As the snow begins to melt and the breeze starts to warm, what better way to greet the new season with some sweet morsels? These recipes will bring friends together, out of hibernation and enliven the kitchen preparing it for the tasty warmth to come. Though some cookie recipes are products …
Beef stew always ranks as a popular hearty and satisfying recipe to welcome the shorter days.
September is a busy month for birthdays and celebrations in our farm family.
Growing up with lots of apple trees at our family farm, I've always been a fan of Johnny Appleseed, who also rates as one of our favorite unusual Hoosier historical figures.
Last weekend's weather blessing, which is continuing this week with sunshine and mild temperatures, welcomed special events from east to west for both Catholic Diocese of Gary Bishop Donald J. Hying and Metropolitan Archbishop of Chicago Blase J. Cupich.
Years ago, I did an interview with Don Scheeringa and we talked about his lifetime of farming.
On one of the rare sunny days in the region last week, I met my husband for dinner at Tequila Restaurante.
Pineapple is a favorite tropical fruit not only as a sweet treat, but also a perfect baking ingredient for delicious desserts.
Farmers are a dedicated group who aren't afraid of a challenge, despite the gamble that comes with agriculture.
Earlier this month, I wrote a column mentioning the passing of local baking legend Ida Bruder, 86, of the tiny neighboring town LaCrosse. She died June 25 and lived her entire life on the farm in the same town where she was born to parents Henry and Bertha Heiniger. Throughout her life, she …
Cherry season is short. But it offers a splash of tree-laden fruit flavor and color to summer.
Our family is celebrating my dad's 86th birthday this week.
Two of the important features of this weekly column are the chance to learn something new and a small-town approach to share and exchange information and recipes.
Martha Stewart has often mentioned while she was growing up, she joined her parents and siblings in the basement of their modest Polish family home making homemade root beer to bottle and enjoy for special occasions.
Consumers oftentimes define a REALTOR® as someone who assists in the buying and selling of real estate process. While very true, it’s important to note the integral role a local REALTOR® plays in protecting the real estate industry as a whole.
The fragrance of mint, both peppermint and spearmint, easy attracts attention.
The New Focus On Healthy Neighborhoods: Wellness attributes have become some of the most-desired features for homebuyers
Here’s what to look for in your neighborhood:
If you regularly read our comics page in The Times, Garfield the Cat is a feline fan of two favorite foods: pizza and lasagna.
HOBART | Breaded chicken sometimes does not make for a standout meal. It would rarely outshine a filet, for me. But the Chicken Giardiniera at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is something special.
Today is my 44th birthday, but rather than writing about my birthday party celebrations, today's column highlights this special day by sharing a wonderful reader story.
SCHERERVILLE | If you're the kind of person who likes to eat dessert first, you may love the Banana Crumble French Toast at the newly opened and kitschy Toast & Jam cafe.
Pricing is perhaps the single most important factor influencing a sale because the price tag you stick on your house can make or destroy a sale
Formerly distressed buyers making their way back into the market
A well-designed kitchen offers home chefs the maximum amount of efficiency with the minimum of clutter creating clean countertops unhampered by endless gadgets and easy-to-reach tools, pots and pans as well as the calming feel of having the space in which to whip up wonderful meals.
Sometimes the way to improve a room isn't to buy new furniture: It's to rearrange pieces you already own.