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Alternative white wine pairings for popular summer meals

Summer means long days, bountiful sunshine and fresh fare to tantalize the taste buds. Locally grown produce, grilled meats and seafood, and new takes on classic dishes like pizza and pasta make this the season to raise a glass and toast to family, friends and the sharing of delicious food.White wine is a classic summer drink that never goes out of style. However, you may want to look beyond the traditional chardonnays and sauvignon blancs when creating the perfect pairings... read more
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Seasoning tips to help you savor a great grilling season

Flowers are blooming, days are getting longer and temperatures are warmer — you can probably recognize all the signs that grilling season has arrived! But do you know how to best season all the fresh foods youll grill this summer?Sure, a dash of salt and pepper may be all you need for some premium cuts of meat, but...
Grape mojito

6 ways to stay cool during summer entertaining

The thermometer is on the rise but hosts stay as cool as can be when entertaining friends and family. The secret? Planning ahead to deliver easy ambiance, crowd-pleasing food and plenty of fun. Start with versatile foods, such as fresh California grapes, that can both stand alone and serve as recipe-enhancing ingredients to help keep summertime hosting stress-free.1....
Sauteed Pork Chops with Romesco

Cook like a pro: Easy restaurant-quality meals to make at home

"Meals are only as good as the ingredients that theyre made with, and some of the best meals are a lot simpler than you would think," says Colby Garrelts, a James Beard Foundation award-winning chef. "When you start with premium, high-quality foods, all you need are a few basic ingredients to create a simple yet elegant, flavorful dish."To...
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The mess is the best: Cooking with family creates lifelong memories

Preparing a family dinner doesnt have to be a solo chore when there are helping hands nearby. Getting the kids involved in the kitchen not only teaches them valuable lessons, but its also an opportunity to create fun family memories with a few spills and messes along the way.The dinner table is a great place for sharing the...
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