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Weekend Life

  • Can’t get enough animals? Check out these places:

    Warmer weather will bring more opportunities to get outside. Here are four places worth checking out in Northern Illinois.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Giving your best 'performance'

    If you really think about it, most of your life is spent on some sort of “stage.” Giving a presentation at work or wildly explaining an embarrassing m ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • Review: Paramount creates mesmerizing version of 'Sweeney Todd'

    AURORA –áThe Paramount Theatre's spectacular version of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" will make you forget all other versions of St ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Soups and stews seasoned by history

    “Southern Soups and Stews” (Chronicle Books) has lingered for too long on a shelf in my cookbook library through no fault of its own. Let’s just say i ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: A fix ... and time to reflect

    The keys danced back and forth, bright little soldiers on their hooks, several deep.“When we bought ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 7:35 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Coping with information overload

    These are strange days. I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from exposure. Overexposure. To the news, to others’ opinions about the news, to my ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 7:38 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘The Cookie Jar’ worth raiding

    Food writer and freelance cook Liz Franklin doesn’t single out Pistachio Sables as a terrific Valentine’s Day treat for that special someone in your l ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Vegetarian dishes from a pro

    Ohio-based Carla Snyder wears many hats, including caterer, artisan baker, food writer and cooking school teacher, among others.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘Enchilada Queen’ demystifies Tex-Mex

    Restaurateur, chef and former food scientist Sylvia Casares recently added cookbook author to her curriculum vitae with the publication of “The Enchil ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 8:29 am