Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Brie with Kahlua and Nuts

Here's a nice appetizer for your Thanksgiving Dinner.

1/3 c. nuts, chopped (pecans or walnuts)

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. Kahlua

3 tbsp. brown sugar

1 14-oz. round Brie

Combine first 4 ingredients

Place Brie in shallow baking dish, cover with mixture.
Bake at 325º for 8-10 minutes.
Serve with crackers

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Here is a fun idea for your fall get together

We were recently out for the day and had the opportunity to visit the Illinois River Winery in Marseilles, IL.  The tasting room was open and we decided to take the opportunity to sample some of the offerings.  We were not disappointed.

We had the chance to go through our tasting with Greg, the owner of the winery.  If anyone knows the wines it is him.  He made some suggestions and was willing to discuss any of the wines.  We had a number of favorites but I am going to discuss one in particular that would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

The wine I am talking about is their Hallowine.  It is an apple based wine spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg etc.  It is served warm to hot and is absolutely divine.  It retails for $14.00 per bottle and is well worth the price.  A great wine to serve before or after dinner.

There is a similar wine which is called Chateau St. Nik which is also an apple wine, but is spiced differently.  It contains a more cloves.  Also a very nice wine.

This is a local winery who has a number of great offerings.  As opposed to picking something nondescript from your local grocer, go a bit further and pick up something special for your special occasion.

If you have a favorite winery,  post a comment to let us know about it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Gift Idea

With the Holidays coming soon, it is always a great idea to plan ahead for the best gifts.  Food is always one of the best gifts you can give.  Food is personal and shows that you thought about the person that is receiving the gift.

This season, we have come up with a gift that can either be wrapped or mailed.  It can be customized to your needs and goes anywhere just fine.

The box shown above retails for $26.00 and contains 3 high quality products that make great gifts by themselves.  When combined together, they make a gift that shows that you thought the gift through.  You didn't just pick it up at the checkout line of the big box mart.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Contest for a $5.00 Gift Certificate

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There will be one lucky winner drawn from the entries on December 1, 2009!

Monday, November 2, 2009

National Deviled Egg Day

Today is National Deviled Egg Day.  It is a simple treat that we all make, but again, there are regional deviations as well as personal preferences to make them good.  Below is a recipe that might be a little bit different than you are used to.  Feel free to share your recipe below.

6 Hard Boiled Eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 dry mustard
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp red wine vinegar

Peel the eggs and cut in half lengthwise.  Remove the yolks and place into a small bowl.  Mash the yolks with a fork adding the salt, pepper, mustard, mayonnaise and vinegar.  Mix well

Mound the yolk mixture into the egg-whites and add a bit of paprika to the top of the eggs right before serving.

For a variation, add 1 tbsp horseradish or your favorite hot sauce to the yolk mixture.