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Traveling Murphy’s Wine Advent Calendar – UPDATED

A couple years ago I posted this blog post that paired a homemade wine advent calendar (not the $99 one you buy with half bottles at Cooper’s Hawk) with a date idea. Well, I wanted to edit the nightly activities … Continue reading

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Food Tip for Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Does anyone else have issues with their mashed potatoes appearing gummy? I learned a little trick this weekend to make sure your potatoes stay fluffy. Food Tip- Bring the milk to room temperature before you mix it with the potatoes. … Continue reading

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Coffee Cheers!

Good Morning! I am sending everyone a #CoffeeCheers. Just figured out how to work this coffee machine so I will be trying some ​new coffee flavors this morning. Cheers,  Traveling Murphy

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Fall Bucket List for 2017

The weather was starting to feel like fall in the Chicago Suburbs and then we had a “heat wave” hit the last couple days. We had just enough cool weather to get me thinking about fall. Check out my fall … Continue reading

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Naperville Wine Festival 2017

It has been a busy week in the Murphy house. I spent the week on the East coast traveling for work. Came home just in time for the kick-off of Naperville Wine Festival. We gathered a group of friends together, … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary Alternatives

Last weekend we went with friends to check out the Bloody Mary list at Art & Alma’s Century Inn in Burlington. They offer so many twists to the original Bloody Mary it is hard to pick. Mike went with one … Continue reading

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Happy National White Wine Day!

Happy National White Wine Day! I love celebrating any holiday that gives me an excuse to enjoy wine. I share a lot of red wine photos but when I go out with my friends I always try the Pinot Grigio.  … Continue reading

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