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Couples offer advice for everlasting love

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Want to know how to make love last? Why not ask a handful of couples who have kept it going over 50 years? We did, and we found that one thing the five Concord-area couples agreed on was that there is not just one secret to having a long and happy marriage. Though, marrying a serviceman might be one. Out …

Spicy sauces add an optional flavor

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Getting a healthy meal together quickly can be a challenge. Getting a healthy tasty meal together even more so, especially if you have some finicky eaters in the family. My solution? Take some time on the weekend every now and then to put together delicious, heart-healthy condiments to perk things up. Set them …

Simple tips for winter safety

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I love spending time outdoors in winter. With the right clothing and gear, you can have just as much fun in the winter as you do in the summer. Here are a few safety tips to keep you safe and warm when it is cold outdoors. Dress in layers Adding layers of clothing …

Remember your thank yous

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The holiday season is upon us and that means lots of people will be of giving and receiving gifts. Some presents will be great. Some will be questionable. Some you may already be planning to regift. But anything …

The big deal in toys this year? They play back

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Looking for this holiday season’s it-toy? Then it’s time to get smart. That may not be as simple as it sounds, considering the new cadre of characters buzzing and whirring their way on to wish lists. The big …

Brownies bring warmth to winter

Thursday, December 3, 2015

This is the treat that’s going to help you bridge the gap between the fun of summer and the warmth of the holidays. Start with a basic – but intensely rich – brownie, then mix in chopped mint …

Super simple star craft

Thursday, December 3, 2015

This star (or snowflake) looks complicated but is really simple to put together. It takes just a few minutes, paper and a couple of tools. What you’ll need 6 pieces of paper, cut square scissors tape stapler string …

Felted critters make cute gifts

Thursday, December 3, 2015

For holiday decorating and gift-making, fast and easy always win. Adorable doesn’t hurt, either. Needle felting hits all three targets. “It’s got one of the least bumpy learning curves of anything I’ve ever seen,” said Wynne Reynolds, a …

A great holiday product line

Thursday, December 3, 2015

When I received a box of holiday products to sample from Gilsum’s W.S. Badger Co., the intention was to try them out and choose one or two to write about. But this holiday line is so well done, …

A grateful tradition: Celebrating food predates Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thanksgiving is all about the food. Having food. Making food. Eating food. Sharing food. And giving thanks for food. In the fall of 1621 (likely September), English colonists at Plymouth Plantation and Wampanoag Native Americans celebrated the harvest …

Forget turkey – try roast chicken and pork this fall

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Many years ago, when I was in cooking school, our French chef teachers taught us a technique for preparing poultry called “à la crapaudine.” This translates as “in the manner of a toad.” It involves cutting a bird …

‘New England loves classic’ pies

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A dozen pie options are available to customers at The Crust & Crumb Baking Co. at Thanksgiving, ranging from a chocolate-infused midnight pumpkin pie to coconut cream pie to pork pie. The downtown Concord bakery has glass cases …

Don’t just set goals, achieve them

Thursday, November 5, 2015

This may be a little early for the traditional New Year’s resolution game, but if you find something to be important there is absolutely no reason to wait until January to improve your life. Odds are that you, …