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A photograph of a line of customers waiting to get into Insomnia Cookies during the stores grand opening PJ party.

Insomnia Cookies opens new location downtown DeKalb

By Bailey Eschbach and Kyron Lewis | January 30, 2022

DeKALB — Insomnia Cookies hosted its grand opening at the chain’s new location in downtown DeKalb, 203 E. Lincoln Highway, on Saturday. The chain is known for having warm, delicious cookies available late at night and offers a delivery service.  This...

A photograph of the new DeKalb location of late-night dessert shop Insomnia Cookies.

Insomnia Cookies grand opening set for Saturday

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 27, 2022

DeKALB — Insomnia Cookies will be having their grand opening downtown, 203 E. Lincoln Highway, on Saturday from noon to 1 a.m., with a pajama party at 8 p.m. Insomnia Cookies is a chain known for staying open late to deliver cookies and other treats...

Place small peanut butter cups on top of the melting snowman cookie like a hat. 

Snowman cookies stay frosty

By Katie Lavelle | December 3, 2013

Get into the winter spirit with melted snowman cookies.This cookie recipe is not only perfect for the holidays, but it is a great dessert to make that impresses friends and family.The ingredients needed are one roll of refrigerated sugar cookies, one...

Peppermint cocoa sweetens holidays

By Lauren Iverson | December 1, 2013

Homemade peppermint cocoa’s warm and minty taste makes for a wonderful December drink.The simple recipe only requires a few ingredients for creamy perfection: One or two chocolate bars, four candy canes, 2 cups of milk, marshmallows and whipped cream...

Cinnamon-maple? Smores? Yes, please

Cinnamon-maple? S’mores? Yes, please

By Scott Greenberg | November 25, 2013

S’mores are awesome. That’s pretty undebatable and not controversial. There’s a lovingly toasted marshmallow (or, if you’re lazy and adventurous like me, briefly flaming marshmallow), melted chocolate and a cracker originally designed to keep...

Devour pumpkin cheesecake mousse

By Patrick Pastrana | November 19, 2013

Dessert enthusiasts are getting closer to a healthier cheesecake. Low-carb cheesecake mousse is a cream-like pudding without the crust of normal cheesecakes. It’s simple and fast to make.In this recipe, the dish will serve 10 or more people, making...

Smore bites recipe

S’more bites recipe

By Katie Lavelle | October 14, 2013

Learn how to bake an easy s'more dessert. Song by The Spectacular Fantastic. 

Fall in Love with Pumpkin Cupcakes

By Aymie Telinski | September 30, 2013

Desserts taste significantly better knowing you made them. Fortunately, this fall cake/cupcake recipe isn’t a big time commitment.Consider this fun option of making frosting that adds a whole other level to the seasonal dessert.What you’ll need for...

Start your day off with a mug of pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Enjoy chili with a glass of Samuel Adams Oktoberfest for dinner, and for desert, a slice of pumpkin pie and an alcoholic apple cider.

Harvest these autumn dishes, drinks

By Kathryn Minniti | September 9, 2013

Fall is a great season because of its delicious food and drink options. Here are my favorite autumn dishes and beverages.ChiliThe first fall food would have to be chili. It can be made for dinner or as a game day meal.“I love everything about chili,”...

Local restaurant offers taste of the Middle East

By Kevin Bartelt | October 8, 2012

Sick of McDonalds? Want to eat somewhere different? Consider Mediterraneo Grill, 122 E. Lincoln Highway. This restaurant serves delicious, reasonably priced Middle Eastern cuisine. One of the best options has to be the chicken shawarma. It is Mediterranean...