| Sep 3, 2012
Parents are often told — by magazines, television news shows and Oprah — that they are doing things wrong.
Don't give kids regular milk; give them organic or they'll turn into mutant cow people. Don't use plastic cups, they contain BPA, which...
| Jul 10, 2012
Most people approach slicing the typical round layer cake like they would a pizza: cutting it into wedges that are similar in size. And that, in the experienced eyes of Nancie McDermott, is exactly the wrong way to go about it.
"You end up with giant...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:05 PM
"When did you discover that you loved chocolate?"
It was a simple enough question, but the question came out of the mouth of my best friend, Charlene, so it was a dicey situation. She is a slick one.
I tried to answer this potentially dangerous inquiry...
| Sep 25, 2012
Q: I am originally from the Southwest side of the city. I grew up on a Canasta cake made by Weber's Bakery on Archer Avenue. I live retired in Phoenix now and I can find nothing like it here. When I fly back from the city, I stop there and bring one...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:11 PM
Some say bookstores are on the brink of extinction, along with video and music stores, as consumers migrate to the digital world.
Sure, there's plenty of evidence along those lines, now that mega-bookstore chains Borders and Waldenbooks are history....
| Feb 15, 2013
| 2:17 PM
I wanted to give readers a recipe that would be nice finish to any meal. This lemonade cake was something I ran across more than 10 years ago, which I've adapted.
You can add an additional egg white and cut back on eggs to two, it also really makes a...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:02 PM
It’s been a week since I had an actual birthday.
I have one more year under my belt – one more year, one more cake, one more gathering of the people I love the most in the world, one more year’s worth of experiences – some good,...
| Mar 19, 2013
Q: Can you please tell me the difference between powdered vanilla and liquid vanilla. Is one stronger? Can you only use the powdered for cooking? I ruined a "no cook" icing recipe using the powdered form and have been afraid to use it ever since. Also are...
| May 25, 2013
Hydration. Heart rate. Music. Compression and icing. Whether you get your workout on the running track, in aerobics class or on a bike, it's likely that some or all of this quartet of common workout accessories is part of your routine. With innovative...
| May 1, 2013
Q: A bit of a long shot here. I'm writing from outside London, UK, and am trying to trace a recipe that appeared in the Chicago Tribune back in the '50s/'60s. Told you it was a long shot! I'm looking for a recipe that appeared way back when ... it's...
| Mar 24, 2013
Hampton painter Christi Harris is nothing if not an artist who knows how to get the most out of unpromising subject matter.
Driven by her interest in domestic artifacts and her diabetic family's inexplicable appetite for seductively decorated pastry,...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:54 AM
The Christmas Pudding
Into the basin
put the plums,
Next the good
white flour comes,
Sugar and peel
and eggs and spice,