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  • They're pink and yellow and delicious - in more ways than you think.
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  • Sweet treats abound at Cacao bakery
  • A Grayslake baker decided to open up her dream business, Cacao Sweets & Treats bakery, back in her hometown.
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  • Green Street Smoked Meats is the latest entry in Chicago's never-ending quest for slow-smoked brisket, ribs and chicken.
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  • Grab a pint or legendary pizza in Beverly
  • At Fox's in Beverly, they've been making the South Side's favorite thin crust pizza for 50 years.
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  • Last Friday, Original Rainbow Cone in Beverly opened their doors to customers. They are the oldest ice cream parlor still operating in Chicago.
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  • Rare Tea Cellar stocks one-of-a-kind products
  • Some of the best restaurants in the world are getting their hard-to-find products from a hidden warehouse in Ravenswood.
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  • Lets Dish: Colcannon
  • This St. Patrick's Day, along with the corned beef, try making a recipe for Colcannon.
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  • Paczki Day: Chicago bakery celebrates Fat Tuesday
  • It?s Fat Tuesday and Delightful Pastries in Chicago?s Jefferson Park neighborhood is frying up paczkis for the big day.
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  • Paczki and king cakes: these two items signify one last sugar-and-fat-filled splurge before Lent.
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  • National Margarita Day
  • It might not look very tropical outside right now, but you can celebrate the memory of warmer days: Saturday, February 22, 2014, is National Margarita Day!
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  • Spicy Valentines Day Meal
  • A popular Valentine's Day treat is to cook for your sweetheart, especially if you don't want to venture to a restaurant in this cold weather.
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  • Chocolate Truffles -- Morton Arboretum
  • Chocolate is a staple for Valentine's Day, but do you know where it comes from? The Morton Arboretum in suburban Lisle is inviting you to find out with fun and delicious workshops.
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  • Heart-Healthier Meals for Valentines Day
  • February is Heart Health Month, and with Valentine's Day this month, you might want to cook a meal that's also good for your sweetheart.
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  • Lets Dish: Chocolate Soup
  • Valentine's Day is all about seductive food, and hot chocolate soup is a seductive and luxurious dessert that is perfect for that.
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  • Super Bowl Drinks
  • Whether you watch the Super Bowl at home or at a friend's house, chances are there will be plenty of food and drinks.
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  • Chicago Chef on The Chew: Big Game Salsa Bar
  • Chef Ryan Hutmacher is the founder of Centered Chef and will be featured on "The Chew" on Wednesday, January 29th.
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  • Lets Dish: Schnitzel
  • When you make Wiener schnitzel with pork instead of veal, it is a really inexpensive dinner.
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  • Chefs Gala: Black Walnut Ice Cream
  • On Friday, January 31, 2014, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation hosts the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala.
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  • Go Nuts! With Tony Stallone
  • Sunday, January 19, 2014, marks Championship Sunday. And with the Super Bowl also coming up, you might be thinking about throwing a football party or going to one.
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  • Lets Dish: Mustard Maple Glazed Shrimp
  • If you're looking for a new flavor profile, to put on shrimp, or for that matter, any other meat and fish, try a mustard and maple glaze.
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  • Catholic Charities dVine Affair
  • On Sunday, January 26, a wine tasting event raises money for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
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  • Lets Dish: Brine
  • Brining is one of the great secrets of making moist cooked meats. You place raw meat in a solution of water, salt and seasonings, and when you cook it, it retains a lot of its juices.
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  • Lets Dish: Brine
  • Brining is one of the great secrets of making moist cooked meats. You place raw meat in a solution of water, salt and seasonings, and when you cook it, it retains a lot of its juices.
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  • Healthy juicing
  • Portion control is key in juicing.
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  • Lets Dish: Rice Pudding
  • There are more and more unusual varieties of rice in grocery stores today, which give us an opportunity for really cool recipes such as a black rice pudding.
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  • Cooking With Bison
  • Bison is a more healthful alternative to cooking with beef. It is a leaner cut of meat, but still retains a lot of its flavor.
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  • Lets Dish: Tomato Poblano Sauce
  • When it comes to mid-week and you need a little bit of comfort food to pick you up, how about a big bowl of pasta with a spicy tomato poblano sauce?
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  • Winter Fruit Compote
  • When the winter months set in, good old-fashioned dishes like a winter fruit compote can be delicious.
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  • Magnolia Bakery cupcakes for NYE
  • How to make beautiful cupcakes! Tips from Magnolia Bakery.
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  • Tips for Making Your Gingerbread House
  • We're putting our anchors' gingerbread house decorating skills to the test with the folks at Wilton.
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  • Eve of the Eve Celebration, Recipes
  • Say goodbye to 2013 in style and embrace the New Year at HighSight's EVE of the EVE fundraiser.
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  • Low-Calorie Holiday Cocktails
  • The holidays are all about indulgence, and many of us pack on a few pounds. But you can soften the blow a bit with low-calorie versions of food and drinks.
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  • Dirks Fish caviar adds festive flair in Lincoln Park
  • Holiday parties and New Year's events take center stage next week, and for some hosts, that might mean serving a bit of caviar for an elegant touch.
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  • Low-Calorie Holiday Cocktails
  • The holidays are all about indulgence, and many of us pack on a few pounds. But you can soften the blow a bit with low-calorie versions of food and drinks.
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  • Dirks Fish caviar adds festive flair in Lincoln Park
  • Holiday parties and New Year's events take center stage next week, and for some hosts, that might mean serving a bit of caviar for an elegant touch.
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  • Chicago art exhibit celebrates food
  • A new exhibit at the Art Institute takes a closer look at American art over the past 200 years with an emphasis on all things edible.
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  • Decorating Pies
  • Pies are an integral part of the holidays, but you might not always have time to bake them.
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  • Lets Dish: Christmas Eggplant Boursin Rolls
  • One cheese that is loved by just about everybody is and is irresistible, is Boursin cheese. Rolling it up inside of slices of grilled Japanese eggplant makes a unique appetizer, perfect for your Christmas dinner.
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  • Spicing Up Your Holiday Cooking
  • Spices are a big part of holiday cooking. We got some tips on how to enjoy them, from Love that Spice owner Marlena Jayatilake and her assistant Heather Cenek.
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  • Healthy Food Baskets
  • A food basket is a great gift idea, but it doesn't have to be a decision between just good taste or just healthy.
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  • Seasonal Craft Beers
  • 'Tis the season for holiday parties - a time to enjoy good food and drink and show off your knowledge about things others might wish they knew, but don't.
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  • Lets Dish: Deep Fried Avocado Fries
  • Deep-fried foods continue to be popular because they're delicious. But instead of the usual, try something unusual, like avocado fries.
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  • Danny Mavromatis is an Emmy winning software/multimedia/research engineer at The Walt Disney Company, and the founder of several technology enterprises, including Mavromatic and Myro Control. His holiday gift to you is a guide to the best technology gifts you can give this season.
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  • Making Your Own Candy Canes
  • Candy canes are a big part of the holiday season. One local chef holds the record for the longest candy cane in the world.
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  • Taco Nano authentic Mexican fare
  • You can find tacos in almost every corner of the city, but at Taco Nano in the northern suburbs, you can find a taqueria where everything is made from scratch, including the tortillas.
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  • Lets Dish: Chocolate Crepes
  • In Let's Dish's Chris Koetke's home, cr?pes are a common preparation for special family days.
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  • Nantucket Bay scallops in season at Evanstons Quince Restaurant at the Homestead
  • Late fall doesn't tend to yield a lot of seasonal produce, besides squash, but this time of year is actually prime season for the prized Nantucket Bay scallop.
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  • Lets Dish: Hanukkah Latkes
  • For this year's Hanukkah, instead of making traditional latkes, try making Chris Koetke's potato and parsnip latkes.
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  • Glen Ellyn spot serves up Baja-inspired fish tacos
  • Fish tacos have been popping up around Chicago lately. But their origin is closely tied to Mexico's narrow Baja Peninsula.
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