My first guest is Kristina Vanni.  Whether it is being named master of the grill or earning kudos for whipping up a sweet treat, this award-winning culinary diva can rock any cuisine and is always ready for her food to take center stage!

Kristina Vanni -" The Budget Diva"

Kristina’s passion for food began at the tender age of 12 when she earned a spot in the winner’s circle at the Pillsbury Bake-Off. Since then she has gone on to win top honors from Martha Stewart, Betty Crocker, and Kraft, just to name a few. Most recently she won 1st place for grilling at the National Beef Cook-Off and the Grand Prize from the National Pork Board.


Today it’s all about Pumpkins!  Not just the “Jack-O-Lantern” gourd for Halloween, but great recipes and more fun with this fall treat.

To learn more about Kristina visit and to see some of her great recipes click HERE

In the second half I’ll be telling you about some FUN events that you’ll want to get on your calendar;  The Wichita Wine Opener is scheduled Thursday, October 20th at Abode Venue.  A fun food & wine event that is a benefits The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau Les Valats

The deep ruby/purple-colored 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Rasteau Les Valats displays the chocolatey side of Grenache along with aromas and flavors of scorched earth, black fruits, and earth. This masculine, classic Rasteau should age nicely for a decade.

91pts Wine Advocate

This wine is on sale at Jacob Liquor Exchange on North Rock Road – Regularly $26; Sale price $16.99
You would have heard about it if you were on the Jacob’s email list!   Send your email address to Whitney at 🙂

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 5:14 pm and is filed under Other. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.