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Spicy Italian Meatballs with Homemade Marinara Sauce

 

Spicy Italian Meatballs with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Spicy Italian meatballs in a delicious homemade marinara sauce. While writing the post for February’s Wine Pick of the Month featuring Oak Ridge 2012 Ancient Wine Zinfandel, I made more than one trip to the fridge to pair this wine with fresh arugula lightly drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, ground black pepper, and wrapped in thin sheets of prosciutto. I dug deep to pull out the flavors that were bringing this bold Zinfandel to the next level in order to decide on the dish I was going to pair it with as part of our monthly food and wine pairing challenge.

Wine Pick of the Month: 2012 Oak Ridge Ancient Vine Zinfandel

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Welcome to the second edition of Dang That’s Delicious Wine Pick of the Month! With the cooler temperatures of February, we agreed to move forward with another red that could be used to pair with heartier dishes. I stumbled across the 2012 Oak Ridge Ancient Vine Zinfandel at a sample tasting at Total Wine, and the decision for February’s Wine Pick of the Month was a no brainer.

Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Red Wine Reduction

Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Red Wine Reduction

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Instead of going to an expensive restaurant that will break your wallet, why not make a romantic gourmet dinner for your loved one? Stay in and add deliciousness to your Valentine’s Day by cooking a cozy and intimate dinner for two. Try this flavorful Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Red Wine Reduction recipe as your main entree. You and your loved one won’t be disappointed! 

Blackened Cod

Blacken Cod with Cauliflower Rice

Moist succulent blackened cod heavily seasoned with Cajun spices and cooked in a buttered up cast iron skillet, served over a bed of cauliflower rice with bacon and chives. This is a super quick, easy and healthy weekday or weekend protein to cook up and enjoy.

Cauliflower Rice with Bacon and Chives

Cauliflower Rice with Bacon and Chives

Don’t get me wrong, I still love pasta and grains, but this cauliflower rice with bacon and chives make a delicious low-carb dish. It is paleo-approved! The cauliflower gets “riced” in the food processor or blender and then lightly stir-fried with bacon, onion, chives, olive oil and bacon fat.