| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:59 PM
On tonight's WGN News, I'm tagging along with Valerie Beck of Chicago Chocolate Tours. In honor of their seventh anniversary, they've launched a new HOT chocolate tour that will take guests to five of spots around the city. There, you'll sample each of...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Skinny Eggnog Martini
1 cup low-fat, light eggnog
1 ½ oz. rum, bourbon or whiskey
Stir alcohol of choice into cold eggnog. Pour in glass and garnish with nutmeg.
Makes one serving. 350 calories.
Skinny Vodka Cocktail/Spritzer...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 6:51 PM
A new tradition began Friday night when the Christmas tree lighting ceremony was held for the first time in the new town square on King Street.
The 20-foot Norway Spruce twinkled with multi-colored lights and was topped with a gold star.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:46 AM
The food offerings at the 41st annual lighting of Mount Vernon's Washington Monument on Thursday will be more diverse than ever, according to Michael Evitts of the Downtown Partnership, one of the event's organizers.
Clustered in a holiday village in the...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Roast beef and ham
The Confluence Volunteer Fire Co. Roast Beef and Ham Dinner 5 until 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Barlow Street fire hall. Beef or ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner roll, applesauce, dessert and drink. A kid’s meal of...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:26 AM
For many people, finding the perfect Christmas tree and cutting it down is a family tradition, and one that puts them in the holiday mood. In Carroll County, local farms are happy to help spread that Christmas cheer, and bring in a little green as well....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 9:09 PM
Never mind that Thanksgiving is only about a week away. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Fashion Island signaled the beginning of the Christmas season Tuesday evening when its 92-foot white fir tree, which is located in the Neiman Marcus-...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:15 PM
As you prepare for winter -- chopping wood, getting out the sweaters and the snow boots -- stop to enjoy one of the finest cold-weather beverages: have a cup of hot chocolate, too. Many places in Connecticut are concocting that delicious drink a little...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Chilly weather demands hot chocolate to warm to body and soul and chefs have been happily stirring up variations on the concept ever since the Spaniards returned to Europe with chocolate from Mexico. Moctezuma and friends revered cacao, had a god of cacao...
| Jul 29, 2010
We all want to change our diets and improve our health, even shed that excess weight, but who has the time to research the latest nutrition trends and health advice?
Deborah Enos, who is a certified nutritionist, a wellness coach and the author of...
| Nov 18, 2010
| 4:32 PM
HolidaysÂ are around the corner and there's obviously plenty to do in New York City, with such attractsions asÂ the tree at Rockefeller Center, ice skating at Bryant Park, shopping and more.Â Affinia Hotels, with five properties in Manhattan, is...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party can be a very fun holiday tradition, but if you're traveling with kids, having a plan for the evening will help you come away with the memories you're hoping for. Your family plan can be as simple as focusing on rides...