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Sunset Magazine is a magazine covering western homes, gardens, food and travel (five regional editions). Founded in 1898, it is a monthly publication published by Sunset Publishing Corp. Sunset Magazine subjects include home and gardening as well as travel and tourism. The senior vice president is Kevin Lynch.

Articles from Vol. 225, No. 6, December

Colorado Day Trip Grand Lake
Why go now: This rustic antiresort town is all about snowy adventures - sleigh rides, snowmobiling, skating - and village charm. On the map: It's about too miles northwest of Denver on the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. Population: 447...
Dig in! Vegetable Dips You Won't Be Able to Stop Eating ... and Hey, You Don't Have To
Creamy spinach and parmesan dip MAKES 2 1/4 CUPS | 25 MINUTES WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT IT Spinach is avitamin powerhouse. Cottage cheese subs for sour cream, making the dip high in protein and low in fat. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SCOOP IT WHOLE-GRAIN...
Exhale ... 10 Hideaways That Press the Pause Button on the End-of-Year Whirl
1 MONUMENT VALLEY, AZ Blend into the scenery Daydreaming is the main activity at the View Hotel, where every room has a balcony with vistas of those iconic sandstone spires--and nothing else. Occasionally guests rally from their reveries and...
Fast & Fresh Recipes from Our Kitchen and Yours, in 30 Minutes or Less
Pork chops with warm cabbage slaw Maureen Gray, LAKE OSWEGO, OR SERVES 4 | 30 MINUTES 2 tsp. vegetable oil 4 bone-in pork chops (7 oz. each) 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided 1 tsp. pepper, divided 2 tbsp. butter 4 cups sliced red cabbage 1/2 red...
Gift of Surprise
It's gift-giving season, and I'm sure folks who have me on their list are groaning right about now. Jewelry? Not really a collector. Gift card? I lose them! A sweater? Meh. If asked what I want from Santa, I usually smile and say, "I have everything...
Gru-V: The Next Big Word in Wine
TWICE recently, I've been shocked when winemakers have poured their newest for me: Gruner Veltliner. I'm a huge fan of this racy white from Austria--crisp, citrusy, and, at its best, full of complex fruit and mineral flavors. But sadly, Gruner has...
Happy Holidays (Hold the Tinsel)
Warming up a modern home for the holidays, with not a garland in sightTHIS IS NOT A STORY about a poorly decorated home in need of a makeover and a splash of holiday cheer. Owners Nadia Bizzotto and David Youngson are themselves in the design business...
Happy Holidays (Hold the Tinsel): Warming Up a Modern Home for the Holidays, with Not a Garland in Sight
THIS IS NOT A STORY about a poorly decorated home in need of a makeover and a splash of holiday cheer. Owners Nadia Bizzotto and David Youngson are themselves in the design business (she founded the handbag company Two Loops; he's a sales agent for...
Happy Trails
An epic backpacking trip is one way to see the new Arizona Trail. But a chill hiking weekend in the throwback town of Superior will do just fineSOMETHING IS UP. It's not just that the heaping plate of tacos I'm eating costs less than $4. Or that a local...
Happy Trails: An Epic Backpacking Trip Is One Way to See the New Arizona Trail. but a Chill Hiking Weekend in the Throwback Town of Superior Will Do Just Fine
SOMETHING IS UP. It's not just that the heaping plate of tacos I'm eating costs less than $4. Or that a local walked up to our table and offered his services as a hiking guide, free, simply for fun. It's the honest-to-God niceness of everyone in the...
Hide out in the Foothills: Just in Time for the Holidays: Volcano Is the Prettiest Gold Country Town No One Has Heard of. Yet
"THERE WAS one review on Yelp," Tracey Berkner says. "It react 'My wife decided to stay in the Wild West town of Volcano forever.'" Volcano. On Yelp. It's a new era here in the world's most beautiful tiny town. You probably haven't heard of Volcano,...
Holiday Hot List: 33 Artisan Gifts to Make a Statement and Show You Really Care
for the design hound MOBILE Crafted out of die-cut card stock in geometric and botanical shapes, each one is different. $75; frazierandwing.com [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PORCELAIN JAR An artistic take on a jam jar, it doubles as a vase or pencil...
Northern California Weekend
Inside Tackle your gift list with a stroll clown Clement Street Check out an epic Southwest trail A Sierra Foothills weekend 1. Prettiest flower shop on the block Pick up orchids potted with branches and mosses, Lots and lots of succulents, and...
Ski Town Awards
Whether you're all about the hot toddies, mountain views, Wild West saloons, après-ski eats, or small-town-ness, we've got the place for you1Most under the radarSANDPOINT, ID // When you hear that Sandpoint is in Idaho's Panhandle between the glacially...
THE MEAL of the YEAR
This December 25th, let loose. Indulge in the trinity of decadence: beef, chocolate, potatoes/Add cream, butter, cheese. Exercise? Later. Guilt? Never.An embarrassment of richnessby Diana Abu-JaberMy cousin Odile was a stringent dieter. She ate so little...
The Meal of the Year: This December 25th, Let Loose. Indulge in the Trinity of Decadence: Beef, Chocolate, Potatoes. Add Cream, Butter, Cheese. Exercise? Later Guilt? Never
An embarrassment of richness by Diana Abu-Jaber My cousin Odile was a stringent dieter. She ate so little that to her, everything tasted magnificent. This dieting may have come about because my family clung to a tradition of heaping food on visitors'...
The Next Big Word in Wine
TWICE RECENTLY, I've been shocked when winemakers have poured their newest for me; Grüner Veltliner. I'm a huge fan of this racy white from Austria - crisp, citrusy, and, at its best, full of complex fruit and mineral flavors. But sadly, Grüner has largely...
The Weeknight Challenge: This Month's Ingredients: Broccoli, Sausage, and Red Peppers, for Dinner in 45 Minutes or Less. and Here's the Winner
Naan pizzas with broccoli pesto and arugula salad Bonnie Joy, Alameda, CA SERVES 4 | 45 MINUTES PESTO 1/3 cup walnut pieces 2 cups broccoli florets 2 cups coarsely chopped curly parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced l/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil...
Top 10: Exhale. 10 Hideaways That Press the Pause Button on the End-of-Year Whirl
1 MONUMENT VALLEY, AZBlend into the sceneryDaydreaming is the main activity at the View Hotel, where every room has a balcony with vistas of those iconic sand-stone spires-and nothing else. Occasionally guests rally from their reveries and bundle up...
What to Do in Northern California: December
ORDER ROSES Shop this month for bare-root plants as many choices start arriving in nurseries. One source. Garden Valley Ranch (gardenvalley.com or 707/795-0919), offers 1,000 varieties; order now for delivery in late January through April. [ILLUSTRATION...
What to Do in the Rockies December
TEND HOUSEPLANTS Once a month, when temperatures are above 50°, take plants outdoors and rinse with a hose until water drains from the bottom. This removes dust, insect pests, and salt buildup in soils. After rinsing, fertilize and get plants back indoors...
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