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February 2008

Food + Drink

Bailey's Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

Fondue for Two

How To: Choose Scallops and Cook Lobster

King Crab and Braised Artichoke Gratin with Three-Cheese Mornay and Toasted Pita Bread

News Bites

Pan Roasted Sea Scallops with Winter Squash, Toasted Walnuts and Brown Butter Sherry Vinaigrette

Sweets for the Sweet

Follow this Valentine’s Day advice for pairing wine with chocolate.

Target Market

The Rachael Way

She wowed America’s daytime culinary queen. Now, Jenn Thomas hopes the EVOO endorsement will help her take her creations public.

Tomato Basil Pasta with Chicken Prosciutto

WEB EXTRA! The Rachael Way: A recipe by “So You Think You Can Cook?!” winner Jenn Thomas of Cuyahoga Falls. Read our February 2008 issue Q&A with her here.

Torn Greens Salad with Simple Vinaigrette

Welcome Back

In the CLE

... And I'm Abby Ham

Wake up, flip on the TV and that’s what the striking blonde with eyes like you’ve never seen before will say. Soon enough, you’ll find out she’s funny, she’s fresh and she’s new in town. But

Alicia Koelz

Bethany Hilt

Brian Anderson

Carrie Samek

Chicken Noodle Soup over Baked Sourdough Bread

WEB EXTRA! The Rachael Way: A recipe by “So You Think You Can Cook?!” winner Jenn Thomas of Cuyahoga Falls. Read our February 2008 issue Q&A with her here.

Crystal Colar

Danielle Serino

Derek Hess

Detail Oriented

Flying - in space after the Columbia tragedy

Astronaut Charles Hobaugh, who went to North Ridgeville High School, worked closely with the crew of the fallen Columbia flight of 2003. In his first trip to space since the tragedy, he faced a problem similar to what doomed the other shuttle.

Heavy Metal Master

Blacksmith Ken Roby melts cold iron into delicate, one-of-a-kind creations that claim places of honor in both high-end private homes and highly visible public spaces.

History Look

How To: Be More Romantic

From the purveyors of romance at Pier W

How To: Conquer the Bar Scene

No date for Valentine’s Day? We asked two local experts for advice on how to navigate the Cleveland singles scene with style.

How To: Create the Best Date Ever

(In three simple steps)

How To: Date Like a Celeb

Think you can Kick It With Kenny? The dating-circuit pro offers some advice.

How To: Keep the Romance Alive

"We’re married now” is not an excuse.

How To: Live Together

Remember the Alamo

How To: Pick Out Lingerie

Your wife will thank you.

How to: Send a More Meaningful Bouquet

How To: Set the Mood

How To: Survive V Day

Think green, not red

It Happened to Them

Meeting online at the dawn of Internet dating

It Happened to Them

Tales of the wacky, wild and weird

Jeff Kapostasy

Jenna Vaught

Jennifer Carroll

Karen Jones

Larry Friedman


Lindsey Sheldon

Love, Cleveland-style

Meka Asonye

Mike Adams

More Advice From Our Local Love Experts

More Results From Our Exclusive Love Survey

Planning Ambition

As part of the campbell administration, Chris Ronayne envisioned a glorious new Cleveland. now he’s working on his big ideas as the president of University circle inc. ­—­ and pondering a run for mayor. But does he have what it take

Raphael Smith

Rhea Daniels

Seen & Heard

Think Outside the Box

In love? Out of love? Need a little lovin' or just want to steer clear of all the lovebirds this month? Yeah. We've got that.

Todd Thompson

T-Shirt Road Show

If you want to make friends on vacation, you’d better represent Cleveland.

Ty Dahodwala

Tyler Weinman


Armored and Dangerous

Captian Caveman

Actor Michael Van Osch contemplates the history of relationships in “Defending the Caveman” at the Ohio Theatre.

Confection Obsession

The Great Lakes Science Center shows us its sweet side with an exhibit dedicated to chocolate.

Making More Noise

Ready for Takeoff

TV Watch

At Home


Build Your Own Bocce court with our how-to guide.

Bella Italia!

Escape to beautiful Italy at this year’s Home & Garden Show.

Bring Italy Home

Transport garden design elements from the Old Country into your own backyard.

Chef's Garden

Grow the flavors you need to make your favorite Italian dishes.

Great Ideas for Home

Our designers show you how to add a wow factor to your home.

Snijders Says


Last Minute Gift Ideas

If you still need to find that perfect gift for your sweetie, here are our last minute Valentine’s Day picks.

Past and Present

Lori Leavitt mixes antique objects and modern

Travel & Outdoors

Lost In The Crowd

Give the kid in you a break and get back in touch with your adult side — it’s way more fun.


A Healthy Year

Check out what’s happening with the American Heart Association in 2008.

An American Icon

Commitment to Excellence

University Hospitals provides heart-healthy care for all women.

Eating Right

Finding Motivation

Get Involved

Want to join the movement? Join one of the four major causes of the Cleveland-area American Heart Association.

Get Physical

Join Choose to Move

Health Tips

Watch Your Warning Signs

Leading Ladies

Six volunteer chairs have passion for the cause. Learn their stories, plus read about how Go Red has enhanced the lives of three local women.

Love Your Heart

Celebrate your health at the Go Red For Women Breakfast and Health Expo.

Melissa Medina

Numbers Matter

To stay healthy, know your numbers like you know your dress size.

Patricia Lorence

Rediscovering Happiness

Seniors can feel isolated and lonely, especially after losing someone. Here are some ideas for how to cope with loss, improve your emotional well-being and forge new friendships and even romance — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Stacey M. Stoutemire