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Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? The months just keep flying by. Every day there is something new and exciting going on — I can’t keep track of it all! As the holidays draw near, it’s the perfect time to reflect and give thanks for all of the amazing, wonderful things that happen throughout the year. For instance, I started a new job in July and I am extremely grateful for all the experiences and opportunities that have come along with it, as well as meeting and befriending a group of really wonderful people.
Life definitely has turned a bit upside down for me within these last few months. There’s never a dull moment, and I barely have time to sit down, let alone think about preparing a meal for the holidays. Thankfully, #SundaySupper is always there to help — and so is Gallo Family Vineyards. With all the craziness of the holidays right around the corner, at least there’s wine! The #SundaySupper team is sharing some of their favorite recipes that remind us of giving thanks and giving back to the community, two things that should be on everyone’s mind during this time of year. We’re talking food, wine, traditions, and holiday tips and tricks to keep things from getting too much to handle.
I believe that a homemade gift is the perfect way to say thank you to someone, and to show them how much you care. I’ve made everything from spiced roasted nuts to cookies to brownies, but today I’m sharing a super easy dessert that simply tastes like pure love. Dark chocolate and caramel, sprinkled with a little sea salt — now those are flavors I can totally get down with during the holiday season, especially with a glass of Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Noir to pair.
I usually make peppermint bark around the holidays, but this time I swapped out the peppermint for a deeper, richer companion — caramel. Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark requires no baking whatsoever, and it’s really easy to make a huge batch. That way, you can break it up into a bunch of little pieces and bag it up for all your friends and family. Nothing says “Thank You” like a bag of chocolate. Especially if it comes with a bottle of Gallo Family Vineyards wine!
Not only does GFV commit to delivering the perfect wines for our holiday recipes, but they are also committed to an initiative that I focuses on improving the health and quality of life for all the wonderful seniors they serve — Meals on Wheels America. For six straight years, GFV has implemented its Every Cork Counts program to help end senior hunger and isolation. For every wine cork submitted through their website or through, $1 will be donated to the cause. It’s super easy to get involved — all you have to do is take a picture of your corks, or send them in!
Celebrate tradition with Gallo Family Vineyards this holiday season. Not sure where to find GFV wines? Check the store locator and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and You Tube.
- 12 oz. dark chocolate melting wafers
- 12 oz. caramels bits
- ⅛ cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)
- Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and spray generously with cooking spray.
- Melt the dark chocolate wafers in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared dish and use an offset spatula to spread evenly.
- Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
- Add the caramel bits and milk to a small bowl and melt, stirring every 30 seconds until fully melted and the milk is fully incorporated.
- Pour the melted caramel over the dark chocolate and use an offset spatula to spread evenly.
- Place the dish back in the freezer to completely set overnight.
- Break into pieces to serve.
Make sure to check out the rest of the #SundaySupper recipes and Gallo Family Vineyards wine pairings:
Appetizers and Bread:
- Antipasto by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Blue Cheese, Fig, and Caramelized Onion Palmiers by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Crusty Artisan Style Bread by Life Tastes Good
- Grandma’s Oyster Stew by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Turkey Croquets with Mushroom Sauce by Basic N Delicious
Salads and Sides:
- Autumn Crunch Salad by Magnolia Days
- Harvest Chopped Salad by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Cranberry Pecan Turkey Salad by Family Foodie
- Kicked Up Oven Roasted Red Potatoes by Recipe for Perfection
- Roasted Squash and Wild Rice Salad by Ruffles and Truffles
- Rustic Herbed Stuffing with Greens by Shockingly Delicious
- Fig Basted Roast Butternut Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Apple and Fig Stuffing by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Paella by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Slow Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Beef by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Desserts and Sweets:
- Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies by Food Done Light
- Cinnamon Spice Coffee Cake by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cranberry Orange Coffeecake With Brown Sugar Crumb by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Dark Chocolate Caramel Bark by Take a Bite Out of Boca
- Pumpkin Angel Pie by Desserts Required
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake by Alida’s Kitchen
Plus 10 Ways to Give Thanks by Sunday Supper Movement
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