Sometimes, it’s important to just take a minute and acknowledge the important people in life and how they have impacted you. With National Chardonnay Day around the corner on May 26th, I decided to grab a glass of Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay and raise a glass to someone special in my life, my mom.
She was the one who introduced me to cooking, baking, and everything in between. She has helped teach me the basics of cooking and helped me experiment with crazy new recipes. She introduced me to the whole world of blogging through her site which I would always help out with, thinking of creative ideas for fun recipes. She has always tried to hard to support every decision I have made.
One of my favorite things we do together is make Christmas cookies every year! It’s a time where my mom, my sisters, and I all get together and make delicious sugar cookies! My favorite part is still decorating them! We use the same recipe year after year that has a nice almond flavor in both the cookie dough and the frosting and they taste so good! I end up the person who deals with dying the frosting which usually ends up really strange pastel colors which are really pretty, but not Christmas-y at all! It’s just such a fun way to have some bonding time with my family every year and we always make wonderful memories!
To go with our Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay, we decided to make Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta together! It sounded like a fun project and we thought it would pair perfectly with the wine! It was also a great way for us to spend some time together, reminiscing over good times over a great glass of wine.
We loved that Wente Vineyards is a multi-generational vineyard with so many deep family ties which we really connected with! We also tried out their Nth Degree and Riva Ranch Chardonnay which were both phenomenal!
I am very grateful to have the fantastic mom I have and that she is always there for the journey with me!
Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta
- 1 cup fresh strawberries (diced)
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
- 3 tbsp balsamic glaze (not dressing, it will be too runny)
- Mascarpone cheese (softened to spread)
- French baguette (sliced)
- In a medium bowl, combine diced strawberries, lemon juice, honey, and basil. Stir to combine.
- Spread mascarpone cheese on each baguette slice before topping with strawberry mixture. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- Grab a glass of Wente Vineyards wine and enjoy with someone who is apart of your journey!