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Category: Curious Kitchen


Curious Kitchen: Thanks for a Super Simple Side

Puzzling over what to serve alongside the Thanksgiving turkey? Sure, figuring out the supporting players is a challenge especially with family “requirements”: Granny’s cornbread stuffing. Uncle Jim’s canned jellied cranberry sauce. Our favorite? A super simple side called Albuquerque Corn…

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Curious Kitchen: Amelia Levin’s Peanut Butter Bites

By Dame Judy Hevrdejs We’ve have changed from swimsuit to sweater season, but that doesn’t stop the lure of Lake Michigan and the cottages and towns along America’s Third Coast. There’s glorious autumn foliage to be enjoyed on a hike…

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3-Ingredient Solution: Strawberries & Rhubarb

By Dame Judy Hevrdejs There’s a good reason strawberries and rhubarb show up in farmers markets and grocers these days. They ripen about the same time and the tart rhubarb plays nice with sweet strawberries. The easiest way to enjoy…

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3-Ingredient Solution: Ina’s Potatoes

By Dame Judy Hevrdejs When life seems to be one big time crunch, great do-ahead recipes are lifesavers. Especially the easy ones.  And definitely the ones made with just three ingredients — except for, say, salt and pepper — that…

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3-Ingredient Solution: Beets

By Dame Judy Hevrdejs Farmers markets won’t head outdoors for several weeks, but there are lots of indoor farmers markets in the city and suburbs.  At Green City Market, currently inside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum until May 5, we picked up…

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