| Mar 20, 2015
| 2:17 PM
My recent column on vegetarianism touched a vein (oops) among many readers. Most who responded to the column focused on the obvious selfishness and immorality of causing suffering and death to a sentient being just so we can have a burger for lunch when a...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:32 AM
Mention "Cajun" or "Creole," and you're likely to think of gumbo or any of the other iconic dishes that have put Louisiana on the culinary map: jambalaya, red beans and rice or the decadent crawfish etouffee.
While these dishes tend to fall collectively...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:51 AM
It's that time of year again.
As we approach Lent, our thoughts turn to fastnachts, those delicious Pennsylvania Dutch doughnuts traditionally eaten in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras.
The word fastnacht means "the night before the...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 9:50 AM
Liberty Bible Church: 824 N. Calumet — Faithful Fitness for women of all ages and fitness levels will be from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are $2.50 each....
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:19 PM
Some days the awarding of the Moutza of the Month is just too dang easy.
For example, I'm sitting here in my office chair, drinking a cappuccino, glancing up at my precious Rahmfather portrait, one eye on social media, the other on my work, and there it...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 10:37 AM
Bright lights illuminated the entire Great Hall ballroom of Union Station in Chicago as guests were warmly welcomed by co-chairs Nina Mariano and Paul Lacono and CEO/Founder Kathleen Casey. More than 650 were in attendance Saturday, Feb. 28 to celebrate...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:38 AM
The trick to making a delicious pepper and egg sandwich is to have just the right balance of its three main ingredients: a roll of French bread, peppers and eggs.
That's how Norm Cohen, owner of Big Norm's in Gurnee, has been making the traditional...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:00 AM
I grew up Catholic, back in the days when that meant that every Friday was a meatless Friday (Catholic kids have it so easy these days). And my mom was an old-school Irish cook (killing germs was Job One) who did unspeakable things to fresh fish. And so I...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:56 PM
Each Jesus Christ was weighty and sizable, about 21/2 feet long, cross included. Each statue had come out of a mold, then plaster had dripped off, pooled and hardened, settling around the edges and leaving thin crescents of residue that clung to the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 11:14 AM
Felician Adult Day Center celebrates Valentine's Day
ENFIELD - The Felician Adult Day Center celebrated Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 13. The day kicked off with a "Love Bug" craft project. Clients and staff enjoyed a special lunch and concluded the...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Like every other parent who has loved a child more than life itself, I can't imagine waking up every day to the new reality facing the families of the Aurora Central Catholic students in the deadly car crash Tuesday night.
One of our many fears - that...