Wine for Baking Cookies

The holidays are an extremely busy time of year for me, as they are for most. Between buying all the gifts, decorating, preparing for special Christmas Masses at church and attending all the kids’ activities, it can get downright stressful! As an Italian, I also have the tradition of baking Christmas cookies. Each year we do anywhere from six to eight to 10 different kinds, which takes hours of work.

#WineWednesday: Last Day of Summer…Looking to Fall

It’s #WineWednesday again and the last official day of summer. In the Central New York area, we’ve had a spectacular summer with hot, sunny weather. Even today, there is not a cloud in the blue sky and temperatures are soaring to 82. It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of summer but tomorrow, fallContinue reading “#WineWednesday: Last Day of Summer…Looking to Fall”

Pairing “Meatless” Monday Recipes with Wine

Every Monday, the hashtag #MeatlessMonday trends on Twitter. People share recipes and other healthy ways they limit meat. I do eat meat however I also enjoy lots of vegetarian dishes that incorporate beans and/or other protein sources. My famous eggplant parmesan has been shared on this blog before, and a nice Sangiovese or Valpolicella isContinue reading “Pairing “Meatless” Monday Recipes with Wine”