To make the most of the season, check out a few spots around the state for prime foliage-spotting.
How do they do that? How do leaves that have been green all summer transform to red, yellow, gold or orange in the autumn?
Many people think popcorn, sweet corn and field corn are on in the same – but they’re not. Learn more about popcorn in celebration of National Popcorn Poppin’ Month in October. These recipes include Espresso Popcorn, Sweet and Hot Popcorn, Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters, Cranberry-Orange Caramel Popcorn and more.
This eatery thrives on serving up Springfield, Illinois’ culinary claim to fame – the horseshoe.
Memories and goodness are pressed with apple treat.
Make your own scarecrow at Illinois’ St. Charles Scarecrow Festival October 7-9.
Whether you’re sticking it on a skewer, a bun, on a plate of pasta, or cooking it on a plank, these flavorful seafood recipes make for a perfect summer dinner. Try your hand at plank cooking with Cedar-Plank Roasted Salmon, substitute that hamburger with a grilled thai tuna patty, and enjoy your delicious shrimp glazed or tossed with pasta.
Potato salads, deviled eggs, baked beans and more recipes perfect for your next potluck or family reunion.
Take advantage of the season’s bounty of green, red and orange fruits and vegetables, and you’ll realize benefits beyond simple and fast preparation.
Our tailgating recipes – including apple-themed variations on pizza, baked beans and fall-themed salad – win with great taste and good health.
From Chocolate Fried Pies to Key Lime Cake, these sweets hit the spot.
Indulge in the fresh tastes of the garden with delicious salads like Napa Cabbage Salad, Zucchini, Corn and Tomato Salad, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, and Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Smell the aroma of apple butter at the DeWitt County Museum Association’s Apple N’ Pork Festival.
WineCrisp, a newly developed variety of dessert apple, has been in the making for more than 20 years by plant breeders from three universities, Rutgers, Purdue and the University of Illinois.
For a weekend of wining and dining, complete with art, music and theater, head to the Illinois Wine and Art Festival.
Pick out the perfect pumpkin at an Illinois farm.
Enjoy a true taste of the South at the Golconda Shrimp Festival in September.
Celebrate this fall-harvested fruit with flavorful recipes for Pear Cranberry Chutney, Arugula and Pear Salad With Pine-Nut Crusted Goat Cheese, French Green Bean Salad With Pears and Parmesan, and Caramelized Pear Tarts.