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364. Barrington Family Recipe Contest Winners REVEALED!

The vote was extremely close but our readers have had the final say and chosen the top three winners in our first Barrington Family Recipes Contest at  Close to 1,500 votes were cast over the weekend and it was extremely close, but the first place winner who received 35% of the votes cast is  … Read more

Barrington Family Recipes Contest, 2013

363. Vote for Your Favorite Barrington Family Recipe

All of the entries are in and the time has come to select our 2013 Barrington Family Recipes contest winners! On the line are SEVEN generous gift card prizes from Heinen’s grocery store in Barrington and there are seven recipes in our contest so everyone will be a winner! But we do have to choose … Read more

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361. Barrington Family Recipes: Nana’s Minestrone Soup

We have one more reader-submitted recipe to share for our Barrington Family Recipes contest and we saved this one for last because it’s a reminder of how much we love and miss family members who are no longer here to celebrate Christmas with us. Paula Voska from one of the two families that own ZaZa’s … Read more

Jason Richards' dad inspired his love for cooking

359. Family Recipes Contest: Jay’s Creamy Gaaahlic Reds

I’ve had some fun in the kitchen today preparing dishes for Christmas Eve and tomorrow’s Christmas Day feasts.  With my 5-year-old daughter Grace by my side, I was reminded of this next recipe submitted in our Barrington Family Recipes Contest.  Jason Richards lives in the Village of Barrington and he says he inherited his love … Read more

John Julian's "Roll-Up Pancakes"

358. Recipes Contest: Julian Family’s “Roll-up Pancakes”

Barrington attorney and father of three, John Julian, has a special skill in the kitchen.  Turns out, he’s a master at making crepes!  (Who knew?) Over the years, the process has become a favorite Julian family activity and, today, John is sharing his crepes recipe with us for our Barrington Family Recipes contest. We’ve been … Read more

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356. Family Recipes Contest: Karen Russell’s Reunion Cake

With Christmas just days away, chances are you’re planning to reunite with loved ones you haven’t seen in a while.  So it’s the perfect time to share Karen Russell’s Reunion Cake, a recipe she learned from her Aunt Emiline and shared with us for our Barrington Family Recipes Contest.  Karen, by the way, is an artist … Read more

Michelle Van Loon's Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives

352. Family Recipes: Michelle Van Loon’s Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives

The star of our family dinner tonight is one of the latest entries we received in our Barrington Family Recipes contest. This one is called Michelle Van Loon’s Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives and our house is filled with the most delicious aromas after cooking this dish.  With garlic, olives, raisins and cinnamon tucked … Read more

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327. Tasty Tuesday Inspires New Family Recipes in Barrington

The Tasty Tuesday initiative in Barrington 220 elementary schools is inspiring parents to incorporate the featured ingredient of the month into more of their recipes at home.  I know our family will be preparing more meals in the weeks ahead with Clementines, December’s Tasty Tuesday featured food of the month.  As part of the Tasty … Read more

Christine Stofan's Irish Soda Bread - Photographed by Sally Roeckell

324. Family Recipes: Christine Stofan’s Irish Soda Bread

I’ve always wanted to make homemade Irish Soda Bread and finally found a recipe I’m going to try thanks to a reader taking part in our Family Recipes contest here at  This is not just any ordinary Irish Soda Bread.  Oh no.  This is Christine Stofan’s Irish Soda Bread and it’s a holiday favorite … Read more

"Good Eats with Gaul" host Alex Gaul Profiles Meatheads Burgers in Barrington

315. “Good Eats with Gaul” Goes Behind the Scenes at Meatheads Burgers

Barrington High School Freshman, Alex Gaul, is the personality behind a new video series about dining in Barrington called “Good Eats with Gaul”. Alex produced, hosted and just debuted the first video as an assignment for BHS-TV and takes us behind the scenes to talk with the chef as he cooks up a diner favorite … Read more