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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 …

A doggone great winter

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Winter weather in New Hampshire is invariably cold, although the intensity of the cold may vary, along with the amount of snow and ice on the ground at any time. And yet, our dogs need to go out, …

All natural relief for winter weary skin made in New Hampshire

Thursday, December 31, 2015

It was happenstance that I came across Old Orchard skin care; I was online looking for a completely different type of product. Sometimes in life we get lucky, I guess. And at exactly the right moment. Winter wreaks …

A toast to the new year

Thursday, December 31, 2015

French 75 The best of the classic sparkling-wine cocktails, this drink was created during World War I and named for a 75-millimeter French artillery gun, which should suggest that it is not as gentle a drink as it …

Get started on your fitness goals

Thursday, December 31, 2015

When I last discussed goals, I wrote, in my opinion, waiting until New Year’s to make your resolutions isn’t the best way to go. I’m aware that many people are still going to use the new year as …

The best

Thursday, December 31, 2015

When I worked as a pastry chef at The Cleaver Company in New York City more than twenty years ago, one of our most requested recipes was this lemon tart. I have no idea who originated the recipe …

It’s time to get (and stay) organized

Thursday, December 31, 2015

If you got to the office and couldn’t find your desk, you may need to add organization to your new year’s resolutions. Over the holidays in particular, papers start to pile up. Drawers overflow. And where did that pen get off to? It’s not too difficult to get …

Sparkle without all the effort

Thursday, December 3, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? The time when we get to set our houses sparkling with lights, indulge in baking and eating all manner of sweet treats, and wrap up gifts we’ve lovingly chosen …

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 …

Temper chocolate for perfect candy

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Apologies for this not-at-all-humble brag, but I give the best homemade candy to my friends at this time of year. As in, spouses-hide-it-from-one-another, good candy. I have been doing this for 30 years, and if I stopped now, …

Happy howlidays

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The holidays are a very stressful time of year for a lot of people, and it can be just as stressful on the family pets, too. Whether you are traveling, having company over or even just kids being …

Decorate your table beautifully for the holidays

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Awe guests with a beautiful table What is a tablescape anyway? Basically it is a creatively designed table arrangement or centerpiece that utilizes specific objects or groups of objects to create a theme, a mood or to simply …

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 …