| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:51 AM
For a retiree, Ina Pinkney doesn't sit around much. Pinkney recently closed her beloved breakfast/lunch spot, Ina's, going out with a grand finale on New Year's Eve, capping a restaurant career that spanned 22 years in three Chicago locations. In the...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:34 AM
After writing columns on the politicized "green" movement and the urgency to go "green" with natural lawn care, I promise to take a break from my more serious tone and write for the sake of plain ol' fashioned fun. Love Where You Live followers and like-...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A simple pasta is a life saver. How many nights are you rescued from eating out of a box just because you know how to throw together a good simple pasta?
First tip: Don't just rely on tomato sauce to coat the pasta. I love good sweet,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Thanksgiving might just be the ultimate potluck. Nearly everyone we know loves this food-centric holiday. Long gone are the days of one person cooking the whole Thanksgiving dinner.
These days, many guests volunteer to bring a part of the meal, for a...
| Jul 19, 2014
Chicken on a bedspring. The only summer camp meal I care to remember. The novelty of utilizing the metal bedsprings as a rack over the fire redeemed a nasty week of mosquito bites and homesick blues.
The aroma and flavors from cooking over hardwood...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I used to so easily save $5 each time I shopped at Publix.
It was so fun watching my bill drop after handing over a $5-off Winn-Dixie coupon that many of us super serious savers plucked out of 2014 Enjoy the City coupon books.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:14 AM
Recent recalls on pet food have driven some pet owners to cook for their pets. But is this really what's best? Experts say that while some believe homemade fare would be safer for their furry friends, the food you make could actually be more harmful. Pets...
| Jan 15, 2015
If you food shop regularly you may have to dig a little deeper in your wallet this year. According to the USDA, beef, poultry, pork, dairy, including eggs, and fresh produce prices are on the rise in most areas. Check your list to see where you can trim...
| Jan 12, 2015
Eaten any hemp lately? I have — for lunch. I sprinkled hemp hearts, which are raw, shelled hemp seeds, on top of a sweet potato. It was delicious.
Hemp's nutty, buttery flavor blends wonderfully with the soft, smooth texture of a cooked sweet...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:09 PM
I rushed into the emergency room, panic in my voice. My daughter was coaxing the patient, on a leash, across the parking lot.
At home, our dog's eyes had suddenly gone opaque, covered by a milky white film. He didn't seem sick, bounding around the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:07 PM
It is almost unheard of for a TV series to get a second season nearly 10 years after the first. But with so many recent changes in the viewing landscape, nothing about television is business as usual anymore.
Which brings us to "The Comeback," a spiky...