Lasagna Primavera With Butterfly Kiss Empress Red Blend

Monday, September 29, 2014

If you know me – you know that I love wine. A few weeks ago I shared a recipe for a refreshing summer sangria featuring Butterfly Kiss Pinot Grigio (here). Today I’ve got another yummy recipe for you, Lasagna Primavera featuring Butterfly Kiss Empress Red Blend!

This wine retails for $12.99 and is a smooth blend of merlot, Grenache, syrah, petite sirah and zinfandel. Click here to learn more about Butterfly Kiss wines.

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  • 5 cups zucchini, chopped
  • 5 cups, yellow squash, chopped
  • 3 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • 3 cups sauce (see recipe below)
  • 1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 oven-ready lasagna noodles
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Sauce Recipe:

  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28oz) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup Butterfly Kiss Empress Red Blend
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and stir in vegetables until tender.
  2. Prepare Sauce: Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in pot over medium to high heat, add garlic and onion until tender. Add stewed tomatoes, tomato paste and wine slowly. Bring to a boil over medium heat then lower and let simmer for approximately 1 hour. Mash any large chunks of tomato.
  3. Spray baking dish and then layer 2 lasagna noodles, scoop of veggies, scoop of sauce, scoop of ricotta. Repeat layers until out of ingredients.
  4. Cover baking dish with foil and bag for 45min at 375F. At approx. 43 min. top with parmesan and melt.

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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori

Disclaimer: I received compensation and product for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Rhinestones and glitter. It’s time to add a little sparkle and shine to your wardrobe. Here are a few wants of mine that you might find a bit blinding!



1| Jeweled Flats

2| Beaded Sweatshirt

3| Digital Gem iPhone Case

4| Rhinestone Drop Earrings

5| Top Zip Wristlette

6| Glitter Sunglasses

7| Metallic Clutch

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori

Guest Posting At Langford Market

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Guess who is guest posting over at Langford Market’s blog?! ME! Head on over there to check out my San Antonio City Guide of all my favorite places to eat, drink, shop and more! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CITY GUIDE.

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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori

Disclaimer: I received compensation for my collaboration with Langford Market. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Look Who’s In Babiekins Magazine!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Look who’s featured in Babiekins Magazine!! It’s Lukie and me!! Babiekins Magazine is one up my favorite magazines! I get tons of inspiration from it! I’m sure you can imagine that I was ecstatic to have them feature Luke’s 3rd birthday photo shoot!

CLICK HERE to see the full feature!

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 This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori

Fall Fashion Inspiration ($125 Visa Gift Card Giveaway)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It’s always special for me when I meet other ladies that share a passion for blogging and fashion. Today I’m proud to be partnering with four other lovelies to give you an overload of fall fashion inspiration! Here’s how this works. Take a moment today to hop from one blog to the other to check out all of our fall looks. And then enter to win a $125 Visa Gift Card in celebration of fall! Keep scrolling to see my look!

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fall blog collab

Accessory Jane | The Blissful Bee | Fleurdille | Our Beau Monde

Jumpsuits are a perfect transitional item for fall. You can find them in a wide variety of prints or even a more tailored solid option like my selection today. Layer a jacket for cooler fall weather along with some jewelry and you have a spot-on day to night look.

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Photography By:

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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Tori

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