Walla Walla Vintners pioneers in Walla Walla Wine

The first winery we visited on our Walla Walla Wine weekend was Walla Walla Vintners. Winemaker Gordy Venneri gave us an amazing tour of the winery and explained the history of wine making in Walla Walla.

We came out of Walla Walla Vintners with a huge appreciated for not only their wines but what the area in general has done for wine making.

overlooking vineyards at Walla Walla Vinters

Walla Walla Vintners started as a hobby that grew into a 6,000 case full production winery over time.

When Walla Walla Vintners was started they were the 8th winery in Walla Walla according to Gordy. They were worried that the area might not be able to sustain 8 wineries…….. 

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Crock Pot Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Are you ready for a bit of comfort food straight from the crock pot?

I hear everything is better with bacon so we made Crock Pot bacon macaroni and cheese to test this theory. And after multiple taste tests by my dear husband just to make sure he truly enjoyed the recipe… :-) he agrees! Bacon does make this recipe even better.

crock Pot Bacon Mac and Cheese

I am sure you all feel really bad for John having to taste test all of these recipes…… lol

He tells me it is a hard job some days but he will keep doing it. … 

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All new 2016 Kia Sorento hits the road in Lake Tahoe

Starting in January 2015 Kia will be selling the all new re-imagined 2016 Kia Sorento. I had the chance to learn about the Sorento during the national press debut in Lake Tahoe.

The first thing I noticed was how sleek and stylish the Sorento is. This was my first time driving one so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Would the Sorento have the power to get up the mountain hills?

Would the Sorento be comfortable and stylish at the same time?

How would I feel after driving the Sorento for a few hours?

One of the great things about the press debut is we have the chance to drive the cars and see how we feel about them. I partnered with Jasmine from Simply Real Moms and we spent the day testing out the Kia Sorento.

Kia Sorento Lake Tahoe

Before we headed out to see how the Sorento handled we had the opportunity to listen to the Kia executives update us on Kia Motors and the new Sorento.

I thought I would share a few of the things I learned during the press briefing before I dive into the new Kia Sorento…. 

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Cork House Restaurant Liberty Lake Washington is a must visit!

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Oh my goodness I am so excited to share with you the new restaurant we found in the Spokane area. The Cork House Restaurant in Liberty Lake, Washington is Ah-Mazing!!!!

John found a restaurant.com gift certificate for the Cork House and checked out their menu online. He kept telling me the restaurant was going to be a winner and I was going to love it just from looking at their website.

From the moment we walked in the front door I was in love with this restaurant! The Cork House is currently decorated for the holidays and it was perfection. Simple, classy and not over the top just the way I like decorations.

We started off with drinks and they were delicious. I had a white chocolate cherry martini and it was sooo good and sooo strong. 1 martini and I was good to go for the rest of the meal. John enjoyed a great wine and loved it so much he brought the bottle home with him.

cork house cherry martini

The Cork House is one of the best local restaurants we have visited lately.

We were so impressed with the food, the service and the atmosphere!… 

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