Crispy, convenient weeknight taquitos — Fryolator not required

Yeah, you could bake them in the oven — if you like limp taquitos, that is.

  • Sep 19, 2018

How to nuke up some tasty nosh in your microwave

In just a few minutes, you can enjoy quiche for breakfast and cheesecake for dessert.

These warm spiced pear muffins have a sweet secret

For more healthful muffins, sweeten them with ersatz “sugar” made from dates.

Chatting with ace saxophonist Pete Christlieb

He played for decades in the Johnny Carson house band. Now you can hear him in Everett.

The 1,000-pound great pumpkin of Everett could squash you

Gary Baldwin bought special seeds on the internet to supersize his pumpkin-patch produce.

Skagit boy gets his wish, thanks to Snohomish’s Tim Noah

The children’s entertainer puts on a special Make-A-Wish Foundation show in Mount Vernon.

  • Sep 18, 2018

Rain gardens: Nature’s sponge

A seminar will teach you how to create this natural way to control runoff in your yard

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan adds more space, improves gas mileage

The compact SUV is fully redesigned with a third row, but still sports VW quality characteristics.

Pregnant woman pulls career bait-and-switch

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I’m pregnant and have come to the realization that I need to be a stay-at-home mom. My… Continue reading

Take a strange trip through ‘Noah Hypnotik’s’ teen-aged mind

David Arnold again shows his talent for capturing all the weirdness of being a teen.

Today in history

Today is Monday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2018. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Sept. 17, 1787, the… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2018

The top 10 most-visited attractions in Snohomish County

Forget about some far-off destination — check out these places in your back yard.

‘Big Game’ asks: Are these the last days of the NFL?

“Big Game” is ostensibly an attempt to answer the question of whether pro football has peaked.

  • Sep 16, 2018

After seven moves for husband’s career, she wants to retire on her terms

Hi, Carolyn: I have been married to my second husband for 24 years. We have a 16-year-old and I have two adult children. I have… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2018

Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively have fun in naughty mommy noir

“A Simple Favor” examines over arched eyebrows and mixed drinks, with mostly amusing results.

  • Sep 16, 2018

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Kirby Larson: 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. From the Newbery Honor-winning author comes “Code Word Courage,”… Continue reading

Birds on the brain: Stupefying facts from new avian research

Here is some of the latest information from bird studies that made the news this year.

Books briefly: Michelle Obama to visit 10 cities on book tour

Michelle Obama to visit 10 cities on book tour Michelle Obama will visit 10 cities to promote her memoir “Becoming,” a tour featuring arenas to… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2018

Chef wants you to quit putting junk in your kid’ school lunch

Think veggie or sweet potato chips, or home-baked chicken fingers.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

GET OUT Northwest Exposure: You can now enter the 2018 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest. The outdoor photography competition is for hikers who explore Washington’s trails.… Continue reading