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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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Wine Pairings for Tailgates

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WINE PAIRINGS FOR TAILGATES as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Tailgating offers a great selection of different foods that can be paired with many different wines. The Cucuzza Squash Dip and the Cucuzza Spiced Bread are easy to make, easy to serve and very tasty additions to your tailgate buffet.   The Cucuzza Squash Dip is […]

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September Vineyard Notes

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2017 Messina Hof Estates vineyard produced its first crop. After the heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey, we are experiencing lush growth in preparation for a winter’s sleep and dormancy. All of the Vineyard District grapes were harvested prior to the start of the big rains. They were at peak perfection and are happily fermenting as […]

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September in the Neighborhood

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The Vineyard District is fortunate to be on high ground so there were no flooding issues.   Our heart goes out to those who have lost their homes and jobs and are dealing with great uncertainty. If you want to help make a difference, KBTX has a site listing opportunities to help.   http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/How-you-can-help-victims-of-Hurricane-Harvey-442067553.html Texans helping Texans. […]

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Guest Tablescaper: Lynn Hagan

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At Hagan Ranch, our philosophy of entertaining is simple – comfort. Comfort food, comfort for you, and comfort for us. After living overseas and out of the country for so long, we want Texas food – pure and simple. We want our guests to be comfortable – providing a place for Aggies and lovers of […]

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September Gardening Tips

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Tips for your Garden in September as recommended by Charla Anthony The cool season garden takes off in September, with the planting of many of the easily grown edibles, like the leafy greens. While thoughts most often turn to vegetable gardens in spring, hands down the fall-winter garden can be the most enjoyable. For one […]

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