that we go down into Baja California and visit the wine country of Valle de Guadalupe near Ensenada. I had visited other wine regions in the past, but I had yet to explore this region in Mexico and since I had heard great … More Wine Tasting with Barón Balch’é in Valle De Guadalupe, Mexico

Sweet Pea Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Frosting

As mother’s day approaches tomorrow, I’ve been looking at different recipes that sound like a great mother’s day brunch or tea food, since I love brunch and afternoon tea. I found a few things that sounded great, but these sweet pea cupcakes with swiss meringue frosting really stood out to me. They sounded so incredibly … More Sweet Pea Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Frosting

Broccoli and Pappardelle with Garlic Cannellini Bean Sauce

Last weekend my family and I decided to start a form of Weight Watchers together. My siblings and I were talking about how each of us weren’t happy with our current weight (I mean, Connell is three now so I can’t use the, “I just had a baby,” excuse anymore), so we decided that each … More Broccoli and Pappardelle with Garlic Cannellini Bean Sauce

Beef Filet Pretzel Sliders with Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce

The other night Bill and I made these beef filet pretzel sliders with horseradish sour cream sauce for dinner and my, oh my, were they good. The beef was so tender and the caramelized onions lent such a great flavor to the beef filets. I knew these were going to be good. At first, while … More Beef Filet Pretzel Sliders with Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce

Clementine and Pistachio Scones with Clementine Marmalade

We always have a bag of clementines sitting around our house and they usually go fast. My family tends to devour them. They’re a quick and sweet snack and my boys love how very easy they are to peel. So, when I thought about making some scones this afternoon, clementine scones sounded like a good … More Clementine and Pistachio Scones with Clementine Marmalade

Lemon Rosemary Baked Chicken with White Wine Pan Sauce

Last night I was co-hosting a wine and chocolate party at a girlfriend’s house so I had prepared the marinade for this lemon rosemary baked chicken dish and set it in the refrigerator for Bill so he would have something to make for dinner. Fortunately he decided to make a salad for dinner instead, so … More Lemon Rosemary Baked Chicken with White Wine Pan Sauce