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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 …

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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 out alongside a roast chicken or a …

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 …

Mastering a better apple pie

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Any number of tasks may strike you as easy as pie, but anyone who’s ever actually made a pie can tell you that it actually requires some care if you want it to turn out well. Consider apple …

Tips to avoid the challenges of traveling with someone who has dementia

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The holidays spell family and festivity to most of us. Travel to far-off places to visit friends and family is a time-honored tradition. But travel when one of the members of the party has Alzheimer’s or another form …

Jazz up green beans

Thursday, November 5, 2015

We apologize if you are a huge fan of green beans. We apologize if you are the sort of person who longs for the green beans at Thanksgiving. We think it’s a little strange, but we still apologize. …

Vegetarians shouldn’t settle for a meal made of sides

Thursday, November 5, 2015

This year we decided to reverse engineer the vegetarian Thanksgiving. Traditionally, diners who ditch the turkey are forced to cobble together a “main dish” by picking and choosing from the foods everyone else considers sides. But this year, …

Treats so simple it’s scary

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The eyes have it this year for easy Halloween treats. Being short on time, or skill, doesn’t mean you can’t turn out something worthy of even the finest Halloween party table, all you need is a little melted …

Pumpkin fever: Decorating with pumpkins can be more than jack o’ lantern grins

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall in New England is filled with pumpkins aplenty. We eat them. We flavor drinks with them. We carve them. But if chopping a lopsided smirk into your round orange squash doesn’t feel very original to you, check …

Pressure cooking 101 using chickpeas

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I have come to the pressure cooker late in life, probably because students were not taught how to use one at the French Culinary Institute back in 1986. Such a tool was suitable only for amateurs, according to …

Cozy up with a log cabin quilt on crisp day

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quilting is buying perfectly beautiful pieces of material or taking that special memorable child’s baby blanket or T-shirts that have been collected, and cutting them up to create a wonderful keepsake. Yes, that is what quilters love to …

Best pet costume contest winners

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The results are in! You sent us your best pet costume pictures and voted for the winners. Here are the top dogs, who are in fact all dogs. (Guess no one wanted a grumpy cat.) …

Bring your garden indoors

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What do goldfish bowls, brandy snifters and Mason jars all have in common? They can, and often are, used to create “gardens in glass” or terrariums. Basically a terrarium is a clear glass or plastic container filled with …