Veterans Commission gets equipment donation from former Ruby Tuesday

Furnishings left behind when a Ruby Tuesday restaurant closed in May 2012 will help the Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Commission replace chairs, t ... »

Legumes for Lent

I have friends and family who eat out almost every meal. I just can’t do it — I enjoy cooking, but mostly I covet control of my food ... »

J&P Cycles moving open house, rally

What started out 36 years ago as a small customer appreciation day hosted by J&P Cycles that attracted 200 to 300 people has outgrown the company&# ... »

Cook quick: Planning makes meals easier

Planning makes meal-making easier on busy days. Since pretty much every day is busy, these tips will help carry you through.


Warm up in winter with molasses hot chocolate

As a child, snow days were all about gearing up in layers of puffy outerwear to spend the day slogging through the snow building forts with ... »

‘Luke Duke,’ actor Tom Wopat, to appear at O’Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show

One of the “good ol' boys” will be on hand at this year's annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Rod & Custom Car Show at the Berndes Center, 766 N ... »

Jon Stewart to leave Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’: network

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Jon Stewart will leave as the host of Comedy Central’s satirical show “The Daily Show” later this year, ... »

Grammy 2015 ratings hit 6-year low with 25.3 Million viewers

LOS ANGELES — In updated national estimates from Nielsen, the Grammy Awards on CBS averaged an 8.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 25.3 million v ... »

Cook Club: Celebrate finding a new flavor in celery root

Like people, winter vegetables dress for the season.

Their thick outer skins allow them to thrive in the cold. Even then they manage to mai ... »

Iowa City’s new Pullman Bar and Diner brings fresh concepts to diner template

First Matthew Swift and Benjamin Smart smelled the marrow bones at a restaurant they were trying in Chicago. They decided they had to order them. T ... »

Diet is dirty word in recipes to fuel new year resolutions

Somebody got smart about promoting the early onslaught of healthful cookbooks in 2015: The word “diet” is missing from many titles, and ... »

REVIEW: ‘Anything Goes’ mostly easy to love

I was worried Wednesday during the opening moments of the touring production of “Anything Goes” that steamed into the Paramount Theat ... »

Documentary: You may have a hereditary disease, would you want to know?

When Jamie Parish was 25, she made a wrenching decision: to get tested for the genetic condition that causes Huntington’s disease.

It ... »

Review: Caribbean Kitchen

At the Caribbean Kitchen, the jerk chicken is smoked for several hours in pimento wood, harvested from the allspice tree.

Owner and chef Pa ... »

Chicago to kick off 2015 season at McGrath Amphitheater

CEDAR RAPIDS – Chicago will be the first performers on stage at the McGrath Amphitheater for the 2015 season. Tickets will go on sale Friday ... »

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