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TurboTax offers $25 rebate, says ‘We messed up’

TurboTax offers $25 rebate, says ‘We messed up’

Apologizes for unexpected need to buy an upgrade this year for some types of filings.

January 23, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…
Don't you dare toss those leftovers: 100 recipes for using extras

Don't you dare toss those leftovers: 100 recipes for using extras

With a little boost, one fillet of leftover salmon can become tacos for four people. The key is a fresh dill and lime sauce.

January 20, 2015 1:19 pm
These leftovers are more than an afterthought

These leftovers are more than an afterthought

When I hear someone say that they don’t save leftovers, I don’t know what to think.

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Too old? Brady heads to 6th Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Amazingly, after Week 4 the idea was introduced that the New England Patriots had a budding quarterback controversy and that the franchise’s long run of success might be ending.

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Coyotes finding new home in downtown Chicago

Coyotes finding new home in downtown Chicago

Coyotes — like this mother pictured on Larrabee Street — have found a steady food source and protection from predators.

January 17, 2015 4:09 pm
Coyotes finding new home in downtown Chicago

Coyotes finding new home in downtown Chicago

Research scientist Heidi Garbe checks a coyote pup found in a northwest suburban forest preserve near Chicago.

January 17, 2015 4:10 pm
Grilled Syrian cheese sandwich: Breakfast reinvented

Grilled Syrian cheese sandwich: Breakfast reinvented

I find it nearly impossible to escape from food. The subject pops up everywhere — in advertisements, in unexpected places and in conversations. Forever tempted, always hungry, New Year’s resolutions challenged.

January 14, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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This is the year you learn more about wine. Here's how.

This is the year you learn more about wine. Here's how.

The best way to learn about wine is to taste it. You will find what you like by looking at its color; getting a good smell of its aroma; letting a taste of it linger on your palate. (Bob Fila/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

January 12, 2015 8:29 am
Grilled Syrian cheese sandwich: Breakfast reinvented

Grilled Syrian cheese sandwich: Breakfast reinvented

Reinvent mornings with a crusty cheese breakfast sandwich.

January 12, 2015 8:08 am
Grilled Syrian cheese sandwich: Breakfast reinvented

Grilled Syrian cheese sandwich: Breakfast reinvented

Thin seared steaks form the foundation of an egg and steak sandwich. The yolks break and soak into the bread as the sandwich grills. (Food styling by Lisa Schumacher) (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

January 12, 2015 8:08 am
Loving wine means finding your sweet spot

Loving wine means finding your sweet spot

New year, new beginnings. New to wine?

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FOOD NTR-FATS 2 TB

FOOD NTR-FATS 2 TB

Lard might be used in place of olive oil, whose prices are rising due to a poor crop and resulting short supply.

January 06, 2015 12:52 pm
FOOD DINNERTONIGHT TB

FOOD DINNERTONIGHT TB

Fish is a traditional new year food in countries around the world, especially in Sweden and Japan.

December 29, 2014 12:15 pm
Kale looks back at pre-trend roots in a simple soup

Kale looks back at pre-trend roots in a simple soup

White beans and baby kale come together in a simple and quick soup.

December 09, 2014 10:51 am
Some newly insured still struggle to pay for health care

Some newly insured still struggle to pay for health care

Annette, 62, and Phill Kopczynski, 63, live in Huntley, Illinois. Annette’s deductible is $6,000, so she tries to avoid doctors.

December 06, 2014 1:19 pm
National briefs

National briefs

Police secure the an entrance to the Nordstrom store in downtown Chicago, where two people were shot Friday.

November 29, 2014 3:56 pm
3 Halloween projects to craft into spooky desserts

3 Halloween projects to craft into spooky desserts

The gravesite, the trickier of the projects, has sides of cookie strips, a pudding filling and grated chocolate “dirt.”

October 27, 2014 1:23 pm
3 Halloween projects to craft into spooky desserts

3 Halloween projects to craft into spooky desserts

Style the top half of the sandwich cookies as you like with icings or sprinkles.

October 27, 2014 1:22 pm
3 Halloween projects to craft into spooky desserts

3 Halloween projects to craft into spooky desserts

Vanilla pudding is piled in glasses and garnished with chocolate-filled sandwich cookies, festively accessorized.

October 27, 2014 1:22 pm
After a century, bison return to Illinois

After a century, bison return to Illinois

The 20 bison made the trip by truck from Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve in Westfield, Iowa, pictured above.

October 11, 2014 12:22 pm
Seasonal mushrooms can inspire

Seasonal mushrooms can inspire

Mushrooms and pan-fried pork chops are a dinnertime treat.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Panthers beat bears 31-24

Panthers beat bears 31-24

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.

October 08, 2014 12:00 am
Fall into mushroom season

Fall into mushroom season

Potato croquettes pick up nice caramelization from a quick turn in the skillet.

October 07, 2014 3:33 pm
Fall into mushroom season

Fall into mushroom season

Golden pork chops smothered in sautéed chanterelles and accompanied by a cucumber salad are a delicious way to use mushrooms .

October 07, 2014 3:32 pm
Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash can look intimidating, but its mild flavor and spaghetti-like strands are a great accompaniment for many sauces.

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Choosing chutney: Try making your own

Choosing chutney: Try making your own

Chutney comes in all sorts of varieties; make your own at home.

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Chutney

Chutney

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. 

September 09, 2014 12:06 pm
Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers

Fatigue a way of life for many high schoolers

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.

September 06, 2014 4:47 pm
RECIPE

RECIPE

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.

August 29, 2014 2:43 pm
Versatile okra makes a comeback

Versatile okra makes a comeback

Here's a way to make okra sans the slime.

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Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg

August 26, 2014 5:01 pm
Leonard Pitts

Leonard Pitts

Leonard Pitts.

August 26, 2014 4:37 pm
Cocktail book mixes it up with garden ingredients

Cocktail book mixes it up with garden ingredients

Refreshing adult beverages star in new book.

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Stunning upsets mark round 3

Stunning upsets mark round 3

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.

August 11, 2014 3:58 pm
NTR-DEVILFOODS

NTR-DEVILFOODS

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…

August 08, 2014 12:22 am
Colorful grain salads are potluck pleasers

Colorful grain salads are potluck pleasers

Main-course salads are great anywhere from a picnic to a block party.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Couscous salad with roasted cauliflower and dijon

Couscous salad with roasted cauliflower and dijon

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.

July 21, 2014 9:57 am
Dashcam vigilantes use YouTube in drive to bring rules to road

Dashcam vigilantes use YouTube in drive to bring rules to road

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.

July 13, 2014 5:03 pm
Wraps make great summertime meals

Wraps make great summertime meals

And they're tailor-made for exploiting what’s at hand.

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Rice salads a great pasta alternative

Rice salads a great pasta alternative

Cooking tips to possibly lessen risk of arsenic in rice. (Bill Hogan/Chicago tribune/MCT)

July 08, 2014 1:05 pm
Recipe

Recipe

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.

July 08, 2014 1:02 pm
Facebook

Facebook

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, shown giving a speech earlier this year.

July 02, 2014 5:11 pm
Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis

Gail MarksJarvis  

June 25, 2014 5:27 pm
This summer, go green: Delicate young leaves move beyond kale

This summer, go green: Delicate young leaves move beyond kale

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.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lost sense of smell often invisible, untreatable problem

Lost sense of smell often invisible, untreatable problem

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.

June 13, 2014 2:35 pm

Oven baking ensures perfect frittatas

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.

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Cooking up a classic: luscious homemade chocolate sauce

Cooking up a classic: luscious homemade chocolate sauce

Chocolate sauce appeals to the novice cook. It seems so simple. Just warm chocolate. Right?

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Recipe

Recipe

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)

May 19, 2014 2:54 pm
Mother whose daughter was killed helps change Wisconsin intoxication law

Mother whose daughter was killed helps change Wisconsin intoxication law

Sherry Anicich was appalled when a jury failed to convict a drunken man who admitted killing her daughter.

May 10, 2014 4:45 pm
Hancock's new 'Tilt!' puts you over the edge

Hancock's new 'Tilt!' puts you over the edge

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.

May 08, 2014 5:55 pm

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