251. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Honey Mustard & Rosemary Chicken

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 School is back in session and, although at first glance things seem easier to manage, they’re really not. While we’re adjusting to back to school schedules I thought a one-pan meal was a great idea. So this weeks Heinen’s 4PM Panic is Honey Mustard & Rosemary Chicken, packed with so much flavor you’ll want to bring the pan … Read more…

233. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

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 Avocados are on the short list of foods I can’t live without. We love them every way. Blended into smoothies, chopped into a salad, topped with a poached egg, in guacamole, of course, I’ve even blended avocados into brownies. Ok – truth – those didn’t go over well. I’m still working on that one. In … Read more…

226. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Steamed Clams with Tarragon

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 This week’s 4PM Panic recipe just may be the easiest one you’ll find. I wanted to make something that would remind me of my days at the shore.  A dish that could evoke simple summer afternoons filled with carefree timelessness, the feeling of sunshine on your skin and the briny scent of the sea air. … Read more…

220. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: BLT Pizza, Egg Optional!

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 Thanks to Heinen’s Grocery, I’ve just come up with another easy solution to help beat the 4PM Panic – you know – that time of day when your family’s hungry but dinner’s not even on your radar? I created this BLT Pizza recipe after a particularly busy day when I realized I had nothing planned … Read more…

212. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken

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 This weeks Heinen’s 4PM Panic recipe is one of my all-time favorites…Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken.  It’s great for a weekday with family or as a main dish for entertaining.  It’s easy but oh-so impressive.  Most cooks seem to have their four to six go-to recipes with slight variations. With our weekly menu ideas, hopefully you’ll feel … Read more…

174. Barrington Farmers Market Opens Thursday

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 The 15th season of Barrington’s Farmers Market opens this Thursday, June 25th!  The weekly markets will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays from June 25th through October 22nd and organizers have lined up an exciting list of vendors, entertainment and kids activities for this year’s season. This week’s featured vendors: Lainey’s Pawtique … Read more…

56. Northwest CASA’s Clothesline Project Awarded 2015 Power of the Purse Grant

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 The Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) has been named as the recipient of the 2015 “Power of the Purse” grant by the Barrington Area United Way. The $5,000 grant will be used to help fund CASA’s Clothesline Project, an international program designed to address the issue of violence against women. Barrington Area United Way … Read more…

20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich

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 It’s Menu Monday and time for this week’s look at a delicious menu item found at a Barrington area restaurant.  Today, I’m dreaming of an amazing sandwich you can only find at Barrington’s own Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering.  The 20+ year-old deli owned by Franco and Patti Bruno is tucked away on the east … Read more…

9. FuntasTech Tutors’ 8 Must-Have Apps for the New Year

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 The teen founders behind the local startup FuntasTech are promoting a special offer with their technology tutoring service for the new year. They’ve come up with a list of eight must-have apps to help with everything from organizing recipes to storing passwords, managing medicines and even keeping our memories sharp and diets on track in … Read more…

364. Cryin’ Side of Town Performing at Grassroots’ New Year’s Eve

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 “Trailer Park Tango” is this year’s New Year’s Eve party at Grassroots Clothing & General Store in Barrington with live music, BBQ, pizza and a champagne toast at midnight! The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31st.  At 9:30, David Prusina and The Cryin’ Side of Town band will take the stage. Known … Read more…