Friday, December 14, 2012
Patch editors from across Chicagoland share some of their favorite Christmas recipes.
Patch.com editors from across the Chicago area dug into their cookbooks and came back with some of their favorite holiday recipes to share with readers. We hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays! Share your favorite holiday recipes with Patch! Send your recipe as well as any photos to Editor Amie Schaenzer at email@example.com and we will include your recipe in this article.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Want to make a delicious holiday treat?
Growing up, one of my favorite treats at Christmastime was Chinese Noodle Candy. My mom would make the crunchy, chocolatey treats each year. When she wasn't looking, we'd sneak into the kitchen to steal a couple from the fridge. Yum! All this time, I've been thinking that Chinese Noodle Candy was some secret family recipe, passed down from my late grandmother. I mean, people would specifically request that I bring them to our office holiday parties at the previous company I worked for. I really thought the Chinese Noodle Candies were something special and unique. And then a couple of weeks ago, while working on a story about the "A Library of Recipes" cookbook put together by the Cook Memorial Public Library District, I learned that (GASP…
Patch editors have shared their favorite recipes; share yours!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Fun ideas on how to use up all of that Halloween Candy
It's the day after Halloween and we have way too much candy in the house. Waaaay too much candy. Between the kids' haul from trick or treating to the leftover candy we didn't get to give away, we have a small mountain on the kitchen table. There's no way we can, or even want to eat it all. You can’t bring it to work because everyone else brought their extra candy to work. Your waistline doesn’t need to collect on the “Mommy or Daddy Tax” from the candy haul. You don’t want to throw it out but you certainly don’t want to urge your kids to eat more candy, so it doesn’t go to waste. That won’t win you any Mom-of-the-Year awards. So, what should you do with the leftover candy? 1. Play with it Use the candy to have some fun. Have your …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Cynthia Wisbey, owner of Cynthia's Sweets in Grayslake shares some affordable ways to make your own Valentine's Day chocolates.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Chi-an Chang
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Want to do something fun with the family this Valentine’s Day? How about make chocolates for your loved ones? Cynthia Wisbey of Cynthia’s Sweets, 206 Barron Blvd. (Route 83), Grayslake, just north of Center Street, shares three ideas for making affordable sweets. While Wisbey’s store makes all its sweets onsite from the chocolates to caramels to custom orders, she says that ingredients for simple homemade Valentine's treats can be found at any grocery store. Ingredients: