Hello, Wine Lovers! My Facebook LIVE “Wines of the Week” series continues with a timely episode featuring Aphrodisiac Wines just in time for Valentine’s Day. As lovers of wine (and each other) why not incorporate both during this most romantic holiday to heighten the mood for l’amour?
Research has shown that red wines rule as far as increasing arousal so today’s selections feature various incarnations of red wine including sparkling, still and fortified. And while 1-2 glasses has found to optimally enhance desire, too much more than that can have the adverse effect, leaving your romantic encounter, um, LESS than satisfying.
TODAY’S FEATURED WINES ( to purchase any of these selections through Wine.com, simply click the name of the wine):
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
– Don’t miss my Glamorous Valentine’s Giveaway featuring a beautiful bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne – a $100 value! Entering is SUPER easy and I’ll be drawing a winner Sunday 2/11 at 6pm EST and announcing it on my Facebook Page.
– I’ve got TWO delicious Valentine’s Day menus here on the GG (1) Steak a Poivre a Deux with Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes and (2) Mustard Roasted Fish with Roasted Vegetables + Coeur à la Crème with Raspberries for Dessert!
I hope you enjoy the Aphrodisiac Wines mentioned in today’s episode of “Wines of the Week” and I’d like to wish you all a very Happy and Delicious Valentine’s Day,
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Nothing says Valentine’s Day like something sweet for your Sweetheart. Especially something homemade with a glamorous flair! Our Glamorous Valentine’s Day Cookies fit the bill perfectly, are utterly delicious and super easy to make. In fact, they are in such demand here at Chez Miskew, I use this same cookie recipe for virtually every holiday. I simply swap out the cookie cutters and frosting colors to suit the season or holiday. The jig is up, my foodie friends!
While the recipe itself is pretty basic, I think what makes these cookies so darn special is the salt. I always use Kosher salt when baking and there’s just something about the balance of sweet and salty in this recipe that makes these cookies super addictive. So if you enjoy kettle corn, bacon chocolate bars, or Blue cheese and Sauternes you seriously need to try these cookies!
For Valentine’s Day, simply use a heart-shaped cookie cutter, I love the 4-inch Wilton heart cookie cutter pictured above, to create the romantic shape and then dress the cookies up with pink and red frosting and oodles of glamorous sprinkles. An oversize cookie cutter like this one makes the cookies feel more special. I also highly recommend pairing these cookies with a tall, cold glass of milk – preferably 2%.
Our Glamorous Valentine’s Cookies are perfect for bringing to school parties or giving as special treats for your friends, neighbors and, of course, your significant other. Just be sure to enjoy a couple yourself first because they have a habit of disappearing very quickly!
For more of our Glamorous Valentine’s deliciousness including wine recommendations, dinner recipes, gift ideas and other sweet treats, please click here. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy these cookies and have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!
If you’re planning on indulging in our Steak au Poivre a Deux this Valentine’s Day, why not continue the indulgence into dessert with this deliciously decadent recipe for Red Velvet Cake. Not only am I obsessed with the delicious flavor of the bright red cake slathered with cream cheese frosting and topped with crunchy chopped pecans, this recipe has sentimental... Read More
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’re looking for the perfect dish to seduce your Valentine – look no further. Our recipe for Steak au Poivre à Deux and Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes paired with a deliciously seductive red wine will ensure an evening of endless possibilities! Steak au Poivre is a classic French dish that consists... Read More
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You’ve prepared a delicious meal (like our Barefoot Contessa-Inspired Valentine’s Day menu), selected the perfect bottle of wine (like one of our Valentine’s wine recommendations), yet something’s missing…it could be the right music! If you’re like me, music is a crucial part of any experience and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Below is The Glamorous Gourmet’s Valentine’s Day Playlist featuring... Read More
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You’ve prepared a delicious meal (like our Barefoot Contessa-Inspired Valentine’s Day menu), selected the perfect bottle of wine (like one of our Valentine’s wine recommendations), yet something’s missing…it could be the right music!
If you’re like me, music is a crucial part of any experience and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Below is The Glamorous Gourmet’s Valentine’s Day Playlist 2015 featuring 16 songs guaranteed to set the mood for l’amour! Our playlist features songs from the new Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack (it’s fabulous!) as well as some of our favorite artists throughout the years including Madonna, Beyoncé, Michael Bublé, Jill Scott, and The Bird and the Bee. I hope you enjoy our selections – to view any of the songs in iTunes, simply click the name of the song:
The Glamorous Gourmet’s Valentine’s Day Playlist 2015
1.) My Funny Valentine – Matt Damon
2.) L-O-V-E – Fisher
3.) Living for Love – Madonna
4.) He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) – Jill Scott
5.) The Look of Love – Sergio Mendes & Fergie
6.) I Put a Spell on You (Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack) – Annie Lennox
7.) Muskrat Love – Captain & Tennille
8.) Oh L’Amour – Erasure
9.) Fever – Michael Bublé
10.) Peel Me a Grape – Diana Krall
11.) I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl – Baby Goes Bang
12.) How Deep is Your Love? – The Bird and The Bee
13.) If the Stars Were Mine – Melody Gardot
14.) L’Amour – Carla Bruni
15.) Slave to Love – Bryan Ferry
16.) Crazy in Love (2014 Remix from the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack) – Beyoncé
What are some of your favorite romantic songs? Please let us know in the comment section below and hope you a very happy and romantic Valentine’s Day!
“I only drink Champagne on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not.” – Coco Chanel Nothing says Valentine’s Day like Champagne – especially when it’s pink! And in honor of this most romantic holiday, we’re giving away a very special selection this month to a lucky winner, the Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne (a $75 value)!... Read More
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