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September 3, 2021
Whether you are from Chicago, visit Chicago frequently or are just passing through and grabbing a bite, few things top the experience of a tried-and-true Windy City deep dish pizza. And no. We’re not talking about simply a more robust crust. “A lot of people confuse the two,” said Kathleen Patterson. “Throughout the Midwest, you’ll...
There was only one building Laura Kempner was willing to uproot her life for — and it’s now the home of Galena, Ill.’s, Champagne on Main, which she runs with her sister, Lisa. “It’s just a wonderful place to do business,” Laura Kempner said. “And there are very few champagne bars across the country, so...
Comedian Steve Martin once said, “Those French — it’s like they have a word for everything!” Charcuterie is one of those words. The art of pairing meats and cheeses with all kinds of delectable accompaniments is derived from the French words “chair” (flesh) and “cuit” (cooked). In 15th century France, the word was used to...
Whether ice cream is beloved for its creamy goodness, nostalgic reminder of childhood or refreshing effect on a steamy summer night, one thing is certain: Everyone screams for a delicious scoop. Many disagree about the flavors that reign supreme — cookie dough or mint Oreo — but at a few area parlors, there’s something for...
Carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap in the past few years with the popularity of low carb diet plans. Initial weight loss with these diet plans might seem impressive, but as with any fad diet, weight loss ultimately will taper and plateau. There also are possible side effects to a sudden reduction in carbs, including...
Too often, restaurant entrees leave you subtly unbuttoning your pants as you accept the bill. Most people don’t make it to dessert, despite their yearning for delicious ala mode goodness. But there are some sweet treats you just shouldn’t miss. Here are some swoon-worthy desserts in the tri-states: Barrel House Location: 299 Main St., Dubuque....
Aging is a fact of life, and it comes with certain realities. While most of us probably don’t want to picture ourselves eventually needing help with daily activities, more than half of Americans turning 65 today will need some type of long-term care during their remaining years. As this type of care is not generally...
With some simple styling tips, you can get more mileage out of your wardrobe by making your summer clothes work for the colder seasons. Not only that, but you’ll also save money by buying fewer clothes. Here are a few examples on how to wear your summer clothes in the fall. Denim shorts With some...
Like me, you might be a foodie. Eating is a hobby. You’re always on the hunt for dazzling dishes and are never afraid to try something new. You take great pleasure from trips to the farmers market, and your Instagram feed is full of restaurants to try. But you can take your love for tantalizing...
I admit, the kitchen is my favorite space to maintain and improve. Every household is unique because everyone uses it differently. There isn’t a right or wrong way to organize it. It’s best to customize item placement to meet your needs. We spend countless hours planning, preparing, creating, serving and enjoying meals in our kitchens,...

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