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We Remember: A Thirsty Thursday Dedicated to Those Who Gave Their Lives so That We May Be Free

It is that time of year again and as things begin to open up, families are planning summer vacations, gathering for BBQs, and simply getting back out there. I am amongst those! (Well, we have been out there since my husband has been flying this whole time. But now I am doing it mask free!)… Continue reading We Remember: A Thirsty Thursday Dedicated to Those Who Gave Their Lives so That We May Be Free

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Thirsty Thursday with Mandy: Let’s Chat $20 Wines!

I recently celebrated my wedding anniversary with this guy: We have been hitched for 20 years now, through two wars, multiple deployments, lots of geographically separations, tears, laughter, good wine, bad wine, wine gone bad, winning Bronco seasons and losing ones...but he has always had my back and I could not have chosen a better… Continue reading Thirsty Thursday with Mandy: Let’s Chat $20 Wines!

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The Food

Rack of Lamb, Frenched On today's Thirst Thursday segment, we will be grilling up some lamb chops. I will be grilling on my Le Creuset grill pan because it's cold out there! I will top with The French Kitchen's Maître D' butter and serving them with TFK's Potato Daphinoise and sautéed spinach (by the way,… Continue reading The Food

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Thirsty Thursday Chats Passover and Easter: Wines and Foods to Delight and Grace Your Holiday Table

As part of my monthly segment on 850 KOA with The Mandy Connell Show, we are once again turning our attention to holiday wines and the foods that love them. This time, we are taking a look at options for your Passover or Easter holiday scene. Since both holidays were severely limited in 2020 due… Continue reading Thirsty Thursday Chats Passover and Easter: Wines and Foods to Delight and Grace Your Holiday Table

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Mocktails and Keto Crackers: The Wine Yogi’s Journey to Dry January

If you are anything like me, 2020 was a struggle when it came to enjoying wine, frequently, and finding some comfort in food (I managed to hold off gaining weight as a result of the lockdowns, shutdowns, mask mandates, and news of the day until my dad passed.) So, I decided to set several intentions… Continue reading Mocktails and Keto Crackers: The Wine Yogi’s Journey to Dry January