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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
  • Carrie Ann Inaba's DWTS Blog: Redemption for Michael Waltrip
    It was sad to see Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker go home last night, but they left on a high note. I hope Jonathan is happy with himself because he certainly should be. He's such a bright soul. His eagerness and his open heart always made you feel for him. I think he's a hard […]
  • Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Just Dance 2015, Snowpiercer & This Week's Best New Blu-ray, DVD & Video Game Releases
    It’s a fairly quiet week in the world of home entertainment, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still some great releases hitting store shelves. Not only do we have some fun classic television (Annie Oakley: The Complete Series, Square Pegs: The Complete Series, and The Red Skelton Show), but we also get a couple Criterion Collection […]
  • Christmas Comes Early for Viewers to Hallmark
    I’m a sucker for all those romantic holiday movies. The festive season, the lights, the decorations – all wrapped together with two people falling love under the mistletoe? :::sigh::: Yep, I’m a sucker for it all. Some people cry, “Bah Humbug!” over holiday movies starting too early and the Christmas trees lining stores in September […]
  • Remembering Oscar de la Renta: 10 Glamorous Gowns
    Oscar de la Renta, the iconic fashion designer who dressed leading ladies and first ladies for more than four decades died Monday in Connecticut. He was 82. As we mourn the loss of the fashion great who shared a July 22 birthday with Prince George, let's remember some of the creative and inspiring gowns from […]
  • Enter for a Chance to Win Annie Oakley: The Complete TV Series and a 32-Inch TV!
    Enter your information below for a chance to win Annie Oakley: The Complete TV Series , plus a 32-inch flat-screen LG TV! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Starts 5:00 P.M ET 10/17/14 and ends 4:59 PM ET, 10/24/14. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States/D.C. 13 or older, except employees of Sponsor, their immediate families […]
  • Showbiz Analysis with Country-Pop Artist Lizzie Sider
    At the age of 16, country-pop artist Lizzie Sider already has a strong presence in Nashville. The young woman, who recognized her love of performing and songwriting while in elementary school, has wasted no time pursuing her dreams and using music as a positive social force. Sider recently joined me for my podcast Whine At […]
  • Chewing the Fat with Jim Gaffigan
    Ah, the sweetness of a childhood crush, a boy in the thrall of his first love. Except for stand-up comic Jim Gaffigan, the crush wasn't a cute girl with pigtails; it was a hot dog with mustard. “For my fifth birthday, my sister got me a package of Oscar Mayer Wieners and a six-pack of […]
  • Pumpkin- Cranberry Cornbread Muffins
    Have you jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon yet? Everywhere I look on the internet and in magazines, pumpkin seems to be all around us these days. It’s pumpkin-everything season! I’m adding to the frenzy today with some muffins that are good for dunking in chili and soup. The warm weather is slowly leaving us, and the time […]
  • Your New Perfect Fall Breakfast
    Turn on the fireplace, grab a fuzzy blanket and cozy up with this great twist on my favorite breakfast: Pumpkin Apple Crunch Oatmeal. Developed in my kitchen to appease an after soccer appetite for my son, Hayden, I found the smell to be magically appealing. Taking one bite warms the soul and fills the belly […]
  • Hearty and Homemade Pasta Bolognese
    Try this easy-to-follow recipe for a hearty, meaty and filling Bolognese sauce. Together, the meat, spices and tomatoes create a rich and complex flavor that’s perfect for piling on top of a plate of whatever pasta you have in the pantry (I used rigatoni). Top your pasta Bolognese with some grated Parmesan cheese and serve with a […]
  • 5 Easy Chicken Dinners Your Family Will Love
    Jennifer Segal is the chef and photographer behind Once Upon a Chef, a family-friendly recipe website featuring tested and perfected recipes with step-by-step photos. 1. White Chicken Chili (pictured above) — Made with a store-bought rotisserie chicken, this is an easy and delicious one-pot meal that you can have on the dinner table in under an hour. […]
  • Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pie? Vote in Our Dessert Showdown!
    Pumpkins and sweet potatoes are both in season at your local farmers market. But which makes the tastier dessert? In many parts of the country, sweet potato pie is gaining ground over the classic pumpkin pie. Here are two great recipes from McCormick Gourmet using its delicious Saigon Cinnamon. Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallow Meringue Spiced […]
  • 5 Unique Pumpkin Recipes to Celebrate Fall!
    Tis the season for all things pumpkin! These days, the internet is full of so many amazing recipes that it’s time to look beyond pumpkin pie (though we never grow tired of pie). How do pumpkin spiced cupcakes sound? Or perhaps pumpkin spiced dinner rolls? Sound good? Check out this roundup of 5 unique pumpkin recipes that will […]
  • Summer Blueberries in Autumn, starting with Blueberry-Coffee Rubbed Chicken Thighs
    With autumn comes dishes with spicy cinnamon and warm nutmeg flavors, sturdy winter squashes sweetly cooked down, and hearty soups. I'm blissfully thinking of summer blueberries. It's an unusual craving at this time of year, but blueberries' tart and sweet flavor are available year-round in different forms other than fresh. A long time ago, fresh […]
  • Mindful Parenting for Busy Parents
    Mindfulness is having its moment. It's heralded--all over the Internet, in magazines and bookstores--as a panacea for this modern madness we call life. Which is why Carla Naumburg, PhD, a social worker by training and a parent by fire, chose not to include the word “mindful” in the title of her new book, Parenting in the […]
  • TV Host Jillian Barberie Finds Success and Peace
    On Los Angeles television, there are morning shows and there is Good Day L.A. on Fox 11. Canadian native Jillian Barberie is the host I will never, ever forget, who stands out mightily from the host and anchor crowd for just being herself: smart, savvy and sassy. An a.m. fixture, she co-hosted the show for […]
  • Eat a Better Breakfast Every Day and Here’s Why
    When I was young, my Dad used to fix breakfast when he wasn't traveling. I remember once he made my brother and I a jelly omelet. Huh? Jelly on eggs? He occasionally served up the odd morning entrée and I dutifully ate it. In fact, our family ate breakfast every day. I also remember losing […]
  • Retro Style for You and Your Home
      I've always been a huge fan of vintage style, and in looking at the Fashion Week runways, I realized that I'm not alone. The classic styles remain so for a reason, maybe it's the styling or attention to detail, or even the quirky extras that make you think something is custom made instead of […]
  • The Best Face and Body Treatments To Tighten, Tone, and Glow
    As the fall weather delightfully descends and autumn takes hold, a new season is a chance to start fresh. Maybe it’s the beginning of a gym membership, a diet redo, or perhaps a rejuvenation of your skin? Now is an ideal time to take stock from head to toe. And if you find some areas in need of an […]
The right wine glass can make a big difference (10/08/14)
Wine glasses are an integral part of the wine experience. That is a pretty strong statement but it is absolutely true. We spent many years scoffing at wine snobs with their special glasses but in truth, we were wrong; very, very wrong. We began our journey into wine glassware with a simple but very dramatic test. ...
Taiwan brings their version of Scotch to the table (09/24/14)
A third invasion of the United States began quietly on or around 1955 with the unheralded introduction of the Volkswagen. They appeared suddenly and their population grew in leaps and bonds. This was noticed by the Japanese who, in the mid '60s gave us the Datsun, now Nissan. ...

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