Emily Paster

The new trend you should check out: food swaps

Foodies come together to share tasty morsels. What's not to love?

2 holiday hor d’oeuvres even kids will love

Feeding both kids and adults during the holidays can be a challenge. These yummy appetizers will please everyone's tummy, young and old.

2 local pick-your-own-farms for seasonal fruits and veggies

There's lots to pick in the fall besides apples!

What to do with all those apples you just picked

You have bushels of apples lining your porch. Now what?

Two easy treats to create good moments with tweens in the kitchen

Get out the mixing bowls and start instilling confidence and cooking skills in your tween.

How to have the best lemonade stand in Chicago

Homemade strawberry lemonade and cookies are the perfect recipe for a successful lemonade stand this summer.

Beating winter blues in Chicago with exotic fruit

Try some of the more unusual fruit in the grocery store, such as blood oranges, pomelos and rangpur limes to brighten up mealtimes.

Easy meals you can make with what’s in your pantry

When you can't get out to the store, your pantry can be a real dinner saver.

Snack Attack: Healthy, portable treats for school

Meals can be rushed affairs when school, fall sports and homework kick in. We've got a few ideas to make eating on the run fast and healthy.

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