Certain foods are inextricably linked with game day parties: chicken wings, nachos, chili, guacamole … and salsa.
Home and Hearth
NEW YORK — There are those for whom recycling and composting are not nearly enough, who have reduced their annual waste to almost zero, ditched their clothes dryer or given up flying, and are ready to take the next step in exploring the frontiers of sustainable living.
LOS ANGELES — Homeowners who held off on selling their home in 2022 as the housing market slowed missed out on a windfall and may have to settle for slimmer profits if they opt to sell this year.
When visiting friends or family who have both houseplants and young children, I’ve been compared to “Aunt Bonnie” from the Geico commercial “Aunt Infestation.”
CASA GRANDE — With the price of eggs soaring, it’s nice to be able to whip up a sweet decadent treat that doesn’t require the addition of the oval-shaped poultry product.
Now that deciduous trees are bare, trunks and branches have taken center stage, and you might be noticing nuances and irregularities that evaded your attention over the summer. For instance, what are those green masses growing on your trees?
This is a tale of two Black preachers. I sat across from one of them last Thursday. The Rev. Grady Whatley lives in Coolidge. His simple manufactured home is surrounded by fruit trees. A summer garden sits maybe 30 feet from the front door.
CASA GRANDE — Since I gave up coffee a while back, tea is my new indulgence and in the afternoon, I love making a sweet and creamy chai latte.
At first glance, Nina Edwards Anker’s sconces and chandeliers look like ancient scrolls of parchment, or sheets of buttery toffee, wrapped around LED bulbs.
We’ve upped the ante on the original pull-from-the-pantry meal — the grilled cheese — with one potent ingredient: kimchi. And we use it two ways for a double dose of flavor.
It was all over the fashion runways. Women’s Wear Daily raved about Armani dresses in this material. Harper’s Bazaar called it one of 2022’s biggest trends. At Britain’s film awards, celebrities partied in Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren and Gucci versions. It’s even found its way down to casual…
LOS ANGELES — Southern California beachfront property that was taken from a Black couple through eminent domain a century ago and returned to their heirs last year will be sold back to Los Angeles County for nearly $20 million, officials said Tuesday.
The number of young kids, especially toddlers, who accidentally ate marijuana-laced treats rose sharply over five years as pot became legal in more places in the U.S., according to a study published Tuesday.
CASA GRANDE — After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, January is a great time to slow down and settle in with some comfort foods. It’s also a great time to focus on food-friendly New Year’s resolutions.
Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to put away the decorations and take down the tree. If you have a live tree, consider recycling it or using it in other ways. Before we talk options, let’s talk about how a tree should not be disposed.
CASA GRANDE — With the holidays mostly over and a new year set to begin, many of us are looking for ways to cut a few calories from our favorite foods.
CASA GRANDE — Often considered a hallmark of fine dining, beef Wellington is one of those dishes that conjures up images of spending hours in the kitchen working with fussy dough, expensive beef and other ingredients to create a culinary masterpiece that will delight the senses.
As Christmas Day approaches, you probably have plenty to do and not much time. Getting and staying organized is key to crossing everything off your to-do list in time for the holiday festivities. No need to add replacing a dried-out Christmas tree or vacuuming countless dropped needles multi…
CASA GRANDE — With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, is there anything better than an easy two-ingredient dessert that looks impressive and tastes delicious?
I recently uncovered a statistic from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors that in 2021 more than 164,000 emergency room visits and just over 300 deaths in the United States occurred from ladder accidents. When I heard this, I wanted to educate readers and listeners on …
CASA GRANDE — Whether they’re enjoyed slightly seasoned on a piece of toast, as a bowl of guacamole or in other ways, avocados are not only tasty and healthy, they’re also versatile.
Have you ever pulled a muscle sliding down the hallway on a rug that was not adhered to the floor? Taken a trip to the ER because a kitchen knife slipped out of your hands? Did a mirror fall off the wall because the screws did not grip the stud?
CASA GRANDE — As I recently had some dental work done and was restricted to soft foods for a while, I have become obsessed with eggs and their versatility.
Working from our home has become more common in the last few years. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of people working from home tripled between 2019 and 2021. The spaces from which we work from home can vary. We are working from the garage, kitchen, bedroom, living room, and d…
CASA GRANDE — There’s something satisfying about salty, savory snacks with a hearty crunch. Homemade pasta chips are a simple snack that delivers a lot of crunch and best of all, they can be made using leftover pasta.
As the cooler temperatures take root, it is tempting to fire up the fireplace. However, before striking that first match or turning the gas on, we caution you to practice good fireplace safety.
TIJUANA — Erama Davilus, 36, makes the classic Haitian vegetable stew, legumes, the way her mother did in Haiti, simmering together cabbage, carrots, chayote and whatever other vegetables she can find.
CASA GRANDE — Few things are as deliciously satisfying as a serving of homemade pasta. Soft, versatile and delicious, homemade pasta is easy to make and inexpensive.
CASA GRANDE — Someone once told me that if you can read you can cook. And for the most part that’s true.
In Arizona’s primarily desert-like environment, the sound and sight of water elicit a calm and soothing response. You can enjoy those peaceful sounds at home with a fountain, pond, or both.
CASA GRANDE — When it comes to gluten-free baking, there are plenty of choices of various flours. And sorghum flour, which has a history that dates back an estimated 5,000 years, is a popular choice.
Before you hang a flatscreen TV, priceless piece of art, or heavy shelves on a wall, you must locate the stud behind the drywall. Therefore, a stud finder is a must-have tool in your toolbox. In fact, it’s one of the 12 must-have tools, I recommend.
Not all homes are connected to a city’s sewer system. It’s important to know whether or not yours is connected. Homes that do not have a direct connection will typically have a septic system.