As the holiday season wraps up, the Monitor's language columnist ponders the vocabulary of 'making merry.'
I've loved Mom and Dad's peanut brittle for years. I just never knew they nuked it.
Snow offers some nice benefits to your garden and plants besides its unmatched beauty.
A creamy chicken chili with black and white beans.
With 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' about to premiere, it might be time to brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge. Can you tell your Boggarts from your Bat-Bogeys? Your Golden Snitch from your Grindylow? Take our quiz to find out: (Though the Fidelius Charm protecting these books has already expired, those who have yet to finish reading the Harry Potter series should beware of spoilers ahead.)
If it snows on Christmas Day, the grass will be green by Easter. That's North Carolina mountain lore, one of the many legends and tales about how to predict the weather for the year ahead.
Broiled salmon over sautéed spinach is as satisfying as a nice piece of steak.
The 2011 garden catalogs are here, offering tempting new plants. But are the new plants really better than the older ones?
For those wanting a fresh, local meat alternative to beef, consider venison.
A dip with the taste of Buffalo wings without the bones and mess.
Many millions of worldwide viewers will settle in front of their television sets New Year’s Day to watch the 122nd annual Rose Parade. You may be among those who will oooh and aaah (perhaps in bedroom slippers) about the spectacular floats and rows and rows of marching virtuosos. Over the years, you may feel you’ve become familiar with the parade and its history. But, wait, until you’ve taken the following 20-question quiz, it’s too early to pass yourself off as any kind of authority. Answer half or more questions correctly and we tip our New Year’s Eve party hat to you.
Dreaming of 2011's garden bounty? A great way to start is with seed catalogs. You'll learn a great deal.
Chocolate fondue is an easy crowd-pleaser for New Year's Eve.