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  • Denver assembles sparkling show of Cartier jewels Nov 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    More than 250 jewels, timepieces and other luxury accessories crafted by Paris-based jeweler Cartier are now on display as part of an exclusive show at the Denver Art Museum. “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” shows how Cartier’s creations both mirrored changes in society and helped pioneer styles through wars, the growing independence of women and interest in designs from beyond the West.

  • Cornmeal-dusted Sturgeon with Sweet Potato, Pumpkin Puree and Whiskey, Orange and Brown Sugar Sauce Nov 19, 2014 2:01 PM
    In an hour Jamie Andrade created Cornmeal-dusted Sturgeon with Sweet Potato, Pumpkin Puree and Whiskey, Orange and Brown Sugar Sauce for judges at the 2014 Cook of the Week Challenge cook-off finale.

  • 2014 COOK OF THE YEAR: Jamie Andrade Nov 19, 2014 2:01 PM
    Cook of the Week Challenge finalist Jamie Andrade's journey to the Final Four cook-off and the title Daily Herald Cook of the Year.

  • Sweet Potato, Pumpkin Puree Nov 19, 2014 2:01 PM
    Sweet-spicy pumpkin puree compliments Jamie Andrade's Cornmeal-dusted Sturgeon

  • Tivoli’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ showing benefits Sharing Connections Furniture Bank Nov 19, 2014 2:47 PM
    In an event that would make George Bailey and Clarence proud, the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove will show “It’s a Wonderful Life” to benefit the Sharing Connections Furniture Bank. The magical town of Bedford Falls will flicker onto the screen at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14, at the theater, 5021 Highland Ave., Downers Grove.

  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

  • Like Manson, prisoners in Illinois can wed but not honeymoon Nov 19, 2014 5:53 PM
    Illinois inmates might look at Charles Manson's scheduled nuptials as a sign that anybody can get married. True, but Illinois prisons don't offer lavish wedding packages. And don't even think about a honeymoon.

  • Cook of the Year aims for Food Network challenge Nov 19, 2014 2:44 PM
    Now that she's been crowned 2014 Cook of the Year, Jamie Andrade isn’t letting the burners cool. She’s eagerly awaiting word from the Food Network where she applied for a slot in an upcoming competition for home cooks. If all goes well we’ll have a chance to see more of Jamie’s easygoing style and award-winning cooking in the future. “I’m hoping that winning the Daily Herald’s Cook of the Week Challenge will give me the last edge I need,” she said.

  • Pumpkin treats to think about outside the crust Nov 19, 2014 6:13 AM
    With everything from coffee to granola bars to M&Ms trying to mock the delicious flavor of a pumpkin pie this season, it really has me craving pumpkin pie. Here's a look at a traditional take, as well as a couple modern twists on this long-time Thanksgiving favorite.

  • Put the kids to work on a sweet potato tart Nov 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Looking for something productive for the kids to do on Thanksgiving morning? Put them to work preparing a sweet potato tart. Maple syrup gives it a touch of sweetness (to apease the marshmallow casserole crowd) and parmesan cheese for those who prefer a savory dish.

  • Give thanks for a pie spiked with cheddar, whiskey Nov 19, 2014 6:00 AM
    Apples and cheddar cheese are such a wonderful pairing, they often are combined in pies. The result is deliciously sweet, with just a hint of creamy-savory for balance. We love this combination, but we decided we could make it better. We started by adding a couple tablespoons of whiskey (we like bourbon, but go with what you prefer), which lends a wonderful aroma and richness to the juices of the apples and cheese.

  • Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in U.S. Nov 19, 2014 11:15 AM
    An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday. The surgery lasted a more than 12 hours and involved 25 medical professionals.

  • Images: Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Warm Nov 19, 2014 2:53 PM
    It's November and it's starting to get very cold outside. We asked readers how they keep their pets warm and dry in this weather. Here's a photo gallery showing how they keep their dogs and cats warm.

  • Great Pumpkin Pie Crust Nov 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    Annie Overboe's pie crust for her pumpkin pie contains butter and shortening.

  • The Great Pumpkin Pie Nov 18, 2014 6:01 AM
    Dark brown sugar and a quintet of spices deliver bold flavor to Annie Overboe's Great Pumpkin Pie

  • Shredded Pork Shoulder Ragu with Mascarpone Polenta Nov 18, 2014 6:26 AM
    Shredded Pork Shoulder Ragu with Mascarpone Polenta

  • Chicken Marsala Nov 18, 2014 6:26 AM
    Chicken Marsala starts with pounded-thin chicken breast cutlets dredged in flour and ends with creamy wine and mushroon sauce.

  • Brushwood Center to look at cold weather avian visitors Nov 18, 2014 12:55 PM
    Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, will be hosting a program from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, focusing on birds that come to Illinois during the coldest season.

  • Feed My Starving Children needs your holiday help Nov 18, 2014 2:57 PM
    Families and church groups have a meaningful way to spend Thanksgiving morning, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve this holiday season: Pack meals with Feed My Starving Children and cover the costs with a sacrificial gift of $50 per volunteer.

  • Liberian couples marry, a sign of less Ebola fear Nov 18, 2014 11:01 AM
    Many Liberian couples postponed their weddings in October as Ebola ravaged Liberia’s capital and the government warned people to avoid large gatherings. Weddings are full of kissing and hugging and just one unknowingly sick person could infect dozens. Now in a sign that daily life is returning as cases fall, couples are once again tying the knot.

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