| Nov 12, 2012
The problem with the bags of treats and trays of cookies that appear around the office this time of year is that if you don't eat them you get sent to prison. At least, that's what I told myself several years and several thousand Snickers ago.
| Nov 10, 2012
| 9:16 AM
There are a few immutable laws of nature: gravity; E = MC2; and "if something can go wrong, it will."
I'd like to propose another: "If you forget to buy Halloween candy, or don't buy enough, a thousand extra trick-or-treaters — in addition to the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:02 AM
We live in an age that glorifies home cooking.
Accomplished chefs across the region strive to recreate the flavors, smells and experiences of their grandmothers' kitchens. "Comfort food" is an haute cuisine buzzword.
Though it's been open for more...
| Oct 8, 2008
It seems incongruous that the ingredient so integral to, say, a Hershey's Kiss, is the same one that for centuries played a major role in religious and cultural rituals.
Of course, anyone addicted to Hershey Kisses may not think it strange at all....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Kellogg's has added tasty chips to its Special K line of savory snacks. We love the crisp Sour Cream & Onion Cracker Chips; there are also Sea Salt Chips. Munch tasty Multi-Grain or Savory Herb crackers for a heartier snack. Buy a box for...
| 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...
| 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...