Frasier Crane's father was really attached to his old recliner.

I admit it, tomatoes are at the top of my list when planning my vegetable garden. Two-thirds of my tiny plot is dedicated to several varieties of the fruit. Roma, Big Boy, cherry, grape, heirloom - I've never met a tomato I didn't like.

As you drive through rural areas of Missouri's St. Clair, Jefferson and Franklin counties, farms, homes and small family-owned businesses dot the landscape.

Q: Dear Ed, we have a kitchen island and would like to add a bar sink. Our plumber says all we need to do is purchase the type of bar sink we want to install and he will do the rest. Sounded easy, but after looking around at a few home centers, we are not sure about what style of bar sink to purchase. Can you please give us some basic information on choosing a nice bar sink for our present kitchen island?

Dear Helaine and Joe:

Victoria Erhart's first life-changing Madeline Island experience was in 1978. She had just moved to Minnesota, and her mother's friend invited Erhart to her cabin on the island, part of the Apostle chain.

Rich, regal and oh-so-luxurious, gold is back with a vengeance in the world of home decor. I am thrilled, because my love light never dimmed for this precious metal and its ability to warm up a room and imbue it with style. Depending upon your passion for gold, you can go high luxe by washing your room in it. Or you can add just a glint here and there to thread in a tiny touch of luster. Here are the top five ways we're decorating with gold right now.

Neo-brutalist is how Jim Hentschell describes his home. Although this term is not one that is thrown around over coffee breaks in the office, it is a familiar one for the architect. He admits that a more well-known name for the style of his home would be early modern.

Vickie Rayls of Rio Linda, Calif., got the early American maple rocker along with her husband.

Dear Angie: What's the best way to clean walls covered in eggshell-finish paint?

Several times a day, Allen Wulk hears an alarm go off on the coffee table in his living room.

Steve Wisniewski, the retired NFL all-pro offensive lineman who spent 13 seasons with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, has sold his home in Danville, Calif., for $3.35 million.

If you think it's difficult to navigate through the real estate market with a cat or large dog, try doing it with a pig at the end of the leash.

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