The Mack-daddy of Mac and Cheese

We’re all trying to watch our calories and waistlines as summer approaches, that’s a given. But sometimes you just need some mac and cheese in your life and the image of that summer bod gets put on hold temporarily.  So if you’re going to go for it, go all in and enjoy it. Enter a…

#MeatlessMondays: Sweet potato and mushroom risotto

Since the New Year, I’ve been doing #MeatlessMondays as a way to break out of my routine and not only challenge myself to try to incorporate more vegetables into my diet, but also to try new vegetarian recipes as well. Being that this is also Lent, and many of you might be searching for meatless options for…

Champagne Campaign in Épernay

Having spent a decent amount of time in France in the past, it seemed like a crime that I hadn’t made my way out to the Champagne region! I decided that needed to be remedied on this most recent trip. The two main cities in Champagne are Reims and Épernay. While they both have many…

Dreams of croissants in my head

I was in Paris last week, and let me tell you, I made sure I sampled as many carbs as the city could offer. Thank god for all of the walking we did, otherwise I would have put on some serious lbs! So this week, I’m detoxing and the pastry/bread withdrawal is real my friends!…

Welcome!

I’ve talked about starting this blog COUNTLESS times over dinners with my friends (thanks for being my sounding board!), and now I’ve decided to take the plunge and make this a reality. The tagline of Vino and Vivre is “Living life to the fullest—one cocktail and bite at a time”, and this is really how…