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Brunch Casserole

I must confess, I have only made this casserole once (haven’t been brunching too much lately), but when I made it for a family gathering, there were no leftovers! It can be mostly made ahead and even frozen, which makes

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Parmigiana di Melanzane

With the heat and humidity of summer, focusing on a crisp, cool wine is at the forefront. This week’s pairing follows the Italian wines focus. You can use the baked eggplant as a starter, as a midday snack or a side dish to a

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Eggplant Parmesan

A rich, hearty, refreshing, meatless old favorite with so many flavors and textures can be just the welcome change for which you’ve been looking. Pairing it with a delicious red wine like Marziano Abbona Bricco Barone Nebbiolo D’Alba from Italy’s northwest

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Vegetarian Chili

Here’s a vegetarian chili that even a carnivore can love. If you like your chili hot, add some extra spice and then balance the finished product by serving it with a rich, mellow merlot from Cloverdale Ranch.
Ingredients
1 (12 ounce) package

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Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper Cayenne Sauce

This dish is easy, tasty, and healthy — what more could you want? Maybe a Candoni Pinot Grigio?
Ingredients
12 oz dry fettuccine pasta
2 red bell peppers, julienned
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup reduced fat sour cream
3/4 cup chicken

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Marinated Barbequed Vegetables

Here is a heart-healthy dish this great on its own or as an addition to grilled meats. Serve hot or put the cold grilled vegetables on bruschetta. Pair these veggies with the exotic spice and jam found in Earth, Zin

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Avocado Tacos

Light and healthy, this dish is just begging for a nice cold, dry white wine like Montevina Pinot Grigio from California.
Ingredients
3 avocados – peeled, pitted, and mashed
1/4 cup onions, diced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
1 bunch fresh cilantro

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Baked Asparagus Spinach Risotto

Risotto, versatile and delicious. This variation on the classic Italian dish would be perfect with another great Italian, Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio.
Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup arborio rice
4 ounces fresh spinach leaves
3 cups chicken stock
1 dash salt
1

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Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan
This Italian classic will satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Pair it with another Italian classic, Monte Antico Toscana–a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ingredients
2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into

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Spinach Enchiladas Verde

Make it easy on yourself and serve this tasty Mexican dish with ready-to-drink Jose Cuervo Golden Margaritas.
Ingredients
1 cup light sour cream
1 (7 ounce) can green salsa
1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (10 ounce)

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