| 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 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...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...
| 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...
| Apr 20, 2014
On Sunday morning, as Christians in the region and around the world take part in the Easter traditions they enjoy, an observer might be tempted to ask: How do the ways they celebrate the holiday reflect its meaning?
Children pet bunnies and gobble jelly...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:14 AM
To those who say cinema may be dying a slow death, have you heard about the new Peeps movie?
OK, so it doesn’t seem like the animated film will actually happen anytime soon. As first reported on Deadline, it’s just one screenwriter (Adam...