Janet W. Vautard

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Rose black spot can be controlled

<b>Q: My best rose came down with black spot disease. I removed all damaged leaves and sprayed it but overnight it was on other leaves!</b> <i>Lynn Greenwell,</i> …

Gardening

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

EPA rollbacks already touching Americans' lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 37 mostly female farm-workers in California's Central Valley, U.S. policy under Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt became personal not long after sunup one day in May 2017.<p>Picking cabbage that morning, the workers noticed a tarry smell drifting from a nearby …

Obama Administration

Turns Out You've Been Drinking White Wine the Wrong Way This Whole Time

On a recent trip to Portugal, I went up to the bar and ordered myself a glass of white wine. No frills; just straight up house wine. I watched the …

This Was the Most Popular Southern Living Recipe Last Month-Here's Why

Sun-ripened, straight from the patch strawberries were made for springtime desserts. And, when paired with another fruit, they get even better. …

John McCain’s Last Fight

The Arizona senator’s twilight struggle with Donald Trump is so bitter because they’re more alike than you think.<p>John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively disinviting President Donald Trump from his …

Campaign Finance

Horseradish-Bacon Twice-Baked Potatoes

Position racks in the middle and upper third of the oven; preheat to 400 degrees F. Scrub the potatoes and dry well. Bake directly on the middle oven …

The Prettiest Rhubarb Cake to Make Right Now

Rhubarb comes and goes so fast, I usually only make the tail end of the season. And I <i>always</i> make the same thing: a strawberry rhubarb pie. Now, this …

Master Gardener: How to get irises to flower; when to harvest onions

<b>Question: A few years ago I bought a number of iris plants in bloom. I planted them in a flower bed and they multiplied and bloomed very well each</b> …

“The Secretary had every intention of staying”: State’s shocking Tillerson statement

I’ve never seen anything like this.<p>Shortly after President Donald Trump ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and tapped CIA Director Mike Pompeo to take his place, State Department spokesperson Steve Goldstein issued a statement on the firing that’s frankly astonishing. It undercut the White …

Donald Trump

20 Meatless Casseroles That Almost Require No Effort

If you ask us, there's nothing like a nice comforting meal for dinner, no matter the season. Whether you're a full-time vegetarian trying to add variety to your diet or looking for some exciting new meatless Monday options, you'll be thankful for casseroles. The 20 healthy(ish) and meat-free …

The Ultimate Chocolate Pie

For the crust, crumble three-fourths of 1 (9-oz.) box of chocolate wafer cookies to yield 2 cups.

How to Make a Better Quiche, Faster (No Blind Baking!)

Quiche was a big dinner staple in our kitchen growing up. It was always on heavy rotation, especially in the colder months, and my mother had two specialties: broccoli-cheddar and Swiss chard. My sisters and I each had our favorite; they all loved the chard and I loved the broccoli. Regardless of …

23 Easy Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

Eggs are tiny miracle workers in the kitchen. They can be stored in the fridge for a long time and they are cheap, hard to mess up, and one of the …

The perks of being a member of Congress

Members of Congress are granted policies, benefits, and perks that grant them privileges denied in most other workplaces. In yesterday's lead item in …

The Last Detail

When Donald Trump won the presidency, many Americans hoped John McCain would live up to his maverick image and resist his agenda. But after the senator was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, his contrarian resolve revealed itself in unexpected ways that may shape his legacy—and our future. McCain …

7 Smart Slow-Cooker Tricks That Make Everything Taste Better

One of my daughter’s first words was “cooker.” She soon graduated to “Dat your cooker, Mommy?” This was just the natural consequence of a toddlerhood …

Cooking

42 Best Quick Bread Recipes

These easy quick bread recipes are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, so they rise quickly when compared to traditional yeast breads with …

Grilled Stuffed Chili Rellenos or Green Bell Peppers

This stuffed pepper recipe can be used to make either vegetarian Mexican chile rellenos using poblano peppers on the grill, or, if you don't have …

Cooking

12 Veggie-Heavy Quiches and Frittatas for Brunchy Goodness

Brunch never gets old. No matter how many weekends go by filled with savory prosciutto-laden tarts and Bloody Marys, we’re just left wanting <i>more</i>. Luckily, with summer produce in full swing, this is the perfect opportunity to incorporate all of those fresh veggies, from asparagus to zucchini, into …

Chickpea tikka masala: It’s not traditional, but it sure tastes great

I once confessed that, as a lover of wordplay, I am drawn to every recipe I see whose name substitutes “chickpeas” for “chicken.” When I recently ran into Chickpea Tikka Masala, I had to try it, even though I knew the “tikka” part of the name doesn’t quite translate. (It means “pieces,” and refers …

Best Ever One Bowl Chocolate Cake (From Scratch)

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare two 8″ or 9″ round pans (or I’ve also used a 9″x13″ sheet cake pan). You can either grease and flour the …

A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Dessert

Ten Minute Vegan Vegetable Fajitas

Eating vegan? Like fajitas? Try this quick and easy vegetable fajitas recipe calling for red and green bell peppers. You can get these easy …

Cooking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue