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Category Archives: Recipes and Cooking

Matching wine and food has never been so simple with these recipes. A bevvy of easy-to-make dishes: Appetizers, sides, mains and decadent desserts.

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

Sliced pizza

A Homemade Grilled Pizza Party

What better way to celebrate summer than with a pizza party? Our friend Katie Meyers ups the ante with a Homemade Grilled Pizza that turns up the heat on flavor while keeping your kitchen nice and cool. Read more

Grilled Romaine Salad and White Wine

Grilled Romaine Salad

While planning for a recent pizza party, we wanted to serve a stress-free side dish that was a total crowd-pleaser and fit into each guests’ dietary restriction. Another big criteria was that we didn’t want it to take away from the excitement of our homemade make-your-own personalized pizzas. This Grilled Romaine Salad satisfies all these requirements while delivering a one-of-a-kind flavor experience. Read more

Red Wine Caramelized Pork Belly

Red Wine Caramelized Pork Belly

It’s time for more pork! This time, we’re making a deliciously fatty, savory pork belly —the cut of meat used to make bacon. Pork belly is incredibly tasty (in small doses, only, please) and a bit of a food darling in a lot of major restaurants right now, especially given it’s importance in Asian and Latin cuisines. It takes a bit of time both to source and to cook at home, but the end result is completely worth it. Read more

This stuffed and rolled pork tenderloin may not be strictly traditional, but it takes all of its inspiration from Italian cuisine. Butterflied and filled with layers of sage and rosemary pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese and prosciutto, then rolled up and roasted to juicy perfection. #recipe

Prosciutto, Mozzarella & Sage Pesto Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

I’m excited to be participating in the Pork and Pinot series that La Crema is hosting this summer.As we move into the season for casual entertaining – think afternoon BBQs and long evenings around the picnic table – it’s a good time to stockpile easy, crowd-pleasing recipes that pair perfectly with juicy, light-bodied Pinot Noirs. A terrific stuffed pork tenderloin fits the bill nicely. Read more