Celebrate Peanut Butter Fudge Day!

This is the USA, and we have a day celebrating nearly everything, including Peanut Butter Fudge.  So in honor of National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, here is a great recipe and the story of how it came to be a family favorite back in 1986. That autumn, John’s paternal grandmother traveled with John, myself, Robby […]

Blissful Days: Happy Pecan Pie Day!

Welcome to our new series Blissful Days! We’re going to give you an excuse to pop open that bottle of champagne on a Tuesday night or indulge in dessert while on your “diet”. Today, we are going to celebrate Pecan Pie Day! This is a great first celebration since Judi makes a mean Pecan Pie […]

Bearnaise Sauce

Bearnaise Sauce 37 years ago this month, John and I were married.  (Yes, the groomsmen stylishly wore baby blue tuxes.)  One of the wedding gifts that has been most used over the years is the cookbook, Joy of Cooking, a bastion of clear instructions for mostly complicated cooking.  The 2 most prepared recipes in my […]

Quick Chicken Saute

Great wine should always be paired with great food. Here is a recipe for chicken and rice that is a favorite at our house. Quick, delicious and so easy that even John can execute it! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Quick Chicken Saute over Rice  (Serves 2) Start cooking the rice.  […]

Pork Szekely

Growing up near Cleveland, Ohio, I was exposed to many tasty ethnic classic dishes, including Pork Szekely.  With the cold weather upon us, I was ready for a warm, filling dish that I could throw in the oven on my lunch hour and that would greet my husband’s arrival home with delicious aromas. My Pork […]

A Thanksgiving Turducken

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! On this day of celebrating our blessings with friends and family, it is traditional to serve turkey. The turkey is a humble bird, probably because it was edged of the competition as our national bird. Benjamin Franklin proposed the turkey for consideration as our nation’s icon, but happily for us, the bald […]

Savory Pork Chops

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we can’t help first raising a glass to “the other white meat”. This pork chop recipe is a big hit with our family, and I’m sure that yours will agree. One question though, will you pair it with an Eckert Estates Ensemble or an Eagle Ridge Petite Sirah? Regardless of […]