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  • Swiss Colony and Jelly Belly teamed up to offer palate-pleasing petits fours.

    Jelly Belly petits fours perfect for any celebrationApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two iconic brands from north of the Illinois border have joined forces to create an incredible treat — and it doesn’t even involve cheese. The dessert experts at The Swiss Colony teamed up with the flavorful folks at Jelly Belly to develop a quartet of bite-sized mini cakes — aka petits fours — that will make your mouth sing, says food editor Deborah Pankey. She also shares a unique twist on egg salad.

  • Popcorn cupcakes by Terri Edmunds of Naperville.

    Moving from Challenge contestant to cupcake baker Apr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    In this week's column, Deborah Pankey catches up with 2012 Cook of the Week Challenge contestant Terri Edmunds, tells you when and where you can catch up with Carla Hall from "The Chew" and gives you the 411 on an edible book contest at Harper College in Palatine.

  • The George Foreman moves from the kitchen counter to the apartment balcony with its Indoor-Outdoor electric grill. It comes with a removable stand, and the removable cooking grate is large enough to hold 15 servings. $99. Available now on QVC; at brick and mortar stores later this year.

    New kitchen gadgets cater to those who want to be plugged in or unpluggedApr 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey visited some 2,100 exhibitors from 45 countries at the recent International Home and Housewares Show held at McCormick Place. Whether you want to be plugged in or unplugged, she says there's a new product for you.

  • Chef Lee Wolen is the featured chef for WINGS Taste Takes Flight fundraiser.

    Spreading the word about Peanut Butter and Jelly DayApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a food holiday a lot of people probably celebrate without even knowing it: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. Food Editor Deborah Pankey tells you when it is and gives other tasty nuggets of PB&J trivia.

  • “The Macaroon Bible” by Dan Cohen

    From the Food Editor: Everyone’s a winner in the macaron vs. macaroon debateMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    When is a macaron not a macaron? When it's a macaroon. Deborah Pankey explains how the long 'o' and coconut make all the difference. Also, women can learn how to connect to the land in a field-to-table retreat in Kohler, Wis., with outdoors gal Georgia Pellegrini.

  • Leprechaun Lemonade

    From the Food Editor: Going green, a kid-friendly routeMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with kid-friendly Leprechaun Lemonade. Deborah Pankey also tells you how to meet "Whole Grain Mornings" author Megan Gordon and gives you the scoop on Quaker's new Warm and Crunchy Granola.

  • Jamaican Me Blue will lift your spirits during this cold winter.

    From the Food Editor: Tropical tastes in a glass help melt winter bluesMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey is dreaming of sandy beaches and palm trees, but she'll have to settle for a fruity, umbrella-emblazoned drink on her snowy deck. Celebrity mixologist Kim Haasarud has two books and more than 200 tropical drinks and party shots for Deb to try. That should keep her busy until, say, April 1.

  • Karen Page, author of the award-winning “The Flavor Bible,” will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Charles High School on Saturday.

    St. Charles H.S. to honor alumna for culinary contributionsFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Karen Page, a 1979 graduate of St. Charles High School, will receive the school Distinguished Alumni Award on Saturday. Page is a two-time James Beard Award-winning author. Her books, written with husband/chef Andrew Dornenburg, include best sellers “The Flavor Bible” (my copy right now is within arm's reach), “Culinary Artistry,” “Becoming a Chef,” and “What to Drink with What You Eat.” Meet her Saturday afternoon at The Spice House in Geneva.

  • Refuel for more shopping with a glass of wine and a proscuitto platter at Eataly in Chicago.

    Savoring Italy glass by glass, bite by bite at Eataly Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey recently stopped into Eataly, celeb chef Mario Batali's temple to Italian food and wine in Chicago. She shares a taste.

  • Dark Chocolate Hearts will make your valentine weak in the knees.

    From the Food Editor: Don’t break my heart, vote for my sushi roll Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Calling all sushi fans. Food Editor Deborah Pankey has created a signature roll and you can try it Sunday, Feb. 9, at the "Foodies Show Heart" charity competition at RA Sushi in Lombard. Not a sushi fan? Find out what she thinks of Dark Chocolate Hearts from Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates.

  • National Pie Day is Jan. 23.

    From the food editor: Making someone’s day is as easy as pie Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    You know the saying “as easy as pie” means the same thing “as easy as one, two, three,” but did you know 1/23 is also Pie Day? Well it is and the American Pie Council hopes you will celebrate by heading into your kitchen and baking a pie, or at least eat a slice of pie.

  • The Opal apple was discovered in Europe in 1999 and has been grown in Washington State since 2010. The apple has yellow skin and a sweet flavor. Because of its composition, it naturally resists oxidation.

    From the Food Editor: Are all apples created equal? Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey compares apples to apples and touts a new glass that accentuates the taste and mouth feel of Coke.

  • Bahian-spiced Chicken and Beans with Yuca Mash brings a taste of Brazil to your table.

    From the food editor: Brazilian flavors tapped as 2014 food trend Jan 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    With all this snow on the ground, Food Editor Deborah Pankey finds herself daydreaming about warmer climes, sandy beaches and tropical fare. She may not be able to escape to Brazil anytime soon, but a taste of the country is as close as her kitchen.

  • In “The Art of French Pastry,” Jacquy Pfeiffer shares a lifetime of baking experience.

    Pastry book makes one sweet gift Dec 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey chimes in on a must-have book for bakers, tells you where you can meet Jacquy Pfeiffer, French Pastry School founder, and try his macarons, and shares a recipe for pomegranate salsa.

  • Ron Nunes of Elk Grove Village works with Operation BBQ Relief in downstate Washington after a powerful tornado ravaged the town.

    From the Food Editor: Giving thanks for helping hands and pumpkin pie Blizzards Nov 25, 2013 12:00 AM
    This Thanksgiving Food Editor Deborah Pankey is thankful for people like Ron Nunes and Dave Raymond who drop what they're doing and feed people affected by natural disasters, like the recent tornadoes in downstate Washington. Within hours of learning that a tornado leveled downstate Washington, Nunes, of Elk Grove Village, and Dave Raymond, of Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce, had picked up supplies and were steering the Operation BBQ Relief truck toward the devastated town.

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    From the Food Editor: Welcoming baking season with brownies Nov 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Deborah Pankey welcomes you to baking season with a brownie demonstration at America's Baking and Sweets Show Nov. 15 to 17 in Schaumburg. Also learn about online cake decorating classes and a baking stuff organizer.

  • "Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition for Dummies" by Toby Smithson and Alan L. Rubin

    Daily Herald columnist pens book about food's role in diabetes Nov 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Learn about Eat Right, Live Well columnist Toby Smithson's new book about nutrition and diabetes, how to be the next Food Network Star and where you can meet Food Network celeb Ree Dummond, aka "The Pioneer Woman."

  •  A glazed doughnut forms the spiderís body while a cake doughnut and doughnut holes form its head, eyes and legs. A delicious way to start Halloween, donít you think?

    From the Food Editor: Last-minute Halloween treatOct 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Need a last minute Halloween treat? Doughnuts morph into a creepy, easy and budget-friendly breakfast. Deborah Pankey also tells you about two suburban women headed to the World Food Championships and how you can be in the audience at the Daily Herald's Home Baking Challenge.

  • Toasty Cheese is one of the food trucks that will roll into Schaumburg Boomers Stadium Oct. 26.

    From the food editor: ‘Food Truck Extravaganza’ and Don Mauer Oct 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey clues you in on a food truck festival in Schaumburg, tells you what Aurelio's and Tuscany restaurants are doing to celebrate National Pizza Month and sends a hearty thanks to Don Mauer for 21 years of Lean and Lovin' it.

  •  Chocolate Pretzel Pizzas from Wheatonís Sweet Secrets Chocolate are a finalist for Best New Product at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show at Navy Pier later this month.

    From the Food Editor: Suburban treat makers sweet on chocolate Oct 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    A handful of suburban chocolatiers and treat shops will be showing off their confections at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show Oct. 18-20 at Navy Pier, and thankfully, this show is open to the public. The Chocolate Pretzel Pizza from Sweet Secrets Artisan Chocolate in Wheaton, for example, is a finalist for Best New Product.

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