April 17, 2018

Just a quick post today. It's been quite a week full of travel and busyness, so I've slacked off here rather terribly. My apologies! 

In penance, here is one of my favorite cocktail recipes I've put together this past year. This is one of the cocktail trifecta I created...

January 19, 2018

As I mentioned in the last post, I put together a birthday party for Aaron this past weekend. The party he threw for me back in September was incredible and I wanted to at least partially return the gesture. I know it isn't a comparison game, but I really wanted to mak...

December 29, 2017

I realize this isn't a Tuesday, but needs must. New Years Eve's a'comin and I have a cocktail that has to head your way before that bell tolls. So... We Wish You a Tipsy Friday and a Happy New Year!

It's New Years, so of course this one will include a bit of b...

December 5, 2017

Guess what time it is?

For this month's Tipsy Tuesday, we're going with a winter must-have. Aaron and I have both had a fond place for mulled wine ever since we went to the Chicago Christkindlmarket when we were first dating. I'd been multiple times before that in the y...

November 30, 2017

The Christmas Baking Quest continues!

Today's endeavour (<-- clearly my spelling has been watching too much PBS this week) is one of my go-to snacks for Christmas parties, gift boxes, party favors, and cheese plate accessories. These simple spiced nuts are incredibly ea...

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