Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sonoma-Cutrer Wine with Dessert

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Most of the time on my site I have delicious desserts, however there are times when my husband and I like to sit down enjoy the dessert and a glass of wine.  This is a time where we get to talk without interruption and reconnect with each other.  A wine we were recently introduced to is Sonoma Cutrer.  Sonoma-Cutrer has been producing the finest quality wines since it opened as a vineyard company in 1973.  Its foundation is built in the hillsides and rocky foothills in the region recognized as the Sonoma Coast Appellation – this region experiences long, even growing seasons thanks to the cool, foggy coastal climate.  In the 70's, the company planted several different grape varieties and virtually overnight Sonoma-Cutrer’s Chardonnay grapes had gained a reputation for exceptional quality and were in high demand by many premium wineries. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mix it up Monday!


Welcome to Mix it up Monday!  I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend.  We love spending time with family and having some delicious food.  It's supposed to rain, but we're hoping it doesn't.  Right now I look forward to seeing what you'll be sharing this week.  Please share as many links as you'd like...the more, the merrier!  Wishing you all a safe & happy Labor Day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Squash Crostata


My dad gave me a squash...not just any squash; a squash that weighed 13.6 pounds!  He grows them every year although he's not quite sure what kind they are.  They're somewhat like a zucchini, but they really don't have any seeds, they're light orange inside and green on the outside.  I was eager to try it so I got right to work!  The first recipe I made I just chopped some up, added some sausage and cheese then baked it in the oven...nothing special, but that's what my daughter wanted.  I wanted more of a stuffed style so I cut a chuck off, filled it with chicken, bacon and gouda...scrumptious!  Then I made two desserts and froze the rest.  This Squash Crostata is a simple recipe, it tastes delicious and it's a great way to sneak some veggies into your diet.  Honestly, I never told my family it was squash in the desserts.  They tried it, thought it was fruit and I left it at that...if you don't tell, I won't either ;)