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Updated at 6:23 PM

It’s time to get spring bulbs in the ground. In addition to a stash of daffodils I dug up with other plants, I have a bag of tulips to get planted. In other words, I’m getting ready to do battle with my wildlife.

Updated at 2:05 PM

You may have cherished memories of holiday meals with friends and family. If you’re preparing a memorable holiday meal of your own, make food safety a priority so guests don’t remember it for all the wrong reasons.

Updated at 2:03 PM

A rule of thumb for food safety is to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. That rule applies to Thanksgiving leftovers too.

Updated at 2:01 PM

Some people are all about the stuffing, for others it’s the mashed potatoes. And the argument of sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows has sparked decades-long family feuds.

Updated at 1:58 PM

Thanksgiving without cranberries — unthinkable!

Updated at 1:56 PM

Don’t get stuck with a turkey that’s too small for the feast or one that's frozen solid on Thanksgiving morning.

Updated at 9:51 AM

The holiday shopping season is about to begin in full force. But you may not want to wait until Black Friday to start hunting for deals, especially if you're shopping online.

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 2:16 PM

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, cooks are busy making decisions: what to put in and what to leave out. Some pure traditionalists keep the table exactly as they have been doing for generations in their families. Others like to bring in new...

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Maybe it's due to our evolution from the era of cavemen when the strongest and fastest hunters would have the biggest bounty to eat. Or maybe it's just another example of the male perception of what women like gone awry.

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Q: Now that it is getting to be stew-and-soup season, can you explain what one bay leaf contributes to a recipe? Is it really necessary?ó Karen Stover, Westerville, Ohio

Updated Nov 19, 2015 at 10:25 AM

A couple of decades ago, to come up with a portrait to tuck into Christmas cards, the whole family probably put on festive attire and headed to a department store.

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