3 Potato Salad

The holidays are over and New Year's is upon us, which, to many of us football-crazed Texans, means posting up in front of the TV watching the biggest of the Bowl games. And, of course, you can't comfortably watch football without appropriate food, drink, and snacks! Here is a potato salad that makes an easy accompaniment to any type of main dish - meat, seafood, or veggie. Perfect for game time! 

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Charlito's Cocina: Hand-crafted Charcuterie

Charles worked a desk job Monday-Friday and had an interesting weekend hobby: meat. He loved food and the process of curing meat. So, on a Saturday, you'd find Charles creating slow-aged, Heritage Breed pork salami seasoned with hand-raked, solar -evaporated sea salt from Guatemala.  

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a great way to feed a table full of elves. And this recipe is a great after-Christmas dish that can use up both ham leftovers and extra dinner rolls. The combination of salty ham, melty Gruyere, and toasty bread is so delicious, Santa might want to stick around for breakfast! 

Extra bonus, it can be made the night before and baked fresh in the morning, which is a real present for you! 

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Tangerine Scones

It's Christmas morning. Put on your elf hat and get busy mixing something special for breakfast! Fresh scones with a citrus kick are a terrific choice.

These Tangerine Scones come together pretty quickly (especially if you prep the fruit the night before) and are a unique way to gather all your elves around the breakfast table.

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Sage and Juniper IPA Surprises and Pleases

Those of you who know me well know that there is nothing I love more than a big, hoppy, aggressive IPA at the end of the day. You probably also know that my love for the Bend Oregon brewery, Deschutes, knows no bounds. Seriously. Those folks are brilliant!

So, when offered the chance to try their newest offering, Sagefight, before it even hit our stores, I jumped at the chance. Glad I did, too, because it’s excellent and offered some surprises. We have it in-store now, so read my review and then check it out for yourself! 

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Oft-maligned as a classic “icky vegetable” parents force their kids to eat, Brussels sprouts are enjoying the spotlight these days. I was first introduced to them at a bbq restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC. They were roasted with a barbecue rub and totally blew my mind. THESE were Brussels sprouts? Why have I spent my life fearing you?

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Invite Sangria to Your Holiday Party

Sangria is a perfect holiday party drink that looks festive and tastes merry. It’s also easy to make! Surprise your guests with homemade sangria and don’t be surprised when they whip out their phones and start taking posting pics of their pretty glasses loaded with fruit and good cheer! 

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Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Gatherings

Today our expert wine buyer answers your questions about what wines are great bets for holiday dinners and what they pair well with. These selections also make great host gifts if you're traveling! 

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Red Jacket Orchards Apple Cider

Enjoyed cold and crisp or served warm while cozied around a fire, apple cider is a seasonal favorite. You’ll find Red Jacket cider in our stores (and on sale through Christmas Eve), and one sip will put some extra merry in your Christmas.

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