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Chicagoland St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

by Maryann Pisano on March 13, 2017

Chicagoland St. Patrick’s Day Events Aliveone Friday, March 17 $4 to $12 drink specials 2683 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614 The Owl Friday, March 17 $8 Irish stout and Jameson shot combo 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 St. Patrick’s Day Prep and Recovery at IVme Wellness + Performance Friday, March 10 through […]

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Chicagoland St. Joseph’s Day Tables — 2017

by Maryann Pisano on March 13, 2017

March 14 Justinian Society of Lawyers DuPage County Clara’s (Woodridge) cocktails — 5:30 p.m. dinner — 6:30 p.m. $70 March 15 Columbian Club of Chicago Venuti’s (Addison) cocktails — 6:30 p.m. dinner — 7:30 p.m. $75 March 18 Alta Villa Banquets (Addison) 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Adults — $60 Children (4-10) — $35 Our […]

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  Ingredients: 2-3 scoops raspberry sorbet 1 cup pink champagne (I used Barefoot Pink Moscato) fresh raspberries for garnish Instructions: Place scoops of sorbet in large wine glass. Pour champagne over the sorbet. Top with raspberries. Allow to melt while you sip or eat with a spoon, either way works! Enjoy! Source: thecookierookie.com

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Valentine’s Day Red Wine Chocolate Cake

January 22, 2017
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INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar ¾ cup Dark Cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot INSTRUCTIONS Combine all dry ingredients and mix Add in wet ingredients and […]

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St. Valentine’s Secret Marriages

January 22, 2017
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  Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men when they were thinking they should spend their youth as soldiers. Valentine performed secret marriages for many young couples until he was caught and executed. Another legend is that St. Valentine sent the first Valentine’s Day card. While in jail waiting to be executed, he slipped […]

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Where did Valentine’s Day originate?

January 22, 2017
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There is a theory that Valentine’s Day is a Christianized version of the Roman holiday of Lupercalia. Lupercalia was a fertility festival honoring Faunus, who was an agricultural god. Festivities included dancing and matching making ceremonies. Girls and young women would receive soft lashes made from specially-made leather whips, that they believed would help with fertility […]

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The CUTEST Christmas Gifts for Under $5

November 25, 2016
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Enjoy an Apple Cider Bellini this Thanksgiving

November 8, 2016
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  Prep Time: 5 Minutes Total Time: 5 Minutes Ingredients: 6 oz apple cider 2 Tbsp orange liqueur 2 Tbsp maple syrup Bottle of Prosecco, chilled Rosemary Sprigs for Garnish Instructions: Combine apple cider, orange liqueur and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until container is thoroughly cold. Pour mixture into […]

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20 Facts YOU Should Know About Anthony Rizzo #GoCubs

November 8, 2016
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  His full name is Anthony Vincent Rizzo. His birthday is August 8, 1989. He’s 6’3″. He is Italian American. He was born in Fort Lauderdale. He attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His parents are John and Laurie. He has a brother named John. He is a fan of the ‘Rocky’ movies. In his […]

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The Chicago Cubs Took Home the World Series #GoCubsGo

November 7, 2016
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  I have been a Cubs fan since I was born. I was so excited when the Cubs made it to the World Series. When the Cubs won, I was at Underpass Restaurant & Lounge with my daughter who is 15. We had a rush of emotions. All I could think about what was that […]

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