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  • Zuquinoa Boats Aug 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Stuffing zucchini with a quinoa mixture makes a filling meatless meal.

  • Whole Wheat Flatbread Pizza Aug 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    MacKenzie Le Beau teaches kids how to make seasonal meals, like this flat bread pizza that starts with garden-ripe tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes and basil-garlic pesto.

  • Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Muffins Aug 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Muffins start a busy day off on the right foot.

  • Constable: Brace yourself for World War Zucchini! Aug 19, 2014 5:34 AM
    Every year as summer moves closer to fall, we suburbanites must steel ourselves for the onslaught of World War Z. Those who aren't vigilant end up with more zucchini than we know what to do with. And that number is one.

  • Breakfast muffins get day off to a grade A start Aug 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    When fall rolls around and it’s back to school and work, wouldn’t you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all-too-typical bowl of cold cereal? It’s just so boring day after day. And that’s apart from the fact that most cereals fail to tide you over until lunchtime.

  • Cook of the Week: Intern relishes teaching kids farm-to-table cooking Aug 19, 2014 6:37 AM
    For the past three summers of MacKenzie LeBeau's college career, she's immersed herself in programs that explore healthier ways to feed America. This summer MacKenzie, a native of Vermont and a student at Syracuse University in New York, has worked as a crew leader for the Prairie Farm Corp, an educational program sponsored by the Liberty Prairie Foundation in Prairie Crossing. For the first time she found herself behind a kitchen counter, teaching teenagers how to cook and learning along the way herself.

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market opens Wednesday in Des Plaines Aug 20, 2014 10:32 AM
    The Walmart Neighborhood Market makes its first foray into the suburbs today with the grand opening of a 39,000-square-foot store at 727 W. Golf Road in Des Plaines. “A lot of folks don’t want to walk the 150,000- to 200,000-square-foot building and weed their way through the apparel and all the other stuff," said Jeremy Arndt, the Des Plaines store manager, explaining the concept behind the smaller, food-focused store.

  • Reindeer dogs from Alaska’s cranky hot dog vendor Aug 15, 2014 5:45 AM
    There’s no shortage of hot dog stands hawking that spicy, oh-so-Alaska treat, the reindeer dog, in downtown Anchorage. But only one of them has consistently long lines. M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs is owned by Michael Anderson, who offers seven types of tasty grilled dogs — including one with a little bit of Rudolph in it. It’s the hands-down crowd favorite, every bite delivering a pleasing crunchy pop.

  • Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies Aug 15, 2014 5:45 AM
    Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden. Few drinks are as refreshing as fresh or frozen fruits and syrups mixed with milk and yogurt. Many people also add greens. “Follow the harvest and work with whatever is ripening,” said Nan Chase.

  • When studying retail prices, don’t forget they’re just suggestions Aug 13, 2014 7:01 PM
    That recent letter questioned about how much wines cost at retail, especially in small specialty stores. The prices published in newpapaer wine columns are suggested retail, provided by distributors. They are not advertised prices, and stores are under no obligation to honor those prices.

  • Study questions need for most people to cut salt Aug 13, 2014 7:13 PM
    A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. The findings came under immediate attack by other scientists.

  • Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner in less than 30 minutes Aug 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    Most parents have a love-hate relationship with back-to-school season. It gets the whole family back on a schedule, but can leave little time to get dinner on the table. J.M. Hirsh has come up with a quick and meaty dinner that can be served over pasta, rice, or with a bowl of steamed or roasted vegetables.

  • Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil Aug 13, 2014 7:00 AM
    Spciy Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil can be made with other fresh summer herbs.

  • Easy Steak and Cheese Pasta Aug 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    A steak and cheese grinder gets re-imagined as a pasta salad.

  • Baking secrets: Add a touch of whimsy to your fresh and festive summer meals Aug 13, 2014 5:45 AM
    Fruit salads bring the cool to summer menus, but whimsical or uniquely carved watermelon elevates the dessert table into a sensational and unforgettable party centerpiece. The secret to success lies in selecting the best watermelon for carving and scooping. Look for one that is even in size, color and blemish free. Press melon at sides and if rind easily gives away, the fruit is over ripe.

  • Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon Aug 15, 2014 3:32 PM
    Watermelon is one of those foods you really don’t need to overthink. But, no matter how delicious watermelon is, one really can eat only so much straight up watermelon. So J.M. Hirsch shares a few of his favorite alternative uses for watermelon. This isn’t rocket science, but it is delicious.

  • Simple Zucchini Summer Salad Aug 12, 2014 11:30 AM
    Don Mauer uses thin-sliced zucchini, carrots and onions for a refreshingly light summer salad.

  • Fat Stax Tomato Salad Aug 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    Kevin Kilgore says a sweet tomato, such as a Big Rainbow, Mr. Stripey or Brandywine, work best for his Fat Stax Tomato Salad.

  • Cucumber Carpaccio Aug 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    You'll want to use a mandoline to slice the vegetables very thin for Kevin Kilgore's Cucumber Carpacio.

  • Grill Roasted Stuffed Sweet Peppers Aug 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    Select lean ground beef for stuffing sweet peppers. Cook of the Week Kevin Kilgore says this recipe can be cooked in the oven, but is better when grilled.

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