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Summer Entertaining Simplified

Summer Entertaining Simplified

Entertaining in any capacity requires a certain skillset. There are so many things to worry about — the food, entertainment, décor… Add to that the special challenges that come with summer and it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the prospect of hosting any outdoor soirée. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Read more

Russian River History Part 2

Russian River History Part 2: From Fog to Sun

As we saw last time, the Russians ran into problems when they settled the far Sonoma Coast, on the beaches and benchlands near what is today called (in their honor) Fort Ross. In Russian River History Part 2, we’ll learn more about the challenges the Russian’s faced and their persistent efforts to try to keep their colony alive. Read more


Easy Italian: Crispy Parmesan Cups

You know the saying, “Presentation is everything?” Well, I can attest first-hand that there is so much truth to this. Crispy Parmesan Cups are an easy way to turn up the wow factor on pasta, risotto, or even a salad! Read more

Beachside dinner party- I love this easy, fun menu for entertaining!

Beachside Dinner Party

Is there anything better than tasting phenomenal wines and eating delicious fresh food while watching the waves crash against a gorgeous beach? We have a four-course menu (and tons of tips) for creating your own beachside dinner party. Read more

Rosemary and lime grouper

Grilled Whole Gulf Snapper with Rosemary and Lime

The thought of grilling a fish whole is one of those projects that can instill fear in the heart of a home cook. Fact of the matter is that it’s one of the easiest ways to enjoy fresh fish. This Grilled Whole Gulf Snapper with Rosemary and Lime is an easy “stretch project” for at-home chefs and really captures the spirit of summer eating. Read more