Anniversaries in the restaurant spotlight

Celebrating Glenwood Oaks

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Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Let's get one thing clear — I am not proud of this recipe.

10 hours ago

Wedding invitations and soft pretzels abound

Canning season is in full swing. This past week we canned hot peppers (Serrano), dill pickles and salsa. I have a lot more tomatoes that need …

10 hours ago

Old-world tradition stars in Bucharest

Old-world tradition stars in Bucharest

There's no better place in Bucharest for food or a cold drink than Caru cu Bere, a fabled restaurant in the Old City that has been serving col…

10 hours ago

Culinary magic in 'Cascabel': Chicago chef Rick Bayless delivers flavor, pizzazz on stage

Culinary magic in 'Cascabel': Chicago chef Rick Bayless delivers flavor, pizzazz on stage

Mexican food fans in Chicago and around the world long have believed Rick Bayless exhibits a wizardry of sorts in creating standout, artistic recipes.

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Back to school also means back to lunch duty

Back to school also means back to lunch duty

Ready for another 180?

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Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

When we think "hot off the grill," we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts!

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Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Turning your zucchini abundance into no-fry fries

Those darn zucchini! There's an army of them occupying your garden right now and each one is as big as a blimp.

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FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

FROM the FARM: Lebanese family recipes have a rich tradition

Today is my 44th birthday, but rather than writing about my birthday party celebrations, today's column highlights this special day by sharing…

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Want new wine choices? Look back to the Old World

Want new wine choices? Look back to the Old World

Fancy some furmint? How about a nice glass of grillo? If you've never heard of either, chances are you will. Wine lists are getting a makeover…

21 hours ago

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

NEW YORK | At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from…

August 18, 2014 9:28 am Photos

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Sassy Xoco Wicker Park plys Mexican comfort food with an edge

Sassy Xoco Wicker Park plys Mexican comfort food with an edge

It would be easy for Chicago diners to take for granted how good they have it. Even mid- and lower-priced restaurants all over the city vie fo…

August 14, 2014 1:47 pm

Total Recall: Outdoor spaces in August and the last good blueberry weekend

Total Recall: Outdoor spaces in August and the last good blueberry weekend

Sawyer Home and Garden Center in Michigan has made it official. This is the last weekend to get truly excellent blueberries, in case you don’t…

August 14, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Giuseppe's wins praise for authentic Italian recipes

Giuseppe's wins praise for authentic Italian recipes

Joe Belmonte and his family have the recipe for superb Italian fare and they're serving it at Giuseppe's Restaurant in Schererville.

August 14, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

Labor Day, summer's last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check!

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

10 fresh ways to dress corn on the cob

10 fresh ways to dress corn on the cob

It's hard to improve on the delicious simplicity of summer perfect corn on the cob slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt.

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

A shaved salsa that needs no tomatoes, no chopping

We generally assume two things about salsa that we shouldn't.

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

Lovina's Amish Kitchen: A wedding with sweet nothings

August is well underway, and 2014 is more than half gone. Time just goes faster and faster. It is just amazing how the years go one after anot…

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

Gin shakes things up with aged, new products

Gin shakes things up with aged, new products

For a French cognac expert, Alexandre Gabriel has some interesting things to say about gin.

August 13, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

Today is my 44th birthday, but rather than writing about my birthday party celebrations, today's column highlights this special day by sharing…

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

Cakewalk to Oz: Students lend a wizard's touch to dessert creations

The merry, magical land of Oz came to life at one of Chicago's iconic hotels.

August 12, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Lowfat recipe: Sautéed Boneless Pork Chops with Tomato-Sage Pan Sauce

Lowfat recipe: Sautéed Boneless Pork Chops with Tomato-Sage Pan Sauce

2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage, divided

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Eating your way along the Lake Michigan shore this week

Eating your way along the Lake Michigan shore this week

Fourth year for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) tour and farm-to-table dinner on Saturday; ongoing dining specials at Blue Chip and an a…

August 07, 2014 10:00 am

Combining a meal and show: Options abound in the area

Whether you're taking in an outdoor concert this season or heading to one of the local or Chicagoland theaters for a favorite play, you may wa…

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Bennett-Curtis House events

August 06, 2014 1:00 am

Sangria, roasted peppers make entertaining easy

Sangria, roasted peppers make entertaining easy

When it comes to summer entertaining, it's not hard to impress. But it's easy to get yourself in over your head trying to do so.

August 06, 2014 1:00 am

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

Corn adds sunny side to dinner omelet with salmon

For the first couple weeks of corn season, my family is content to eat plain old corn on the cob day after day. And why not? It's perfect as is.

August 06, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Reader recalls Jim Nabors in second 'Farm' cookbook

FROM the FARM: Reader recalls Jim Nabors in second 'Farm' cookbook

A few month ago, after I wrote about the 10th anniversary of my original "From the Farm" cookbook, readers started asking about the second coo…

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Scooping up sweet flavors: Jodi's Italian Ice Factory delivers unique creations

Scooping up sweet flavors: Jodi's Italian Ice Factory delivers unique creations

Jodi and Brian Tillman have the recipe for love and a superb Italian ice.

August 05, 2014 11:00 pm Video Photos

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CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE

CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE

Ingredients

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Family continues on at farmers markets

Family continues on at farmers markets

Mary Brubach's Saturday mornings in the summer have been the same since as long as she can remember.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

Feast fests begin in LaPorte County on Friday night with free popcorn with a movie and an opening reception at the Lubeznik Center and barbecu…

July 31, 2014 10:00 am

Family restaurants in region offer quick bites, favorite dishes

Family restaurants in region offer quick bites, favorite dishes

If you're looking for a place to dine that has something for family members of all ages, why not visit a traditional family restaurant.

July 31, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Slices of sweetness: Watermelon still a top summer treat

Slices of sweetness: Watermelon still a top summer treat

It's crisp, sweet and refreshing. Watermelon remains a favorite seasonal treat for adults and children.

July 30, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Food Bites

Day in the Country

July 30, 2014 1:00 am

Young actress caught up in cooking craft

Young actress caught up in cooking craft

Avery Moss never minds stepping into the kitchen to create special treats for friends and family.

July 30, 2014 1:00 am

Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink.

July 30, 2014 1:00 am

Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in…

July 30, 2014 1:00 am

Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in …

July 30, 2014 1:00 am

Red Lobster clawing way back to top

Red Lobster clawing way back to top

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food …

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

New high-end products distill essence of vodka

New high-end products distill essence of vodka

We've had cream-flavored vodka, candy-flavored vodka, even breakfast cereal-flavored vodka. Now, producers are betting on something different,…

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

FROM THE FARM: Green Family reunion includes green recipe

FROM THE FARM: Green Family reunion includes green recipe

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Little Inn That Could: Harbor Shores builds a hotel like no other

The Little Inn That Could:  Harbor Shores builds a hotel like no other

Like many projects, the development at Harbor Shores, started as part of the vision of David Whitwam.

July 26, 2014 12:16 pm Photos

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In praise of The Salt Do-It-Yourself and Bunny Fisher Hostess Extraordinaire

In praise of The Salt Do-It-Yourself and Bunny Fisher Hostess Extraordinaire

A fantastic all-girl house party without kitchen gadgets, Tupperware, lingerie or sex toys, just food and champagne and contemplating a non-da…

July 24, 2014 10:00 am

Variety stars at Dante's House of Pizza

Variety stars at Dante's House of Pizza

Diners who have a taste for everything from pizza to pasta, seafood, entree salads or broasted chicken will find all of that and more on the m…

July 24, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Dining Buzz

Dinner's a Mystery

July 24, 2014 1:00 am

Pie filling stores up summer sweetness

Pie filling stores up summer sweetness

Yesterday we made 12 quarts of strawberry pie filling. We put it in the freezer instead of cold-packing it in jars.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am

In a jam? It's time to think outside the PB&J

In a jam? It's time to think outside the PB&J

It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am

Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner

Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner

Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedu…

July 23, 2014 1:00 am

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