| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:14 AM
Cat urine is an especially difficult contaminant to deal with, especially if it's a long-term problem.
I don't know what I'd do without Joe Ponessa, the Rutgers professor emeritus who, time after time, for as long as I have been writing this column, has...
| Mar 27, 2013
Easter baskets in this country burst at the seams with toothachingly sweet treats (we're looking at you, neon-colored marshmallow Peeps). But why not break from tradition and fill your holiday table with some Italian baked goods this Easter? They're sweet...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Fun fact: I got married at a chain restaurant.
During a six-month period when I lived in a Southern California suburb surrounded by giant, generic restaurants like Applebee's and Outback Steakhouse, my future husband and I developed an unexpected...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Harsh chemical cleaners can be terribly dangerous to your health and the environment. Give your cleaning routine an eco-friendly makeover with these 5 green cleaning tips. Your home will be super sanitized, and fresh, fresh, fresh!
First things first,...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
We love the combination of strawberry and orange in this sweet breakfast muffin with a streusel topping. For a less conventional (but equally delicious) twist, try the basil variation. The hint of basil complements the fruity berries wonderfully....
| May 23, 2013
| 5:36 PM
DEAR SOS: El Tovar restaurant at the Grand Canyon National Park Lodges serves a wonderful cherry tart with pistachio nuts. I would love the recipe and hope you can get it for me.
DEAR KAREN: What an interesting tart this is--especially its...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Last month we discussed basic house training procedures, using management and a routine. Several readers emailed me for my house training log, which can be a crucial step in understanding your dog's schedule.
But what if you are still having problems?...
| Feb 6, 2013
The No. 1 trick to roasting chicken: Heat. For perfectly golden skin, turn on the convection setting on the oven, if you have one, or fully heat the oven to 400 degrees. For moistness, let the chicken swim first in a briny solution of water, sugar and...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:53 AM
In Florida, we share a history of bad dinner guests. You may not have had personal contact with Katrina, Ivan, Wilma, Charley, Frances and their buddies who blew through in recent years, but it's likely you know someone who did.
When hurricane season...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Can you really have too much of a good thing when it comes to the combination of coffee and cake? Here, we've created a lighter but still moist and rich Bundt cake, added a ribbon of hazelnut-coffee streusel inside and a drizzle of coffee glaze on top. To...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Fruit crumble is usually pretty straightforward: combine flour, sugar and butter, and you've got a perfect streusel topping, right? But what happens when you can't eat regular flour, sugar or butter (or nuts)? Suddenly, making a really good fruit...