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Wonderful and Wacky Chocolate Cake

Wonderful and Wacky Chocolate Cake

I have no memory of when the Wacky Cake recipe invaded my repertoire of family favorites. My children, all now in their 50s, just remember it as always being the cake they requested for their birthday celebrations. All of them continued to bake … read more

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Pasta in a Pinch

Three Easy Pasta Recipes from Pantry Essentials

Constantly seeking out recipe-specific ingredients that may only be used once or twice can be a burden. Instead, keep your home stocked with necessities to simplify dinner prep with dishes made using common household staples. One perfect example: pastas. These recipes for Minestrone … read more

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Working from Home? How to Make Your Remote Meetings a Lot More Effective

More people are working from home currently, which means those who once met face to face must now meet virtually. Platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts make it easy to hold these meetings. But leading virtual meetings requires a skillset many people don’t … read more

The epithet, biloba, is Latin for two-lobed, describing the leaf that is fan-shaped and split in the middle.

A Living Fossil — Ginkgo Biloba

Once upon a prehistoric time, the deciduous Ginkgo biloba grew around the globe. When we look at this tree, we witness a living link to a primeval time, long before mammals became prolific on the planet. Under the tree’s tall canopy, the dinosaurs … read more

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The Sip

West Sound’s Craft Distilleries

Washington is a great place to be a craft beverage connoisseur or even just a craft beverage consumer. The state is home to over 1,000 wineries, 417 breweries and 120 distilleries. Kitsap County alone has two top-quality distilleries — and Gig Harbor’s Heritage … read more

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brussels sprouts
In the Market Now

Brussels Sprouts

Love them or hate them, the little miniature cabbages called Brussels sprouts are prevalent in Northwest gardens and in the marketplace throughout the winter. They are an easy-to-cook, versatile and healthy addition to many recipes, from side dishes to main courses. Winter is … read more

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Seared Salmon with Spinach and Grapes

4 Fall Recipes Using Grapes

By incorporating versatile ingredients into your holiday cooking, you can make a vast array of tasty seasonal goodies. For example, California grapes are abundant throughout the holiday season and add taste and visual appeal to dishes of all kinds, including in the recipes … read more

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Three Mushroom and Garlic Grilled Pizza

Sustainable Eating Made Easy with Mushroom Recipes

The needs of grocery shoppers are seemingly always evolving, and now more than ever, they want to know where and how their food is produced and what impact it has on the environment. This is commonly referred to as “sustainable eating,” and its … read more

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retirement living

How to Become Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who hasn’t gone online to calculate the retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable, especially if starting the process at age … read more

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