On Your Table: Spring soups perfect for quick suppers

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup is both colorful and delicious Soup is one of my favorite foods and I love to make these kind of recipes all year long, because they are so easy to make and so appetizing/nutritious for the family. Spring soups are among my favorites, because they show off the flavors of favorite produce.

No really, 10 easy hacks for oral health

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times While you’ve probably seen linkbait around the Internet on “10 easy hacks to…” on everything to weight loss to dating, many of which are of dubious quality, there really are a few simple things you can do to improve your dental health (and keep your family happier and maybe save you a few bucks). So here’s an easy...

On Your Table: Lighten up and deconstruct

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Lightening up familiar favorite dishes is a great way to please the family while serving healthier dishes. If the recent spate of springtime weather (this week’s crazy winter weather notwithstanding) has started you thinking about summertime and bathing suits, now is the time to start lightening up food choices. And, by the way, this doesn’t...

New month, new Super Six for your Sunday

It’s the first Sunday in March….so, that means it is time for the Super Six! This monthly article is a “Kelly hodge podge” of ideas/stream of consciousness/ window into my personality. I must confess that I don’t really have any rhyme or reason for my selections. They are (literally) what I have been perseverating about since last month’s rendition. So, without further ado… ● humble...

All About Connecting: Online dating quiz

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times This month, a quiz to kick off the column (don’t worry about studying!): ALL ABOUT CONNECTING’S ONLINE DATING QUIZ Do you find that the people you write through online dating sites and apps don’t write you back? Do you find that the people that reach out to you are the ones you are not interested in? Do you wonder if there are any new people on these...

On Your Table: Gumbo is for Mardi Gras

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Mardi Gras, the New Orleans celebration of Fat Tuesday which is marked by eating, drinking and parading. The raucous event preceding the start of Lent will soon be upon us. Let’s face it, Mardi Gras is an excuse to party, or at least host friends over for a festive dinner. And gumbo in its many variations is at the heart of Mardi Gras celebrations. So...

Invest in your child’s future by caring for their teeth

By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Let’s start from the beginning, that’s right great teeth start from great care of our kids. We have seen decades of dental disease declining in kids who receive routine preventive care and early intervention of dental problems. For most people taking our kids to the dentist twice a year is just want we do. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always...

A chance to find a special person love on Valentine’s Day

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My dear Readers, This is certainly the season of LOVE and as a Dating, Love and Life Strategist, I have never had a client that has inspired me more to help find the love and life one truly deserves. We all deserve love, and I feel so humbled and appreciative that I have been able to help hundreds of men and women find the love and life they’ve always dreamed...

Last-minute Valentine’s Day desserts

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times A little chocolate can go a long way to saying “I love you” to your sweetie on Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day is upon us but don’t stress out. Making the day special can be as easy or as elaborate as you’d like to make it. Simple seems best as the clock is ticking down. And last minute dishes can be just as delightful as...

Don’t Retire, Refire: Facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s

By Gail Suplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times To my Readers, while my articles, up to now, have been focused on keeping well, staying sharp and getting excited about this next chapter in our lives, what if we have challenges that are keeping us from fulfilling our ReFirement desires. I am so excited to share with you information of an event in our neck of the woods that I feel you will very much appreciate...