Chocolate Almond Bark with Cabernet Sauvignon


Hello, hello my hostesses with the most! Lauren here from thoughtful living and entertaining site, and today we are bringing down the house. I mean, call your friends, and clear the schedule, because we’ve got one heck of a party planned! Can you guess what it is? It’s a…

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Pumpkin, Ricotta & Arugula Bruschetta


Hello, hello & HAPPY FALL, my fellow autumn lovers. Lauren here from and boy, do we have something delicious for you today! It’s officially pumpkin season and to celebrate, we are whipping up a fresh batch of pumpkin bruschetta. Topped with ricotta & arugula and paired perfectly with a…

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A Brief History of America’s Favorite Chardonnay


Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay is both a wine and a legend. Widely loved and respected, its roots (well, not literally its vine roots!) have never been unearthed by many of its fans. How did this decade-transcending wine come to be? Like with most icons, there was foresight, luck, sweat and…

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DIY Marbled Mini Pinch Bowls


My husband and I are pretty much obsessed with charcuterie, so we decided for our housewarming party, we’d go hard with that obsession and create a massive charcuterie spread! Covering an entire table with food was something that took a little bit of planning and a lot of brainstorming accessories…

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Roasted Tomato, Gouda Cheese & Basil Dip


Hi it’s Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life Blog, and I’ve got something scrumptious for you today! With tomato harvests filling up markets, it is the perfect time to add all kinds of tomato dishes to your recipe rotation.  Tomato Jam, Bruschetta, Fresh Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette, fresh tomatoes with…

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How to Pair Heirloom Tomatoes with Wine


“Teach a (wo)man to garden and the whole neighborhood gets tomatoes.” Anyone who has enjoyed the pleasure of homegrown tomatoes knows just how true this is. Yet our tastebuds often tell us that not all tomatoes are created equal, even those lovingly grown in backyards. Master Culinary Gardener Tucker Taylor…

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No Bake Maple Bacon Cheesecake Cups


Hi there, Melissa here from The Sweet Escape with a perfect sweet and savory recipe to share with you. Did I mention that it involved bacon? It’s pretty safe to say that any recipe involving bacon will be a hit and this is no exception. These no bake maple bacon cheesecake…

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta


Hi it’s Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life Blog, and I’m back to share a fresh and scrumptious summer appetizer with you!  This Tomato Basil Bruschetta is a classic! One of my most favourite things about summer is being able to get all of my groceries at local farmer’s markets.  I…

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DIY Color-Dipped Wine Glasses


Nothing makes me happier than having a house filled with family and friends, gathered for no good reason other than to be together! We’ve been doing lots of entertaining throughout the summer season and I’m dreaming of lots more gatherings through the fall and into the holidays. With more than…

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Rustic Honey Peach Galette


Hi it’s Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life Blog, and I’m here to share a delicious summer dessert with you, a Rustic Honey Peach Galette!  Once summer arrives, I declare that it is indeed pie season, so let’s eat all. the. pie.  Peach pie, strawberry pie, apricot pie, apple pie, blueberry pie…are you…

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