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  • Baked Beets Sep 30, 2014 6:01 AM
    Wrapped in foil then baked in the oven, beets become a delicious, nutritious side dish.

  • Mesquite-Seared Ahi Tuna Sep 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    Chef Tom Birmingham at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale created wasabi-spiked creme fraiche for his Mesquite-Seared Tuna.

  • New Dorie Greenspan cookbook covers what you should bake next Sep 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don’t like to bake, aren’t good at baking, don’t even want to bake ... If you listen to her long enough, you’ll find yourself hankering to get your hands into some flour. Her can-do attitude is that infectious. Her latest cookbook, “Baking Chez Moi” fuels that passion with dozens of recipes for home cooks who lack the time, tolerance and skill for anything but simple home baking.

  • Chef du Jour: Country club chef joins ranks of exclusive culinary society Sep 30, 2014 6:00 AM
    Tom Birmingham recalls as early as sixth and seventh grades the chance to cook for his family, which was no easy feat, considering he had five brothers and sisters. “I should have known back then that I would be getting into the business as a profession, but it took me a year out of high school for me to realize my calling.” Birmingham has forged a successful culinary career since graduating from culinary school at Joliet Junior College and now is the executive chef at Ruth Lake Country Club in Hinsdale.

  • Eat right, live well: You can’t beat the benefits of beets Oct 2, 2014 6:14 AM
    There are more than 60 types of sugar but I bet you rarely think of beets as a sugar source. Yet beets are higher in natural sugar than carrots and even corn. Beets are a vibrant purple-red root vegetable that add beautiful color to our plates and important nutrients to our diet. A 3-ounce serving of beets contains 8 grams of carbohydrate and about 35 calories.

  • Jewel-Osco admits to second data breach Sep 30, 2014 8:11 AM
    Itasca-based Jewel-Osco said Monday it has discovered another breach of customers' private information but the company was unsure if payment card data was stolen. AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertsons stores under Albertson's LLC and ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, and Shaw's and Star Markets under New Albertson's Inc., was notified by its third party IT services provider SuperValu of a separate, more recent, “attempted criminal intrusion seeking to obtain payment card information” used in some of its stores.

  • Get a slice of Chicago culture on pizza tour Sep 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza, tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, with companies that offer pizza tours. Chicago Pizza Tours owner Jonathan Porter takes his customers on a bus ride around the city that includes four stops over 3˝ hours to sample deep-dish, tavern-style and other eclectic pizza variations.

  • Suds & Grapes: Midwestern Craft Beer and Wine-cations Sep 27, 2014 6:00 AM
    Beer and wine can be the basis of fine fall getaway, near enough to be affordable and so low on the travel-hassle scale. Combine an overnight with educational tours of burgeoning Midwestern craft breweries and sampling the fate of local grapes at wineries and tasting rooms.

  • Go for the food: Santa Fe twist on a roadside diner Sep 26, 2014 5:45 AM
    There is no shortage of good food in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the many casual and gourmet takes on the state’s trademark chile dishes are almost as big a draw as the city’s art galleries and festivals. While the tourists are lining up at the Plaza’s dining hot spots, a popular respite for locals is Harry’s Roadhouse, Santa Fe’s upscale version of the roadside diner.

  • A favorite fall flavor shines in a twice-baked package Sep 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    Apples and sausage and sweet potatoes, can it get more wonderfully autumnal? Alison Ladman combined those fall flavors into one awesomely twice-baked package. Add a bit of cheese to tie it all together and you have a fantastic dinner that takes just 20 minutes hands-on time.

  • Apple-Sausage Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Sep 25, 2014 6:00 AM
    All the flavors of fall shine in a twice-baked sweet potato.

  • State names Gene & Jude’s a “Delicious Destination” Sep 25, 2014 7:46 PM
    A suburban hot dog stand has been named the state’s first “Delicious Destination” by the Illinois Office of Tourism.

  • Lean and lovin’ it: Don catches up with the slow cooker revolution Sep 24, 2014 5:51 AM
    It took him a few decades, but Don Mauer has learned to embrace slow cookers. He takes us on his inagural experience and shares a hearty beef stew recipe.

  • Author, bread maker join Cook of the Week Challenge judges panel Sep 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Author Jessica Fisher, breadmaker Chris Wu and a couple of local chefs join the panel evaluating recipes in the 2014 Cook of the Week Challenge.

  • Cook of the Week Challenge: Harrell, May work with beef cubed steaks, watercress, lentils and Pumpkin Smasher beer Sep 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Steve May of Palatine and Juanita Harrell of Wheaton get creative with watercress, lentils, cubed beef and pumpkin beer in this week's Cook of the Week Challenge match-up.

  • Not Your School Cafeteria Salisbury Steak Sep 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Pumpkin beer goes into gravy for a seasonal take on Salisbury steak.

  • Southern-Fried Beef Cubed Steak and Watercress Salad Sep 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Challenge contestant Juanita Harrell created a cubed steak, pumpkin beer sauce, watercress, and lentils.

  • Smokey Baked Lentils Sep 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Bacon flavors Juanita Harrell's Smokey Baked Lentils. She serves the dish alongside Southern-fried cube steak with pumpkin beer gravy.

  • Lentil, Pea and Watercress Salad Sep 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Lentils cook in pumpkin beer before getting tossed with watercress for a sidedish to salsbury steaks.

  • Almond Amaranth Pudding with Plum Compote Sep 24, 2014 5:45 AM
    Chris Crabtree combined aramanth and almonds into a pudding and serves it with plum compote.

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