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  • Sara Levy’s delicious recipe for pecan pie

    Pecan Pie S.Levy Foods 2205 W. Belmont Avenue Chicago Event: Give Me Some Sugar Thursday, December 6 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Prep: Par-bake your favorite pie crust (either homemade or store-bought) in a 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes or until it just barely starts to brown. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Ingredients: 3 eggs 2/3 cup dark Karo syrup 2/3 cup light Karo syrup 2/3 cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt 4 […]

  • Lunchbreak: SmallBar Division makes shepherd’s pie

    SmallBar Division 2049 W. Division Chicago, IL (773) 772-2727 Lunchbreak: Shepherd’s Pie Shepherd’s Pie with Ten FIDY Stout Gravy   The Marinade 10 lb. whole lamb shanks (approximately 5 ea.) 24 oz. stout beer (any stout will work well) 24 oz. cold water 2 ea.  julienne Spanish onion 4 ea.  sprig fresh thyme 7 ea.  smashed fresh garlic 1 Tbs. toasted black peppercorn The Braising liquid Braise is a slow, low wet cooking method a perfect choice for tougher […]

  • Tom Skilling’s Snowy Forecast: Wednesday 7 Day Forecast – 12/5

    Wednesday 7 Day Forecast – 12/5

  • Tips on Holiday tablescaping

    Style Files: Holiday tablescaping Stilton Cheese Apricot Bites Ingredients: 1/2 cup Stilton cheese, crumbled 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature Directions: Mix Stilton cheese and cream cheese in a medium bowl until blended.  Mix in green onions, spoon about 1 Tbls. of the mixture onto each apricot and top with a candied pecan.  Makes about 3 dozen.   Red and Green Peppers in Mini Cucumber Cups (Makes about 2-3 dozen) mini cucumbers cut into about 11/2 inch pieces, scoop out […]

  • How to make blueberry goat cheese pie

    An expert with Twisted Butter demonstrates how to make blueberry goat cheese pie. Twisted Butter’s Blueberry Goat Cheese Pie Pie Crust Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons bleached all-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 Tablespoons Twisted Cinnamon, Honey & Brown Sugar Butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces and chilled 5 Tablespoons ice water, or as needed Filling Ingredients: 1/2 cup soft goat cheese 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 large egg 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose […]

  • Author Jordan Goodman: How to master your debt

    Author and personal finance expert Jordan Goodman has tips for how to master your debt. Tips: It makes sense to refinance your mortgage if your current rate is 4% or higher You can pay off a 30 year mortgage in 5-7 years using a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) strategy Get your mortgage payment modified so you can avoid foreclosure Find lower interest credit cards and those with better rewards and perks Consolidate high interest credit card debt with […]

  • Chef Tom Douglas Cookbook author makes pear tarts

    Cookbook author Tom Douglas makes his delicious pear tarts. “Worth the Effort” Puff Pastry Makes enough puff for six 4 1/2–inch squares Ingredients: 1/3 cup ice cold water, plus a few more teaspoons as needed  (2 3/4 ounces/80 grams) 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar or cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (8 ounces/227  grams) 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice, very cold, preferably Plugra ( 12 ounces/340 grams) 2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 […]

  • Phil Lempert: Supermarket Guru’s 2013 trend predictions

    Check out the Supermarket Guru’s 2013 trend predicitons. Phil Lempert shares his list: Snacking and Mini-Meals Take the Spotlight Men in the Supermarket and Kitchen Evolution of Frozen Foods The Impact of Millennials Smart Home, Smart Phone Breakfast Becomes the Most Important Meal of the Day The Story Behind Our Food The Economy: New Proteins Sustainability: We Stop Wasting Food The Boomer Reality of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

  • Florida Georgia Line perform ‘Cruise’ live

    The rising country duo Florida Georgia Line perform their hit song “Cruise.”

  • 5 bits of marriage advice

    Bob Waliszewski with 5 bits of marriage advice he thinks can help with your spouse. Bob Waliszewski To purchase a copy of the book: The Best Advice I Ever Got on Marriage: Transforming Insights from Respected Husbands & Wives Bob’s Marriage Tips: Don’t threaten divorce Seek out mentor couples who’ve been successful in marriage Be a student of your spouse Look for ways to build up your spouse verbally Time-outs aren’t just for children, they help in marriages too

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