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Picky Palates Club

busy moms, stay at home moms, mompreneurs ... it's time to take a break, even for just a day ... head on to #pickypalatesweekendmarket - relax, enjoy …

12 Mind-Blowing Brownie Recipes

These are brownies like you've never had before.<p>Here's how to take your brownies to the next level.

10 Edible Bowls to Make Eating Soup Even More Cozy

The only thing more cozy than a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day is when that soup is ladled into a hollowed out bread bowl. Carbs and soup …

Chocolate Cheesecake Ice Cream & Almond Praline

Place PHILADELPHIA chocolate block, cream, milk, sugar and vanilla in a medium size saucepan. Over a medium low heat warm mixture, continuously …

Mushroom Filo Pie, Manitaropita

Pre-heat oven 180 deg C (360 deg F).<p>In a large heavy base frying pan heat oil and add mushrooms. Cook mushrooms, stirring continuously, until they …

10 Most Popular Yummy.ph Recipes for 2014

Now, we really know you love <b>dessert—</b>whether it’s a no-bake cheesecake, a mud pie, or one made with luscious sweet mangoes. Here are your fave recipes …

Rich Chocolaty Cookies N Cream Parfaits Recipe

Panko Crusted Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta, Spinach, Tomatoes, and Basil recipe; http://www.fortheloveofcooking.net/2011/06/panko-crusted-chicken-stuffed-with.html

Quick Note - We need your help to stay in this social media, just a yes, yum or smiley will do! Thank You! <3 Baby it's cold outside! How about some classic French Onion Soup with some melted cheese? French Onion Soup Gratinee is also a budge dish, if you're watching your pennies after the holidays. A big bowl makes a simple, hearty meal. (I shared this at Sumptuous Spoonfuls' page this morning) Recipe for now: http://whatagirleats.com/french-onion-soup-gratinee/ Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/218706125628111910/

#WineStories #France France and Italy compete for the top wine production region of the world but they are also reducing wine production every year. France has lowered production by 11% since 2007. Major Grapes grown in this Region: Merlot, Grenache

This Week's Features December 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015

#WineStories #France Hunawir Village : Part of the Alsace Wine Route The Alsace region is situated along a narrow plain, which is bordered by the Rhine River to the east and the Vosges Mountains to the west. Make your way south along the Route des Vins d’Alsace (Alsace Wine Route). This 170 km stretch of roadway begins in Marlenheim and ends in Thann. Take your time and discover the Alsace vineyards, castles, and charming villages that dot the way. On the Alsace Wine Route, in a vineyard setting, Hunawihr is a typical Alsatian village, classified among the «Most Beautiful Villages in France». Hunawihr was founded in the 7th century by Hunon. His wife, Hune, the saint of washerwomen,gives its name to the village.

#ToastToTheNewYear! The Top 10 Wine Regions in The World 1. France 2. Italy 3. Spain 4. United States 5. Argentina 6. Australia 7. Germany 8. South Africa 9. Chile 10.Portugal #Trivia: Did you know that the top 3 wine regions in the world make enough wine to fill 5,127 olympic-sized swimming pools!

#WineStories #France Provence Wine Routes South of the Alps and north of the cliff-lined Mediterranean Sea is the Provence region, a part of France that is celebrated for its rosé wine. Start your journey by driving west along the coast in Nice and making frequent stops to appreciate the villages and scenery, follow the 200 km course to Camargue, a town just east of Montpellier. The Provence vineyards are divided into eight appellations, and there are about 350 winemakers along the way.

#WineStories #France Bordeaux Wine Routes Six distinct wine producing territories branch out from the heart of the Bordeaux region. The beauty of visiting this location is that you can create a unique tour of the wineries based on your specific taste. Sample the fine red wines north of Bordeaux, and the sweet or dry white wines south of the city. Offering an excellent array of grape varietals, colors, and tastes, you won’t be disappointed when visiting this southwestern area of France.

#CulinaryCreations #France I think I will need two days to feature FRENCH CUISINE. I really believe I will be side-tracked and will start cooking the #easyrecipes I found! I mean I used to shy away from french cooking just to avoid the drama but my goodness! I am falling in love with France all-over again with all these ... L'apéritif - Famous Appetizers easyfrenchfood.com says to enjoy the appetizers along with your flute de champagne or kir (a popular before dinner drink made form crème de cassis and white wine), have a nibble on: GOUGERES - These are bite sized cheese puffs made from choux pastry #EasyRecipe : http://timetocookonline.com/2012/09/23/gougeres/ Don't forget to hit SHARE to SAVE RECIPE on your TIMELINE

#CulinaryCreations #France We are doing Wine Stories featuring the top Wine Regions of the World and we're starting with FRANCE, kicking off with L'apéritif - Famous Appetizers easyfrenchfood.com says to enjoy the appetizers along with your flute de champagne or kir (a popular before dinner drink made form crème de cassis and white wine), have a nibble on: TAPENADE - A puree of black or green olives, capers, and olive oil that is used as a spread. #EasyRecipe at http://www.formerchef.com/2010/10/18/three-olive-tapenade-plus-how-to-roast-a-pepper/ Don't forget to hit SHARE to SAVE RECIPE on your TIMELINE

#WineStories #France Do you ever get overwhelmed by the choice at wine stores? Here's Patricia Well's tip to help make choosing wine a little easier. http://goo.gl/MBknxg

#CulinaryCreations #France Yes, we're doing Wine Stories featuring the top Wine Regions of the World and we're starting with FRANCE Check out our other posts on Wine Pairings at Big Momma's. In the meantime we are also featuring FAMOUS FRENCH FARES and here's - L'entrée - Famous Starters QUENELLES - These are sort of like a dumpling, but log shaped. Made from flour, milk, eggs and many times various meats or fish. #EasyRecipe at http://trissalicious.com/2010/02/22/just-my-luck/ Don't forget to hit SHARE to SAVE RECIPE on your TIMELINE

#FoodForTheSoul

#CulinaryCreations #France As part of our Wine Stories, we are bringing you Fabulous French Food Part of the L'entrée is everyone's favorite (well, at least mine) the RATATOUILLE - A mix of sauteed vegetables, including eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions. #EasyRecipe at http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/ratatouille_19540 Don't forget to hit SHARE to SAVE RECIPE on your TIMELINE

#CulinaryCreations #France So that's what it's called! SALAD NICOISE "This salad is so substantial that it can be enjoyed as a main dish. Recipes vary, but typically include tuna, tomatoes, bell peppers, and anchovies along with olive oil." www.easy-french-food.com #EasyRecipe at http://www.thehealthychef.com/2011/10/my-nicoise-salad/ Don't forget to hit SHARE to SAVE RECIPE on your TIMELINE

#CulinaryCreations #France We are featuring Fabulous France in our Wine Stories including their Famous French Fares ... SLOW-COOKED BOEUF BOURGUIGNON #EasyRecipe at http://www.booths.co.uk/recipe/slow-cooked-beouf-bourguignon/ Don't forget to hit SHARE to SAVE RECIPE on your TIMELINE

#CulinaryCreations #France Yes, we are featuring Fabulous France in our Wine Stories including their Famous French Fares ... and here's a much-loved French Classic - COQ AU VIN (so relieved to find out, it's just chicken cooked in red wine ;-) ) #EasyRecipe at http://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/recipes/20101105/?tag=recipe Don't forget to hit SHARE to SAVE RECIPE on your TIMELINE

Big Momma's Li'l Kitchen

#FoodForTheSoul | The Greatest Story Ever Told<p>Luke 5 : 12 - 26<p>Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy...<br>12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came …

Big Momma's Li'l Kitchen

#FoodForTheSoul | The Greatest Story Ever Told<p>Luke 5 : 27 - 39<p>Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners...<br>27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax …

#WineStories #France Champagne Route Only 160 km east of Paris, yet seemingly worlds away from the city of light, is the highly regarded Champagne region. Sparkling wine can’t claim the name Champagne unless it originates from here. There are five circuits that wind their way through each of the appellation territories. The Coast Bar route is the longest at 220 km, and the shortest courses are Montagne de Reims and Massif of Saint Thierry, each of these is 70 km. En route to the Champagne Region, enjoy some of the most scenic breathtaking spots in the world

#WineStories #France Burgundy Wine Routes A two hour car-ride southwest of Paris leads into the rolling hills of France’s Burgundy region. Renowned for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the vineyards here yield some of the country’s finest wines. Burgundy has five territories, and Route des Grands Crus (road of great wines) takes you through Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits.

#ToastToTheNewYear! The Top 10 Wine Regions in The World 1. France 2. Italy 3. Spain 4. United States 5. Argentina 6. Australia 7. Germany 8. South Africa 9. Chile 10.Portugal #Trivia: It’s useful to know what the most popular types of wine are in each of the top producing countries for two reasons: value and quality. Finding Value & Finding Quality Take a closer look at the regions above including Germany, Italy, Australia and Argentina. Each of these countries focus on a distinct wine variety. For instance, Spain produces the highest volume of Tempranillo in the world. This means that Spain produces both the most value Tempranillo as well as the best Tempranillo in the world. The next time you buy wine from these top regions, focus on what their exceptional wines are. You are more likely to find something you’ll enjoy. http://winefolly.com/