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  • Reader recommendation: Hotel Dauphine St. Germain in Paris

    Our family has stayed at Hotel Dauphine St. Germain in Paris repeatedly during the last 12 years. We consider the St. Germain area, situated in the 6th arrondissement, the best, known for its shops, galleries and famous restaurants such as Café de Flore....
  • History at hand in Richmond, Calif.'s mellow Point Richmond

    History at hand in Richmond, Calif.'s mellow Point Richmond
    Point Richmond is a little-known, charming enclave within the far rougher city of Richmond, Calif., nestled a few blocks from the 580 Freeway and a massive Chevron oil refinery. It's a cool find for anyone looking for a mellow Bay Area weekend, with Marin...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Stir-fried beef, shrimp or chicken in an hour or less

    Easy dinner recipes: Stir-fried beef, shrimp or chicken in an hour or less
    When I'm looking for a fast dinner solution, I often turn to the wok. Food cooks so quickly over the high heat, flavors building as each ingredient is tossed in with the mix. Check out these quick ideas using beef, shrimp or chicken. Shaking beef salad:...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Cooking tips and three ideas for steak lovers

    Easy dinner recipes: Cooking tips and three ideas for steak lovers
    The next time you're going to throw some steaks on the grill, take them out of the refrigerator to give them time to shake off the chill before cooking. "Tempering" the meat allows it to cook more evenly, so the inside can actually cook as the outside...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three sweet gluten-free dessert ideas

    Easy dinner recipes: Three sweet gluten-free dessert ideas
    It's gluten-free Wednesday. Keep it sweet with carrot cake, rice pudding and wedding cookie ideas. Carrot cake with ginger frosting: You'll never miss the gluten in this rich and flavorful carrot cake from Gluten-Free Girl, a.k.a. Shauna James Ahern....
  • A sea of changes await cruise passengers this year

    Faster (and sometimes) free Wi-Fi. More opportunities to dine outdoors. Smarter, hipper entertainment. Those are just some of the improvements you'll find at sea in 2015. Along with getting bigger, ships are getting better, ushering in a new era of...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Great pasta dishes in only 25 minutes

    Easy dinner recipes: Great pasta dishes in only 25 minutes
    If you're looking for a fast yet filling dish, pasta is always a great option. The noodles act as a blank canvas, ready to work with almost any flavor combinations you wish to add, whether rich sausage and broccoli, fresh herbs or a creamy sauce studded...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Meatless Monday enchilada ideas

    Easy dinner recipes: Meatless Monday enchilada ideas
    Love enchiladas? With flavors so rich and hearty, you might never guess these are vegetarian. Hibiscus enchiladas with chipotle sauce: Jamaica flowers (of the hibiscus family) are typically found in vivid red teas, but these tart, dried buds are an...
  • San Francisco's Lands End is an excellent starting point

    San Francisco's Lands End is an excellent starting point
    Lands End, at the northwestern tip of San Francisco, is the antithesis of the typical experience here. No cable cars, crowded streets or souvenir tchotchkes. I was forced to think outside of the city box in August when it was impossible to find a room....
  • Easy (after) dinner recipes: It's Friday! Celebrate with cookies

    Easy (after) dinner recipes: It's Friday! Celebrate with cookies
    It's Friday. You've made it. So celebrate! These tempting cookies are sure to start any weekend off right. Chocolate chip cookies: Crisp on the edges yet soft and chewy in the center, these gigantic chocolate chip-studded cookies are large enough to...
  • Easy dinner recipes: New Mex Migas and more egg ideas in under 30 minutes

    Easy dinner recipes: New Mex Migas and more egg ideas in under 30 minutes
    Eggs for dinner? You bet. They're not just for breakfast -- eggs work well in a variety of dishes, and they're so easy to prepare. And did I mention fast? These three ideas come together in under 30 minutes: Asparagus with bread crumb-fried eggs:...