Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fenwick Wine Cellars- West Fenwick, DE

I can't say enough good things about Fenwick Wine Cellars. Rob and I both love their wine. Their wine is the only kind of wine we get for our house now. How did we find out about Fenwick Wine Cellar? Well when Rob and I were dating we decided to going wine tasting one weekend. Fenwick Wine Cellar was one of the places we went to taste wine and we both fell in love with their wines. They let you try all of them, which allows you to decide what kind you really like. We have taken Rob's parents and my parents both to Fenwick Wine Cellars and they also loved the wine.
Our all time favorite wine they make is Niagara. It is a sweet white wine. They describe it as "Sweet intense varietal character. Imagine biting into a bunch of freshly picked Niagara grapes". I believe that this is one of the best wines I have ever had.

Fredonia wine is our second favorite wine. It is a red wine, but it is still sweet. I prefer sweet wines so this was a great red wine for me. Fenwick Wine Cellars describes this wine as "If you like red wines that are a little sweet and fruity, you’ll love Fenwick Wine Cellars Fredonia wine. This award winning wind is made with 100% Fredonia grapes, complements a variety of foods, including red meat, pasta or pizza."

  These are our other favorite wines: Concord, Reflections of Fenwick, and Steuben. Fenwick Wine Cellars is a must visit if you live in DE, MD, or are even on vacation at the shore.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

 I got this recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens cupcake magazine. They were really good. I  thought the frosting was the best part though! I love using Better Homes and Gardens recipes for cupcakes because they are really easy to follow and the cupcakes turn out looking super pretty too. I think these cupcakes should be a new breakfast treat :) Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
  • 2/3
    cup butter
  • 2
  • 2-1/2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 3/4
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3
    cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2
    teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-3/4
    cups sugar
  • 1-1/2
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-1/4
    cups milk
  • 1
    recipe Creamy Butter Frosting
directions 1. Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line twenty-six 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, pecans, and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium speed until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes more or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined (batter may look curdled).
3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin cup. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of the brown sugar mixture over batter in cups. Spoon remaining batter evenly over brown sugar mixture in cups. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture over batter in cups.
4. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.
5. Spread or pipe Creamy Butter Frosting onto cupcakes. Store cupcakes in the refrigerator. Makes 26 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes. 

Creamy Butter Frosting: Allow 1 cup butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla and a dash salt. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar, beating until combined. Beat in 1/4 cup whipping cream. Beat in 4 cups additional powdered sugar. Beat in 2 to 3 tablespoons additional whipping cream until frosting is light and fluffy and reaches a spreading (or piping) consistency. Makes 4 cups.