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Yakima Valley winery reaching new heights

PROSSER — What once was a World War II military training base in the Yakima Valley has evolved into a great vineyard site and provides grapes for one of the region’s best wineries.

Meatballs: Not just for spaghetti

Meatballs go hand-in-hand with spaghetti, but they also can add a wonderful flavor and texture to soup. Pair them with cheese tortellini and you’ve got an amped-up version of Italian wedding soup.

Build a better brownie

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar nomination, add this to the “life’s certainties” pile: the spontaneous “Omigod” that follows a first bite into a Palm Beach Brownie.

Stress is contagious, but it’s not all bad for larger society

As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can’t locate records or are panicked because they haven’t filed in years. Unfortunately, Yu picks up on their stress and sometimes takes it home, especially during tax season. He becomes irritable, distracted and can’t sleep.
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Chicken Stir-Fry is a weekday winner

A stir-fry is an easy go-to dinner. To stir-fry means to cook foods quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat. The only real work and time is in chopping and slicing the ingredients. The spicy peanut sauce is the highlight of in today’s recipe with its mix of crushed red pepper and gingerroot. Adjust the sauce to your own taste. Serving the stir-fry on whole wheat angel hair pasta is a nutrition boost, providing 4 grams of fiber per serving.

Good luck keeping up with these Joneses

In the arid Columbia Basin, a winery is crafting beautiful and affordable wines from some of the warmest and coolest regions in Washington wine country.
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Got monster zukes? Just stuff them

It’s every gardener’s secret September shame: Those zucchini plants you’ve been nursing along all summer suddenly have gone ballistic.
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Value whites to enjoy into autumn

Last week, we reviewed several Pacific Northwest red wines priced at $15 or less. This week, we take a look at whites.
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7 fun new takes on the 7-layer salad

It’s the quintessential potluck food: 7-layer salad. With its layers of iceberg lettuce, peas, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese, bacon and mayonnaise, it’s colorful, crunchy and creamy all in one bite.