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  • Bubbly on a beer budget?

    Bubbly on a beer budget?
    Q: I want to ring in the New Year with friends. I love Champagne, but this year I'm on the beer budget and I don't mean microbrews. Are there any bubblies you can recommend for under $20? Thanks. My social life depends on your answer. --Claudia Perry,...
  • Jimmie Oliver and Kim Wilson: Many happy returns

    Jimmie Oliver and Kim Wilson: Many happy returns
    It's this simple: Barack Obama brought Jimmie Oliver and Kim Wilson together. No, they've never met the president. They've only seen him on TV. But without Obama the couple would not be planning to marry June 23 — at a destination resort wedding in...
  • Triple chocolate cake like mom used to make

    Triple chocolate cake like mom used to make
    Q: My brother and I were recently talking about a cake that our mom used to make called Triple Chocolate Cake (in a 13-by-9 pan) The three chocolate items were chocolate cake mix, chocolate instant pudding mix and chocolate chips. When our mom passed away...
  • A Chicago tradition from presidents to gangsters

    A Chicago tradition from presidents to gangsters
    Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago-area hotels. Chicago is home to many historic hotels, but few may be as storied as the Blackstone. Twelve presidents — from Taft to Carter — have stayed at the Blackstone, some at times of...
  • Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary

    Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he erred last month when he said tighter protest rules and higher fines for thwarting police would be temporary measures designed just for a pair of spring meetings of international leaders in Chicago."I misspoke, and I...
  • Heavy cream substitutions

    Heavy cream substitutions
    Q: Can evaporated milk be substituted for heavy cream? I have an ice cream recipe that calls for heavy cream. I've been to three stores, but only found light cream. —Dolores A. Smith, Chicago A: Evaporated milk can be substituted for heavy cream....
  • Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs

    Emanuel says community must join fight against gangs
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on residents to help police take back their neighborhoods in the wake of a spate of shootings around Chicago. The mayor said the spike in violence -- including 49 shootings with 10 fatalities last weekend and the Monday...
  • Thanks for going easy on me, Michael Clarke Duncan

    Thanks for going easy on me, Michael Clarke Duncan
    My first interview on the celebrity beat, in 2009, should have been a total disaster. I’d never spent an entire afternoon with an actor before and stupidly listened to another journalist who told me I shouldn’t write down notes or tape-...
  • Margarine for shortening?

    Margarine for shortening?
    Q: Can you substitute margarine for shortening in a cupcake recipe? If the recipe calls for 3/4 cup of shortening, how much margarine would you use? —Judy Levin, Chicago A: Yes, you can. Just keep in mind there will likely be some texture and...
  • Interview: Jenny McCarthy's VH1 talk show could eventually tape in Chicago

    Interview: Jenny McCarthy's VH1 talk show could eventually tape in Chicago
    Jenny McCarthy is a bit of a talker, so it would only make sense that the former “Singled Out” host and frequent “Oprah Winfrey Show” guest would be next in line for her own talk show. “The Jenny McCarthy Show” is set...
  • My summer with Shia, Rosie, Tyrese and Michael Bay

    My summer with Shia, Rosie, Tyrese and Michael Bay
    What do you do if your assignment is to cover the much-anticipated two-month filming of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in downtown Chicago – from where and what they filmed to what the cast has to say about filming here -- but access...
  • Interview: City's love affair with Rosie O'Donnell advances to 'nice to meet you' stage

    Interview: City's love affair with Rosie O'Donnell advances to 'nice to meet you' stage
    Rosie O’Donnell still isn’t used to the reaction she’s been getting on the streets of Chicago. The talk show host, who began taping “The Rosie Show” in the West Loop in October, said it’s far different from the reaction...