For brunch, bake your eggs in a pastry nest

Eggs baked in pastry nests made of phyllo (Sara Moulton via AP)

Spruce up a seasonal brunch by baking eggs with mozzarella, pesto and prosciutto in a nest of pastry dough



‘Station 19’ review: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ spinoff doesn’t ignite

Straight off the Shondaland assembly line, “19” has a good lead, lots of energy, but not all that much else — especially an original concept.

Ivoryton Playhouse opens season with 'The Fantasticks'

The Ivoryton Playhouse will open its 2018 season tonight with the romantic fable "The Fantasticks." The musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is a tale of young love, shattered dreams and universal truths. David Pittsinger, who...


Local brews and lax for St. Patty's Day at Mohegan Sun

Local brews and lax for St. Patty's Day at Mohegan Sun

Food tip — Extra Buttery Caramel Corn

Food tip Extra Buttery Caramel Corn, Legends, Plano, Texas A fat man's disclosure: My nephew Jack, a high school senior in Plano, Texas, works part-time at a gourmet popcorn shop called Legends. Each Christmas, my wife Eileen and I...


Early signs of spring migration

March begins the spring that most of us know: the time of noticeably longer days, sugar-maple buckets placed on the trees, the year’s first robins, and birds singing early in the morning. It is also the time when great flocks of birds arrive...

Tiny specks in The Eye of Quebec: A kayak expedition around a remote, unique Canadian lake

“Hang on! Here comes a big one!” Phil Warner shouted from the rear cockpit of his tandem kayak as an approaching, squall-driven wave prepared to wash over our decks.


Love is lost in good marriage as abuse increases with time

DEAR ABBY: I have been married 14 years and have two children. The first three years of marriage were great. We both cared for and respected each other. As our children grew older and our jobs have become more demanding, my...

Longtime addiction remains a secret in woman's past

DEAR ABBY: I am a 53-year-old woman who has finally met a kind, decent man after many abusive relationships. I honor our bond and have been open about my past, which has been colorful, to say the least. I was an addict. It...

Disabled wife is overwhelmed by husband's messy habits

DEAR ABBY: I'm a disabled middle-aged woman, married for 15 years. From the beginning, there was never much passion between my husband and me, but we're friends. I'm now becoming less able to go out and do things, and I will...

Man uses security cameras to spy on stay-at-home wife

DEAR ABBY: I'm a stay-at-home mom with three children — all in school. We recently had security cameras installed around our house. However, my husband has taken to using them to monitor everything I do throughout the day.

Cancer diagnosis prompts search for life's lost love

DEAR ABBY: This is the 37th anniversary of when I met and fell in love with a beautiful young woman in Iowa. We were together less than a year before she decided to pursue her dreams in California. When she left, it broke my...

Son throws a tantrum after wedding gift is cut in half

DEAR ABBY: I was working out of town in a position that paid a good salary. When my adult son proposed to his girlfriend, I told him I would try and give him $10,000 for the wedding. Well, things changed. I had to return home for...