| Oct 20, 2009
| 2:49 PM
Santa has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 2:31 PM
This Wearin' of the Green thing just gets more complicated all the time. You've got questions and — since St. Patrick is not around to answer them — allow me.
Dear Answer Angel: My husband and I are invited to a St. Patrick's Day party and he...
| Dec 28, 2009
Maybe it's the sleepless nights. Maybe it's the daytime jitters. Whatever the reason, many people decide to cut back on caffeine - only to find that it's harder than they thought.
Caffeine turns up in expected places, in unexpected amounts. And recent...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 7:36 AM
From the Dining@Large blog:
It's back-to-school time. And while the kiddos learn reading, writing and arithmetic, parents get schooled in the politics of schoolhouse eating.
With all the attention on childhood obesity these days, lots of lunchbox...
| Oct 13, 2010
After putting on 40 pounds with the birth of her second child, radio host Julie Guy was overwhelmed with the thought of getting back in shape. In 2007, she joined The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training, a local group that trains runners and...
| Jun 20, 2010
Hershey's Chocolate World, epicenter of the "Sweetest Place on Earth," is morphing into even more of a treat for chocolate fans with the addition of two new experiences this month.
The first, Create Your Own Candy Bar, is the closest visitors can get...
| Oct 28, 2007
Wednesday is Halloween, the top holiday for candy sales. Here are 10 facts that are all treat and no trick:
1. The Arabs are often credited with inventing caramel. But an early use of the hot, sticky substance was not so sweet: Women in harems applied it...
| May 15, 2010
You want to be romantic — OK, scratch that. You actually don't want to be romantic, but Someone wants you to be romantic and you don't want to lose Someone to Someone Else.
Problem is, you don't really do sentimental. Or rapturous. Or feelings, for...
| May 28, 2010
Hawking the latest treats at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, confectioners made promises that seemed too sweet to believe.
Saleswomen for Hershey Co. handed out Reese's Minis, chocolate-peanut butter cups the size of marbles, which they...