Archive for the ‘Drinks’ Category

HMDWL 145

HMDWL 145! Tonight we love rhubarb, Portal 2, and fancy jello shots (like these and these).

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Rhubarb Bars
taken from the 1993 Alta United Methodist Church Cookbook.
recipe submitted by Gleva Axelson – who was the church (Rob’s dad’s) secretary.

3 c. rhubarb, chopped (1/2 inch pieces)
1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 TBS. cornstarch
1/4 c. cold water
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt (that’s a Rob addition)
1 c. oleo (Rob used 2 sticks of butter)
1/2 c. nutmeats (Rob skipped this part)

Preheat the oven to 350. Dissolve cornstarch in the cold water. Combine cornstarch water, rhubarb, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large saucepan or dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let it cook for a couple minutes, the mixture will be a little pink in color and slightly thicker. Remove from heat. Mix oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, soda, salt, oleo, and nutmeats like a crust (Rob used a pastry blender – until it was in a small pea-sized bits – then squeezed it together with his hands) Put 3/4 of crust mixture in a 9×13 pan. Pat the crust into place (Rob uses the back of a metal measuring cup). Pour the rhubarb filling over the crust. Top with remaining crust mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.

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HMDWL Moscow Mules

HMDWL Moscow Mules! Just in time for Oprah’s final episode, we pay tribute to her (and our) favorite cocktail in a special video episode.

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HMDWL 139

HMDWL 139! Today we love Bananagrams, olives, and single serve coffee makers, like the Senseo.

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HMDWL 137

HMDWL 137! Tonight we love a snow day, hot drinks, and awards season and Oscar nominations, with a sidetrack into documentaries available to stream on Netflix.

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HMDWL Live

How Much Do We Love…LIVE!
Monday, February 21st
7:30pm
Tickets $20, $15 Students & Seniors

The Wilmette Theatre
1122 Central Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091

Purchase tickets at www.wilmettetheatre.com or call 847.251.7424

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HMDWL 136

HMDWL 136! Tonight we love RuPaul’s Drag Race, drinking straws, and being sportsball late-joiners and eating sportsball snacks.

And please join us in Chicago for….

HMDWL Live

How Much Do We Love…LIVE!
Monday, February 21st
7:30pm
Tickets $20, $15 Students & Seniors

The Wilmette Theatre
1122 Central Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091

Purchase tickets at www.wilmettetheatre.com or call 847.251.7424

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HMDWL 134

HMDWL 134! Tonight we are excited about Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisps, the new Christmas album from Pink Martini, clementines, Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn (and her cookbook), Instagram for the iPhone, a super easy Paloma recipe, and the guilty pleasure that is Skating With the Stars.

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HMDWL 133

HMDWL 133! Tonight we love the chicken pot pie, a drink for a crowd, cookie swaps, homemade marshmallows, and we announce the winners of our Fall/Winter Cocktail Contest! Be sure to check out the winning recipes.

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HMDWL 132

HMDWL 132! We’re feeling the holiday spirit! Today we love holiday-themed TV and movies, the Freeze Frame Face, the Take The Picture video, holiday catalogs, Hum Botanical Spirit, The Hairpin, The Bitten Word, and the Spilled Milk podcast.

It’s time for our Fall/Winter Cocktail Contest! Send your fall/winter inspired entries to podcast@howmuchdowelove.com by December 1st!!

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HMDWL 131

HMDWL 131! Apparently all the important influential high fashion people listen to HMDWL, because the turban is BACK! We called it, folks, way back in Episode 1. Then we love a small dinner party, Rob makes a Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook, we love our iSi Cream Whippers for traditional whipped cream and also for infusing booze, and we enjoy Mrs. Meyers Clean Day cleaning products.

It’s time for our Fall/Winter Cocktail Contest! Send your fall/winter inspired entries to podcast@howmuchdowelove.com by December 1st!! Fun prizes to be announced!

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HMDWL 130

HMDWL 130! Tonight we catch up on a variety of things, including Rob’s Jeff Award, meeting some listeners in Chicago, and Erik the Swede’s response about Swedish fish. Then we love store loyalty and rewards cards, Sara’s new bowls from IKEA, and handmade soaps from Earthistry.

Be sure to check out HMDWL listeners Mike and Brian on the Game Night Guys podcast!

It’s time for our Fall/Winter Cocktail Contest! Send your fall/winter inspired entries to podcast@howmuchdowelove.com by December 1st!! Fun prizes to be announced!

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