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t seems like everywhere I look  Moscow Mules are on the menu.   And no wonder. A Moscow Mule is light and refreshing-  and easy to make at home.

The name leads you to believe there’s a “kick” but it’s actually a little tamer than that. The Moscow Mule hails back to the 1940′s when vodka was becoming popular in the US.  We were a country of gin drinkers so the name “Moscow Mule” is because the drink contained the Russian spirit.

Apparently Smirnoff gave out promotional copper cups for bartenders to serve the drink to their patrons.  The cup was cold and refreshing and gave the drink a beautiful glow.  Many people still serve the Moscow Mule in a copper cup,  but I have to say I don’t like drinking from a copper cup at all and will be making mine in glass from now on.

For my recipe, click here







It’s out with the old, in with the new this morning at 8 on Amy”s Table on Q102. Tune in or listen online at WKRQ.com

From Wicked Success to Happiness at Work to Shaking Sugar Cravings to Dodging Germs we’re ready, willing and able to conquer 2014! Get all the info here!




Gold Star Chili Holiday Pine Cone Dip

I like to make small versions of party foods such as dip so that it stays looking great for the entire party. Making this dip into 6 pinecones ensures that I can replenish with fresh and appetizing dips all night long. Since they freeze well, the little pine cones make a great hostess gift or holiday treat for your neighbors and friends.

Check out my recipe for Gold Star Chili Holiday Pinecone Dip




Holiday Inspiration and Decorating Trends and Tips from Karen Sacksteder

How to create a Winter Wonderland Window Box withBret Schneider

Holiday Fashion trends and tips – Thanksgiving through New Years Eve with Arlene Aranzamendez  

How to look great for the Holiday’s in less than an hour from Dr. Jon Mendelsohn

Get organized for the Holiday’s with Stephanie Denton

I shared my Inspired Idea tip and recipe - Brined and Deep Fried Turkey

From my table to yours –  Wishing you a delicious Thanksgiving and a Happy Hanukkah!



Cocktails with a Literary twist from Tim Federle’sTEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD

Book Club must-read suggestions from Audrey Bullar of Joseph Beth Booksellers

 Judy Krupp and Vicki Gelman dish it up from THE BOOK CLUB COOKBOOK

Off the Beaten Page: Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs & Girls on Getaways from Terri Smith

I shared my Inspired Idea Tip and recipe for Pie Crust 101 and Get Sharp – Knife 101

Don’t miss Kindervelt’s 38th Snowball Bash Kinderklaus Market  at The Newport Syndicate on November 22nd and 23rd. Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute – Kindervelt Neurodevelopmental, Educational and Learning Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.