Mike Filippone of The Vollrath Company explains how Induction Cooking Technology uses magnetic energy to create and channel clean and effective heat-energy.
Vollrath Induction Ranges are in stock and available at Schweppe, Inc. in Lombard, IL! Professional Kitchenware for life!
The sheer amount of information out there on dieting is dizzying. If it’s not a friend or relative, it’s a colleague at work that has the next best thing for you to incorporate in your diet. Forget the fads and “lose weight in days” gimmicks and learn about 10 proven, time-tested diet tips.
1. Drink water. It’s as simple as that. Water fills you up. Furthermore, when you think you’re hungry, you may just be dehydrated.
2. Lay off sugar in the A.M. Sugar spikes blood sugar resulting in a crash that prompts you to eat again. Replace sugar with protein (try eggs) in the morning to fill you up till lunch time.
3. Get to bed at a reasonable hour. One study has shown that those who stay up past 2:00 a.m. are likely to eat 248 more calories a day than those who go to bed earlier.
4. Stop eating around 8:00 p.m. You’re not burning off a lot of those calories you consume—through movement, exercise, etc.— close to bed time.
5. Eat more often—like six times a day. Eat fewer calories than you burn in each sitting. Starving yourself will only result in big meals that will ultimately undue your sacrifice of not eating. And dinner should be your last meal.
6. Hot sauce=weight loss. Really? Yes, really. Hot sauce raises your body temperature which burns calories. Also, the spiciness can stimulate taste buds leaving you with a feeling of satisfaction resulting in less consumption.
7. Fend off sweets cravings with a jawbreaker. OK, it doesn’t have to be a jawbreaker, per se, just a small hard piece of candy that you can suck on giving you a continuous burst of sweetness with few calories.
8. TV and eating should be mutually exclusive. Studies have shown time after time that you’re prone to eat more when you’re snacking and watching your favorite sitcom.
9. Write down everything you eat. It may seem laborious at first to document everything you eat, but you’ll be forced to confront some hard truths about your current diet.
10. Use smaller dishware at home. It sound silly, but the psychological effect produces real results. Portions look much larger on smaller plates.
Some of these tips might be easier to follow than others. Regardless, pick a few to follow and see how it goes. Use trial and error to figure out which work best for you in terms of long-term results.
Here are 10 great fall destinations that you can enjoy in a day. They range from rugged adventures that require hiking boots, to phone-it-in trips that still allow you to truthfully tell your coworkers on Monday that you were exploring nature (leave out the “from your car” part).
1. Buffalo Rock State Park
With a Lewis and Clark ambiance, Buffalo Rock State Park features a promontory with a magnificent sweeping view of the Illinois River. This 298-acre park has long been a favorite picnic area, as well as a nature lovers’ delight.
2. Starved Rock State Park
Looking for something a little less rustic? This park offers guests the opportunity to do everything from dining to shopping to hiking miles of well-marked trails through canyons and waterfalls.
3. Illinois & Michigan Canal Trail
Looking for something really rustic? History buffs, nature lovers and sportsmen can enjoy the sights and sounds of the 96-mile route along the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Along its banks are numerous state parks, restored historical sites, and an abundance of wildlife and distinctive landscapes, ranging from bluffs to rolling hills. So where do you start…
4. Channahon State Park
Here. With 61 miles of trail and excellent scenery, this park is a great starting point for a day on the Illinois & Michigan trail.
5. Chain O’ Lakes State Park
OK, we’ve all been here, but it never gets old. This is a water-oriented recreation area that’s great for boaters, anglers, and skiers.
6. Des Plaines Fish and Wildlife Area
Close by, but still a relaxing getaway. This acreage features a tranquil setting of flowing rivers, natural prairie, farmland, woodland, swamp, still water, and shoreline—excellent for both nature lovers and sportsmen.
7. Illinois Beach State Park
Into canoodling? Enjoy a romantic 6.5 mile stroll along some of the Midwest’s most scenic Lake Michigan beaches. The park has the only remaining beach ridge shoreline left in Illinois.
8. Kankakee River State Park
It’s officially nice. The naturally channeled Kankakee River is listed on the Federal Clean Streams Register. This park offers an unspoiled setting for anglers, canoeists, hunters, campers, hikers, bicyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts.
9. Moraine Hills State Park
Need a break from flat? From angling to hiking, from discovering rare plants to observing migratory waterfowl, Moraine Hills State Park has it all. The Fox River’s McHenry Dam is on the park’s western border.
10. The Morton Arboretum
Not into rustic at all, don’t have the whole day, obsessed with your smart phone, and don’t even want to get out of the car? Don’t forget this gem of scenic walking, biking, and automobile trails and roads.
If you’ve been following the Barone’s saga, you might have noticed that the words “customer service” came up a few times. Here are a few more.
“It’s their expertise and their customer service,” said James Willsey, Barone’s general manager. “They are competitive on their pricing. We just went there to get a deep fat fryer last week. I was in and out of there in 10 minutes with exactly what I needed in my truck. I couldn’t do that in most places. I would definitely recommend Schweppe to others and I have. We’re very happy. It’s been a long and mutually satisfying relationship for both of us.”
“The Willseys are really, really nice people that run one of the great family restaurants in the Western Suburbs,” Schweppe patriarch Ralph Schweppe said. “They are a truly valued customer and I hope that we’ve been able to have some role in their success.”
The bottom line? Eat at Barone’s on your way home from shopping at Schweppe.