Baking 101: Flour for Cookies

Do you want to bake some delicous chocaolate chip cookies but don't know where to start?  Well let the experts at Lou's Cookies help you out- beginning with the most important base ingredient in any cookie- the flour. Most of us are accustomed…
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Why you should still keep your pumpkins 🎃

Now that Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is over and winter is rapidly creeping up on us ( at least here in Chicago!!) you might be sick of eating so much pumpkin everything. Pumpkin bagels, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin drinks, the…
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How to Have the Sweetest Friendsgiving Ever

      The end of November for Americans is a very special time as we celebrate not only a historical moment in history but also the love of our families and friends.. and of course we celebrate FOOD. Delicious Food. But…
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Turmeric: Anti-Inflammatory Superfood

Need to spice up your life a little? Use some turmeric! (hehe) Turmeric is an amazing little orange root that originally comes from Southern Asia, traditionally used in cuisine, medicine, and spiritual rituals. It is at the top of all the…
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An Alternative Lifestyle: Lactose-Free

Yes, I am lactose intolerant. Yes, that means no pizza. or ice cream. No, it's not terrible. I still remember being forced to drink 3 glasses of milk everyday, " to keep my bones strong." I was a child with no food restrictions, eating a…
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I'm feelin' the beets 🎧

    Golden beets, red beets, candy cane beets, chioggia beets, purple beets, sugar beets, cylindra beets..... I could go on forever.... but I will just tell you now, I. LOVE. BEETS. I know beets have been popping up everywhere,…

**Kitchen Hack** How to Peel a Pomogrenate

Who knew peeling a pomegranate could be so difficult?! You slice it in half, it starts to bleed all over the place, you loose half of the seeds and before you know it you end up with 10 pomegranate seeds and a crime scene in your kitchen. So…
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Chicago Health-food MUSTS

  Chicago is known for its top restaurants and lavish cocktail bars and rooftops, but little would you guess that there are some great health-foodie spots. My favorite spots are hidden and spread throughout the city, serving wonders from…
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Healthy Benefits of Peanuts: Celebrate National Peanut *WEEK* !

Hey there! Since yesterday (September 13th) was National Peanut Day, here at Lou's we've decided to make it National Peanut week! So today I want to share a bit of interesting information on why you SHOULD eat peanuts and I'll follow up with…