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  • Doing the impossible: Make a vegan Caesar worth celebrating

    I’ve heard many restaurant chefs despise making Caesar salads, but I don’t understand why. Who wouldn’t love making lemony-cheesy-black-pepper-salad d ...
    May 31, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying picnic main dish

    There are few dishes more elemental and satisfying than bruschetta. A mainstay at many Italian restaurants, it’s an appetizer comprising slices of gri ...
    May 31, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Grilled vegetables put a new spin on shrimp salad

    The all-grilled salad has become a staple in our house over the years – it’s versatile, easy, has minimal cleanup and, of course, it’s right up our he ...
    May 31, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Zingy picnic salad makes for a fast, healthy picnic lunch

    In our small hometown, Sunday evening’s concert in the park is more than just a gathering of locals and tourists. It’s how we mark the passage of time ...
    May 31, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Roasted chickpeas, grilled cheese combine for a robust salad

    Roasted chickpeas can be a surprisingly meaty snack. They also can be a delicious addition to grain and fresh salads, adding a savory, crunchy compone ...
    May 31, 2016 - 2:25 pm
  • Depp's 'Alice' bombs, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on top with $65M

    NEW YORK – Johnny Depp's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North Americ ...
    May 29, 2016 - 12:14 pm
  • Roku devices on demand at McHenry County libraries

    It’s likely you’ve thought about cutting the cord, dumping high-priced cable for on-demand streaming.
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Author Spotlight: William J Palmer

    Hometown: BarringtonLatest Book: “Drop-Out To Teacher: Overcoming Fear and Failure”Publisher: Create ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • MCDH: Celebrating have a century with tribute to founders

    In 1966, Dr. Santo Ruggero and Dr. Ed Wilt were instrumental in laying the foundation for the McHenry County Department of Health. As McHenry County h ...
    May 30, 2016 - 4:50 pm
  • Atwater: Years of heartache lead to help, understanding

    “Lisa” had problems with her two teenage daughters. The youngest, age 15, had some academic problems and then seemed to lose her way. Always a kid wit ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Crystal Lake native Rob Elgas' first day ABC-7 Chicago News co-anchor

    He slips a hand-held mirror out from under the anchor’s desk. An adjustment of the tie, a sip of co ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Murano excels with comfortable, practical interior

    If seating comfort is your gauge for judging a set of wheels, then your ship has come in with Nissan’s Zero Gravity seats. There are four of these NAS ...
    May 26, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Theme nights bring generations together during vacations with extended family

    NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. – Renting a house for a week or so with extended family or friends is an economical way to vacation while offering quality t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • Preparing kids for college is not for the weak

    When my oldest child was applying to college, I asked him to pick a school in a big city with warm weather, because I planned on going with him. I mea ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

    May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has declared the Friday before Memorial ...
    May 26, 2016 - 9:15 am
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