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  • Sweet Potato Brownies Mar 24, 2015 7:18 AM
    Sweet potatoes and dates give brownie-like texture to paleo brownies.

  • Raw Brownies Mar 24, 2015 7:19 AM
    Pecans, medjool dates and cacao powder whirl around in a food processor until they resemble a brownie.

  • Lean and lovin’ it: ‘Deliciously Ella’ finds audience for healthy recipes on the Internet Mar 25, 2015 3:31 PM
    Today’s generation of young cookbook authors embrace all the new media and technology that some of us are still trying to figure out and they’re doing it in fun ways. Take “Deliciously Ella” by Ella Woodward (Scribner, 2015).

  • Ryerson Woods Conservation Area maple syrup hikes Mar 21, 2015 6:16 PM
    Visitors to Ryerson Woods Conservation Area near Riverwoods got a sweet education Saturday. The monthlong maple syrup hikes, offered through the Lake County Foreset Preserve District, are an annual event that attracts 2,000 to 3,000 visitors. The one-hour hikes run every half-hour from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through March 29.

  • In Napa, some moving toward a more restrained wine Mar 21, 2015 7:00 AM
    While over-the-top defines Napa Valley, many winemakers are talking restraint. Many winemakers said they are moving toward a more restrained, classical style of wine with moderate alcohol, the style that made Napa famous in the 1970s, and away from the fruit-forward blockbuster cult wines popular in the 1990s and 2000s.

  • Aaron Lawlor vs. Michael Nerheim in race to benefit two Lake Co. food pantries Mar 20, 2015 4:50 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerherim went head to head in the 17th annual Race for Hunger.

  • States to find work for food stamp recipients Mar 20, 2015 5:42 PM
    Only about a fifth of the 46 million SNAP recipients are eligible for training. The rest are elderly, disabled, children or already in the workforce.

  • 170,000 pounds of beef recalled in Cook County Mar 20, 2015 10:54 AM
    A Cook County meat company is recalling nearly 170,000 pounds of beef that may be contaminated with E.coli, according to a release from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

  • Heritage Prairie Farm brings weekly organic produce to community Mar 19, 2015 9:10 PM
    Heritage Prairie Farm brings the best in local produce and eggs to the community with their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Participating in their CSA program allows the community to incorporate fresh, local, certified organic produce into their diet.

  • Homemade Chicken Soup and Noodles Mar 18, 2015 5:00 AM
    Homemade noodles make homemade chicken noodle soup even more comforting.

  • Prune and Turnip Tagine Mar 18, 2015 2:37 PM
    Long before the slow cooker, there was the tagine: a clay cooking vessel from northern Africa whose conical lid promotes condensation and moisture retention, bathing the stew inside (also called a tagine) with steam and coaxing its ingredients to silky tenderness. Try Prune and Turnip Tagine in a tagine or Dutch oven.

  • The ultimate kitchen appliance, available everywhere but here Mar 18, 2015 5:00 AM
    KitchenAid is getting into the market for the best appliance you’ve never heard of. The Thermomix is a food processor/blender that also has a heating element and a scale. Sounds crazy, I know, but it’s amazing. It consolidates multiple kitchen jobs into a single countertop appliance and it renders a lot of tedious kitchen tasks as easy as pressing a few buttons. If I was allowed to have only one electric kitchen gadget, I’d pick this.

  • Check out these must-have items from the 2015 housewares show Mar 18, 2015 2:32 PM
    Cast-iron grill pans, silicone bakeware, hydration solutions (aka water bottles), egg yolk separators, lunch bags, countertop multicookers, garlic gadgets and cocktail gizmos ... it was a cook's dream at the International Home and Housewares show in Chicago.

  • Seasoned cook puts tagine through the paces Mar 18, 2015 5:00 AM
    Long before the slow cooker, there was the tagine: a clay cooking vessel from northern Africa whose conical lid promotes condensation and moisture retention, bathing the stew inside (also called a tagine) with steam and coaxing its ingredients to silky tenderness. Don't you feel a little warmer just thinking about it?

  • Ask the Nutritionist: Keeping a food journal can help explain eating habits, choices Mar 18, 2015 6:00 AM
    Studies show that people who keep track of eating behaviors tend to be more successful at changing them. If you’re considering using some kind of paper or online food diary, think about what you’re trying to achieve. If you already know which habits you want to change, you may be successful keeping a simple record focused on one or two specific behaviors you want to change.

  • Culinary adventures: Homemade noodles, from-scratch broth add to chicken soup Mar 18, 2015 5:00 AM
    Penny Kazmier can’t think of anything more soothing than a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup when she's feeling under the weather, wants something to warm up on a chilly day, or just needs a wholesome meal. Sometimes she'll pull a can from the pantry, but other times nothing but a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup will do. She shares her family recipe that includes from-scratch noodles and broth.

  • Gluten-free Blondies Mar 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    A blend of gluten-free flours punches up the flavor and texture of Annie Overboe's gluten-free blondies.

  • Ballasch Onion Soup Mar 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    Alexia Ballasch adds Braggs Liquid Aminos to onion soup to boost the savory notes.

  • Here’s the chemistry that makes your beer taste good (or bad) Mar 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    With St. Patrick’s Day today, that means the world is about to consume a lot of beer: 13 million pints of Guinness alone are expected to be consumed. Obviously you will be thinking about science when you down those holiday libations, so the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series on YouTube has everything you ever wanted to know about beer chemistry.

  • Cook of the Week: Teen takes healthy approach to dinnertime Mar 17, 2015 6:00 AM
    Alexia Ballasch knows how to whip up a meal for her family. It took her a year to perfect a meatball recipe that she felt was not only good enough to serve her family but to bring before a panel of judges at the 2014 Illinois State Fair. That win is just one of a string of culinary competitions the home-schooled teen from Island Lake has tackled.

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