| Dec 22, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Two people. Two families. So, figuring out where to spend the holidays can get quite complicated for couples. The key is to get started early on your planning, know that you will have to compromise, and try to think of strategies that won’t leave...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Happy Hanukkah! To help you celebrate, we've compiled 37 of our favorite holiday recipes. From light appetizers to filling main courses, savory side dishes and sweet desserts, there's something for a variety of tastes. Many dishes come together quickly,...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Hanukkah is simply not complete without latkes. And though you can find all kinds of variations on this simple potato pancake -- do I grate by hand or by machine? Add onion? Matzo meal, flour or simply potato starch to bind? -- nothing beats a perfectly...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:29 PM
NEWINGTON -- Anna Reynolds and Ruth Chaffee elementary schools canceled traditional Halloween parades and parties earlier this month because of concerns that they exclude children whose families don't celebrate the holiday.
"We want to make sure we're...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools.
The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Henry Furhmann at the Los Angeles Times has beaten me to the punch this year with advice against the holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect will shun. But I think I am still catching you in advance of the first ’Tis the...
| Oct 25, 2014
He first made us laugh until we cried when he and his characters including Hanukkah Harry and Tommy Flanagan joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1985. And then he never stopped. Comedian Jon Lovitz has appeared on stage, screen and television, doing signature...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:08 PM
WASHINGTON — There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus.
As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend.
I celebrated the ancient harvest festival of Sukkot last week by building, for the first time,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Now that we're a good three weeks into autumn, people are beginning to turn their thoughts toward all the holiday entertaining ahead. Thanksgiving is just six weeks away. And then Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year soon follow. That's a lot of cooking....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:40 PM
The new cookbook "Surprise-Inside Cakes" should come with a big fat warning: "Will cause an uncontrollable urge to run into the kitchen and get baking."
Author Amanda Rettke -- known is the blogosphere as I Am Baker -- has carved out a niche for herself...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Looking for a cruise for this upcoming holiday season? Cruise lines are ready, saying “Deck The Hulls” with a variety of festive sailings in November and December. These cruises feature Christmas decorations, themed meals and entertainment...