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Fall Pork Chops with Baked Apples

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Fall Pork Chops with Baked Apples

What a perfect time of year to make this dish. It’s the beginning of Fall, the weather is cooling down, and it’s apple season all around. This pork chops, applies, and onions dish can be made in one pan. You’ll be amazed at how well it comes together in every bite. Our family loved how deliciously light and flavorful it was. Perfect for Fall.  If you got to have red, Pinot Noir works very well with pork.  It’s light to medium bodied and has a good amount of acidity to bring out the subtle flavor in this hearty but not heavy styled meat dish. Though it will hold up...

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Broccoli Rabe With Orecchiette Italian Sausage and Cannellini Beans

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Broccoli Rabe With Orecchiette Italian Sausage and Cannellini Beans

  "This is one of my go to quick suppers. I have done this without sausage and even with beans, sausage and no pasta. This would work with a vegan meatless sausage as well. I like this dish with any light bodied red". Nan-Berning Pate Serves 4Ingredients: 1 large bunch broccoli rabe, cleaned and trimmed of large stems Salt 10 ounces orecchiette pasta 8 ounces Italian sausage 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 plump cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 pinches crushed red pepper, more or less to taste 1 1/2 cups drained, cooked cannelloni beans 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano...

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Creamy Smoked Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

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Creamy Smoked Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

A weeknight recipe that is savory and embeds the flavors of smoked cheddar cheese, leek and white wine for a delicious soup. Chef’s notes: you can use any cheese you have on hand. I have used smoked Gouda with good results. My favorite cheese for this recipe is Tillamook Smoked White Cheddar with black pepper.   Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 large leek, cleaned and thinly sliced using the white and light green parts. 1/4 cup dry white wine 32 ounces low sodium vegetable broth 10 ounces (1 large) Yukon gold potato, peeled and 1 inch diced 1.5 pounds (1 medium head)...

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Stir-Fried Top Sirloin Steak with Red Rice, Shiitake Mushrooms and Kale

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Stir-Fried Top Sirloin Steak with Red Rice, Shiitake Mushrooms and Kale

  Need a quick fix for an easy week day meal? This is was an easy dinner that was absolutely delicious with our Grenache Blends. The spiciness and the slightly bitter kale goes perfectly well with a  lovely light bodied wine.  This recipe could be adapted for a vegetarian dinner by using 15 ounces of mixed mushrooms to replace the meat. The red rice gives this dish a nice nutty flavor.  Serves 4Ingredients 3/4 cup red rice cooked according to package directions and cooled on a baking sheet 4 tablespoons neutral flavored cooking oil such as grape seed oil 3 plump garlic cloves,...

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South African Malva Pudding

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South African Malva Pudding

Celebrate the holidays with a twist on your usual dessert. Take inspiration from a popular South African classic treat typically served around Christmas time (Summer in the Southern Hemisphere). This Malva Pudding, first mentioned in our Festive Holiday Food & Wine Pairings Blog is simple to make and perfect to pair with our South African Wines. YIELD: 6-8 servingsIngredients For the Pudding: 150 grams all purpose flour (1cup plus 2Tbsp) 1 cup granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup whole milk 2 large eggs, lightly blended with a whisk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon melted...

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