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Hello hello! As we head into another weekend, here are some things we're thinking about to make you happy:
FRIDAY FAVES - 2.4.22
- I know this might sound like a platitude, but I have found the true, BEST banana bread recipe. Seriously. The Ultimate Banana Bread from Smitten Kitchen is a hearty, heavy loaf with an insanely crackly top, ridiculous moisture levels, and a butterscotchy flavor profile. Add chocolate chips if you dare.
- Remember that classic children's book, "Goodnight Moon"? Here's a cool profile on the woman who wrote it.
- If you're looking for a unique and delicious Valentine's Day gift, check out our collaboration with Cépage! #freewine
- Highly recommend reading the comment section on this Cup of Jo post. It's stuffed with people's pro tips, on everything from stain removal, to staying calm, to successful date nights. It will inspire you!
Bye for now!
This week we nearly broke the internet with a Thanksgiving dish that a friend of mine created for our segment on a popular local daytime television show I regularly appear on.
Chef Corey Meier, from Create Catering, whipped up an English Muffin stuffing that made our talk show host, Jason Matheson, from The Jason Show 'oooohh + ahhhh' more than any other food segment as we chatted delicious Thanksgiving sides coupled to a variety of wines perfectly paired to the dishes.
Watch the segment, grab the recipe + order up the wines -- just in time for your Thanksgiving feast (see details in the SHOP page for ordering the wines)!
Thanksgiving Dessert Alert! I'm also featuring a delicious Layered Pumpkin Pie in a Jar recipe from my gal pal, Brenda, of A Farmgirl's Dabbles. Because who doesn't need a tasty new way to enjoy pumpkin pie this holiday season? Click HERE for the recipe.
Enjoy your bites + paired Sip Better sips this Thanksgiving!
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Everyone needs a good Sangria and/or Spritzer recipe for the summer, am I right?
This week on Fox 9's The Jason Show, I show FIVE super spritzer/sangria simple recipes for making your summer that much more refreshing! Easy on the budget and easy to make at home, making YOU look like a complete rock star at your next gathering.
Here's our Jason Show segment to get you started!
Ramona ruby grapefruit/wine spritzer from Italy! You guys, I LOVE this canned spritzer so much. It has seriously become one of my favorite things to drink this summer. I love to spruce this baby up by running a sprig of tarragon through a grapefruit wedge before adding it to a glass. Simply pour the canned spritzer over top for one tasty sipper! Get the Ramona here at Sip Better -- you can thank me later!
Upgrade your Weekend Mimosa with this one!
Grab your favorite bottle of Prosecco, slice a few orange wheels and get your hands on W & P's Italian...
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Long past are the days of the 'traditional' Sangria recipe. With so many more wines on the shelf and a slew of delicious bitters, shrubs + more in your favorite retail stores, I thought I’d toss out a few ways to make this tasty Spanish teaser even more irresistible with a few new flavor combinations.
Traditionally, Sangria is a blend of red wine, fresh seasonal fruit and a splash of brandy. The basics, yes, are a great place to start yet there are a number of directions you can take this simple recipe to add depth and interest to your backyard punch. For example, try making your sangria with a lush white wine like Chardonnay, instead of a more traditional ‘red’. Drop in a few tropical fruits to add dimension to the Chardonnay to expose its round pineapple-y, mango flavors.
Or, use a light and refreshing sparkling wine, like Cava from Spain to create a spa-like concoction and add ingredients like fresh kiwi, lime or basil for lifting its refreshing aromatics.
Better yet, use a dark,...