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  • Lunchbreak: sola chef Bob Bagley makes melon scallops

    sola 3868 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago (773) 327-3868 www.sola-restaurant.com Melon Salad Ingredients: cantaloupe or any variety of sweet melons, diced into ¼ – ½ in cubes cherry bomb chili peppers julienned – a few scallions, chopped – a few cilantro, chopped – small bunch of leaves cumin peanuts – however many you’d like (need unsalted peanuts, cumin seeds) Directions: Place melon, chilis, cilantro, scallion, and peanuts in a bowl and spoon 2 Tbs of dressing to coat thoroughly and then […]

  • Midday Fix: Cannaball Run event details

    Cannaball Run Event: Tonight 5:30 p.m. Magnificent Mile 505 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago For more information about Cannaball Run: www.cannaballrun.com For more information about MagicalButter: www.magicalbutter.com

  • Midday Fix: National Preparedness Month gadgets

    Abt Electronics and Appliances 1200 N. Milwaukee Avenue Glenview www.abt.com The products shown today: Generac Power Inverter Rosle Can Opener Sangean Portable Radio Eton Solar Power Weather Alert Radio Eton “Rugged Rukus” Solar Power Bluetooth Speaker Race Sport SURVIVAL Jump Pack Avanti Water Dispenser JBL Charge Shadow Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

  • Lunchbreak: Kathy Wakile makes almond joyous cheesecake cuties

    Kathy Wakile http://www.kathywakiledesserts.com/ To purchase a copy of the book: Indulge   Almond Joyous Cheesecake Cuties Ingredients: CRUST 2 large egg whites 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut TOPPING 1/2 cup sour cream 3 Tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract FILLING Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 3 Tablespoons sour cream 3 Tablespoons heavy cream 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 teaspoons coconut extract 1/4 cup almonds, toasted and […]

  • Midday Fix: Susanna Kalnes demonstrates Chisel fo’ Shizzel

    Susanna Kalnes www.youtube.com/chiselfoshizzel Susanna teaches Chisel fo’ Shizzel classes at: ENRGi Fitness 215 W. Ohio Chicago (312) 846-6989 http://enrgifitness.com Cheetah Gym 1934 W. North Avenue Chicago (773) 394-5900 www.cheetahgym.com

  • Focus on Family: Football themed craft ideas from Mommy on a Shoestring’s Beth Engelman

    Beth Engelman www.mommyonashoestring.com Football Apples Ingredients: 6 oz package of cream cheese 1 cup brown sugar 2 tsp. vanilla Granny Smith (or other) apples Directions: Make the dip by mixing the cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla with a mixer on medium, until smooth and the sugar has dissolved (about 4-5 minutes). Optional: Add a little yellow and purple food coloring to make it a deeper tan color. Make the bowl by cutting one apple in half, cut out the […]

  • Midday Fix: Beauty tips from Mickey Williams

    Mickey Williams www.sharetheglam.com The products mentioned today: KISS gel fantasy – KISSusa.com Kerastase Laque Noire LuxHair HOW Circle Extensions – extensions.com Roloxin Lift: instand Skincare MD Complete Dark Spot Remover

  • Your Money Matters: 21 days of beauty sale

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  • Lunchbreak: Taste of Home Fall recipes

    Taste of Home www.tasteofhome.com Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella Ingredients: 4 cups cubed sourdough bread 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 medium butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon each salt, ground ginger, ground cumin and pepper 1 cup salted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 1 cup dried cranberries 4 shallots, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup) Dressing: 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper […]

  • Midday Fix: Fall garden tips from Chalet Nursery’s Tony Fulmer

    Tony Fulmer Event: The Ultimate Hummingbird Garden September 19 and September 20 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Chalet Landscape, Nursery and Garden Center 3132 Lake Avenue Wilmette www.chaletnursery.com Tony’s Tips: Enjoy cool season planting as long as soil temperatures are above 40 degrees F. Refresh summer containers by swapping out tired-looking summer plants with cold-hardy annuals and perennials like mums, asters or pansies. Add ornamental cabbage and kale for extra visual interest and fun. Edible gardening continues in fall – […]


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