| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:30 PM
It used to be that when Nielsen issued the final program rankings on the day after the season ended, the ratings book was closed.
But as DVRs play an increasingly larger role in how Americans watch their favorite shows, you have to wait a few weeks after...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Congratulations to all 2013 graduates but special congratulations go out to Marshall Taylor and his fellow graduates who recently celebrated their promotion to the first grade at Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) Columbia Campus. Marshall who lives in...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Bob Ehrlich's recent column claiming that multiculturalism destroys democracy takes a very Eurocentric view of America ("Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy," June 2). It selectively glosses over some of the ugly things our nation has done on its...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The world may love pie in all its many forms, but for one weekend Central Florida is ground zero for great things cradled in a circle of flaky pastry.
The Great American Pie Festival returns for the 12th year to Celebration, bringing thousands of bakers...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The Obamacare critics were no doubt gleeful this week when CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield proposed average rate increases of 25 percent for its individual HMO customers next year, when it will be required to follow the requirements of the Patient...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: 1½ hours, plus cooling time for the pies
Note: To rehydrate the raisins, place them in a small saucepan and cover with rum, another liqueur or juice, and warm over gentle heat until the raisins are softened and plump....
| Dec 8, 2012
Total time: 1½ hours, plus chilling and cooling times
Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) tart
Note: Investigate the heirloom apples at the farmers market, asking the farmer's advice about baking apples. Golden Delicious is a classic apple for this tart,...
| Dec 8, 2012
When I was in my 20s, studying wine and living on very little money in Paris, I couldn't afford to eat in real restaurants very often. But I'd stop at a favorite wine bar a couple of times a week. It always seemed to be cold weather, and the chill crept...
| Dec 22, 2012
Total time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, plus macerating and cooling times
Note: Kitchen string is required for this recipe.
4 pounds tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into ¾-inch cubes
1 cup granulated...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:53 AM
While farmers markets have proliferated in recent years, demand for fresh, local, seasonal produce has increased even faster. Several types of entrepreneurs have arisen to satisfy this demand, including specialty produce distributors, shopping services...
| Mar 23, 2013
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Note: Silan, which is sometimes labeled date syrup or date molasses, can be purchased at kosher or Middle Eastern markets.
1 cup water
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (3 ounces) butter or...