WINE: Pink & Delicious, From Sonoma Cutrer

Rosé wine consumption has exploded in the U.S. over the past several years. The wine has been growing and growing in popularity, replacing that “glass of white wine” in the hearts and hands of people who used to always sip on Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.     THE POPULARITY OF ROSÉ In fact, rosé outsells…
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RECIPE: Homemade Valentine Gift ~ Goat Cheese Bites

Here’s a delicious bite with a Valentine’s Day accent—although it’s a yummy bite any day of the year (photos #1 and #2). Whether for your own home or as a homemade gift, a cheese lover may be more appreciative of this gift than with empty-carb chocolate or homemade cupcakes. The recipe takes immerses cheese balls…
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FOOD FUN: Valentine Pita Chips Recipe & The History Of Pita

Stacy’s Pita Chips made these Valentine chips with their Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Chips. If you like the idea (and how can you not), you can use the same recipe, substituting graham crackers, shortbread or sugar cookies. You can buy Valentine-themed decorations on Amazon, at Wilton, or at baking supply stores and craft shops. We suggest making…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Tea With Roses

For a tea lover, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for a special gift: tea with rose petals. Teas are not only delicious to drink, they have no calories and are high in antioxidants. The photos show a two teas from one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. They, and the other teas listed…
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FOOD FUN: Heart-Shaped Potato Chips Recipe

[1] Heart-shaped potato chips tinted pink with beet juice (photo © In Erika’s Kitchen | Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Idaho® russet potatoes. Here’s more about russets (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [3] While any size cookie cutter can cut a heart from dough, you need a cookie cutter that’s narrow enough to cut a slice…
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