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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Call for artists – Tall grass arts

Call for Artist: Tall Glass Arts

Tall Grass Arts Association is now accepting applications to become a juried artist.  Juried artists are invited to participate in the annual art fair held in September in Downtown Park Forest.  
Juried artists have the opportunity to display their creations in the gallery at least once a year and to include their work in the Tall Grass Gift Shop.
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Super bowl foods: Blitz burgers

Blitz Burgers

Are you getting ready for the Super Bowl? It is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning your party menu.
These crowd pleasing bite sized burgers are a great combination of ground beef and black beans wrapped in a mini pita round.  It goes perfect with other game day appetizers and a vegetable tray.
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Winter Indie Wedding Show and Market 2012

Winter Indie Wedding Show and Market 2012

The Ravenswood Event Center presents its 3rd Annual Winter Indie Wed Show this Saturday.
Indie Wed is a THE alternative to the traditional bridal expo. For those in the midst of wedding planning, Indie Wed offers a one stop shop for all the best wedding artisans and professionals from the Midwest and beyond.
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Bean and cheese filled jalapeño poppers

Bean and cheese filled jalapeño poppers

Have you been invited to a party or event and asked to bring an appetizer? Instead of the traditional spread with crackers, think spicy finger foods by bringing Bean and Cheese Filled Jalapeno Poppers.
Spicy peppers get a cool down from the creamy bean-and-cheese filling in Eating Well Magazines healthier version of jalapeno poppers.
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BBQ ranch chicken and cheddar pizza rollups

BBQ ranch chicken and cheddar pizza rollups

What’s a party without pizza? These BBQ Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Pizza Rollups are easy to create and they make a great appetizer dish for any party.
Some shredded store bought rotisserie chicken with a homemade BBQ sauce, smoked cheddar cheese, ranch dressing, and Pillsbury pizza dough is all you really need to prepare this tasty treat.
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Crispy southwest chicken wontons

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wontons

I found a package of wonton wrappers in my fridge, but couldn’t remember what recipe I bought them for.  With Super Bowl coming up along with a few other get together events, I thought I would search online for a tasty appetizer recipe that would make a great party starter.
As soon as I discovered Picky Palate’s Crispy Southwest Chicken Wonton recipe, I knew I found a winner.  This appetizer features wonton wrappers filled with chicken, vegetables, and salsa Verde for a little kick.
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Family fun: It’s for the birds

It's for the Birds

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum invites the entire family to have Thursday morning fun at a special workshop.
Join in on the “It’s for the Birds” presentation and workshop. If you want to learn how to attract more birds to your yard, stop on by and make a bird feeder out of natural and repurposed materials such as pinecones and milk jugs.
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Asian chicken rollups

Asian Chicken Rollups

Looking for an untraditional way to eat your favorite Asian food? Consider making Asian Chicken Rollups for a quick and tasty lunch.

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Funtastic family fair

FUNtastic Family Fair

The Infinity Foundation presents its 8th annual FUNtastic Family Fair: Healthy Choices for Healthy Families.  Great entertainment and hands-on activities at each exhibit make for a unique way for parents and kids to find out about the latest information for improved health and wellness.

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Copycat PF Changs lettuce wraps

Copycat PF Chang's Lettuce Wraps

P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps Recipe is a favorite among famous restaurant recipes, and now you can make this delicious copycat appetizer at home. All you need is lettuce and some fixings; you'll impress your family or your guests!

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Cooking 1950s style with Ellie Carlson

Cooking 1950s Style with Ellie Carlson

The Lake Villa District Library invites you to “Cooking 1950s Style” with presenter Ellie Carlson.
Learn to create the fare that every 1950's hostess eagerly shared with her guests.  The menu includes canapés, stuffed celery rings, lucky salad and everyone's favorite beverage---Shirley Temples!
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ARC taste of Galena

ART Taste of Galena

In Galena, it’s hard to choose just one place to be; one favorite thing. So they’ve made it easy and brought all of their favorites together in one place all just for you. 
Experience the Taste of Galena with unique tastes, fun samplings,  wine tasting, beer, and desserts including chocolate and cheesecake. Sumptuous temptations of award-winning main dishes are prepared by respected chefs. Dine on soups, salads, house specialties, and an evening of delectable delights. 
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