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American Wagyu Beef Chili–a recipe for a Wine Country experience

American Wagyu Beef Chili

The magic of Wagyu and Zinfandel

I discovered the magic Wagyu makes when it’s the base for a decadent chili. This particular Wagyu beef chili was created by Chef Rick Warkel of Calistoga Kitchen for the Northern California (Sonoma County) Wine Road Food & Wine Affair. The event included wineries from the Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley. Read more

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Sugared Cranberries–the perfect garnish for cocktails, desserts and even savory Holiday dishes

Sugared CranberriesThis time of year, I get cranberries on the brain. I LOVE cranberries. (And did you know, they’re aphrodisiac!) Each year, a friend from the Plymouth area–that’s right, like the Pilgrims–sends me berries from their family’s bogs and I try to play with every conceivable thing I can think of to do with these oddly tart, slightly bitter fruits. This year, I tried coating them in syrup and rolling them in sugar to make Sugared Cranberries. Read more

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Bison Bourguignon–the perfect weeknight stew recipe for wine lovers

Bison Bourguignon makes a perfect weeknight stew recipeAlthough this recipe is anything but traditional–bison and celery in Bourguignon (gasp! )–we think it is a healthy version of comfort food any wine lover will appreciate. It is a modern twist on a classic featuring the aphrodisiac and high-quality protein of wild game. This Bison Bourguignon is both a satisfying and easy recipe to whip up any weeknight either as a dinner for two or something nutritious to fill the whole family. Read more

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World’s Greatest Tarragon Chicken Salad with Capers and Red Grapes

tarragon chicken saladI started developing this recipe when I took over hosting the annual family reunion. The chicken salad with grapes and capers was a tradition several decades in the making. Of course, I couldn’t resist putting my own spin on the dish by adding the aphrodisiacs of mustard and tarragon. Read more

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Ingrid Hoffman’s Drunken Steak Fajitas with Green Pepper Sauce

Ingrid Hoffman's Steak Fajitas | Eat Something SexyThis recipe, by smoldering culinary sensation Ingrid Hoffman, features one of our favorite featured products, Cholulu Green Pepper Sauce. Although it’s a great dish for doubling or tripling to feed a crowd, we recommend making a single batch for two. Enjoy the sweet sting of chiles for dinner and see where the evening goes. Then pack up the rest in your lover’s lunch to bring back memories of your delicious evening together. Read more