Season 2

Oct. 9, 2021

It's Wedding Season? - Amuse Bouche #14

Ok, it's not quite what you might consider wedding planning season, but for me, weddings are on the brain! I am helping a family…

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Oct. 3, 2021

It's Britney, Nick - Dinner Plus Drinks #93

Bridget came up with a genius segment and quizzed Nick on Britney Spears songs. You're going to want to make sure you listen to h…

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Oct. 1, 2021

A Lack of Stamina - Amuse Bouche #13

No, it's not exactly what you're thinking. Get your mind out of the gutter. Listen in to hear about an article that was able to…

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Sept. 26, 2021

Live From The Candle Mercantile - Dinner Plus Drinks #92

It was a beautiful fall day, so we decided to hit the road and record live from the patio at The Candle Mercantile in downtown La…

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Sept. 22, 2021

What Wine Should I Drink for Oktoberfest? - Pinkies Up Ep. 12

We love Oktoberfest! When we think Oktoberfest, we usually think of beer, but there is a ton of great German wine that you can dr…

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Sept. 19, 2021

Happy Birthday, Bridget! - Dinner Plus Drinks #91

It's Bridget's (and Shannon's) Birthday!!! We had to celebrate and have a little bit of fun. We hope you enjoy our celebration of…

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Sept. 17, 2021

It's (almost) my Birthday! - Amuse Bouche #12

It's my birthday! Ok, not quite yet, but it's in just a few days. I'm taking a quick walk down memory lane of my top 5 favorite …

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Sept. 11, 2021

A Lot About Tyler - Dinner Plus Drinks #90

Greetings friends! On this episode, conversation somehow managed to drift to Mr. Bridget (aka Tyler) a lot. It was good to sit do…

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Sept. 11, 2021

Dance of the Lemons Part 2 - Amuse Bouche #11

I'm wrapping up my chat about public schools and a bit about the documentary Waiting for Superman . But it's always great to see …

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Sept. 4, 2021

Is Nick Smarter Than a 5th Grader - Dinner Plus Drinks #89

After our little recording snafu last week, we're back with a full episode, we hope you didn't miss us too much! In this episode,…

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Sept. 3, 2021

Dance of the Lemons - Amuse Bouche #10

It's back to school time and it is a lot. As I was panicking about my son's first year of full-day classes in our local public s…

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Aug. 31, 2021

Oopsy Doopsy - Dinner Plus Drinks #88

Nick made a bit of an oopsy doopsy with our recording this week so that only the video portion of our recording actually recorded…

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Aug. 20, 2021

Tik Tok and Influencer Culture - Amuse Bouche #8

As usual, I could go on and on about this topic, but I actually kept this one pretty quick...mostly because I speak way too fast.…

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Aug. 15, 2021

Taco Bell Defy - Dinner Plus Drinks #86

We're back to our normal programming after 3 weeks of Olympics episodes and we're talking two related and fun topics: Taco Bell &…

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Aug. 13, 2021

Oktoberfest....yes, Already - Amuse Bouche #7

Happy Oktoberfest Season! Yes, that's right, Oktoberfest is just around the corner and some of the best beer of the year has alre…

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Aug. 8, 2021

Olympic Closing Ceremonies - Dinner Plus Drinks #85

It's the last episode of our Dinner Plus Drinks Olympic Games! We had two final events with the standings tied between Bridget's …

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Aug. 6, 2021

Contentment vs. Happiness - Amuse Bouche #6

Is always striving for greatness the answer? What if we just practiced being content with right where we are? I'm getting aaaa…

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Aug. 1, 2021

Olympic Games - Dinner Plus Drinks #84

We are in the midst of the Dinner Plus Drinks Olympics! Shannon and Team Ireland are competing feverishly against Bridget and Tea…

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July 30, 2021

Amuse Bouche #5 - The Olympics have Arrived!

I love the Olympics and perhaps equal to the sports, I love hearing the fun factoids and interesting information that surround th…

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July 25, 2021

Olympic Opening Ceremonies - Dinner Plus Drinks #83

Welcome to the Dinner Plus Drinks Podcast Olympics!! We love the Olympics, so we decided to put on our own Olympic competition fe…

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July 23, 2021

My Love Letter to Milwaukee - Amuse Bouche #4

Bucks in Six! Holy cow, the Milwaukee Bucks are the NBA Champions and it has been amazing to watch. A city and a team that once…

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July 18, 2021

Offshore Support - Dinner Plus Drinks #82

Nick had a rough time with offshore tech support but thankfully, a Plain Spoke Cocktails Bourbon Smash got him in a good place. W…

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July 16, 2021

The Running Community - Amuse Bouche #3

No, you don't have to run a marathon to be considered a runner. I'm sharing all about the running community and how I think t he…

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July 11, 2021

Oh Thank Heaven, It's 7-11 - Dinner Plus Drinks #81

When I was editing this episode and saw it was coming out on 7-11, I had to call it "oh thank heaven," because who can't get that…

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July 9, 2021

Hugs or High Fives - Amuse Bouche #3

Thanks for tuning in to this week's Amuse Bouche! Get ready to listen to my scratchy voice (sorry about that!) and two quick tip…

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July 7, 2021

What's Better - American or French Wine? - Pinkies Up Ep. 11

Nick is often asked what's better - American or French wine, and in this episode of Pinkies Up, we put four American wines agains…

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July 4, 2021

4th of July '21 - Dinner Plus Drinks #80

Happy Birthday America! If you listened to this week's Amuse Bouche, you heard Bridget talk about some of her family 4th of July …

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July 2, 2021

Extended Family Vacations & Setting Boundaries - Amuse Bouche #2

Man, this episode makes me sound like I actually have it all together and have all of the right conversations. Don't worry, I do…

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June 27, 2021

100 in the Feed - Dinner Plus Drinks #79

We've reached 100 episodes in our feed, and even if this is only Dinner Plus Drinks #79 (we also have special episodes and Pinkie…

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June 25, 2021

This is Bridget - Amuse Bouche #1

Welcome to episode 1 of Amuse Bouche where you are getting little bits of Bridget before the weekly episode of Dinner plus Drinks…

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June 20, 2021

Brilliant Brunette - Dinner Plus Drinks #78

This episode features one of the best product recommendations we've ever had - so make sure you check out what Nick has to say in…

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June 13, 2021

Chicken McNuggets - Dinner Plus Drinks #77

Bridget has never had Chicken McNuggets. Shocking, right? Well on this week's episode, we corrected that travesty after our produ…

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June 6, 2021

Weird Infections - Dinner Plus Drinks #76

It's been a week. Bridget has an... infection situation that you'll hear about on this week's episode, plus lots more fun as we g…

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June 1, 2021

What's the Best Boxed Wine? - Pinkies Up Ep. 10

We are all about destroying wine snobbery and we know boxed wine is popular in many households...including our own. It's convenie…

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May 30, 2021

How 'Sconsin Are You? - Dinner Plus Drinks #75

Welcome to summer - it's Memorial Day weekend, and we're excited to get all things 'Sconsin going - outside living, grilling, bee…

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May 23, 2021

Nick Got a Peloton | Dinner Plus Drink #74

Okay, we're going to skip to the chase and just let you know that Nick got a Peloton this week and it's ridiculous. Tune in for …

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May 16, 2021

You Go Miller Brewing | Dinner Plus Drinks #73

We learned that Miller Brewing is launching a hard seltzer...to outer space to rid humanity of it. We couldn't be more pleased an…

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May 9, 2021

Mother's Day '21 | Dinner Plus Drinks #72

Happy Mother's Day! Without you Mom's nobody is here. You're all wonderful, and we love all of you. We have a big episode this we…

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May 6, 2021

Does All Rosé Wine Taste the Same? - Pinkies Up Ep. 9

We love rosé wine - it's pink, refreshing, and a harbinger of spring and summer fun! There are SO MANY different bottles of rosé …

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May 2, 2021

Weather & Vacuums | Dinner Plus Drinks #71

Hello friends - we're officially getting old as we talk about the weather, rain, grass, vacuums and many other old people things.…

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April 25, 2021

Back from Kansas City | Dinner Plus Drinks #70

Nick had a short getaway in Kansas City this week, and he is here to tell you all about the great things of the city...as well as…

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April 18, 2021

It Was the Dog | Dinner Plus Drinks #69

Please give a warm welcome to our special guest Colin, our friend and talented video production guru from Greyspot Visuals. You m…

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April 15, 2021

Japanese Kit Kat Taste Off!

Our long time listeners know that Nick is obsessed with fun flavors of Kit Kats and spent much of the early pandemic trying to tr…

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April 10, 2021

RIP Prince Philip - Emergency Bonus Episode!

Guys, we recorded a day early this week and missed some really important news - the passing of Prince Philip. It would be weird i…

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April 10, 2021

Bridget's Laptop is Back | Dinner Plus Drinks #68

The most important thing you need to know from this episode is that after a lengthy and frustrating "repair process," Bridget fin…

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April 7, 2021

What Wine Should I Drink on a Rainy Day? - Pinkies Up Ep. 8

We want to help you drink your feelings on a rainy day, so on this episode of Pinkies Up, we find the perfect wine to drink on a …

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April 4, 2021

Ham Solo | Dinner Plus Drinks #67

Are you intrigued by our incredibly punny Star Wars episode title? You should be! It's amazing and you need to listen to understa…

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April 1, 2021

Laurin & Dave Interview - Seipp Beer Launch Replay

Hi podcast friends - you've probably heard us talk about how much we love Seipp Brewing's new Columba Bock beer, we've featured i…

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March 28, 2021

Sweet Little Rain | Dinner Plus Drinks #66

It's a rainy tired week here but Nick helped Bridget rediscover something awesome that seems appropriate for this weather - Sweet…

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March 20, 2021

High School Planners | Dinner Plus Drinks #65

We had quite the eventful St. Patrick's Day week, including a visit to our alma mater - Badger High School. On this week's episod…

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