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A Scandinavian combination of meatballs, potatoes, and lingonberries will encourage guests to linger at the holiday table. more

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Sweet Cherry and Brown Sugar Brisket

Melissa Elsmo

As an impressionable teenager I was an avid babysitter and one of my favorite families would invite me to participate in their annual Hanukkah celebration. more

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Make the most of your waning Thanksgiving leftovers with this recipe more

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This hot dish is the ideal way to use up an array of Thanksgiving leftovers more

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Instructions to create a delicious turkey platter to share with your loved ones. more

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Melissa Elsmo

Welcome the holiday season with a cocktail made from fresh cranberry sauce, orange and rosemary more

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Melissa Elsmo

Bring flavor to your table on November 3rd with nine sandwich options more

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Melissa Elsmo

Make this meatless French-Vietnamese inspired sandwich a part of your rotation more

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Melissa Elsmo

Use farm fresh eggs and high quality sausage in this non-traditional brunch item. more

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Melissa Elsmo

A dumpling recipe designed to bring an eerie elegance to your Halloween table more

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Insider tips for navigating the final farmers market of the season on 10/27 more

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Melissa Elsmo

Who says a little lobotomy can’t make for a delectable Halloween dish? more

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Insider tips for navigating the 10/20 market more

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Dabbling on the dark side of holidays isn’t something that should be solely reserved for candy craving children. more

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Melissa Elsmo

This unique chili features both pumpkin and chocolate making it the perfect Halloween supper offering. more

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Insider tips for navigating the 10/13 market more

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Melissa Elsmo

Open the Oak Park Eats recipe box and get your fix for National Taco Day more

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Insider tips for navigating the 10/6 farmers market more

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Melissa Elsmo

Whip up a batch of these breakfast tacos featuring Mexican chorizo and eggs more

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Insider tips for navigating the 9/29 farmers market more

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