| Sep 4, 2013
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......
| May 21, 2012
| 10:49 AM
MIAMI — This year's crop of new and improved hotels in South Florida runs the spectrum from eco- and budget-friendly to extravagantly splurge-worthy. Chic boutiques, family-friendly chains and intimate hideaways all beckon to tourists — or...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:23 PM
The French "tartine" is a savvy sandwich standby: a slice of buttered bread topped with whatever you have on hand.
That could be jams, meats or cheeses. Even better: grilled veggies.
The Kansas City Star's Grilled Vegetable Tartine takes inspiration...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 3:31 PM
Summers here tend to be scorchers, so fight the fire with fire by cooking up something sizzling on the grill. Use a sambal, an Indonesian chili sauce, as the fuel to set your tongue deliciously a-flame.
Chef Joncarl Lachman, owner of the Dutch-accented...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:00 PM
It's the night before Santa arrives and the house is as quiet as a Christmas mouse — except for the sounds of wind whipping through the attic and down the drafty chimney.
Maybe extra insulation and caulking should be on your holiday wish list....
| Mar 13, 2011
| 5:11 PM
The open egg cartons were at my desk for days, the brilliant patterns and colors of their contents stopping colleagues in their tracks.
"Did you dye these eggs?" they asked with a hint of awe at the mosaic of color. "How did you do it?"
I have to...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:56 AM
With hundreds of portable reusable water bottles on the market, choosing one depends on what you need it for (a workout, cycling, desk duty), how you sip (via straw, spout, etc.) and whether you like glass, stainless steel or plastic.
| Nov 24, 2011
Carved turkey sandwich with kabocha spread and ancho-bell-pepper-cranberry chutney
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 sandwiches
Note: Adapted from Judy Han of Mendocino Farms
2 red bell peppers,...
| Dec 29, 2011
Whether your New Year's festivities include planning a big cocktail party or hosting a simple dinner, odds are you'll want something to feed your guests over the hours as they count down to 2012.
Here are 25 easy-to-make little dishes to choose from...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:33 PM
Carving the bird
Let the roasted bird rest, covered with foil on a cutting board for 15 minutes after removing it from the oven. Use a carving fork to steady the turkey, but take care to avoid stabbing the bird, causing juices to run out.
| Jun 8, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Across the country, markets and roadside stands are swelling with fresh fruits and vegetables like cherries, berries, rhubarb, corn, spinach and more. Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables usually means maximum flavor for minimum cost.