Recipes

Tuna and Pineapple Kebabs with Ginger-Soy Glaze

This kebab combo uses a simple, homemade teriyaki glaze that compliments sweet and savory. Mix it up on the grill and use this same recipe with grilled chicken or summer veggies.

Watermelon, Feta and Basil Skewers

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Watermelon and feta cheese go beautifully with the cool, minty notes of basil.

Caprese Skewers with Basil Pesto Marinade

Caprese salads – ripe tomatoes paired with mozzarella, basil and olive oil – are the epitome of summer. These quick, colorful skewers are the perfect summer nibble for serendipitous get togethers.

Zinful BBQ Sauce

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This Zinful BBQ sauce takes only 15 minutes, plus it pairs perfectly (of course) with a glass of our Zinfandel. Mop it onto ribs, chops, chicken … even a burger. Just be warned … once you’ve had it, there’s no going back to bottled! 

Sun Tea

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Brewing tea in the sun makes it taste like you’ve captured summer in a glass. Use this recipe as a jumping off point for fun flavor combos of your own.

Curry Chicken and Mango Kebabs

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This kebab combo brings a touch of the tropics to your summer grill.

Chocolate-Cabernet Brownies

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The wine in these brownies isn’t overpowering—like espresso brownies, only with Cabernet instead.

Wild Mushroom Carbonara with Peas

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I love carbonara, but it can sometimes be too rich. This version adds a healthy dose of wild mushrooms for earthiness and tarragon for a fresh note.

Chickpea & Greens Chili

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This hearty dish captures all you love about chili – the comfort, the warming heat – using much less meat (and more leafy greens!) than the traditional version.

Frisee and Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

This is an elegant salad to start off a family gathering, to be sure. But it also makes a terrific light meal in and of itself. Feel free to add cubed beets or roasted vegetables or even a scoop of cooked quinoa if you’re going the main course route.

Grilled BLT Salad with Blue Cheese

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Grilling sturdy greens gives them a savory smokiness, which plays beautifully into this riff on the classic BLT.