| Dec 14, 2010
Q: When did America's best chocolate move all of its operations to Illinois? My favorite, Scharffen Berger, started out in the Bay Area of San Francisco. But it no longer is made in California, only in Robinson, Ill. Can you tour the Robinson plant? Is...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Think amusement parks are just for kids? Think again.
There's nothing like screaming aboard a careening roller coaster, gorging on funnel cake and popcorn, or splashing in a spray of water to bring out your inner child.
The advent of spring means...
| Jul 16, 2010
Chris! You're making my mouth water...
Baggie 1 - peanut butter and banana and chocolate sandwich - with butter on one slice of bread and Hershey's chocolate syrup "buttering" the other slice of bread
Baggie 2 - homemade custard with lots of Nutmeg on...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 11:34 AM
With a handful of amusement parks within easy driving distance, Baltimoreans can spend their summer weekends sampling breath-taking roller coasters, cavorting with some of their kids' favorite animated characters or getting soaked even though they're...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 8:17 AM
In our ongoing effort to better connect with our local communities, we've been doing some historical research. As we dived into the stories of Pennsylvania's past, we found ourselves in awe of the daring, the innovative and the inspiring people that...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 5:54 AM
If you have ever thought to yourself, "I can make a better candy bar then this," here is your chance. Hershey's Chocolate World has a new interactive exhibit called Create Your Own Candy Bar that allows guest to build a milk chocolate bar from scratch,...
| Aug 12, 2010
They say that laughter is the best medicine, but some people might endorse chocolate instead.
The dark variety has been shown to reduce blood pressure better than a placebo. Scientists credit the flavanols in dark chocolate—they are thought to...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 3:13 AM
Here are the best coupons and deals found in the Sunday Chicago Tribune for Jan. 9, 2011. After a long hiatus, there are great deals at CVS again this week, like cheap or moneymaking Electrasol Finish dishwasher tabs (depending on how many coupons you...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Consumer Reports tested cocoas from names like Ghirardelli and Godiva to classics like Hershey's and Swiss Miss and even an organic one from Dagoba.
Consumer Reports served up cocoa to its trained panelists. The testers looked at nutrition and calories,...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 12:59 PM
If you plan to get out of town Saturday, you'll have a difficult time if you don't take along a significant other. That's right. Because it's Valentine's Day weekend, which means everyone is coupling up — at least temporarily — to have a...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 7:36 AM
From the Dining@Large blog:
It's back-to-school time. And while the kiddos learn reading, writing and arithmetic, parents get schooled in the politics of schoolhouse eating.
With all the attention on childhood obesity these days, lots of lunchbox...