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Schmidt Grog

Rene’s Special Recipe ~ She used 2011 Zinfandel this year ~ Ingredients 4 cups apple cider 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon 1/4 cup honey 2 cinnamon sticks 1 orange, zested and juiced 4 whole cloves 3 star anise 4...

Snow Mac

Snow Mac This was one of our most popular dishes this year! We paired this dish with our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc   Ingredients 2 cups Rotini 3 Tbs butter 2 Tbs flour 1 1/2 cups milk 6 oz Longhorn colby Cheese 3 oz White Sharp cheddar Cheeese 2...

Pizza Casserole

~Pizza Casserole~ The food pairing for the release of our 2011 Zinfandel ?????????? Ingredients 2 cups Pasta 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 cup sliced pepperoni sausage 16 ounces...

Coronation Chicken

  ~Coronation Chicken~ The food pairing for the release of our 2012 Viognier   ?????????????????????? Ingredients   1 onion (finely chopped) 2 tsp. tomato puree 1 tsp. curry powder 1/2  lime or lemon (squeezed juice) 1 tsp apricot jam...

Artichoke Mushroom Lasagna

White wine adds delightful flavor to this hearty vegetarian entree. No one will miss the meat! Prep: 30 min Bake: 1 hr + standing Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 1 lb sliced baby portobello mushrooms 2 Tbsp. butter 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans...

Autumn Pumpkin Gingered Bisque

NOTE: If you roast your pumpkin beforehand, this soup comes together in less than 30 minutes so plan accordingly. To roast simply cut pumpkin in half, scrape out seeds (save those to roast separately) and lay cut side down; roast in a 400 degree...

Beef Rendang

Serve this aromatic Malaysian specialty with basmati rice or jasmine rice. It’s also great as a filling for pita or any other flatbread. For a less spicy dish, cut the amount of chilies in half. Ingredients: For the flavor base: 10 dried...

Beef Roulade in Syrah

Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs. bottom round, trimmed 1 large onion, small dice 2 large carrots, peeled and diced 2 stalks celery, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons garlic, minced ¼ lb. peppered, diced bacon Salt Black pepper ½ cup dry bread crumbs...

Broccoli and Red Pepper Quiche

Ingredients: 1 pound broccoli, cleaned and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces 1 medium onion 1/4 cup chopped red pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1 ready to use piecrust (bottom only) baked in quiche pan and cooled 4 eggs 3/4 cup cream 1 1/4 cups whole milk...

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