IPNC Winemaker’s Dinner at Domaine Serene Winery

Field at Domaine Serene

Thursday evening  we attended a pre-IPNC winemaker’s dinner at Domaine Serene Winery. Many of these dinners were available at various wineries and selecting which one to attend was difficult.  We so much enjoyed a visit and VIP Tasting at  Domaine Serene last year that we decided this would be our choice. Domaine Serene is owned by Ken and Grace

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Nicks Italian Cafe, McMinnville, Oregon

Nicks Italian Cafe

Nicks Italian Cafe just may be our favorite restaurant.  Heading to the International Pinot Noir Celebration, we planned an arrival one day early just so we could dine at Nick’s.  We visited Nick’s last year on an Oregon wine tasting trip and the memories of good food, atmosphere and fun were still firmly etched in our

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The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe Ever

I’ll never forget inviting the in-laws over for dinner and my Mother-in-law exclaiming,  “This chicken is pretty good for being burnt”.  Thus started my quest for a recipe that would produce perfectly grilled chicken, EVERY time.  Don’t you just get flat out grumpy when you’ve slaved over the hot grill, turning,  moving, babying each piece of chicken and

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NoNo’s Cajun Restaurant in Highlands Ranch

Thank you Randy Tickle, Colorado State Bank and Trust,  for sending me business, thanks to NoNo’s for being in business so I can take care of business and thank Randy for his business. A client appreciation lunch ended up at NoNo’s Cajun Restaurant in Highlands Ranch. Randy read my blog post about NoNo’s and being

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Cook Up Some Brats for Oscar Mayer

I wish I were an oscar mayer

Oscar Mayer died at the age of 95.   So in honor, let’s all cook up some sort of wieners, or make a bologna sandwich or something – well, I’m thinkin brats, since I already had them purchased and planned for dinner: Simple. Open up your favorite bottle of beer and pour it into your favorite fry pan, heat

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