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Food

  • Freeze your liquid assets with ice pops

    On an evening in mid-June, I was sitting on the couch working (a verb that seems to be synonymous with “adulting”) when I caught a flash of movement o ...
    July 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Whatever your politics, it’s time for a party

    With the Republic National Convention taking place through July 21 in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia, the ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Smoking your own ribs as easy as grilling them

    There was a year I demonstrated how to make ribs eight times on the same national morning show. Each time, I would remind them we did ribs the last ti ...
    July 5, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • Food: Cinnamon berry shortcake that isn't at all short on flavor

    Strawberry shortcake always has been a favorite dessert of mine – it reminds me of the carefree days of summer at my grandparent’s house, where we’d b ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • Pair granola, jam for streamlined crumble

    Summer is harvest time for sweet stone fruits: apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and plumcots, a hybrid of a plum and an apricot. Plumcots have bee ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think NIU should leave the MAC?
    Yes, for the Big 12
    Yes, for the American Athletic Conference
    No, they should stay put