January 15, 2010
On an ordinary day, Katie Goldsmith would be monitoring political and security conditions in West Africa from Catholic Relief Services' Baltimore headquarters. But on Thursday, with Haitians still waiting for international help in recovering from the earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince, Goldsmith was working the phones at the agency, trying to find a port where it could begin landing food, medicine and supplies in the Caribbean nation of 9 million. "We've heard that the commercial port in Port-au-Prince is nonoperable," Goldsmith said in between calls.
December 9, 2009
Once you get past Thanksgiving, it sure seems like a shame to let the oven rest - bring on cookie season. If you're dusting off your favorite recipes and thinking you're a little bored, wanting to try something new, we're here to help. This is a collection of staffers' tried-and-true baked goodies, some classic (like a traditional Hanukkah Rugelach), some trendy (like a Salted Ginger Oatmeal Cookie), some easy (like the Lazy Baker's Almond Biscotti) and one that's sure to impress (the Mushroom Meringue, named for its shape, not its flavor)