| Nov 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Even professional chefs get the Thanksgiving Day jitters. Just ask Quinn and Karen Hatfield, the couple who own Hatfield's restaurant (he's the chef, she's the pastry chef) and the recently opened Sycamore Kitchen.
"I feel like I forget how to cook a...
| Sep 15, 2012
It seems like Rosh Hashanah customs were created by lovers of fruits and vegetables. Most families will begin Sunday night's holiday dinner with apple wedges dipped in honey to symbolize the hope for a sweet New Year, and many serve sweet vegetables,...
| Apr 23, 2013
One of the joys of gardening is sharing your bounty.
Increasingly, though, gardeners are not only providing tomatoes to the people down the street, but entertainment as well — in the form of giant vegetables.
Handing out a few beefsteaks is...
| 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,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:16 PM
When hearth and home — together with a growing family and an onsite family business — are at the center of day-to-day living, a small and dated one-story farmhouse in Ellicott City begins to burst at the seams. To keep their extended family...
| Oct 24, 2012
Halloween at home with family and friends can be just as, well, boo-tiful as traipsing door to door in search of sweets.
Imagine your family's surprise if sweet little rats appear next to their breakfast bowls of oatmeal — or in their lunch boxes....
| Oct 25, 2012
Today, I had about $7 to spend.
Option one was to buy a vanilla latte and a cookie.
Option two was to buy a Facebook promoted post. This still-pretty-new feature pushes content higher in your news feed, increasing the likelihood of your audience...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:24 AM
deca Restaurant + Bar
160 E. Pearson Street
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4 cups cake flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
| Oct 31, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The pumpkin has so much more to offer than languishing on a doorstep as a jack-o'-lantern or being dumped unceremoniously into a pie for a cheap thrill at the end of Thanksgiving dinner.
The culinary uses for pumpkin are as limitless as your imagination....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:59 AM
Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce over Gnocchi
2 packages (16 oz. each) whole wheat gnocchi
1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 ¼ cups chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons very finely minced fresh rosemary
1 ½ cups fat free, less...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Balsan Restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago
11 East Walton Street
Makes 4 round pumpkin waffles
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1 1/2 cup all-...