| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:33 AM
I told someone recently that I didn’t even know what the word “romantic” really meant.
We were talking about the best and worst dates we had been on. I told him about the guy who asked me out for weeks, only to take me to Denny’s...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Is chocolate really good for your heart? Studies show a little, in moderation, may be beneficial.
The cocoa bean is rich in a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids. Flavonoids help protect plants from environmental toxins and help...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Americans spend more than $700 million on chocolate for Valentine’s Day, according to the National Confectioners Association. But what’s the best tasting chocolate for the money? Consumer Reports taste testers have sampled more than 30 boxes...
| Feb 13, 2012
Gayle Anderson was live in Laguna Beach for "SURPRISE VALENTINE PROPOSAL/CUPIDS GONE WILD", Day #5 of a week of love leading up to Valentine's Day. Courtesy Robbins Brothers, The Sky Room, Chuao Chocolatier, and Roy's Restaurant. Today, a young man...
| Mar 8, 2012
It's National Consumer Protection Week and USA.gov has help consumers shop smart. Visit the website to download free apps and order free publications including the new 2012 Consumer Action Handbook with information on consumer purchases, problems and...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:48 PM
If life is like a box of chocolates, then so is a good book. You never know what you’re going to get.
Maybe it’s a mystery, a biography or a bit of time travel.
And if you can combine those books with a sweet treat, all the better.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:18 AM
1) Village Chocolatier
You can say many things with chocolate. From "Thank you" to "I love you" to "Congratulations." For whatever you want to say, the Village Chocolatier will help you say it. Owner Ingrid Collins gets her chocolate from small,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:10 PM
SOUTH BEND -- South Bend chocolate or Alabama ribs?
After some friendly small talk on the phone Wednesday afternoon, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg bet the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Ala., a box of chocolates from South Bend Chocolate Co. that Notre Dame will...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
How do retailers keep shoppers enthusiastic now that Black Friday is over?
Banana Republic is giving away Ghirardelli chocolates and six Fiat 500s in the first 12 days of December. On Dec. 12, customers can either get 40 percent off their purchase or a...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:36 AM
As the patient and sympathetic host of shows like "Food 911" and "How to Boil Water," Tyler Florence has been a welcome presence on the Food Network for 16 years. But some fans have trouble pinning him down, Florence said. They'll say, "What do you do?...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 4:22 PM
Next year, Christmas falls on a Sunday, which will make things a whole lot easier.But there's still time this year. Here are a few more ideas that either landed in my mailbox or that I scouted out on my own.BIC......