| Jan 14, 2014
Q: I'm writing you because I am trying to track down a story my grandmother Anna Kiefer told me when I was a young girl about how she had submitted a recipe for Hungarian goulash for a contest that the Chicago Tribune was running, and that she won the...
| Oct 8, 2013
Q: My son's request for a birthday cake each year is a yellow box mix with canned frosting. I would prefer to make something from scratch to celebrate his birthday this year. Do you have any a good yellow buttermilk cake recipes with a tasty chocolate...
| Oct 15, 2013
Q: I had some wonderfully sweet, savory and slightly crunchy chicken wings at a restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, called Phnom Penh. Any chance you could get me their recipe, or find a restaurant in Chicago that offers something similar?...
| Nov 3, 2013
(Editor's note: This is a longer version of a story that appeared in the Chicago Tribune's Sunday features section.)
Deann Groen Bayless has spent nearly three decades in the Chicago restaurant business and says she has never felt dismissed or...
| Oct 29, 2013
Q: I recently purchased some very nice vanilla beans at a new market in my area. What is the best way to store them? The last ones I purchased were fairly stiff before I got a chance to use them.
—Andrew Maselli, Chicago
A: I posed your question...
| Dec 24, 2013
Q: Do you need a holiday Daley Question? I'm wondering if there is an actual recipe for ham with a Dr. Pepper glaze.
--Claudia Perry, Evanston
A: Yes! I always need holiday Daley Questions, my friend, so thank you very much. What struck me on...
| Dec 3, 2013
Q: My mother had recipe from the Sunday Tribune food section titled, "It's Chili Sauce time!" by Mary Meade (Ruth Ellen Church's pen name). I would say it ran somewhere between the late 50's to 1966. I had the original from the paper and made a copy of...
| Oct 22, 2013
Q: Can you freeze guacamole?
—Claudia Perry, Evanston
A: Yes, but you shouldn't. That's what two experts told me.
"Technically you can freeze guacamole. But I don't recommend it," writes Rick Bayless, the celebrity chef, Chicago restaurateur,...
| Nov 5, 2013
Q: What's the perfect way to boil eggs? I've tried every tip out there, it seems. Each one promises perfectly boiled eggs that can be shelled easily.
—Lorna Lim Wong, Chicago
A: A great question from a former Tribune colleague – one...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Chicago Tribune business columnist Gail MarksJarvis dispenses advice for 30-somethings trying to save money ahead of time for retirement.
| Dec 15, 2013
Before ever meeting her future husband, Anne McKinney met his parents — in a squished elevator on their 2004 freshman move-in day at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Anne was standing with her mother, who was making small talk with Steve...