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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Red Wine Chocolate Cake

When I find that I have some leftover wine in my refrigerator, there are quite a few ways to use it up. You can add fruit juices and sweeteners to make a batch of sangria, you can use it in savory cooking or turn it into a delicious cake. Both white and red wines can be used in baking with surprisingly good results. My Sauvignon ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Host A Wine Tasting

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Host A Wine Tasting

People who love to cook and bake also usually love to entertain. Throwing a party, whether it is a small get-together or a huge gathering, not only lets us bring people together, but gives us an excuse to try out all kinds of wonderful new recipes. You can’t have a party without beverages to go with your snacks and I enjoy everything from coffee to ... Read More »

Wilton Wine Bottle Cake Pan

Wilton Wine Bottle Cake Pan

A bottle of wine is a good host or hostess gift to bring to a party, but I have a feeling that a wine cake baked in this unusual Wine Bottle Cake Pan from Wilton will be an even bigger hit! The 15-inch long pan bakes a bottle-shaped cake that will be an attention grabber anywhere you go. The cake pan holds the equivalent of ... Read More »

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake

Wine is an unusual ingredient when it comes to baing, though it is often used in savory cooking. But add a little sugar and wine can easily turn from something “dry” into something sweet. Sangria is one example of a way that sugar can sweeten up wine and this Sauvignon Blanc Bundt Cake is another. This easy to make bundt not only uses white wine ... Read More »

Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce

Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce is one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions, though I make sauces multiple times throughout the holiday season every year. I always enjoyed the sweet-tart flavor of cranberry sauce growing up, but usually only bought a jar for Thanksgiving. Once I realized that the sauce is so easy to make – and so easy to put different flavor twists on – I started ... Read More »

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Harvest Spice Red Blend, review

Woodbridge Harvest Spice Wine Gift Set

I buy a lot of wine during the holidays, some of it to serve and some of it to gift to friends at holiday parties. When I’m shopping for wine for a party, I like to buy versatile wines that I think will appeal to every guest, whether they’re a wine enthusiast or just a party enthusiast! I also appreciate it if that wine isn’t ... Read More »

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Baking Bites!

Sangria is a fantastic entertaining drink in the summer. It’s a combination of fruit juices and wine that, together, make a sweet and refreshing beverage. You can make sangria with all kinds of different fruits and can use either red or white whine for the base. You can also make them in large batches ahead of a party, so you don’t need to worry about ... Read More »

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Last year, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to learn more about wine. Wine is complex, and it goes without saying that there is a lot out there to learn about it. I didn’t necessarily need to become a wine expert – but I wanted to enjoy it more and increase my chances of picking out a bottle that I’d like when I went ... Read More »

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