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From the Kitchen: A last minute menu addition

I didn’t want to drop a recipe on you so close to the dinner you probably already have planned, but this one may need squeezed in.

If you are deep-frying a turkey and are wondering where the gravy might be coming from (beyond the jar or...

From the Kitchen: A last minute menu addition

I didn’t want to drop a recipe on you so close to the dinner you probably already have planned, but this one may need squeezed in.

If you are deep-frying a turkey and are wondering where the gravy might be coming from (beyond the jar or...

Innerviews: Passion for antiques inspired 18th-century “dream home”
Innerviews: Passion for antiques inspired 18th-century “dream home”

The quintessential tomboy, she wanted to be a coach, an uncommon aspiration back then. By default, she got a degree in economics. She wound up a housewife (remember that word?) with two young children and a husband who traveled constantly. Always, she ...

Will “Normal Barbie” find a “Normal Ken”?

Now that a “Normal Barbie” doll has debuted, featuring realistic body dimensions with optional stretch marks and acne patch accessories, Barbie’s buff BFF Ken must be getting pretty nervous.

Proportions for the new Lammily...

Beers to You: Brining your bird? Add a craft beer

By Rich Ireland

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I am sure local fire departments all across the U.S. are thankful that the deep-fried turkey craze has significantly waned. The latest trend in “turkey technology” is the (much safer than...

Smell the Coffee: Set a time limit, then wallow

By Karin Fuller

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I’ve had a rough couple of weeks.

Without going into any potentially litigious details, it was the kind of drama that would’ve delighted both Jerry Springer and Judge Judy.

It...

CindySays: Habits to be thankful for

By Cindy Boggs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — That scrumptious holiday known as Thanksgiving is upon us.

For weeks, I’ve written and rewritten menus, stalked my favorite chef’s websites for a new slant on an old recipe....

Garden Guru: Cranberries the size of quarters
Garden Guru: Cranberries the size of quarters

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Cranberry salad … cranberry sauce … cranberry relish … cranberry juice … cranberry cocktails — aah, the holidays are upon us.

There are many ways to enjoy this...

Counter Intelligence: Festive sides conserve oven space
Counter Intelligence: Festive sides conserve oven space

By April Hamilton

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Roasted turkey, baked yams, yeasty rolls fresh from the oven, roasted vegetables and fresh-baked pies create a Thanksgiving menu that makes us swoon.

However, when oven space is at a premium...

Vines & Vittles: Wine for Thanksgiving — anything goes!
Vines & Vittles: Wine for Thanksgiving — anything goes!

By John Brown

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it is time to select the wine for this distinctly American feast.

And while I will always use a wine or two from the good old U.S. of A. among those I uncork, ...

Live Life Fully: ‘ThanksLiving’ is for all year-round

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — What a difference a letter makes!

Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday (next to New Year’s Day), and I like the idea of extending it beyond its regular month.

So, a while back I ...

From the kitchen: Talking turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is never the time to try anything new or different, unless it’s an insignificant side dish or two that really won’t matter if it doesn’t turn out.

It’s almost a sacrilege to mess with your star-of-...

Innerviews: Impassioned advocate finds niche in public interest law
Innerviews: Impassioned advocate finds niche in public interest law

He’s the son and grandson of conservative Republicans. But this apple fell far left from the tree.

He leads the Grubb Law Group in a renovated historic home on Kanawha Boulevard. He occupies the spacious top floor, a former attic filled...

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