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  • Pumpkin it up: Recipe for Salted Caramel Pumpkin Buns

    A pumpkin pie. Rolled up in a cinnamon bun. Do we have your attention yet?That’s right. We took our ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Pumpkin bread filled with goodies of the season

    Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking. This quick bread is just such a case.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Here’s what you should bake next

    The annoying thing about Dorie Greenspan is that no matter how much you don’t like to bake, aren’t good at baking, don’t even want to bake... If you l ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Buying a used vehicle can be your best bet sponsored by Douglas Automotive

    Let’s face it. For most of us cars are an expensive necessity of life. For some, money is ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Fast times at Fradillio's

    When I first saw the flier for Fradillio’s inaugural car show earlier this year, it was a no-brainer for me to attend. I was going to go. The hot dog, ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Four 'staycation' homes featured in Service League's annual Housewalk

    Living at the four homes featured in an upcoming Service League of Crystal Lake Housewalk is like being on a permanent vacation, event organizers say.
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Sleep Dieting Is A No-No

    If you really want to look, feel and do your best, one of the most important things you can do is close your eyes and go to sleep.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 7:49 am
  • Bull Valley Dentistry Crown and Bridge Treatment

    What is a Crown? A crown is a covering made from porcelain, suitable for withstanding the biting and ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:20 am
  • MCCD's 'Outdoor Fest!' targets youth

    Younger generations, this one’s for you. Looking to complement April’s Earth Day festivities and to ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • cast can’t save ‘Leave You’

    Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody’s stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an airc ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:11 pm
  • Review: A funny, dramatic, unique ‘Intelligent Life’

    “An exceptional achievement by an artist, author or the like, that is unlikely to be equaled by that person or anyone else; stroke of genius” – defini ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Fest brings best in foreign film to Woodstock

    Embrace the subtitles.In its 12th year, the Woodstock International Film Festival – scheduled Sept. ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • 10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

    Just as you’re finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn’s overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Recipe of the Week: Chewy Chocolate Cherry Bars

    Chewy Chocolate Cherry BarsMakes 3 dozen1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/2 cup butter, melted1 1/2 ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • A sweet take on tsimmes

    Although tsimmes – a traditional part of the Rosh Hashana meal – generally is considered a sweet stew of carrots and other root vegetables, we decided ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
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