Veg out: Fall veggies such as squash and green beans are great side dishes that can add color and variety to the meal with limited calories. Go fruity! Baked apples or poached pears are light ways to end any autumn meal.
Recipes: Oven-Fried Okra (Makes six ½-cup servings)
Canola oil cooking spray 1 20-ounce [...]
The holiday season is a time of happiness and excitement. We start to feel it – as early as November – as homes are decorated with lights, stores are overrun with shoppers and radio stations are playing festive music. Of course, the holidays can also bring on feelings of sadness, nostalgia and loneliness for some. [...]
The best in children’s literature, selected by Jim Whiting.
Melissa Marr grew up believing in faeries, ghosts, and various other creatures. After teaching college literature for a decade, she applied her fascination with folklore to writing. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange. She [...]
Imagine you and your grandchild gliding together down a snowy slope sparkling with diamonds of reflected sunlight. A woodpecker is tapping away in the forest, and the air is invigorating and refreshingly scented with pine, spruce and fir. This is just one of the thousands of memorable experiences that you could enjoy when skiing with [...]
The ultimate brag book
There’s not a grandparent who’s not ready to whip out pictures of their grand- children at a moment’s notice. Now you can do it electronically! You can keep all your favorite photos on hand with a Digital Photo Keychain from Brookstone. Com- pact, cute and James Bond-cool, this powerful little gizmo [...]
Ashlee, my four-year-old granddaughter, played nearby while I cleaned up the wooded area behind my small mobile home. With typical curiosity, she stopped to examine some rocks that were arranged in the form of a cross.
“Why is this cross here, Grandma?” she asked.
“You remember Grandma’s little, black doggy, don’t you?” I asked. “When [...]
My daughter, Staff Sergeant Daylena Gonzalez, is coming home. She’s been serving with the U.S. Air Force in Djibouti, Africa, for six months. Her husband, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Ernesto Gonzalez, is still in Iraq, where he has been for the past year. Where am I? I am in Long Beach, California, serving as [...]