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    Adopt A Pet: On Angels’ Wings

    On Angels’ Wings 5186 Northwest Highway Crystal Lake 815-356-8170 www.onangelswingsinc.org

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    Midday Fix: Tu Bloom live from the Grammy Awards red carpet

    Tu BLOOM www.tubloom.com

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    Midday Fix: Valentine’s Day calorie counting

    Ashley Pettit For lower calorie recipes and information about Ashley’s “Fad-Free Forever” program please visit: www.ashleypettitliving.com   Source: http://www.caloriecount.com

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    Music Lounge: Markette performs live

    Markette Event: Strongest Love Contest February 13 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Spears 723 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling For more information: http://www.spearschicago.com For more Markette: www.dmarkette.com/ More music from Markette: Additional music from Markette:

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    Lunchbreak: Waffle Choriburgers from Latinicity

    Culinary Director Daniel Merono Latinicity 108 N. State Street Chicago (312) 795-4444 www.latinicity.com/ Waffle Choriburger Ingredients 4 choriburgers (5 oz burger with 1 oz of chorizo added to each) 1-2 ea Belgian-style waffles cut into 4” circles 1 egg (per burger) 4 oz pico de gallo 4 oz cilantro mayo 2 sliced pickled fresno chili 2 oz crema fresca Cilantro Mayo Ingredients: juice of 2 limes 1 clove of garlic 6 stems cilantro 1 cup mayonnaise Directions: In a blender […]

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    Lunchbreak: Bread pudding with cream anglaise and bourbon caramel sauce

    Jared Case – Executive Chef Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse 58 E. Oak Street Chicago (312) 888-2499 delfriscos.com Bread Pudding Ingredients: 1 qt heavy cream 12 oz sugar 10 egg yolks 1 loaf brioche, large dice 2 Tbs vanilla extract 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp fresh grated nutmeg Directions: Combine cinnamon stick, nutmeg, cream, vanilla bean, vanilla extract and half of the sugar in a sauce pot. Place pot on stove and bring to […]

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    Chicago Scene: DIY Valentine’s Day candy treat ideas from Wilton

    Desiree Smith Wilton www.wilton.com Wilton Candy Dipped Heart Pretzels Choose a base color for the pretzel to be coated in and melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip pretzel twists into the melted candy (a fork works great!) and place pretzels on parchment paper to set. Pop them in the fridge for about 10 minutes to speed things up. While the candy on the pretzels is setting, melt down your second color choice. I used a disposable decorating bag […]

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    Midday Fix: Love it or leave it — career advice from LaSalle Network

    John Reid LaSalle Network thelasallenetwork.com Tips to falling back in love with your job: Speak up Voice your opinion in meetings, bring ideas to improve the company to your boss, and be willing to disagree with a colleague about something. Speaking up can help you feel more invested and connected to your role. Talk to your manager Be open with your manager about how you’re feeling. They may have suggestions for what you can change about your daily routine to […]

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    Lunchbreak: Denver steak prepared by Community Tavern chef Joey Beato

    Chef Joey Beato Community Tavern 4038 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago (773) 283-6080 www.communitytavern.com Denver Steak with Signature Rub Ingredients: 3 Tbs salt 3 Tbs black peppercorns 3 Tbs smoked paprika 2 Tbs coriander seeds 1 Tbs cumin seeds 1 tsp caraway seed 3/4 tsp red pepper flake “Denver” cut steak Directions: In a spice grinder, grind peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and caraway.  Mix with rest of ingredients.  Season the steak liberally with the rub.  Sear steak in a very […]

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    Midday Fix: Valentine’s Day wine suggestions under $15 from The Windy City Wine Guy

    Michael Bottigliero The Windy City Wine Guy windycitywineguy.com/ The wines featured today: Sparkling- NV Graham Beck Brut $14.99 Rose- Anna de Cordoniu Brut Rose $9.99 White 2013 Chateau de la Greffiere Macon la Roche Vineuse Vieilles Vignes $13.99 Red – Red- 2012 Renacer Punto Final Malbec Reserva $14.99 Dessert- NV Chambers Rutherglen Rosewood Vineyards Muscat $14.99  

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