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  • No drive-thru needed for minty shake

    I’m ashamed to admit this, for I am no fan of fast food, but I’ve always had a soft spot for McDonald’s shakes.
    March 10, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Be a champ on St. Patrick’s Day with buttery scallion champ

    With St. Patrick’s Day looming, let’s whip up some champ, a rich and rustic Irish dish of mashed potatoes flecked with scallions and topped with butte ...
    March 10, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Bad tires will empty your wallet

    Driving a vehicle with bad tires might save you money from investing on new ones today, but it will ultimately lead you to more visits to the gas pump ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • McHenry County yoga studios add classes to meet changing tastes, demographics

    When yoga finally arrived in the cultural mainstream after thousands of years, it quickly became more than a niche exercise for New Agers to be embrac ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Local nursery heads to garden show

    WOODSTOCK – For Rich and Susan Eyre, a love of gardening turned into a passion for helping to build hospitals and provide food for developing countrie ...
    March 7, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Withdrawal symptoms more than a case of nerves

    He really didn’t think he had to drink, it was just that he couldn’t sleep unless he had something. Drinking was recreational and maybe a little medic ...
    March 6, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • A lot riding on MKC, Lincoln’s new SUV

    I’ve been having trouble sorting out all the Lincoln MK-named series cars for years, and now another one comes along to add to the confusion. But here ...
    March 5, 2015 - 4:28 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do March 5 to March 12

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) DAVE COULIER WHEN: 8 p.m. March 12 WHERE: R ...
    March 4, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • ‘Second Best’ Marigold lives up to title

    If you’re going to do a movie sequel that doesn’t quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled together, well, OK. Many filmmak ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Baroque trio brings rare sound, instruments to Crystal Lake stage

    Not only are the performers of Trio Settecento known worldwide for the classical music they play, but so are their instruments.
    March 5, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • 'Drowsy Chaperone' at Woodstock Opera House features actual plane

    Even the cast of “The Drowsy Chaperone” didn’t quite believe they could pull it off. A plane landing ...
    March 5, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Woodstock's Music4Martin to honor Dr. King Jr. legacy

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”
    March 5, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • 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 - 11:53 pm
  • 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
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