(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
Berkshire residents stock up as megastorm nears

01/26/2015 05:36 PM EST
Many Berkshire residents lined up for food, fuel and emergency supplies Monday preparing to be homebound — possibly without power — as heavy snow and high winds were expected to pound the region through Tuesday. 
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Color it: Get your little artists' work on display at Berkshire Museum

01/25/2015 09:51 AM EST
PITTSFIELD - Grab your crayons. It's time to color. The Berkshire Eagle and the Berkshire Museum want to put your little budding artists' work on display this winter. 
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Julie Potter: Cooking familiar dishes heals soul

01/26/2015 05:19 PM EST
In our house, the phrase "the healing power of food" has many meanings. We know that what we eat is important nutritionally and physically, such as chicken soup being good for "what ails you" as it is a hot, steaming liquid full of nutrients. 
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Skip the takeout pizza this Super Bowl and make your own
01/21/2015 10:31 AM EST - Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Come on! Why bother when you can snap your fingers and have it delivered to your door? Full Story

Date night-friendly chicken
01/21/2015 10:31 AM EST - Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband, Philippe. Full Story

Local roasters brew the perfect cup of coffee
01/21/2015 01:03 PM EST - Millions of Americans warm themselves up with a hot cup of joe during the bitter winter months. Full Story

Margaret Button: Internet aids recipe hoarding
01/21/2015 10:27 AM EST - I am in desperate need of a 12-step addiction recovery program. I can just picture it now — Recipes Anonymous. Full Story

Serve this sweet, moist coffee cake with your favorite coffee
01/21/2015 10:24 AM EST - Growing up, coffee cake was often that dry, crumbly bread my mother would put out when company stopped over unexpectedly for an afternoon winter chat. Full Story

The Yankee Chef: Italian meatballs
01/21/2015 10:20 AM EST - Italian meatballs Ingredients: 1 Tbls oil; 1 Tbls minced garlic in oil; 1 small onion, minced; 1 1/2 cups California-style vegetables; 1/4 cup vegetable or beef broth; 2 pounds hamburger; 1/2 pound ground pork; 2 eggs, beaten; 1 1/2 cups dried bread crumbs, plus more if needed; 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; 1 Tbls Italian seasoning; 2 tsp celery or fennel seeds; 1 tsp each of salt and Full Story

Julie Potter: Warm up with thick, creamy soup
01/13/2015 04:29 PM EST - The second half of January is stretching ahead, complete with appropriate temperatures, although a little light on snowfall for my taste. Full Story

Boost your immune system with super foods
01/14/2015 08:05 AM EST - Every winter season is kicked off by the holidays, often fueled by unhealthy habits, such as drinking and eating sugary or fatty foods. Full Story

The Yankee Chef: Rum-raisin depression cake
01/14/2015 08:03 AM EST - Rum-Raisin Depression Cake Ingredients: 1/2 cup raisins; 3 cups apple juice or cider; 1/4 tsp ground cloves; 2 tsp lemon juice; Nonstick cooking spray; 1 1/3 cup flour; 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers; 1/2 cup sugar; 1 tsp baking soda; 1 tsp cinnamon; 3/4 cup maple syrup; 1/3 cup veg. Full Story

Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Full Story
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Why Ryan Reynolds says he's a dangerous poker player

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn ventured deep into the heart of America to film the gambling drama "Mississippi Grind," a gritty, 70s-style road trip movie about two near-strangers travelling from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans. Full Story
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Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.