How to Host a Christmas Party Like an Event-Planning Pro

Sponsored Content: From family get-togethers to Christmas parties, the holidays are about spending time with loved ones. Should you become the host, you may need a few tips to get you through the planning process. Here’s how to pull off an amazing night with ease.

Washington state apple crop estimate lowered 5.3%

Washington State Tree Fruit Association officials have lowered their 2021 estimate of the statewide apple harvest by 5.3%. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the estimate was decreased from 124.85 million to 118.255 million boxes. Association President Jon DeVaney said Tuesday the apple harvest is still wrapping up for some Washington varieties, but based on volumes harvested so far members are expecting a decrease. He says members are reporting smaller crops of some varieties including Honeycrisp, Galas and Red Delicious. DeVaney says high heat earlier in the season affected what was ultimately picked in some cases.

WSU’s Cosmic Crisp apple to hit stores weeks earlier than previous years

Cosmic CrispPULLMAN, Wash. — Apple lovers rejoice! The third harvest of Washington State University’s Cosmic Crisp apple will hit stores well before the Apple Cup. The official release date for the apple this year is November 8 — weeks earlier than the first two crops of 2019 and 2020. WSU scientists say the official date ensures this new variety hits…

Creative Cooking: 6 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Try This Year

Sponsored Content: Planning the perfect Thanksgiving menu takes a lot of preparation and thought, so using old favorites is always a safe (and delicious!) choice. If you’re looking to add some new flavors to the table this year, try these six side dishes that incorporate fall ingredients with a bold twist.

Friendsgiving Host Tips: Make It an Event They’ll Never Forget

Sponsored Content: The term “Friendsgiving” may be relatively new, but it’s become a serious tradition for some. From how-tos to commandments, there’s a plethora of information on Friendsgiving. With that being said, here are eight more tips to add to the canon.