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    Lunchbreak: King ranch chicken, prepared by Lone Star BBQ Bar chef Lou Wise

    Lone Star BBQ Bar 3350 N. Harlem Chicago (773) 887-4002 King Ranch Chicken Ingredients: 18 corn tortillas ancho chile glaze pulled barbecued chicken breasts and thighs, 3 each, pre-cooked w/ bbq sauce of your liking if desired 3/4 shredded cheddar 1 lb loaf Velveeta cheese, shredded 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 cup cream of chicken soup butter or non-stick spray 2 tsp cumin 1 bunch cilantro 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp salt Directions: Coat 9×13 pan or large […]

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    Midday Fix: Fourth of July entertaining tips from Carol Mackey

    Carol Mackey For more information: Bottle Rocket Mini Torches White Wine Sangria Ingredients: 1 bottle white wine 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced using a star cutter cut out star shapes blueberries, strawberries and raspberries 1 cup apple juice 1/2 bunch fresh mint leaves optional-simple syrup to taste 1 (12-ounce) can seltzer water ice cubes Blue Cheese Potato Salad Deviled Eggs Ingredients: 8 whole eggs 1 whole large potato (finely diced) 1 Tbs blue cheese (or […]

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    Adopt A Pet: The Anti-Cruelty Society

    The Anti-Cruelty Society 157 W. Grand Avenue Chicago Adoption Center: 510 N. LaSalle Street Chicago Event: Canine Cruise Saturday, July 9 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. 112 E. Upper Wacker Drive For more information and to register:

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    Lunchbreak: Salad on a stick with strawberries, prepared by Sylvia Klinger

    Sylvia Klinger, Registered Dietitian Spokesperson for California Strawberries   Salad On A Stick Ingredients: strawberries, whole, cored cucumbers, cut in chunks cheese, cut in cubes or avocados, cut in cubes Directions: Put strawberries, cucumbers, cheese (or avocados) on plastic straws. Strawberry Salsa Ingredients 1 cup diced fresh California strawberries 1/2 cup diced mango 1/4 cup diced papaya 1/4 cups diced pineapple 2 Tablespoons diced red onion 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 1/2 […]

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    Midday Fix: Beauty problem solvers

    Trae Bodge The products mentioned today: Zotos Professional AGEbeautiful Root Touch Up Spray ($9.99) Nourish Organic Skin Solve ($19.99) Oceanene Defense Gel ($50) Luster Premium White 2-Minute White ($12.99) dpHUE ACV Hair Rinse ($35) and Leave-In Hair Therapy ($30) –  

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    Midday Fix: Dan Ponce chats with Smokey Robinson

    Smokey Robinson A Capitol Fourth July 4th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CT Airing on PBS The 36th annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH will be broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET///7:00 to 8:30 p.m. CT (check local listings) before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the […]

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    Lunchbreak: Cherry-smoked strip steak and rotisserie-smoked chicken, prepared by chef Steven Raichlen

    Steven Raichlen To purchase a copy of the book: Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana, Plus 100 Irresistible Recipes from Classic (Slam-Dunk Brisket) to Adventurous (Smoked Bacon-Bourbon Apple Crisp) Book Signing: Tonight, June 28 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet’s Culinary Center 810 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago Cherry-Smoked Strip Steak Yield: Makes 1 really thick steak, enough to serve 2 or 3 Method: Reverse searing Prep time: 5 minutes Smoking time: 45 minutes […]

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    Focus on Family: Dr. Benjamin Shain, NorthShore University HealthSystem

    Benjamin Shain, MD, PhD NorthShore University HealthSystem Risk Factors for Suicide: Verbalizing desire to die or hopeless thoughts Suicidal or self-harmful behavior Family history of suicide or suicide attempts Untreated psychiatric illness Unsupportive social environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual or those questioning sexual identity History of physical or sexual abuse or being bullied Social isolation Intermittent agitation Use of drugs or alcohol There is no way to absolutely predict whether a given individual will commit suicide. Risk factors for […]

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    Midday Fix: Summer family travel tips from Lindsay Pinchuk of Bump Club and Beyond

    Lindsay Pinchuk Bump Club and Beyond Lindsay’s Tips: Packing: Have your kids pack their own carry ons, especially if they have their own seat.  I love Skip Hop Zoo Packs and Rolling Luggage and tell my kids they can only take what fits inside for the plane. I also have them carry them through the airport so it is one less thing I have to carry on my own. I love the Whale bag from Saltwater Canvas. It’s mesh […]

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    Lunchbreak: Shrimp in romesco sauce, prepared by Caffe Baci chef Cleetus Friedman

    Chef Cleetus Friedman Caffe Baci 225 W. Wacker Drive Chicago Event: 225@5 Thursday, July 14 5:00 p.m. To purchase tickets: Shrimp in Romesco Sauce Shrimp Ingredients: 1# shrimp, 16-20 count, shelled and deveined 2 Tbs unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1 Tbs parsley, chopped Directions: In a sauce pan, heat butter and garlic, two minutes. Add shrimp and toss in the garlic butter. When shrimp turns pink, toss in parsley. Cool shrimp a total of about 4 […]