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This blackberry pie is made with lemon, cinnamon and almond extract to bring out the flavors of the berries. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

How to bake the best a better blackberry pie

Why is this one more delicious? Because of lots and lots of recipe adjustments.


This Mediterranean chickpea salad makes a pantry staple classy

It’s a mix of chickpeas, feta, Kalamata olives, parsley, almonds, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.


Apple crisp with twice the topping? That’s American to the core

This might make me seem un-American, but I like apple crisp better…


Rainbow on a chip: Color up Father’s Day with Dad’s black bean salsa

When I get tired of salsa out of a jar, I like to make my own. Actually, I like to make my dad’s salsa. If… Continue reading

New escape room in Everett offers immersive adventures

We had traveled back in time. It was Aug. 7, 1876. We were in Deadwood. I and six of my friends were special agents recruited… Continue reading

Get poppin’: How to make perfect popcorn at home

There’s nothing like the taste of freshly popped popcorn. It’s the all-American snack we munch on while watching movies, cheering for our favorite sports teams,… Continue reading

Trivia a hot trend in Snohomish County bar scene

Three Texans and a Nebraskan play trivia in a bar. No, that’s not the opener to another walk-into-a-bar joke, although that’s exactly what I was… Continue reading

Ring in the New Year with this spicy sausage dip

I make a dip so delicious that it becomes the star of any party. I’m not joking. If you’ve been searching for a dish to… Continue reading

Are you a stumped Santa? Give the Forrest Gump trifecta

I was a Secret Santa without a clue. A boyfriend’s family invited us to spend the weekend before Christmas with them in Sacramento, California, and… Continue reading