How to get a free Chipotle burrito, but you have to hurry

All Chipotle restaurants across the country are closing through 3 p.m. today for a combination food-safety lecture/pep talk following the chain’s many problems with E. coli and norovirus outbreaks at various locations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a free burrito.


Sparkling rosé wine ideas for Valentine’s Day

Sparkling wine is perfect for any romantic occasion. (Actually, it’s appropriate for any occasion — like, it’s Tuesday night! — but I digress.) For the day that’s all about romance, Valentine’s Day, I like a bubbly with a hue that evokes roses and candy hearts: rosé sparkling wine.


Family Meals Matter: Healthy hearts, happy stomachs

February is American Heart Month! Take care of those you love by planning and preparing balanced meals that follow the DASH eating pattern. Proven to reduce high blood pressure without medication, a DASH eating pattern emphasizes a variety of low-fat dairy foods, vegetables and fruits, with reduced sodium and saturated fats. The great news is this eating pattern is rich in flavor for happy stomachs as well as healthy hearts. For more about DASH, visit

Home & Garden

Yardsmart: Seed-grown flowers are the best home improvement bargain. Try these spring blues

Grandmother loved seed-grown flowers that gave her yard a charming cottage garden look for just pennies. Whether gardening on the farm or in the bungalow in town, she didn't buy her seedlings at the garden center. Instead, she ordered seed through early catalogs. Often she grew them in the "dooryard," an old term for the small gardens within picket fences where kids and flowers and herbs shared ground. Imagine the joy of fresh-cut flowers in a dark log cabin, sod home or adobe with small windows and candlelight.

Home & Garden

Have a heart

Here's a creative project where a little waiting has a big payoff: Kids use colored glue to create glasslike suncatchers that really shine.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: Romancing your home

Valentine's Day is lots of fun, by why reserve the romance for just one day of the year? It's so easy to make your daily life more romantic just by adding a few special touches to your decorating. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.

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