Brisk mornings, fall colors, pumpkin pie and apple cider. Autumn is just the best time of year, right? While we're thinking toward Halloween and Thanksgiving, consider this a strong nudge to put Christmas high on the list. Start planning now and you'll benefit in so many ways come December.
Frugality. It's a word that for many people screams deprivation; poverty. I get letters from readers who say they've had it with trying to live below their means and never having anything they love. "What's the point if all of this deprivation if it just makes me feel even more miserable?" w…
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It happened again; I suffered a kitchen disaster. Boy, do I hate when that happens! This time, I ruined an entire pot of pasta because I got busy and was not paying attention. By the time I realized, the pasta had cooked beyond al dente all the way to al mushe. I could barely make out the pa…
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DECATUR — The Decatur public library will be hosting an event featuring Samhain: The Celtic Roots of Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.
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DECATUR — Boo at the Zoo is returning to Scovill Zoo.
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I had to laugh when I opened my mail to read how one reader was able to get his glass shower doors so clean and sparkly that they looked like new. I had a can of his remedy sitting right there next to my computer.
Dear Mary: I wish to share a sweet corn trick with you and your readers that allows you to cook fresh corn in the husk in the microwave. Cut through the husk right up to -- not through -- the cob at the stem end (where the ear was attached to the stalk) and all the way around. Microwave on h…
I love it when readers send me their questions. Today I pulled the following letters from the EC mailbag.
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