BENTONVILLE, Va. - The crisp and sweet York apple is without a doubt the favorite in Warren County, Virginia. But you won't find any in Mary Digges's apple butter, and for good reason. Its distinct lopsided shape means it doesn't sit straight in the tabletop crank peeler. And when you're battling to skin 10 bushels (about 400 pounds) of apples in a few hours, a trusty peeler, and at least a dozen good friends, is the only path to victory.
The pungent flavors of Chinese five-spice powder, rice vinegar and soy sauce combine to create this quick shrimp dinner.
I get enormous satisfaction out of putting a lot of time into a recipe - especially a baking project - and having it turn out beautifully. But sometimes the amount of enjoyment I get is (math, sorry) inversely proportional to the amount of effort expended.
Pumpkin spice isn't only in your latte. It's in, well, everything. So why not immerse yourself for a day? We'll show you how.
I love my husband, but he does not care to leave the military due to job security, regardless of the impact on our family. I’m trying to stick it out, but I feel paralyzed. Any thoughts?
If you discovered that the only way you could get chocolate chip mint ice cream was to scream at the top of your lungs and jump up and down like a lunatic, what would you do?
I want to continue to support my great-nephew, but I personally need to know the money is in the account.
Featuring more than 1,100 calfskin vellum pages and 160 artworks, the illuminated Bible contains references to Judaism, Buddhism and Islam as well as to Native American, Middle Eastern and South Asian cultures.
Owners Megan Hunt and Sarah Lorsung-Tvrdik said that retail sales were still strong but that they had other interests to pursue and felt too stretched.
When Angela Frey watches her 7-year-old daughter playing backstage with friends before an upcoming production of “Annie” at the Omaha Community Playhouse, it takes her back to 1984.
There were 1,181 American girls named Blake in 2018, ranking it 279th. Blake fell to 158th for boys in 2018.
I have always excused his behavior as him being socially awkward. I’ve never reacted or taken it personally until now.
A new "west gateway" to Benson is among several newcomers planned for the Benson commercial area. It will add 97 apartments.
Dear Amy: I have been married for over 20 years. My wife and I have had our share of issues. I have made my share of mistakes. Over the past 18 months, we have been going to marriage counseling and have worked to address some of those issues.
Looking for something fun to do in the Omaha area this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Oct. 10-13.
Can I gain closure without coming clean to the bride or groom? Because I fear to do so would end both relationships completely.
Young children from ages 2 to 6 can experience "A Bucket of Blessings," which opens Friday as part of the First Stage series at the Rose Theater. The show is based on a book of the same name and elaborates on a traditional east Indian myth.
"A Bucket of Blessings" is among the local theater offerings coming up, while "Red Summer," "The Rocky Horror Show" and more are still ongoing.
Well-known and well-loved songs will share the bill with more obscure tunes as the Omaha Symphony celebrates the collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II this weekend.
A medley of fresh fall fruit - pears, grapes and figs - looks splendid on the table and is lovely served as a fruit salad. But roasted together, married with a sweet-tangy glaze, it rises to another level of beauty and lusciousness entirely. The heat of the oven softens and warms the fruit, making it juicier and deepening the flavors, while giving it a true comfort-food allure.
In a cut-for-time sketch on "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, Nebraska got some attention.
It takes a little craziness — and lots of dedication — to grow a state-record pumpkin, the pharmacist said.
Two of my guests stated that if they accidentally broke the crystal, they wouldn’t feel it was their responsibility to offer to replace the broken crystal, because it was my choice to set the table with them.
There aren't too many ways I don't like eggplant, if it's cooked right. And that often involves an ungodly amount of olive oil, since eggplant soaks up the stuff as if there were an impending shortage. The reputation of eggplant as an oil hog has even resulted in the name of a classic Turkish dish, imam bayildi, which translates to "the imam fainted." Legend says that's what happened when he discovered just how much oil went into the eggplant dishes his new wife was cooking.
I want to stop, and I want to get over my ex. I have had two relationships since my marriage that were a disaster because I could not fall in love with them.
Cable companies are imposing fees that jack up customers’ bills by hundreds of dollars a year on average, disguising price hikes without changing their advertised rates, according to a new report.
Omaha is blessed with a pizza abundance, but you probably have a few favorites.
My husband has a theory: When you decide to buy a new car, everywhere you look, you see that particular model. I don't know if that's true, but I can say with confidence that once you make a few hundred pies, everything begins to look like a pie. And that is how I came to define a knish as a kinda-pie, a pastry wrapped around filling. In fact, I put empanadas, calzones and samosas in the same category. It's all pie to me. And every iteration is delicious.
Now that my time at The World-Herald is coming to an end, I took my best shot at compiling a few “greatest hits.” I know I’ve surely missed some. But here goes.
Peg Pennell's works of art will be featured at Nebraska State Quilt Guild event in Kearney next weekend.
You want your teen to be able to communicate with you at a moment’s notice? Fine. Give him a cellphone (will talk and text only) and a phone card. Virtually no supervision required!
My daughter is keen to compete. My husband is trying to train my stepson. I saw him complete some pull-ups in the backyard. She went out after they left and churned out three times as many pull-ups.
The temps can range from around 90 degrees up to about 105 degrees.
A Bellevue woman was chosen from more than 4,000 submissions to participate in an all-inclusive runway show in New York City.
The scariest part of Halloween can be the amount of money you spend on candy, costumes, decor and parties. But there are ways to celebrate without emptying the coffers
Sunday is the first day of Omaha Public Library’s Food for Fines program, which runs through Oct. 13. Food for Fines allows OPL cardholders to donate non-expired canned goods and other nonperishable foods in exchange for credit toward overdue fines on their OPL accounts.
Am I overreacting because of the post-pregnancy hormones? Do I need to just let it go?
I’d guess that at least every other person reading this column did, at one time as a child, carry home some animal that he or she wouldn’t be able to keep. Here’s Connie Wanek remembering her son in just such a moment.
Old Chicago rewards members will be transferred to the restaurant's 425 N. 78th St. location.
People often stop to see the garden and ask what is behind all the pink flowers and signs.
The show, directed by Kaitlyn McClincy, is authentic to the original and packed full of enthusiastic and talented performers, great song and dance and high-quality production values. It’s a keeper.
For many, the words "pasta e fagioli" conjure the image of a particular dish with a tomato-laden broth, but pasta and beans don't stop at that. The duo is the foundation of a multitude of wonderful one-pot variations, all simple, hearty and nutritious. This one, studded with artichoke hearts in a lovely, lemony liquid also brings an easy elegance to the table.
He has been expelled from school for drugs; he is in serious trouble with the law for guns, drugs and fighting. Because he is a juvenile, he keeps getting put into diversion programs and is therefore able to live at home.
We found two main types of tacos: Americanized, with lettuce, yellow cheese and varied fried shells; and tiny traditional-style Mexican tacos, often served in duos or trios and filled with more unusual ingredients such as lengua or tripe.
Empanadas — those familiar, golden, hand-held pies — are popular throughout Central and South America, from Mexico to the southernmost tip of Argentina.
Peg Pennell is one of the preeminent fiber artists in Nebraska. She often uses things she sees in nature for inspiration. Her works are on display in Omaha and will be featured at the Nebraska State Quilt Guild even in Kearney next weekend.
Bottom line: If you see no other show this season, go to “Red Summer,” a new play at the Blue Barn Theatre about the lynching of Will Brown. It’s important.
Over and over, he has maintained that his only goal is to get well enough to come home to be a family, but I feel like I’m being led on with false promises.
Musician and actor Benn Sieff has had several campy roles, but this one might be the most fun.
Looking for something fun to do in the Omaha area this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Oct. 3-6.
It’s hard for me to understand why such a smart, capable person can’t exit from what she admits is a bad relationship.
Extension master gardeners have rescued many of the more interesting plants in two beds at Heartland of America Park before the wrecking ball arrives.
“Abbey Road at 50” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.
"The Rocky Horror Show" opens this week at the Playhouse, while "Red Summer," "Bernhardt/Hamlet" and more continue their runs at local theaters.
Someone asks you to bring a dessert to a block party, birthday or barbecue. Or you’re heading out of town for a weekend getaway. Or you just need something to keep all the kids happy on a Saturday night. There’s really only one answer and it’s a thing everyone wants to eat: sheet cake.