Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese


Pairs with Chardonnay 2016

4 cups bone broth or vegetable stock
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 shallot, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 ½ cups Arborio rice
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Fresh black pepper
Toppings- optional
1 cup crumbled […]

Spicy Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies


Pairs with Red Sky Lot 14.5


1 box dark chocolate brownie mix
3 large eggs- room temp.
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
¼ or ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ cup water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Blend all ingredients together with a handheld mixer
3. Prepare baking pan- 9X13 (or mini cup cake […]

Scallops with Fennel Marmalade


Pairs with Spindrift Cellars Pinot Blanc

makes 30 appetizers


1 fennel bulb, finely diced- save some of the greenery for garnish
2 tablespoons shallots, finely diced
2 oranges, peeled, segmented and diced (could use canned mandarin segments)
1 tablespoon orange zest
4 cups orange juice (can be from frozen juice)
¼ cup white wine
¼ cup brown […]