Many of us have lasting memories from our childhood holidays. Some are more predictable than others, tied to traditions that get passed down for generations and whose mere practice today still stirs emotions.
Kale salads and kale chips, the darling vegetable dishes last year, are still having an influence. Their ubiquity on dinner tables and at picnics has led to supermarket products such as baby kale leaves. Once a specialty item of farmers markets, small, tender, young kale leaves can now be pi…
White beans and baby kale come together in a simple and quick soup.
Here's a guide to pros and cons, in terms of limiting debt and avoiding fraud, of various payment methods.
Annette, 62, and Phill Kopczynski, 63, live in Huntley, Illinois. Annette’s deductible is $6,000, so she tries to avoid doctors.
Police secure the an entrance to the Nordstrom store in downtown Chicago, where two people were shot Friday.
As more people rethink ways to get television programming outside the traditional cable and satellite companies, the unsung TV antenna is becoming a fundamental component of their cord-cutting strategy.
The gravesite, the trickier of the projects, has sides of cookie strips, a pudding filling and grated chocolate “dirt.”
Style the top half of the sandwich cookies as you like with icings or sprinkles.
Vanilla pudding is piled in glasses and garnished with chocolate-filled sandwich cookies, festively accessorized.
The 20 bison made the trip by truck from Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve in Westfield, Iowa, pictured above.
Mushrooms and pan-fried pork chops are a dinnertime treat.
Chicago Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs runs with his interception against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter of Sunday’s game. Briggs is now tied for the third-most interceptions by a former UA player.
Potato croquettes pick up nice caramelization from a quick turn in the skillet.
Golden pork chops smothered in sautéed chanterelles and accompanied by a cucumber salad are a delicious way to use mushrooms .
Spaghetti squash can look intimidating, but its mild flavor and spaghetti-like strands are a great accompaniment for many sauces.
Chutney comes in all sorts of varieties; make your own at home.
Chutney like this one made of peaches can be used as a condiment with a number of dishes, including atop a soft cheese, such as goat or brie.
Michelle Pindrik, a junior, rubs her face to stay awake during her eighth-period honors physics class at Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Embracing a plant-based diet doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. Flavorful fruits, satisfying beans and leafy greens can make you feel years younger.
Here's a way to make okra sans the slime.
Refreshing adult beverages star in new book.
The bracketed Breakfast Madness competition is down to its final four: Viv’s Café, the Happy Rooster, Cindy Lou’s Café and Omar’s Hi-Way Chef.
4Some products seem healthful, but check the labels to be sure. Organic or not, this salad dressing packs 150 calories and 16 grams of fat into 2 tablespoons per serving. Considering few of us limit ourselves to 2 tablespoons, we’re in danger of turning a healthful meal or side dish into a c…
Main-course salads are great anywhere from a picnic to a block party.
Change things up a bit to make sure you bring a unique dish to a potluck dinner. A couscous salad could be a good choice.
Joe Elbaor mounts his dashboard camera below his rearview mirror to record videos of bad driving, which he then posts to his YouTube account. A growing number of consumers are using the inexpensive recorders to publicly shame bad drivers, keep tabs on their kids, or get a good laugh.
And they're tailor-made for exploiting what’s at hand.
Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice. (Bill Hogan/Chicago tribune/MCT)
Even finicky kids like wraps, such as this chicken version. They’re quick, easy and can incorporate what’s already in your refrigerator. Try coleslaw or melon wedges to round out the meal.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, shown giving a speech earlier this year.
You’re all over the kale trend, baking loads of leaves into crisp chips, sauteing bagfuls with olive oil and garlic. It’s time to break the hold kale has over your kitchen.
Jennifer Leigh, with her daughter Janelle at home in Evanston, Ill., has lost her sense of smell and has adapted to daily tasks such as cooking.
Our spring entertaining often centers on brunch after an early morning bike ride or hike with friends. Hungry, we’re looking for strong coffee and an easy to assemble main course.
Chocolate sauce appeals to the novice cook. It seems so simple. Just warm chocolate. Right?
Good chocolate sauce calls for more than just heating up chocolate and is a recipe that appeals to the novice chef. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/MCT)
Sherry Anicich was appalled when a jury failed to convict a drunken man who admitted killing her daughter.
The John Hancock Observatory’s new attraction called “Tilt” has viewers stand against one of eight glass panels that tilt out and down on an angle, so viewers are leaning downward.
Oregano and peas seem like a bad match. The musty, pungent herb and the fresh, bright legume would seem to fight. Maybe this hunch also stems from their divergent seasons: the spring of the peas, the summer of oregano.
Skillet chicken with onions, peas, mushrooms makes a good spring or summer dish.
Laurie Woodward planned to fly from her home in Pittsburgh this month across the country to Mukilteo, Wash., to serve as matron of honor to a bride she’s never met. And it’s all because of baking.
The Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews celebrates a goal by Bryan Bickell that tied the game in the third period at United Center in Chicago.
Fresh artichokes are one of my favorite foods, and yet I find myself passing them by at the grocery store, having thought about the work in cleaning them and decided against it. Even baby artichokes require trimming and peeling, then a long cook time. Too much for a weeknight.
Midwest Generation’s Fisk plant, a coal-fired power plant in Chicago, is one of many that could be affected by the EPA’s regulations.
Fried fish is taken to diners at a fish fry.
Lizzie Black Kander has been called the “Jane Addams of Milwaukee” for her tireless social service work, which included editing and publishing “The Settlement Cook Book” in 1901.