Happy Summer Friends! We apologize for our lack of new recipes. We have been traveling a TON (which is great) but we are so happy to be home and back in the kitchen!
We are thrilled to share one of our favorite summer recipes with you on National Lobster Day! Pan Seared Scallops with Parmesan Risotto and Lobster Sauce. We have to warn you, it might be a bit tricky to make but it is SO worth it.
CALLING ALL PINOT NOIR FANS! Located just a few steps off the Sonoma Plaza, WALT Wines is the hidden gem you won't want to miss.
Our recommendation: Take part in the Root 101 Tasting where you will sip, taste, and compare the flavors of their vast portfolio of Pinots as well as delicious customized small bites.
Valley of the Moon Winery (at the Madrone Estate) is one of the oldest operating vineyards in Glen Ellen. Located just 5 miles above the Sonoma Plaza, Valley of the Moon Winery makes incredible Pinot Blancs, Pinot Noirs and an unoaked Chardonnay that is not to be missed. Now, with a new chef and one of the best food pairings in the area, it is an ideal spot for wine country newbies and locals alike.
STANLEY WAKE UP! IT'S PRETZEL DAY! Pardon our Office reference but we are always excited to celebrate National Pretzel Day!
Growing up in Philadelphia, soft pretzels were a must at any gathering or celebration. Nowadays, tons restaurants have caught on and are adding these fan favorites to the menu. Whether served with spicy mustard or warm cheese dip, soft pretzels are always the answer.
Spring is in full swing! Well, at least here in the Bay Area (sorry East Coast friends).
There is nothing better than creating colourful cocktail filled with fresh fruit from the garden.. or from Trader Joe's.
Coming to you all the way from Scranton PA, what could beet our latest cocktail? No seriously though, The Schrute Farms is a beet based cocktail with just right amount of earthy sweetness to complement its whiskey counterpart.
Spring has officially sprung and there is no better place to celebrate the season than Sonoma. With so much to see and do, we are here to help you plan your wine country visit by sharing some of our favorite go-to spots.
Hanzell Vineyards is perfectly situated on a hilltop at the toe of the Mayacamas Mountain Range and just 3 miles above the Sonoma Plaza. With cool breezes from the Petaluma wind gap, grazing sheep, and unique views of the Valley, Hanzell is the spring oasis you won't want to miss.
Springtime is quickly approaching and there is no better way to start off the season than to plan a trip to wine country! Located only 35 mins from the Golden Gate Bridge at the southern gateway to Sonoma Valley, Viansa is the ideal first stop.
Growing up in the Philly suburbs, Sunday's were for the birds. The Philadelphia Eagles that is! So what better way to root on team green in the SUPERBOWL than to make a massive mound of Philly Cheesesteak Nachos!
Loaded with steak, peppers, onions, and melty cheese this will be the only game day recipe you need!
LET'S GO BIRDS!
Toasted Ravioli is a dish that was made famous in St. Louis. As a STL native, this is one of Alec's favorite treats! Every time we visit we aren't in town 24 hours before devouring a batch.
These squares of perfection are typically made using meat filled ravioli. Despite it's name, "toasted" raviolis are actually breaded and deep fried :) For this recipe we used mini meat filled ravioli to create the perfect party appetizer.
While the weather in the Bay Area has been pretty perfect (per usual), we are both East Coast natives so we still have a couple cold weather traditions that we just can't give up. One of our favorite things to do in the winter is to cook up a big batch of homemade chili!
Happy New Year!
We are excited kick off 2018 with a cocktail recipe that has a real kick to it! If you couldn't guess from the name (Orange You Chili) this cocktail contains the perfect mix of citrus, spice, and Gran Centenario Tequila of course! We have a feeling this cocktail will keep you warm all winter long!
Baby it's cold outside!
However, if you are anything like us you've got the heat blasting, the fire on, and cozy blankets all around. So why not turn that boring old hot coco into a frozen boozy treat!
December 4th is National Cookie Day!!! While we will be baking and sharing cookies recipes all month, today we decided to share one of our go-to favorites.
We find that many christmas cookies take a lot of time and patience from the decorating and stencils to the special holiday ingredients. This recipe however is EASY PEASEY, which is honestly what makes it our go to! Also, wait until you taste them! :)
December is finally here - our favorite time of year! We are excited to kick off the holiday season with some sweet crowd pleasing cheer.
Trust us when we say this bark is so easy to make but so hard to resist. Perfect for holiday parties or to give as a gift. Are we rhyming?? What perfect timing! HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON Y'ALL!
Although fall is not officially over, it certainly feels like winter is coming! From the crisp chill in the air the over the top holiday decorations, everyone is ready to celebrate the season!
We decided to combine some of our favorite cold weather ingredients to create our newest cocktail recipe. The Sage Advice.
It's soup season!!! Eeekkk! There is literally nothing better than a bowl of homemade soup on a cold day. This Loaded Baked Potato Soup has so many rich flavors and topped to perfection with melty cheddar cheese and crispy bacon!
Apparently it's National Sandwich Day. AND it's Friday, AKA Treat yo' self! This Beer Battered Honey Chicken & Pickles Sandwich is the definition of comfort food. A mix of all the best things, beer, pickles, and fried chicken! #treatyoself
At the end of September we took a weekend Sonoma getaway to celebrate the 2017 Valley of the Moon Harvest Festival. While in town we made it a point to stop into Cline Family Cellars. Boy did we make the right decision! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to kick off the fall season.