Rice Krispies treats get Halloween makeover for kids or adults

To be honest, I had no idea about Rice Krispies Treats. That is, I certainly knew of them, but I’d never made them. And I never knew just how delicious they could be.

Halloween treats don’t have to rot your kids’ teeth

Despite what the kids think, not all Halloween treats need to rot your teeth on contact.

Mini pumpkins good for risotto and decorating

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, ...

Planit 10: Things to do Oct. 16 to Oct. 23

Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions.

Hummus's unlikely pairing with chocolate makes nutritional holiday dip

Admittedly, it sounds like a Halloween trick. Chocolate hummus.

Cutting the sugar? Up the zest so you won’t notice

When it comes to sweets, I have a surprising trick up my sleeve. And the best part about it? It probably won’t cost you a penny because most ...

McHenry County area Go Guide for fall

Use our Go Guide to plan next week's events and beyond.

McHenry County Youth Orchestra commemorates 35 years of inspiring young musicians, community

CRYSTAL LAKE – Conductor Terry Foster motioned his baton as he guided the symphony ensemble through “Night on Bald Mountain,” emphasizing rh ...

Crystal Lake resident seeks meat-cutter title

There’s an art to cutting meat, and Gene Provenzano of Crystal Lake spends eight hours a day in a 35-degree freezer to master it.

MCDH: Health department monitoring Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history. It is larger then every previous outbreak combined.

Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This beef stew with chickpeas is an earthy ode to fall – beef cubes briefly sautéed golden brown with turmeric, then simmered in red wine, b ...

Country music star Jo Dee Messina brings feistiness, tour to Crystal Lake

There’s little doubt fans of country superstar Jo Dee Messina will enjoy her new album. That’s because they picked every song on it.

Halloween happenings in McHenry County and beyond

The following events are taking place for Halloween in the area. To list your event, visit PlanitNorthwest.com/forms/calendar.

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