School officials try healthier cafeteria options

School officials try healthier cafeteria options

Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the …

July 20, 2014 5:51 pm

Rethinking a healthy breakfast meal in a muffin

Rethinking a healthy breakfast meal in a muffin

Wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all-too-typical bowl of cold cereal?

July 16, 2014 1:00 am

Beyond the Burger: Beer and wine pairings for gourmet grilling

Beyond the Burger: Beer and wine pairings for gourmet grilling

With summer at its peak, it's time to move beyond grilled burgers and cold corporate brewed beer by taking it up a couple of notches and then …

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries and Shallots

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries and Shallots

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Cherries and Shallots

July 06, 2014 1:00 am

Blueberry Bliss: Time is ripe for picking

Blueberry Bliss: Time is ripe for picking

Fruit lovers know mid-summer brings blueberries to the forefront.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Edible Flowers: Beyond a pop of color, flowers bring big flavor

Edible Flowers: Beyond a pop of color, flowers bring big flavor

Sure they're safe to eat but we don't often munch on them; instead we push them aside to get to the main course. But edible flowers come in al…

June 29, 2014 12:54 pm Photos

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Corn Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Lemon-Chive Cream

Corn Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Lemon-Chive Cream

1/4 cup light sour cream

June 29, 2014 1:00 am

The time is ripe for picking strawberries

The time is ripe for picking strawberries

Strawberry season is upon the Region. Produce fans will find there are many opportunities to pick and purchase the juicy red fruit.

June 19, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits

2 cups 2 percent reduced-fat milk

June 15, 2014 1:00 am

Perfectly Paired: Local chefs take pride in finding the perfect complement

Perfectly Paired: Local chefs take pride in finding the perfect complement

When chefs develop standout recipes for special wine dinner menus, a blend of artistic and even scientific factors come into play.

June 12, 2014 4:01 pm Photos

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Fine Italian fare stars at Munster's Cafe Borgia

Fine Italian fare stars at Munster's Cafe Borgia

Mike and Karen Jesso have been offering creative Italian recipes to dining fans for nearly three decades.

June 12, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Celebrity Spotlight: Hot stuff! Chris Lemmon shares signature chili recipe

Celebrity Spotlight: Hot stuff! Chris Lemmon shares signature chili recipe

For Chris Lemmon, stepping into the kitchen is a real joy.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Preservation is a way of capturing the tastes of the seasons at a time when food is at its peak and in abundance.

June 10, 2014 12:03 pm Photos

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Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

June 05, 2014 7:50 pm

Classic atmosphere, quality cuts star at Prime Steakhouse

Classic atmosphere, quality cuts star at Prime Steakhouse

Diners looking for a relaxing yet convivial atmosphere along with a menu featuring a fine selection of steaks, chops and seafood will be more …

June 05, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Sweet tradition: Wilton experts still encouraging art of cake decorating

Sweet tradition: Wilton experts still encouraging art of cake decorating

With the rise of consumer interest in various DIY projects in the last decade, creativity in the food arts continues to grow.

June 03, 2014 11:43 pm Photos

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Mango Rice Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Mango Rice Salad with Grilled Shrimp

Mango Rice Salad with Grilled Shrimp

June 01, 2014 1:00 am

Chicago vs. NYC foodie smackdown: Who eats better?

Chicago vs. NYC foodie smackdown: Who eats better?

The James Beard Foundation announced that its awards ceremony honoring the best chefs and restaurants is moving to Chicago after 24 years in N…

May 28, 2014 1:00 am

Bourbon, maple syrup team up for killer barbecue

Bourbon, maple syrup team up for killer barbecue

Simply put, bourbon belongs in barbecue sauce.

May 28, 2014 1:00 am

Shrimp and Corn Cakes with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Shrimp and Corn Cakes with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

1/2 cup diced red onion

May 25, 2014 1:00 am

Sage serves up Italian cuisine at its finest

Sage serves up Italian cuisine at its finest

Fresh, quality ingredients, innovative preparations and a chef-driven menu star at Sage Restaurant in Chesterton.

May 22, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Lights, Camera, Food: James Beard Awards to be held in Chicago in 2015

Lights, Camera, Food: James Beard Awards to be held in Chicago in 2015

Big news for foodies!

May 20, 2014 12:06 pm Photos

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Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

Wicker Park and Bucktown: Discover good eats and unique boutiques in these Windy City neighborhoods

While the Mag Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier never seem to get old, try somewhere new this summer while visiting Chicago and discover the…

May 19, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Dining Buzz

Vegas Italiano

May 15, 2014 1:00 am

Gourmet Bargains: Creative culinary teams offer discount dining

Gourmet Bargains: Creative culinary teams offer discount dining

Dining through a program at one of the area's culinary or hospitality programs means getting the experience of a fine dining, downtown-caliber…

May 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cheryl Bernacchi's passion for cooking establishes The Lazy Perch's stellar menu

Cheryl Bernacchi's passion for cooking establishes The Lazy Perch's stellar menu

Bernacchi helped orchestrate the Lazy Perch restaurant's opening this January and now works as an executive chef.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kitchen Spotlight: Actress cooks from the heart

Kitchen Spotlight: Actress cooks from the heart

Actress Christina Nieves doesn't mind experimenting in the kitchen.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am

Freddy's Steak House remains a Hammond highlight

Freddy's Steak House remains a Hammond highlight

Freddy's Steak House has been a Northwest Indiana culinary mainstay for the last five decades.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chili puts the spice in Sichuan beef recipe

Chili puts the spice in Sichuan beef recipe

The flavors of China are varied with each region of the country offering up its own signature cuisine.

May 12, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Kale with Garlic and Peppers

Kale with Garlic and Peppers

2 teaspoons olive oil

May 11, 2014 1:00 am

Treating Mom on her Day: A light, but filling smoked salmon salad for Mom

Treating Mom on her Day: A light, but filling smoked salmon salad for Mom

How many breakfasts in bed does it take for a mom to get sick of breakfast in bed on Mother's Day?

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Treating Mom on her Day: Mother's Day tart that's part quiche, part lasagna

Treating Mom on her Day: Mother's Day tart that's part quiche, part lasagna

Lasagna isn't typically associated with Mother's Day, but it is the dish that inspired us this year as we searched for a fresh way to offer Mo…

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Country music scene is really getting cooking

Country music scene is really getting cooking

When the Zac Brown Band hits the road, they take their instruments, amps and 54-foot custom food truck called "Cookie."

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Treating Mom on her Day: Mother's Day dessert that's easy, flaky, delicious

Treating Mom on her Day: Mother's Day dessert that's easy, flaky, delicious

The secret to this simple Mother's Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Treat Mom to Mother's Day feast

Mother's Day is right around the corner. In celebration of the big day next Sunday, it's the perfect time to encourage mom to step out of the …

May 04, 2014 12:07 pm Related

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Smoky flavors a hit at Bombers in Munster

Smoky flavors a hit at Bombers in Munster

Bombers BBQ in Munster has been heating up the local culinary scene for nearly a year now.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wine Destination: Tabor Hill offers robust, award-winning local flavor

Wine Destination: Tabor Hill offers robust, award-winning local flavor

Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, tucked among the glacial-cut rolling hillsides, has been one of the region's best-known wineries and most po…

April 30, 2014 5:05 pm Photos

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Hops: The freshness behind the flavor

Hops: The freshness behind the flavor

Now hops are used for creating the ever increasing demand for artisan microbrews.

April 30, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Different glasses appropriate for different types of drinks

Different glasses appropriate for different types of drinks

Gone are the days where a typical mug should be used for beer, and a simple stemmed glass should be chosen for wine.

April 30, 2014 3:44 pm Photos

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Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer

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April 30, 2014 9:30 am

Harbor Shores hosts perfect pairings of both beers and spirits

Harbor Shores hosts perfect pairings of both beers and spirits

Local foods and spirits are a continuing theme at The Grille at Harbor Shores where in the upcoming months they’re creating pairing dinners wi…

April 30, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Ciao Bella owner offers alluring wine dinners

Ciao Bella owner offers alluring wine dinners

If you want to find someone who knows wine, Ciao Bella Ristorante owner Joe Scalzo would be the man.

April 30, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Compare and contrast: Creativity abounds when pairing flavorful dishes with wine

Compare and contrast: Creativity abounds when pairing flavorful dishes with wine

When chefs develop standout recipes for special wine dinner menus, a blend of artistic and even scientific factors come into play.

April 30, 2014 2:00 am

Balancing beer's flavors with assorted dishes

Balancing beer's flavors with assorted dishes

When it comes to food and beverage pairing, most diners think of matching wine with their recipes. But, these days, the art of matching or con…

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Microbrew Tutorial: 25 NWI craft beers to taste

Microbrew Tutorial: 25 NWI craft beers to taste

Northwest Indiana's craft brewery industry is exploding and residents don't have to go far to find a vibrant microbrew scene.

April 29, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Egg-cellent Recipes: Use leftover Easter eggs for diverse dishes

Egg-cellent Recipes: Use leftover Easter eggs for diverse dishes

If you've found yourself with dozens of leftover hard-boiled eggs from your Easter feast, there are plenty of ways to transform the popular ed…

April 23, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Amish Cook: Add butterscotch to zucchini brownies

It is turning out to be a nice, sunny day. The temperature is almost 40. We awoke one morning this week with the ground all covered with snow.…

April 23, 2014 3:00 am

Spiking chocolate truffles with tea and basil

Spiking chocolate truffles with tea and basil

Unusual as that combination may sound, it works surprisingly well to create a delicious, creamy truffle with hints of herby flavor.

April 23, 2014 3:00 am

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband's taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. So I thought I'd employ a c…

April 23, 2014 3:00 am

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