We’ve always believed that baking should be fun, with the best recipes being both entertaining to prepare and delicious to eat.
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With frigid temperatures outside, one of the coziest places to be is in a warm, sweet-smelling kitchen baking, baking, baking. Especially on Sundays, when the game-of-the-week is on. I’m much too fidgety to couch-sit for hours, so I half-listen to the television and bake.
Cabin fever is taking hold across a huge chunk of the country these days.
Tablets, computers and e-readers provide a convenient way to read the news, but a good, old fashioned, printed newspaper offers a wonderful resource for all sorts of recycled creations.
Rodents are a lot like us; they want a nice warm, dry place to live.
A few weeks ago I bought a new set of sheets. Now I can’t bring myself to get rid of the bag.
When Morgan Spenla in San Diego was done looking at a dark hole in her white brick fireplace — a fireplace that didn’t work — she decided it was time for a do-over.
BALTIMORE — Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
The sandy beaches, lush forests, calm lakes and abundant wildlife of Western Washington make it an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Dear Abby: My 13-year-old daughter, “Lizzie,” continues to talk to a 14-year-old boy who is very controlling and abusive to her. I made her stop talking to him, took away her cellphone privileges, and tried to show her how wrong he was for her and that she was going to wind up very hurt.
MIAMI — Last summer Ted D’Esposito, a retired charter fishing boat captain, wasn’t feeling right. He was short of breath and his energy level was way down. He noticed a burning sensation on the back of his throat.
PHILADELPHIA — And now, from the department of vital information that it never occurred to you to think about, we bring you earwax odor.
Southern food is oh-so-good, but it can be oh-so-unhealthful as well.
In this age of fresh and local, canned foods are so far out of fashion that it sometimes seems as if they hide their heads when you walk past them in the grocery store. In some cases, this is valid: Who still buys canned peas or asparagus? But in others, it’s nothing but shortsighted snobbery on our part. What is more delicious than a really good canned sardine?