Category Archives: Date Night

My husband and I enjoy going out looking for a new place to enjoy our date night. We check out restaurants, bars and local entertainment.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery Challenge

Mike and I are big fans of Cooper’s Hawk Winery in Naperville. We have our two bottle monthly wine club membership that gives us the perfect excuse to do a wine tasting (included with our wine club) and stay for … Continue reading

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What Wine Goes With My Outfit

Whenever girls go out the first thing they ask their friends is what to wear. Heading to a wine dinner pairing with the girls, what should I wear? Well, I am no different and I am so grateful to have … Continue reading

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Fall Menu at Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Post from Traveling Murphy When most people think of fall food they picture apple cider donuts and pumpkin spiced – well, pumpkin spiced everything. However they are forgetting that it is also King Crab Season. Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Naperville puts … Continue reading

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The Sweeter Side of Sullivan’s Steakhouse

The food at Sullivan’s Steakhouse is absolutely delectable but I will be honest, the dessert and wine combinations steal the show. So many times when I go to dinner I get a glass of wine that pairs with my entrée and … Continue reading

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Best List: Sushi

The month of October is all about my top recommendations for all types of food dishes, drinks and anything else I can think of. It only makes sense to start with the food I request all the time, sushi! Everyone … Continue reading

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Wine & Cheese Pairing: Pinot Noir

Wandering through the store yesterday we were trying to figure out a great Sunday night snack so of course I pulled Mike to the cheese section. Pinot Noir pairs perfect with Gouda and Gruyere cheese. My favorite is the combination … Continue reading

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Why Omaha, Nebraska?

This year we celebrated our five year wedding anniversary. In true Murphy fashion we decided we needed to spend the week on a roadtrip. So we started looking at the usual suspects: Nashville, Shawnee Wine Trail and Madison but nothing … Continue reading

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Traveling Murphy’s Restaurant Spotlight: Shakou Sushi

Couples no longer have to travel to Chicago to enjoy a swanky atmosphere with fancy drinks and elegant Japanese food. Shakou St. Charles is the new spot! Prices are affordable, service is great and the atmosphere is perfect for a date … Continue reading

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Recipe: Homemade Chex Mix

I have a go-to recipe when my family and friends come over to watch football, Chex Mix! This is a recipe my mother-in-law gave me because it is a favorite of my husband. Be warned this is one of those … 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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