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Geja's wine tasting contest presented Sunday

Geja's wine tasting contest presented Sunday

The 41st annual Professional/Amateur Wine Tasting Contest will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago.

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Chipotle presents Boorito

Chipotle Mexican Grill will present its Halloween fundraiser Boorito between 5 p.m. and closing time on Friday in honor of the spooky holiday. Guests dressed in costume during that time period may purchase a burrito, burrito bowl, tacos, sala…

October 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Fans go crackers for crazy Cheez-It creations

Fans go crackers for crazy Cheez-It creations

Chocolate-covered Cheez-Its, wedding cake Cheez-Its, even a Cheez-It cocktail... They're all out there. Ditto for Cheez-It jewelry and even Cheez-It tattoos (would that be Cheez-tats?).

October 29, 2014 1:00 am

Amish Cook: Gloria serves up 'Favorite Coffeecake' and introduces Sassy Sundae

Dear Friends,

October 29, 2014 1:00 am

A little protein makes pumpkin pie a lot healthier

A little protein makes pumpkin pie a lot healthier

The holiday season just isn't the same if I don't stuff my face with pumpkin pie.

October 29, 2014 1:00 am

Molasses cookies will brighten a rainy fall day

We had a good turnout at the book signing in Warsaw, Ind., on Saturday. Thanks to all of you readers who came and for all your encouraging words!

October 29, 2014 1:00 am

Sara Moulton gives a 101 on great turkey stuffing

Sara Moulton gives a 101 on great turkey stuffing

For many Americans, the true star of the Thanksgiving table is not the big bird, but the stuffing (usually moistened with gravy). Given that, I believe the stuffing merits at least as much attention as the other key dishes.

October 29, 2014 1:00 am

Done with turkey at Thanksgiving? Try roasted pig

Done with turkey at Thanksgiving? Try roasted pig

Thanksgiving is all about feasting. And though tradition plays a big role in setting the menu, there are a lot of people who like to mix it up and add something new. One of my friends smokes racks and racks of ribs to serve alongside the turk…

October 29, 2014 1:00 am

Elevate green beans from Thanksgiving afterthought

Elevate green beans from Thanksgiving afterthought

Admit it, when it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, the greens are an afterthought. You give all your focus to the bird, the stuffing, the mashed potatoes, probably even a couple orange vegetables. But the green stuff? Um... How long do…

October 29, 2014 1:00 am

Dunkin' plans 'Croissant Donut' — not a 'Cronut'

Dunkin' plans 'Croissant Donut' — not a 'Cronut'

NEW YORK | Dunkin' Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don't call it a "Cronut."

October 29, 2014 12:15 am

A buttery dinner roll with just a hint of cider

A buttery dinner roll with just a hint of cider

We all have parts of the Thanksgiving dinner that we're willing to outsource. Canned cranberry sauce thrives for this reason.

October 29, 2014 12:15 am

FROM the FARM: Day of the Dead includes special recipes

FROM the FARM: Day of the Dead includes special recipes

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

October 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fresh ways to dress mashed potatoes

Fresh ways to dress mashed potatoes

Truth is, mashed potatoes don't need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing. A little butter (OK, a lot of butter), a little cream or milk (OK, a lot of cream or milk), a bit of salt and pepper, and some muscle really are all it …

October 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Bring leeks in from the sidelines of Thanksgiving

Bring leeks in from the sidelines of Thanksgiving

Leeks too often are a sideshow. They are given bit parts in other dishes, usually a soup or a saute. And in the process, all that is wonderful about leeks is lost.

October 28, 2014 10:43 am

Chili time: With cold temperatures upon us, chili is a favorite

Chili time: With cold temperatures upon us, chili is a favorite

Fall and winter tables are often graced with favorite recipes for stews, soups and other hearty fare.

October 28, 2014 10:02 am Photos

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TRAVEL: Going to Graceland ... all things Memphis

TRAVEL: Going to Graceland ... all things Memphis

If you are a fan of good barbecue, rock 'n' roll and all things Elvis, Memphis is the place for you.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bryant's barbecue in Kansas City draws big names, crowds

Bryant's barbecue in Kansas City draws big names, crowds

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

October 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dog days, spooky brunch and flamenco dinner

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 culinary selections permeated the elegant kitchens starring in the recent Tri Kappa Kitchen Tour and Tasting.

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 out of ideas.

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 sister and I had toured museums, historic sites and parks in four states, and we'd had great food, from…

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 creamy-savory for balance.

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 visual interest to any seasonal color scheme.

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 celebrate the city's rich culinary scene.

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 a new book, her original idea was to publish a scrapbook of favorite photos.

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 weekend.---Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.

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 can or a box just can't touch the homemade variety.

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 likely you already have it, but throw it in the trash.

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 accumulating more leaves every day.

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 idea of spending 10-15 minutes a day singing with Julia. After thinking it over a bit, he said “I’ll pa…

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

Geja's wine tasting contest presented Sunday

Geja's wine tasting contest presented Sunday

The 41st annual Professional/Amateur Wine Tasting Contest will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago.

6 hours ago

Chipotle presents Boorito

Chipotle Mexican Grill will present its Halloween fundraiser Boorito between 5 p.m. and closing time on Friday in honor of the spooky holiday.…

October 30, 2014 1:00 pm
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