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  • Healthy holiday recipes

    Stuffed Pumpkin1 sugar pumpkin2 cups (uncooked) brown Basmati rice2 cups (cooked) chickpeas4 cups al ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Wellness coach says to put feast into focus

    The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come parties, family gatherings and plenty of temptation. But most people don’t have an extra 5 or 10 ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Local experts help set the Thanksgiving scene

    The holidays are upon us, and with them come plenty of parties and plenty of eats. So get your best pair of elastic pants ready because we’ve got the ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Plan meal, festivities ahead of time for Thanksgiving day

    When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Hot rod heritage

    It doesn’t get any better for a father than to see his son have the same passion for something that has been near and dear to him his whole life.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:00 pm
  • Longtime smokers benefit from free low-dose CT lung screenings at Centegra

    Lung Cancer Awareness Month is the right time to schedule a low-dose CT lung screening at Centegra Health System. The screenings, which check the heal ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • ‘Mockingjay': No revolution

    All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Raue’s ‘Hardbody’ a Chicago premiere

    Getting a Nissan Hardbody truck on stage was a bit of a challenge as the Raue Center prepared for its upcoming musical production of “Hands on a Hardb ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Chicago Symphony trumpeter to perform with McHenry County Youth Orchestra

    Kids sat still, listening patiently in their chairs. All eyes forward, they focused on an adult at the head of the room who just told them to pay atte ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Pets are great for health

    Even your pet loves Santa. Join pet lovers on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Gary Lang Subaru, on ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:18 am
  • 10 more ideas for potatoes

    Truth is, mashed potatoes don’t need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing. A little butter (OK, a lot of butter), a little cream or mil ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Small changes make better holiday mashed potatoes

    I’ve made mountains of mashed potatoes in my little life, faithfully adhering to the method I was taught in cooking school. And I’ve always been reaso ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Secret ingredient: eggs

    Much as I’d like to take credit for this rich version of mashed potatoes, that honor goes to Stanley Tucci. Or rather, to Stanley Tucci’s wife.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • P ut the kids to work on a sweet potato tart

    It seemed an unlikely goal. I wanted a single solution for two problems – how to keep kids entertained while preparing Thanksgiving dinner AND how to ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Vegetarian gravy

    n the interest of giving vegetarians something to ladle over their mashed potatoes and stuffing, we decided to come up with a gravy good enough to ser ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 3:23 pm
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