Thursday, February 14, 2013
Men will spend twice as much money buying for their loved one as women will today, the National Retail Association reports.
Thursday, February 14
Money can’t buy love, but on Valentine’s Day, most people are cashing in to please their significant other, GoBankingRates.com reports. According to the National Retail Federation, women will spend $88.78 on Valentine’s Day gifts, while men will spend $175.61. Americans will spend more than $4 billion on jewelry alone, according to the U.S. News & Report. The news source ranks the most popular Valentine’s Day gifts as follows: What did you give or receive this Valentine’s Day? Share it with us in the comments section.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Patch editors from across Chicagoland share some of their favorite Christmas recipes.
Patch.com editors from across the Chicago area dug into their cookbooks and came back with some of their favorite holiday recipes to share with readers. We hope you enjoy. Happy Holidays! Share your favorite holiday recipes with Patch! Send your recipe as well as any photos to Editor Amie Schaenzer at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include your recipe in this article.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Nutrition author explains which chocolates are richest in anti-oxidants; fruit and nut gifts also help keep valentines' hearts healthy so they can love you longer.
Planning to buy one of those heart-shaped boxes of candy for Valentines Day? Choose carefully, because some have antioxidant benefits that will protect your sweetie's heart, while others contain merely fat and sugar. "We've heard a lot about chocolate being a health food because it contains flavonoids (an antioxidant), but not all chocolate is created equal," explained Gloria Tsang, author of Go UnDiet: 50 Small Actions for Lasting Weight Loss and founder of healthcastle.com. Two local sweet shop owners also weighed in with relatively healthy choices for valentines. Linda Hills, owner of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 31 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge, suggested dark chocolate-dipped strawberrries, since the strawberries are also rich in…