| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:53 PM
September marks the beginning of the fall TV season, so get ready for an onslaught of new and returning shows. As you can see from the chronological list of season and series premieres below, things start out a little slowly, but about mid-month, when the...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:50 PM
As a child, one of my favorite car games was Herby Derby Slug Bug. Not to toot my own horn, but I was awesome at spotting Beetles from afar. I got a thrill out of turning the tables and slugging my two brothers, who otherwise always ganged up on me. (Ugh,...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 3:05 PM
When Vinny Ragone heard the Dog Whisperer was going to be at a Baltimore pet store, and he could see him for free, he told his mother (who had never heard of Cesar Millan), "I've got to be there."
The eight-year-old Towson boy with wire-rimmed glasses...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:13 PM
"So where was I? Nervous? Don’t be. This isn't about you."
With that, Ricky Gervais was off and running Sunday as host/roastmaster of the 69th annual Golden Globe awards, putting Hollywood's A-listers on notice but also referencing the hype he's...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:49 PM
With the partial exception of Bartletts, great locally grown pears are scarce at farmers markets in Southern California, where warm winters and disease render cultivation problematic. This makes it all the more special that Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 10:31 AM
You're smitten with your valentine, but not with the idea of a mass-produced card or a pricey trinket. Then why not give the objection of your affection a handmade gift?
While crafting was once the domain of your grandmother, these days do-it-yourself...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:56 AM
If there's anyone in the country who's going to know a good menu for the big game, it's Lucinda Scala Quinn. The celebrated chef and author of the "Mad Hungry" series of books and the host of "Mad Hungry With Lucinda Scala Quinn" on Hallmark Channel has...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Terri Sherman of Palos Heights won the Entertaining Appetizers category at the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest on March 27 for her asparagus, artichoke and red pepper pizza recipe. The pizza garnered her $5,000 plus $3,000 in GE kitchen appliances....