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Cannoli Pound Cake Butter or cooking spray to coat pan 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar Finely grated zest from 1 orange Finely grated zest from 1 lemon 1/2 cup (120 ml) olive oil 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sweet marsala wine or 2 tablespoons white wine (optional) 1 cup (250 grams) whole-milk ricotta cheese 2 […]

Whole Foods Recalls Cheese Over Listeria Concerns

No illnesses have been reported yet. Whole Foods is the latest company to be hit with a Listeria problem. According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration, the pricey grocery store chain is voluntarily recalling a roquefort cheese it sells in its cheese cases. Show More Summary

Chicago gun laws not as strict as GOP candidates claim

The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.The city has a reputation for having some...

French train hero Spencer Stone stabbed in California

An Air Force spokesman says Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is in stable condition after being stabbed in California. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, said details are sketchy. He said Stone is being treated in a hospital in the...

Day 180: Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Pear & Coconut ?

Today's fall tradition, a golden bowl of butternut squash soup, here slightly sweet (but not too fruity) with puréed pear, warmed with curry (but not spicy hot! I promise!) and almost creamy with coconut (but not coconut-y). When made...Show More Summary

Police in talks with person holed up in Naperville condo

Naperville police on Thursday morning were continuing to negotiate with a person who was causing a disturbance Wednesday night in a condo of a complex near Naperville Central High School. "We're dealing with a mental health situation with an individual in one of the units" at 511 Aurora Ave., said...

Welcome to the MUNCHIES Garden

We’re inviting some of our favorite chefs, bartenders, and personalities in the world of food and drink to come and treat our garden like their very own edible playground.

Smart thermostat program could cut energy bills

Looking to move energy savings beyond light bulbs, a coalition of utility executives, environmental groups and government agencies announced a new Chicago-area heating and cooling program Thursday that they said could lower some electricity and gas bills by more than $100 a year. The initiative...

GM recalls SUVs, tells owners not to use windshield wipers

General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the wiper motor to catch fire. The company is recalling nearly 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model to fix the problem. Only 6,400...

9 of our favorite pancake recipes, ever

Pancakes are one of those simple culinary marvels - ladle some batter on a hot griddle and watch them puff up slowly, their fragrant aroma gently waking you (and maybe the rest of the house). Serve them fresh and hot, baptized with warm syrup or whatever you prefer as a topping. We've compiled...

Why Some Mexican Wine Smells Like Raw Meat

The most notable characteristic of Baja wines is that most are really big and powerful. A lot of people attribute salinity to wines down there, and consequently a leathery, very intense, raw meat, salty flavor and aroma.

Meatless Food Start-Up Impossible Foods Raises $108 Million From Investors Like Bill Gates

The company is best known for its plant-based cheeseburger that "bleeds." The company behind the veggie burger that bleeds its own blood just closed on a $108 million round of funding. According to TechCrunch, investors in California-based...Show More Summary

How to Make the Crispiest Pan-Seared Fish Skin

Crisping fish skin in the pan is one of those techniques that's used all the time in restaurants, but almost never at home. Sure, it takes some finesse, but that's all the more reason to master the process. Here's what you need to know to get perfectly crisp skin every time.

Indiana University suspends fraternity over 'highly offensive' video

Indiana University says it has suspended the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity while it investigates a sexually explicit video purportedly showing the hazing of a pledge.School spokesman Mark Land said in a statement Thursday that he can't "confirm the contents" of the video but that...

Observations from Blackhawks opener: Defense, rookie debut and review redux

For the Blackhawks, the start of the regular season is the start to developing chemistry. Wednesday’s 3-2 loss was a mixed bag for coach Joel Quenneville to contemplate. Here are three notes and observations from the loss. Defense is a work in progress Quenneville will have to find what mix of...

Why we're nuts about walnuts, plus a dozen recipes

The fall markets are so full of wonderful fruits and vegetables — peppers, squash and eggplant; apples, pears, figs and persimmons — but one of my favorites is the walnut. I’m nuts about them.  Fresh-crop walnuts, right off the tree, are so creamy and sweet. The shells are still pliable; you can...

Estonia Wants to Collect the DNA of All Its Citizens

The country’s genetic biobank is still in its earliest stages, but the the government hopes to one day have enough donors to totally overhaul its health-care system.

Deschutes Black Butte XXVI

The post, Deschutes Black Butte XXVI, first appeared on The Barley Blog. Once Deschutes products started showing up in the fine state of Virginia, there was really only one beer that I was looking forward to more than the others. Sure, Fresh Squeezed IPA is a damn fine brew, but it’s their annual anniversary releases that I was drooling over. Show More Summary

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