Daily Recipe: Grilled Hot Dogs with Mango Chutney and Red Onion Relish

Daily Recipe: Grilled Hot Dogs with Mango Chutney and Red Onion Relish

There's a hot dog stand across town that promises to stay true to the Chicago way of the dog. This means, they serve up frankfurters with no utensils, and if you ask for ketchup, you may be asked to leave. According to Chicago hot dog tradition, the red stuff ruins the pureness that is encased meat. We wonder if that means asking for Mango Chutney is out, too. Only one way to find out. Road trip anyone?

Daily Recipe: Chicken Gyros with Cucumber Salsa and Tsatsiki

Daily Recipe: Chicken Gyros with Cucumber Salsa and Tsatsiki

We haven't delved too deep into the world of the Greek foods here at WSi. For whatever reason, the delicacies haven't come up as often as, say, Thai food, Mexican dishes, and American classics. To remedy this, try a chicken gyro tonight. If you're scared to try something new, just think of it as a rolled sandwich with a light ranch sauce made from cucumber. Easy as that...

What is Student Loan Reform Doing in the Health Care Debate?

What is Student Loan Reform Doing in the Health Care Debate?

Regardless of your thoughts, the widely publicized Health Care Reform has hit more than a few snags on its long and winding journey. Fierce opposition, questionable new practices, and a great number not understanding exactly what the reform entails have held it up quite a bit. Is the addition of the Student Loan Reform to the bill the tipping point or a last ditch effort?

Daily Recipe: Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

Daily Recipe: Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

Sometimes there needs to be no rhyme or reason behind what to have for dinner. Sitting at the desk today, something about tostadas just seemed to hit us just right. A simple search of one of our favorite foodie sites yielded one heck of a recipe. It's like they read our minds. Creepy.

Reason enough to live in Colorado Springs: health care professionals eligible to receive up to $105,000 to pay off student loans

Reason enough to live in Colorado Springs: health care professionals eligible to receive up to $105,000 to pay off student loans

Aside from the beautiful scenery, open spaces, and accessibility to the Rocky Mountains, there seems to be a new reason Colorado Springs is a place to call home. The state health care professional loan repayment program is now saying that if a professional is employed in an outpatient practice with a staffing shortage for 'X' amount of time, student loan repayment may be in order.

Daily Recipe: Handy-Pasto - Antipasto Pizza

Daily Recipe: Handy-Pasto - Antipasto Pizza

A few nights back, we went out for pizza. However, by the time the actual pie came, we had filled up on the appetizer: a heaping antipasto plate. Regardless of how amazing the leftover slices were the next day, wouldn't combining the two dishes be the ideal remedy for this problem? Definitely.

A light at the end of the tunnel: Employers ramp up hiring in early 2010

A light at the end of the tunnel: Employers ramp up hiring in early 2010

As we are still reeling from the recession and holding tight to every red cent in our pockets, small signs are coming here and there that there just might be an end in sight. As people gain more faith in the economy and as employers begin to hire more, spirits are lifting as we hope to see that light at the end of the tunnel.

Daily Recipe: Scrambled Egg Pasta

Daily Recipe: Scrambled Egg Pasta

We'll admit that at first, the name of this recipe was a complete turn off. Scrambled egg pasta? Really? Yikes. But after analyzing the ingredients and seeing bacon on the list, our minds quickly changed. If you're feeling up to trying something new and with a taste that has the potential to be out of this world, try this one. Now, is ketchup or marinara sauce the dip of choice?

Daily Recipe: Chicken Apple Sausage Frittata

Daily Recipe: Chicken Apple Sausage Frittata

It's Friday, and that means another work week has come to an end. Already, 2010 is flying by at the same speed as 2009. Time to start laying out the Halloween costume if it keeps up at this rate. But if everything seems rushed and like life's going by too fast, take a breath this weekend, spend some quality time with loved ones, and treat them to an outstanding breakfast akin to this frittata.

Doc Hollywood 2: Sweden names Michael J. Fox honorary doctor

Doc Hollywood 2: Sweden names Michael J. Fox honorary doctor

It has nothing to do with Michael J. Fox's superb performance in the 1991 blockbuster, Doc Hollywood, but it seems he has another chance to play doctor. Sweden's Karolinska institute has given the critically acclaimed actor and Parkinson's disease awareness raiser the title of honorary doctor. Perhaps this will inspire a sequel. If not, it's still quite an honor.

Daily Recipe: Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage Pizza

Daily Recipe: Corned-Beef-and-Cabbage Pizza

With Saint Patrick's day right around the corner (March 17), we thought it best to brush up on your Irish cooking skills. While Corned Beef and Cabbage are traditional fare, the pizza twist makes it look all the more appetizing. We're all a little Irish come the 17th, right? Might as well partake in the festivities.

Seizures mishandled by TV Medical Dramas

Seizures mishandled by TV Medical Dramas

"Don't believe everything you see on TV." You've heard that before and for the most part it's true. Medical dramas are under scrutiny now for misrepresenting and mishandling seizures. While Dr. House may make the medical profession look like a series of quips and one-off loose cannon antics, the cases they deal with are all too real for some people in real life.

Daily Recipe: Rick Bayless Chili Rellenos

Daily Recipe: Rick Bayless Chili Rellenos

Celebrity chefs make it look so easy, don't they? The comedian, Brian Regan, has a bit about cooking shows and how he could, too, be a top chef if everything was laid out nicely before he started cooking a meal. While we may not be making any Food Network appearances anytime soon (unless it's in the background of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), Rick Bayless wants you to think you're capable of making his signature chili rellenos at home.

A cure for the dreaded peanut allergy?

A cure for the dreaded peanut allergy?

The warnings are abundant, especially in schools today: "Food brought in may not contain peanuts." The allergic reaction to the nut is particularly severe, prompting such safety precautions. However, new tests being done may just yield a cure to the allergy.

Daily Recipe: Pizza Arizona

Daily Recipe: Pizza Arizona

It's March 1st already. With the way this year is flying by, we'll be making Christmas lists before we know what's going on. But before that, let's end this Winter with a bang and welcome the oncoming Spring, enjoying the present. To rev up for the warmer months, we thought it a good plan to offer a more Spring-time friendly dish to get you excited.

Daily Recipe: Tapas-Style Pepper-Steak "Parfaits"

Daily Recipe: Tapas-Style Pepper-Steak "Parfaits"

Denver is celebrating another round of restaurant week which means that a good number of high-end eateries are offering a special menu at the low price of $52.80 for a meal for two. Why that price? Denver is a mile above sea-level, which is 5,280 feet. Get it? Good. More than a few restaurants specialize in the hugely popular tapas-style menu. But if you can't make it out to anywhere for whatever reason, recreate some of the smaller dishes right in your very own kitchen. There, $52.80 saved.

Daily Recipe: Colombian Chicken Soup

Daily Recipe: Colombian Chicken Soup

It seems like more than half the people around here are sick with some seasonal ailment. Whether it's a slight cold, some nausea, a full-fledged case of the flu, or simple fatigue, this time of year is ripe for illness. And with the snow looming in tonight's forecast, what sounds better than a bowl of hot chicken soup? And who knows soup better than Emeril Legasse? Well, someone may, but do they say, "Bam!"? We didn't think so.