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Giveaway: Win a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer

Gray. No, Red. No, wait, purple - I definitely want a purple one! :) Actually, I don't much care what color it is, I'd be thrilled with any of them if it means I can reliably cook lamb chops!!!

Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Chicago

I LOVE George's, on North Clark in Andersonville. To me, no dinner (or lunch, or stroll) in Andersonville is complete without a stop at George's. Margie's is very good, but for pure ice cream bliss, gotta go to George's.

A Day in the Life: J. Kenji López-Alt, Chief Creative Officer

Wow! That means there's at least 2 other people out there who detest bananas! So happy I'm not alone. (and really hope this means I'll never have to see a "Food Lab: the best Banana Bread" (or bananas Foster, etc)) Although, if you know of a really good substitute for the bananas in bananas Foster (by which I mean something that not only tastes good in the sauce (not a stretch), but can approximate the texture of the sliced bananas without the taste or *ugh* the SMELL! I'd love to know)

Cook the Book: 'Feast' by Sarah Copeland

My newest & latest fave = sauteed kale with dried cherries & almonds - so yummy, and only about 5 min of prep!

Cook the Book: 'Lighten Up, America!'

lighten up my diet (and my husband's) through portion control & smart food choices (aka more veggies, less ice cream)

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

Right now, coconut with dark chocolate chips, mocha chips, and toffee bits. In an hour, it'll be something else

22 Cheap Eats We Love in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood

The tamales at Co-Si-Na are not to be missed - every aspect is just outstanding! The only ? is whether its in Ravenswood or Andersonville (Foster @ Paulina)

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

Coconut, with toffeed pistacios, dark chocolate covered macadamias, and pieces of coconut-caramel Girl Scout cookies (Samoas)

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

2 thick pork chops, both cooked through, one to med-rare & the other to a full medium!

24 Turkey Sandwiches We Love in Chicago

The Durbin @ A Taste of Heaven in Andersonville - real turkey breast, havarti cheese, roasted pear & honey mustard. YUMMM!

Cook the Book Thanksgiving Special: 'Choosing Sides' and 'The Wild Chef'

Pumpkin & scallop soup - sounds really strange, is totally delicious & holiday MUST in our family

Bake the Book: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

toss up: cheesecake (plain); creme brulee; key lime pie (shockingly, I just realized there's no chocolate in there!!!)