Author: Nicole

Vegetarian Chile Verde paired with Sutter Home White Zinfandel   #SutterHomeSweetOnSpice

Vegetarian Chile Verde paired with Sutter Home White Zinfandel #SutterHomeSweetOnSpice

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 Vegetarian Chile Verde paired with Sutter Home White Zinfandel #SutterHomeSweetOnSpice

Have you ever tried a sweet wine with spicy food? Mmmmm, I think it may be my new favorite flavor combination. I had never thought about it, until recently I was out to dinner and I ordered a super spicy green chile enchilada. I took one bite and the chile heat in my mouth shot up to ‘can you handle these flames’ status. As I sat there inhaling ‘save me’ gulps of air my friend handed me her glass of Sutter Home White Zinfandel . I reached for it thinking it was my life line back to a neutral palate, but was instead surprised at what a lovely transformation the spicy combined with the sweet wine evolved into. I immediately took note and asked “what are you drinking?” (more…)

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles: Perfect for Vegans

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles: Perfect for Vegans

,Spicy Noodles In Peanut Sauce will bring miles of smiles to your family

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles: An great way to make your family swoon.

I’m always thinking of setting the tone through food. There are definite ties to food and moods. When I’m happy and celebratory I want all the comfort food. Feeling my fitness I drink lots of water and eat salads. If want to relax, I drink tea and have a cookie. When I miss my Grandpa (which is often) and want to feel closer to him I eat Mexican food or a sandwich with chips. You get what I’m saying. (more…)

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

crudités and serrano cilantro pesto make entertaining easy.

I enjoy hosting people over at my house, but as you know hosting requires serving, cleaning up, pouring drinks, changing the music selection and so forth. Sometimes you get so wound up in attending to people that you actually don’t have time to sit down and enjoy your company. (more…)

Mexican Candy Map: Fruta Cristalizada And Other Favorites!

Mexican Candy Map: Fruta Cristalizada And Other Favorites!

This Mexican Candy Map is a guide to candied fruit. Mexican Candy 101

There are few things that make me giddy, Mexican Candy being one of them. I believe what sends me into the giggles is the sugar rush anticipation and the explosion of flavors I’m about to experience. (more…)

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast

Peanut Butter Raspberry Banana Brioche French Toast could be the perfect gift for Mom this Mother's Day!

It’s been a little while since the last time I was in Paris, France. I am remembering the fantastic brioche french toast I forked into my mouth in the city of lights. I think of how perfect the hotel paired my fluffy french toast with a tart raspberry jam and powdered sugar on top. As I ate I wished I could add a smear of peanut butter and fresh fruit to the equation. (more…)

Hummus Avocado Tostada For A Quick Meal

Hummus Avocado Tostada For A Quick Meal

Hummus Avocado Tostada
Hummus Avocado Tostada is a quick meal to get on the table when you don't have time to cook.

It’s been a long couple of days:  My son joined a baseball team so I’ve been back and forth to the park getting him situated. He also plays drums, and yours truly has to drive him to practice.  One of my dearest girlfriends also had a (more…)

California Strawberry Churros #GetSnacking

California Strawberry Churros #GetSnacking

California Strawberry Churros
California Strawberry Churros wrapped in a newspaper cone

I’m a mom. A mom that tries to satisfy everyone in my family. If you follow me on social media or here on my blog you know my son is a strawberry fanatic. He is extremely picky with the quality of strawberries and will not allow them to pass his lips if they are not red to the stem or even slightly bruised. With this type of inspection going on we have bought strawberries grown around the planet in search of what is ideal to his tastes. He has finally nailed down that he prefers strawberries grown here in his homestate of California. (more…)