| Dec 19, 2012
Marie Racine of Huntley, Ill., was looking for a recipe she had lost for making fruitcake that contained dried apricots and Brazil nuts.
I did not receive any reader responses to her query, so I decided to do a little research. The recipe world is loaded...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Amaze your guests for the holidays with your pastry baking skills by using our easy shortcut tricks to making a sparkling and decadent Jingle Bell Torte. It starts with a cake mix and will end with memory-making raves!
Cooking Time: 30...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, maybe we can talk about something that is really important: oatmeal.
Let’s be specific. What most Americans think of as “oatmeal” is really rolled oats. You know, the stuff that comes in the big...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:14 AM
If you can't resist the combo of chocolate, cherries and whipped cream in Black Forest Cake, then wait till you taste our Black Forest Coffee. Talk about some jazzy sipping!
What You'll Need:
- 2 cups hot brewed coffee
- 1/4 cup...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Tom Colicchio’s Herb-Butter Turkey
Yield: Makes 8 servings
For Gravy Base
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds turkey necks and/or wings
2 cups diced onions
1 cup diced peeled carrots
1 cup diced celery
6 cups low-sodium chicken...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Our 15 chef-testants enter the "Top Chef" kitchen. Micah admits to giving everyone the “waterfall look” which he demonstrates skillfully. RuPaul would be proud. Padma enters and behind her three familiar faces skulk in. What madness is this?...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Q: I have been battling gout for the past five weeks and was on indomethacin, ibuprofen and a low-purine diet. The attacks kept moving around from joint to joint, and the ordeal has been extremely painful.
I heard that tart cherries might help, so I...
| Nov 10, 2012
Total time: 25 minutes
Servings: Makes a generous 1½ quarts
Note: Adapted from Quinn and Karen Hatfield. Dried pears can be found in most well-stocked and gourmet markets, as well as online. Pickled mustard seeds are available at select gourmet...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:08 AM
739 N. Clark Street
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Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
5 lbs butternut squash
3 spanish onions
1 lb dried cherries
| Oct 31, 2012
| 2:58 PM
My friend Mildred "Neale" Baltz died last month, just weeks shy of her 103rd birthday.
Despite our 40-year age difference, we shared a lot in the nearly two decades that we were next-door neighbors.
I wrote a story about Neale in 2005 — its...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:47 PM
ELLISON BAY, Wis. — The sweet aroma of onions caramelizing in a skillet is impossible to miss as vacationers enter the classroom in an old schoolhouse not far from the northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula.
The 16 students, a mix from children...