Oreo Truffles Recipe

Another fun, roll-up-your-sleeves and get messy recipe. Makes 40 or so Oreo truffles Total Time: 30 minutes 1 package Oreo cookies, finely crushed package cream cheese (8 ounces) 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (12 ounces) 1. Mix most of the Oreo cookie crumbs and cream cheese together (save a few crumbs to sprinkle on top). […]

Haven for the Homeless

Amid the multi-million dollar houses that pepper the North Shore, it’s hard to remember that homelessness happens here.   But as Laura Sabino, executive director for The Lake County Haven, points out: Lake County has some of the wealthiest communities in the United States right next to some of the poorest. And that’s why a […]

Baby's First Wheels

Safe and practical cars for every teen.   The thought of your teen driving is enough to give you gray hair. Sure, the government says they’re old enough and they’ve passed the test … but still. The fear is there. So, even if your son or daughter wants a hot little Nissan GT-R or a […]

Running to Beat Breast Cancer

Somewhere around mile 6, the first pain set in. The heel, the calf, a small twinge in the knee. Plus, it was cold. And I couldn’t help it, the thought did enter my mind: Why am I doing this?   Then I see him. David. The first thing I noticed was that he’s tethered to […]

A Hybrid For Everyone

The angry ice blue light glared at me, silently telling me one simple thing: You’re doing it wrong.   In a frustrated huff, I immediately lessened my pressure on the gas pedal, and the light changed to a happy brilliant green. Much better. The message came through loud and clear. I have a bad habit […]