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Simple ways to prepare for kindergarten

Published Jul. 26 2017

Dear Heloise: As a follow-up to your column about helping ease kids into kindergarten, here are some more hints:

Stop taking ED drugs before anesthesia

Published Jul. 26 2017

We have a new, firm warning from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists to the millions of guys taking erectile...

Dad suspects he's judged for stay-at-home status

Published Jul. 26 2017

Dear Abby: I'm at my wits' end. I have been unemployed for almost two years. My wife has been working...

Grill-smoked fish great for salads to spreads to omelets

Published Jul. 26 2017

My grandfather, a bricklayer by trade, fashioned his own smokehouse under the stairwell of a small Chicago bungalow. He filled...

These homemade Crispy Shrimp Tacos are baked, not fried

Published Jul. 25 2017

From taco trucks to Mexican restaurants, tacos are just about everywhere these days. And why not? A taco is exactly...

Drinking (coffee) to your health

Published Jul. 25 2017

According to the Oxford Dictionary blog, three unusual words for a cup of coffee are: "skilly," nautical slang for a...

It may be hot outside, but these salads will be cool at the table

Published Jul. 25 2017

The dog days of summer are officially here with temperatures in the 90s and humidity to match. It's the time...

Coconut milk marinade helps grilled chicken rise to occasion

Published Jul. 25 2017

The revolution demands: Rise up. And desks heed the call. Enough of sitting idle, standing still, holding steady at 29...

Cookbook offers up a spicy taste of Brazil for a sizzling meal

Published Jul. 25 2017

I'm loving the chile-based marinade from "Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond," by David Ponte, Jamie Barber and Lizzy Barber, that I've...

Easy-to-grow basil has many uses

Published Jul. 25 2017

Basil is truly an incredible herb that is easy to grow and use in cooking. It has a rich and...

Deviled burgers have a bit of heat, lots more flavor

Published Jul. 25 2017

Some good ground beef, preferably not too lean (when making burgers, fat is our friend), and a generous sprinkling of...

'Where do I start learning about wine?' This columnist has the answer

Published Jul. 25 2017

The two wine questions I get asked most are "What is your favorite wine?" and some version of "Where do...

Swedish meatballs may become a favorite

Published Jul. 25 2017

Dear Heloise: My husband loves Swedish meatballs, but I don't have a recipe for them. Do you?—Karen C., Middletown, N.Y.

Irresponsible boyfriend earns nothing but woman's anger

Published Jul. 25 2017

Dear Abby: My boyfriend cheated on me the whole time I was pregnant last year. He lived in Florida, and...

Health Beat

Published Jul. 25 2017

Health Beat for July 26, 2017.

Community Activities

Published Jul. 25 2017

Community Activities for July 26, 2017.

Mixed signals from mother leave teenager seeking clarity

Published Jul. 25 2017

Dear Abby: I'm 17. My mom and I often disagree on things. Don't get me wrong—I don't care what she...

Shopping malls: Worth saving?

Published Jul. 25 2017

Dear Heloise: I'm wondering how your readers feel about SHOPPING MALLS?

Don't boil those tomatoes alive! Why not to water during the hottest weather

Published Jul. 23 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—This tomato plant was a goner. Thinking I was helping, I only hastened its rapid demise.

Golden anniversary: Bridget and Philip White

Published Jul. 22 2017

Bridget and Philip White of Texarkana will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Williams Memorial United Methodist...

Art in the garden: Placing the right work in the right spot key to success

Published Jul. 22 2017

For many landscape designers and homeowners, a garden isn't complete without the right art. But how do you find the...

It may be time to put away the fertilizer

Published Jul. 22 2017

Last call for fertilizer!

The beauty of blue and white color combo never fades

Published Jul. 22 2017

Some color crushes come and go. Others develop into true love that lasts forever. That's how I feel about the...