Valentine Dinner for Two: multi-course, red-themed menu with recipes
Red bell peppers and walnut make a sweet, fairly easy appetizer dip. If you use a jar of peppers instead of roasting your own, it’s SUPER-easy! But roasting your own is economical and certainly not a challenge. Either way, this is a truly spectacular dip.
Cream cheese and Cool Whip (or whipped cream) form the foundation of this easy dessert recipe. Does it qualify as baking if you don’t have to put this cheesecake in the oven? I’m going to say yes.
Whether you’re baking a pie or a cheesecake, or interested in more muscular triceps, this graham cracker crust recipe is an easy way to start.
In its Log On series, Make It Like a Man visits cafes, and reviews them as work and study spaces for students, travelers, and people who work from home. This edition: coffee, free wifi: Lincoln Park, Chicago. Next Door, Panera Cares, and Starbucks.
Unexpected snow day? Trying to delay the inevitable gear yourself up for shoveling? Polar explorers drank hot chocolate to keep up their morale and stamina. This magical brew can offer the sustenance you need to tackle virile challenges. “But I’ll have to shovel my way out to get to Starbucks,” you say? Relax. I’m here to […]
Product Review: Lithuanian Rye Bread, from Chicago-based Today’s Temptation. Rating: Doubly-Excellent! It has a hearty onion and caraway flavor and a fantastic texture. It also happens to be vegan.
Dates and goat cheese are featured in this ultra-easy recipe for a luscious hors d’oeuvre. They’re a perfect appetizer for holiday entertaining, or for a cocktail party at any time of year.
Two easy recipes for winter holiday cocktails: 1) A tart and tangy kumquat whiskey sour is a great way to start your New Year’s Eve party. 2) A clean and fresh kumquat champagne cocktail is the perfect way to toast the new year at the stroke of midnight, or to mark any special occasion.