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  • DonChef Bakery: 'Crodogs,' European pastries and more

    DonChef Bakery: 'Crodogs,' European pastries and more
    For Eleanora Nikolova, founder of DonChef Bakery (1408 W. Diversey Pkwy., 773-360-1282) in Lakeview, baking is entirely a family affair. "I grew up literally in the flour," said Nikolova, 35, who immigrated to the U.S. from Bulgaria 10 years ago for a...
  • Easy (after) dinner recipes: It's Friday. Celebrate with dessert.

    Easy (after) dinner recipes: It's Friday. Celebrate with dessert.
    It's Friday. You've made it through the week. Now you can have a little fun. Celebrate with brownies. Or bread pudding. Or graham cracker chewy bars. Or have all three -- I won't tell. Midnight chocolate brownie bites: These rich brownies combine no...
  • You asked for it: La Bamba rocks with its Chili con carne

    You asked for it: La Bamba rocks with its Chili con carne
    Q: My husband has been trying to replicate La Bamba's Chili con carne recipe for eight years with no luck. Anyway, you may be able to see if the restaurant is willing to divulge their secret spices? La Bamba describes their Chili con carne as made with...
  • Weekend project: Homemade bagels

    Weekend project: Homemade bagels
    Ever thought homemade bagels were possible? And great bagels at that? They are, and Peter Reinhart wrote a great story for Food to share his secrets:  "What I am about to explain could get me barred from the Lincoln and Holland tunnels or any other...
  • Mom learns that kitchen can be a classroom, too

    Mom learns that kitchen can be a classroom, too
    There are many reasons to tie on an apron and head into the kitchen. The most common reason is to put meals on the table and Naperville mom Kim Reina has spent many hours making sure her husband, Ben, and their three children are well fed. But as her...
  • A humble start for chef John Shaw of Steak and Whisky

    A humble start for chef John Shaw of Steak and Whisky
    John Shaw, executive chef at Steak and Whisky in Hermosa Beach — where he works alongside chef and partner Tin Vuong (Blackhouse Hospitality, Little Sister, Abigaile) — got his start in the restaurant business when he was 15. Not as an...
  • New Mandarin restaurant gets prominent spot in Vernon Hills

    New Mandarin restaurant gets prominent spot in Vernon Hills
    An authentic Chinese restaurant that also offers Korean cuisine is expected to open soon along Townline Road in Vernon Hills. Yu's Mandarin's first location opened in 1983 on Golf Road in Schaumburg, about two miles away from Woodfield Mall. The...
  • Can you believe it? Chili's turns 40 this month

    DALLAS After Chili's Grill & Bar made its debut in Dallas in March 1975, restaurateur Larry Lavine waited about 18 months before opening the second Chili's. Settling on a former flower shop in Houston, he took his time with the encore location, wanting...
  • A new look for your Passover dinner

    Passover is the Jewish holiday most centered around food. Family and friends get together around the dinner table to tell the story of their ancestors' escape from slavery in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. A number of foods with symbolic meanings are...
  • Test Kitchen recipe: Potato Tostadas

    Tostada can mean many things to many people. In Mexico, the tostada translates to a fried tortilla and the actual dish. In Spanish it translates to toasted. But I think of tostada as a flat taco and an easy dinner option. Packages of already fried...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three weeknight chicken ideas

    Easy dinner recipes: Three weeknight chicken ideas
    Why is chicken so popular? Well, it cooks pretty quickly. And depending on what you buy, it can be both flavorful and diet-friendly. Did I mention versatile? Chicken lends itself to so many flavorings and preparations. Check out these ideas: Old Venice'...