d'Vine Gourmet prepares football snacks

Oktoberfest Cheese Dip
½ small sweet onion, diced fine
1 lb. cream cheese, cubed
8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz whole milk
1 teas. Salt
2 Tbs. Spicy mustard
1 tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
Splash of San Tan Brewery Oktoberfest

Using a cast-iron or oven safe skilled, saute onion on medium high with a little butter or oil until soft and golden.  Remove from heat and add garlic powder, red pepper flakes, mustard, beer, milk and salt stir until combined.  Add cream cheese and cheddar cheese and stir with onion mixture until combined; put in oven at 375 until melted and golden on top. Remove from oven (handle will be hot) and serve immediately.

Quick & Easy Big Soft Pretzels
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 teas. Sugar
2 teas. Baking powder
Pinch of salt
3 Tbs. butter, softened
1/2 - 3/4 cup of whole milk

Melted butter
Course ground sea salt

5 cups of water
1/3 cup baking soda

Bring water and baking soda to a boil in a non-aluminum pan.  Meanwhile, sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together in a bowl; mix in butter with a forks or a pastry cutter until it looks crumbly.  Add 1/2 cup of milk and mix until combined and dough is wet but not sticky, adding more milk if needed.  Pinch off a golf ball size piece and roll between hands until about the width of your thumb; lay on sheet or counter until all are rolled.  Drop dough sticks into boiling soda water for 30 seconds, then scoop out and put on a lightly greased cookie sheet, don't worry if water splatters on sheet, its good for the rise.  Bake at 400 for 10-12 minutes until dark golden brown; remove from oven and dip or brush with melted butter and sprinkle with course sea salt.

Cardinal Cocktail
In a tall glass with ice, add 1 oz locally distilled vodka, 2 oz. of fresh squeezed Arizona grapefruit juice, 1 oz of Prickly Pear Syrup and top off with soda water; stir and enjoy!


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About d'Vine Gourmet
d'Vine Gourmet was started by Denise Cote' McCreery in 2003; it was born from a love of food and wine and a desire to share her culinary creations with others. Starting with a line of wine jellies sold only at farmer's markets, the business quickly grew to include mustards, snacks, candies and spices, including the award-winning Sea Salt Caramels and Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix. Within one year, d'Vine Gourmet products were sold in stores and airports all over the state and southwest.
With a love of 'all things Arizona' d'Vine Gourmet quickly expanded to include gourmet gifts and gifts baskets, highlighting not only their own products but other local vendors as well. Customers can either choose from a selection of ready-made gift baskets in the store (and online), or build their own custom basket from items right in the shop. They also offer complimentary corporate branding on all their gifts with their team of highly trained "Basketeers" ensuring every gift is fresh and lovely for every gift giving occasion. From prickly pear to pinot noir, this little local business is constantly creating tasty, elegant gifts that reflect the unique flavors of the southwest.
With the best wine prices in south Chandler, d'Vine Gourmet has a beautiful wine cellar featuring family owned and boutique wineries, including many Arizona vineyards and micro-brews.
d'Vine Gourmet was honored to be a part of the Arizona Superbowl Business Connect directory in 2015 and was named Micro-Business of the Year by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.
With a retail shop & commercial kitchen in Chandler, d'Vine Gourmet endeavors to be your one stop-shop for Arizona made gourmet gifts, with local and world-wide shipping available. Quality product, quality service…that's the d'Vine difference!  #shoplocalaz

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