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Surviving the Holidays: Elf Punch 

Christmas is here. For some that brings joy and merriment. For others it brings complete dread. The kids are off school for winter break. You are driving six hours to sleep on a cot in your in-laws’ attic. You are … Continue reading

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Switch the Sriracha! 

It is true.  You never know you have a problem until you run out of something: drugs, alcohol, credit line… hot sauce? News of sriracha shipping delays have been hitting the newswire, causing foodies everywhere to sweat (even more than … Continue reading

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Sodastream and 360 Vodka 

My big, fancy Christmas present this year was a Sodastream Penguin (you didn’t expect that did you?).  I wanted it so I would drink more water and be healthier going into 2013. Hahahahahahahahahaha.  You know what I have done with … Continue reading

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The Cars That Go Boom: Sidecar Cocktail and Car Clutch 

Hello friends.   Well, my husband is out of town yet again.  Does that mean that I am back to having a torrid affair with a handsome stranger?  Not so much.  Well… maybe if that stranger is my lovely (female, no … Continue reading

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The Saint Valentine: A Cocktail 

I really, really, really dislike Valentine’s Day.  Really.  (The only reason that I am refraining from using the starts with “h”, ends with “ate” word is because I am trying to be more positive.  I know, it’s a stretch.) I … Continue reading

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A Very Fairy Christmas: The Best of Absinthe 

How is it that I totally missed when absinthe started being imported into the United States in 2007?  Seriously, no idea.  As I am prone to do on a Tuesday afternoon, I found myself wandering aimlessly down the liquor aisle … Continue reading

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Mane & Champagne: Recipe for a Perfect Evening 

As a mom, I feel the word “weekend” has become totally extinct from my vocabulary in its natural sense.  All over the social networks you see people proclaiming “TGIF!”  “So happy for the weekend!”  “Party time!”.  It is totally depressing.  … Continue reading

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Tea for Me: Blueberry Tea Recipe 

The last time I was sick, I offered up a Hot Toddy recipe to help lessen the symptoms of a cold/flu (and the boredom of sitting in bed).  That was a little over six weeks ago…  This week I got … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cocktail: Le Pelerin 

I have come to realize that Thanksgiving is a very personal holiday for families, one that is steeped in tradition and recipes.  When Mr. A and I were first married, it was interesting  to experience each other’s idea of what … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: Player Please! 

I started working in the casino industry in 2005 after I graduated from business school.  It started off as a dream job…  Mr. A and I spent 6 or 7 days a week at the property, which was alive with … Continue reading

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