• Mounds Cake

    My favorite candy bar is Mounds. When I learned of this cake, I had to make it. It’s wonderful. The trouble is that one piece is probably equal to three Mounds bars. This is NOT a…

  • Brown Bread Muffins

    Friend Susan was hungry for Boston Brown Bread, you know, the kind that came in a can. She didn’t find it at the IGA, so she looked up a recipe and made her own. She says the muffins…

  • Karen’s Corner

    Peach Cobbler Using Bisquick I have to admit that this recipe is easy, but I must also admit that mine didn’t look like the photograph on FaceBook. The original recipe calls for all…

  • Almond-Cappuccino Brownies

    I clipped this recipe from a magazine at least 10 years ago. I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate bars, and it turned out to be a very flavorful brownie, but I’m not overly fond of almond…

  • Karen's Corner

    Taco Soup Cousin Gwen’s family likes this recipe so much, that they never make regular chili any more. 1-1/2 lbs of lean ground beef 1 envelope of Taco seasoning 1 envelope of Ranch…

  • Karen’s Corner

    I’m always looking for recipes to use up uneaten bananas. This is a good one. 1-1/2 C. sugar 1 C sour cream 1/2 C butter, softened 2 eggs 1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed 2 t vanilla…

STATE NEWS

Safety Belt Use in Illinois Reaches 95.2 Percent

Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn last week announced that the estimated safety belt usage rate for drivers and front-seat passengers in Illinois has reached an all-time…

Ruling puts Blagojevich back in spotlight

Could we once again hear former Gov. Rod Blagojevich recite poetry at a sentencing? See his well-coiffed hair bobbing on the witness stand? Relive those “f—— golden’”…

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