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Do-It-Yourself Coconut & Lime Sugar Scrub

Do-It-Yourself Coconut & Lime Sugar Scrub

    Summer is here and the hot weather can do a number on your skin. Smooth out the dryness with this rich exfoliating sugar scrub. The natural oils in lime zest and the moisturizing coconut oil paired with sugar makes for an excellent all natural exfoliant and will leave your skin feeling rejuvenated. The fresh coconut lime fragrance […]

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A Family Recipe: CRN Nachos – Chips off the Old Block!

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A Family Recipe: CRN Nachos – Chips off the Old Block!

Chuck Horn delivers a family-treasured recipe for nachos that pair up great with wine and beer.

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The Real “Thunder from Down Under” is on its Way!

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The Real “Thunder from Down Under” is on its Way!

Raise your glasses, the real “Thunder from Down Under” is on it’s way! Think peas, corn, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, sun-kissed strawberries, Pacific Salmon and winter black truffles. This is the truest and most delicious sense of South Meets North there could be.

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Chef Piero’s Caponata Irene

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Chef Piero’s Caponata Irene

1 large onion, chopped fine 1 large celery stalk, chopped fine 1 large fennel stalk, chopped fine ¾ cup olive oil 3 large eggplants, unpeeled and cut into small strips 4 T crushed garlic 1 ½ T tomato paste 2 T capers 1 T sweet basil 1 T oregano 2 T lemon juice 1/3 cup […]

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Moscato Granita with Crème Fraiche

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Moscato Granita with Crème Fraiche

I rarely have those moments when I actually want to use the “OMG” expression, but this was one of those. I was testing a granita recipe using the Innocent Bystander sparkling Moscato and had frozen the wine in ice cube trays with sugar syrup on the side ready to test. I plopped an iced wine […]

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Chef Piero’s Polpette Di Carne

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Chef Piero’s Polpette Di Carne

1 lb Ground Beef 1 lb Ground Pork 2 cups Ricotta Cheese ½ cup Parmesan Cheese 1 ½ tsp Nutmeg 1 tsp Kosher Salt 2 Eggs ½ cup Pancetta- minced About 1 cup of flour for patties About ¼ cup of olive oil for sauce and searing patties For the Sauce: 6 Cloves of Garlic- […]

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Grilled Raspberry and Brie Sandwiches

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Grilled Raspberry and Brie Sandwiches

These sandwiches are great on their own served with soup or a salad on the side or make them and cut into bites to serve as an appetizer at your next party. 8 slices of sourdough, ciabatta or other hearty bread 8 slices of Brie cheese 4 tablespoons raspberry jam or preserves 4 tablespoons butter, […]

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The Beer Dessert

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The Beer Dessert

Alright, so I know Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you’re stressing out about what to do for your lady (or man)! You’ve cooked a nice romantic meal and you don’t bake… Not to worry though because I’ve got a great dessert idea to end your evening just right. A Beer Flo   Beer Floats […]

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“52 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day DIY

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“52 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day DIY

All the holiday fun has come to an end and New Year’s resolutions have been made to be a little more creative and maybe even save some money… Plus Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you’re starting to get worried about what to get for your significant other. Here’s a fun, creative way […]

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Chef Piero’s Orange Chicken Marmalade

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Chef Piero’s Orange Chicken Marmalade

(4) 6-8oz Boneless and Skinless chicken breasts 2 cups Fry Vineyard’s Organic Gewurztraminer 1½ cups orange marmalade 3 Tablespoons softened cream cheese 5 Tablespoons olive oil Sea salt or kosher salt and pepper to taste Directions: Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts and place in a large skillet. Add in olive oil […]

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Chef Piero’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Chef Piero’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

1 C. Graham Cracker Crumbs 1 C. Plus 1T Sugar 6 T. Butter melted 1 16 OZ. Pkg. Cream Cheese Room Temp 1 16 OZ can of Pumpkin 2 Eggs 2 C. Sour Cream 1 T. Cinnamon ¼ T. Nutmeg 1 T. Vanilla ¼ T. Ground Ginger 1/8 T. Salt Directions: Mix crumbs with 1 […]

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