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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

A delicious turkey starts at the store, comes to life in your kitchen and leaves everyone eager for leftovers – after the food coma dissipates.

 Thanksgiving is about family, gratitude and, of course, food. The centerpiece of any truly authentic Thanksgiving meal is a succulent, flavorful turkey – but preparing the bird takes more than...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Hard apple beverages are all the rage right now. Here’s what to know about the crisp (or dry or sweet ) drinks you’ll be drinking this season

 Every holiday has its iconic meals: Thanksgiving has turkey, Christmas has ham and Hanukkah has latkes. But just what are we to drink during these celebrations? Well, this year a nice hard cider...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Match your gift to their personality

 Those names on your holiday gift list are more than just people – they’re personalities. This simple shift in perspective can go a long way to help narrow down gift selections. Become a grea...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

What, you? Worry? Nah. The big meal is a piece of cake by employing a few time- and sanity-saving tricks

You can have a memorable Thanksgiving meal with delicious food, a beautiful table and appreciative guests, but with a fraction of the usual work. If you pare your to-do list to emphasize the season’...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The Springfield Project envisions east-side community center

 It’s been a private residence, a home for fallen women and a technical school for African-American students. As recently as a few months ago, it was slated to become an empty lot. Now, thanks ...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
 We lived in a frame house in Hickory Hollow during our younger years. We had many interesting experiences there, especially in the wintertime.Brother Jack and I woke up early on a dark and cold...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

This year, look for tech, nostalgia and popular brands to sell big

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 Innovation. Building skills. Out-of-the-box thinking. This year, toys trends are more about stretching the mind than providing temporary entertainment – or finding new ways to do both.“This...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am

How do you know if a party is going well or horribly wrong? Entertaining expert Susan Spungen tells you how to right a sinking ship and how to stop worrying and enjoy your fiesta

 Along with the holidays come many parties, but unfortunately, parties don’t always go the way you hope they will. We asked Susan Spungen, founding food editor at Martha Stewart Living and auth...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 There are only so many sweaters, necklaces and pocketknives a person can acquire before it gets to be a bit much. “At a certain age, we start to comprehend the sacrifices our parents have made...

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