| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Thanksgiving might just be the ultimate potluck. Nearly everyone we know loves this food-centric holiday. Long gone are the days of one person cooking the whole Thanksgiving dinner.
These days, many guests volunteer to bring a part of the meal, for a...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:15 PM
The sparkling wines are chilling; it's time to celebrate the end of a good year and the anticipation of another. After 2014's amazing bounty of good meals, I contemplate the future. Right now, celebration food beckons. I plan to fill the party table...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:07 PM
It is almost unheard of for a TV series to get a second season nearly 10 years after the first. But with so many recent changes in the viewing landscape, nothing about television is business as usual anymore.
Which brings us to "The Comeback," a spiky...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Chicken or steak. Those were the common choices for most banquet hall food when we got married on a blustery December night more than three decades ago. We went out on a limb and selected Cornish hens served with wild rice. Seems safe today, but trust...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:31 PM
A few weeks before my brother Bill's last Christmas, he and I went to buy a Christmas tree.
It was not a merry time in his household.
Bill had cancer, and yet, against the odds, he kept going, fortified by medications, his will to live and the love of...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Once again, Publix is tugging on our holiday heartstrings.
And I can't lie. I love it.
I love the commercial where the hungry nutcracker and sly angel raid the holiday feast. When the salt and pepper shakers come to life. And when the big family...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:09 PM
I rushed into the emergency room, panic in my voice. My daughter was coaxing the patient, on a leash, across the parking lot.
At home, our dog's eyes had suddenly gone opaque, covered by a milky white film. He didn't seem sick, bounding around the...
| Jan 15, 2015
If you food shop regularly you may have to dig a little deeper in your wallet this year. According to the USDA, beef, poultry, pork, dairy, including eggs, and fresh produce prices are on the rise in most areas. Check your list to see where you can trim...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Timing is everything.
When Apple Pay made splashy headlines with its debut on Monday, news was breaking on another retail front.
Another cyber security breach was being investigated, this time at Staples.
Already, more than a hundred million...
| Nov 6, 2014
To be more "green" I've decided to make an effort to serve more vegetables. With a veggie dish served at each meal as a side or main dish, I am supporting local farms, the economy, environment and – best of all – making sure my family eats...
| Nov 7, 2014
What's in your digital wallet, Apple Pay or Google Wallet?
Here's a quick look at two forms of mobile payment that use NFC, or near-field communication, for quickie checkouts (no credit card required) at participating retailers.