All of my food and wine pairings strive to find balance between the four taste regions on your palate: Sweet, sour, bitter and salt. The lemon on the chicken will bring bitter and sour to the party. To offset these flavors we need sweet and salt. The chicken stock/broth is […]

$30 Wine+Food Pairing: Lemon Rosemary Chicken & 2010 Cycles Gladiator ...

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Day 3 of the NFL draft meant Day 3 of “meat-a-palooza”. Today’s protein was chicken. This recipe is a good one to pull out during grilling season for larger groups because it’s so easy, yet so tasty. The combination of sweet, sour, bitter and salt comes together with a nice […]

Meat-a-palooza Day 3: Guinness Marinated Chicken

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INGREDIENTS 1 LB sliced andouille sausage or other smoked sausage 2 to 3 TSP vegetable oil 6 cups chicken broth 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup Canola oil or olive oil 1/2 cup flour 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 red bell pepper, chopped […]

Sausage & Shrimp Gumbo

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. . Strawberry and Almond Spinach Salad INGREDIENTS 1 LB baby spinach leaves, washed 1/2 cup sliced green onions 1/3 cup slivered almonds, drizzled with honey and slightly toasted 1 cup sliced strawberries 2-3 TBSP chopped fresh dill INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup sugar or […]

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