| Feb 7, 2011
| 9:30 AM
SPICY CINNAMON SHORTBREAD COOKIES
2 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup unsalted butter (room temp.)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
preheat oven to 350
line two 8- inch round cake pans with...
| Jun 30, 2011
Andre Kreft doesn't like cookies. But with Savor, his flavor-packed, imaginative line of shortbread cookies, he's created cookies even he can love.
"I wanted to challenge the status quo of people's perceptions of what a cookie is," Kreft says. "I...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 12:52 PM
First impression: The inviting Cook'in Paris is the kind of restaurant you think you might fall for, but delve a little further and the disappointments start to add up.
Ambience: Stylishly understated with matching tablecloths and napkins, woven...
| Mar 16, 2011
Popular for decades as an after-dinner drink, Irish coffee is a mix of strong, hot coffee, Irish whiskey and sugar, topped with a layer of thick cream and best served in a glass mug.
But we've found a few cooks who have taken the appealing flavors of...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:44 AM
Blue Plate Catering
1061 W Van Buren
Spiced Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Cake Pops
Yield: Approximately 3 dozen cake pops (or 4 dozen mini cupcakes)
What you will need:
Any size cake pan or baking sheet
electric mixer or...
| Sep 1, 2011
When word went out that Jason Paskewitz and Ryan O'Donnell were planning Rustic House, a sequel to their successful first venture, the sophisticated Gemini Bistro, I figured the pair wanted a simpler follow-up restaurant, something that would let them...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In honor of the annual Good Eating holiday cookie contest, the results of which will be released to the world on Nov. 30, this 10 @ 10 is dedicated to our favorite cookies of the holidays. Now, these cookies can be homemade or storebought, made by us...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:33 AM
Chewy Citrus Shortbread Bars
1½ cups unsalted butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
2 egg yolks
2 ½ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 ½ to 2 teaspoons each orange and lemon zest
2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
¼ teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg white
2 to 3...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:39 AM
A pair of shops opened in Chicago’s Loop recently. Both should satisfy the city’s sweet tooth with glam treats at Toni Patisserie and comforting goodies at Magnolia Bakery.
New York’s Magnolia Bakery and Toni Patisserie and Cafe, an...
| Aug 6, 2009
One is tempted to view 10-week-old Nightwood in terms of 10-year-old Lula, the now-legendary Logan Square restaurant to which Nightwood is the long-awaited sequel.
But that might be a disservice to both restaurants. Lula was a process; Nightwood was a...
| Jul 31, 2007
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Combine the sugar...