Did you know that cooking with beer uses about 50 percent fewer calories than cooking with oil? One tablespoon of olive oil has approximately 120 calories, while an entire 12-ounce can of beer has around 146, breaking down to fewer than seven calories per tablespoon. It’s even been said that cooking with beer can enhance the […]
There’s no time like the holiday for celebrating. In the military community we are especially grateful when our loved ones make it home to spend the holidays with us, which calls for extra celebration. The joy of spouses returning safely from deployment is difficult to convey in words. But people don’t realize that in military life, there are lots […]
Nothing makes you feel merry and bright quite like a peppermint-spiked cocktail. One (or a few) of these deliciously minty mixed drinks beats out the stress of last-minute shopping, subzero temperatures, and crazy amounts of family. We’ve compiled a list of eight of our favorite peppermint-spiked treats to get you in the spirit these last days […]
These bites are the perfect snack or appetizer: simple to make and bursting with flavor. Packed with protein from the quinoa, they’re gluten free, low in fat and absolutely delicious. The only thing that could make your Quinoa Pizza Bite experience even better would be to enjoy them with a glass of Carmenere from Chile. Considered the national […]
Think back to all the times you’ve entertained or participated in a potluck. You spend hours over the stove balancing a wine glass in one hand and a piping bag in the other in an attempt to craft the most gorgeous roses for the bake sale cupcakes.
Theoretically, wine and smoothies tend to work in opposite directions. One powers you up. You add things like kale and protein powder to it. The other helps you power down after a long day. You tend to consume it alongside some less healthy stuff like cheese and crackers. People are wild, however, persevering despite these […]
There’s something a little naughty about the Margarita. Or rather, there’s something a little naughty about most of our intentions when we go out for a round of Margaritas.
Come March 17th, many of us who don’t normally go for stout will be clutching bottles and cans of Guinness for dear life, slurrily toasting the guy or gal or empty barstool next to us. But there are other, much classier ways to enjoy Guinness this month (and all year long).
Nothing harkens back to childhood like a popsicle. The tartness combined with just the right hint of fruit and color make an ice pop the second best frozen treat. The ultimate indulgence? Wine popsicles! In the spirit of nostalgia, we decided to harken back to the groovy days and make a recipe with one of […]