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  • Salad makes most of vegetable glut

    At the end of the summer, we all are awash in corn, zucchini and tomatoes. This is, by and large, a good thing. But it begs for a bit of creativity in ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • New grain creates better stuffed peppers

    Usually, there are two big problems with stuffed peppers: the peppers and the stuffing. Bland, bland, bland.
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Quick and filling grilled veg salad built on a base of farro

    At this point, many of us have embraced whole grains, become friendly with brown rice, maybe even casual acquaintances with quinoa. But there still ar ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • cocktails

    Shrimp is one of my favorite foods to grill. And, as it turns out, shrimp – like chicken – is a culinary chameleon that shines in so many different pr ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Why buy when DIY produces healthier, cheaper peanut butter?

    For many parents, back to school time means back to packing lunch for the kids. And that means it's time to revisit that old lunchbox mainstay, the pe ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • The tips you need to navigate another year of packed lunches

    There was a time when a lunch box was just that, a box into which your parents packed your lunch.For ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think that tax dollars should be used to support the Illinois State Museum?