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  • Midday Fix: Blonde brownie cheesecake sundaes from The Cheesecake Factory

    The Cheesecake Factory www.thecheesecakefactory.com Blonde Brownie Cheesecake Sundae Ingredients: blonde brownies deeply chilled cheesecake slices (We recommend Adam’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple, Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake & Fresh Banana Cream) assorted sundae toppings whipped cream maraschino cherries Directions: Cut blonde brownies into squares. Place a blonde brownie square in the bottom of a glass sundae dish. Using an ice cream scoop, portion a deeply chilled slice of your favorite cheesecake into round scoops and place on top of blonde brownie. […]

  • Lunchbreak: Bruschetta from Nick’s Pizza and Pub

    Nick’s Pizza & Pub 856 Pyott Road Crystal Lake (815) 356-5550 www.nickspizzapub.com Nick’s Pizza & Pub Bruschetta Ingredients: 2.5 lbs Roma tomatoes 1.1 oz. of basil, fresh 3/4 Tbs of fresh garlic, mashed 1/4 Tbs parsley flakes .3 fluid oz of olive oil 1.5 fluid oz of balsamic vinegar 1/4 Tbs basil, dried 1/4 Tbs of whole oregano 6 tsp salt 1.5 cups of red onion 1/4 tsp of black pepper Directions: Dice tomatoes with dicer into a long perforated […]

  • Style Files: National Lipstick Day

    Melanie Rud Chadwick www.melanierudchadwick.com The ShadeScout App is available on the ITunes App Store And Google Play The lipsticks shown today: Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick Stowaway Creme Lipstick Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Classic Lipstick Duo Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick

  • Lunchbreak: Johanna Cook makes kasha elote salad

    Johanna Cook Momma Cuisine mommacuisine.com Kasha Elote Salad Ingredients: 4 ears of corn, grilled and taken off the cobb 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Mexican crema 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt fresh cracked pepper 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 cup Cotija cheese, grated 1 large poblano pepper, grilled and diced chopped red onions 2 cups cooked kasha (roasted buckwheat kernels) 1 cup baby arugula Directions: Take mayo, crema, […]

  • Midday Fix: Hula hoop workout

    FXP hula hoop Kristin Benton Kat Suwalski For more information: www.fxpfitness.com

  • Lunchbreak: Grilled beef lettuce wraps with tabbouleh from The New Mediterranean Cookbook

    Sameh Wadi To purchase a copy of the cookbook: The New Mediterranean Table: Modern and Rustic Recipes Inspired by Traditions Spanning Three Continents Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps with Tabbouleh Steak Ingredients: 2 12 oz pieces of beef strip loin or rib eye 1 Tbs canola oil sea salt fresh ground black pepper Directions: Preheat the gas, charcoal grill or grill pan to moderate-high heat and bring the steaks to room temperature. Brush with canola oil and season liberally with sea […]

  • Lunchbreak: Lynfred Winery chef Celeste Pasag makes sea bass with grilled stonefruit quinoa salad

    Celeste Pasag Lynfred Winery www.lynfredwinery.com Lynfred’s main location is in Roselle with tasting rooms in Wheaton, Wheeling and Naperville. 15 South Roselle Rd., Roselle 127 West Front St., Wheaton 971 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling 21 West Jefferson Ave., Napervillere Sea Bass with Grilled Stonefruit Quinoa Salad Ingredients: 2 5 oz sea bass 1 cup toasted quinoa 1/4 cup shallots, minced 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 cinnamon stick 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil 2 stone fruit, cut into quarters […]

  • Midday Fix: DIY frame projects from Minwax

    Bruce Johnson Minwax www.minwax.com Special Event or Wedding Table Card Frame Purchase or build an antique-looking wood frame. Sand it lightly to remove any dust, dirt or old finish that is loose or flaking. Wipe the surface of the frame with Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths in the color of your choice. After your stain dries, apply Minwax Water Based Wipe On Poly to protect and finish the frame. Next, create four rows for place cards by attaching four pieces of […]

  • Adopt A Pet: Heather’s Foster Dogs

    Heather’s Foster Dogs www.heathersfosterdogs.org Adoption Events: July 25 noon – 4:00 p.m. County Line Pet Hospital 3312 Chicago Road Steger (708) 754-2351 August 1 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tinley Park PetSmart Brookside Marketplace 7340 W. 191st St Tinley Park (815) 464-3041

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    Lunchbreak: Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse chef Alberto Mendez makes filete revolucion

    ​ Alberto Mendez Revolucion Mexican Steakhouse 3443 N. Broadway Chicago (773) 661-9893 www.revolucionsteakhouse.com http://mariachihospitalitygroup.com/ Filete Revolucion Filet Mignon Ingredients: 4 10 oz. filet mignon sea salt fresh ground pepper extra virgin olive oil ancho epazote garlic butter, optional Directions: Season the filets with olive oil, salt and fresh ground pepper. To cook the filet mignon, you can use the grill or stove on medium to high heat, drop the filet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side for […]

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