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Watch Your Calories This Pie Season

by Maryann Pisano on November 16, 2014

After a large, Thankgiving dinner, a hefty piece of pie hits the spot.  But, be weary of the calorie bombs that they can be!  Watch your calories with this chart this holiday season: Cheesecake 256.8 Calories Apple Pie 296.3 Calories Banana Pie 230.9 Calories Blueberry Pie 290 Calories Cherry Pie 304.2 Calories Chocolate Creme 301 […]

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Out For Hours Continues to Rock to the Top

by Maryann Pisano on November 15, 2014

Where did all of you grow up and go to school? Frank–  I grew up in Riverside.  I went to Riverside Brookfield High School.  I went to ISU and I graduated in 2002.  And then I headed back this way! Chris—I am a Riverside Brookfield High School graduate.  I went to Purdue University. Adam—I went […]

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How did you get cast for Real Housewives of New Jersey? They approached me!  I was doing a lot of acting jobs.  I just had my name out there, and I was friends with Melissa.  I think [producers] were doing a little research, and they approached me.  It was a whirlwind after that.  It went […]

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Did you know…? #VeteransDay

November 11, 2014
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Did you know…? There are 22 million war veterans in the United States Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day Alvin J. King first proposed that Armistice Day be renamed Veterans Day Veterans Day officially acquired its current name in 1954 The Poppy flower is a symbol of Veterans Day Abraham Lincoln said:  ”To […]

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The Sandwich King’s Jeff Mauro: Chicago Kid to Food Network Star

November 10, 2014
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Where did you grow up and go to school? I was born in Chicago, and grew up in Galewood. I attended St. Vincent’s.  My family moved to River Forest, and I attended Oak Park River Forest High School.  If you want to be a performer in the arts, OPRF is a great school. Where did […]

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Enjoy a Thanksgiving Cocktail: Hard Cider Sangria

November 5, 2014
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1 cup quartered and thinly sliced unpeeled green, yellow and red apples 1 navel orange—quartered and thinly sliced crosswise 1 cup apple juice, chilled 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup apple brandy One 22-ounce bottle hard apple cider, chilled Ice In a pitcher, combine the apples with the orange, apple juice, lemon juice and […]

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How to Land “The One”

November 4, 2014
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During our 20′s life can get a bit tricky.  When we’re growing up, we do everything with our friends:  we get our license, we go to prom, we graduate high school, and we begin college.  But what about after college?  Some people move across the country, some people stay home, some people get married, and […]

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You Know You Went to High School in the 2000′s When…

November 3, 2014
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You wore ripped and ruffled Abercrombie skirts:       You had a sweet MySpace profile with all the bells and whistles. You jammed to all these CDs:   You wore a HUGE poofy prom dress. You liked emo boys that looked like this: They listened to: You texted on this phone: Before the Kardashians, […]

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The Origin of the Salem Witch Trials

October 26, 2014
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The Salem witch Trials began in the spring of 1692.  A group of young girls in Salem Village, Mass., claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft.  People within Salem became hysteric with fear, and the first convicted “witch” Bridget Bishop, was hanged that June.  After Bishop, eighteen others […]

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

October 25, 2014
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Cream Cheese Filling: 8 ounce package (227 grams) full fat cream cheese, room temperature 1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar 1large egg Pumpkin Bread: 3 1/2 cups (450 grams) all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves (optional) […]

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