| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Gung hei fat choy! That's the traditional Cantonese greeting (roughly translated as, "Wishing you great happiness and prosperity!") heard in midwinter with the arrival of the Chinese New Year, a lunar holiday falling this year on Sunday, Feb. 10.
| Sep 17, 2013
Q: How can the home cook make gelato?
—Jack Kane, Chicago
A: Yes, the home cook can make gelato. The process is pretty much the way you'd make ice cream at home. Just follow the instructions that come with your ice cream maker.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:32 AM
If your car's air-conditioning system blows only warm air on hot days, it's probably because it is low on refrigerant, and the most likely cause is a leak somewhere in the system. Though many vehicle owners think they need to......
| Sep 1, 2013
Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Active Work Time: 20 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Galettes are carefree tarts. They are homey and casual and open to all kinds of improvisation. Because the plums are so much on display here, their sweetness is critical. Taste them...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Working in the yard, running, playing softball ... summertime activities can turn you into a sweaty, dirty mess. Not only you, but your baseball cap as well.
So how do we clean it?
Some caps are made to be washed; other cheap versions are hardly worth...
| Jul 24, 2013
When you think of KitchenAid, chances are the first thing that comes to mind are their iconic stand mixers in an array of brilliant colors. KitchenAid introduced its heavy-duty mixers in 1919, and ever since they've been known as solid kitchen workhorses....
| Jul 26, 2013
Cleaning in most homes concentrates on kitchens and bathrooms. But what about the room with a car? On top of dirt and debris from the street, garages are often the most used entrance, and may include a washer and dryer, recycling bins, a home shop, and...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Total time: About 50 minutes, plus drying time and freezing time
Note: Make the kumquat zest the day before you plan to make the semifreddo.
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
We have an update on a Consumer Report test done on dehumidifiers a couple of months ago.
In the story, Consumer Reports named the Soleus Air SGDEH-70-2 a "best buy".
Consumer Reports tells us that model has now be cited in a "stop sale" notice.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:17 PM
July is National Ice Cream Month.
Many people like me will invent reasons to eat ice cream.
This is the month the mercury flirts with 100, so why not eat ice cream?
I am sure in our hurried work-a-day world, few people take time to make their own...