The microwave is the easiest way to brown ground beef. A lot of you already know this, but here's a tip you probably don't know. Before microwaving, place the beef in a microwave-safe colander and then place the colander in a bowl. When microwaving, the fat from the beef will drain through the colander and collect at the bottom of the bowl. Genius. Contributed by Jo Holt.
Our classic, Southern azaleas put on a remarkable show of color this spring. But what do we do after they have bloomed so that they have a healthy start toward next spring?
The ranks of those delving into vegetable gardening are growing daily.
Here's an unsurprising fact: California is the leading wine-producing state in the nation. What is surprising, however, is that 90 percent of American wine comes from the Golden State.
When Mama, my last surviving parent, died, I was orphaned; so my sister, Louise, stepped up and took charge.
The middle years of marriage are difficult to pinpoint.
The other day Chloe was trying to snap her fingers. She'd seen me do it before, and she was doing a very good job of mimicking my actions.
I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. When you read this column I know that your first thought will be, "How can this tip help me?" Let your second thought be, "Can this tip help someone I know?" Share the love, baby.
Every parent knows that sometimes, kids won't eat new foods.
Down in Milledgeville there is a lovely woman named Sophia who is a fan of this column. In turn, she is a supporter and friend of mine.
The response to my recent "I can't wait for the 1960s to be over and done with!" series has been overwhelming, so here's another installment.
If you want to stop receiving unsolicited phone books, go to yellowpagesgoesgreen.org.
Since we hear a lot about "going green" these days, how we can use that term in our gardening practices?
Even novice gardeners can appreciate the beauty of roses. There are more than 6,000 varieties, offering a wide range of forms, colors and fragrances from spring until fall.
There are lots of benefits to eating as a family.
As Halloween festivities are upon us, what is your favorite memory?
Your pet's mouth is full of bacteria. Just like yours.
We know the zones where the Earth's crust is thin and allows for devastating volcanic eruptions. But there seems to be no solution to the peril affecting many millions of people who live in the shadow of active volcanoes.
Succulent plants have become popular for good reasons: they are beautiful, drought tolerant and low maintenance.
If you're planning to send holiday care packages to the troops, now is the time to gather supplies and materials.
When I started preparing for this article in August, I planned to write about how women and men often show different signs of chest pain or heart attacks.
I'll be the first person to admit I'm not much of an outdoor person.
It was morning, and Chloe was watching me iron my shirt and pants for the day.
When I was about 12, Jake "the Snake" Roberts was a scary, scary man. His finishing move, the DDT, was the most devastating maneuver in professional wrestling. He would tuck your neck under his arm, then drive your forehead into the mat.
Strawberries are definitely a spring and early summer fruit, so why talk about them in October? Well this is the best time of year to plant them.
Just put Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in a room together and you'll have a movie, a truism that "The Judge" does its damnedest to disprove.
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
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