Cool Stuff – Food + Drink
“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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“Hot Pepper Relish”

There are a few more things still to harvest at Tulipwood, and my favorite are the red pepper plants still ripening next to the wood pile. We had quite a lot of them, but the deer decided they liked them too, so the harvest wasn’t quite as abundant as we were hoping. But I gathered up as many as I could to make a Hot Red Pepper Relish recipe, and […]

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“5 Pumpkin Recipes You’ve Never Tried Before”

If you haven’t caught on yet we love fall and we really love pumpkins! We love to find ways to use this seasonal treasure in both our DIY home decor and kitchens.  The following is 5 Pumpkin Recipes You’ve Never Tried Before and totally should. 1. Pumpkin Polenta with Balsamic Roasted Beets This is an easy fall meal that can be made in just 30 minutes. This is a healthy vegan […]

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“10 Tailgating Recipes You Must Try This Weekend”

Football season is here and one of our favorite parts is certainly the tailgate food. Here are 10 tailgating recipes we think you should try this weekend to make it extra fun.   1. Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies  These will definitely make you a lot of friends no matter what team you are cheering for. Spicy, sweet and bacon always makes a winning combination. 2. G’s Chicken Tenders Remember G’s […]

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“The Best Fall Gourmet Pickles Recipe”

The start of fall is my family’s favorite time of year to preserve fresh food we’ve grown in our backyard garden. We’ve been canning food for several years, but have never tried or even thought much about pickling. Last year, we received a jar of mouthwatering, homemade pickles as a gift. The brine and ingredients in that jar became the inspiration for these gourmet pickles. These pickles make an excellent […]

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“10 Venison Recipes For This Deer Season”

Deer season is officially here! In celebration, we have rounded up our top 10 venison recipes to try out this season. 1. Grilled Venison Loin with Horseradish Cream Sauce This one is easy to prepare and oh so tasty! 2. G’s Braised Venison Tacos Remeber G’s braised venison tacos? Well, they certainly are one of our favorites to prepare. All the color and texture happening on the plate, makes you feel like […]

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“13 Spooky Halloween Cocktails To Enjoy This Friday The 13th”

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, (eek), but don’t be too alarmed – it makes for a great excuse to mix up your happy hour routine and have a little fun! The following is a roundup of some great spooky cocktails to try out this weekend. 1. Vampire Kiss This one is pretty simple and makes quite the statement- plus it’s Dracula approved. 2. Smoking Blackberry Sage Margarita Any Friday is a great excuse for a […]

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