Taste The Good Life

Take a minute and realize how fabulous you really are... at forty (and beyond)! These are the best years of your life, so let’s explore the very best in food, travel, beauty, recipes and restaurants, fashion and so much more. Experience the latest trends with me - what’s hot, what’s not, and what you really want - to make the second half the best half! Live your dream, take a taste of the good life and enjoy it all!

– Fran Berger

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Life Styles

For Women and Wine

Life is a Cabernet

Like Wine... Women improve with Age! Whether hosting a girl’s night or just sharing the day’s events with a friend or loved one, you know that a glass of wine can bring us together... even if we live continents apart. So raise your glass, relax and cozy up with friends, or take time for yourself to delight in what you’ve accomplished and keep dreaming of what’s still to come.

From what’s best on the market to what’s new, ripe and ready, Fran shares her love for wine and learning about its source.

Celebrate Cabernet! It’s a favorite for those ready to tackle the heftier palate presence of a Red without diving deep into concentrated, tannic beasts. For Fran’s favorite wine picks, click here.

Great Golden Oven Fries
Beet and Rye Panzanella Salad Recipe: A Dash of Traditional
Thinking Big with Beer-Braised Carnitas
Easy Recipe for Gnocchi Skillet with Sausage and Tomatoes
Light and Easy Recipe for Spaghetti al Limone
Brunch? How about a Frittata with Fontina Cheese and Mushrooms?
Summer Salad with Arugula-Mint Pesto
3 Truly Fantastic Italian “Relationship Recipes” from La Festa della Donna
Something for a Rainy Day: Beef Stew with Potatoes and Carrots
Recipe for Cranberry-Cherry Compote for Thanksgiving All Year!
Recipe for a Sweet Potato Casserole You Can’t Put Down
A Recipe for a Different Kind of Carbonara
Easy Skillet Recipe for Gnocchi with Sausage & Tomatoes
For the Love of Mustard
Hard Boiled Eggs Aren’t Hard
Pasta Recipe: Bucatini With Tomato, Guanciale, And Chile
Recipe for Sauteed Pears with Bacon and… Mustard?
The 3 Essentials for Any Home Bar
Saturday Morning Recipe: Not Your Mother’s Oatmeal
Stopped by a Recipe: Cider-Brined Pork Roast with Potatoes and Onions

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