How Long Can You Store or Drink a Sherry Wine?

Sherry wine

Learn How to Drink and Store Sherry Wine Like a Pro If you’re like us, fortified wines like sherry or port are a special treat. Usually after a great meal with friends, we’ll pop open a bottle, pour a bit for everyone, and end up with leftovers. Especially after one of our world famous ‘at […]

How to Avoid Bottle Shock When Buying Winery Direct

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Buying winery direct? Get a better tasting glass by following these simple tips. When buying wine either directly from a vineyard to take home while traveling abroad, or through a winery direct shipping program, you will want to avoid experiencing what is known as bottle shock. Bottle shock is happens when a wine is shaken, […]

Spirit Review: Usquaebach Reserve Premium Scotch Whisky

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Usquaebach Reserve Premium Whisky, Scotland – $39 Up your cocktail game with a 200 year old spirit from Usquaebach (pronounced oos-ke-ba). An iconic Scotch whisky that’s been around since the 18th century, Usquaebach means ‘water of life’ in Gaelic, and was first immortalized by poet Robert Burns in 1791. The bottle is uniquely frosted, with a […]

Best Summer Gifts for Dads and Grads – Editor Picks


Looking for that last minute gift for Dad, or a college graduate that deserves to be rewarded for all their hard work? We’ve got you covered with our top picks for classy gifts this summer. From ergonomic chef knives to solar powered chargers, fun spice mixes to culinary inspired teas, bacon salt, and wines that go […]

Does Higher Thread Count Mean Higher Quality Bedding?

What Thread Count Is best

For many years, it has been commonly thought that the higher the thread count, the better the quality of sheets and bedding. We interviewed Vicki Fulop, founder of startup Brooklinen, to get her thoughts. CL: We’ve always heard that high thread count means better sheets and bedding. A lot of brands charge hundreds for bedding with […]

5 Tips For Smarter Appliance Shopping

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As a homeowner, preventative maintenance and major appliance repair or replacement can be incredibly daunting tasks. When an appliance unexpectedly dies, you need to quickly find a replacement. It never seems to fail that your air conditioner will break on the hottest day of the year. This isn’t coincidence, unfortunately, but likely has more to […]

5 Low Calorie Cocktails To Enjoy This Summer

Summer Cocktail

This summer, skinny cocktails, antioxidants, and ‘healthy’ beverages are all the rage, especially with that slew of pool party Evites sitting in your Gmail, and the beach beckoning for you to come and play. The kids are out of school, the temperature is rising, and you’re just itching to get out in the sun for […]

Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers Recipe Even Your Kids Will Love

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When I stumbled across this recipe years ago, I was hooked. Most chicken finger recipes are not exactly healthy, but this coconut chicken fingers recipe could not be more polar opposite.

Cool Down With Our Top Ten Favorite Spring Cocktails

Summer 2014 Margarita Recipes

This is a list of our favorite spring cocktails. Offering a variety of flavors, we guarantee there is something in this list for everybody. Enjoy!

How to Get Into An Eco-Friendly Cleaning Routine

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The secret to an eco-friendly laundry routine is hidden in the past,” says Barb Webb, author of the new book, Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving. Webb suggests returning to the tried-and-true laundry life hacks that kept our grandparents clean and green. They work equally well today. Her top […]

Going Green: Our Favorite DIY Green Cleaning Recipes

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Going green with your home and office cleaning isn’t just cool, it’s better for the environment, your family, and your health (not to mention, your wallet!). Here are some of our favorite DIY green cleaning product recipes for you readers to try at home. DIY Glass and Window Cleaner 2 cans of club soda 1 […]

Going Green: Laundry Helpers That are Good for You, and the Planet


Let’s talk dirty … about your laundry habits, that is. The large majority of us probably think we’re doing our family a favor each time we do the wash. All the gunk, grime, and dirt washes out of their clothes, and down the drain. It might smell and look better, but each time you use that traditional, […]

DMK Burger Bar’s Cuban Burger Recipe

DMK Cuban Burger Recipe

DMK Burger Bar in Chicago is known for their innovative sandwich ideas. Last month, DMK introduced The Cuban Burger, a juicy, meaty burger topped with ham, shredded roast pork, provolone, mustard, and dill pickles on thick cut Tuscan style bread. Did you miss it? Here’s the recipe to try at home. We recommend a rather […]

Fourchu Lobster Tacos with a Mango Jicama Slaw and Chipotle Aioli

Lobster Taco Recipe

This is a simple yet elegant recipe, almost the entire meal including par-cooking the lobster, preparing the slaw and chipotle aioli can be fixed ahead of time.

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