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  • Fruit tops on study, but teens still not biting Jan 16, 2013 6:00 AM
    Here's some food news: fresh fruit beats out chocolate and potato chips as the snack of choice among children and those over 65. Now for some bad news: fresh produce costs are expected to climb faster than that of sugary snacks in 2013. What's a health conscious consumer to do?

  • From the food editor: What’s trending for 2013? Jan 8, 2013 10:06 AM
    Consumer trends expert Phil Lempert shares his predictions for 2013 food trends (frozen veggies and mini-meals, really?) while food editor Deborah Pankey's family stavs off winter colds with Aroniaberries -- or is it just a coincidence?

  • From the food editor: Milk and tea for Santa and his helpers Dec 19, 2012 6:00 AM
    Nutrition experts say we should be more like Santa when it comes to drinking milk. Food Editor Deborah Pankey explains milk's benefits and shares a recipe for a healthy pancake and waffle mix that's perfect for last-minute gift giving.

  • From the food editor: Candy canes, cookies and award-winning salmon Dec 4, 2012 3:12 PM
    Geneva pastry chef Alain Roby will attempt his third world record Saturday. He hopes to create a sugar cane that stretches 45 feet. Also, find out how you can try the winning recipe in the Daily Herald's Cook of the Week Challenge and raise money for the paper's new charitable campaign.

  • Oats for breakfast and dinner; get tickets to a Q&A with Rachael Ray Nov 28, 2012 9:34 AM
    I'm one of those people who will eat oatmeal for breakfast in July, but I know plenty of people who wait until the temps dip below freezing to dig into a steamy bowl of creamy oats. If this snap of cold, windy weather has you planning to work oats into your daily menus, there are a few things to consider. Also, CBS seeks bakers for a competition TV show and Food Network darling Rachael Ray plans a stop in Naperville to promote her new book "My Year in Meals."

  • Thanksgiving trivia and tips Nov 21, 2012 2:06 PM
    Don't let the table talk this Thanksgiving turn to the recent Washington sex scandal or the state's pension reform woes (sure to make you sleepier than three helpings of turkey). Keep things lively with some Thanksgiving trivia.

  • Time to start Thanksgiving menu planning Nov 5, 2012 11:46 AM
    Geez. I'm still finding candy wrappers from Halloween in the couch cushions and already I have to switch into Thanksgiving mode. According to the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, you should finalize your menu two to three weeks in advance — which is now — to avoid forgetting anything.

  • Candy you don't have to be afraid to eat Oct 23, 2012 11:09 AM
    Halloween candy doesn't have to be scary, made with ingredients you can't even pronounce. Take Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders for instance. These tasty arachnids, made in Wheeling by TruSweets, include organic fruit juice and organic sweeteners — no corn syrup, synthetic dyes or artificial flavors in the mix.

  • Making fresh pasta makes me giddy Oct 17, 2012 12:51 PM
    Making fresh pasta is not as hard as you think and it's a lot of fun. When those first fettuccine noodles splayed out onto my hands I was just giddy, and when I scooped them from the boiling water (they cook in mere minutes) and enjoyed them tossed with brown butter and fried sage my grin got even bigger.

  • From the Food Editor: New Cooking Light book, spice blends make family meals easier Oct 10, 2012 2:18 PM
    If working more vegetables into evening meals and generally eating healthier is on your to-do list, you'd be wise to pick up a copy of “Cooking Light: Real Family Food.” The magazine teamed up with Amanda Haas, founder of the popular website to put together this colorful, breezy and helpful cookbook. My family enjoyed the Baked Penne with Turkey and the Turkey Sausage Lasagna — and both clock in at less than 400 calories a serving.

  • From the food editor: Getting your bacon fix during the aporkalypse Oct 3, 2012 6:24 AM
    How are you preparing for the aporkalypse? Have you started hoarding slabs of applewood-smoked bacon to see you through the predicted bacon shortage brought on by the summer's severe drought? When your salty stash runs out, turn to the TV for your bacon fix. “United States of Bacon” follows California chef Todd Fisher as he crisscrosses the country in search of the most mouthwatering bacon creations.

  • From the Food Editor: Choosing the right glass for the beer and the setting Sep 25, 2012 6:00 AM
    Don’t hoist a stein with your friends just yet. You put some time into finding the right Oktoberfest brew for the occasion, now make sure you have the perfect glass for enjoying that beer. The wrong glass also can destroy the spritzy character of beer and let the foamy head go flat too soon. For those times when a glass glass isn't appropriate for the setting, pick up a reusable Red Party Cup.

  • Just because it looks like a banana, doesn’t mean it is Sep 11, 2012 12:46 PM
    Plantains are green to yellow, thick-skinned, peelable fruits that sure look like bananas, but I'd think twice before slicing one onto your morning cereal or topping it with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

  • From the Food Editor: Frugal family dinners and turning ice pops into chicken wings Sep 5, 2012 7:24 PM
    If you've feeling the pinch of higher grocery prices consider investing $17.99 for a copy of "The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook," Daily Herald Food Editor Deborah Pankey says. Or if you want to get creative -- or impress your young cooks -- check out a chicken wing recipe using Blue Bunny Bomb Pops.

  • Toasting Lynfred Winery for its tourism contributions Aug 29, 2012 10:51 AM
    Food Editor Deborah Pankey raises a glass to Lynfred Winery. State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka saluted the Roselle winery for its contribution to Illinois agri-tourism during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield earlier this month. Also learn about an end-of-summer cocktail and making challah.

  • Cooking challenge contestants warming up Aug 15, 2012 5:00 AM
    I have selected the eight former Cooks of the Week and the eight challengers for our Cook of the Week Challenge and I will introduce the players in two more weeks. So if you didn't hear from me yet, thank you very much for applying. I read so many fantastic recipes; I wish I could have given more of you a shot at the contest.

  • From the Food Editor: Catching up to the RumChata trend Aug 2, 2012 3:05 PM
    If you haven't heard of RumChata, you're in the minority. The spirit, a mash up of Caribbean rum, horchata (a milky Spanish beverage) plus cinnamon and other proprietary spices, debuted earlier this year and has sold more than 1 million bottles.

  • Hosting a party helps raise money to fight breast cancer Jul 18, 2012 6:00 AM
    Kitchenaid and Susan G. Komen are encouraging cooks across the country to host parties — any kind of party from a ladies luncheon to a backyard barbecue — at their homes between July 20 and 29 to raise money to fight breast cancer.

  • Burgers still the most popular Fourth food Jul 4, 2012 5:00 AM
    As you head outside to fire up the grill today, know that you are not alone. According to the 23rd annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, a whopping 90 percent of American grill owners plan to fire up their backyard grill for Fourth of July cooking.

  • Kitchens on wheels share favorite recipes Jun 19, 2012 11:54 AM
    Chicago-based food writer Heather Shouse will discuss her new book, “Food Trucks: Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on Wheels,” and reveal some of her favorite mobile food vendors. Also, families can have fun with food, learn to play a new action puzzle game from Nickelodeon and give back to their community all by stopping at Gurnee Mills on Wednesday, June 20.

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