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A slow cooked spread

You’ve come a long way, Baby! What I’m talking about here is the Crock Pot. From the device’s humble beginnings in 1970 as “The Bean Pot,” Rival Manufacturing tweaked its design, changed its name to “Crock Pot,” and made a fortune selling it.


Letters to the Editor: June 11, 2014

Philadelphia’s prized public employees


Poppers for Papa

Fire up the grill! It’s Father’s Day. What does a hungry dad want to eat on his special day? Perhaps ribs, wings, kabobs, steak or burgers will be on his menu. No doubt his feast will include a variety of barbecued beasts. Whatever - the day calls for strictly manfood. That’s what’s cooking for dear old dad.


Op-ed: On PGW, look beyond UIL’s promises

Promises, promises …


Witnessing the wonder of fatherhood

I remember as if it were yesterday.


A look at the true meaning of a wedding

It’s June — high season for weddings. How well I know it. I’m often at the weddings of total strangers, but before you think “Wedding Crasher,” let me explain: My husband is a retired judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and is, therefore, authorized to officiate at weddings. And as “Mrs. Judge,” I’m often invited to be with him. I seldom decline.


Letters to the Editor: June 4, 2014

Fund education now


Op-ed: Keep building safety in mind

Carlton Wil­li­ams, com­mis­sion­er of the De­part­ment of Li­censes and In­spec­tions, asks Phil­adelphia res­id­ents to do their part in keep­ing their homes safe.

May was Na­tion­al Build­ing Safety Month and we at the De­part­ment of Li­censes and In­spec­tions are com­mit­ted to mak­ing Phil­adelphia the na­tion’s lead­er in build­ing safety. But we at L & I can’t do it alone. Res­id­ents are the eyes and ears of L & I, and by arm­ing them with the tools they need, the city will be safer place to live and grow.


Philly Play will help remedy child obesity

Last summer, I started a program called Philly Play right here in the Northeast. I did so because I was concerned about both the lack of access and information surrounding active play and the growing rate of childhood obesity in our city. We held play-oriented events around the 6th District, hosted community conversations around play and health and ended with a block-long street festival for families.


A treat from Texas

With the months of May and June come graduations, weddings, birthdays, and… summer heat. There’s always some kind of celebration that calls for cake — especially chocolate cake. But no one wants to hang out in the kitchen for too long now. What better way to celebrate an occasion than with a dense, rich, moist cake topped with a velvety-smooth chocolate icing. Decadence — your name is Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake.