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My favorite food films

Napoleon Dynamite

I can't believe I missed the Academy Awards this year. I simply wasn't paying attention to all the red-carpet hype because like many Americans, I didn't see most of the nominated films. But I love...

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Ad lib your way to French shepherd's pie

Before I get to the recipe, I need a timeout to do something for Michael, my husband. He asked me to thank Washington Post Food for allowing me to write for the...


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Company nurtures old varieties, new gardeners

Winter has been long, cold and, for many of us, the party guest who doesn’t know when to vamoose. But the Ice Man Goeth, and sooner than you think. I found...


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The Conversation: What happens to your brain when you give up

HERSHEY, Pa. — Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted,...


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How men use the word 'drama' to win fights against women

If you’ve ever dated online, you’ve surely noticed how many people are on the lookout for drama. “Not into playing games or drama,” is a...


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Read a book aloud and 'light up' your child's brain

Bedtime isn’t the only time that Jane, age 22 months, enjoys hearing stories read aloud. “We have books in every room,” says her mother Sandy...




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7 read-aloud favorites

1. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle A humorous tale of a caterpillar eating his way through strawberries, salami, a cupcake and more, until...


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Tips for making the most of reading aloud

• Create a time to read. Although bedtime is the popular favorite, any time of day is good for stories, says Bob Robbins, co-founder of the national nonprofit...


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Jan Zogmaister named Utah Mother of the Year

WEST HAVEN — Jan Zogmaister may be known as a successful business woman and a political leader but to an ever growing group of people, she’s known...


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My favorite food films

I can't believe I missed the Academy Awards this year. I simply wasn't paying attention to all the red-carpet hype because like many Americans, I didn't see most of...


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Beauty in the cold light of day

For restless gardeners, the next four weeks offer a window for sowing spring peas. Common garden peas, snow peas, snap peas — all will take to the frigid soil...


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Ad lib your way to French shepherd's pie

Before I get to the recipe, I need a timeout to do something for Michael, my husband. He asked me to thank Washington Post Food for allowing me to write for the...