Bing-le Bells

After seeing White Christmas at the Music Box's Annual Christmas Show this weekend with my family, I remembered how much Bing Crosby's holiday songs warm my heart this time of year. Of course the title song is great, but my favorite Bing Crosby song is his version of "Jingle Bells" performed with the Andrews Sisters. I challenge anyone to stay […]

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Sugar + Spice = Delicious Cookies

snowflake-shaped gingerbread cookies

The season of ugly sweaters, holiday parties, gingerbread house building competitions and cookie exchanges is upon us. We can always use a little inspiration that goes beyond traditional oatmeal raisin cookies and thumbprint cookies—or perhaps you're looking for a classic recipe reinvented? Or maybe sorting through mom's box of cookie recipes on flour-covered index cards isn't exactly […]

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Holiday Crafts and Decorations for Admirers and Crafters Alike

house and yard decorated with Christmas lights

Now that we're already into mid-December, lights and decorations are a regular sight in the city. If you like to admire decorations rather than put up your own, The Best Christmas Decorations in Chicagoland is the book for you. Not only do you get to see the best lights, you don't even have to go out in […]

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