| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Administrators at Harry S. Truman Elementary School have issued a reminder about the school's policy for birthday treats and classroom snacks.
Students are not permitted to bring food into classrooms for birthdays, but are urged to bring stickers,...
| Dec 10, 2013
Playing Santa Claus, or perhaps more properly portraying one of Santa's "helpers," can be a lot of fun. But jolly old elves aren't just born; it's something you have to work at. Doing it right is worth the effort.
"Being Santa is a true joy, a passion...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:15 PM
From the point of view of religion, this is wine drinking's annual high-water mark. Easter isn't Easter without its dinner of lamb or ham and their wines; Passover isn't Pesach without the mandated four cups of wine during the Seder and then more...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:08 PM
It's not too often someone asks me to look into the sudden appearance of pink bunnies.
Actually, that's never happened until last week.
A colleague here at the Sentinel called me over to her desk to ask if I knew anything about the pink bunny in Carl...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Attention, Peep fans -- there's a new flavor of your favorite marshmallow chicks, just in time for Easter.
The Blue Raspberry Peep is on Walmart shelves across the country. It was voted the winner during a contest to find a new Peep flavor last year. ...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Chocolate Easter rabbits abound, but a handmade bunny from a gifted local chocolate maker is special.
Like the whimsical egg-shaped Easter bunny, hand-molded and painted, from Kristy Choo's Jin Patisserie. Sous pastry chef Annabel Ho created the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The Easter feast usually gets second billing to Thanksgiving in America’s pantheon of food holidays, but the spread of ham, lamb, deviled eggs, and spring-tinged veggies makes Easter dinner the perfect opportunity to experiment with pairing food and...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Deviled eggs, asparagus, roast lamb and gravlax? It must be Easter!
If you're looking to make brunch or dinner for your family Sunday, consider a menu that highlights the season's freshest ingredients.
For a main course, try a ham and potato quiche...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:01 AM
The Times Square ball won't be the only that item that will be dropping from high perches around the country for the New Year's Eve countdown. The illuminated crystal ball that descends in New York City a minute before midnight has become such a famous...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Cities and towns across the country each have their own unique ways of ushering in the New Year.
The orange drop in Orlando, the peach drop in Atlanta and the crystal ball drop in New York City are just a few of the objects used on New Years Eve...