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My grandmother's contribution to the Thanksgiving meal was always this cranberry gelatin salad with pineapple cream cheese dressing.

Cranberry ‘salad’ was Grandma’s best

My grandmother's contribution to the Thanksgiving meal was always this cranberry gelatin salad with pineapple cream cheese dressing.

November 24, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Our somewhat fundamentalist Sabbath-keeping church didn’t condone Christmas for various theological reasons, so Thanksgiving was our designated time to eat, drink and be merry. Preparing, sharing and enjoying special once-a-year dishes was the gift that we gave each other (or, more accurately, the… Read story

In the Cooper Vortex, even a matter as simple as a man's name is complicated and suspicious. Dan Cooper is the name used by a passenger to buy a one-way Northwest Airlines ticket from Portland to Seattle. After the skyjacking, a local news reporter misunderstood the name as "D.B." -- and that's what has stuck ever since.

Try This: CooperCon 2021; Clark College Jazz Band; open mic

In the Cooper Vortex, even a matter as simple as a man's name is complicated and suspicious. Dan Cooper is the name used by a passenger to buy a one-way Northwest Airlines ticket from Portland to Seattle. After the skyjacking, a local news reporter misunderstood the name as "D.B." -- and that's what has stuck ever since.

November 18, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

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This cranberry bread is inspired by a decades-old recipe from a childhood book.

Cranberry Thanksgiving: Storybook cranberry bread makes a sweet tradition

This cranberry bread is inspired by a decades-old recipe from a childhood book.

November 17, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

When I was in first or second grade, my mother subscribed to a children’s book-a-month club, so every month for several years I got a new book in the mail. When I was about 10, I received “Cranberry Thanksgiving,” about a girl and her grandmother who live next to a… Read story

Alcohol Inks Ornaments: Vancouver Art Space offers several workshops featuring alcohol inks, a permanent ink that adheres to smooth surfaces like ceramic, metal and these glass ornaments.

Five Clark County studios offer seasonally inspired arts, crafts workshops ideal for gifts

Alcohol Inks Ornaments: Vancouver Art Space offers several workshops featuring alcohol inks, a permanent ink that adheres to smooth surfaces like ceramic, metal and these glass ornaments.

November 14, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

Local arts and craft studios offer a rainbow of gift-making workshops that also let you give yourself the present of a fun holiday activity. Options include glass fusing, painting, pottery, wooden sign-making and mixed media collage. If you aren’t jazzed about the joys of DIY gifts, the studios offer gift… Read story

Yogi, a therapy dog dressed for the rain, takes in the view Saturday at the Vancouver Farmers Market. Hannah Tullar, Yogi's owner, said he doesn't often get to be around so many people.
The original recipe calls for brandy, but I substituted bourbon for brandy. Not such a great idea.

Up in flames: How NOT to make Brandied Apricot Chicken

The original recipe calls for brandy, but I substituted bourbon for brandy. Not such a great idea.

November 10, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

This year I’ve been testing the limits of my culinary know-how (hint: it’s fair to middling) with memorable recipes from my childhood, aided by my mother’s old recipe box. There are several dishes that I’d still like to attempt, but before easing into familiar territory, I wanted to set some… Read story

The all-female musical ensemble Celtic Woman (Contributed photo)

Celtic Woman to perform May 19 at ilani

The all-female musical ensemble Celtic Woman (Contributed photo)

November 5, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Life

The Grammy-nominated female Irish vocalist group Celtic Woman will perform at ilani’s Cowlitz Ballroom at 8 p.m. May 19. Read story

Feather your nest for the holidays with furnishings and decorative finds from the NW's Largest Garage Sale and Vintage Sale at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.
Washougal artist Kathy Marty creates a rug using Pendleton Woolen Mills scraps on her home loom.

Washougal artists plan holiday market

Washougal artist Kathy Marty creates a rug using Pendleton Woolen Mills scraps on her home loom.

November 4, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Life

The Washougal Studio Artist Tour in May lured droves of art enthusiasts, eager for in-person studio visits where they could meet artists and see work in progress. The tour proved to be an ideal way to find one-of-a-kind gifts. Read story

Sweet baked pears with a crispy cornflake topping are a delicious way to enjoy this autumn fruit.

Give pears a chance: Move over apples, it’s time for Pear Crisp

Sweet baked pears with a crispy cornflake topping are a delicious way to enjoy this autumn fruit.

November 3, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

As I gaze out the window at our rain-drenched back yard, full of neglected fall gardening chores, I decide that I need some interior projects to give me a sense of accomplishment. I’m referring, of course, to baking, which during the rainy season becomes Southwest Washington’s most popular indoor sport.… Read story