| Dec 15, 2012
I used dark cherry preserves and chopped green pistachios as the filling to offer a "red/green" look for Christmas colors and have a marriage of the holidays.
— Samantha Ferraro (www.littleferrarokitchen.com), Seal Beach
PHOTOS: Holiday Cookie...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Chocolate Caramel Thumbprint Cookies 4 dozen (1 3/4-inch) cookies Non stick cooking spray 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar Crisco Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, cut into slices or 1 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:30 PM
What would winter entertaining be without a good cheese log? This fantastic and easy recipe was passed down to my friend Pat Loud from her mother. She has served it at nearly every party that I've attended, and it's always a big hit. As with most good...
| Dec 12, 2012
The Good Eating section's annual Holiday Cookie Contest produced the usual three winning recipes plus two honorable mentions. ("Sweets of the season," Nov. 28; if you missed it, go to chicagotribune.com/food.) But among the other five...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:23 AM
There is a charming little restaurant in Peter's Landing that draws us back with its unique blend of Tibetan and Indian cuisine. Last time we visited the Himalayan Grill, we focused more on the Tibetan food, so this time we went Indian.
As we perused...
| Nov 28, 2012
We like a good baking-cookies-with-grandma story as much as the next guy. But it was a breakup story that won our hearts this holiday season.
Victoria Weisenberg, of Northbrook, wrote us with a tale of wooing "a very special man" with a Hanukkah gift...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:22 PM
There are several new eateries in the ever-evolving entertainment center that is the Irvine Spectrum. One of the hippest is Cucina Enoteca, just across the courtyard from the Cineplex.
As you approach the restaurant, the first thing you see is the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Beets are back in style. Long thought of as the food of older generations, or deemed too messy to deal with, beets have come back with the help of great chefs across the world.
A culinary staple for thousands of years, beets are among the more striking...
| Oct 20, 2012
VENTUCOPA, Calif. — Pistachios are available from storage year-round, but for the next week or so, ultra-seasonal green nuts, freshly harvested and still encased in their hulls, will appear at farmers markets. Moister, softer and sweeter than...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:52 AM
312 Chicago Restaurant
136 North LaSalle
Gamberoni in Crosta di Pistacchio with Braised Brussels Sprouts
6 jumbo shrimp (U10)
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup toasted pistachios (crushed)
2 oz olive oil
| Sep 19, 2012
| 8:20 PM
When I sampled the offerings of Emmaus' True Blue Mediterranean Cafe not long after it opened three years ago, I discovered a source for one of my favorite cuisines close to home. Now there's an outpost of this restaurant in Historic Bethlehem, which...