Archive for October 2011

Finally, a healthier bar cookie

Finally, a healthier bar cookie
We all love bar cookies. But if you’re looking for a healthier cookie for yourself or your kids, most bar cookies are not the way to go. They’re usually loaded with sugar and fat. And the lack of  nutritious ingredients might just rival the national debt. These Apricot Walnut  Bars are a bit healthier than... Read more »

Does the pizza at Burt's Place live up to the hype?

Does the pizza at Burt's Place live up to the hype?
Thanks to high profile coverage, including a feature on Anthony Bourdain’s TV show “No Reservations,” and most recently, a cover story in the Dining section of the Chicago Tribune, there’s a mystique about Burt Katz and his aptly named Morton Grove pizza restaurant, Burt’s Place. For sure, Katz knows pizza. His resume is impressive; the guy’s been making... Read more »

Partying at Wilde & Greene

Partying at Wilde & Greene
  Wilde & Greene is the new restaurant/natural food market in Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie. It’s a place that roused my curiosity, having been there in that same space at least a half a dozen times when it was a food court. That’s why when I  got an e-vite to a girls’ night out event at Wilde... Read more »
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Free paninis in Union Station!

Free paninis in Union Station!
Corner Bakery Cafe will be giving away free panini sandwiches Thursday October 6, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Union Station 2 Cafe, in Union Station at 444 W. Jackson. Expect to sample fresh-grilled breakfast paninis such as bacon, egg and cheese and lunch paninis, including the Club Panini. They’re giving away vouchers... Read more »

Gale Gand's quick and easy Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Gale Gand's quick and easy Apple Streusel Coffee Cake
Some of you asked for the  recipe for the yummy Quick Apple Streusel Coffee Cake that I mentioned in the post “Ten things I learned from Chef Gale Gand.” In case you didn’t read the post, I had a chance to see Gand in person at the Palatine Public Library, where she made the buttery,... Read more »