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Looks like a banana, but eats like a potato!

May 13, 2015 My 16-month-old daughter has started identifying her favorite fruit, joyfully crying “ba-TA-ta!” as soon as she spies the cheery yellow fruit in our produce basket. more »»

Lemon-truffle sauce delights

May 13, 2015 One of my favorite summer meals is asparagus and pork chops cooked to perfection on the grill. It’s a fast and effortless meal that is perfect for summer weeknight. more »»

Moviegoers should enjoy snacks quietly

May 13, 2015 Dear Annie: Last week, my husband and I were able to secure tickets to a movie that had been sold out for several weeks. more »»

Vanilla longevity

May 13, 2015 Dear Heloise: I bought a bottle of real vanilla extract at least eight years ago. I was told it would keep forever. more »»

Hearing loss after surgery

May 13, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a hip replacement. I am 84, with hearing loss. My family says my hearing is worse after the operation. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 13, 2015 The primary goal of a defending pair is to make the most of their combined partnership resources. It follows from this that top-notch defense depends heavily on partnership cooperation. more »»

Serve up a winner with coffee cake

May 6, 2015 Family events are often opportunities to try a new recipe for a group of unsuspecting guinea pigs. Sometimes things fall flat, and sometimes you find a recipe that’s a keeper. more »»

This Mother’s Day, let Mom have scrambled eggs her way

May 6, 2015 As a mom, I know there’s no better gift on Mother’s Day than being served breakfast in bed, complete with the Sunday paper. more »»

Man is remorseful for committing date rape

May 6, 2015 Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 30 years. Before we met, I coerced a woman into having sex. I did not use physical force, but she did not give consen. more »»

Will this solution be scrubbed?

May 6, 2015 Dear Heloise: I like your hint about sanitizing dish sponges sanitizing dish sponges in the microwave. However, I use the ones with scrubbies on one sid. more »»

Vaccines boost immune system

May 6, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I was wondering what adult vaccines should be given to enhance the immune system, in addition to improving sleep and diet. — P.P. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 6, 2015 Most errors in the play of the cards can be attributed to laziness rather than ignorance or limited ability. This observation applies equally to the offense and the defense. more »»

Delicious Cake Pops

April 22, 2015 Ingredients Two of your favorite cakes, baked 1/2 cup of your favorite icing 12 oz package of milk chocolate melting chips 12 oz package package of white chocolate melting chips Assorted sprinkles ... more »»

Candy cupcakes

April 22, 2015 Ingredients Your favorite cupcake recipe, combine the ingredients as instructed, but stop before distributing between cups Assorted packages of your favorite chocolates Your favorite icing Assorte... more »»

Delicious DIY doughnuts

April 8, 2015 Southern pastry chain Krispy Kreme came up with a great gimmick to get folks to buy their doughnuts as an impulse buy. more »»

Ditch take-out for this sweet-and-sour dish

April 8, 2015 There is just something disgustingly delicious about sweet-and-sour chicken, that deep-fried, sugar-slathered staple of Asian take-out. more »»

Borrowing from barbecue for a better grilled cheese

April 8, 2015 For me, a grilled cheese sandwich is just pure comfort. And truth is, even a bad grilled cheese is satisfying. But a great grilled cheese will change your day for the better. more »»

Freshness matters for asparagus

April 1, 2015 When shopping for asparagus, people often focus on the wrong thing — how thick the stalks are. They think thinner is better. Truth is, asparagus can be delicious regardless of how thick it is. more »»

Taking chicken from frozen to delicious in less than 30 minutes

April 1, 2015 By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press Despite its reputed speed at getting dinner done, the pressure cooker was slow to win me over. more »»

Delicate treat gets gluten-free update

March 25, 2015 I often use my Tribune Cooks articles to try new recipes, and this one is no exception. Several weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Altrusa Club te. more »»



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