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My homemade coffee eggnog gets a caffeinated boost from instant coffee, but you can jazz things up even more with the tipple of your choice.

A Cup of Cheer: Caffeinated twist on festive favorite, eggnog

My homemade coffee eggnog gets a caffeinated boost from instant coffee, but you can jazz things up even more with the tipple of your choice.

December 22, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Almost nothing elicits stronger opinions than eggnog, with views ranging from “gross” to “like angels roller-skating on my tongue.” (The first quote is from a friend, the second quote is all my own, just so you know where I stand on the subject.) Read story

Sky Zone Trampoline Park offers gift certificates and monthly passes for unlimited jump time and perks such as pizza and socks.

Clark County businesses, organizations offer gifts that enlighten, entertain and thrill

Sky Zone Trampoline Park offers gift certificates and monthly passes for unlimited jump time and perks such as pizza and socks.

December 19, 2021, 6:03am Business

As the clock ticks down to Christmas Day, last-minute shoppers may be scrambling to find something that doesn’t require battling crowded stores or keeping fingers crossed for speedy delivery. But what if the perfect gift isn’t a thing at all? Maybe it’s an experience. Read story

Olivia Hill, 11, left; her father, Jeffrey; and her sister Charlotte, 8, shoot a preview video for Columbia Dance's historical version of "The Nutcracker" at Fort Vancouver.
These festive fig bars feature oatmeal shortbread layered with fig and apple filling.

Let’s get figgy with it

These festive fig bars feature oatmeal shortbread layered with fig and apple filling.

December 15, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Last year around this time I got a burst of culinary ambition and attempted to make a steamed figgy pudding. It was a complicated, hourslong process that left my kitchen a sticky shambles, though the results were highly edible (especially with extra boozy sauce). This year, I’m leaving ambition to… Read story

With a half-dozen spices and dark molasses, this old-fashioned gingerbread is Christmas on a cake stand.

Bring on the Spice: Spicy gingerbread cake beats the winter blahs

With a half-dozen spices and dark molasses, this old-fashioned gingerbread is Christmas on a cake stand.

December 8, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Christmas means gingerbread, no two ways about it. I’m talking not just about the shaped and frosted cookies but also about the soft, dark brown cake filled with aromatic spices. It’s my husband’s favorite and it’s among my favorites, too, so I can’t for the life of me figure out… Read story

Clark College choirs seek singers

December 2, 2021, 6:06am Clark County Life

Clark College is holding open auditions for all voices for its three choirs. Read story

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This Pecan Bourbon Pie is my mother's recipe, chock full of nuts and old-fashioned rolled oats.

‘Kayte’s Pecan Bourbon Pie’ paean to Mom

This Pecan Bourbon Pie is my mother's recipe, chock full of nuts and old-fashioned rolled oats.

December 1, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

I confess, I still have Thanksgiving on my mind, even though my Christmas decorations are now up and my husband and I have entered in our annual stalemate regarding outdoor lights. Read story

Native Nomad focuses on local products like these hand-turned wooden bowls by Vancouver artist Craig Hardin.

Seven Clark County stores make holiday shopping magical

Native Nomad focuses on local products like these hand-turned wooden bowls by Vancouver artist Craig Hardin.

November 25, 2021, 6:05am Business

Now that retail stores are wide open for business, we can once again return to the pleasures of in-store shopping. With online ordering stymied by snarled supply chains, Clark County shops carrying locally made items will be the ace up your sleeve when it comes to checking everyone off your… Read story

The annual Christmas Ships Parade returns this year for its 64th season of lighting up local rivers at night. Now, Vancouver has a spiffy new waterfront and pier that should provide great viewing for spectators.