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November 17, 2014

November food and wine dinner

Our last dinner party featured Argentinian wines. There are many varietals but one of the more popular wines is Malbec. Even though Malbec is a difficult grape to grow, it does very well in the Mendoza area. This wine was served with a Pumpkin Stew.

The stew had so much going on that it was like a flavor party. The pumpkin was roasted with beef broth, herbs and spices that was used as the base for the stew.

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March 27, 2013

Orange Marmalade Glazed Cornish Hens

Also known as a Rock Cornish hen, this small, usually 2 pound chicken is perfect for an elegant dinner. The meat is tender and juicy. There are many ways to prepare a Cornish hen but this is one of my favorites.

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December 29, 2011

Spiral Cut Ham with Fruit Chutney

Any fruit chutney, salsa, or fruit preserves will add flavor to a ham. The variety of fruits in this chutney makes it a favorite.

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September 09, 2011

Traditional Roasted Turkey

You can make this recipe your own by adding herbs or dry rubs. But for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner just roast with butter, salt and pepper.

Wine Pairing: A newly released Beaujolais Nouveau or a Viognier.

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