From The Chopping Block: Holiday Cookies and Treats

Thanksgiving is over, and now it’s time to get to holiday baking! This is the time of year it’s perfectly acceptable to bake batch after batch of cookies, bars and candy to celebrate the holiday season. Plus, it’s a bonus that your home will smellRead more

 

From The Chopping Block: Push Past Pie with Pumpkin

We’ve been cooking with pumpkin forever, it seems. In fact, did you know that there’s a version of Pumpkin Pie (called “Pompkin”) in America’s very first cookbook: Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery published in 1796? Check out the free version online, but you’ll probably want to skipRead more

 

From The Chopping Block: Get Ready for the Biggest Apple Fest Yet!

Nothing will get you more in the fall spirit than Apple Fest. The upcoming festival that celebrates all things apple in Lincoln Square has continued to grow over the years.

The 31st edition is now two days (Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7) with specialRead more

 

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Seasoned Salts Handmade by our Seasoned Chef

The Chopping Block is excited to launch a new line of products designed to help you flavor your food better. Our Owner/Chef Shelley Young  is creating handmade salt blends in Michigan now, and she has plans for more driedRead more

 

From the Chopping Block: Last Chance to Get your Kids Cooking this Summer

Our kitchens have been full of the sights, sounds and smells of young cooks hard at work and having fun this summer. The Chopping Block’s Kid and Teen summer cooking camps have been going strong since the beginning of June and will continue through August. ThisRead more

 

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Summer BBQ Bash

Everyone loves a backyard barbecue, especially when you don’t have to do any prep, cooking or clean up! That’s why you and the whole family should join The Chopping Block for our upcoming Summer BBQ Bash on Sunday, July 8 from 4pm-7pm. It willRead more

 

From the Chopping Block: Farmers’ Market Season is Here

It’s time to dust off your favorite farmers’ market tote, the season for shopping locally is finally here! This year, there’s something new at the Thursday evening market in Lincoln Square: chef demonstrations by The Chopping Block. We are excited to bring our cooking lessons rightRead more

 

The Chopping Block: Get Saucy

Any home cook worth their salt knows that a good sauce can turn a mediocre dish into a star. It’s how the chefs do it in the restaurants, right? But we’ve all also heard the stories about stocks simmering for days and sauces reducing forRead more

 

The Chopping Block: We’re Making Happy Hour Happier

Do you have a favorite watering hole in the neighborhood? With all of the great options available in Lincoln Square, chances are you do. But what if your dream neighborhood hangout had delicious snacks, unusual wines and the company of other food and wine lovingRead more

 

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Score with your Football Food

The Super Bowl is just around the corner. Do you have your playbook ready for your viewing party? Whether you are entertaining for a big group of fans or a small team, you'll want your snacks to score.

Finger foods areRead more