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Wine Pairings for Pecan Biscotti

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR PECAN BISCOTTI as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo – Holidays are filled with love, warmth, and houses filled with family, friends, and laughter.  Desserts during the holidays should reflect the same – comfort and delight. – Biscotti is a dessert that has loving history for my family, and is a treat that pairs […]

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Messina Hof Pecan Biscotti Recipe

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“Biscotti is such an Italian treat. It seems that every Italian household has a jar of biscotti ready for dunking in the espresso. One cousin double bakes the ones for dunking and leaves some softer after a single bake for the children’s treats. Each family has a favorite recipe. We always look forward to the […]

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November Gardening Tips

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Tips for your Garden in November as recommended by Charla Anthony Cool season crops are growing in earnest this month, but there is still time to add a few more things to the vegetable garden. Keep a close eye on weather predications and be ready to cover new or baby plants in the event of […]

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Branches Abiding in the Vine

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Grace Bible gave the sermon “I Am the Vine” on Sunday. Messina Hof was blessed to serve as the visual example of what the vine is, how it works, and the relationship between the vine and the branches. These two YouTube videos explain that relationship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTBZ8w53AkY – John 15, first in the sermon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNIuUg4EEvI John […]

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Guest Tablescapers: Wanda & Mike

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“Mike and I moved to College Station and built a home in 2011. Our new home includes a large, covered back porch and an additional outdoor kitchen area. We made the indoor living area opened specifically for entertaining and/or visiting with guests. Mike, as a Master Gardener, put in a large vegetable garden and fruit […]

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Wine Pairings for Sweet Potato Casserole

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Sweet potatoes are a classic Southern comfort food ingredient and a holiday table staple. Its firm shape allows sweet potatoes to be sliced and diced to suit an endless list of recipes. Cooking sweet potatoes breaks down the structure and lends it great options […]

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October Vineyard Notes

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In October the vineyard gets a well-deserved rest. The leaves turn a brilliant red and yellow. As they fall we give thanks to the Lord for the crop of 2017. Soon it will be time to prune. Pruning is the way we ready the vineyard for the 2018 crop. It’s amazing that our vineyard is […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

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Print Sweet potato casserole as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Course Side Dish Cuisine American Ingredients 2 lbs fresh yams ½ cup butter ½ cup toasted pecans 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup brown sugar 1/3 bag small marshmallows ¼ cup Messina Hof Angel Riesling Salt […]

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October Gardening Tips

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Tips for your Garden in October as recommended by Charla Anthony Renewed interest in growing your own food is understandable, particularly if you value high quality, flavorful produce and peace of mind in how it is grown. If you’ve never grown edibles in Texas, there is no better time to begin, than with the cool […]

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