It’s no wonder that a good deal of research is conducted to explore culinary trends. Food is big business. Companies that tap into these insights are better prepared to meet customer demands, perhaps even before consumers know exactly what they want.

Imagine that "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" was really about a baker who made the most fantastic pastries. Think about how wonderful it would be to enter the "factory" and encounter a world of cookies that sparkle from sugar crystals, playful gingerbread boys and girls and pies ooz…

After my husband and I booked a cruise up the coast of Alaska and Canada, we pored through travel guides about the day trips available for passengers. A brochure on the Yukon territory of Canada caught our attention. Trusting the catchy headline "Re-live the Gold Rush on the White Pass &…

We’ve all heard the phrase, "It is better to give than to receive." This is especially true when it comes to homemade gift giving during the holiday season.

Winter holidays are a time of joyous celebrations, gatherings, generosity and light. Beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with the New Year celebration, holiday traditions include variations of use of light. We enjoy candles on the dinner table, an exquisite menorah, tiny twinkling lights …

Nearly 60 years after his death, Frank Lloyd Wright remains famous for trend-setting buildings that are in harmony with their surroundings. More than 300 of his buildings — ranging from private homes to public museums — exist. Here are five of the architect's most iconic buildings.Fallingwater

When I was growing up near Whitehouse, my parents had a large vegetable garden. My brother and I were called on to help plant seeds, keep the weeds and grass out (a never-ending and thankless job) and to harvest the crop. There always was something ready to be picked.

When you dream of summer, do your dreams include wine? If they do, consider making your dreams come true by touring two historic wineries that every oenophile should have on their wine-related bucket list or staying home and enjoying two wines — one from South America and one made right here…

Mother Nature is quite the genius. When she turns up the heat, she also sends sweet, juicy fruit for us to enjoy and maybe as a bit of a peace offering, too. Delicious summer fruit not only delights our taste buds, its high-water content cools us down.