Louie Anderson to talk food & family at weekend Schaumburg shows

Food and family always have been constants in Louie Anderson’s life.

Review: ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ easy to like

“Hands on a Hardbody” is making its Chicago area debut on the Raue Center for the Arts stage, and based on the Williams Street Repertory pro ...

A guide to take the pain out of Thanksgiving math

Ready for the annual Thanksgiving math quiz?

Planit 10: Things to do Nov. 27 to Dec. 4

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

A 101 on great turkey stuffing

For many Americans, the true star of the Thanksgiving table is not the big bird, but the stuffing (usually moistened with gravy). Given that ...

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ spin-off hatches fun

For a movie that’s more paint by numbers than Picasso, “Penguins of Madagascar” begins with something completely unexpected: a Werner Herzog ...

Holiday Guide for McHenry County

Use our Holiday Guide to plan next week's events and beyond.

Short on time? Start with a stuffing mix

Start with a 12-ounce bag of stuffing mix, flavor of your choice. Prepare according to package directions, but add one of the following comb ...

'Horrible Bosses 2' doesn't work

The characters of the modern workplace comedy, like the rest of us, don't know how to make a living anymore.

10 ideas for homemade cranberry sauce

We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience.

No faux meat harmed in the making of this veggie dish: Thanksgiving Eggplant Strata

If you really want the vegetarians at your Thanksgiving table to give thanks, start by not serving them a roasted faux meat. We admit, there ...

Big, bold creamy spinach that won't keep you busy: Garlic Creamed Spinach

For such a simple dish, creamed spinach can be a pain to make. Most recipes call for some sort of roux-based sauce, such as bechamel. As tho ...

Roasting vegetables to be both fresh and familiar: Roasted Grape Succotash

Tired of the same old sides at Thanksgiving? We decided to come up with something both fresh and familiar.

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