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Roof is No. 1 priority for spending on a home

The cold weather is starting to close in. That means there are a few things homeowners should be thinking about getting done before Old Man Winter stakes his claim. Your roof is No. 1.

Realities of life flow from the simple act of breaking bread

I am a priest. In my role as a priest I perform a sometimes bewildering array of functions. I lead public worship. I accompany people in rites of passage. I share leadership in a community of faith.

Best to handwash delicate glassware

Q: I have some new wine glasses that I'd like to keep looking like new.

Small but elegant

Little apartments don't have to be dingy dumps.

Clean windows, no streaks

Dear Reena: I am wondering what the secret is to really clean, shiny windows without any streaks? My home has a lot of windows and I have used vinegar and water to clean them, wet newspapers and commercial glass cleaner.


Mike Holmes >E2

Autumn lettuces thrive where summer peas grew

The plot where the peas grew until harvesting finished in July now houses a beautiful salad garden. One section is filled with big, sturdy radicchio plants and red-tinged fall lettuces.

Easy bake oven cake starts with six teaspoons of flour

Dear Reena: I read your solutions weekly and use many of your answers. Now that I have a granddaughter with a modern Easy-Bake Oven, I would like to know if there are homemade recipes we can use. The commercial ones are very expensive.


Debbie Travis >E10

Solutions to recycling problems

I know a handful of people who've gotten their hands on the new iPhone 5. And with millions more people buying the same product, it got me to thinking about recycling all the stuff in our home that's outdated or used up.