Some of the most popular Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Valentine’s Day spots are booked weeks in advance, but for those looking for something a little more low-key, take pleasure in the romance-worthy recipes of local restaurants without leaving the comforts of your own home.
There’s something about January that evokes a craving for warm, hearty, and comforting food. Chef Thierry Lefeuvre of Froggy’s French Cafe opened up his recipe box and shared his secret for the perfect Beef Bourguignon.
Whether you’re entertaining grandchildren, your own children, or an army of your children’s friends, a gingerbread house party is a wonderful holiday tradition, says HGTV’s Monica Pedersen, whose handmade gingerbread house replica of the Deer Path Inn was featured recently in a holiday special on HGTV.
We asked our readers to send us their favorite holiday recipes—and they did. Here are some more of your favorites.
Here is a complete menu for your Thanksgiving feast—hand-picked from our readers’ own recipes.
There’s something about a warm bowl of soup and the cool autumn air that go hand in hand. Thanks to Forest & Bluff reader Lynn Walker, we have just the recipe to start the season of fall off right.
Tired of packing the same old peanut butter and jelly sandwich in your kids’ school lunch? Chef Maria O’Rourke of Lake Forest’s FoodLove Catering shares some healthy and delicious new alternatives to spice up lunchtime at school.
At the heart of summer, there’s nothing better than an icy cool treat. Sweet’s of Lake Forest shared their favorite recipe for a fruit-flavored smoothie you can make at home. (But if it’s too hot to cook in your kitchen, Sweet’s will make a smoothie to order for you every day of the week!)
Like it or not…we do have favorites. So when we asked 10 restaurants what their customers’ most favorite dishes of summer were, here’s what they had to say.