| Feb 14, 2013
Godiva Dark Chocolate martini: I'm a girly-girl who loves anything dessert-oriented, and this drink made me go ooooh without leaving a massive, sugar-induced headache. The Godiva Dark Chocolate martini ($11), a Valentine's Day special at Harry Caray's,...
| Feb 13, 2013
We customize everything from coffee orders and pizzas to cars and electronic devices, especially those that begin with an "i" followed by a capital "P."
So why not customize the Valentine's Day sweets you present to those you love? It's easy enough to do...
| Feb 13, 2013
Don't let candy-making terms or techniques deter you from trying your hand at making sweets. Here are some tips from a couple of pros.
Temper: "All you're really doing is heating (chocolate) and cooling it while stirring it and adding more chocolate. The...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:11 PM
We like to keep you informed of highly-imporrtant cultural events...so I'll tell you that Monday, February 11 is National Peppermint Pattie Day!
No, I don't mean the Peanuts comic strip character.
I think that's actually spelled Patty, and she...
| Feb 11, 2013
Valentine's Day is synonymous with chocolate. So perhaps it crossed your mind to pick up a bottle of chocolate liqueur to enjoy in that cloying concoction known as a chocolate martini or some other chocolatey cocktail.
If so, know what you're in for,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
After this past weekend, it appears that those hoping for a white Christmas are getting their wish! All around us, the Christmas season is in full gear: the presents, the decorations--and the treats.
The Christmas treats that surround us are not good...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:29 AM
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.
Is it wrong to be thinking about leftovers already?
Now let's see what our supermarket sleuths have discovered for this week:
Still lost: Banquet made the Cookin' Bags of turkey or beef with gravy in a boil in bag....
| Nov 16, 2012
When the news of Wendell Smothers' death got around this week, many very sad people in the Tribune newsroom described him with the word "fixture."
From behind a big reception desk in the fourth-floor lobby, for more years than most of us can remember,...
| Nov 12, 2012
The problem with the bags of treats and trays of cookies that appear around the office this time of year is that if you don't eat them you get sent to prison. At least, that's what I told myself several years and several thousand Snickers ago.
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:16 AM
There are a few immutable laws of nature: gravity; E = MC2; and "if something can go wrong, it will."
I'd like to propose another: "If you forget to buy Halloween candy, or don't buy enough, a thousand extra trick-or-treaters — in addition to the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:56 PM
It's a bittersweet day for Hershey's iconic chocolate factory.
The Derry Township Design Review Board voted four to two Monday night to approve a petition from the Hershey Company to demolish 1.1 million square feet of the old plant.
"We can do...