Wine is right up there in my top three beverages of choice. If my day was rough, I sometimes reach for the wine instead of the water. There are some recipes out there that just come out way better with a little wine added. Occasionally I’ll open a bottle of wine that I’m not really in love with. That’s when these recipes come in handy. Cooking with wine is the perfect way to kill a leftover bottle that you’re not obsessed with drinking.
To be sure you get your proper intake of grapes (wink, wink), here are fifteen recipes that include wine and are easy to make: cakes, smoothies, chicken, and fruit. Check them out in the slideshow.
Lexy Ward is the founder and editor of Proper, a DIY & lifestyle site that promotes creative living in a properly improper fashion. From recipes, to DIY home decor projects, to fashion & beauty, there's an abundance of inspiration! Her work has been featured in print and online by brands including Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Daily Candy, Buzzfeed, Apartment Therapy, Fox News, and more. She is also the founder of the creative event series #EATDRINKCREATE, a series of workshops for anyone interested in channeling their creative side. Usually found with a Diet Coke in hand, Lexy currently lives in Arizona with her husband, Logan, and their two-year-old daughter, Vita.