| Jun 30, 2010
| 6:16 PM
We're coming up on the most patriotic day of the year, and it's not too late to make plans for a very special Fourth of July. Certain towns and places in California have better patriotic vibes than others and, if you're interested in a Mayberry USA Fourth...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 11:49 AM
This newly opened Phoenix restaurant is a double comeback. First, it's the return of a landmark dining destination. It's also the return of a chef.
For decades, Peerce's Plantation was a landmark, family-owned Baltimore County dining destination before...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 1:07 PM
Chicago Area Family-Friendly Fall Fun
Summer is gone and the kids are back in school. But that doesn't mean family fun has to fall by the wayside! Younger children not yet in school still need to be entertained, and the school-age kids have free time...
| Aug 4, 2010
Thousands of Americans nationwide go for the blue — ribbon, that is — in state fair food contests.
Jim Woodworth is one of those home cooks who enter the cooking competitions each year with a healthy case of ribbon lust.
They call him "The...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 6:55 AM
An anti-war protester who hit Michigan Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie has been charged with assault.
An indictment filed Thursday charges Ahlam Mohsen of Coldwater with two counts of assault against the Democrat while he was meeting with...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 12:01 PM
If you were painting a Norman Rockwell portrait of America, you'd probably picture mom and an apple pie wrapped in the Star-Spangled Banner. But America's apples are disappearing.
A century ago, there were an estimated 20 million apple trees growing in...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 6:40 AM
As I write this, we still have quite a bit of snow on the ground. The nighttime temperatures have been in the single digits.
Even though winter is in full swing, some of the Boyle County Farmers Market vendors already have planted seeds in greenhouses...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 5:42 AM
It's summertime and the livin' is easy. It's actually not easy, but it's exciting when the tiny ones are involved. Not the folks that you see if you drink too much or the Munchkins from the "Wizard of Oz," these are the grandkids that I get to corrupt...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Aside from baking and pastry, I have no idea how long anything really takes to cook.
Whenever friends or relatives ask me, "How long should I roast/cook/simmer/bake this for?" My answer is always very simply -- "'til it's done."
This frustrates some,...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 8:03 AM
Warm Apple Pie Pizza
- Light brown sugar (½ cup firmly packed)
- All-purpose flour (½ cup)
- Ground cinnamon (¼ teaspoon)
- Kosher salt (pinch)
- Unsalted butter (2 tablespoons, very cold)
- Neapolitan Pizza Dough - see page 16 of CPK...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Daily: 11:45 a.m., dinner.
Monday: 10 a.m., China painters; 1:15 p.m., pool tournament.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., Bocce ball; 9 a.m., exercise; 1 p.m., whist; 2:30 p.m., Ladies' choir.
Wednesday: 9 a.m., Wii bowling; 9:30 a.m., Ladies' pool; noon, Memory...