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I cannot stop pinning.  I’m obsessed with Pinterest.  I’m pretty sure you’re obsessed with Pinterest. Wait!  Aren’t we ALL obsessed with Pinterest?  Laying in bed late at night, pinning away.  Pinning from your desk allll day long.  Pinning when you’re supposed to be doing something else! Pinterest.  Businesses, big businesses, (Macys, LL Bean, Lowes) are…

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April 4, 2014

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Looking for wine suggestions, new recipes for your everyday eats or entertaining needs, or even a list of cool wineries in a particular region you’re heading to?   Did you know that between Amusée’s Facebook, Blog, Pinterest, and Instagram pages – we have you covered from A to Z? Amusée’s Blog lists a zillion Wine…

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January 30, 2014



Need a little pick me up before we head back into this Polar Vortex?  My god, will it ever end?! This week’s #VittlesandVino post, as promised, comes with a little local love as we feature a Minnesota Wine paired to a fun recipe for your weekend. I tried the recipe for the first time last…

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January 24, 2014

#ManicMondays with Chuck!


As many of you know, I have invited my dear friend Chuck Kanski, wine extraordinaire and owner of Solo Vino Wine Shop, to share his thoughts in a new column for Amusée called #ManicMondays with Chuck, featured the 3rd Monday of every month.  Today’s that day!  Always interesting, and ALWAYS entertaining, we LOVE Chuck’s passion…

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January 20, 2014



#VittlesandVino is here, peeps!  Friday is our day to load you up with a delicious (and easy) recipe for the weekend, along with a delicious new wine to pair to the piece. This week’s recipe comes after a class I put on last week at Cooks of Crocus Hill with my two Food/Libation Besties, Cooks…

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January 17, 2014

#VittlesandVino Friday!


Hey Hey, it’s Friday again!  Time for a tasty recipe and wine pairing for your weekend fun from Amusée. This week I’ve selected a really tasty winter warmer for your weekend pleasure.  Because we are about to experience a Polar Vortex within the next few days in the Midwest, and the east coast is about…

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January 3, 2014



Listen up y’all, today is Friday!  You know what that means…our weekly #VittlesandVino post comes to you with one fantastic recipe and wine pairing to try over your weekend, or better yet…a dish you might try for your upcoming New Years Eve Dinner. This week, I post a recipe that is near and dear to…

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December 27, 2013



Continuing right along with our new weekly posts, today we come to #VittlesandVino! Every Friday, we post a fun new recipe and wine pairing for you to try over the weekend – named #VittlesandVino.  The recipes are some that I’ve gathered from a number of my favorite (mostly local) chefs, food enthusiasts or food bloggers.…

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December 20, 2013

Tis the Season for Mulled Wine!

Mulled wine

I love this time of year as the familiar sound of the Salvation Army bells, twinkly multicolored lights and holiday music warm even the chilliest of Minnesotans.  On top of that, almost everywhere I go I run into Mr. and Mrs. Claus! While yes, all of the above is an absolute bonus, my favorite part…

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December 13, 2013

Cambria Style Magazine: Winter Issue ~ Classic Brunch Recipes paired to Sparkling Wines


Entertaining this holiday season and need a few new ideas to supe up your Recipe/Wine Pairings rolodex? In the latest edition of Cambria Style Magazine, the winter issue featuring Andrea Bocelli, I lay out a number of delicious sips paired to a lovely array of Classic Brunch Recipes. Article Title:  Family Style Written by Amanda…

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December 11, 2013
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