Tag Archive: recipes

Aug 27

Easy party app – Sesame Spinach Spread

The dog days of summer call for easy recipes so we can get back in the pool….here’s a no-brainer for your next party: Sesame Spinach Spread Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream 1 cup chopped green onions 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted 1 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, well …

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Aug 26

Baked Cheese Olives

These are great little bites, easy to make and can be frozen before baking – just add a few minutes to bake time. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (make sure the cheese does not have a high oil content) 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature 1/2 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 24 pimento-stuffed olives …

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Aug 04

Blue Cheese Walnut Crackers

At last week’s Week of Wine tasting, I whipped up one of my favorite appetizers to go with all that wine we sampled. Our friend Erika emailed me asking for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it with my VinoManiacs: Blue Cheese Walnut Crackers 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature 8 …

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Aug 04

Sea Bass In Parcels

Another fab fish recipe made for summer grilling and cold Spanish wine: Lay out some tin foil and put some fresh sea bass in the center. Top with olive oil and add shallots , garlic , sun-dried tomatoes (cut in thin strips), capers, black olives and lemon juice. Sprinkle with paprika then fold the top of the …

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Jul 22

Easy Mushroom Appetizers

Great wine is only only half the battle…having a few tasty appetizers in your entertaining arsenal will really get your party swinging. You need: 1 package of button mushrooms 1 package of red seedless grapes 1 box of Boursin garlic cheese Butter and Parmesan cheese Pop the stems out of the mushrooms and rinse well. Place cap down …

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Jul 15

Sunday Supper Club with Adam Eagan – Vol. 1

Hello Everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Adam Eagan. I’m the managing partner at the Empire Brewing Company. I’ve got over 20 years of restaurant experience under my belt and I’ve been an experimental home chef since I was 15. Recently one of my mentors Gary Decker (aka VinoMan), asked me to …

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Jul 01

Fourth of July Banger

Just ran across an article in Wine Spectator about combining fried oyster sliders and Rose (the slider recipe from the Island Creek Oyster Bar sounds awesome!). Talk about explosive flavors for the palate…this match would make Ben Franklin cry. A fresh crisp Rose like the 2010 Casal Garcia is perfecto because of it’s refreshing little …

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Jun 15

Great Wine & Food Combos

You’ve invited your friends over for some hot peppers from the garden and cool, crisp Pinot Grigio. Problem is, it’s like Angelina Jolie and me – it doesn’t mix. You need help from Vinoman…and fast! What I would do is make up a batch of my special Tapas Supremo. Toss one can of regular black olives …

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