Ginger Bourbon Cooler

Ginger Bourbon Cooler

Thanksgiving is just a week away! My parents and sisters are traveling with us to Iowa City to spend the holiday with Danny’s family. Everyone’s so excited! But it’s been a busy November with trips to Chicago and New York City, and I haven’t gotten around to planning what I’ll be contributing to the dinner table this year. But I do know what we’ll be sipping on as we finish getting ready for Thanksgiving and slip into happy hour: Ginger Bourbon Cooler. Continue reading  continue reading

Autumn in New York

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i heart ny

central park

Sugar. Butter. Flour. 

Katie and I watched the movie Waitress back in college. We fell for the quirky little movie featuring Keri Russell, and we got really excited when we heard it was being made into a Broadway musical. Then Sara Bareilles made the soundtrack. We should go! To New York!  So we did. And we figured we should bring our husbands along for an autumn trip to New York, too.


waitress musical

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Spiced Boiled Peanuts


We’ve been craving another road trip to Charleston, which always includes boiled peanuts along the way as we head north and east along Florida. With our recent trip to Spain, a weekend in New York City next month, and a few days in Northern California in February, it will probably be a while before we make it to South Carolina for another visit.

So when we were at the first Saturday Morning Market of the season and my eyes landed on boxes of raw peanuts at the Little Pond Farm tent, I had to have them! I didn’t really know how, but we were going to have boiled peanuts at home. Continue reading  continue reading