3 Girls Holiday Recipes

Holidays aren’t just about one day of gathering. It’s also about the days and weeks of preparation done by families and friends to be able to get together. The food and wine shared during those days and weeks is as meaningful as Thanksgiving Day dinner. The Maggio sisters – Lisa, Shelly, and Raquel – have shared some of their favorite recipes to make for their families over the holidays for you to share with yours! Enjoy these recipes with 3 Girls wines!

November 9, 2021

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Shrimp Scampi

This recipe comes from the oldest Maggio sister, The Mediator, Lisa. While shrimp scampi isn't traditionally a Thanksgiving recipe, it's one her family enjoys together. You can use 3 Girls Chardonnay for the recipe or you can also enjoy a glass with dinner!


  • 24 jumbo prawns
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup 3 Girls Chardonnay
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of cayenne pepper


Step 1
Melt butter and all ingredients except shrimp, bring to a boil.

Step 2
Once boiling, add prawns and sauté until pink

Step 3
Serve and enjoy!



Shelly, The Instigator, shares her Grandma Lydia's risotto recipe that she and her family hold dear to their hearts. The risotto features 3 Girls Sauvignon Blanc.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely shopped Italian parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup 3Girls Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound ground chuck
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dried porcini mushrooms soaked in hot water and chopped, reserve juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan reggiano grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Truffle oil


Step 1
Heat olive oil and butter in a heavy skillet. Add shallot and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes over medium heat.

Step 2
Add rice and tomato paste, sauté until a light golden brown.

Step 3
Add ground chuck and sauté until golden. (Can be omitted)

Step 4
Add mushrooms, wine and juice from mushrooms. Reduce until the liquid is absorbed. Slowly add chicken broth in intervals until mixture is creamy. Add heavy cream and parmesan reggiano cheese.

Step 5
Garnish with chopped parsley and parmesan reggiano cheese and drizzle with truffle oil if desired.

This recipe is from my Grandma Lydia. I remember eating this from the time I was a small girl and walking around in the house and saying Grandma!! Are you making risotto!!! It’s such a wonderful aroma that fills your home. I hope you enjoy this as much as my children and I do.


Clam Chowder

From The Influencer, Raquel, we have a cold weather staple. This is her family's favorite recipe, although they love all of her cooking! Raquel likes 3 Girls Cabernet Sauvignon with her clam chowder.


  • 1 yellow onion
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 3 bottles clam juice
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp of Italian parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp “Better than Buillon” chicken base
  • 2 (10 oz.) cans chopped baby clams
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 individual sized sourdough rounds


Step 1
Chop bacon and sauté until crisp in a large pot then remove and place on paper towel

Step 2
Chop onion and celery and add to pot to cook for 3 minutes

Step 3
Add flour to the onion and celery mixture and stir until blended

Step 4
Add clam juice slowly as you continuously stir

Step 5
Chop potatoes and add to pot

Step 6
Add chicken broth, bay leaves, worcestershire sauce, and chicken base and cook until potatoes are tender

Step 7
Add clams with their juice, thyme, cooked bacon, and pepper

Step 8
Add cream and cook until thickened

Step 9
Serve in sourdough bread bowl hollowed out and brush with butter and broil until lightly browned, top with chopped parsley

I asked my girls what recipe I should share, and they all said it was hard to choose which was great to hear because they love my cooking. They finally decided on my clam chowder because as the season changes and the weather begins to cool, soup is the most comforting dish you can make. Hope you enjoy this recipe as you snuggle in warm blanket watching your favorite movie.


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