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Easy Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe + Wine Pairing

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  We have a new website  March is the beginning of Spring and in many parts of the country it's still cold and rainy. We know families are looking for hearty, warm and easy meal ideas. Ya Ya's Vegetable Beef Soup definitely checks all the boxes.    Beef soup also reminds us of St. Patrick's Day. Besides Shepherd's Pie and Corn Beef, our grandma would make the best vegetable beef soup. We would love to come over our grandma's house in the spring time and eat a bowl of soup. Grandma doesn't cook much lately but we sure wish she would make us some of her soup!! She always used okra in her recipe. Vegetable beef soup is very versatile and pairs well with several wines.  We selected 3 wines for different palates. 1. Jack Canyon Malbec - This full bodied, earthy, big fruit wine pairs well with beef. Jack Canyon comes out of the state of Washington and we enjoy the red berry joined with black fruit. You can also add the Malbec in the soup for a richer flavor . Shop

Mulled White Wine Recipe - Tea Party Inspired

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Throughout the ages, mulled wine was associated with good health, happiness, and of course warmth! Today we celebrate "National Mulled Wine Day" on March 3rd. Since winter is still lingering, a spicy, fruity mulled wine will warm you up. When making this cozy cocktail, the home was filled with aromas of cinnamon, anise, ginger, and cloves. A relaxing sipper to enjoy when you want to unwind, sit by a fire, or binge watching your favorite show in comfy pajamas. The recipe is super simple... and was inspired by one of our favorite Netflix series, Bridgerton. The High Society are always sipping tea in fancy tea cups, so we headed to our local Goodwill and found a vintage tea set. Throw an afternoon tea party and serve the mulled wine with scones, macarons, and cucumber sandwiches. Pinkies up!   We have a new website   It's Duchess Niambi from Bridgerton - We have too much fun using the Reface App     Here's what you need: 1 orange 1 piece of fresh ginger 5 whole clo

Pinot Grigio Wine Pairing - Lobster Bisque Recipe

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 February 4th is National Soup Day and since all 3 sisters love soup, we had to whip up a great soup for our readers! We took a poll on Facebook and asked for suggestions. We received excellent suggestions, from white chicken chili, wedding soup, Thai coconut soup, mushroom soup, french onion, and potato soup. The top requested soup was lobster bisque. We've all ordered lobster bisque at restaurants and it's always so expensive with not enough lobster!! We've never made it at home, so we researched some recipes and  added our own touch. The soup turned out excellent! We now understand why it's a more pricier soup... it takes some time! There still was not enough lobster to go around for all the bisque we made. For a less expensive option, we suggest add grilled chicken or shrimp to the leftover bisque for the next day! We paired our lobster bisque with a Bella Mente  2019 Pinot Grigio from Traveling Vineyard. The Pinot is vibrant, lively and light and allows the flav

4 Popcorn and Wine Pairings for Your Next Movie Night

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  Did you know January 19th is National Popcorn Day?   We are excited about National Popcorn Day because popcorn is so versatile. Everyone has their perfect popcorn mix that they live by! Do you love your popcorn drenched in butter? Do you drown it in hot sauce? Do you love the sweet and salty kettle corn popcorn? What about Chicago Style, a mixture of caramel and cheddar. The possibilities are endless. Did you know dogs can even eat non buttered plain popcorn as a treat? Yes, our dogs love popcorn! Now what is better than popcorn? Popcorn and wine of course! Do you know you can have popcorn and wine is dinner! LOL... no seriously! We have a new website Let's begin breaking down the 4 wine pairings you can create for your next movie night. We only used 2 bags of microwave popcorn and ingredients we had in our house! This one was easy! We paired movie theater buttered microwave popcorn with Steeple Street Chardonnay. This unoaked, crisp and lively Chardonnay pairs well with the butt

Wine & Ice Cream - Fissata Float

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  Fissata Float Yes, ice cream pairs well with wine! In a champagne flute layer raspberries and vanilla ice cream. Next, slowly pour Fissata red wine in the glass. Lastly top with whipped cream and another raspberry! Fissata is a fizzy, fruity, and fabulous wine. The blend of 3 type of grapes, baco noir, catawba, and concord, creates a one-of-a-kind wine. Fissata can only be bought online and you cannot find it in stores. Treat yourself!  Shop Now Want to try 3 new sweet wines? Fissata, a Sweet Rosé, & an authentic Sangria Order the Sweet Treat Sip Kit! Only $69.00 This 3 bottle wine set includes  FREE Shipping Shop Now

The All Year Long Christmas Cork Wreath - Burlap

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The Christmas season is the best time of year to sit down and get those crafty fingers moving. What we love about our crafts is that you don't have to be Martha Stewart ( no shade ) to do them. They are simple, inexpensive and to the point! We actually bought most of the supplies from our local Dollar Tree. Our goal is for you to not break the bank, while exploring our recipes, crafts, and events. Special thanks to our guest crafter, Margaret, for creating the beautiful wreath.  We are calling it the all year long Christmas wreath because it's classic look allows it to be enjoyed in the home all year long. Incorporate the wreath in a bridal shower or wedding design. Traveling Vineyard - Bella Mente Pinot Grigio - Beeline Muscat - Jitterbug Sauvignon Blanc Supplies   Burlap Ribbon with Lace Overlay - Dollar Tree We Bought 3 Rolls  1 bag mini pine cones - Dollar Tree 1 clear bag of crafting jewels - Dollar Tree An artificial flower - Dollar Tree Wine corks - We used 32 corks U

Our Top 6 Netflix Christmas Movies with Wine Pairings

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Christmas movies make us feel so warm, fuzzy, and nostalgic. It's the one time of year where we don't care too much about acting skills or how cheesy the plot line is. We crave the Christmas spirit. Of course we crave the classic Christmas favorites year after year, like It's a Wonderful Life , Home Alone , Elf, and A Christmas Story. Since most of the world has Netflix, we thought it would be fun to pair wine with our current favorite Netflix Christmas Movies. Here is our top 5 for 2020. If you enjoy great singing, dancing, and Broadway, you will love Jingle Jangle . It's the perfect movie for the entire family, young and old. The premise of the movie is about the greatest toy maker of all time losing his magic touch. How does he find it again? Watch the movie to find out!! The musical numbers and singers are superb. Starring the phenomenal actor Forest Whitaker and the forever graceful Phylicia Rashad. Jingle Jangle Wine Pairing: We paired this movie with the Sweet &