Season 2

Dec. 24, 2021

Merry Christmas from Bridget & Nick!

Hi all - we thought we'd drop in with some Christmas cheer and to let you know we won't have our regularly scheduled episode out …

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Dec. 19, 2021

Christmas Mad Libs - Dinner Plus Drinks #104

We played some Mad Libs, talked about last minute Christmas gifts, and so much more on this week's episode. Here are links to wha…

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Dec. 17, 2021

Amuse Bouche #22 - I Let my Kids Decorate my Tree

Does it make you crazy to see a tree with mis-matched ornaments, awkwardly strung ribbon and some mysterious tinsel in various pl…

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Dec. 12, 2021

Textural Sensations - Dinner Plus Drinks #103

Bridget was in Seattle visiting a very special person and we recorded the episode remotely. Luckily, we were able to be joined by…

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Dec. 5, 2021

Sugar Plum Fairy Dust - Dinner Plus Drinks #102

Sugar Plum Fairy Dust - real Hallmark Christmas movie or fake title made up by Nick? On this episode of Dinner Plus Drinks, we ar…

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Dec. 3, 2021

Amuse Bouche #21 - It's Christmas Concert Season

Yes, I kept calling it a pagent throughout the episode...because ya know what, it sounds fancier. It's Christmas Concert Season …

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Nov. 28, 2021

Two Forty Speed - Dinner Plus Drinks #101

We're a little Thanksgiving and a little Christmas this week and Bridget is quizzing Nick on Christmas song lyrics! PS - that's w…

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Nov. 26, 2021

Amuse Bouche #20 - Keeping up with Trends in Traditions

If you have a keen eye, you may have noticed that we skipped a number in the episode titles. You're right! But this is actually…

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Nov. 21, 2021

Episode One Hundred - Dinner Plus Drinks #100

We've officially made it to One Hundred Episodes of Dinner Plus Drinks! It's been quite the ride since we started on December 29t…

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Nov. 20, 2021

What Wine Should I Give As A Gift? - Pinkies Up Ep. 13

The Holiday season is here and many people give gifts of wine. On this episode of Pinkies Up, we're trying to help you figure out…

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Nov. 19, 2021

Amuse Bouche #18 - Reflecting on Brats

What the heck do I mean by reflecting on brats? Well, we're coming up on our 100th episode of Dinner plus Drinks and Nick and I …

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Nov. 17, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021 Bonus Episode

We love Thanksgiving, the food, the football, the wine...all of it! We wanted to give you our favorite tips for having a successf…

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Nov. 7, 2021

Brand Name Love - Dinner Plus Drinks #98

We are starting to get excited for the Holidays, loving fall, and talking about what brand names are totally worth spending a lit…

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Nov. 5, 2021

Amuse Bouche #17 - And Just Like That

I had plenty of articles to chat about on this week's Dinner plus Drinks, so I'm sharing one of the extra's here. Have you seen …

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Oct. 31, 2021

Halloween 2021 - Dinner Plus Drinks #97

Happy Halloween! We talked true crime stories this week (learn allllll about why we love serial killers on this week's Amuse Bouc…

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Oct. 29, 2021

Amuse Bouche #16 - Why do we love Serial Killers?

It's Halloween weekend and I've got murder on the mind! Ok, not like that, but I do love a good true crime story or podcast....l…

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Oct. 24, 2021

Keep The Balloon Up - Dinner Plus Drinks #96

Did you know that "Keep The Balloon Up" (the game you play in your house as a kid) is a legit sport? Yep, Bridget discovered this…

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Oct. 17, 2021

Just A Few Tangents - Dinner Plus Drinks #95

We popped bubbles to celebrate Simona's birthday and the launch of our new Wine 201 podcast! If you like our wine episodes, and w…

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Oct. 15, 2021

This is for the 90's Kids - Amuse Bouche #15

It's spooky season and I am basically spending 12 minutes reminiscing on my college years. Because those were the years of my ve…

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Oct. 10, 2021

Our Biggest Episode Yet: The Wedding Game - Dinner Plus Drinks #94

We brought in 4 guests and 3 different types of beer for this one friends - it's the biggest, most epic, and most fun we've had o…

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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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