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  • Crab now Henry-official; rangoon hits and scores Mar 26, 2015 6:30 AM
    The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth does NOT apply to introducing kids to new foods. Case in point: fried appetizers at a Chinese restaurant. Better to call them 'rangoon' than 'crab rangoon.'

  • Chef Massimo’s Vegan Puttanesca Sauce Mar 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chef Massimo Gaffo serves his vegan puttanesca sauce over homemade spaghetti at Moretti’s Ristorante and Pizzeria in Hoffman Estates.

  • Not Your Mom’s Tuna Casserole Mar 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    Lorraine Wallace, aka Mrs. Sunday, updated classic tuna casserole by replacing the high-fat and salt-laden condensed soup it is so often made with (probably known as the version you grew up eating). Iif you want to eat fewer noodles, simply add more vegetables, like broccoli, to the casserole.

  • Creamy Artichoke Soup Mar 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    A Food Network recipe for Creamy Artichoke Soup benefits from a little extra garlic and red pepper flakes.

  • Crab Rangoon Mar 25, 2015 5:00 AM
    Chopped crab meat and cream cheese blend together for a surprisingly kid-friendly Chinese appetizer. But then kids will eat almost anything that's fried.

  • Believe Project: $100 for a friend who went through a difficult divorce Mar 25, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Andrea Korovesis of Schaumburg, who will give it to a friend who went through a difficult divorce.

  • New CEO for Elk Grove Village-based Kenneth Young Center Mar 26, 2015 4:29 PM
    The Kenneth Young Center board of directors has appointed Susan E. Cowen as the Elk Grove Village-based social service agency’s new CEO effective May 1, officials said Wednesday.

  • New emerald ash borer website: Mar 24, 2015 5:37 PM
    A new website created by the University of Illinois Extension contains information and photos to help homeowners to identify whether or not their trees are infested with the emerald ash borer and suggestions for appropriate treatment options.

  • St. Charles church offers family-friendly Good Friday Stations of the Cross Mar 24, 2015 6:46 PM
    Most Good Friday church services are not meant for children, or children are meant to stay quiet and still. But not at St. Charles Episcopal Church, where people of all ages can walk the path Jesus did in an Intergenerational Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 3, at 11 a.m.

  • SCOBY Mar 24, 2015 5:00 AM
    Kombucha is a fermented tea that, when taken through a second fermentation stage, becomes effervescent. Though it can be odd-looking but it's tasty, tart and slightly sweet. It doesn’t taste like tea; think lambic-style beer meets yogurt. Here's how to make it at home.

  • Artichoke Hummus Mar 24, 2015 5:00 AM
    It's perfectedly acceptable to use canned artichokes in a hummus-like dip.

  • Kombucha G&T Mar 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Kombucha, a fermented tea, adds interesting dimension to a gin and tonic.

  • Aurora church to stage ‘Living Last Supper” April 2-3 Mar 24, 2015 9:27 AM
    For the third year in a row, a “Living Last Supper” will be staged at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, April 2 and 3 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 14 N. May St., Aurora. With music and period costumes, the performance will bring to life Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ’s last supper with his disciples.

  • Here’s to kombucha, the grow-your-own tea that swims well with spirits Mar 24, 2015 5:00 AM
    Questions about the wisdom of our ancestors’ culinary choices returned the first time M. Carrie Allan tried kombucha. He knew that the drink was based on very old food traditions and he'd heard health-conscious friends extol its virtues, claiming it had re-energized them, given them the skin and hair of youth, mitigated their digestive ills, baby-sat for their children and cured them of every ailment save perhaps the tendency toward hyperbole. Still, it didn't look like anything anyone would want to drink. Ever.

  • From the food editor: Social media-driven culinary mashup a delicious experiment Mar 25, 2015 3:27 PM
    The folks at the National Pork Board were curious too what Americans were talking about (virtually speaking, of course) and wondered what makes up the ultimate American meal. So in conjunction with digital analytics from Crimson Hexagon's ForSight tool, they analyzed more than 30 million social media posts across our 50 states for a year (ending Nov. 30, 2014) and found that nearly half of socially shared food content included smoked (bacon!), hot and spicy flavors paired with popular proteins.

  • Canned confession: Artichokes with a pop-top work for me Mar 24, 2015 5:00 AM
    Wirter Regina Schrambling was flipping through David Lebovitz’s “My Paris Kitchen” and nearly dropped the drool-inducing cookbook when she saw that the first of his three tapenade recipes called for canned artichokes. If they were good enough for a Chez Panisse pioneer now living in Fresh Artichoke Central, they were worth a try here in the land of out-of-season/crazily pricey/prep-heavy fresh artichokes.

  • For the inventive mind, aging may help Mar 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dean Kamen invented the first drug infusion pump as a college undergraduate, then an all-terrain, self-balancing wheelchair that goes up and down stairs and can rise to eye level of a standing person. But he is best known for a more recent invention, the Segway.

  • When the road salt seeps, sometimes the manhole covers fly Mar 24, 2015 4:38 PM
    An explosive combination that send manhole covers flying: road salt, older electrical cables

  • Caring in Action raises funds with ‘Phantom’-themed gala Mar 24, 2015 1:20 PM
    Drama, intrigue and romance filled the air at the Palatine Township Senior Center’s “Phantom of the Opera”-themed fundraising gala last month at The Cotillion in Palatine.

  • Believe Project: $100 to help daughter’s friend pay for tuition Mar 24, 2015 5:31 AM
    The daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Laura Christensen of Bartlett, who'd apply it to a daughter's friend's tuition.

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