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Saturday, Jan 25, 2014

Weekend Web: Coding For Kids

Weekend Web: Coding For Kids

Fred Hoch from the Illinois Technology Association talks about a new push in Chicago to teach tech to the city's kids.

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Fit Club: Jumpstart Your Diet with Juicing

Fit Club: Jumpstart Your Diet with Juicing

NBC 5 Fit Club Coach Andrea Metcalf explains how to keep your resolution to lose weight and feel great.

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Adopt a Pet: January 11

Adopt a Pet: January 11

Andy Avalos introduces us to a small dog, and medium sized cat that are available for adoption at the Anti-Cruelty Society.

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014

Food for Thought: Losing Weight

Food for Thought: Losing Weight

Anthony Ponce and Emily Flores talk with Dr. Sandy Goldberg about tips for keeping your New Years' Resolution to lose weight.

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013

Make 2014 Your Best Fit Year So Far!

Make 2014 Your Best Fit Year So Far!

If you're ready to make healthy, lasting changes to live a healthier lifestyle in 2014, team up with NBC 5 Fit Club trainer Andrea Metcalf. She's spearheading The Chicago Achievers Project to gather 250 achievers committed to success! -Participants will be chosen by their stories and willingness to succeed -They will be pre-screened for medical conditions. -Must be at least 15 or more pounds overweight -Must attend all 4 Tuesday evening sessions in downtown Chicago or check in weekly with their advisor -Will be required to answer weekly questionnaires on their activities

Friday, Dec 27, 2013

Mint Mojito Cake for the Holidays

Mint Mojito Cake for the Holidays

Learn how to whip up a mint mojito cake for the holidays, courtesy of Philip Potempa , the food and entertainment columnist for the Times of Northwest Indiana. When he’s not writing for the times, Philip is farming Peppermint on his family farm. Mint Mojito Cake cake: 1 (18.25 ounce) white cake mix 1 cup club soda 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup rum 3 tablespoons rinsed, chopped, fresh spearmint or peppermint leaves 2 teaspoons grated lime zest 3 eggs whites glaze: 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup rum topping: 1 (8 ounce) carton of thawed, frozen nondairy whipped topping 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil extract 1 drop green food coloring Fresh spearmint or peppermint leaves for garnish * Heat oven to 350 degrees. * Spray bottom of a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. * Mix together all cake ingredients for 2 1/2 minutes using a medium setting on electric mixer. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool for 15 minutes. * While cake is baking, mix together all of the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and heat 2 more minutes stirring frequently. * Use a fork and poke holes into top of cake for every inch of cake surface. Pour glaze over cake. * Once cake is completely cool and set, fold peppermint oil into whipped topping. Lastly, add drop of green food coloring and swirl to make a green design while lightly frosting cake with topping. Garnish with leaves. * Makes 20 serving slices. - - from "Further From the Farm: Family Recipes and Memories of Lifetime" (2010 Pediment Press $29.95) by Philip Potempa

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013

Kiosk Allows Diners to Play Games, Pay Bills

Kiosk Allows Diners to Play Games, Pay Bills

Charlie Wojciechowski and Art Norman show us to Ziosk, a new computer kiosk for restaurant customers to use at their tables. They can order food and drinks on it, also pay their bill and play games.

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013

Fashion & Fiber: The Ultimate Knitting Event

Fashion & Fiber: The Ultimate Knitting Event

Meet the world's best knitters at Vogue Knitting Live . It's happening at the Palmer House Hilton downtown through Sunday. Mention you saw the segment and get half-price marketplace tickets or classes.

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013

Food for Thought: Lighten up Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Food for Thought: Lighten up Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Dr. Sandy Goldberg offers tips to swap out high-calorie ingredients for healthier options.

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013

Make Bacon Jam this Autumn!

Make Bacon Jam this Autumn!

Chef Micky Kerns of All Natural Chicago shows us how to prepare "Bacon Jam" a delicious summer treat!

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