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American Serenade - Cadence (Peach/Apricot Chardonnay), $13.99 (


Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes from Paula Deen Paula Deen Crab Cake Add old Bay seasoning (2 tbsps which gives them a hint that great Maryland Crab Cake flavor, a dash of hot sauce Panko, used about 3/4 cup rather than 1/3. Put on cookie sheet and let set in the fridge for an hour-this helps greatly to maintain shape. Didn't dust with floud and baked on 400 for 10 mins on each side instead of frying.

from Washingtonian

Grape Adventures: The Best Vineyards in Virginia and Maryland

Chardonnay, aged in French oak, that keep them coming back. This small winery has a comfy tasting room with a fireplace, but if the weather’s nice, head out to the deck or the edge of the koi pond for fresh mountain air. 2747 Leeds Manor Rd. (Rt. 688), Markham; 540-364-1609; nakedmtnwin

#ConoSur Chardonnay - A sure bet for almost all naturally oily and/or white meats: duck, pork, lamb, salmon; the simpler their cooking, the better. When it comes to pasta, Chardonnay likes creamy sauces, and/or with seafood. This is a well-liked aperitif wine, either on its own or with a cheese plate. A few suggestions to enjoy are pâté mousse with bacon and nuts, pork fillet with toasted almonds, and marinated shrimps.

from 2 Cookin' Mamas

Chateau Ste Michelle Wines Excel!

2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling - a medium-dry Riesling from Washington state with peach, pear and light citrus flavors. An excellent wine for under $8. Rating: 4/5

from Yummy Beet

Roasted Garlic, Parsnip & White Bean Soup

A Twitter reply I received yesterday made me think. Have you ever been asked what your “guilty pleasure” is. Or used the word “guilt” when it comes to food. I...