Italian Lamb Shanks with Parmesan Polenta

Italian Lamb Shanks with Parmesan Polenta

For this Valentines Day, we’re pulling inspiration from our recent vacation to Italy, specifically Florence to make a braised Italian lamb shank recipe.  For our slow cooked lamb shank, we used Italian red wine (of course!), tomatoes, and the seasonings of Italy.  This recipe also includes a super buttery and cheesy parmesan polenta for the base. Talk about love!

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White Wine Sangria with Lemon and Pear

White Wine Sangria with Lemon and Pear

When we asked Gavin’s mom what else we could bring to our Easter luncheon and she requested Sangria, it was time to get creative with what we had available in the kitchen. Since we discovered we were reaching a shortage of red wine, we grabbed a bottle of white and looked for whatever fruit we had in the fruit bowl. This low calorie sangria is light, refreshing, and full of citrus flavor.

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