Wellness coach says to put feast into focus

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them come parties, family gatherings and plenty of temptation. But most people don’t have an extra 5 or 10 pounds on their wish list.

Local experts help set the scene for Thanksgiving

The holidays are upon us, and with them come plenty of parties and plenty of eats. So get your best pair of elastic pants ready because we’v ...

Planit 10: Things to do Nov. 20 to Nov. 27

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

Plan meal, festivities ahead of time for Thanksgiving day

When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared.

If I want your opinion, I’ll rear-end you

If you see me driving down the street, you’ll recognize my car right away. Mine is the one with nothing pasted, bolted or magnetized to it t ...

Holiday Guide for McHenry County

Use our Holiday Guide to plan next week's festivities and beyond.

Raue brings a Chicago premiere to Crystal Lake with 'Hardbody'

Getting a Nissan Hardbody truck on stage was a bit of a challenge as the Raue Center prepared for its upcoming musical production of “Hands ...

Chicago Symphony trumpeter to perform with McHenry County Youth Orchestra

Kids sat still, listening patiently in their chairs. All eyes forward, they focused on an adult at the head of the room who just told them t ...

‘Mockingjay': no revolution

All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow ...

10 more ideas to add to mashed potatoes

Truth is, mashed potatoes don’t need a whole lot of love to come out pretty darn amazing. A little butter (OK, a lot of butter), a little cr ...

Small changes make better holiday mashed potatoes

I’ve made mountains of mashed potatoes in my little life, faithfully adhering to the method I was taught in cooking school. And I’ve always ...

Stanley Tucci's secret ingredient for mashed potatoes: eggs

Much as I’d like to take credit for this rich version of mashed potatoes, that honor goes to Stanley Tucci. Or rather, to Stanley Tucci’s wi ...


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