Category: Food

The fourth annual downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk Sunday brings together a nice group to help raise funds for 360 Youth Services. Jason Crane/The Voice

Naperville Chocolate Walk:

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Zesty Chicken Pizza

Ingredients 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust 1/2 cup Ranch-style salad dressing 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup chopped green onions 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon black pepper…...

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The Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Eola Community Center in Aurora provides good food and raises funds for the organization. Jason Crane/The Voice

Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

The Quad County Urban League’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Eola Community Center in Aurora provides good food and raises funds for the organization. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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East Aurora Band Booster breakfast Feb. 16 The East Aurora Band Boosters will hold on annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held in the cafeteria of East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Tickets are $5 in advance or…...

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Animal extinction for food ends with soy: Professor

Last of two parts The Independent newspaper in London, England published the following article written about professor Raj Patel, who stated: “Re-imagining a world with less stuff, but more joy is probably the way forward.” Here is part two of the role of industrial agriculture. The Independent published the following…...

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Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Ingredients 1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 2 cups milk 6 ounces shredded white Cheddar cheese 6 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs Directions…...

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Steve Tanda of St. Charles, right, displays his gold-colored soup pot as champion of a fish-soup cook-off by Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 Sunday, Feb. 3. The Norwegian-American social group held its first fiskesuppe, fish-soup contest, which attracted seven entries at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery. Auroran Al Bergh's fish stew won runner-up honors. The top chefs were voted in blind taste tests by lodge members. Contestants’ recipes will be published in a cookbook by the Norsk Museum in Norway, Ill., in the Fall. The cook-off continues a monthly cooking club sponsored by the lodge. Members prepare recipes in advance, or in the church kitchen for serving at a potluck luncheon. Al Benson/The Voice

Steve Tanda of St. Charles, champion of fish-soup cook-off by Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472

Steve Tanda of St. Charles, right, displays his gold-colored soup pot as champion of a fish-soup cook-off by Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472 Sunday, Feb. 3. The Norwegian-American social group held its first fiskesuppe, fish-soup contest, which attracted seven entries at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery. Auroran…...

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East Aurora Bank Booster breakfast Feb. 16 The East Aurora Band Boosters will hold on annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held in the cafeteria of East Aurora High School, 500 Tomcat Lane. Tickets are $5 in advance or…...

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Multi-Chamber Economic Outlook Luncheon Feb. 14

The 2019 Multi-Chamber Economic Outlook Luncheon and Business Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at Ashyana Banquets, 1620 75th Street, Downers Grove. The event will feature William Strauss, senior economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, as the speaker during the 11:55 a.m. lunch…....

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Taco Tater Tot Casserole

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (4 oz) can green chiles 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen corn 1 (12 ounce) can black beans, drained 1 (12 ounce) bag shredded Mexican cheese 1 (16 ounce) package…...

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Explorer Post 2535, Kiwanis Club of Oswego, breakfast Saturday, Feb. 2

The Oswego Police Explorer Post 2535 and the Kiwanis Club of Oswego will be hosts to their third annual pancake breakfast fundraiser at Oswego High School, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2. The all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will have a portion of the proceeds donated to Celebrate Differences, an Oswego…...

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City of Aurora’s African-American Heritage Advisory Board Annual Dinner, Awards, scholarships

The City of Aurora’s African-American Heritage Advisory Board (AAHAB) will be host to its 15th Annual Heritage Dinner Friday, Feb. 2 at Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.. The crowning event of Black History Month, this annual celebration will…...

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Barb Brungart of Aurora prepares lutefisk during a recent cooking class at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery. The class was at the monthly meeting of Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472, a Norwegian-American social group. Al Benson/The Voice

Preparing lutefisk

Barb Brungart of Aurora prepares lutefisk during a recent cooking class at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery. The class was at the monthly meeting of Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge 5-472, a Norwegian-American social group. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months...

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Champions of Hope to help Hesed The Eleventh Annual Champions of Hope Breakfast to Benefit Hesed House, the State of Illinois’ second largest homeless shelter serving the Fox Valley area, will be held at Pipers Banquets at 1295 Butterfield Road in Aurora, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb…....

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Cody Lorance of Endiro pours in more chili Saturday at Endiro in the Chili Bowl, sponsored by ELEMY. Seven restaurants competed. Endiro finished in first. Jason Crane/The Voice

Endiro Coffee in Aurora voted Crowd Favorite Chili at Second Annual ELEMY Chili Bowl to benefit World Relief DuPage/Aurora -Saturday, Jan. 19

Cody Lorance of Endiro pours in more chili Saturday at Endiro in the Chili Bowl, sponsored by ELEMY. Seven restaurants competed. Endiro finished in first. The winner of the Judge’s Choice trophy for 2019, is Craft Urban.  One-hundred percent of the ticket sales go to World Relief’s services for refugee and…...

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A taste, a sampling, a poetic portion on France, food, history

Imagine, if you can, that stone tools found at Chilhac, France indicate that pre-human ancestors may have been present in France at least 1.6 Million years ago. Think about that; 1.6 Million years ago! Think how short our lives are in comparison, even if we are granted 90 or 100…...

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Hamburger Potato Casserole

Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 3 cups thinly sliced potatoes 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar…...

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First Fridays will start the 2019 season with 10 months of art music and more activities in downtown Aurora

Hugging booth at First Fridays in downtown Aurora

After a month off, First Fridays is ready to burst with love February 1. A hugging booth, bunny art, Valentines, and tons of tunes will start the year of art, music, and more activities in downtown Aurora. Aurora Downtown will be host to a free pop up photo booth with…...

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Kiwanis Club Aurora bowling Feb. 1 Some have already made their excuses for their poor bowling to be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 for the Kiwanis Club of Aurora Project Eliminate Bowl-a-thon at Funway, Batavia, 1135 S. River Street. It’s going to be a fun…...

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ELEMY Chili Bowl to assist World Relief DuPage/Aurora

By Joel Frieders –  For the last four years or so, I’ve been working with my friend, Jeremy to build things. We started by building ELEMY (I’m JoEL, and he’s JerEMY) in 2016. Our motto right out of the gate was “building through buildings”. With Jeremy’s experience and brilliance in…...

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