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Chicken Thighs with Creamy Asparagus & Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce – easy dinner recipe perfect for weeknights and presentable enough for a special occasion, too!   If you like bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, you will really enjoy this recipe, as the dark chicken meat goes really well with the creamy Mozzarella cheese sauce and the asparagus. [click to continue…]

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Looking for an easy shrimp recipe?  Then, try this Creamy Pasta with Shrimp, Bacon, Spinach, Garlic, and Tomatoes!  This is one of the best ways to cook shrimp – by smothering it in a creamy Parmesan sauce with lots of veggies and bacon, and red pepper flakes!  Try this easy seafood pasta sometime soon, and I am sure you will like it! [click to continue…]

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Fajita-style chicken breasts seasoned with the Mexican spices, topped with bell peppers and pepper jack cheese, and roasted in the oven. Easy dinner recipe! [click to continue…]

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Tomato Asparagus Chicken Fettuccine Pasta – delicious, healthy dinner.  Perfect choice if you are in love with the Mediterranean food! Lots of healthy ingredients: fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, asparagus, and olive oil.  And, lots of flavor: garlic, crushed red pepper, basil, sun-dried tomatoes. [click to continue…]

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One-Pan Pesto Chicken, Tortellini, and Veggies – healthy, easy-to-make Mediterranean-style dinner that is good for you and it tastes like comfort food! [click to continue…]

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Creamy Mozzarella Shrimp Pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes in a delicious creamy Mozzarella pasta sauce, made from scratch. A great recipe for shrimp lovers! [click to continue…]

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Chicken Pot Pie Wild Rice – easy, flavorful, creamy, perfect weeknight dinner! All the yummy ingredients of a pot pie, but with the wild rice instead. It’s a comfort food made completely from scratch, with fresh, whole ingredients, and it’s also gluten free! [click to continue…]

Disclosure: I was provided with the complimentary wine tour by Ultimate Wine Tours, and complimentary wine tastings at Two Amigos Winery and Petroni Vineyards in exchange for writing an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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Visiting Petroni Vineyards was the second wine tasting tour we did in partnership with the Ultimate Wine Tours during our visit to Sonoma in January 2017 (our first wine tasting was at Two Amigos Winery – and you can read all about it here). Ultimate Wine Tours are run by husband/wife team of Captain Steve and Admiral Jean, and they specialize in creating unique wine tasting experiences by taking their guests to boutique wineries that are off the beaten tourist track. To get to Petroni Vineyards, Captain Steve drove us up a narrow and winding road with stunning views to arrive at the mountain top with the American and Italian flags waving at the entrance to the winery. The views were truly spectacular and panoramic, and the pictures just don’t do the justice to what you will see once you arrive at the winery. [click to continue…]

Disclosure: I was provided with the complimentary wine tour by Ultimate Wine Tours, and complimentary wine tastings at Two Amigos Winery and Petroni Vineyards in exchange for writing an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Sonoma Wine Tasting Tour

During my recent (and first ever!) trip to Sonoma Valley, California, in January of 2017, I was looking for some of the best wine tasting tours out there that targeted boutique wineries and had more of a private feel to them. As a result, we have partnered with the Ultimate Wine Tours, run by husband/wife team of Captain Steve and Admiral Jean, who specialize in wine tasting tours of small, off-the-beaten-path wineries. With Ultimate Wine Tours, you visit unique boutique wineries, get to meet winery owners, have a picnic, and just have a fun time at the most spectacular properties.
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Disclosure: The Girl and The Fig restaurant provided me with a credit towards a portion of our dinner in exchange for an honest restaurant review which I am pleased to provide below. All opinions are my own.
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If you’re looking for a casual, unpretentious dinner spot (or lunch) in downtown Sonoma, serving French/American countryside bistro style food, with the very reasonable pricing for the type of cuisine being served, then look no further than The Girl and The Fig Restaurant.
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Disclosure: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa provided us with complimentary dinner at their 38º North Lounge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!

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During our recent January trip to Sonoma Valley in Northern California, my husband and I wanted a really private, secluded spot so that we could relax and enjoy our down time away from the crowds, which is why we chose to stay at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. It was really a perfect choice for what we needed: seclusion, privacy, excellent spa, close proximity to downtown Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley wineries, hotel transportation to downtown Sonoma when we needed it.

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