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  • Keep Labor Day healthy with grilled chicken salad

    Labor Day, summer’s last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly – Tell the truth! – we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Summer fruit, grilled to a crisp

    When we think “hot off the grill,” we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • It’s worth it to chop your own burgers

    I’m not going to tell you how to dress your burger. I’m not going to tell you what sort of bun to put your burger on. I’m not really even going to tel ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Entertaining can be easy in the summer

    When it comes to summer entertaining, it’s not hard to impress. But it’s easy to get yourself in over your head trying to do so.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Corn adds sunny side

    For the first couple weeks of corn season, my family is content to eat plain old corn on the cob day after day. And why not? It’s perfect as is.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Fresh ways to dress corn on the cob

    It’s hard to improve on the delicious simplicity of summer perfect corn on the cob slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt. But we figured we’d ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • We’re all ears as sweet corn fills farm stands

    For most of us, piping hot, slathered with butter and sprinkled with salt really is the best way to enjoy corn on the cob.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Tomatoes make a meal when stuffed or as jam on grilled cheese

    Slice 'em and salt 'em.That's really all a seasonally delicious tomato needs. Though if you really w ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Grill on-the-vine tomatoes for stunning starter

    Often, the best dishes are the simplest. A common feeling among chefs is that if you use the best-quality ingredients and treat them lightly, you will ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Celebrate the season with a triple-tomato salad

    At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is upon us. And this recipe is my ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • A healthy after school snack that eats like a treat

    The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? “Have a piece of fruit.”After-school snack ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Kish student prints on display at The Art Box

    “Kishwaukee College Student Prints,” an exhibition of photographs, monotypes and relief prints by Kishwaukee College students, will be on display at T ...
    July 31, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Sweet or savory, granitas are icy summer refresher

    At Minibar in D.C., an intriguing dish on the May menu bridged the gap between the meat and dessert courses. The palate cleanser, called Spring Thaw, ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Refreshing ways to enjoy summer staple

    Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the ...
    July 30, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chef Debi: Fresh spices bring out best in plums

    I love this time of year, when all the fresh fruit is so abundant. One of my favorite fruits is the plum. At 30 calories each, they are a great health ...
    July 29, 2014 - 10:13 pm
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