| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine (A Memoir)
The Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
400 State Street
| 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: “...
| Apr 19, 2012
Veteran actress Cybill Shephard makes a return to TV in the Lifetime series "The Client List." She plays Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom.
The show is about a young mom (Jennifer) whose husband walks out on her and she is about to lose the family home. She...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Well, here it is again. That time of the year when the dictate is that you be filled with joy, shop till you drop, open your home to those not seen during the course of the year, and decorate, wrap, cook and serve as though you had Martha Stewart on hand....
| Dec 23, 2011
The exterior of the Anne Arundel County home of Mark Rucci and his partner, Randall Franklin, provides few clues to the storybook world visitors will find inside. At street level, a Victorian wrought-iron gate stands between two large urns containing...