The thing that makes sparkling wine sparkle is the introduction of carbon monoxide into the base wine

Understanding the Difference Between Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava

Have you ever walked into a wine store and wondered what the difference is between Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava? Explore where and how sparkling wines are made and how to make the right choice when you’re buying wine.

Shrimp Cocktail

Tender Shrimp Cocktail

For tender shrimp cocktail that tastes great try slow poaching the shrimp with some lemons and limes.

Spit Roasted Leg of Lamb

Why You Should Spit Roast Your Next Leg of Lamb

For one of the world’s great culinary treats spit roast your next leg of lamb. Spit roasted leg of lamb is tender and delicious and oh so fun to watch as it spins slowly over the grill.

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach

This hearty Tuscan white bean soup is full of rich Italian flavors and is a great companion on a cold winter night.

Grandma’s skillet will now be my vessel of choice for this primeval and yet densely rich dessert

The Skillet That Could: Grandma’s Cast Iron and Chocolate Amaretto Bread Pudding with Cherry Amaretto Coulis

The thing that connects me most to my grandmother is the unassuming object residing in the bottom of my kitchen’s Lazy Susan: her cast-iron skillet.

Sous Vide Rack Lamb Featured

Sous Vide Rack of Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic

This sous vide rack of lamb recipe uses rosemary and garlic to bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to life with lamb so juicy and flavorful that it will melt in your mouth.

persian love cake

Searching for Persian Love Cake

A story of a prince, a girl, and love nudged along by the magic of a delicate rosewater cake laced with saffron accompanies some recipes for Persian Love Cake. It’s an origin story shrouded in mystery that inspires images of…

Chocolate Beet Cake

Making Friends or Enemies with Chocolate Beet Cake

I make chocolate beet cake for every “bring a dish to share event.” But I don’t bring it because it’s a crowd pleaser, I bring it because it’s not. This cake causes adult humans to lose all sense of public…

A sparkling sweet rosé can actually pair very nicely with chocolate desserts

Wine Pairings for Your Valentine’s Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day seems like it should be an easy one for pairing food and wine. To help out, we’ve compiled a guide to help you pick out wine pairings that will enhance your Valentine’s Day dinner, not overwhelm it.

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake Recipe

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes are a dessert that is easy to make and a great way to finish off a romantic dinner at home or make a crowd of chocolate lovers very happy.