Delicious combination of two favorites

Twice-Baked Twins' avocado-baked egg.

We are keeping with our “Slim & Trim” recipe ideas as we move forward in the new year. Most people think that eating healthier is going to be bland and boring. It’s just not true! Let Joy and me help you. We will do the creative thinking and you just sit back and enjoy. Let’s... Read More

Long Wharf starts the New Year with ‘The Consultant’

Cassie Beck and Nelson Lee in The Consultant at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. —T. Charles Erickson

After a bad presentation, the firm of Sutton, Feingold and McGrath calls in a graduate student to help their designer make better presentations. With his job on the line, Jun Suk knows he needs to make a great presentation or he’s through. The firm has already downsized and most of the people ...

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Famiglia, Corleone-style, this weekend

What sounds good for your family’s movie menu this weekend? Even if the winds outside chill the air, the movies available on television can heat things up. Check out the highlights.   The Godfather and The Godfather Part II  Features of the Weekend Some families kill together to stay ...

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Philomena: Moving story of a mother’s love

As we savor Oscar season — and the best films of the year fill theaters — the Reel Dad checks out the nutritional value of the nominees. This week’s pick is Philomena, a nominee for four Academy Awards including Best Picture. Some years, the race for the Oscar for Best Picture features a ...

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At the dinner table and more

Q.  We often have casual dinners that include our children and the children of our friends. The children get restless when the dinner is long. Is it permissible for them to leave the table ahead of the adults?   A.  Yes, It’s hard for a young child to sit quietly through a long meal ...

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Thinking about past Oscar-winners this weekend

What’s on your family’s movie menu this weekend? With the excitement over the Oscar nominations, selections from the Hollywood archives remind us of the films the Academy has honored over the years. Here are some highlights on television this weekend.   The Philadelphia Story Now and then, ...

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The Reel Dad awards ‘The Schumies’

As the awards begin for the best movies of 2013, “The Schumies” honor the most nutritious achievements of the movie year!   Baked to Perfection: 12 Years a Slave The best films inspire us to imagine what we may never live. Working from a memoir written in 1853, 12 Years a Slave reaches ...

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