Happy New year!

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I hope that everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday break. For my family, it was a time filled with fun and (copious amounts of) food. It is always a little jarring to be thrust back into the reality that is January 2nd. Add some snow, frigid temperatures, and a 5am wake-up call from school to the mix and it’s enough to make us all want to go...

On Your Table: simple suppers to start the New Year

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Roasting chicken thighs and accompanying savories on a sheet pan makes for a simple supper. Whew – we made it through the holidays, with plenty of rushing about and cooking. So now, it’s time to relax and to prepare simple, easy suppers. But make no mistake in underestimating such simple dishes. They can be bursting with flavor. I think of...

Relationship New Year’s resolutions

New year, get off on a better foot with friends, family and lovers By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Happy New Year! We’ve all been listening to our friends and family members boast about their New Year resolutions: getting to the gym three times a week, losing 10 pounds, or budgeting better this year. But what about New Year’s resolutions for your relationships? If holiday movies have...

New Year’s Resolution: Lighten up!

After (over)indulging for the holidays, now is a good time to go with lighter foods By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Bok Choy soup – Kick off the new year with lightened up dishes like Chinese style bok choy chicken soup. Photo courtesy of Marlene Baird. If you’re anything like me and have been indulging yourself with rich food while ignoring exercise during the holidays,...