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  • Want a dinner with easy flavor? Grab a pint of heavy cream

    Sure, we’re all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 or whatever pounds, but that’s no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrigerator.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Learn to do al dente right

    What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course. It’s the base of a zillion easy-to-make weeknight meals and ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • The endless auto show

    Coming to Chicago in February is the annual Chicago Auto Show, the largest show of its kind in North America.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, 1st death in outbreak

    BERLIN – An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Home of the Sparrow brings back storyteller

    Prides Hollow may be a long way from Crystal Lake, but attendees of Home of the Sparrow’s annual luncheon may find they have a lot in common with the ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:23 am
  • Find a blind date at Crystal Lake library

    Valentine’s Day may be over, but there is still a chance to pick up a blind date.The Crystal Lake Pu ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • ‘McFarland’: a familiar story

    You’ve seen feel-good football and baseball movies, plus great underdog stories of boxing, basketball, soccer and cycling. So what’s left? The 1980s-s ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Woodstock natives make Chester Gould documentary

    Yes, Woodstock has its groundhog, but it also has its Gould.The city has declared Feb. 22 Chester Go ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Young violinists learn life lessons in McHenry native’s 4 Strings Attached

    A deep love of music binds the 30 children of this “family” together.They practice. Hard.They play s ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Forget the celebrities and make popcorn the star of the show with powdered peanut butter, honey

    Powdered peanut butter sounds, pardon the pun, a bit nuts.While fitness buffs sang its praises when ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Eggs deliver Oscar-worthy performance

    Deviled eggs for Oscars night? Sure they’re a staple at picnics and backyard barbecues, but when it comes to a special occasion, they are so Cinderell ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Cauliflower soup made so rich you won’t believe it’s so simple

    It’s easy to overthink things in the kitchen. It’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that flavor needs a whole lot of labor. Or at least a long i ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • Clams bring good fortune

    Tucked away between the tofu “cheeses” and textured vegetable protein taco crumbles lies a tiny package you really should consider including in your l ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 3:33 pm
  • Researchers test device to help deaf children detect sounds

    WASHINGTON – At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children.Born wit ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Eye-opener: U.S. teens getting less & less sleep, study shows

    CHICAGO – U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study fo ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:01 pm
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