Monthly Archives: August 2015

Recipe: Taffy Apple Grapes

Are you like me and always baking the same old dish when you are asked to bring an appetizer to pass at picnics or bridal showers? Well, I have a fun dish for you to try that I promise people … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Visit Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park

Most people will see the beautiful pictures from the outside of Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park and want to visit without knowing any details about the building. The building was designed to make you feel like you are about to … Continue reading

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Keeping Marriage Fun, Part 2

So did you try the questions from my last date night post? There is just something romantic about laughing and enjoying a glass of wine with your spouse. Well, I hope you will continue the fun and try some more … Continue reading

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Wine Down Wednesday : Traveling Illinois for the Wine

Earlier this year I picked-up an Illinois Wine map from Prairie State Winery on one of my visits and a new idea started. There are over 100 wineries in Illinois, I decided to make it my personal goal to visit … Continue reading

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Fives Reasons to Visit August Hill Winery

Last weekend my husband and I went on a short road trip to the scenic town of Utica, Illinois to explore two of the Illinois wineries in the region. Our first stop was August Hill Winery,¬†one of my favorite wineries … Continue reading

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Vodka Infusion

Some of my favorite drinks start from vodka, whether it is a Bloody Mary or Martini, so I thought it would be fun to try my hand at infusing some vodkas. If you look online the different options you can … Continue reading

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Keeping Marriage Fun, Part 1

After five years of marriage we wanted to find some FREE date night ideas that would not only provide something to do but also help us grow closer together. One of our favorite activities is creating questions and then taking … Continue reading

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Wine Down Wednesday- My Favorite Wine and Cheese Pairing

Wine Down Wednesday! Ok, so to kick-off the WDW series I wanted to introduce you to my favorite wine-cheese pairing. Gewurztraminer from Binny’s and Blue Stilton Cheese from Fresh Market.

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New Restaurant for Date Night: Hache Moderne Brasserie

One of our favorite date nights is trying out a new restaurant, usually this consists of us finding a place we have never been before but last week we were in for a real treat when Fox Valley Magazine invited … Continue reading

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My Brunch Spots – Part 1

I feel like the Sunday morning brunch crowd is divided into three different categories. 1) Picks the destination based on the menu and nothing else. 2) Looks for a spot with good food but it ultimately depends on whether the … Continue reading

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