Three refreshing ways to enjoy watermelon

Watermelon is one of those foods you really don't need to overthink.

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 Spr ...

Chef Debi: Pear And Plum Chutney

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 gr ...

Planit 10: 10 things to do July 24 through July 31

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

A winemaker’s odyssey takes him around the world

Orion Stang did everything possible to become a winemaker. 

Win Your Own Stand Up Paddleboard!

All you have to do is Like Alpine Accessories Facebook page and fill out your form to enter.  Click on the picture to get your entry form no ...

Pickleball finds hold in McHenry County

It’s the fastest growing sport in America  

Turn family time into fitness time

We all know the benefits of exercise. It can improve our physical and mental health and help expand our social circles. It's as close to a p ...

Crafts boost family ties

A few months ago, I launched a diabolical plan to entice my teenage daughters to spend more time with me, and to semi-shelter them from the ...

Sunday Supper: Grilled Chicken Curry Salad

By combining the curry powder with lemon juice and zest in the marinade, you ensure that the gritty, over-seasoned effect of old-school curr ...

All Smiles Dental team has serious fun with Algonquin Founders Days floats

ALGONQUIN – There are two times a year when Doctor Timothy Stirneman does not approve vacation requests at his Algonquin dental office. Pret ...

Book asks if living like a star can produce a happy ending

"Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time" (Ballantine Books), by Rachel Bertsche

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