Posts tagged ‘wine’

July 11th, 2013

Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers

by Chrissy

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These burgers. THESE burgers are fan-tastic.

Just the right amount of flavor, all throughout.

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Topped, but not dominated by, blue cheese and crispy bacon, you will be well on your way to a fulfilling food-coma stupor. But it’ll be a heavenly one.

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Using good ground meat is key. We like to use a leaner meat (85/15), and grass fed/organic, when possible. It really makes all the difference.

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Also, don’t flip those burgs to and fro. Just once will do. You … Read more...

August 17th, 2012

LYK Relaxation Station: Sparkling Peach Spritzer

by Chrissy

Hurray for Friday! You know what that means…it’s time for the LYK Relaxation Station to show you how to whip up a tasty post-work/pre-weekend libation.

When life gives you peaches and a heat wave, you make a Sparkling Peach Spritzer. It’s as simple as that.

Especially on a Friday. Especially at 5 O’clock. Especially when it’s 80 degrees, by the beach. Especially when it’s Shark Week…


This fancy drink is simply delightful. And it’s the perfect thing … Read more...

February 14th, 2012

Spiced Wine-poached Pears with Nutella Mascarpone Filling

by Chrissy

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Simple, gourmet-looking dessert. Zesty, spiced-wine flavor & aroma. Filled with chocolate hazelnut cream stuffing. Sheesh, life is good!

Nutella + Mascarpone = the perfect duo. Put them in a wine-soaked pear and you have your self a masterpiece!

These poached pears are really amazing. I originally fell in love with sweetened, warm pears for dessert, when I lived in Italy. Normally we would have fresh fruit for dessert, which was just the thing you wanted after … Read more...

January 19th, 2012

Hearty Beef Stew: 2 Ways

by Chrissy



1 recipe. 2 ways to prepare. Things could get wild

…and they did.

Why? Oh, that would be because we decided to make life difficult and put both means of preparation to the test…unintentionally.

Note to self: never start a fantastic CrockPot dinner at 5pm, when you are already famished. That is called voluntary torture. I am here to be sure that you don’t do what we did.


Here are your options: either

November 22nd, 2011

Giving thanks for Mulled Wine

by Lauren


You didn’t think we would end our “Giving thanks for…” series without mentioning wine did you??

Oh good, because we wouldn’t. We are very, very grateful for wine Smile

Especially this wine.


Granted, it sounds scary to add anything to an already fantastic blend of fermented grapes but nevertheless, this is a very special wine.

Warmed up and chocked full of fall flavors. The best way to enjoy it is in a big mug, cuddled up on the sofa as you … Read more...

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