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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Frosty Festival

Frosty Fest

The Gurnee Park District is hosting its annual Frosty Fest.
The Frosty Festival’s winter activities include dog sled demonstrations by Adopt a Husky, a visit by Frosty the Snowman, carriage rides, ice sculpting, snowman building contest, and marshmallow roasting.  The activities are subject to change based on weather conditions.
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CLC: Jewelry making

Jewelry Making Classes

The College of Lake County is proud to announce its new Spring 2012 non-credit jewelry making classes. These classes are designed to feed your creative side and aid in the learning of a new craft hobby.
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CraftFancy: Quick and easy Valentine cards

Quick and Easy Valentine Cards

If you want to make Valentine’s for your loved ones, but don’t have a lot of time, you need to take CraftFancy’s Quick and Easy Valentine Card class.

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Super couponing workshop

Super Couponing Workshop

Perhaps you made a new year’s resolution to save money, eat out less often, or create healthier meals in your home.  The Super Couponing Workshop offered at the Congregational Church of Algonquin will change the way you save and shop for food forever.

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Dessert: Defrosty the snowman

Defrosty the Snowman

This wistful snowman appears to be going away after a long winter, and will soon disappear altogether. He's made from a puddle of white candy melts.

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Appetizers: Healthy jalapeño poppers

Healthy Jalapeno Poppers

Just because this recipe has healthy in the name, doesn’t mean that you will lose out of the crisp and tangy delicious taste of these hot poppers.

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Soup is on: Hearty bean soup

Hearty Bean Soup

Find contentment in a bowl with this yummy recipe for Hearty Bean Soup.  Beans are one of nature’s healthiest foods – they are naturally low in total fat, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, and provide important nutrients such as fiber, protein, calcium, iron, folic acid and potassium.

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Infini-tea: January doll and bear tea

Infini-tea: January Doll and Bear Tea

It’s not too late to make reservations for Infini-tea’s January Doll and Bear Tea.
Infini-tea is located in downtown Antioch which has a quaint, hometown atmosphere featuring antique shops, craft shops, homemade candies and various other establishments to visit and peruse. Today's pace is just too hectic, so leave it out there and come in and enjoy some relaxing moments in the company of others or just a little peace and quiet for yourself.
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Lake county: Pet food pantry

Pet Food Pantry

Good news for low income pet owners that are trying to meet the needs of their pets. A new pet food pantry has opened its doors at Central Bark Doggy Day Care Center in Grayslake.

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Kim Ima: The treats truck baking book presentation

Kim Ima: The Treat Truck Baking Book

Are you ready Vernon Hills for The Treats Truck baking queen and entrepreneurial Kim Ima?  Kim will be at the Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills to present her recently released book “The Treats Truck Baking Book”.
For those of you not familiar with Kim, she was a baker with a dream and vision to serve tasty treats on the streets of New York City. In 2007, she was able to make that vision come true with the creation of The Treats Truck.
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Party appetizers and treats

Party Appetizers and Treats

Nothing sets the tone for a great party then appetizers. You will find the recipes for Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip, Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites, and Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball by clicking here

Cookie cutter fudge

Cookie Cutter Fudge

These were great treats for Christmas, but would make sweeter treats for a special Valentine. Make fudge in heart shaped cookie cutters and decorate with red hot hearts or conversation hearts.

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Healthy cheesy potatoes

Healthy Cheesy Potatoes

Ladle up a creamy, healthified spoonful of savory spuds and melted cheese. Once overloaded, the fat and calories have been drastically reduced.

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Easy breakfast strata

Easy Breakfast Strata

Cooking breakfast for a crowd doesn't mean you need to spend hours in the kitchen. Instead, with just 15 minutes of prep time, the family can enjoy the yummy goodness of a tasty breakfast strata.

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