| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Have you heard of a smart meter? I hadn't until I received a notice from Baltimore Gas and Electric advising that it will be installing them in Anne Arundel County soon, so I searched for it on the Internet. Wow, there are a bunch of "Stop Smart Meter"...
| Apr 16, 2012
1 Start smart: Dive into the day with a super healthy, super delicious breakfast. How about the Apple and Cheddar Tartine, a la Real Simple magazine? Split a baguette lengthwise, then crosswise (extra points for whole grain); broil until lightly toasted,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Smoothies are an easy and healthy breakfast option.
Just throw a few ingredients into your blender and in five minutes you're ready to eat.
Just about every fast food restaurant has caught on to the smoothie fad and added them to menus. If you...
| Jan 3, 2012
Q: Why put a bit of oil into pasta dough? Is it taste or to keep the fresh pasta from sticking? My grandmother did not add oil or water.
I would (also) like to find out how long to leave fresh pasta on the counter before cooking, maybe in plastic wrap if...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Angela Ross of Baltimore was looking for the recipe for the chicken pot pie that used to be served at the Ambassador House restaurant on Lombard Street in Baltimore. The restaurant is no longer open and unfortunately I was unable to locate the exact...
| Jul 30, 2011
Katharine Hepburn's storied seaside Connecticut mansion in Fenwick is again for sale.
Yes, it is the Hepburn estate. And yet, it isn't. It's someone else's house not only by title, but by feel.
A massive, multi-million dollar renovation pushed the...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 11:53 AM
You've made the decision to sell your home this year. Since you're winter housebound now, why not put this time to good use by preparing it for sale?
Besides the obvious tasks of a good thorough cleaning, making necessary repairs and decluttering,...
| Jan 11, 2012
So you had friends over for wine and conversation. There was an Italian barolo, a California chardonnay, an albarino from Spain plus Neapolitan-style pizzas from a new place in town.
And now? Your friends have split and you have a dozen wine glasses,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
One thing is clear: At best, Mitt Romney is a work in progress.
Mr. Romney is under attack for being a hugely successful private equity banker at Bain Capital. Bain identified distressed companies and found value in them for shareholders, investors and,...
| Jan 13, 2012
You may think I'm all wet, but I've decided to talk about condensation, only because I receive a lot of questions about foggy windows in the winter.
Apparently, I'm not the only one.
"We often get calls from homeowners who are concerned that their...
| Jan 18, 2012
All you need here is a nose.
Now rev it up. It's been recruited for the Stink Patrol, a domestic assignment for which its olfactory duties will be confined to the square feet within your own four walls.
That's right, you need to sniff your way around...