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  • Music Lounge: Them Guilty Aces peform live

    Them Guilty Aces www.reverbnation.com/themguiltyaces Appearing: November 28 8:00 p.m. The Original Mother’s (newly remodeled after their 46th anniversary) 26 W. Division Chicago www.originalmothers.com

  • Adopt A Pet: West Suburban Humane Society

    West Suburban Humane Society 1901 Ogden Avenue Downers Grove For more information on Black Friday weekend specials: www.wshs-dg.org

  • Lunchbreak: Devon Seafood Grill

    Chef John Cosnotti Devon Seafood Grill 39 E. Chicago Avenue Chicago (312) 440-8660 www.devonseafood.com   Shrimp and White Cheddar Grits  Yields: 4 people Corn Broth Ingredients: 2.5 LBS Fresh Corn 1.5 QTS Chicken Broth Instructions: Place corn and chicken broth in stockpot and bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Pour into blender until smooth. Push through a fine-wired strainer and cool down before using.   White Corn Grit Base Recipe Ingredients: 3 […]

  • Lunchbreak: Dawn Jackson Blatner’s healthy makeover of the classic cheese board

    Dawn Jackson Blatner dawnjacksonblatner.com www.GrapesFromCalifornia.com www.GetCrackin.com The Better-for-You Cheese Board (all on big cutting board) - Grapes. Grapes from California are in season now (May-January), all colors have healthy antioxidants. - Pistachios. Wonderful pistachios are one of the lowest calorie & fat snack nuts. Plus they have 6g protein & heart-healthy fats that may help you/guests feel full longer so you’re satisfied, not stuffed. (49 = 1 serving). - Pickled jarred vegetables (asparagus, carrots, green beans). Low calorie, low sodium […]

  • Style Files: Outerwear fashion trends

    Suzanna Kopulas Garmental www.garmental.com   Trend 1: Soft Sherpa details from Burlington (Women’s Coat $79.99 and Boys’ Coats $34.99 at Burlington 1 North State Street)   Perk: At Burlington, you can get up to 65% off department store prices and right now the store is having its annual coat drive to benefit Fashion Delivers, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing apparel to charities across the U.S.  You can head over to 1 North State street location to donate your gently […]

  • Music Lounge: Elaine Dame performs live

    Elaine Dame Appearing: The Jazz Showcase December 1 8:00 p.m. 806 S. Plymouth Court Chicago For more about Elaine: www.elainedame.com

  • Lunchbreak: Taste of Home Magazine’s Thanksgiving recipes

    James Schend Taste of Home Magazine www.tasteofhome.com To purchase a copy of the cookbook: The Taste of Home Cookbook Maple and Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: 5 bacon strips, chopped 1 lb fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed 3 Tbs butter 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Directions: In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.  Meanwhile, cut […]

  • Music Lounge: Muriel Anderson performs live

    Muriel Anderson www.murielanderson.com Event: Muriel Anderson’s 23rd Annual Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Concert Saturday, November 29 8:00 p.m. Downer’s Grove North High School 4436 N. Main Street Downers Grove Special guests:  Paul Wertico and Jeff Coffin

  • Your Money Matters: Tips for setting a holiday spending budget

    Heidi Albert Magnetar Youth Investment Academy www.MagnetarAcademy.org Tips: Use the holidays as an opportunity to create conversations about money management. Openly discuss with your children your own process for financial planning during the holidays. Encourage budgeting Help your child create a budget for each person they want to buy for.  Put the money for each person in an individual envelope.  Encourage your child to plan gifts in advance. When that money is spent, it is spent. Remember that children learn […]

  • Music Lounge: My My My performs live

    My My My Appearing: November 21 8:00 p.m. Double Door 1551 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago For more about the band: www.mymymyband.com  

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