Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey

After tasting a bourbon with the added flavor of chocolate, I see that tradition can remain as whiskey evolves.

Authentic Italian Restaurant?

A good Italian restaurant pulls you in with the smells of fresh garlic, tomato sauces, and homemade pasta. If you smell anything but delicious food, it’s likely a restaurant that places a low priority on a clean and spotless environment.

Angel’s Envy Bourbon

Have you ever wondered how Angel’s Envy gets its name? The alcohol that evaporates as the bourbon sits in barrels for years is traditionally called the “angels’ share.” What’s left is then the envy of the angels

Tips for Cooking Filet Mignon

Don’t be intimidated by this expensive cut of meat. A filet cooks quickly and after doing it a few times, you’ll be a pro.

Pappy Van Winkle 23

Pappy has a long history in the whiskey world and plenty of devoted fans who hope to be the next lucky lottery winner of the Family Reserve.

The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini

My first lemon drop was at a local restaurant where Damian and I used to meet before we were married. It was actually the spot of our first date. I know…sappy stuff.

Blood and Sand

I first tasted a Blood and Sand cocktail while visiting a favorite restaurant, Hardware. The picture on the menu reminded me of a Manhattan so I thought I’d give it a try.

The Ohio Kaiser Pickle

After four generations of Kaiser families, today you can find Kaiser pickles on grocery store shelves, and you can also order them online. They have their classic dill pickles, hot dills, kosher, and sour pickles

Hardware Restaurant

Let me tell you about the most amazing restaurant you haven’t heard of. I live in the far west suburbs of Chicago. I mean, there’s a cornfield behind my house. An hour west of Chicago feels like a few days from the city. However, we can drive about 30 minutes east and find incredible restaurants. Enter…Hardware Restaurant.

Nashville Hot Chicken

Spicy, hot, a little sweet…Nashville’s infamous Hot Chicken continues to thrive and is hotter than ever (no pun intended). There are several ways to cook chicken, but if you’re southern, fried never goes out of style.