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The Relentless Pursuit of Beauty

June 19, 2010 by  
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I had the distinct pleasure of meeting innovative Las Vegas artist A.D. Cook when I attended a charity event last year where his work was being featured. I had just entered the room and immediately the sensual image of a nude young woman with her back to the camera perched on an easel in the […]

I Hate Brussel Sprouts Casserole

May 8, 2010 by  
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This is how Mom got us to eat brussel sprouts! She would also pour this over baked potatoes for a quick, yummy, and oh yes-fattening side dish. Note: My mother is not a health nut! Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 10oz bag of Brussel Sprouts (cooked until tender and drained) ½ jar of cheese whiz (Feel free […]

Grandma D’Angelo’s Stuffed Mushrooms

May 8, 2010 by  
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 This is one of those dishes that is a must when my family gets together. If my older brother is in attendance, we make extra, so we can all have some too! These mushrooms are great as an appetizer or a side dish (perfect with steak). My mother also uses the stuffing on salads, casseroles, […]

Chocolate Éclair Crepes

May 8, 2010 by  
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My mother has wowed many guests over the years by serving these crepes for dessert. They are a small labor of love but well worth it! I love to pair them with a Port or a nice late harvest wine. Ingredients for Fluffy Crepes: 3 eggs separated ¼ cup all purpose flour 1 cup milk […]

Going Home: The Wine and Dine Edition

May 8, 2010 by  
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Going Home: The Wine and Dine Edition.

The passion for both food and wine was instilled in me by my family from the moment I entered the world, so it made perfect sense that on my recent trip to Denver I made plans to wine and dine the family. I told everyone that one night of the week was mine for the planning…oh yeah, and come hungry and thirsty! I tried to use local Colorado product, support small businesses when available, introduce my family to new flavors, and of course the fresher the better.

Rocky Mountain Fiesta

May 3, 2010 by  
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I recently spent some time with my family in Denver, which includes my Dad and his wife, my four brothers and sisters, their significant others and two baby nieces. My family is spread out all over the country so it is rare that all five siblings end up in the same place at the same […]

Music to my Palate

April 28, 2010 by  
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Inspired by www.DrinkNectar.com (@nectarwine on Twitter and www.facebook.com/drinknectar ) Link to original post… http://drinknectar.com/2009/11/23/my-rock-n-roll-wine-list/ When I read Josh’s post on pairing wine with Rock-n-Roll, I thought it was a brilliant idea. He was actually inspired as well. See his blog for more details on that. My own feelings of inspiration got me thinking, as I […]

Bringing Spice to Your Life

April 23, 2010 by  
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As my plane lands in Denver I already hear Savory Spice Shop beckoning to me from it’s home on 1537 Platte Street. I never leave Denver without my carry-on luggage stuffed full of fresh spices and some of their Mayan Cocoa (Dutch cocoa, chili peppers, cinnamon and vanilla). This particular trip I was also planning […]

Discovering Zin

April 7, 2010 by  
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I am a shameless fan of Zinfandel! It all began with my twin sister, who considers herself the unofficial “Ambassador of Zin”. Anyone who knows her has heard her speak of the plight of Zinfandel, which she believes is an unappreciated grape, deserving of greater recognition among the general populace of wine drinkers. The truth […]

My Recent Love Affair

April 7, 2010 by  
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My Recent Love Affair (For: AquaCabana Magazine) The best part of my job running a wine bar, besides meeting some of the coolest people in Vegas, is tasting wines from all over the world. Every week I discover a new wine that has me shouting from the rooftops, “This is the new wine love of […]

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