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In an exclusive with The Balancing Act, Chef Ralph Pagano sits down with co-hosts Olga Villaverde and Julie Moran to share how his life has changed since being severely injured in a kitchen explosion in Bimini last June.

Chef Ralph, whose Quick Bytes segments have been a vital component of The Balancing Act for several years, shares how his priorities have changed and the lessons he learned since the near-fatal explosion. Given a second chance at life, Ralph has found a new understanding of the importance of family, and is learning that he wants to fit his career into his life, rather than fitting his life into his career.

Restaurant-Inspired Recipes with STAR Olive Oils and Vinegars

Chef Stuart O’Keeffe is back in The Balancing Act kitchen to offer a tantalizing taste of the Mediterranean, whipping up recipes with STAR olive oils and vinegars.

Backstage at Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years of Chicago The Musical

For our Broadway Balances America series, correspondent Amber Milt goes behind the scenes -- and actually makes a cameo in the show as one of the cell block girls!

Behind the Scenes on Broadway & Bistro-Inspired Recipes

Today on The Balancing Act, we go behind the scenes at Chicago The Musical and into the kitchen with Chef Stuart for some tantalizing Mediterranean recipes.