| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:28 AM
I have always enjoyed Everyday Food, the mini mag with quick and delicious recipes from Martha Stewart's team. So when a special summer issue (its first full-sized version) arrived, we made a quick skim through, folding down the corners on pages with a...
| 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....
| Jul 5, 2012
| 11:00 AM
A just-released list from the Library of Congress salutes 88 books that shaped America, all by American authors. It starts with Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and continues alphabetically on through "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Common...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:00 AM
October always makes me think of pumpkins. As a kid, I’d make all sorts of pumpkin-themed projects in school and stomp around the neighborhood with a plastic jack-o-lantern to gather Halloween treats. As a grownup, I still get a hankering to do...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Martha Stewart’s cooking up some comedy with Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers on “Martha Stewart Presents: Men Who Make Us Laugh” (7 p.m. March 27, Hallmark Channel; *** out of four).
Stewart sits down with O'Brien on the set of...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 11:45 AM
As our Jamison Hensley reported, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco married longtime girlfriend Dana Grady over the weekend at a "low-key" ceremony in Philadelphia. We also learned from Jamison that the Flaccos are registered at Macy’s and Crate and...
| Jul 17, 2011
Some babies have all the luck. The recent birth of Skyler Morrison Berman, for example, inspired a series of baby gifts that could have been lifted from the pages of Vogue: a custom-made sweater the size of a tea cozy from Angela Missoni, a child-size...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:35 PM
J.C. Penney Co.’s effort to shake up its look isn’t going entirely smoothly – the retailer is being sued for $40 million by lighting design and branding firm Hudson + Broad Inc. over its new Fair and Square icon.
In a complaint filed...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 11:52 AM
J.C. Penney Co. is hoping that its new turnaround strategy makes its most recent quarter – and its $87-million loss – the retail chain’s last dour quarter.
The company, armed with a fresh chief executive and a retooled pricing...