I have always been seduced by beautiful barware. When most children made beelines for toy departments, I loved strolling the glassware departments of Birmingham department stores — especially Loveman’s, which had a glass engraver that affixed one’s monogram to a myriad of old fashioned, mart…

Fall is the time of the year when we start searching for ways to use pumpkin. There’s always pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. Both of these would be great to serve during the holidays. While researching pumpkin, I couldn't help but think that surely there must be some new ideas that will boost…

Last week, Americans celebrated our national holiday marking the anniversary of our declaration of independence. Next week, on July 14, the French will celebrate their national holiday, Bastille Day, in much the same manner we have just celebrated ours, with speeches, parades and fireworks.