Cool Stuff – Food + Drink
“Squash Pot Pie”

Our compost pile at Tulipwood served up some exciting “volunteers” this year. Acorn squash! As well as corn and tomato plants. It was a funny thing to find this Fall and I loved it. I decided to use this unexpected squash harvest as a chance to experiment with some new Fall side dishes, perfect for your Thanksgiving menu. The result: Squash Pot Pie. I think you’re going to love this […]

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“Wine Wednesday: Thanksgiving Wines – The Best Shopping List”

Editor’s note: Our resident wine-o extraordinaire, Marissa Reibstein, recently shared Part I and Part 2 of her amazing Wine Safari through Northern Spain. Today she is back with everything you need to know about buying wine for Thanksgiving feasting. So for this edition of Wine Wednesday: Thanksgiving Wines – The Best Shopping List.  There is a lot to get stressed out about around the holidays – family, travel, entertaining, family…Which wine to […]

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“Apple Rose Hand Pies”

This year I decided that Fall is my favorite season. The colors this Fall just knocked my socks off and it inspired me to cook so many things and explore new adventure. These Apple Rose Hand Pies were just one example that I’m excited to share with you. I think they would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving or holiday party menu and they celebrate all of the amazing […]

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“A Wine Safari Through Northern Spain: Part 2”

 Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a fantastic lesson in Spanish wines by our new contributor Marissa Reibstein,  who has managed to make a life of traveling the globe, drinking wine! But, really she’s an expert, a level 3 sommelier to be exact. Catch up on Part 1 here, and then keep reading for more fascinating knowledge. It will be great dinner party conversation this weekend! PHOTO: Luxury Columnist  First, let me […]

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“10 Pies to Impress at this Year’s Friendsgiving”

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means its much more fun sister, “Friendsgiving,” is already in full swing. If there is one course everyone is looking forward to, it’s for sure dessert. The following is a roundup of our top “10 Pies to Impress at this Year’s Friendsgiving.” 1. G’s Heirloom Apple Pie Classic, sweet and oh-so-tasty.  This one will win over your pickiest of friends. Don’t forget to start […]

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“How to Bake Bread In A Beer Can”

Editor’s note: Anjuli is the latest contributor and is truly a lady that lives out her pioneer dreams! She is a natural storyteller with many exciting tales to share and a wealth of #pioneerskills we all can learn from. We are super excited to share her first post about making a beer can oven, really how cool! Take it away, Anjuli! One of my favorite things about camping is how being in […]

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“Wine Wednesday: A Wine Safari through Northern Spain Part I”

 Editor’s Note: We are excited to introduce our new contributor, Marissa Reibstein,  who has managed to make a life of traveling the globe, drinking wine! But, really she’s an expert, a level 3 sommelier to be exact. We are super excited unfold our new Wine Wednesday series to expand our knowledge of wines and really impress at our next fancy dinner party or even learn how to enjoy a bottle on our own […]

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“Pumpkin Ginger Clafoutis”

I’m always looking for new ways to use pumpkin during the short, beautiful window that it is in season. While having family dinner one Sunday afternoon recently, someone mentioned “clafoutis.” I had never really had clafoutis on my radar but it occurred to me that as a custard, it would make the perfect vehicle for so many flavorings. So I decided to begin a a little ‘clafoutis experiment,’ keep reading […]

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“Pumpkin Spice Smoothie”

I had a can of organic pumpkin puree staring at me on my shelf and decided it was high time to do something with it. Really just so I had an excuse to buy more pumpkin. This pumpkin spice smoothie turned out to be pure magic and I whipped it up in under 5 minutes. The best part? You likely have all the spices you already need to make your […]

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“Serve this Halloween Cocktail at Your Party This Weekend”

While Halloween is actually next Monday, many will be celebrating this weekend.  You may remember our recent roundup of 13 spooky cocktails, these are always great options, but when it comes to our go-to cocktail for parties,  it’s sangria. Everyone loves it and it’s easy to make a big batch for all your party goers to enjoy.  The following are a few ways to turn this cocktail classic into a festive […]

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