The Magic Cake: The cake to make with the kiddies!

The Magic Cake: The cake to make with the kiddies!
The Magic Cake is the coolest. You make one simple batter, pour it into into a pan,  and it “magically” bakes up into a lovely three layer cake, which includes a delicious custard in the middle. After I baked the cake and cut out a piece, I could hardly believe the results.  All I could... Read more »

Free Cone Day is coming up soon!

One of my favorite days is coming up soon. Free Cone Day is Tuesday April 8 at all participating Ben & Jerry shops. All those great flavors. Cherry Garcia, Banana Split and a lot more. Don’t miss out!  

What Republican Bruce Rauner's surprising favorite meal is

What Republican Bruce Rauner's surprising favorite meal is
When it comes to food, Bruce Rauner, the deep-pocketed businessman and  frontrunner in the Republican primary for governor of Illinois has something in common with, well, us common folk. According to Leili  Doerr, Deputy Director for Citizens for Rauner Inc., Bruce Rauner’s favorite meal is a Hackney’s burger and the fried onion brick.  His numero... Read more »
Advertisement:

Republican Bill Brady's reveals what his favorite restaurants are

Republican Bill Brady's reveals what his favorite restaurants are
Illinois State Senator Bill Brady, Republican primary candidate for governor of Illinois, is quite the foodie. When we asked him what his favorite meal is, he emailed back saying that he didn’t have just one top pick but enjoys an array of specialties  at a variety of restaurants. Besides Thanksgiving dinner, here are some of the... Read more »

The favorite meal of Republican primary candidate Dan Rutherford

The favorite meal of Republican primary candidate Dan Rutherford
In case you didn’t know, Dan Rutherford is the Illinois Treasurer and is running in the Republican primary for Governor of Illinois. He has participated in several debates recently and was asked and answered many questions. But Sugar Buzz Chicago wanted to know the answer to more more question: What is your favorite meal? According... Read more »

What Kirk Dillard's favorite meal is

What Kirk Dillard's favorite meal is
Kirk Dillard has been an Illinois State Senator since 1993. He also served as the Chief of State under former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. Dillard’s favorite meal is the weekend pancakes he makes for this 10 and 12 year-old daughters. He has a special griddle too. His top dessert pick is Portillo’s chocolate cake. Although... Read more »
Advertisement:

Where to find the best burgers in Schaumburg

Where to find the best burgers in Schaumburg
There aren’t that many places in the northern suburbs where you can find a really great hamburger. There’s the reliable Hackney’s. And there’s Jameson’s on Dundee in Arlington Heights, which is my personal favorite for burgers. But now there’s a new restaurant to join the big-league burger ranks: Big Chef Burgers in Schaumburg and not far from... Read more »

Make a veggie burger from scratch in 10 minutes flat!

Make a veggie burger from scratch in 10 minutes flat!
That’s right, you can make a veggie burger from scratch in 10 minutes–not counting the cooking time, of course. There are a lot of tasty veggie burgers in the freezer section of your grocery store.  So why would you want to make them from scratch–even if they do only take ten minutes to prepare? Because... Read more »

Your veggie burger was probably made with a neurotoxin

Your veggie burger was probably made with a neurotoxin
According to numerous sources, including Mother Jones,  CBS News, and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane, an air pollutant and neurotoxin, according to the EPA. If your brand contains soy protein isolate, soy protein concentrate or textured vegetable protein, it... Read more »
Advertisement:

Valentine's Day Cookies : Prairie Grass chef shares a great recipe

Valentine's Day Cookies : Prairie Grass chef shares a great recipe
Chef/co-owner Sarah Stegner of Northbrook’s Prairie Grass Cafe is sharing her grandmother’s recipe for heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Cookies. Stegner is known for her support of Chicago’s Green City Market, local, sustainable farms and using seasonal, fresh ingredients in her restaurant. Her grandma’s cookies feature an all-natural icing with no food dye. A beet turns the icing... Read more »