| Sep 30, 2009
| 10:00 PM
Walk, run, bike, climb, swim or participate in virtual breast cancer fundraising activities from coast to coast. Pedal the Hershey Tour de Pink from chocolate land to the Big Apple; join in on hundreds of Races for the Cure; drive in the all-female, 18...
| Oct 1, 2009
There's a plethora of pink products to purchase to fund the battle against breast cancer. From luscious candy to naughty pasties and trendy clothes to camping gear, buy into the pink war being waged on the cancer that takes so many of our grandmothers,...
| Feb 6, 2008
GERMAN chocolate cake looks pretty good for 50 -- the combination of tangy-sweet layers and nutty custard is as irresistible as it was when the recipe was first published in a Texas newspaper back in the Eisenhower era. If it were a Reese's cup or an...
| Jul 16, 2008
Meet the new Willy Wonka: Timothy Childs is a former space shuttle technologist who's building a 29,000-square-foot chocolate factory on prime waterfront property in the Embarcadero. He stands in the factory's laboratory inspecting a sample of split-...
| Nov 20, 2006
FILL up on the vegetables. Skip the pumpkin pie, or at least the whipped cream. Forgo the gravy; go really, really easy on the stuffing. And just say no to alcohol, because wine and liquor is not only calorie-laden, it's apt to set off a damn-the-...
| Sep 28, 2008
Robert Steinberg, a physician who helped revolutionize America's appreciation of fine chocolate after launching a Bay Area company that produces some of the best chocolate in the country, has died. He was 61.
Steinberg, who had lymphatic cancer, died...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2006
WHETHER it's saving $200 on the price of an airline ticket to the Mayan Riviera or snagging a pair of Christian Louboutin sandals priced to move on the last day of the Barneys Warehouse sale, there's something about finding a great deal that's supremely...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 9:09 AM
Hassle Free Holidays
- Decide what you are going to do and make ahead of time so you are never caught off guard. Shop your own house, stock up easy party items or borrow from friends to save time and money. Transform everyday items into...
| Sep 17, 2008
We asked readers who love this holiday to contribute their recipes and ideas for treats to satisfy tricksters. We got a wonderful response and want to thank everyone who took time to write.
Of course, we had to give your ideas a try. Here are some of...
| Sep 30, 2008
| 6:27 AM
Halloween, like other children's holidays, is about "getting." Candy, mostly. But unlike many other holidays, there is no "giving" message typically associated with the occasion. Here's how you can make giving part of your Halloween fun.