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Bret Kooi addresses his Lemont team

Bret Kooi addresses his Lemont team

T.F. South grad and Lemont football coach Bret Kooi talks to his team after it beat Plainfield South 17-7 on Aug. 29. The Indians host T.f. South tonight.

September 06, 2014 6:00 pm
Chef Justin Frederick's Tiramisu Dessert

Chef Justin Frederick's Tiramisu Dessert

Chef Justin Frederick's Tiramisu Dessert is a favorite sweet finale menu highlight for the residents at Rittenhouse Senior Living in Portage.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
The Times announces Chevy Cruze winner

The Times announces Chevy Cruze winner

Portage's Pamala Mischanko is the 2014 Chevy Cruze Sweepstakes winner.

May 07, 2014 5:18 pm
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December 06, 2013 4:22 pm
46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. with Golden Doughboy Award

46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill. with Golden Doughboy Award

Julie Beckwith of Crete, Ill., a finalist at the 46th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off in Las Vegas, holds her Golden Doughboy Award Monday night following her $5,000 Crisco award win.

November 12, 2013 1:00 pm
FROM the FARM: Las Vegas cook's 'potato pinwheels' win Pillsbury $1 million

FROM the FARM: Las Vegas cook's 'potato pinwheels' win Pillsbury $1 million

It's great to be back from Las Vegas after covering this week's 46th annual Pillsbury Bake-Off.

November 12, 2013 1:00 pm Video Photos

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OFFBEAT: Queen Latifah featuring Bake-Off winner on talk show Thursday

OFFBEAT: Queen Latifah featuring Bake-Off winner on talk show Thursday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Purdue Calumet Senior Summer Warner of Dyer with her Caramel Apple Cookie Cups Winning Recipe

Purdue Calumet Senior Summer Warner of Dyer with her Caramel Apple Cookie Cups Winning Recipe

Purdue Calumet Senior Summer Warner, 21, of Dyer with her Caramel Apple Cookie Cups winning recipe for the campus' sixth annual intramural baking competition.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
Beckwith at Bake-Off: Crete cook headed to Las Vegas this weekend for third try at $1 million

Beckwith at Bake-Off: Crete cook headed to Las Vegas this weekend for third try at $1 million

There are big changes this year for the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Ample apple season inspires winning recipe

FROM the FARM: Ample apple season inspires winning recipe

Apples have remained bountiful this season, with branches so laden with fruit at our farm, some of our trees' limbs have even cracked and dropped to the ground because of the weight.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing Autumn Fest 2013 Chili Contest Winner Debra Hunt of Markham, Ill. (left) and TV Producer Meghan Baher of Chicago

Lansing Autumn Fest 2013 Chili Contest Winner Debra Hunt of Markham, Ill. (left) and TV Producer Meghan Baher of Chicago

Lansing Autumn Fest 2013 Chili Contest Winner Debra Hunt of Markham, Ill. (left) and TV Producer Meghan Baher of Chicago following Sunday's awards ceremony.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Trisha Yearwood's cooking show producer names chili winner

FROM the FARM: Trisha Yearwood's cooking show producer names chili winner

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Chad Collins as Elvis Presley in Legends in Concert

Chad Collins as Elvis Presley in Legends in Concert

Chad Collins stars as Elvis Presley in the Legends in Concert tour coming to Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa for a string of shows at Stardust Events Center this month.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am
'Once' more: Broadway Tony-winning 'Once' opens with Chicago run

'Once' more: Broadway Tony-winning 'Once' opens with Chicago run

Any pressures with being cast as the lead for a new Broadway tour for the musical ranked as winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Theater Album, don't phase English actor Stuart Ward.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Barb Pakan of Munster Displays "Keflee" a Fruit-Filled Hungarian Cookie

Barb Pakan of Munster Displays "Keflee" a Fruit-Filled Hungarian Cookie

Contest Winner Barb Pakan of Munster displays a platter of her delicate fruit filled cookies called "Keflee," a Hungarian baking recipe tradition for the holidays.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am
Hungarian Fruit Filled Cookies Called "Keflee"

Hungarian Fruit Filled Cookies Called "Keflee"

"Keflee" are delicate, flaky fruit filled cookies that are a holiday tradition in Hungarian kitchen culture.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Easy apple cake recipe a simple hit

FROM the FARM: Easy apple cake recipe a simple hit

While pumpkin seems to be the preference for Thanksgiving dinner pies, apple likely has even more of a traditional connection with the early day colonists.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am
CULTURE NUT: A Classic Fills Chicago Street Theater with The Sound of Music

CULTURE NUT: A Classic Fills Chicago Street Theater with The Sound of Music

Julie Andrews appears in the 1965 film The Sound of Music.

November 17, 2012 7:07 pm
Erin Rolland and her grandmother

Erin Rolland and her grandmother

Erin Holland (left) and her late grandmother Hannah Knight, both of Highland, are pictured in one of Erin's favorite final photos before her grandmother's decline from Alzheimer's disease.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am
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