Make Your Graduation Party Easy!

By Tracy Iseminger | Jul 19, 2017

This year we had another graduation in the family. Whoo hoo! This would be the 3rd grad party we’ve hosted and this time, we were all about no-stress! In the past we did the cooking and spent hours preparing and serving, never really getting a chance to sit back and enjoy the party. Not this…

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Roasted Pear Crostini with Blue Cheese and Honey

By Tracy Iseminger | Jun 7, 2017

This simple roasted pear crostini appetizer goes amazingly with a soft dry white wine or champagne!     Not only does this roasted pear crostini taste absolutely amazing, it is SO easy to make and everyone falls in love with it every time it is served.  We paired our appetizers with Tapteil Vineyards Dry Reisling on Red…

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Rosé Wine Float

Rosé Wine Float

By Back Porch Somm | May 12, 2017

Summer is coming and it’s time to start thinking about some new cool summer drinks. Of course, we love wine so why not find new ways to enjoy your favorite. Enter the Rosé Wine Float.     It’s a super simple dessert to make when you want light refreshing flavor. Pick your favorite Rosé and add a…

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Roasted Panko Artichokes with Lemon Aioli


By Tracy Iseminger | May 4, 2017

These roasted panko artichokes are super easy to make and are a perfect appetizer for wine parties!       Making these crispy artichoke bites is super easy and taste so good with an easy lemon aioli. Throwing this together will take less than 30 minutes and is always a crowd pleaser.  The best thing is,…

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Eggs Benedict Asparagus Tart

Eggs Benedict Asparagus Tart

By Tracy Iseminger | May 3, 2017

This easy eggs benedict asparagus tart brings this breakfast classic to a new level. Perfect elegant dish for breakfast or brunch!       I LOVE eggs benedict. It’s one of my favorite dishes to serve for a big Sunday morning. Recently, we decided to take it up a notch and experiment with making some…

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DIY Wine Glass Dryer

By Tracy Iseminger | Apr 27, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I have broken more wine glasses trying to get them spotless when drying. Sigh… So I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own super easy DIY wine glass dryer that works PERFECTLY!  The best part is that it’s SUPER CHEAP and takes about 2…

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Mini Carrot Cheesecake Bites

By Back Porch Somm | Apr 27, 2017

These mini carrot cheesecake bites are super easy to make, look beautiful, and taste amazing! Impress your guests with little effort!     WINE NOTES: Mini Carrot Cheesecake Bites Pair well with Cotes de Ciel Viognier   When we made these delicious little bites of heaven, we didn’t have a lot of time on our…

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Donnafugata SurSur Grillo Wine Review

DonnaFugata SurSur Grillo Wine Review

By Tracy Iseminger | Apr 23, 2017

DONNAFUGATA SURSUR GRILLO Back Porch Somm recently received a bottle of Donnafugata SurSur Grillo to try. Since we tend to drink a lot of wines from Washington State, it was fun to try something completely different. We’d never tried a Grillo varietal before. It’s a Sicilian grape that to us had some characteristics similar to…

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Easy Chalk Paint Easter Eggs

Easy Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs

By Tracy Iseminger | Apr 11, 2017

Another fun way we found to dress up Easter Eggs that the kids LOVE too, is with chalkboard paint. Yes… SO simple and lets you get creative over and over again with your eggs.  We bought our chalkboard paint in a kit, but all you really need is some colored chalkboard paint, a foam brush,…

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