Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedule usually leaves too little time to get dinner on the table.
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If you are in Kumamoto, Japan, Kumamoto Castle is a must-see. Well-fortified with tall stone walls, it is one of the three premier castles of that area, the other two being Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread.
When Chicago chef Gregory Ellis makes a pork belly sandwich, he doesn’t stop at the belly. In addition to a fried egg and kumquat chow-chow, he adds a mystery ingredient — bacon jam.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Health officials in Puerto Rico on Thursday declared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya, which was introduced into the Caribbean region late last year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Construction begins Friday on a $1.8 billion project to remake terminals at Salt Lake City International Airport.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs strengthening the state’s official connection to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song title “Sweet Home Alabama.”
NEW YORK — A fashion exhibit centered on Beyonce will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in a section previously featuring only Hall of Famers.
DALLAS — As former first lady Laura Bush gazed at the elegant knee-length Oscar de la Renta dress and coat she wore to the swearing-in ceremony at her husband’s 2005 inauguration, she recalled that white turned out to be the perfect color choice.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Not many people have been to Coyote Canyon, a remote spot on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation.
MINERAL POINT, Wis. — This tiny town is a charming place where old stone buildings hug the hills, and artists’ galleries, pottery studios and antique shops line the streets.
Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige.
The summer sun yields to the crest of the mountain. The shadows deepen, then darken.
R ecently I purchased two Hawaiian sandalwood seedlings, Santalum ellipticum. I was told that due to the sandalwood’s symbiotic relationship with nearby plants, these sandalwood plants must be interplanted with other host plants in order to survive. The idea being to mimic as closely as possible the sandalwood’s natural growing situation.
There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you handle a seasonal abundance of blueberries?