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Snack Time!

Check out this fun snack I picked-up the past weekend at a wedding shower. The wedding shower was at The Little Traveler on Third Street in Geneva. After the shower they gave all of us a coupons to enjoy some … Continue reading

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Garden Done!

We had great weather yesterday to spend the afternoon in the garden. We planted our five plots with peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, onions, green beans, kale and herbs! We celebrated with some wine in the garden and now we just wait. … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk Wine Dinners

*Please note you must be a Cooper’s Hawk Wine Member to buy tickets for this event. If you have a friend that is a member you can attend as their guest. My husband, Mike and I have been going to … Continue reading

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Wine Pairing: Apothic Crush

I first tried Apothic Crush at a local wine walk and knew I had to spread the word. This red wine has the perfect chocolate and caramel finish that pairs perfect with these chocolate covered almonds. What are you drinking … Continue reading

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Coffee Cheers

Good Morning! I am spending the morning blogging but I had to get it started right with a homemade blueberry muffin and some coffee…or maybe it was wine. Haha Have a wonderful weekend with those you love! Cheers, Traveling Murphy

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from the Murphy family! We are spending the afternoon trying out some new quiche recipes. Broccoli, cheddar and bacon or ham, onions and peppers…so many options! What is your favorite ingredient combination for quiches?

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Ravinia…The Next Foodie Destination

Ravinia just announced the 2018 Concert Schedule. My husband and I are so excited to see Sugarland on the schedule in August. It looks like Mike and I might just have to do a Murphy road trip to Ravinia this … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Thank you everyone for your patience. While I have not been as active on the blog I have still kept my social media moving and up to date date. I am excited to announce that my weekly blog posts start … Continue reading

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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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