| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Do you have a $1 million dessert or starter recipe? The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is open for entries in the Simple Sweets and Starters category. These dishes are the creations that are the hit of any party. Examples: cookies, bars, pies, tarts,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:06 AM
Blueberry Maple Breakfast Bake
- 14-ounce loaf egg challah or other white bread
- 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
- 8 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Melissa Keister of "Sweet Keister's" in Vinton shares her Fruit Salad and Coconut Cupcake recipes
Sweet Keister’s Fruit Salad
· 1 ½ C Apples
· 1 ½ C Bananas
· 1 ½ C Pineapple (canned is fine also)
· 1 ½ C Blueberries
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:12 AM
When I think of spaghetti, I envision long, skinny pasta and some variety of tomato sauce with maybe meatballs or a meat sauce with mushrooms or pepper and garlic. But barbecue, taco or chicken spaghetti usually don't come to mind. I never realized how...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Springtime may be the time for our first taste of just out-of-the-garden asparagus, peas and fava beans. Sweet strawberries seem to pop up in markets everywhere. What I am particularly aware of is the spectacular array of colorful citrus that I see in...
| Apr 4, 2013
Burger review: Leadbelly
5739 W. Irving Park Road 773-283-7880
Rating: !!!! (out of 4)
As I look back on all of my burger-eating adventures, one sentiment has continued to hold true: A good burger is worth the journey.
So when I heard the delightfully...
| Apr 10, 2013
It all started with a mistake — more a careless disregard for the principles of baking.
I was making chocolate cupcakes for a birthday dinner. Being a bit lazy and a bit clumsy with the gloppy batter, I overfilled the muffin tin cups. Everyone who...
| Mar 20, 2013
Passover celebrates the Hebrews' flight from Egypt to freedom more than 3,000 years ago. Jews around the world will remember that exodus at sundown March 25 with a ritual dinner, or Seder. And what's on the table will tell a story of its own, one based on...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Sometimes you want something rich and fudgy and our Flourless Chocolate Torte is just what you've been looking for. One bite, and you'll be in dessert heaven!
Chilling Time: 8 hr
Cooking Time: 30 min
What You'll Need:
- 2 (8-ounce)...
| Mar 27, 2013
Easter baskets in this country burst at the seams with toothachingly sweet treats (we're looking at you, neon-colored marshmallow Peeps). But why not break from tradition and fill your holiday table with some Italian baked goods this Easter? They're sweet...
| Jun 18, 2013
Q: My father is a native Chicagoan. Someone once asked me where, exactly, he grew up. I asked Dad and he replied, "Tell them I grew up on the corner of Kostner and Van Buren...and then watch them recoil in horror."
I think the intersection no longer...