Foodie Favorites

What? You don't drink your wine out of a tumbler? #missingout



Things have been pretty up in the air lately here at the Whitney house but one thing that's for certain is the fact that we have been trying a lot more new recipes lately. I feel like, for the past year we've been stuck in a rut, kind of repeating the same good recipes and now, I've taken the time to really look for some new things and I've found a few gems that you have to try.

I whipped up this recipe for Pasta Pomodoro the other night and was pleasantly surprised. Admittedly, I wished there was more tomato's (I might use a can of of whole-peeled tomatoes, drained next time as well as the roma tomatoes) and I used a bit more chicken stock than it called for, but overall this recipe was a success. I lightened it up with wheat pasta, but you can use regular, rice, or whatever version of noodles your family prefers.

This Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada recipe has been in our repertoire for a bit (in fact I may have posted about it before) but I've been having a hankering for it again. I absolutely love the sauce and because it's chicken, it's not horrible for you. Win!

Our all time favorite new thing we've tried recently was this Buffalo Chicken Baked Ziti. Whoa. We love buffalo chicken something fierce and combine that with a ziti? Heaven. I did add more Frank's that it recommended, because we are of the opinion that if you can't taste the Frank's out right there's not enough in it.

We've also upped our beverage game as well. Brian suddenly started liking coffee again so it gave me an excuse to get an actual coffee maker versus a Keurig (ps have you seen this one?). Don't get me wrong, I loved my Keurig, but I was tired of paying the amount you pay per cup. So much less expensive to go the traditional route. Anyways, we've tried a few versions of coffee and have settled on Starbucks Caffe Verona. If you're a dark roast lover, this is for you.

I also tried a new La Croix and it's become my favorite, but my most exciting thing to tell you (and the real reason for this post) is the new wine I found. I am obsessed. It's the Robert Mondavi Private Collection Bourbon-Barrel Aged Cabernet and it...is...life. It's got the smokey/sweet from the bourbon, paired with the overall deliciousness of wine and it's only like $13/bottle. Love. For a more fancier option I always go with this, but the Bourbon-Barrel Cab is the ticket for me right now.


Do you have any new foodie favorites? Send me a link in the comments below!

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High five!