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The meringue's soft whirls brown up beautifully in the oven. You could also skip the meringue and top the pie with sliced strawberries and kiwis.

Mom’s Pineapple Sour Cream Pie is summery delight we need now

The meringue's soft whirls brown up beautifully in the oven. You could also skip the meringue and top the pie with sliced strawberries and kiwis.

January 20, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Now that we’re all done with our New Year’s weight-loss resolutions, we can get back to eating pie. Read story

Kinnikinnik is a longtime favorite, evergreen groundcover with all season interest in the garden.

Pretty, practical native plants perfect for Clark County

Kinnikinnik is a longtime favorite, evergreen groundcover with all season interest in the garden.

January 16, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

One glance out the window confirms that this is winter’s bleakest part, but that’s why it’s the best time to start thinking about how beautiful your summer garden will be with new native plants. Read story

Tickets at half-price as Oregon Zoo reopens

January 14, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

The Oregon Zoo reopened to limited walk-thru visitors last month. To help families suffering from the pandemic's financial blow, now the zoo is offering half off the usual admission of $12.95 for kids and $17.95 for adults. Read story

Hoppin' John is a Southern dish of African origin that's often served to mark the New Year. Whoever finds the penny hidden in their portion is said to have good luck all year long.

Hoppin’ John a Southern dish with tradition, nostalgia attached

Hoppin' John is a Southern dish of African origin that's often served to mark the New Year. Whoever finds the penny hidden in their portion is said to have good luck all year long.

January 13, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Hoppin’ John, a Southern dish of African origin made with black-eyed peas, onions, bacon and rice, was a New Year’s tradition in my childhood home. My mom would make it in a big black skillet and toss a penny in right before serving. Whoever found the penny would supposedly have… Read story

Clark County looks for next poet laureate

January 8, 2021, 6:07am Clark County Life

The Clark County Arts Commission is looking for applicants for the county’s next poet laureate. Read story

These lemon berry cheesecake bars, with an upper and lower crust made of crescent roll dough, are absolutely heavenly.

Lessons learned in a Clark County pandemic kitchen

These lemon berry cheesecake bars, with an upper and lower crust made of crescent roll dough, are absolutely heavenly.

December 30, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

While the world has debated whether 2020 is the dawn of the apocalypse (I’m thinking yes?), I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with condensed soup, crescent rolls, hot cereal, instant pudding, onion soup mix, gelatin and crackers. This isn’t because I’m unfeeling. I feel deep sadness and… Read story

Nothing says "Merry Christmas!" like a steamed figgy pudding, full of dried fruit and the Christmas tipple of your choice.

Now bring us some figgy pudding

Nothing says "Merry Christmas!" like a steamed figgy pudding, full of dried fruit and the Christmas tipple of your choice.

December 23, 2020, 11:09am Clark County Life

Many of you have no doubt lain awake at night during many a Christmas past wondering just what the heck a figgy pudding is, and why it’s so urgent to bring one right here. Read story

See seven swans a-swimming with this artist-designed wrapping paper, available only at The French Door in downtown Vancouver.

No time like the present: A last-minute Clark County gift guide

See seven swans a-swimming with this artist-designed wrapping paper, available only at The French Door in downtown Vancouver.

December 18, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Keeping the doors open at independently owned retail stores this year has required a combination of innovation, flexibility and sheer grit. With only six days left until Christmas, here’s some last-minute inspiration from Clark County merchants that will make you feel extra good about shopping local. All places take phone… Read story

These sweet and spicy glazed carrots can be topped with walnuts or dried cranberries for holiday oomph.

Three recipes that make canned veg taste pretty OK

These sweet and spicy glazed carrots can be topped with walnuts or dried cranberries for holiday oomph.

December 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

While canned vegetables are no one’s culinary darlings, they are perhaps undeserving of their unglamorous reputation. Many people would just as soon leave them on the grocery store shelves or shove them to the back of the pantry, reserved for a nuclear apocalypse, after all the fresh vegetables have been… Read story

At the Buchanan home at 15309 N.E. 7th St., Vancouver, thousands of colorful lights illuminate the night sky.

Clark County families make spirits bright with dazzling holiday displays

At the Buchanan home at 15309 N.E. 7th St., Vancouver, thousands of colorful lights illuminate the night sky.

December 13, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

If there’s one thing we can count on, even in 2020, it’s the joy created by a festive light display. Clark County residents, sensing the need for extra cheer, have pulled out all the stops on their holiday houses. The lights are on. The plastic reindeer are hitched to Santa’s… Read story