Vineyard Picnic

I’ve had an itching to create a vineyard picnic this year and finally made it happen after tons of rain and weather had interfered with my plans since harvest. Because of the wine region in Texas where we live, typical vineyards keep the rows plowed because weeds grow so easily. So, I knew good blankets […]

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Wine Dinner Series: Spinach & Arugula with Prosciutto and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Ever wanted to impress your guests with a tasty, gourmet wine dinner, but had no idea where to start? The new Burklee Hill Blog’s Wine Dinner Series will be your new best friend: providing simple, yet impressive courses with wine pairing suggestions that will be sure to take the intimidation out of an at home […]

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Wine and Cheese Pairing: 101

There’s a good reason that cheese is often paired with wine. There’s something about the complex flavors of both that can elevate the tasting experience beyond what either can do alone. So, does it matter which cheese you select with which wine? It can definitely make a big difference. But, it doesn’t have to be […]

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Seared Brussel Sprouts with bacon & mushrooms

We have come to love brussel sprouts at our house. It took a little experimentation to figure out how all of us (kids included) would embrace them without bargaining away our dishwashers for the evening. And so, really, who doesn’t love bacon. Throw it on anything, right? Brussel sprouts are now a staple at our […]

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Smoked Prime Rib

  So, I have a confession. The hubby is truly the talented chef in our house. It’s true and let’s be honest, it’s Chace’s kitchen and I just live here. But, I enjoy assuming the role of sous chef any night he will let me. Lucky for me, we recently collaborated on a delightful dinner […]

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