Archives for February 2015

Schweiger Vineyards Reviewed – The Best in Napa?

If you love Napa wines, especially the vineyards on Spring Mountain, you’ve probably been to Pride, Keenan and many others.  If you go the other way up through Napa Valley, you’ve probably done Mayacamas, Joseph Phelps and even Jarvis.  Although each has an amazing selection with unique flavors, there’s one wine that stands above the rest in our house.  That’s Schweiger Vineyards.

Last October I got to make a voyage to their vineyards (not even knowing I had been drinking their wines for years already).  We were met by a wonderful woman named Erin who walked us through the wines, did our tasting and made the experience perfect.  You can drink incredible glasses while looking over a beautiful vineyard and even get to meet a couple of wine dogs laying beside the patio.  They’ll bring you cheeses and meats while you watch the sunset and then you can top off with another worldclass wine to create the ultimate Napa experience.

If you haven’t been to Schweiger, call them now and ask for a tour with Erin Flanagen.  You won’t regret it.  So how did I get hooked even before going to the vineyard?  Simple, Schweiger wines have been a part of my life since college.

I discovered this when I started looking through all of my photos over the years.  Here are some of them below.  (As a heads up, I only have one photo of the older bottles.  You can’t really see the larger bottle label in some of the others.)

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The Best Tater Tots Recipe Ever! – Easy to Make

I’ve officially killed the tater tot for you.  If you ever try one of the ones below, you won’t be able to look your old tots in the eye again.  Trust me, they are that good!  What’s even better, they’re easy to make as well!  But before you get into this recipe, remember to click on the Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest share button because when you finish reading, you’ll be ready to cook and might forget!

Ok, are you ready?  Here we go!

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Meringue Cookies Recipe

So I saw that meringue cookies only have roughly 30-35 calories (you’ll have to fact check yourself).  I had never made meringue before, but I was inspired and had an idea to make a really cool assortment of Valentine’s themed meringue cookies.  The first batch I tried to make was a serious failure, but the reason is that I didn’t know to keep blending the ingredients more.  I stopped when it was almost at soft peaks and gave up.  Don’t let this happen to you.  The end result is absolutely worth it!

Anyways, valentine’s meringue cookies are super fun, cute and really easy.  It’s a bit boring waiting for the egg whites to turn into meringue, but the payoff is worth it.  Below you’ll find step by step instructions as well as pictures for exactly what they should look like each step of the way.  If you get creative, you could make meringue cookies for any holiday like Christmas, Hanukah, Easter and others.

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Chocolate, Strawberry & Whipped Cream Cups – Easy Recipe!

Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make something up that is fun, easy and special for you and the one you love.  This recipe is super fun and super easy.  It’s to make a chocolate, whipped create and strawberry cup.  This one is soo easy (I made it up and didn’t even screw it up) so you can do it too and pretend to be a professional pastry chef!

What’s even better?  The recipe is easy and takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish.  So lets get cooking!  strawberry and cream pastry cups [Read more…]