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Ask A Chicago Expert: Best Fall Family DishesWith shorter days and cooler temperatures in the Chicago area, now is the perfect time to find some family-friendly recipes that incorporate in-season produce. Three Chicago experts share some of their recipes the entire family can make together.
Best Rainy Day Activities In ChicagoVisiting the City of Chicago on a rainy day can make for the most memorable experiences and fun activities.
Throwing A Holiday Cooking PartyAm I alone in thinking that cooking can be a really fun thing? I don’t think so. Who can resist gathering with like-minded people, chopping up some veggies, sautéing, plating and then eating a fabulous new recipe?
Gourmet Chefs Draw Thousands To Millennium ParkGourmet chefs shared some secrets at a tasting event at Millenium Park over the weekend, which drew thousands of guests.
Chicago’s Awkward First Dates and How to Avoid ThemEveryone has had that awfully awkward first date that you hate to relive, but must keep telling the story over and over to your friends. Fear no more! Here are my favorite stories, along with suggestions to ensure this never happens to you again.
Best Winter Date IdeasIf you're having trouble coming up with date-night ideas in the bitter cold, have no fear. Even in cold weather, Chicago provides a number of great date-night options. Warm up with your special someone with some of the activities featured here. (You won't even have to give us credit for the ideas.)
Best Cooking Classes In ChicagoCooking classes are a great activity for everyone from chefs-in-training to those of us still mastering the art of boiling water. We've rounded up some of the best cooking classes in Chicago.
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