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  • Pork medallions with grape sauce is quick entrée

    Here’s a quick, easy and delicious weeknight entree that’s certain to impress your family. The star of the show is pork tenderloin, the leanest and mo ...
    March 28, 2017 - 3:10 pm
  • How to make a simple chicken soup worth crowing about

    For every cook who knows from real chicken soup, there are probably six others who think it’s fine to simmer naked chicken breasts in canned broth and ...
    March 28, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Scottish ale will get your motor running

    Few beer names are as deliciously evocative as Harviestoun Old Engine Oil. Even before cracking open a can or prying the cap from the bottle, you expe ...
    March 28, 2017 - 2:58 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

    For the batter1 cup soft butter1 cup sugar2 eggs2 cups flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 tsp saltFor ...
    March 28, 2017 - 2:59 pm
  • Sweet potatoes, carrots sparkle with vinaigrette

    Starchy sides are a mainstay of the classic American dinner. It’s easy to get complacent and rely on a trusty, if unimaginative, rotation of mealtime ...
    March 28, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Wake up! 10 best spots for breakfast in McHenry County

    Here are the 10 best local places to get breakfast in McHenry County, as voted on by readers in our 2016 Best of the Fox competition.
    March 27, 2017 - 9:08 am
  • Recipe of the Week: Easy Shortbread

    1/2 cup unsalted butter1/2 cup sugar2 cups flourMix all ingredients until well blended. Lightly spri ...
    March 23, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Not a lumberjack? You still can eat a filling breakfast with this skillet recipe

    I am a morning person (by choice, not nature, but that’s a story for another time) and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
    March 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • America embracing Italy’s vino

    Searching for value, variety and excitement in wine? Look to Italy – or so says Daniele Cernilli.He ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:41 pm
  • Pumpkin Chia Breakfast Pudding nutritious, delicious

    Everyone I know is looking for a quick breakfast that is loaded with healthy ingredients and great taste. A few years ago, when the chia seed became p ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:41 pm
  • Cheesy Baked Grits a deeply satisfying staple for any meal

    A kind of carbo-licious porridge made from dried and coarsely ground corn, grits are to Southern cuisine what potatoes are to Northern cuisine – a dee ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:41 pm
  • Banana oat muffins make a quick breakfast

    Like many families, we try to minimize the amount of processed sugar we eat. But, it is lurking everywhere, and we are eating far more processed sugar ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • Chickpea crepes boast flavor – and nutrition

    I’ve always loved crepes, those elegant, paper-thin French pancakes. They’re great containers for any filling and – as long as you have the proper pan ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • Get the most flavor out of lemons with pound cake muffins

    Fresh lemon – including the juice and the peel – is one of my all-time favorite ingredients, in part because it’s just so versatile. It can be the sta ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • Vegetable patties hold their own

    You look at the photo and think, “crab cakes,” right?Nope. These are made from hearts of palm and ar ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:40 pm
  • Reader Poll

    How often do you drink bottled water?