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 Author Alice Randall and her daughter Caroline Randall Williams, authors of "Soul Food Love."

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.

about 10 hours ago


 Deanna Soost, owner of Good L'Oven Cookie Shop in Bellevue, boxes up an order in her shop.

Good L'Oven Cookie Shop and Muddy Cup Cafe warm up Bellevue

A new cookie bakery, run by Deanna Soost, cozies up beside a well-known coffee shop in shared storefront on Lincoln Avenue.

about 10 hours ago


 The 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva: that obscure object of desire

A Croatia-to-Pittsburgh wine odyssey: How an obscure bottle gets in the PLCB system

You could find the notable 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva in ... one store in Indiana County? Discover how Pa. fields requests for “luxury” items.

about 10 hours ago


 Tuna casserole.

Food fight: Our readers weigh in on Tuna Noodle Casserole

Some agree with Gretchen's "Yuk," some agree with Bob's "Yay,“ however everybody has an opinion.

about 10 hours ago


 Pittsburgh Fish Fry App.

The Food Column: An app for catching fried fish in Pittsburgh

Jireh Mobile is a free app available for download at jirehmobile.com. It’s free for the user but not for organizations listing its fish fry.

about 10 hours ago


A Personal Journey: The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March

Pittsburgher Jennifer Saffron returns to the heart of the civil rights movement to reconnect with Selma and recount her experiences.

about 10 hours ago


 Bearded barbet.

Let's talk about birds: bearded barbet

There are more than a hundred barbet species inhabiting tropical zone forests throughout Africa, Asia and the Americas.

about 10 hours ago


 Ann Wardrop was born Feb. 25, 1915, in Duluth, Minn.

Century Club: Arts and education supporter Ann Power Wardrop turns 100

Ann Power Wardrop also has marked more than 50 years of service to Carnegie Library, Carnegie Museum of Art and other organizations.

1 day ago


 Beef Wheat Berry Stew.

Marathon Ready: Beef Wheat Berry Stew

This protein-rich stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores.

1 day ago


Ask Natalie: Try to compromise over dad's dog

A daughter wants to know how to make her father understand his pet isn’t welcome in her home; where are all the men in Pittsburgh?

1 day ago


 Sara Bauknecht, Gregory Sgro and Natalie Bencivenga.

'Setting the Seen' celebrates first anniversary

“Setting the Seen” marks its anniversary with an interactive taping at Downtown Pittsburgh hot spot Hotel Monaco.

2 days ago


 Dianne C. Lemon, left, and her son Jaylee Lemon at the kick-off fashion show for Pittsburgh Style Week at The Priory in August 2014. The event is seeking fashion designers to be featured in the city’s third annual Style Week, Aug. 12-16.

Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh provisional chapter pushes forward

Plus: Ming Wang trunk show, Style Week Pittsburgh seeks designers, charity fashion soiree and more from the Pittsburgh style scene.

2 days ago


 Otto Chu and Eric Shiner.

Yale Club hosts alumni at Warhol Museum event

More than 100 Yale alumni gathered at The Warhol for a private tour of the Corita Kent exhibit.

2 days ago


 Vasso Paliouras, left, and Constance Zotis.

Lending Hearts Gala held at the LeMont

On Thursday, the third annual Lending Hearts Gala raised more than $60,000 to support children with cancer.

2 days ago


 Ellen and Greg Jordan.

Wyndham Grand hosts the Heart Ball

More than 700 guests attended the American Heart Association’s Heart Ball raising more than $1.2 million dollars for the charity.

2 days ago


 Katie "Peachie" Wimbush-Polk, mother of Wiz Khalifa, blows out birthday cake candles, as her husband Richard Polk watches.

Wiz Khalifa is a no-show at mom's birthday party

Rapper Wiz Khalifa threw a birthday party for his mother Katie “Peachie” Wimbush-Polk, at Heinz History Center, but got stuck out of town.

2 days ago


Stargazing: Observing Jupiter’s moons

Good binoculars or a small telescope will also show the planet’s four large Galilean moons.

2 days ago


 Jeremy and Jessica Nolen of Philadelphia's Brauhaus Schmitz, and authors of "New German Cooking."

Dine: Pennsylvania’s German social clubs are the roots for this new cookbook

Jeremy Nolen shows the influences of growing up in Pennsylvania Dutch country in “New German Cooking,” written with his wife, Jessica.

3 days ago


 Fashion designer Diana Misetic works on fabrics from Africa to make a dress at her Shadyside studio for the first FashionAFRICANA clothing line.

Stylebook Snapshot: FashionAFRICANA debuts first clothing line at this year's event

Now in its 14th year, the Pittsburgh event strives to showcase the beauty and diversity of the African diaspora through many art forms.

3 days ago


 Teen clothing chain rue21 has begun offering plus-size clothing under the name rue+, including a collection of accessories such as belts.

As teen clothing chains angst over future, rue21 chases plus-size opportunity

Cranberry-based chain says investors who bought the company in 2013 were enthusiastic about adding clothes to serve sizes 14-24.

3 days ago


 Kevin Sousa stands inside the construction zone that is Superior Motors, a new restaurant he's opening in Braddock.

Kevin Sousa, a visionary chef with fiscal issues on his plate

Debts dogged previous ventures, but he’s clearing them while building a Braddock venue with foundation, nonprofit and crowdsourced support.

3 days ago


 Sari Gruber starred in Miami-based Florida Grand Opera's production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte."

Opera reviews: Pittsburgh sopranos shine in Florida operas

Palm Beach Opera produced the world premiere of Ben Moore’s “Enemies, A Love Story,” which featured local soprano Danielle Pastin.

3 days ago


 A chilly, windy sunset at the Flagler Beach, Fla., pier early last month.

Some breezy ways to explore Florida's upper east coast

Florida coastal delights: Feed body and soul in Flagler County.

3 days ago


 GulfQuest, the first maritime museum focusing on the Gulf of Mexico, is set to open this spring in Mobile, Ala.

Maritime objects to go on display at GulfQuest

A new museum in Mobile, Ala., will highlight pirate routes, sunken ships, forts and even German U-boats once in the Gulf of Mexico.

3 days ago


 A wall of walleye. Left to right, Phil Kohley, Nick Kohley, Rich Depace and Doug Hopkins, all from the Saxonburg area, show off a day’s catch following an Erie walleye charter.

Welcome to Walleye U: New walleye class, expo and flea market to debut in Erie

The buzz about a walleye fishing class spread so quickly that organizers were taken by surprise when the 150 available seats sold out early.

3 days ago


Wildlife: Despite arctic blast, nature shows signs of spring

With lakes and rivers still mostly frozen, it may seem overly optimistic to think of spring. But it's coming.

3 days ago


If you go ... Florida's Palm Coast

The easternmost cities in Flagler County, Palm Coast and Flagler Beach are on Florida’s east coast.

3 days ago


 The Jenn Air Steam oven reheats food quickly and has a convection cycle that uses steam to keep food moist.

From appliances to light bulbs, the 21st-century home is here

The 34th annual Home & Garden show is the perfect place to check out home technology and quiz the experts.

4 days ago


 The two-tone dress, left, alongside an ivory and black version, made by Roman Originals.

Debate over dress’s color takes Internet by storm

University of Pittsburgh and West Penn Hospital doctors gave color commentary on why people are seeing different colors in an online photo.

4 days ago


 Shop manager Debbie Armstrong adjusts the two-tone dress Friday in a window display of a shop in Lichfield, England.

Science brings clarity to Internet debate on dress’s true colors

Controversy rages even if science can explain it. Is that dress on the Internet gold and white, or blue and black?

4 days ago


 The exterior of the main home of the Inne at Watson’s Choice in Uniontown, German Township. Fayette County

Buying Here: German Township, Fayette County

An inn near Uniontown offers 42 acres of Laurel Highlands scenery and rooms decorated in early American style.

4 days ago


 The Nest Thermostat turns red when adjusting for heating.

11 ways to change how you live

Boyce Thompson of Maryland will bring and talk about Life-Changing New Products at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.

4 days ago


 Lettuce seedlings have sprouted at Soergel Orchardsin Franklin Park in the greenhouse.

Starting seeds indoors is fun and easy

Starting vegetable and flower seeds gives gardeners many more growing options than the seedlings for sale at garden centers.

4 days ago


 A worker at Goold Orchards prunes apple trees in Schodack, N.Y., on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Gardening: Pruning can benefit plants and their settings

Take the time to prune carefully and at the right time and your plants will reward you with beautiful foliage and shape.

4 days ago


 Rachio’s Iro smart irrigation system waters only when and where it’s needed.

Smart glass windows, ventless air conditioners among tech expert's list of life-changing products

Eleven Life-Changing New Products at the home show range from touchless toilets and faucets to fans that respond to humidity and activity.

4 days ago


Garden & Landscape Symposium slated for April 18

The daylong series of lectures is sponsored by Penn State Master Gardeners, the Penn State Center of Pittsburgh and Shady Side Academy.

4 days ago


Award-winning designer to appear

Home expert Ramsin Khachi will speak on quartz counter tops and other materials Friday and next Saturday at the Home & Garden Show.

4 days ago


 Restaurateur Grainne Trainor has bought the Blue Dining restaurant in McCandless and plans to turn it into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.

Former Mighty Oak Barrel owner to take over McCandless restaurant

Grainne Trainor plans to transition Blue Dining, a restaurant and martini bar, into a contemporary American restaurant with a focus on wine.

6 days ago


 House Bill 466 is similar to a liquor privatization bill that passed the House, but not the Senate, in 2013.

Pennsylvania House votes in favor of selling off state liquor system

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, opposes disbanding the state alcohol sales business.

5 days ago


 The jerk shrimp from Leon's Caribbean Restaurant on Warrington Avenue in Allentown.

Munch goes to Leon's Caribbean Restaurant

Allentown spot is chock full of favorites from the Greater Antilles like oxtail stew, Jamaican patties and brown stew fish.

6 days ago


 Kevin Joyce, owner of The Carlton in Downtown Pittsburgh, shows a selection of French and Italian wines.

Restaurant review: The Carlton remains a class act and competitor in a changing dining scene

With top service, compelling wine list, clubby bar and “unapologetically conservative” menu, The Carlton reflects its owner, Kevin Joyce.

6 days ago


My Generation Essay: Technology doesn't have to be an enemy of reading

Reading in this generation is continually being changed by technology. Many view the change as negative, but that’s not necessarily true.

6 days ago


Let's learn from the past: Mary Lou Williams

In the 1930s, Pittsburgh propelled one musician to break jazz’s all-male barrier and become one of the most innovative artists of all time.

6 days ago


Let's talk about science: Time and toilet paper

If we represent a thousand years with a single sheet of toilet paper, we can picture what the universe will be like in 5 billion years.

6 days ago


 Some of the 10,080 bottles of Penn Oktoberfest beer waiting to be poured into buckets at Wigle Whiskey in the Strip District.

Beer: 10,080 bottles of beer on the wall

Volunteers pour out many, many bottles of Penn Oktoberfest at Wigle distillery to be turned into Oktoberfest Whiskey

6 days ago


 A spoonful of Balsamic vinegar.

In Northern Italy, they are particular about their balsamic vinegar

Hal B. Klein finds out everything about real balsamic vinegar, from its long history to its flavor.

1 week ago


 Markie Maraugha, the new owner of the  reopened Nancy's East End Diner on South Avenue in Wilkinsburg.

Nancy's East End Diner reopens in Wilkinsburg

The borough takes stock of its food assets, including newly reopened Nancy’s East End Diner, so it can promote them.

1 week ago


 Terina Hicks.

The Food Column: Cobblering together a business

Terina Hicks of Swissvale uses her mother’s recipes for her new business, Cobblerworld.

1 week ago


 American Wine Society.

Tastings: It's time for the American Wine Society conference

Affordable, well-organized event pours on the education.

6 days ago


 Margaret Schlass of One Woman Farm, plows a field next to where she is growing lettuce on the property she leases in Gibsonia.

It's time to sign up for your CSA

Feb. 28 is National CSA Sign-Up Day

6 days ago



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