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boozy pomegranate cider

Boozy Pomegranate Cider & My Favorite Reads

The holidays rolling around means crazy times ahead for most of us. There are presents to be bought and wrapped. Holiday parties to throw and attend. Decorating and Christmas trees and cookie baking and story telling. At the end of the day we are all going to need a little time to relax and recharge. I, personally, love a warm…

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Enjoy a delicious glass of Mercer Canyons Wines

Mercer Canyon Red Blend As you know, I am always on the hunt for a really good bottle of red wine.  I recently came across a great tasting moderately priced red blend wine by Mercer Canyons.  This wine is the perfect mix of reds using 90% Merlot and 10% Syrah that are fermented separately and then brought together into a…

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pumpkin biscotti

Making a delicious pumpkin biscotti

During this time of year I am always looking for a new ways to use pumpkin because I usually have some left over from seasonal holiday baking.  So I figured if I can put pumpkin into items like bread, rolls and pie why not put it into a pumpkin biscotti.  After a few attempts at the breakdown of a recipe…

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Parmesan Tomato Basil Soup

A great soup recipe for the cool fall and winter days. This Parmesan Tomato Basil Soup takes the classic tomato basil soup up a couple notches and is fantastic! Soups can sometimes seem to be labor intensive, but they are so good and you’ll instantly taste the difference between homemade and canned and you won’t want to go back. I…

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wine lovers

5 Perfect Gifts For Wine Lovers That Isn’t Wine

Im not ashamed to admit that I have quite the love affair with wine. I consider it one of my life’s goals to find as many great wines as possible. Over the years I’ve progressed from only liking sweet wine wines to liking more and more red wines. My goal is going fairly well and it’s an endeavor I hope…

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butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup with Cider Cream

Fall is in the air which means it’s time for delicious soups. Butternut squash soup is one of my favorites. Sometimes the recipes look a little time consuming, but they are always worth it. I’m sharing this delightful recipe because it includes a cider cream which is amazing! Prep time for the soup should probably take about 15 minutes. Peeling butternut squash…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Biscotti

Pumpkin Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

In the fall everywhere you go weather its a coffee shop, restaurant or grocery store it seems like everyone is adding pumpkin spice to their products.  If you love pumpkin spice then this is your favorite time of year. I am not usually a fan of everything pumpkin, but I know several people who are, so I created a very…

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Make Time To Mangia During Dinner with Bertolli

Enjoying an authentic Italian meal in Florence. Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Bertolli Frozen Meals. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Bertolli Frozen Meals. Spending time in Italy this summer gave me a whole new understanding of how to enjoy a meal with family and friends. Mealtimes are not…

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Triple Chocolate Biscotti

Triple Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

If you’re looking for the perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of coffee, then look no further than the Triple Chocolate Biscotti.  I enjoy the Triple Chocolate biscotti with my coffee in the morning but the biscotti I was finding in the store were always so rock hard that you would break a tooth trying to eat them.  That is why…

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apothic inferno

The wine with the soul of a whiskey Apothic Inferno

In September, I heard that Apothic wines was releasing a new wine call Apothic Inferno, where red wine meets whiskey.  Being that this is two of my favorite things to drink I quickly went on a hunt to see if I could find a bottle of this wine.  I finally found it at one of my favorite stores in Lansing,…

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