As far as kitchen fails go, there’s nothing quite as annoying as pouring out that half a bottle of wine you forgot about weeks ago. You're watching your hard-earned pennies (and wine nights) go down the drain, literally. So next time you’ve got leftover wine you know you won’t drink or that's starting to border on “is this still good?” territory, we suggest adding it to your dinner instead of tossing it out. There are plenty of ways to cook with wine, from making pasta sauce and marinades to using it for popsicles. Yep, wine can now officially be dessert… get excited.
Stews don’t sound like the most exciting dish in the world, so you might as well spice one up with your extra merlot or pinot noir. This hearty stew is filled with veggies, beef, and garlic, and can be made on the stove or in a slow cooker.