Hefner: oppressor or liberator? Women debate his legacy

(AP) —Oppressor or liberator? Feminist in a silk robe, or pipe-smoking exploiter? Opinions were flying a day after Hugh Hefner’s death ove...

October 1st, 2017 |  


Leeks are the star in this quick, simple chicken dinner

(AP) — We are less than a month into the school year, and suddenly, we’re swamped.You too?Six o’clock sneaks up on my family, and we...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Don’t toss that old beer: Make some delicious bratwurst

(AP) — When I first moved to Chicago from North Carolina, I was amazed at the variety of sausages. There were polish sausages, bratwurst, bockwu...

September 30th, 2017 |  


The Moody Blooms: Dark florals move from runway to rooms

We know that what brews in fashion percolates into decor. This fall, it’s floral prints loaded with depth and drama.Anna Sui’s fall 2017 s...

September 30th, 2017 |  


US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in ...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Spooky or sweet: choosing a theme for Halloween decorations

Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick or treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween.“When kid...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Consumer packaging group to reduce confusing food labels

NEW YORK (AP) — “Sell by?” ”Display Until?” ”Best Before?”These food date labels intend to help shoppers fig...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Handle winter squash with care

By DEAN FOSDICKAssociated PressWinter squash is finally nearing maturity after spending 80 to 100 days growing in the family garden. What is not gener...

September 30th, 2017 |  


Fox’s ‘Family Guy’ launches Season 15 on Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — As everyone must know by now, Fox’s animated series “Family Guy” lives to lampoon human nature and human frail...

September 29th, 2017 |  


Fox’s ‘Family Guy’ launches Season 15 on Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — As everyone must know by now, Fox’s animated series “Family Guy” lives to lampoon human nature and human frail...

September 29th, 2017 |