Food & Wine

Holiday Season Series – Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

It’s that time of year again and the day you take down the Halloween garb it’ time to start focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas and that means cooking and usually for a larger audience than usual. For those of us that do it every year, we’re always looking to do something a little different, shake Read More …

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Finishing the Game – The Glass to Shape the Occasion

Aalst Santa Clause has punched the clock and booked his ticket to the Caribbean for the off season, the yule logs are now smoldering ashes, and the any remaining Egg Nog has gone bad. Also the season of obligatory Christmas parties and counting the hours until the fish/relatives/in-laws leave, has come to an end. However Read More …

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Cigars and Bourbon – A Match Made in Dude Heaven

As time goes on I’ve found that I have less and less time to call my own. The kids are at that point where they may not need to watch over via helicopter, but too young to drive which means between practice, games, play dates, and school activities, not to mention jobs of our own, Read More …

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Boeuf Bourguignon – 3 Ways to re-raise Julia

In the film “Julie & Julia” the premise of the film was about a blogger that wanted to make every dish in the Julia Child cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and it seemed one of the points Nora Ephron really wanted to get across was how difficult it was to make these dishes Read More …

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One for the Vegetarians – A salad pairing

Well obviously, the theme for the last three months has been about seasonal outdoor cooking which in the Summer means BBQ, grilling, and of course, steaks. However, as we move on from the hot outdoor months to the cooling time of Fall we should also change our focus to carnivorian interest. So in the spirit Read More …

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Grilling the perfect summer steak and the wine to go with it

Now that Summer is here, it’s time to take the covers off the thrones, clean off the tongs, and start grilling again. There is nothing quite like gathering with some good family and friends over a good bottle of red, a prime cut of beef perfectly seasoned, and picturesque sunset. We may not be able Read More …