| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:21 AM
This might come as a surprise, but I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong, I love romantic gestures and the idea of giving someone you love a gift.
But, I think the holiday puts a lot of pressure on couples to make the day...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 12:06 PM
NEW YORK — Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup.
The maker of sugar-high inducing treats like Reese's, Kit Kat and Twizzlers says it's buying Krave Jerky for an undisclosed sum. Krave, based in Sonoma,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:30 PM
One thing for sure: You can take Mitch McConnell and John Boehner at their word. They told the American people: You put us in charge of Congress and we'll get Congress back to work. And, by golly, they meant it! They've only been in session one week,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
National Chocolate Day comes on October 28 every year. Why? Who knows? But if you ask me, every day is National Chocolate Day at our house, and I'll be happy to double dip on October 28 with a great excuse! Maybe a chocolate croissant to begin the day,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Pistachio s'mores jar: State & Lake Chicago Tavern is a downtown restaurant with widespread appeal, marrying chic sophistication with approachable, down-to-earth charm. The creations from pastry chef Toni Roberts are a huge part of that allure: Her...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020.
As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:20 AM
Here are recipes from the five winners of the first Morning Call Holiday Cookie Contest. Included is each contestant's essay about their cookie.
"This was a family favorite. The kitchen smelled so sweet while it was baking. My mother would always use...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Monday, Dec. 22: WORLD'S LARGEST SNOW GLOBE
Have you ever imagined what it would be like if downtown Chicago were contained inside a snow globe? The Adler Planetarium has. Through Jan. 4, following every screening of "Destination Solar System" or "Cosmic...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:43 AM
The Hershey Co. may replace corn syrup with sugar in some products, the latest sign of waning demand for the syrup and growing competition in the sweetener market.
"One of the things we are actively exploring is replacing high-fructose corn syrup with...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:13 AM
"Illumination" at the Morton Arboretum
You'll never be so happy that night falls early as when you're at Morton Arboretum's dazzling and inventive winter light show, which returns after last year's triumphant debut. So much more than an impressive...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I don't know why, but people love dressing up their dogs as monkeys," says Alice Lerman, owner of Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm (http://www.barkerandmeowsky.com), in Chicago. She says monkey costumes are always big sellers at Halloween -- and this...