October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Burger King Tries To Burn Wendy’s With Its Own Spicy Nuggets

NEW YORK (AP) – Burger King is adding spicy nuggets to its menu and firing up a rivalry with burger chain Wendy’s, which pulled the peppery snack from most of its restaurants earlier this year.  More...

Kellogg To Buy Protein Bar Maker RXBar For $600 Million

NEW YORK (AP) – Kellogg is buying protein bar maker RXBar, just days after the cereal company hired a former vitamin executive as CEO.  More...

Red Lentil And Chicken Slow- Cooker Soup

I am a Football Mom. A New York City Football Mom, so Football Moms from, say, Texas or California might smirk at me a little. That’s OK. More...

Death And Destruction, Hope And Heroism In California Fires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction from wildfires kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism and humanity.  More...

Another El Nino Problem: More Carbon Dioxide In Air

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new NASA satellite has found another thing to blame on El Nino: A recent record high increase of carbon dioxide in the air.  More...

Once An Inmate, She Helps Others Struggling With Addiction

YORK, Pa. (AP) – To this day, Cheryl Peterson- Jacquez struggles to explain why, at 42 years old, she decided to try cocaine.  At the time, her marriage was in turmoil, and she'd been diagnosed with cervical precancerous lesions. More...

Cheese Stars In This Meatless Burger That Has A Yum Factor

As much as I love a juicy beef burger, I’ve become a little obsessed with creating veggie burgers that step in and satisfy without any meat.  More...

Fall’s A Great Season To Create A “Cabinet Of Curiosities”

Digging around in a favorite flea market a couple of years ago, I found a handmade, compartmentalized box that someone had lovingly crafted from wood, probably 100 years ago. More...

Today In History

Stock Market Crashes In 1987

Today is Thursday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2017. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: More...

Old-world Charm In Europe? Cereal Cafes Serving Lucky Charms

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Travelers wandering the streets of European capitals in search of old-world charm might just as likely stumble upon a bowl of Lucky Charms.  More...

Vintners Inspect Grapes, Check Buildings After Wildfires

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) – Worried California vintners surveyed the damage to their vineyards and wineries Tuesday as wildfires sweep through counties whose famous names have become synonymous with fine food and drink. More...

Dirty Old Birds Shed Light On Key Global Warming Particle

WASHINGTON (AP) –  Some dirty old birds are helping scientists better understand one of the more baffling climate change mysteries.  University of Chicago researchers Shane DuBay and Carl Fuldner examined 1,347 dead birds in museums More...