Friday, September 30, 2011

5 Star Makeover Round-Up: Cooking with Wine

This month we welcomed two new members to our fantastic cooking group.  A big thank you to our newest collaborators and our returning members for their hard graft and imagination in executing this month's theme.

Thank you to my dedicated and fabulous co-host Natasha, for all her work putting together this round-up of dishes.

This month we...cooked with wine.

As per usual, you will find an interesting variation of complex dishes.  All the while, making our central ingredient, wine, shine through.  I am certain you will gain some marvelous ideas for your next dinner party or get together.



Mushrooms in Cream

by Faith, An Edible Mosaic

Sangria Chicken Rustic Baguette

by Evelyne, Cheap Ethnic Eatz

Champagne Jelly with Rosé Granita

by Linda, The Squashed Tomato

Chicken Marsala Gratin

by Lazaro, Lazaro Cooks!

Classic Pairing for Grüner Veltliner

by Priscilla, She's Cookin'

The Trifle Tower

by Aoife, The Daily Spud

Icy Poached Fish

by Jessica, Bacon and Soufflé

Chocolate Covered Red Wine & Raspberry Jelly Candies

by Marisa, Cook's Book

Teriyaki Chicken with Dragonfruit Ravioli and Apple-Plum Chutney

by Maya, Foodiva's Kitchen

Gruyere Ravioli with Beet Cream

by Deana, LostPastRemembered

The Opulent Open-Face: Seared Bison Skirt Steak Bites, Potatoes Dauphinoise & Bordelaise Sauce

by Trix, Tasty Trix

Manila Clams with Chinese White Wine Chili Paste Sauce

by Tanantha, I Just Love My Apron

Virginia Ham Wellington with Apple and Honey Bordelaise

by Natasha, 5 Star Foodie

Asian Risotto: Sushi Rice, Shrimp, Thai Basil, Shiso, Yuzu

by Lori Lynn, Taste With the Eyes

Glazed King Oyster Mushrooms with
Wild Mushroom Marchand de Vin sauce

by Alisha, The Ardent Epicure

Red Wine Reduction Sauce With Mushroom & Rosemary

by Bren, Flanboyant Eats

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!


  1. Incredibly inventive dishes, as always! The Gruyere Ravioli with Beet Cream and the one with drangonfruit above it are calling to me!

  2. Wow, these dishes rock my world. The passion, the creativity...AMAZING.


  3. I can't seem to comment on Natasha's site to tell her I love the dish... working my way through everyone's posts... what a pleasure it is. Thanks to you both for hosting this... I look forward to it every month. As soon as the topic comes out I begin plotting and pray to the inspiration gods.!
    Thanks to you all for being amazing!

  4. That all looks awesome! The chicken marsala gratin is an excellent idea too!

  5. All the dishes look so beautiful, the round-up's like a feast for the eyes. I'm looking with awe at the savory dishes but as usual, my biggest distractions seem to be the trifle tower and chocolate covered candy...HELP. :-)

    It's been so much fun doing this, and much looking forward to next month's theme!

  6. Wow! These are awesome. Our little group hit a home run with this month's theme. As usual, it is an honor to be a part of such a talented creative group. Thank you all.

  7. What a kickass group to be a part of! Such an amazing challenge, and cannot wait for the next one! Thanks everyone!

  8. These challenges ignite our creativity and I'm proud to be a part of this amazing talented group! Thanks to all, and especially Laz & Natasha for bringing us together each month.

  9. What a fabulous roundup! Everything looks mighty scrumptious.



  10. I've already seen some on the individual blogs I follow, but look forward to checking out the others. These makeovers bring out the creative best of those invited to participate!

  11. This is just food at it's absolute finest! I finally have my blog and all things bloggy straightened out. I think. :)

  12. I love cooking with wine too! What a great round-up! Thumbs-up :)

  13. This was such an amazing challenge...everyone did such a fabulous job! It's so exciting to be part of such a talented group :) And again welcome to our new members, both did an amazing job!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend :)

  14. I'm drooling here big time. This is a great round up and love that wine!

  15. A wonderful roundup and display! Cheers to all the participants!

    Blessings, Catherine

  16. wow, what a great collection of wine-lovers' recipes. thanks!!

  17. Thanks for hosting Laz! Wonderful roundup and can't wait for next month's!!

  18. That sangria chicken looks delish! Actually, everything looks amazing!

  19. Every thing looks so fabulous and we could make a meal out of it with every service lol. Still catching up on comments!

  20. This was an incredible round up! Each dish is stunning! Wow, very impressive. Thanks for sharing with us! =]

  21. The good news for you is that you get to eat all of this not just take pictures!

  22. Eeek! I think I missed a few of these ... off to rectify that.

  23. I love drinking wine and I love cooking with wine. After a long, tiring "kiddies in your face" type of day, a glass of wine is a mom's best friend.

    Another wonderful and great variation of round up dishes. Thank you to you and Natasha for sharing again.


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