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Updated at 3:52 PM

When most people pick a diet, they're hoping they can trim a few inches off their waistlines. But there's at least one diet out there that may be able to transform your health in different and more permanent ways.

Updated at 10:11 AM

Late June in New England. Spring is just a wink in time. Still this far into the season, we eat strawberries shipped from somewhere else. They seduce us from the produce section, looking like piles of rubies in green jewel boxes. Home, cellophane...

Updated at 10:01 AM

Q: How do I soften marzipan almond candy dough?ó Shannon Patke, Columbus, OhioA: Just pinch it off in small pieces and knead it with your fingers.

Updated at 9:54 AM

Truth be told, my experience with grain alcohol ended where it began: Ohio University circa 1985.

Updated Jun 28, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Garden Talk Column

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 10:07 AM

On a particularly murky day last week, I decided to put my freezer in order. I threw out a package of freezer-burned mini-waffles. I stacked up some bags of frozen vegetables that I couldnít bear to throw out. I found the bags of odd pieces of...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Sometimes when I open my mouth, I hear the words not only of my mother coming out but also of my grandmother and great-grandmother.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 2:36 PM

You've probably heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.

Updated Jun 21, 2016 at 1:08 PM

The pasta, done to nearly al dente, was tossed into the mix, to absorb the flavors and finish cooking. The meal, which included a simple salad, was ready before anyone could whine. Consider adding this to your own weeknight arsenal.

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM

This is a one-dish quick and easy dinner. Chicken and rice made with Puerto Rican sofrito is the secret to this dish.

Updated Jun 17, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Right now you can walk into a McDonald's and buy a McFlurry milkshake with M&Ms swirled in. Or a Burger King and buy a Snickers-branded pie. Or a Dairy Queen and ask for an M&M Blizzard. All of those brands are made by Mars. But Mars is considering...

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