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Thanksgiving Favorites: 5 Easy Recipes You Can Add to Your Feast

Looking for some last minute ideas for your Thanksgiving feast? We asked our Chicago Lifers to share their favorite easy Thanksgiving recipes. Feel free to try these out and let us know what you think. 1. LOADED CHEESY MASHED POTATO BALLS Contributed by John Costa INGREDIENTS 4...
Chicago Botanic Garden, pumpkins growing in a garden

Enjoy a Beautiful Fall Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

One of the perks of living in Chicago’s north suburbs is enjoying the amazing gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden located in Glencoe, Illinois. The Botanic Garden is comprised of twenty-six unique gardens along with four natural areas. The gardens are situated on 385 acres and...

History of Halloween Dates Back to Early Sixteenth Century Ireland

“Halloween” is an modern interpretation of the phrase, “All Hallow’s Evening,” an annual celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31. It is the eve of the Western Christian observance of All Hallow’s Day. It initiates the time in the Christian...
Colorful Candy Corn for Halloween

Friday, October 30 is National Candy Corn Day

Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. More than 35 million pounds of this treat were produced in 2014. That’s almost nine billion pieces! The sweet kernel dates back to before the telephone and automobile...
Autumnal field with red tree

Refresh Your Design: Bring Autumn Colors Inside Your House

Now that Labor Day is over and school is back in session, it’s a good time to celebrate the coming of Autumn. September through mid October in Chicago is hallmarked by crisp breezes and a gorgeous flood of earthy colors. There is natural vibrancy and depth in the Autumnal...
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