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  • Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country

    Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country
    LAKEVILLE — The barns were falling down. The little farmhouse was covered with asbestos siding. The views were gorgeous, but the meadow was impassably thick with brambles and high grasses. "People were afraid," says Pilar Proffitt. "We got...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Pasta-like vegetable ideas for Gluten-Free Wednesday

    Easy dinner recipes: Pasta-like vegetable ideas for Gluten-Free Wednesday
    Many pasta options are out of the question if you're trying to pursue a gluten-free diet, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. In addition to gluten-free pastas, vegetables and fruits can be sliced or "shaved" to mimic the traditional noodles....
  • Easy dinner recipes: Best tuna sandwich ever?

    Easy dinner recipes: Best tuna sandwich ever?
    So what makes a great tuna salad? Is it nice, big chunks of tender fish? Or finely shredded tuna for those who prefer a smoother texture? Maybe you like your salad with a little more mayonnaise than normal; or maybe you'd prefer to keep it light. Then...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...