FRIDAY FAVES // Pretty Parfaits, Crispy Zucchini, and Pumpkin Spice Strikes Again

Photo: Hannah Morgan via Unsplash

Hellooo, friend! Happy opening day of the Minnesota State Fair! Hope you're heading into a wine-derful (ha) weekend. Starting today, we'll be pairing each of our Friday faves with a wine that fits its vibe. A little avant garde? Absolutely. Please enjoy!

FRIDAY FAVES - 8.26.22


- Follow our somm, Leslee, here for all of her wine-related escapades at the Minnesota State Fair.
> DRINK THIS: Winehaven Winery Cranberry Wine

- Loving the scallop detail on this mirror.
> DRINK THIS: Il Mostro 'Terre di Chieti - Longana' Frizzante Rosato

- This crispy Zucchini Rice and Cheese Gratin should probably be in your late summer dinner rotation.
> DRINK THIS: Mr. Brightside Gamay Blanc

- Japanese style parfaits are popping up on dessert menus all over the place. And WOW, are they stunning! Check out this list of pretty parfaits in Tokyo.
> DRINK THIS: Elio Perrone 'Bigaro'

- If you haven't signed up for our newsletter, NOW IS THE TIME. We're unveiling a big {BIG) project in September and we'll be...

[RECIPE + PAIRING] Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Bars + Moscato

Photo: Bree Felten Leidel

EVERYTHING is Halloween right now! If you're just a little sick of the Snickers and Twizzlers and pumpkin-shaped Reeses, get a load of this adult Halloween treat below—created by my pal Corey Meier of Create Catering—that you can whip up in under 20 minutes. The best part about it? It pairs well with a fizzy little Moscato!

Trick or treat, friends!

*Pair to an off dry Moscato, like the 2017 Foris Sparkling Moscato*

Makes one 9×9 pan

For the Bars
• 2 Tbsp Butter
• 1 Bag Marshmallows
• 1Tbsp Instant Coffee Granules
• 5-6 Cups Rice Krispies

For the Pumpkin-White Chocolate Ganache
• 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree
• 1 Cup White Chocolate

For the Spice Mix - Make to your liking!
• Cinnamon to taste
• Ginger to taste
• Nutmeg to taste
• Ground Mace to taste

For the Dark Chocolate Drizzle
• 4 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips

1. Melt the butter and marshmallows together in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat.
2. Once melted, add the coffee granules and stir to combine.
3. Fold in the...

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