Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Merlot Frosting

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To finish up our "Fall in Love, with Bota Box" series of aphrodisiac recipes, we thought we'd revisit an old favorite. What could be more romantic than a Chocolate AND Wine cupcake, right?? For Cupcakes: 2 Cups boiling water 1 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 3/4 Cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 Cup butter 2 1/4 Cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 … [Read more...]

Recipe: Honey Roasted Almonds

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Ingredients: 4 cups raw almonds 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 tbsp water 2 tsp vegetable or canola oil 2 tbsp raw honey   Directions: Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Cover baking sheet with foil. Roast for about 10-12 minutes, until browned. Let nuts cool completely. In a small bowl mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. Add water, oil … [Read more...]

Love-Token Lemon Pesto Linguine

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Ingredients  1 1/2 cups basil 2 -5 garlic cloves 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/8 cup lemon juice 1/8 cup olive oil 1 package fresh linguine pasta 1 tsp salt 1 T olive oil Directions: Boil water for pasta. Add linguine, salt and olive oil to boiling water and cook until desired tenderness. Mix basil, garlic, pine nuts and parmesan in a … [Read more...]

Recipe: “Hot and Heavy” Oysters

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Ingredients 10-12 oysters 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 T buttermilk 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp italian seasoning Canola or Vegetable oil for frying   Hot Sauce: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1-2 T prepared horseradish 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 T lemon juice 1/8 … [Read more...]

Recipe: Mixed Berry Cobbler

We've paired the main meal—Ribs, Beans and Cornbread—with a rich Gnarly Head Zin. For dessert, try some Berry Cobbler and the GH Authentic White! INGREDIENTS: 4 1/2 cups mixed fresh berries (we like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) 4 tablespoons white sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon … [Read more...]

Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Cornbread

Rounding out our summer BBQ—Ribs, Beans, and of course some Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin—with a nice, hearty cornbread. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup flour 1-1/2 cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 lb bacon, cooked and broken into small pieces 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup frozen or fresh … [Read more...]

Recipe: BBQ Beef and Bean Casserole

Need something to go with your Ribs and Gnarly Head? Try this amazing side dish... INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb. bacon 1/2 lb. ground beef 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 c. white sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. ketchup 1/4 c. barbecue sauce 2T prepared mustard 2T molasses 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans - drained 1 (16 oz.) can lima beans - … [Read more...]

Recipe: Authentically Awesome Spare Ribs with Fig, Jalapeno Sauce

The following recipe was the winning Rib Recipe from the 2012 Gnarly Rib Challenge. Have a great rib recipe of your own? Enter it in this year's contest for a chance to win $5000! Submitted by Daniel Labrie WINE PAIRING Gnarly Head Authentic Red   DESCRIPTION St. Louis style ribs braised low and slow in the oven with salt, pepper, a cup of vegetable broth, onion quarters, two cloves … [Read more...]

Recipe: Campfire (or Grill) Potatoes

Here’s a simple recipe that will pair perfectly with a Bandit Red Wine Blend for your next Grill Night or "Glamping" trip!  Ingredients: sliced potatoes diced onion butter or margarine grated parmesan cheese Shredded Cheddar cheese salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions Prepare Fire: Campfire Method: Build a campfire and allow the fire to burn until it has … [Read more...]

Grilled Pineapple Cake

Turn your camping trip into a Glamping trip with this fun grilled dessert that pairs perfectly with a Bandit Merlot TetraPak ! Ingredients: Pineapple chunks (fresh or canned) pound cake (frozen or homemade) cut into 3/4 inch cubes unsalted butter light brown sugar cooking spray Directions: 1.) Tear of a large strip of tin foil and fold in half. Coat one side with cooking … [Read more...]