21 September 2022

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Take hosting tips from Gander

Take hosting tips from Gander


If a good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help up another, then the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland, takes first place in cardi...
17 August 2022

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Tiki theme helps create tropical setting

Tiki theme helps create tropical setting


It’s August, summer’s last stand. It’s during the deep heat of the summer when laziness finds respectability. Wipe the sweat from your brow a...
27 July 2022

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More than fresh farm produce can be found at farmers markets

More than fresh farm produce can be found at farmers markets


It has been said that “summer has a flavor like no other, always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” Think healthy and smart by making time to shop l...
08 June 2022

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Turn kitchen into classroom

Turn kitchen into classroom


By Suetta K. Tingler, Special Writer “Up, down, touch the ground. In the mood for food” go the words from a Winnie the Pooh song. Food makes peop...
04 May 2022

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Be strong to the finish with spinach dishes

Be strong to the finish with spinach dishes


A wise-cracking, one-eyed sailor claiming his hometown to be the small Mississippi River port of Chester, Ill., began making headlines with his superh...
06 April 2022

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Diner lingo often entertaining

Diner lingo often entertaining


The diner era inspired by shiny train dining cars with roots that grew deep throughout the Midwest does seem to have left the station before its time....
02 March 2022

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Nothing finer than a diner

Nothing finer than a diner


By Suetta K. Tingler There’s nothing finer than a diner, especially the ones with shiny, streamlined stainless steel exteriors. Choose a seat on a ...
02 February 2022

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Try Asian meals during Chinese New Year

Try Asian meals during Chinese New Year


Food scientists tell us the Japanese introduced them, the Chinese popularized them and the Americans eat them. For many of us, the anticipated ending ...
12 January 2022

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Ridding kitchen of unnecessary clutter

Ridding kitchen of unnecessary clutter


It’s simple. Clutter happens when you haven’t decided where an item lives. With this in mind, I proclaim January as mental health month in the kit...
10 November 2021

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Pasta to the rescue during holidays

Pasta to the rescue during holidays


There’s nothing like the excitement of the holidays. Sure, Thanksgiving can be a ton of work from menu planning to cooking to entertaining. There’...