| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Total time: 30 minutes, plus 2 hours standing and 8 hours chilling
Servings: 18 dinner rolls
2 ( 1/4-ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees)
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup (1 stick)...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:43 PM
The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is open for entries at BakeOff.com. For the first time in the 64-year history of the nation’s premier cooking competition, America will vote from among entries selected by the Bake-Off Kitchens to determine all...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Seeds are a crucial food source for birds, squirrels, livestock and other animals, especially during winter. For humans, edible seeds provide a delicious, nutrient-packed punch to meals and snacks, and are the source of most of our cooking oils, as well...
| Apr 7, 2013
Julia Herrmann was single, living in the South Loop, and increasingly frustrated with her romantic life. After yet another failed relationship, she was ready to give up hope when her uncle, who is one year older than she is ("It's a big Catholic family,"...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Any foodie will tell you freshness matters. Same holds true for beer. When what’s in your glass was made on the premises, or by a nearby brewer on behalf of the establishment where you’re sipping your suds, it’s bound to taste better...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 4:15 AM
The Pissaladiere Nicoise, an onion tart studded with black olives and anchovies, is being passed around to the dinner guests while the Navets a la Champenoise, a turnip casserole, and braised stuffed breast of veal finish in the oven.
A French Frisee...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Got your bunny ears?
It's Easter Sunday and at the sumptuous brunch at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in California, little girls are dressed in brightly colored dresses, boys in dress shirts that don't want to stay in their pants and kids and grown-ups...
| Mar 28, 2013
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano took a major loss this week on his 13-room house in River Forest, selling it for $675,000.
That's far below his most recent asking price of $829,000. It's also considerably less than the $1.2 million Zambrano,...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:40 AM
While it might be tough to imagine heading out to a local farm for an armful of fresh vegetables when it’s still chilly, it’s almost that time of year. Harford County farms are gearing up for growing season, and that means it’s time to...