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Friday, February 3, 2012

HoneyCraft market

HoneyCraft Market

The HoneyCraft Market is a pop-up shop where local designers, artists, and crafters of unique handmade jewelry, fashion, and ceramics, gather to show off their skills and share their wares.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner you can find something sweet for your sweetie, and enjoy the Groundhog Day festivities to boot.
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Gapers block: 1st annual bbq bowl

1st Annual BBQ Bowl

Gapers Block presents its 1st Annual BBQ Bowl co-sponsored and hosted by Club Lucky in Chicago.
Join in on an afternoon of tangy-sweet indulgence at its very best. Representatives from legendary Chicago ‘Cues, including Rub BBQ Company, Honky Tonk BBQ, Honey 1 BBQ, and Pork Shoppe, will cook up some their finest BBQ-ed treats for you to savor and taste.
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Chocolate crunch party mix

Chocolate Crunch Party Mix

When you need a quick snack dish to bring to a party or potluck, think Chocolate Crunch Party Mix.
This party mix takes crunchy wheat cereal, pretzels, and almonds coated in bittersweet chocolate to make an addictive sweet-salty snack.
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Cheesy bacon biscuit pull-aparts

Cheesy Bacon Biscuit Pull Aparts

There is nothing like the combination of cheese and bacon. It’s like a party in your mouth. These cheesy bacon biscuit pull-aparts can be served as part of brunch or make tasty appetizers for any party.
The following recipe is simple to make, but looks like it took you hours in the kitchen kneading bread dough. The secret ingredient is a can of refrigerated biscuit dough from the new Pillsbury Simply line. These biscuits flake and separate just like from scratch biscuits, but come from a roll.
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Caramel corn Chex mix

Caramel Corn Chex Mix

Nothing says “party” like a bowl full of Chex mix. Mix up a bowl of this caramel corn version of Chex mix and watch the bowl empty at your next party event.
Make this caramel corn-inspired party mix packed with cranberries and nuts for Valentine gift giving in decorated glass jars or just for delicious munching.
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Valentine craft and vendor show

Valentine Craft and Vendor Show

The Community Christian Church in Naperville is holding a Valentine craft and vendor show.
This event features over 50 vendors offering fun and unique gift ideas for your special Valentine. Free admission, raffles, bake sale and giveaways.
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Gibby’s wine den: A Valentine’s treat

Gibby's Wine Den

Plan ahead and treat your Valentine to a special evening at Gibby’s Wine Den!
Gibby’s has a “wine & cheese” menu planned for you to enjoy in-house, in a romantic setting, or ready for you to take home and enjoy! The $35.00 Prix Fixe menu includes wine and Vintner’s cheese platter (or upgrade to your favorite bottle).
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Cheddar cheese mushrooms

Cheddar Cheese Mushrooms

Yum is all I can say about this easy appetizer recipe. Cheddar Cheese Mushrooms are a wonderful appetizer for any kind of gathering, but works particularly well with hungry crowds you have coming over for the Super Bowl, game night, potluck or holiday gathering.
Enjoy and make more than you'll think you'll need! They get eaten up in a hurry.
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Lake Villa district library: Cake decorating

Cake Decorating Class

The Lake Villa District Library invites teens 13 -17 years of age to a fun cake decorating class.
They can’t promise you that you’ll be the next Cake Boss by the end of this class, but Instructor Jenna Melberg can teach you how to leave this class knowing more than a thing or two about making a cake look as great as it tastes.
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Game day cupcakes

Game Day Cupcakes

Celebrate the Super Bowl or your favorite football team event with these tasty Game Day cupcakes.
Turn simple chocolate cupcakes into winning cupcakes with simple pretzel and candy game-time decorations.
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Caesar snack mix

Caesar Snack Mix

Tired of your plain old snacks? Looking to wow your guests at your next party? Then plan on serving Caesar snack mix.
Start your party out right! Caesar dressing adds the flavor wow to a cranberry, cashew crunchy Chex® cereal mix. Plan on making a lot as your party goers will gobble this up.
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Lorraines Memories: Valentine cards

Lorraines Memories: Valentine cards

Lorraine’s Memories invites you to join in on a Valentine card making class.
Lisa will take you through the making of three wonderful Valentine related cards. Learn how easy it can be to make a pop-up card, or to make paper roses. Come learn many techniques you will use over and over again in your other paper projects
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CraftFancy: Copic basics

CraftFancy: Copic Basics

Have you always wanted to learn how to use Copic markers? Do you want to know why everyone at CraftFancy truly LOVES these markers and can't rave about them enough? Then be sure to sign up for their Copic Basics class, and you too, will understand why everyone is so giddy about these markers!

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Boneless buffalo wings

Boneless Buffalo Wings

The Super Bowl is just a few days away and shopping for the big day is on your to-do list. Make sure you include all the ingredients for these Boneless Buffalo Wings to your grocery list. Your guests are going to love you for it.
Even though boneless Buffalo wings are made with healthy white-meat chicken, they are usually deep-fried and drenched in hot sauce laced with butter. The solution: chicken tenders are dredged in seasoned whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, pan-fried in only a small amount of oil and then drizzled with a tangy hot pepper sauce. With a fraction of the fat, calories and sodium, these boneless wings are reason enough to throw a party.
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