CRUSH- Temecula


A few weeks ago, FH and I were invited by McCue Marketing Communications to attend the second annual CRUSH event in Temecula featuring the food and wine of Temecula.

FH and I used to visit Temecula frequently for wine tasting and thought this would be a fun opportunity to revisit some of our favorite wineries.

The event took place at Monte de Oro Winery.  The first item on the agenda was a roundtable featuring some of the winery owners. They discussed wine making, concerns, goals, etc. The event took place in the barrel room which was pretty cool to see. We were also able to sample several wines, including some reserved wines not available for purchase. I really enjoyed one red wine in particular, but unfortunately, it was one of the ones not for sale.

Then we went back upstairs to the show/tasting room section and sipped  some champagne and sampled appetizers while we waited for the main showcase to start. The event featured almost all the wineries in Temecula as well as many restaurants and caterers in the area.

Brownie Cookies


So it should come as no surprise that not everything in my kitchen comes out perfectly. For weeks now I’ve been wanting to make these brownie cookies I bookmarked.


Recently, as part of the Foodbuzz program, I was selected to try out samples of Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolates. I absolutely love dark chocolate, so I was pretty psyched to be chosen.

My lovely package of samples included three large chocolate bars and two bags filled with individual chocolate squares.