Q: Your unvaccinated family members promised to keep wearing masks and taking precautions. Is it rude to make sure they’re following precautions?
A: Data suggests that fully vaccinated people can resume normal ...Read more
Now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening, I thought I would pick out a wine to help celebrate our newfound freedom.
Unshackled cabernet from the Prisoner Wine Co. of Napa Valley, California, is the perfect wine to ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Graced with funky midcentury modern lamps, crushed velvet furnishings and African-inspired hand-painted murals, the downtown Los Angeles loft of Adrien Beard proves his assertion that "creativity is the ...Read more
We all love our dogs, and we want to be able to give them an occasional treat. You may think that feeding your dog the foods you enjoy most is OK, but you might actually be hurting him more than you are rewarding him.
Hot Pepper Succotash is a spicy, quick version of an American staple that is simple to make and fun to eat. A dry rub gives a sweet, spicy crust to the pork. The heat is up to you. The recipe calls for 1/8 teaspoon cayenne...Read more
Soft pretzels dipped into hot cheese are one of the most blissful snack combinations. Now the folks at Snyder’s do the hard part for you (not that it was ever hard) by sandwiching cheddar cheese spread between two small-...Read more
Early summer proves the perfect time to cook a batch of homemade tomato ketchup, whirl up fresh mayonnaise and enhance everything with fresh herbs.
This summer, I am customizing my condiment selection to keep the weekly ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS — "Foraging, in my mind, isn't just an act — it's a mind-set and a healthy way of life," writes Alan Bergo in "The Forager Chef's Book of Flora" (Chelsea Green Publishing, $34.95). "It's about the ...Read more
Last Friday, Earl Bunting welcomed visitors to his Limington, Maine, orchard for “pick your own” strawberry season. “We opened at 7 a.m.,” says Bunting, “and when we opened, our parking lot was full.”
Is there anything more wonderful than strawberry season?
The crop has started to come in at local farms and if you're like me, the race is on to eat and preserve as many of these sweet and luscious berries as possible in ...Read more
CHICAGO — This story of happenstance involves a 101-year-old Chicago sausage maker, an 84-year-old local Italian deli and Home Depot.
It’s a story that could take place only in Chicago, and it’s the kind of story ...Read more
As a rough estimate, I’d say I have about 200 cookbooks at home.
Also as a rough estimate, I’d say I make a total of about 201 recipes from them.
I don’t understand myself.
It’s one thing to have favorites. ...Read more
PITTSBURGH — After 30 years of work, Marianne Kramer was pleased with her backyard garden in McCandless, Pennsylvania. She had carefully planted perennials and annuals in beds around mature trees and shrubs and a ...Read more
Secretly, I feel like a genius when I discover a secondary use for this or that -- in case I run out of this but have plenty of that. Like using a paper coffee filter to wash a glass top or mirror when I'm in a pinch for ...Read more
NORFOLK, Va. — Cayla Harper’s two jobs require her to keep her cool. She interacts with the public, helping people in distress, even saving lives as she splits her summer weeks between working as a firefighter/medic ...Read more
Champ, one of the Bidens' two German shepherds, died Saturday, June 19, at the first family’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, after months of his health declining, the president said. He was 13.
“We love our sweet, good...Read more
Well-decorated rooms depend on a sharp sense of order, but living in a clutter-free environment requires a mastery of organization. Stylish staging can combat the "Ooh, I've got too much stuff!" shriek. Making life look ...Read more
(UPI) A New York dog who fled from a sitter in Manhattan was found seven days later in Queens after crossing between the boroughs via the Queens Midtown Tunnel.
Heather Angus said Indie, a dog rescued three months ago ...Read more
This is a story about a good dog. A lake dog, to be specific.
His name was Cooper. I introduced the world to him back in 2016 after a family trip to Great Bear Lake in Michigan. We rented a place on the lake and soon met ...Read more
Prospective home sellers who sat tight as U.S. prices climbed higher and faster than ever during the pandemic are finally emerging to cash out, a step toward easing a dire shortage in the frenzied housing market.
The ...Read more
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