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10 Watermelon Facts That’ll Make You Appreciate Summer’s Favorite Fruit

In honor of National Watermelon Day on August 3, we’re paying homage to summer’s favorite melon by learning a little bit more about the fruit/vegetable (yes, it counts as both!). For example, every part of it is edible, even the seeds and the watermelon rind. And with that, it’s one of the healthiest and most hydrating things you can eat. Watermelon is named appropriately: one melon … Continue reading 10 Watermelon Facts That’ll Make You Appreciate Summer’s Favorite Fruit

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Summertime Wine Popsicle Recipes

Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean you can’t cool down on hot summer nights with a refreshing popsicle. Just act your age and make sure they’re boozed up versions like these. Roasted Strawberry & Red Wine Strawberries are roasted with sugar for a deep and luscious way to enjoy summer’s favorite treat. Pure and mix with your favorite sweet red wine to create … Continue reading Summertime Wine Popsicle Recipes

From Cleaner to Vinegar: 10 Ways to Reduce Wine Waste

f you’re like me, you rarely have to worry about what to do once you open a bottle of wine. Once it’s open, it’s almost a guarantee it will all be gone. If you’re more of a one-glass-and-done kind of a person, though, you may need some creative suggestions on what to do with that half full bottle. If you plan on drinking it again … Continue reading From Cleaner to Vinegar: 10 Ways to Reduce Wine Waste

Cannoli Ice Cream Recipe

    Totally decadent and totally delicious. You are having your cone and eating it too in this zesty recipe. Prep Time : 12 minutes + freeze overnight Servings: 8 (2 pints) Ingredients 1 1/2 cups half-and-half, divided 1 cup heavy cream 1 package (3.4 ounces) French vanilla instant pudding mix 1/2 cup (4 1/4 ounces) whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon orange zest 1/2 cup … Continue reading Cannoli Ice Cream Recipe

Mistletoe Mulled Wine for National Sangria Day on December 20

Punch-style cocktails are a hit at holiday parties. This mulled wine is a make-once, serve-all-night cocktail that celebrates the flavors of the holiday. Plus, December 20 is National Sangria Day, so you’re really celebrating two holidays in one with this drink.   Ingredients 1 bottle cabernet sauvignon 3 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 1 tablespoon of cloves 3 star anise 1 whole nutmeg, cracked into … Continue reading Mistletoe Mulled Wine for National Sangria Day on December 20

Recipe: Authentic Cuban Beans & Rice

  Cuba is hot right now. And we aren’t talking climate. Since travel opened up to US citizens, people have been flocking to the Caribbean destination. If you’ve ever been there, you probably ate a whole lot of black beans, rice and chicken. This is a meal I make a lot for my kids at home, since it is made up of ingredients they are … Continue reading Recipe: Authentic Cuban Beans & Rice