Garlic goes with everything….pasta, butter, shrimp, steak, veggies and chocolate. Yes, you read that correctly, chocolate. I know I have mentioned this is posts from the past but one of my favorite memories as a child was attending the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. A garlic lovers paradise, you can try everything you can dream of with garlic, including garlic ice cream served in a cantaloupe bowl. I am telling you, the garlic ice cream is fantastic and even though it has been years since I have had it, I can still remember the taste.… Read the rest
If you are like me and get chocolate cravings while trying to “be good” and stick to a healthy eating regime, then I have the perfect snack for you. Inspired by a pin I saw on Pinterest from the blog, Got Chocolate, these sweet little nibbles will satisfy your craving without all the guilt.
With raspberries in season and Valentine’s Day around the corner, this simple snack can be whipped up in two minutes and enjoyed with a nice glass of wine.… Read the rest
There is nothing better than chocolate and wine and when I saw a recipe on Pinterest for a Barefoot Merlot Hot Fudge Sauce, needless to say, I was intrigued. This simple indulgence can be whipped up in minutes and you will absolutely love the end result.
Made with bittersweet chocolate, light corn syrup, granulated sugar, heavy cream, cocoa powder, sea salt and Barefoot Merlot, this sweet chocolate indulgence goes great with fresh berries or served over ice cream, brownies, or any other fresh fruit of your choice.… Read the rest
Apothic Red is one of my favorite wines and you will always find a bottle in my house. With intense fruit aromas and notes of rhubarb and black cherry, complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla, Apothic Red is certainly a crowd pleaser. Ever since I spotted the unique label at my local market a few years ago and decided to take home a bottle, it has been a beautiful love affair. I drink Apothic with everything and have gotten many of my friends hooked on this plush, full-bodied red blend.… Read the rest
Happy Friday! Today marks the 31st day of “my pinteresting life” and I wanted to celebrate with something sweet. Earlier this week, while looking for Super Bowl recipes, I saw a pin that featured 7 to-die-for dip recipes and one in particular caught my eye……S’mores Dip. This decadent sweet treat is courtesy of The Recipe Critic and I am thrilled to share it with you. Perfect for any occasion, this recipe is easy and beyond delicious.… Read the rest
Valentine’s Day is just weeks away and I wanted to share a fun and easy recipe that will satisfy your craving for sweet and salty and makes a great gift for that special someone. Nothing shows love more than making something and this delicious project is easy and fun for kids as well as adults. I adapted my recipe from the blog, Love From The Oven, which I found on Pinterest. The original recipe uses regular pretzels but I opted for Pretzel Crisps since they are always on hand in my kitchen.… Read the rest