Winery Turns Holiday Entertaining into Holiday Fundraiser
Tickets are on sale for the Taste of Home Cooking School, an evening of live cooking demonstrations, free cookbooks and gift bags. The event is Thursday, Nov. 15, at Gila Ridge Performing Arts Center.
This year's presenter will be chef Eric Villegas, who starred in the Emmy-winning TV show “Fork in the Road with Eric Villegas” on PBS.
Tickets are being sold at the Yuma Sun, 2055 S. Arizona Ave.
A limited 26 VIP seats cost $100 each. Premium seats are $13 and general admission seats $10. A new category of admission is being offered this year: a $5 ticket for teachers and students.
The holiday months are a festive time of the year filled with friends and families gathering together to celebrate one another and the year. Whether it's over a dinner table or across the kitchen table, great food and wine are passed and poured as we toast the people that make our lives special.
For the third year, Gallo Family Vineyards® is offering a simple way for Americans to help seniors who may not be surrounded by friends, family and the abundance of food that is traditionally associated with the holidays. There are more than 8 million seniors that face the threat of hunger every day. With the third annual Gallo Family Vineyards Every Cork Counts™ the simple act of entertaining with wine and mailing in the cork will help to end senior hunger.
Gallo Family Vineyards invites America to join them to raise up to $100,000* for Meals On Wheels Association of America® (MOWAA). Making a difference in the lives of these seniors in need can be as simple as uncorking a bottle of wine or signing into Facebook. The corks from any bottle of Gallo Family Vineyards portfolio of approachable and food-friendly wines can be mailed back through December 31, 2012. For every cork mailed back a $5 donation will be made to MOWAA. Additionally, a simple, fun Facebook game can be played to make virtual corks count to raise money and awareness for this important cause. More information is available at www.everycorkcounts.com.
“We are proud to support Meals On Wheels Association of America's mission to end senior hunger,” says Stephanie Gallo, a third generation Gallo family member. “For the third year in a row, the Every Cork Counts program gives Gallo Family Vineyards and the thousands of Americans who enjoy our wines an easy way to support this important cause.”
In the spirit of the season and this important cause, Gallo Family Vineyards has opened its family cookbook to share a recipe for the holidays. This sweet apple cake is a wonderful dessert to serve after a home-cooked dinner or as a warm treat to greet guests stopping over for some holiday cheer. The orange and walnut glaze pairs wonderfully with the citrus notes in the Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato.
And when the last guest leaves, be sure to send in the corks to make every cork count to end senior hunger for Meals On Wheels Association of America.
*Gallo will donate $5 for each Gallo Family Vineyards cork mailed between August 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 and received by January 10, 2013 to Meals On Wheels Association of America®, up to $90,000. Gallo will also donate $0.10 for each consumer who participates in the Facebook app for a maximum total donation of $10,000 during the social media promotion. To learn more about Every Cork Counts and where to send your corks visit the official website at www.EveryCorkCounts.com, www.mowaa.org or join in at www.Facebook.com/GalloFamilyVineyards.
Glazed Fresh Apple Cake with Orange and Walnut
From the Gallo Family recipe book
Pairs well with Gallo Family Vineyards® Moscato
Yield: 10 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
For brunch or dessert, this crowd-pleasing cake is also big on flavor. You'll need one orange for both the zest and juice in the cake and glaze.
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
3 cups grated tart apple, such as Granny Smith
Fresh Orange Glaze
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
¾ cup confectioners sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt or tube pan and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and the mixture turns almost white. Beat in the eggs and orange zest. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon together and beat in to the batter until just blended. Stir in the walnuts and apple. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan completely, then invert on a serving platter. For the glaze, whisk the orange juice, zest, and confectioners' sugar together until smooth. Drizzle over the cake.