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Dog Days

October 23, 2014 1:00 am

Classy kitchens: Tri Kappa presents popular home tour and tasting

Classy kitchens: Tri Kappa presents popular home tour and tasting

The aromas of delicious recipes such as butternut squash soup, pulled pork appetizers, a sweet Thai chicken dish, pear salad and other culinar…

October 22, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Time for barbecue in Kansas City

Time for barbecue in Kansas City

I learned an important lesson from a food blogger in Kansas City: Talking about barbecue in these parts may involve "fightin' words."

October 22, 2014 1:00 am

Ottolenghi has 'Plenty More' to say on vegetables

Ottolenghi has 'Plenty More' to say on vegetables

In his early days as a vegetarian recipe columnist for the Guardian, a major British newspaper, chef Yotam Ottolenghi worried that he'd run ou…

October 22, 2014 1:00 am

Pizza reigns in Springfield, Missouri

Pizza reigns in Springfield, Missouri

We were on the eighth day of a 1,500-mile road trip, heading to an uninviting final night in an airport hotel in Springfield, Missouri. My sis…

October 22, 2014 1:00 am

Give thanks for a pie spiked with cheddar, whiskey

Give thanks for a pie spiked with cheddar, whiskey

Apples and cheddar cheese are such a wonderful pairing, they often are combined in pies. The result is deliciously sweet, with just a hint of …

October 22, 2014 12:45 am

Easy slow cooker chili that lives up to the hype

Easy slow cooker chili that lives up to the hype

Slow cookers have legions of fans. I am not among them.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

FROM the FARM: Honey always a welcome sweet ingredient

FROM the FARM: Honey always a welcome sweet ingredient

One of the last of our peach trees at our family farm grew by accident, but produced plenty of fruit.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Roasted beets can brighten up any holiday table

Roasted beets can brighten up any holiday table

Beets are the perfect addition to bountiful fall feasts. They are satisfying without being heavy, and their rich ruby and golden tones add vis…

October 21, 2014 12:07 pm

What's for dinner? Less than there used to be

What's for dinner? Less than there used to be

A restaurant menu can tell you much more than what's for dinner, especially when the menus are more than 100 years old.

October 15, 2014 11:00 am

All things culinary celebrated at Chicago Gourmet

All things culinary celebrated at Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet, featuring wine and food from Chicago's restaurateurs, chefs and beverage personnel, drew guests from near and far to celebrat…

October 15, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Hummus and chocolate together? Deliciously so!

Hummus and chocolate together? Deliciously so!

Admittedly, it sounds like a Halloween trick. Chocolate hummus.

October 15, 2014 1:00 am

Taking the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

Taking the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

If you've never made risotto before, you're missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal.

October 15, 2014 1:00 am

Food Bites

Pitmaster Dinner

October 15, 2014 1:00 am

'Thug Kitchen' writers talk dirty about clean food

'Thug Kitchen' writers talk dirty about clean food

When it comes to clean eating, Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway aren't afraid of talking dirty.

October 15, 2014 1:00 am

Beans in your beef stew make it deliciously leaner

Beans in your beef stew make it deliciously leaner

Picture this: after a long day at the office you turn the key to open your front door and you are greeted by the heady aroma of a steamy meaty stew.

October 15, 2014 1:00 am

Cookbooks I didn't want to like, but do anyway

Cookbooks I didn't want to like, but do anyway

Over the years, I've developed a simple system for processing the hundreds of cookbooks that cross my desk every year. It's the six-pile process.

October 15, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Peach crisp a fall favorite

FROM the FARM: Peach crisp a fall favorite

One of the last of our peach trees at our family farm grew by accident, but produced plenty of fruit.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New 'My Prairie Cookbook' offers recipes, recollections

New 'My Prairie Cookbook' offers recipes, recollections

When actress Melissa Gilbert, star of the popular NBC series "Little House on the Prairie," which aired from 1974 until 1982, decided to write…

October 14, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Fresh ways to use Brussels sprouts

Fresh ways to use Brussels sprouts

Not so long ago there really was only one way to eat Brussels sprouts.

October 14, 2014 10:20 am

Time for chorizo, chili and Halloween brunch

Chorizo contest

October 09, 2014 1:00 am Related

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Thank Christopher Columbus for the extra day to rest and digest weekend food and fun

Thank Christopher Columbus for the extra day to rest and digest weekend food and fun

A complete roster of wine, brew, food and indoor-outdoor festivities continue to crowd the autumn calendar especially during this Columbus Day…

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Eating champs chow down at first world championship pierogi contest

Eating champs chow down at first world championship pierogi contest

A Pierogi Fest of a different type descended on Hammond on Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 7:47 pm Photos

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Pierogi contest comes to Horseshoe Casino

October 08, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Why make your own chicken stock? Because it rocks!

Why make your own chicken stock? Because it rocks!

Why bother making chicken stock at home when there are so many respectable versions at the supermarket? Because the stock you pour out of a ca…

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Fresh ways to gin up your holidays

Fresh ways to gin up your holidays

Much as we might like otherwise, few of us have the cash, time or energy to maintain a full bar.

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Tomato rice soup: A speedy bowl of creamy comfort

Tomato rice soup: A speedy bowl of creamy comfort

When I was a kid, creamy tomato and rice soup was one of my go-to comfort foods.

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Cutting the sugar? Up the zest so you won't notice

Cutting the sugar? Up the zest so you won't notice

When it comes to sweets, I have a surprising trick up my sleeve. And the best part about it? It probably won't cost you a penny because most l…

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Lovina's Amish Kitchen: Autumn grilling for 60 at family picnic

We have entered the month of October. It’s so hard to believe that autumn is here and the trees are showing their autumn splendor. Our yard is…

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Homemade cheese is an easy treat

With September coming to a close, Julia and I are delighted to have reached a goal. This summer my husband, Daniel, challenged me with the ide…

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Halloween treats don't have to rot your teeth?

Halloween treats don't have to rot your teeth?

It's true... Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.

October 08, 2014 1:00 am

Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

Mirage Grill is Mediterranean oasis

It's no mirage. Region folks who crave authentic Mediterranean food can get their fill of falafel and freekeh at The Mirage Grill.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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FROM the FARM: Join me Monday at Valpo library event

FROM the FARM: Join me Monday at Valpo library event

I've always been proud of our Indiana libraries and their connection to history.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am

Spicy Tilapia with Pineapple-Pepper Relish

Spicy Tilapia with Pineapple-Pepper Relish

Ingredients

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Going coco-nuts: Coconut oil back in the spotlight for health, beauty benefits

To fans of coconut oil, the jar holds more than white, buttery goodness.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Food Bites

Food Bites

New Popcorn Indiana flavor

October 02, 2014 1:00 am

Crown Point kitchens star in Tri Kappa tour

An upcoming event presented by Crown Point Tri Kappa will allow food fans to take a peek at some of the area's spectacular kitchens.

October 02, 2014 1:00 am Related

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Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Halloween treats don't have to be nutritionally scary

Walk into any grocery store at this time of year, and customers likely are hit with piles of Halloween candy, just waiting for little ghosts a…

October 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Evil Dead' actress shares guacamole recipe

'Evil Dead' actress shares guacamole recipe

Actress Demi Zaino maintains a healthy eating regimen.

October 01, 2014 1:00 am

A chicken satay with bold and borrowed flavors

A chicken satay with bold and borrowed flavors

This easy, weeknight-friendly chicken dinner is a bit of a cultural mash-up. Deliciously so.

October 01, 2014 1:00 am

A chicken noodle soup via Africa and Thailand

A chicken noodle soup via Africa and Thailand

Much as we love a classic chicken noodle soup, we decided to mess with ours a bit.

October 01, 2014 1:00 am

Thin is in for this grilled zucchini with Parmesan

Thin is in for this grilled zucchini with Parmesan

Summer may be done, but the proliferation of zucchini continues.

October 01, 2014 1:00 am

FROM the FARM: Delicious vinegar pie an old-fashioned find

FROM the FARM: Delicious vinegar pie an old-fashioned find

Last weekend's Ninth annual Pie Contest at Downtown Hammond's popular Bizarre Bazaar on Saturday provided a perfect mix of delicate crust and …

October 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Slider Evolution: They're not just miniature hamburgers anymore

Slider Evolution: They're not just miniature hamburgers anymore

The rule for sliders used to be pretty simple: Mini hamburger on a mini bun.

September 30, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Lucky 'names' win free meal

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is offering the "Say My Name" deal to diners. At 8 a.m. daily, watch for the hotel to post a name-of-the-day on the Fa…

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm

Farmers Markets winding down

Farmers Markets winding down

Fall is now upon us but there's still time to check out a local farmers market. Many farmers markets run through the end of October and someti…

September 25, 2014 1:00 am

Finding comfort in memories of loved ones

It’s a little after 7 a.m. As I look out toward the east, it looks like it will be a beautiful day. The red glow of the sun is beaming over th…

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

FROM the FARM: Easy chicken pot pie recipe welcomes fall

FROM the FARM: Easy chicken pot pie recipe welcomes fall

Last weekend's Ninth annual Pie Contest at Downtown Hammond's popular Bizarre Bazaar on Saturday provided a perfect mix of delicate crust and …

September 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Fudge Queens' sweetening up Cabela's

'Fudge Queens' sweetening up Cabela's

Tucked into a corner of Cabela's in Hammond, the General Store sells food products packaged in pretty jars and gift-ready boxes. But most cust…

September 23, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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True BBQ and Whiskey Bar is all about the atmosphere

True BBQ and Whiskey Bar is all about the atmosphere

Eschewing the downhome look and feel of many barbeque places—don’t look for ribs and white bread served on a piece of wax paper here—True BBQ …

September 23, 2014 5:48 pm

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