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  • Lunchbreak: Chef Lance Avery makes 5 cheese mac n’ cheese with bacon sausage

    Lance Avery Big Fork Brands www.bigforkbrands.com 5 Cheese Mac n’ Cheese Ingredients: 8 oz. cream cheese 8 oz. American cheese, cubed 8 oz. mild cheddar cheese, grated 1 Tbs blue cheese, crumbled (optional) 1 tsp crushed chili flakes (optional) 2 cup whole milk 1 lb. dried whole-wheat elbow macaroni, cooked al dente 4 links of Hickory & Applewood Big Fork Bacon Sausage, cooked, sliced thin 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, as needed Directions: Heat the cheeses, chili flakes, and […]

  • Music Lounge: Mark Cline Bates performs live

    Mark Cline Bates Event: October 25 9:00 p.m. Quencher’s 2401 N. Western Chicago For more: www.markclinebates.com

  • Midday Fix: Selena’s creative Halloween snacks

    Selena Kohng www.howaboutcookie.com The products used to make the treats are available at www.artizone.com Macaron Jack-o-Lantern Ingredients: Flur Bakery macaron granny smith apple (stem) fruit leather a binder to make facial features stick, such as cream cheese, peanut butter, etc. Directions: Cut 3 triangle shapes and a smile shape using kitchen scissors. Apply with a dab of your binder to make them stick onto the macaron. Cut a small piece of apple for the stem and stick into the macaron […]

  • Adopt A Pet: Chicago Pet Rescue

    Chicago Pet Rescue Event: HOWLoween Extravaganza Sunday, November 2 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Dogs in the Ring 7243 St. Louis Skokie For more information: www.chicagopetrescue.org/

  • Chicago Scene: Rugby player Andrew Suniula

    Andrew Suniula USA Rugby www.usarugby.org For more information about the team: Health Screenings October 27 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Quest Multisport 2641 W. Harrison Chicago November 1 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fan Zone Soldier Field

  • Lunchbreak: PM Prime Steakhouse chef Dominic Zumpano makes hot wing raviloi

    Chef Dominic Zumpano PM Prime Steakhouse 310 Green Bay Road Highwood (847) 433-0600 www.pmprimesteak.com Hot Wing Ravioli Per Plate: 6 ricotta filled ravioli (store bought is fine or homemade) 8 oz braised chicken 2 oz hot sauce 1 oz herb butter 1.50 oz blue cheese sauce 6-8 celery leaves Herb Butter Ingredients: 2 sticks unsalted butter 1/4 oz tarragon, finely chopped Directions: Let butter soften to room temperature and mix in chopped tarragon Blue Cheese Sauce Ingredients: 20 oz good […]

  • Music Lounge: The Fifth Dimension performs live

    The 5th Dimension Appearing: Friday, October 24 The Arcada Theatre 105 E. Main Street St. Charles To purchase tickets: www.oshows.com (630) 962-7000 www.thefifthdimension.org

  • Midday Fix: Parenting tips from Dr. Deborah Gilboa

    Dr. Deborah Gilboa To purchase a copy of the book: Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate!: Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting For more information: askdoctorg.com

  • Lunchbreak: Halloween treats from The Cooking Mom

    Amy Hanten The Cooking Mom www.thecookingmom.com Recipes are available on Amy’s website: Bones and Blood Spider Web Taco Dip Fall Snack Mix Candy Corn Cups

  • Midday Fix: DIY fall decorating projects

    Dusty Rogers www.hometalk.com Follow the links below for complete instructions for the DIY projects demonstrated today. DIY Painted Twig Vase Leaf Stamped Napkins Painted Pinecone Place Card Holders Fall Sweater Wreath

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