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Countyline Tavern's spirited menu worth exploring

Nov 25 2015 | 1:18 pm - With a bold and inventive menu, the new gastropub Countyline Tavern in Buffalo Grove beacons adventurers of the gastronomic variety.

Kuma's Corner roars into Schaumburg with burgers, beer and loud music

Sep 16 2015 | 11:10 am - Let's make one thing clear: You do not have to be into metal music to enjoy the headbanging burgers and beers at the new outpost of Kuma's Corner in Schaumburg, but it doesn't hurt if you are.

If you grow it, they will eat it. Maybe

Sep 10 2015 | 3:34 pm - No need to buy spaghetti squash to get the same results. Spiralizers, such as the Vegetti, can turn any squash into kid-friendly pasta-like strands.

Help kids get to the head of the class

Aug 13 2015 | 2:57 pm - Getting kids into the kitchen to make snacks for school may get them on track to start the school year right. Try these can't-be-beat no-bake granola bars for starters.

Learning to love berries of all hues

Jul 20 2015 | 8:40 am - What's a foodie mother to do when her son won't eat berries? This one started with a tempting biscuit-based strawberry shortcake with white sauce, and graduated to Lemony Blueberry Minicakes.

Palatine's Ramen Shinchan offers oodles of noodles

Jul 15 2015 | 10:26 am - Ramen Shinchan in Palatine has been ladling out steamy bowls of oh-so-good miso-, pork- and chicken-based broths brimming with traditional Japanese ramen noodles since January.

Making a smooth transition to veggie-boosted treats

Jun 18 2015 | 5:12 am - Since the boys were little I’ve used smoothies as a way to make sure they get their recommended number of fruits. My go-to smoothie contains orange juice, frozen bananas, canned pineapple and vanilla yogurt. Recently I’ve added...

Whether homemade or a doctored store version, barbecue sauce makes the meal

Jun 16 2015 | 11:48 am - Brushing a tangy sauce onto a rack of baby backs might be the last thing you do before those ribs make their way to the table, but that does not mean sauce should be the last thing you think about. Quite the contrary.

Chicken tenders plus waffle iron equal fun dinner treat

May 22 2015 | 5:16 am - Normally not one to eagerly try new foods, Henry couldn't wait to make waffled chicken nuggets. That's right, chicken breast, pounded thin and breaded and, wait for it, cooked in a waffle iron. This cooking technique might just open the door for him...

Itasca baking champ sails into summer with new cookbook

May 11 2015 | 10:40 am - When Brian Emmett opened a box of freshly printed cookbooks the other day in his Itasca kitchen, he wasn’t just unpacking a box full of his debut cookbook. “This is a legacy for my kids,” says Emmett. His book, “Get Your Bake...

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