Rightly or wrongly, when most Americans think of wine country -- a vague term at best -- they mean the Napa Valley and neighboring Sonoma County an hour north of San Francisco. The region embodies the good life.
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The author of "Real Food Heals: Eat to Feel Younger and Stronger Every Day" (Avery, $35), Seamus Mullen was also a finalist on the Food Network series, "The Next Iron Chef." Based out of Brooklyn, New York, Mullen has been...Read more
(UPI) A Florida dog grooming business took on a late-night emergency when a dog was found at a roadside with mats so bad they formed a "mummified cast" over his body.
BGE Grooming in Oviedo said on its Facebook page that ...Read more
I have a long list of reader questions that I'd intended to answer today. But I got so taken away with Sandy's question, I used up all the space! I promise to get to the rest of the list really soon.
Dear Mary: Can I use ...Read more
Wallpaper is one of those interior finishes that goes in and out of favor depending on the current trends. It has been around since the 1700s, although there is evidence that ornamental paper was used on walls in both ...Read more
I was craving a trip to Paris. It had been a couple of decades since we lived there, and we wanted to return to reminisce and celebrate a birthday. So why not recreate our past by finding an apartment so I could cook when ...Read more
Penny Properties 101 for DummiesTracy Phillips
If you always wanted to get into real estate investing but did not have the money. This book will show you how to do it.
This book shows you how to negotiate the best possible terms with the real estate owned (or REO) department of a bank or lender, including ...
This vegetarian chili has a fragrant touch of cinnamon for added flavor. Let diners top it with whatever suits their taste.
Four-Bean & Pumpkin Chili
Serving Size: About 1 1/2 cups
Active Time: 45 minutes
If you know me well, you know that I love planning holiday menus. Halloween is no exception in the Batali household, and this year I'm going for a festive dish that's as equally elegant as it is "spooky." I'...Read more
Dear Mr. Dad: I read your column on grammar mistakes, and I honestly don't know what the big deal is. You're obviously an elitist snob, so it makes a difference to you. But, what about the rest of us? Why should we care?
Q. My wife is trying to get me to pay for all the divorce costs. We were married for two years. The wedding ring from our marriage is a family heirloom from my mother's side. I think my wife and I should split the cost of ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The deadly wildfires that roared through Sonoma and Napa counties last week, destroying thousands of homes, might also scorch the Bay Area's already brutal housing market for months or years to come, ...Read more
NEW YORK -- An ambitious plan by Jared Kushner's family to recast its indebted Fifth Avenue office building as a luxury architectural trophy is collapsing, setting off a chain of events that may imperil the Kushners' ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Firing hundreds of workers all at once is rare, at least in the auto industry. But Tesla Inc. does things differently.
Word leaked out Friday that the electric car, battery and solar roof company had bulk...Read more
I think you all know I live in Illinois. Specifically, I live in Chicago, but there is a lot of Illinois to the south and even a bit to the north of Chicago.
Today I want to talk about pumpkin production in Illinois. It ...Read more
(UPI) A show-stealing house cat in Mississippi got its 15 seconds of fame after turning up in the background during a report of a "large cat" on the loose.
Fox 13 reporter Scott Madus shared video of the cat's opportune ...Read more
I have to admit that my readers' comments -- the good, the grateful, the bad, ugly, glowing, hilarious and even puzzling -- are some of the best entertainment I get every day. You make me think and keep me on my toes. But ...Read more
Spicy turkey sausage plays well with kale for this easy pasta dinner. Look for young or baby kale if possible, for a sweeter kale flavor. If it's not available, use any type of kale and be sure to chop it well.
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