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A few pointers on poinsettia care

Growing in their native habitat in the dry sub-tropics of Central America, poinsettias are a 15-foot tall shrub. Here, we purchase it as a seasonal annual plant for Christmas because it’s red and green.

Get everything ready in advance for holiday clean-up messes

It’s just about time to pull everything out of holiday storage, find your Mannheim Steamroller discs for background music and prepare for any of the uh-ohs lying in wait when family and guests come to celebrate. We checked with local holiday rescuers and Googled, asked national sources, visited Pinterest and Heloise and compiled a list to keep handy. Some hints are familiar; others are updates of tried-and-true solutions.
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Put the pizzazz in presents

My family members don’t need to look at the tags anymore to know which presents come from me.

Value red wines from Washington for the holidays

As we head into the holiday season, it’s always good to have a few bottles of red wine on hand for festivities, whether they be Christmas parties or New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Brussels sprouts with bacon, chestnuts

Love Brussels sprouts? Even if you’re not a fan — yet — you can’t help but love them when they’re cooked with bacon and chestnuts.

Cheap white wines for the holidays

As we head into the holiday season, we often find ourselves either attending festive events or putting them on ourselves.
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Mashed potatoes: The ultimate comfort food

This is the time of year when we’re all thinking about soothing our weather-weary bones with some old-fashioned, just-like-mom-would-make comfort food.

How to talk turkey when buying one

When buying a bird for Thanksgiving, it’s good to be able to talk turkey. What’s frozen, organic, heritage or kosher? Here’s a guide to help.
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Buy in bulk, freeze in portion sizes

Cooking and shopping for two can be a challenge when many things are sold in larger quantities. And if you find a deal on something like bacon, you don’t want to freeze it and then have to thaw a whole pound when you need only a couple strips. The best thing to do is to portion bulk foods out in amounts you typically use and freeze them. Taking a few extra minutes at the beginning can save you lots of money in the end. Here’s what I do when I ...
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Two fruits, one autumn pie

This pie showcases two seasonal favorites: apples and pears. As the calendar marches toward Thanksgiving, keep this pie in mind. Its great flavor combination — tart apples and sweet pears spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon — could make a nice addition to your holiday spread.

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.