Affogato Recipe- One of the Italian Coffee Desserts

Want coffee and dessert, all in one? Try this delightful mix of coffee and ice cream in this Affogato!     While we are totally passionate about cocktails, we are also very passionate about coffee! Our favorite way to start the morning and chase away the cobwebs is to start the day with a strongRead more

Bourbon Bacon Jam Recipe

Bacon Bourbon Jam, need I say more?!     Every now and then you run across one of those foods that sticks in your brain because it made such an impression on you.  We recently had a meal where this was served as a spread on a charcuterie plate with slices of toasted artisan bread.Read more

The Bourbon Barrel Cocktail

Smoked Bourbon Cocktails have such an interesting flavor, as does this Bourbon Barrel.     Recently we went out to a great cocktail place here in Omaha called The Berry & Rye where we had a fantastic drink called the Trinidad Smoke, a fantastic rum cocktail that is smoked with tobacco smoke in a smallRead more

Plank Seafood – A downtown Omaha Old Market Restaurant

Plank is a seafood focused restaurant in the Old Market in Omaha, Nebraska.           With a great stroke of luck, we actually got to go out on a date night with another couple, and we decided to head downtown to the Old Market for a change of pace.  Our friends wereRead more

White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Vodka

A great way to warm up during the holiday season, this White Hot Chocolate hits the spot.     In thinking about Christmas, I always think of snow, but if this year’s weather is any indicator we won’t be having any! But, in the spirit of the holiday, I thought I would try out aRead more

The Two Holiday Mules We Tried Out For You!

The Moscow Mule is a popular classic cocktail that is a simple, refreshing and very delicious cocktail that both of us have fallen in love with.  It is an all purpose cocktail, pairing with lots of foods and is one of the cocktails we make year round. A nice combination of vodka, lime and gingerRead more

Celebrate Repeal Day 2014

Around our house, we are big fans of cocktails so the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933 is a day to celebrate.  With Repeal Day falling on a Friday this year, we decided to have ourselves a nice celebration with a couple of classic Prohibition era cocktails. The first one weRead more

Sugared Cranberries and Cranberry Simple Syrup

Sugared Cranberries in a white bowl, ornaments in back

In our mind, cranberries are the perfect accompaniment to the holidays and Christmas! These Sugared Cranberries are a great snack, a great garnish or a beautiful decoration for your holiday table!     Cranberries always have made an appearance for the holidays in our house. We love using the tart berry in relishes and treatsRead more

The Lumière – A Chartreuse Cocktail

The Lumiere Cocktail - a combination of gin, green chartreuse and St Germain Elderflower liqueur #cocktail #cocktails #gin

A great drink that we have fallen in love with, the Lumiere Cocktail. A classic combination.     While attending the recent Grand Opening of Spirit World I purchased a bottle of St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur that I have always had mixed in cocktails as a complementary spirit to add a bit ofRead more