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Best Places For New Year’s Day Brunch In Chicago

Roll out of bed and head to these five places for New Year’s Day brunch.

12/25/2013

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Buddy Valastro’s Citrus Olive Oil Cake Recipe

In Buddy Valastro’s newest cookbook, Family Celebrations with the Cake Boss, Buddy shares recipes that suit just about every occasion: from Halloween to Christmas, birthdays to rainy days, there’s no limit to the celebrations one can have!

12/20/2013

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Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.

12/19/2013

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Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven From The Joy Kitchen

Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.

12/19/2013

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Best Hot Chocolate In Chicago

Warm up with the best hot chocolate drinks in Chicago at these five hot spots.

12/18/2013

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Best Mediterranean Food In Chicago

Mediterranean food is right in sync with modern palates and Chicago has no shortage of spots serving this healthful cuisine.

12/11/2013

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Celebrate The 80th Anniversary Of The Repeal Of Prohibition In Chicago

On December 5th of 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and honest citizens secretly drinking hootch in their basements and at speakeasies could finally, legally have a drink or two to relax without worrying about the fuzz. Here’s how to celebrate.

12/05/2013

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New Restaurant Serves Chicagoans Fried Twinkies, What More Do You Need?

State Fair popped up on the edge of Logan Square and Avondale a few months ago. Opened by Robert Rosado (who also owns Azucar, a great tapas restaurant off the Logan Square Blue Line), the idea seems to be to serve something not widely found in Chicago — fair food — but with a little more quality than you’d expect. Also, there’s fried Twinkies.

12/04/2013

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Compiling The Perfect Holiday Menu

Get ready for your holiday meal with these tips from Chef Martial Noguier of Bistronomic.

12/04/2013

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Vegan Ginger-Molasses Cookies from Chloe Coscarelli

Vegan desserts can still be fun, delicious and easy to make! This treat from Chloe Coscarelli, Food Network-winning vegan chef, is perfect to bring to a cookie swap to satisfy everyone.

12/03/2013

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Unique Mashed Potato Dishes In Chicago

Looking for a modern twist on a traditional comfort food? Try some of Chicago’s most unique mashed potato dishes.

11/27/2013

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Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits

Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits will give your Thanksgiving table just the right amount of Southern flair and keep your family running for more.

11/22/2013

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Coconut Shortbread Cookie Recipe From “Bake It, Don’t Fake It!”

Heather Bertinetti, author of “Bake It, Don’t Fake It!”, shares her coconut shortbread cookie recipe.

11/20/2013

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Ask A Chicago Chef: Best Latke Recipes For Hanukkah

With the Festival of Lights Hanukkah holiday approaching, these mouth-watering latke recipes from gourmet chefs of Kaufman’s Bakery and Delicatessen are sure to delight the palate, and would be a perfect complement to that very special dinner occasion.

11/20/2013

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Fall’s 7 Best New Cookbooks

These new cookbooks from sister company Simon & Schuster have some fabulous recipes for your next holiday gathering.

11/19/2013

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Top Chef Carla Hall’s Famous Chicken Pot Pie

Carla Hall shares her famous chicken pot pie recipe that she made on Top Chef.

11/19/2013

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How To Have A Chicago Thanksgiving To-Go

If you’re in need of a little help this Thanksgiving, turn to some of these Chicago restaurants for Thanksgiving meals to go.

11/18/2013

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Jessica Seinfeld’s Roasted Eggplant And Cherry Tomato Recipe

Want a home-cooked meal, but can’t cook? Jessica Seinfeld’s book has more than a 100 step by step recipes that can help you become a “can cook” in no time. Try her simple roasted eggplant and cherry tomato recipe tonight!

11/18/2013

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Ask A Chicago Chef: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

With the help of recipes by Chef Bryan Moscatello of Storefront Company, you can serve these heavenly dishes to your gluten-free guests and the remaining pilgrims will love them, too.

11/13/2013

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Best Chicago Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

Forget cooking on Thanksgiving and head to one of the best Chicago restaurants open on turkey day.

11/06/2013

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Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

While turkey is the quintessential Thanksgiving dish, it’s the side dishes that can make or break the meal. From roasted asparagus to classic pumpkin pie, it’s time to get inspired.

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Best Vegetarian Dishes

Celebrate National Vegetarian Day with one of these delicious vegetable filled dishes. Not into salad? Try spinach lasagna, hummus or falafels.

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