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Tired of pumpkin pie (or just plain don&rsquo;t like it)? Trie apple butter pie, just like a pumpkin pie except with apple butter in place of pumpkin puree.

Buttered-up bliss in a bite: Switch pumpkin for apple butter in this variation on fall classic

Tired of pumpkin pie (or just plain don&rsquo;t like it)? Trie apple butter pie, just like a pumpkin pie except with apple butter in place of pumpkin puree.

November 8, 2023, 6:07am Clark County Life

Some people don’t like pumpkin. I get it. Ha ha, no, I don’t actually get it because I love pumpkin. Read story

Artists Pamela Sue Johnson, left, and Annika Larman examine a painting by Larman at Johnson's studio in Vancouver. Larman is the first recipient of Open Studios' new artist scholarship and Johnson is her artist mentor for the year.

Clark County Open Studios Tour celebrates 10 years of art and artists

Artists Pamela Sue Johnson, left, and Annika Larman examine a painting by Larman at Johnson's studio in Vancouver. Larman is the first recipient of Open Studios' new artist scholarship and Johnson is her artist mentor for the year.

November 2, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Life

This weekend’s Clark County Open Studios Tour marks 10 years for the event, an annual pilgrimage through artists’ work spaces that draws thousands of visitors. Read story

The community is invited to attend Clark College’s annual Educating for the Seventh Generation Powwow from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

Try this: Educating for the Seventh Generation Powwow

The community is invited to attend Clark College’s annual Educating for the Seventh Generation Powwow from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Gaiser Student Center, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

November 2, 2023, 6:02am Clark County Life

Five things to do this week Read story

Want something satisfying but with minimal effort? Slice veggies into rustic chunks and bake them with sausage. The tasty secret's in the mustard-brown sugar glaze.

Sausage and vegetables make a hearty one-pan meal with deeply pleasing colors and flavors

Want something satisfying but with minimal effort? Slice veggies into rustic chunks and bake them with sausage. The tasty secret's in the mustard-brown sugar glaze.

November 1, 2023, 6:08am Clark County Life

slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside with a few dark and chewy edges. Roasting intensifies the flavors of vegetables and causes their natural sugars to caramelize. I don’t cook vegetables this way every time (I’m also a fan of steaming and sauteing) but when I do,… Read story

A laughing skeleton sits on a swing at the Mains' house on Franklin Street in Vancouver.
With store-bought puff pastry and fresh, ripe pears, you can have pear tartlets in no time.

Pear pressure: Tartlets with flavors of fall easy to create and eat

With store-bought puff pastry and fresh, ripe pears, you can have pear tartlets in no time.

October 25, 2023, 6:08am Clark County Life

Now that I’m an empty nester, I don’t feel like cooking. When my husband and I sit down at the table, that empty chair is like a burr under my emotional saddle. I’ve tried sitting in my daughter’s former place so that I’m not forced to stare at the space… Read story

Amanda Klassen, aka Mermaid Seraphina, lives in Salem, Ore., but drives to Portland for events with Una the Mermaid's FantaSea Cove, a local mermaid pod.

Freedom in fins: Northwest merfolk make magic with imaginative play

Amanda Klassen, aka Mermaid Seraphina, lives in Salem, Ore., but drives to Portland for events with Una the Mermaid's FantaSea Cove, a local mermaid pod.

October 21, 2023, 6:13am Clark County Life

An estimated 1,000 people in the United States are “professional mermaids” — that is, they don fishtails and fins and get paid to swim in tanks, pools and open water. These mermaids swim even in landlocked states like Arkansas, Arizona and Kansas. Read story

Fashion designers and models needed for show

October 20, 2023, 5:59am Clark County Life

Fashion designers and models of all sizes and ages are needed for the Black History Month Fashion Show on Feb. 10 at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Read story

See dancers from Ballet Folklorico perform at the free Dia de los Muertos celebration.
Turkey Herder Pie is like a shepherd's pie or cottage pie, except with turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin.

Turkey puts a fall twist on traditional shepherd’s pie

Turkey Herder Pie is like a shepherd's pie or cottage pie, except with turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin.

October 18, 2023, 6:01am Clark County Life

The rush for autumn flavors is in full swing at our house. The cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice have migrated to the front of my spice cabinet. Sweet potatoes are on my weekly shopping list in case I get a hankering for sweet potato pie or casserole. We’re buying cans… Read story