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Taste of Folsom
A full-bodied red, like this Chateau Ste Michelle 2009 Merlot, needs bold cheeses that can stand up to it - aged goat cheese and Italian pecorino.
Chocolate bark with rice krispies is one of the easiest sweet snacks to make. Just temper the chocolate, mix in the krispies and let harden.
Hermits are a kind of gingerbread, thinner than the cake version but thicker and softer than the crispier gingersnap or gingerbread man. Like any good gingerbread, though, hermits are moist and loaded with zesty, peppery spices and molasses, along with sweet raisins and sometimes nuts.
This recipe for Casserole Chartreuse is unusual - unusual to prepare, unusually simple and unusually delicious.