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Make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice

Published Nov. 14 2018

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice that came in very handy the last time I made...

Turn smoked turkey, melty cheddar into an inspired lunch

Published Nov. 13 2018

Panini, sandwiches traditionally cooked in a ridged press, are hard to get wrong—but also surprisingly hard to get just right.

Tired of pumpkin spice? Try it in these recipes

Published Nov. 13 2018

Pumpkin Spice was always my least favorite Spice Girl, coming in even after Sugaran' Spice. There is something about that...

Cornbread stuffing—or dressing, if you prefer

Published Nov. 13 2018

So, what do you say, dressing or stuffing?

Move over, beef: Eggs and potatoes are the perfect match

Published Nov. 13 2018

Goodness doesn't get much simpler than eggs and potatoes. The combination works for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think scrambled eggs...

Safe ways to thaw your holiday bird

Published Nov. 13 2018

It is a week before thanksgiving and you cannot cook the star of the show if it is frozen. Precautions...

Cooler weather calls for a steaming bowl of chili

Published Nov. 13 2018

If you know anything about Texas chili, then you know for certain the one thing that is NOT in this...

Grandmother still waiting for thank-yous from teens

Published Nov. 13 2018

Dear Abby: It seems the children I raised and taught to write thank-you notes somehow failed to teach their children...

Community Activities

Published Nov. 13 2018

Community Activities for Nov. 14, 2018

Easy Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Published Nov. 13 2018

This Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe is just 250 calories per serving.

Live-streaming a marshland for fun—and science

Published Nov. 13 2018

PLYMOUTH, Mass.—If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can...

Bolivian observatory collects POLLUTION data as glaciers melt

Published Nov. 13 2018

LA PAZ, Bolivia—The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here...

Author: There's science behind our relationship with food

Published Nov. 13 2018

This is apparently true: People who buy or even see pictures of organic, healthful food are more likely to be...

Health Beat

Published Nov. 13 2018

Health Beat for Nov. 14, 2018

HPV vaccine recommendations expanded to adults

Published Nov. 13 2018

When Sony Pictures was hacked in 2017, the world learned that the company required actors to fill out a Cold...

Some cards provide credit score

Published Nov. 13 2018

Dear Heloise: I've noticed now that my credit card bill comes with my credit score. What gives?—Helen R. in Pennsylvania

Guilty man pretends innocence in divorce

Published Nov. 13 2018

Dear Abby: I am ashamed to admit this, but years ago I had an affair with a married man. His...

Here's social insecurity

Published Nov. 12 2018

Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off is about Social Security.—Heloise

Employee strives not to disclose operation under wraps

Published Nov. 12 2018

Dear Abby: I had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve) five months ago. I left my previous job because the way I...

Today in History

Published Nov. 12 2018

Today is Monday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2018. There are 49 days left in the year.

What to buy in November, from Black Friday deals to holiday toys

Published Nov. 12 2018

Competitive shoppers and casual consumers alike know November is the Super Bowl of spending. The holiday shopping season has begun...

Advance pay service may reduce use of payday loans

Published Nov. 12 2018

Americans take out roughly $50 billion in payday loans a year, each racking up hundreds of dollars in fees and...

From NYC to the woods of Arkansas

Published Nov. 10 2018

A little more than a year ago, Dr. C. Jason Smith was a tenured English professor at LaGuardia College in...