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  • Don’t strain yourself to poach an egg

    Several years ago, Lyonnais salads were quite the rage in New York’s French bistros. Then the fad faded, and I forgot all about them. That is until th ...
    March 3, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Best PB Cookies

    Recipe of the Week: Best PB CookiesSubmitted by Katt Dull of Woodstock1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 c ...
    March 3, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Delicious lemon-pepper pork was supposed to be chicken

    This is the pork tenderloin that was supposed to be a chicken. But it ended up being one of those delicious mistakes I was so glad I made.
    March 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Wintertime broccoli blues can be brightened with sliced lemon

    Anyone else suffering the broccoli blues?Truth is, it’s such a versatile vegetable seemingly unbound ...
    March 3, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Master the art of deglazing a pan with steak au poivre

    One of the main reasons carnivores love meat is because of its depth of flavor. And the easiest way to magnify that flavor is to brown the meat.
    March 3, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Spring is coming to Downtown Crystal Lake

    Rejuvenate your spirit with a trip to historic Downtown Crystal Lake. Shop, eat and enjoy the transformation to better weather.
    March 3, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • True sobriety needed to stop cycle

    “Jason” has been a drug user from the time he was a sophomore in high school. He managed to get decent grades and stay out of trouble, but by the time ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Getting a Grip: Where the mental health system fails

    I recently got a call from a distraught father, whose schizophrenic son was about to be homeless. The young man had been living with his mother, but h ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do Feb. 26 to March 5

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • 10 future classics found at the Chicago Auto Show

    To put off daydreams of spring this time of year in the Midwest, anyone who enjoys automobiles attends the “big one” – the largest new car and pickup ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:46 pm
  • Smith, Robbie pour on the charm in ‘Focus’

    If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what’s going on – when of course you haven’t a clue – that’s also ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Algonquin 15-year-old releases solo album

    Althea Grace has performed on countless stages, written more than 50 songs and most recently, released her first album.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • CL South among the first to premiere high school 'Poppins' production

    Ben Stoner knew two things about this year’s spring musical at Crystal Lake South High School. It was going to be “Mary Poppins.” And she was going to ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Have it your way with a mix and match take on mac and cheese

    Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question, right? OK, so let’s try this one: How could you love macaroni and cheese even more?
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Turnips not off the table

    I talk to my kids every day about eating a rainbow of produce to get all the nutrients they need. But you know what color is left out of the rainbow? ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:38 pm
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