Cicero: Blog gets ex-city girl TV show
One of my favorite food blogs is "The Pioneer Woman" written by Ree Drummond, who describes herself as "a desperate housewife. I live in the country. I channel Lucille Ball, Vivien Leigh and Ethel Merman. Welcome to my frontier!" Over the past five years at pioneerwoman.com she has chronicled her life as a city girl who became a rancher's wife and mother of four in Oklahoma; it's a wonderful blend of humor, poignant family farm stories and intriguing recipes with beautiful step-by-step directions.
Pauley's hosting dinner for beer lovers Tuesday
For wine lovers, pairings with meals, cheeses and desserts are the norm.
Tools, techniques and tips for spring cleaning
Spring is the time of year when homes often get a thorough cleaning. Using the right tools, techniques and products for different surfaces and types of dirt, from windows to counters to floors, is key to doing the job easily and effectively, said Debra Johnson, training manager for the Merry Maids housecleaning company in Memphis, Tenn.