This week's book review started with a simple curiosity, as do most of my selections for Off the Shelves critiques.
If you've been reading my column for any length of time, you know that I like gadgets. I especially like kitchen gadgets. One of the neatest ones that I've seen in a while is the Spachello by Swissmar. The Spachello is basically a spatula and cutting knife combined into one tool. It is the ultimate sandwich making device. You can use the serrated knife to cut meats, breads and cheeses and then use the spatula side to apply mayo, mustard or even peanut butter. The rounded end of the Spachello allows you to scoop out the remaining peanut ...
As I begin this article, I must confess that I am not an indoor plant expert. Frankly, I think plants belong outside.
Which plants should I prune now and how?
A hot bowl of hearty soup on a cold, winter day is an ultimate comfort food. Turns out, the simple fare boasts many benefits.
Unlike many people, I'm not a maker of New Year's resolutions. Mainly because when I see the need for change or improvement, I resolve to fix it then, even if it's July 23 or Oct. 1. I don't wait until the first of the year.
A dishwasher is really a handy tool. In fact, if you only use your dishwasher on dishes, you're missing out. Consider using it to clean your children's toys, garden tools and even shop tools. Important: Don't use your dish washer to clean anything crystal or thermos mugs. The heat can break the crystal and will break the airtight seal on the mugs.
It's finally here - Christmas! I hope each of you is having a great Christmas Day filled with fun, food, family and fellowship.
Looking for a last-minute gift for the cook in your life? Here are a few ideas for great gadgets every well-stocked kitchen should have.
Last year's best present was from neither friend nor loved one. It was gifted to me by life. One of those rare lessons that grows more beautiful in memory as time passes.
The Kellers Co. has been making butter products for more than 100 years. Each December they come out with their famous "Christmas Tree Butter Sculpture." It looks good and tastes good. You can find them at most Publix grocery stores.
With all the stress of shopping, decorating, traveling and just making time to enjoy the holiday season, one can see why we are drawn to Christmas stories that make us feel good. The most memorable holiday movies, television specials or books are the ones that make us smile and laugh year after year.
The weather is cool, and the holiday season is in full swing. And while, I know many of you have other things on your mind, here are few tips for the home and garden.
What can I do to keep my yard and plants healthy through the winter?
There is a friend I have who cannot, for the life of her, tell a story.
Just the other day, I was looking at a dogwood tree at the house and saw it was in pretty good shape.
Yay for Spring! It's officially the beginning of the arrival of fresh, local fruits and vegetables.
For the past few days, Chloe's been rude. She's been moody. She's been downright angry.
Shakespeare told us a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
A lot of plant debris accumulated during the winter. What to do with it all?
Grilling season is picking up the pace. The warmer weather means more cookouts and picnics.
Last year, one of my son's favorite Georgia Bulldogs tore his anterior cruciate ligament.
Most Georgia residents have been bit by a tick at one time or another.
I remember as a boy playing with all of the other neighborhood kids during the summer.
I have always worked. In my family, when you turned 16, you got a job.
They play it with towels, shirts, pants and blankets. They play it with just about anything they can get their hands on. I think that's why the dog has started hiding under the bed.
Happy Easter! As you read this, I am on my way to Chicago for opening day at Wrigley Field.
As gardening activities are starting, two factors are crucial: topsoil and weather.
If you are like most of us, then this is the time of year we all have something growing in the yard other than what you want to be growing.
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