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<p>Paul Sassone</p>

Paul Sassone: Think about what Memorial Day means

Mommy on a Shoestring: Superhero recipes for any occasion

Grab your capes! It’s time to celebrate our favorite superheroes with delicious recipes courtesy of Matthew Mead, author of “The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook.”

Help Squad: 9 Tips to turn clutter into cash

In every household, “stuff” accumulates. The kids get older and outgrow clothing, toys and books. Styles change and women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry become outdated and...

<p>Love Essentially</p>

Love Essentially: 20 lies people tell themselves when it comes to dating

Let’s be honest. We all have a love hate relationship when it comes to dating. Great dates make us giddy and hopeful and inspired, but a string of bad dates can cause...

<p>Paul Sassone</p>

Paul Sassone: Wise men flee from perfume department

There is a place few men dare go. Not out of cowardice. And even though there are pretty women there, men shun it. It is a store’s perfume area — which, thanks to PBS I now know...

Randy Blaser

Blaser: Just say no to school food regulations

Bravo to Arlington Heights High School District 214, which last week told the federal government to take its meal subsidy and new regulations on what kids can eat at school and...

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Mother's Day: Readers share mom's best advice

Mother's Day is May 11 and we wanted to recognize all of the great moms out there. We asked readers to tell us how their moms shared love and advice with them.

Colt Cabana (right) throws Austin Roberts during a match. | File

Colt Cabana: ‘My education came from wrestling’

This issue, professional wrestler Colt Cabana (aka Deerfield native Scott Colton) agreed to be the Deerfield Review's guest editor.

Author Elizabeth Berg at home. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media

Author Elizabeth Berg talks Oak Park, theater and forthcoming book on George Sand

Best-selling author Elizabeth Berg (“Durable Goods,” “Tapestry of Fortunes”) is the Oak Leaves' guest editor, and she took the job seriously.

<p>Paul Sassone</p>

Paul Sassone: Plastic bag ban? Bit late for that

Talk about re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Chicago has, or is about to, ban the use of plastic grocery bags for ecological reasons.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired garden salad features crops grown on Wright's Taliesin property and was served at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park. | Photo by Melissa Elsmo

Food: Frank Lloyd Wright gardens inspire salad

A few weeks ago I found myself wandering through an artisan market in Michigan. While there, I discovered a vendor who sold nothing more than his handmade wooden spoons.

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