Lucia Day Celebration

Lucia Day Celebration
ON THE THIRTEENTH OF DECEMBER, when the darkness of the year is growing ever longer, this celebration of light is most welcome. Cities and towns throughout Scandinavia (and American cities with large Scandinavian populations) hold Lucia festivals filled with music and candlelight. The main attraction is always the Lucia procession, featuring a girl clad in a long white gown with a red sash and wearing an evergreen crown with towering candles. In family celebrations at home, one of the...

Sasquatch Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Saquatch Books Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is officially upon us! Check out our gift guide so you can choose the perfect book for everyone on your list. No matter the diverse readers you have in your life, we have something that will satisfy all of their unique interests. For the Mindful Soul For the Literature Devotee For the Ambitious Creative For the Nature Lover For the Epic Traveler For the Interior Design Junkie For the Kitchen Connoisseur For the Aspiring Sommelier For the History Buff

Northwest Celebration Stuffing

Northwest Celebrating Stuffing
THIS ISN’T A RECIPE THAT subscribes to the “less is more” style—it starts with bread but adds sausage, vegetables, apple, abundant fresh herbs, dried cranberries, and a handful of crunchy seeds and hazelnuts for good measure. Feel free to pare it back a bit if you prefer, skipping the seeds or dried cranberries in favor of a somewhat simpler dish. If your goal is a vegetarian stuffing, it’s perfectly fine to skip the sausage or use a vegetarian sausage...

Halloween Doughnut Recipes

Halloween Doughnut Recipes
Trick or Treat! Serve up some unique sweets at your Halloween party. These recipes put an autumn spin on doughnuts. Caramel Corn Doughnuts Makes 8 to 12 Doughnuts I’m not sure which is more addictive, doughnuts or caramel corn. Putting them both together means I don’t have to solve this delicious dilemma. 1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus more for greasing 1/3 cup popcorn kernels 1⁄3 cup peanuts (optional) 1⁄3 cup pecans (optional) 1⁄3 cup slivered almonds (optional) 1⁄3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1...

PCC’s Tiger Mountain Turkey Chili

PCC’s Tiger Mountain Turkey Chili
THIS IS A HEARTY, KID-FRIENDLY soup that is lean and infinitely adaptable. You can substitute chipotle Field Roast for the turkey to spice the chili up and make it vegetarian. Or add a bit of Mexican chorizo when you brown the turkey. Serve it with cornbread and cheese, or nothing but a big green salad. Spike it with cayenne if everyone loves spicy heat, or pass the hot sauce at the table. The dish also takes well to being...

Quick Tips for Preschool Preparation from Dr. Luke Voytas

Quick Tips for Preschool Preparation from Dr. Luke Voytas
Your kid’s about to start preschool?! Wasn’t she just a baby like a few months ago? I’ve been through preschool startups twice, and I’m sure you’re as excited as I was. But there’s also that stomach-churning anxiety – is she going to be the one screaming and holding onto your leg on the first day? Or for the first month? Is she going to have friends? How will he compare to the other kids? Can he really survive without...

Summer Seafood Celebration

Summer Seafood Celebration
Creating the Gathering If at all possible, this celebration should take place outdoors on a warm summer evening. For a fancy gathering, use a crisp white tablecloth. For a more casual dinner, cover the table with rolls of white butcher paper. Wicker or straw chargers under white dinner plates give the table a beachy look that pairs well with the nautical knots tied around the napkins. Low, wide floral centerpieces look lovely on the table and don’t get in the...

Ten Tips to Look Like a Pro, Even as a Newbie

Ten Tips For New Writers
Usually, you never know when you’re making newbie mistakes until you’re not a newbie anymore. So let me pass you some tips to help you jump ahead. These are things I wish I’d avoided or see other new writers fall into: 1. Don’t tote around fancy writerly accoutrements. You don’t need a $300 monogrammed pen or a $40 leather notebook with a gold foil quill. You’ll be going through paper and ink so quickly that the pricey tools will bankrupt...

Make Floral Ice Cubes

Make Floral Ice Cubes
This is one of the simplest ways to dress up a delicious drink, whether you are sharing cocktails with friends or wanting to add a little color and fun to a punch at a party. Not only do these ice cubes add a pop of color, but some of them will even subtly change the taste of a drink. Pick edible owers from your own yard or garden or buy them at gourmet stores or from florists. Most refrigerators and...