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Chocolate Ginger-Molasses Cookies Great for Kids and Adults

It can be difficult to find recipes that please both children and adults, but these cookies from Martha Stewart manage to do so by adding chocolate chunks to ooey-gooey molasses cookies.

A Puerto Rican Holiday Bread Pudding You Can Make with Your Kids

In Puerto Rico, budín de pan or bread pudding is typically served during Nochebuena or Christmas Eve. This recipe from PBS KIDS' Jessica Martinez is adapted from her grandmother, who took out the traditional raisins in favor of making the budín like a pineapple upside-down cake.

A Kid-Friendly Fruitcake Recipe

Fruitcake may be a polarizing holiday dish, but if you make it fresh at home with your children, it can become a memorable new tradition – and it's easily customizable in terms of what fruit and nuts you include in it.

Chicago is ‘On the Brink’ of Becoming a Sake Town. This Bottle Shop Wants to Take it To the Next Level

“I feel like Chicago is on the brink" of offering more traditional Japanese cuisine and beverages, says Jun-Jun Vichaikul, one of the owners of Konbini & Kanpai, a Lakeview bottleshop that celebrates sake, shochu, and other Japanese spirits.

Planning Your Thanksgiving Menu? Add These Recipes to Your List for Something Different

Thanksgiving is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to revisit some recipes that will add something a little different to your holiday table.

Milk Street’s Culinary Director Talks New Cookbook and Thanksgiving Tips for Overwhelmed Holiday Cooks

Thanksgiving is Wes Martin's favorite holiday, and he has some useful tips for harried home cooks. He also talks about the new cookbook Milk Street Simple.

An Easy Thanksgiving Side of Brussels Sprouts and Apples from 'Milk Street'

A simple vinaigrette enlivens this fall side dish from the new cookbook Milk Street Simple that's perfect for Thanksgiving.

The Finalists for Chicago's Local Food Awards Have Been Announced

The Jean Banchet Awards are local food industry awards that often spotlight talent overlooked by national and international publications. See the nominees in twelve categories this year.

The Día de los Muertos Treat That Draws Lines Down the Block

For Pan Artesanal in Logan Square, the time leading up to Día de los Muertos is one of the busiest season of the year, as they sell some 2,500 pieces of pan de muerto in numerous varieties.

The Journey of a Loaf of Bread from a Farm to Your Table

For a loaf of bread from Publican Quality Bread to reach you, wheat must be grown and harvested and sent to a stone mill to be ground into flour, which then goes through a process as long as 60 hours at the bakery. 

We Have a Chicago Candy Bracket Champion: Frango Mints!

After a week of intense competition, we have a winner of our Chicago candy bracket: Frango Mints! 

The Final Round: Butterfinger vs. Frango Mints. Vote for Your Favorite Candy!

What will be named Chicago's favorite candy? Will it be Butterfinger or Frango Mints? Vote to decide by midnight on Sunday!

A Delicious 15-Minute Recipe from a New Chinese Cookbook Published by 'America's Test Kitchen'

Cold Sesame Noodles are one of the simplest dishes in America's Test Kitchen's new A Very Chinese Cookbook, but also "one of the most delicious," says its author Kevin Pang, a Wilmette resident and former Chicago Tribune writer. 

How a Father and Son Bonded Through Food and Wrote a Chinese Cookbook Together

Wilmette resident Kevin Pang and his father Jeffrey used to interact mainly via small talk or arguments. Now they have grown closer via food, hosting a YouTube series and writing A Very Chinese Cookbook together under the aegis of America's Test Kitchen.

Round 2: Laffy Taffy, Butterfinger, Snickers, and Frango Mints Advance! Vote for Your Favorite Candy.

Who will advance to the final? Will it be Laffy Taffy or Butterfinger? Snickers or Frango Mints? Vote to decide by 3:00 pm on Thursday!