I have been saving up this recipe for red wine hot chocolate for today, because…TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! And when my birthday falls on one of my regular post-writing days, I always want to make it one of my most favorite recipes of the past year. And this rich, creamy, chocolate and cinnamon and red wine-infused cup of heaven is by far my favorite recipe of the past 365 days. It has almost all my favorite things in it. It’s positively decadent. It’s like a birthday in a mug. And so on my birthday (did I mention it’s my birthday?) I want to share it with YOU! Let’s make it!
Ah, these red wine short ribs! They are the perfect, hearty, easy way to welcome in fall. Because as much as I hate to say farewell to the basil and the local tomatoes and my flip-flops and sleeping with the window open, there’s something comforting about breaking out the cozy sweaters and the first fire in the fireplace of the season. And of a warm and wonderful supper bubbling busily on the stovetop on a gray Sunday afternoon. Ready to break in fall with me? Let’s make it!
The best coq au vin I have ever had in my life was at my friend David’s house. It was made the traditional way over a gloriously long weekend afternoon, and it was perfection. The next time I need perfect, traditional coq au vin I am planning to show up on his doorstep with my puppy dog eyes, and I am positive he will make it for me. But sometimes I get a hankering for coq au vin on a Tuesday night when I have more like 30 minutes to make it, and that’s when this recipe for what I call Weekend Coq Au Vin comes in handy. It ain’t David’s, but for something that can go from fridge to table in a half hour, it is pretty deletable, red-wine-infused, comfort food deliciousness.