| May 28, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Easter cookies available at Panera through April 8. Proceeds are going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Cookie Decorating Tips:
In order to roll out the dough you must flour the board, the dough and the rolling pin to avoid the dough sticking...
| Dec 27, 2011
Who is The Dekadent Diva?
Well, to many good friends I'm the girl next door with an appetite as big as her heart, witty sense of humor and incredible taste in ... pretty much everything. To some, I'm recognized as Nikki Kaapke from the long time...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Carol Mackey The Entertaining Epicurean
about 24 asparagus spears
12 thin slices of prosciutto
12 thin slices of provolone
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp aged balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Trim asparagus to...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:15 PM
"Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert"
Little Bookroom, $19.95
This book takes its subtitle literally because, according to author and graphic designer Susan Hochbaum, everything in Paris does indeed look like dessert. Maybe part of...
| Apr 3, 2012
Q: I have the original clipping for Abby Mandel's "Winter minestrone with squash" recipe printed in the Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, Home & Garden section of the Chicago Tribune. I have made this wonderful soup many times, but I have always been confused by the...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 5:21 AM
Spring Time Broccoli, Bacon & Toasted Walnut Salad
Recipe By: Chef Michele Carder
1 ½ cup broccoli florets
1 ½ cup cauliflower, chopped
1/3 cup shredded carrots
¼ cup walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup dried cranberries, cherries or raisins
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 AM
How did the Cubs’ Kerry Wood spend the night before his team’s season opener against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field?
By decorating cupcakes.
Wood — all 6-foot-5 of him — squeezed the cream cheese frosting out of a...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:14 AM
Dyana and Adam Steely plan to open Extraordinary Cupcakes, a new cupcake shop on Richmond Road in Williamsburg. Early January is the projected opening date.
Adam Steely is currently co-owner and general manager of Blue Talon Bistro off Merchants Square....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Thank you for your prompt attention to my beet problem. As you recall, last month's article was about the over abundance of beets that I had growing in my garden and the need to use them in a useful manner. Well, with the help from you...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Thirteen years after I was graduated from Rosemont Middle School, I returned for lunch this week to sample the school's lunch options as mandated by new federal rules.
I joined seventh-graders Isabelle Avanosian, Ian Dankowski and Anna Shim, and eighth-...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Sitting around the campfire making s'mores is a joy of summer.
Valerie Korber of Davidsville has found a way to enjoy the decadent tastes right from the oven.
Give Me S'more Cake tastes just like the childhood treat.
"It's great for summertime,...
| Sep 3, 2012
Parents are often told — by magazines, television news shows and Oprah — that they are doing things wrong.
Don't give kids regular milk; give them organic or they'll turn into mutant cow people. Don't use plastic cups, they contain BPA, which...