Tag Archives: Traveling Murphy

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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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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Murphy Style Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is hands down one of my favorite meals to cook and eat…over and over. I will make up any excuse to get my family and friends together to try out some of my new recipes or Murphy favorites. I … Continue reading

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Coming Home to Food at my Door

What foodie does not dream about someone putting together a delicious menu and sending all of the ingredients right to your doorstep? I know I have many times as I was stuck in a meeting that slowly ticked away the … Continue reading

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Wine Pairing: Sushi and Rosé Wine

People are always asking my favorite dish to pair with wine. Tonight I found a winner. Husky Sushi Roll from Fushi Yami pairs perfect with Lynfred Winery’s Rosé Wine.  

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My Hidden Gem: Clarks Run Creek

Everyone always wants to know where the newest wine bar is or my favorite hidden gem when I am looking for a glass of local wine. I have some spots but who would have thought a random trip to celebrate … Continue reading

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Date Night: Hardware in North Aurora

This weekend we had a date night at the new Hardware gastropub in North Aurora. This spot is known for the small plates that are meant to be shared, my favorite type of meal. They have a Hop farm on … Continue reading

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Wine Pairing: Apothic Crush

Last week at Discover Sycamore Tourism’s Taste of Spring Luxe Salon was pouring Apothic Crush. This red wine has the perfect chocolate and caramel finish that pairs perfect with these chocolate covered almonds. What are you drinking tonight? cheers! Traveling … Continue reading

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Recipe: Traveling Murphy’s Spicy Strata

My husband works Saturday so Sunday is our only morning to enjoy a hearty brunch together. We used to enjoy checking out all the local restaurants with their crazy Bloody Mary specials and Eggs Benedict dishes. Recently I have been … Continue reading

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From My Kitchen: White Cheddar Polenta with Andouille

Every year my mother-in-law and husband put their heads together to come up with fun Christmas presents to give us. Last year we got a weekend getaway to Lake Geneva that included a cooking class. This year she really outdid … Continue reading

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