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Rosé Berry Betty

Rosé Berry Betty

↓ Jump To Recipe I present to you the Rosé Berry Betty. A dessert that's like a crumble, but has the streusel topping in the middle as well as on top. Mind. Blown. It's the prefect blend of fruit, rosé, and streusel. What's not to love about this dessert? I really...

Lemon Chicken Skewers with Reduced Balsamic

Lemon Chicken Skewers with Reduced Balsamic

These lemon chicken skewers are great for just 1 or 2 people, but can also be scaled for a crowd, and they can be made ahead! I love easy dinners. Better yet, I love easy dinners that I can make ahead of time and then put on the grill whenever people are ready to eat....

Easy Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Easy Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Pulled Chicken. It's summer and that means one thing in terms of dinner. Barbecue. It's just American, right? Sweet Corn. Chicken. Steak. Ribs. Pulled Pork. Hot Dogs. Brats. Veggie Burgers (sorry this is the wrong post for you if you are vegetarian, but feel free to...

Curry Beurre Blanc with Grilled Salmon

Curry Beurre Blanc with Grilled Salmon

Adding curry to a classic beurre blanc really helps to brighten up your dinner routine! And I promise, that Beurre Blanc is not difficult to make. The base of any beurre blanc will be thyme (fresh if you can get it, but dried will be fine too), shallots, white wine...

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

This sauce is really the best. Truly. Add it to shredded chicken breasts (or a store bought rotisserie chicken for something easy and quick) and put it on a hamburger bun for the greatest chicken sandwich, add it to grilled corn for a little "extra" touch. It's quick...

Wine Review: Sumarroca Cava Reserve D.O.

Wine Review: Sumarroca Cava Reserve D.O.

It's Cava a Big Deal Time for another review and a bit more info about Spanish wines. (Yay, Spain!) In case you missed my last wine review, I talked about Spanish Rioja and one of the aging categories (Crianza) and the types of grape varietals that are in the blend....

Experiences

Great for: Date Night Bachelorette Parties Family Gatherings Happy HoursGet in the kitchen, and stay a while.  There's a reason why they say that the kitchen and the table are the heart of the home. It's where the most laughter is shared and the most memories are...

March 2021 Menu

March 2021 Menu

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The BEST Croutons

The BEST Croutons

Buttery, Crunchy but not too crunchy, and great with just about any flavor you put with them. And most likely, you have the main ingredient in your house already... Hotdog buns. They make the best croutons! I can have a love-hate relationship with croutons in all...

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a time-old classic. Similar to classic movies, I've seen it redone just about every which way. Just about every spin on it though seems to send the same message - rich, comforting, and warming. You can make this soup elegant and refined as I've...

Shrimp Curry Soup with Seasoned Naan

Shrimp Curry Soup with Seasoned Naan

The following recipe was inspired by Food & Wine Magazine's latest edition (January 2021) which is all about "sopping." I absolutely loved the editor's note about how he came across a woman in a grocery store who was asking him what naan was and how to use it. He...

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Grillo: Sicilian White Wine

Grillo: Sicilian White Wine

This Grillo from L'arca was the first bottle of wine I tried from Martha Stewart Wine Co. Sicilian White Wines You Need to Know: Grillo We’ve already done a post about an intro to Sicilian reds, covering Frappato, a native red grape. Later this month I will also be...

Pound Cake Bites – The Best Accident

Pound Cake Bites – The Best Accident

These accidental pound cake bites came about because it's The Somm Chef's birthday month, my birthday month, and the anniversary of Ian and I moving down to FL (and sort of the anniversary of The Somm Chef inception). In short - September of last year was quite the...

Intro to Napa Chardonnay: Chateau Montelena

Intro to Napa Chardonnay: Chateau Montelena

Chateau Montelena may not be a name you're too familiar with. However, you may have heard of the movie "Bottle Shock" with all-star cast Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, and Bill Pullman. This film is (loosely) based around the blind tasting in 1976 called the Judgement of...

Carbonara with Pancetta: Go To Weeknight Meal

Carbonara with Pancetta: Go To Weeknight Meal

Carbonara is an awesome meal for those nights when you don't feel like cooking and when you're out of groceries. Bon Appétit says that it's the perfect "no food in the house" dinner, and I completely agree. So what is Carbonara? Carbonara is an egg-based sauce that...

Truffle Pasta Dough

Truffle Pasta Dough

Truffle pasta may sound like a lot of work, but I promise it's actually quite easy. And no - you don't need a stand mixer, or a food processor, or even a pasta machine to make it! You can use those things, of course, but not required. The thing I love about homemade...

Alexander Valley Cabernet : Jordan 2008 Wine Review

Alexander Valley Cabernet : Jordan 2008 Wine Review

Alexander Valley may not be the first place you think of when you hear "California Cabernet Sauvignon." Typically, one's mind most naturally thinks of Napa Valley. However, today we are going to take a look at an exceptional winery in Alexander Valley, in Sonoma...

Peruvian Chicken Skewers and Basil Chimichurri

Peruvian Chicken Skewers and Basil Chimichurri

These Peruvian chicken skewers have a bit of a back story. In October I'm cooking for some amazing clients. They booked me for their wedding weekend to prepare and serve food at their home for three different days: a wedding kick-off evening, breakfast and lunch for...

Girls Getaway Weekend & The Somm Chef

Girls Getaway Weekend & The Somm Chef

Hi, Everyone! I am so excited to announce something that I've been working on with the Rosemary Beach Foundation and Hidden Lantern Bookstore. What is Girls Getaway? I am teaching a class for Girls Getaway weekend which happens every Super Bowl weekend. Girls Getaway...

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Chicken chili can sometimes take the back seat to the classic beef chili, but I'd like to propose a recipe to counter even the best beef chilis out there (sorry, mom!). Not that it will replace them - after all, there's a time for chicken chili and a time for beef...

Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo: How They Differ

Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo: How They Differ

I am pretty excited about this Barbera post because I think there's a ton of confusion about Barbera. It's sort of pushed to the side and forgotten, seen as the "lesser" sister from the famous land where big brother and sister, Barolo and Barbaresco (the King and...

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