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  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Bringing out your inner pastry chef

    Classic French pastries were long the domain of expert bakers. But a new book – “Patisserie at Home” (Harper Design) – paves the way for serious home ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:37 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Parenting teens and precious moments

    “Breakfast in bed” I’d said as she blinked, awake-but-not-awake as I placed the wee bowl of berries at her bedside and she scooched back under the cov ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 4:47 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Tasty recipes from Weight Watchers

    Even though it’s still early days in the new year, many of us already are backsliding on well-intentioned resolutions about eating well.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 4:44 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Suggestions after wisdom teeth removal

    ’Tis the season for wisdom teeth removal. Seems everyone I run into lately has just had their teeth out, or knows someone who did. And three days befo ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 8:29 am
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Changing one's definitions for 'working out,' 'self-care'

    I no longer subscribe to the idea of New Year’s resolutions, as I believe every day is an opportunity to start fresh. The year 2017 is ripe with oppor ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering Italy’s modern cocktail culture

    Many of us know something about Italian food. But when it comes to Italy’s cocktail culture there’s a bit of a void.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: The great cookie crumble

    Christmas cookies, oh, how I love them! The variety, the colored sugar and memories made whilst baking them. I couldn’t wait to commence with our annu ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 7:05 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Batali shares Chicago deep-dish pizza

    Celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook writer Mario Batali takes readers of “Big American Cookbook” (Grand Central Life & Style) on a grand tour ac ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Happy to go 'Under the Sea' with latest Paramount production

    I’ve yet to see a Paramount Theatre production truly flounder, and “The Little Mermaid” is no exception.
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: 'You might be a naturalist if ... '

    Note to readers –áthis column was first published in 2010.Years ago, a thoughtful naturalist, or per ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am