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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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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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Date Night at Cooper’s Hawk Winery 

Date nights at Cooper’s Hawk Winery start with a wine tasting and we follow it up with some Drunken Shrimp. Pairs perfect with all the white wines on the menu. Did you know the brand new Cooper’s Hawk Winery in … Continue reading

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Happy Tuesday

Some days you just have a good day at work and cannot wait to come home to have a glass of wine. This weekend we picked-up our Barrel Reserve bottles from Cooper’s Hawk Winery so we will be enjoying a … Continue reading

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The Bachelor Fantasy League – 2017 Picks

The Bachelor 2017 airs tomorrow night! For us in the Murphy house tonight is almost as exciting as Christmas Eve since we had to pick our teams for The Bachelor. We always pick our teams the night before the season … Continue reading

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What Halloween Candy Pairs with my Wine?

Every year I take pride in buying the king size candy bars in flavors that kids actually want for Halloween. This year I am going to take it one step further and buy candy bars I know pair wonderful with … Continue reading

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Farmers Markets and Local Spots

When summer finally arrives and the grills are going hot, farmers markets turn into my favorite shopping market. I like to plan our date night dinners based on whatever local produce catches my eye as we stroll the market. Here … Continue reading

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