Holidays

Shortbread - Santa’s Favorite

Shortbread - Santa’s Favorite

Here's a Christmas secret - Santa prefers shortbread to sugar cookies. Here's a shortbread recipe to keep him happy and plump.

Portraits of Mary

Portraits of Mary

Mary, the mother of Christ, may be the most prominent visual icon in the world. We explore her history.

Travel is So Daily

Travel is So Daily

As more and more travelers are discovering, travel is more about enhancing the life you have than escaping from it.

Non-biblical Nativity Figures

Non-biblical Nativity Figures

Why are those figurines in large nativity scenes dressed in European dresses and broad-brimmed hats instead of Biblical costumes?

Wise Men Came Bearing Gifts

Wise Men Came Bearing Gifts

We all want to give during the holiday season. Here are some tips on how to give wisely and well.

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated Manuscripts

Illuminated medieval manuscripts preserved culture and religious beliefs and set a foundation for book design and art styles.

Cookie Cutter Pie Crusts

Cookie Cutter Pie Crusts

Cookie cutter pie crusts have taken Pinterest and food magazines by storm. How easy are they to make and are they worth the trouble?

Pizza on a Scale of One-to-Ken

Pizza on a Scale of One-to-Ken

If you're lucky enough to live in Portland, try Ken Forkish’s restaurant, Ken's Artisan Pizza. If not, try his great recipes.

Car Shower

Car Shower

How to throw a shower for a proud new car owner, complete with car-themed food.