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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. 209, No. 6, December

A Lens in the Landscape
HOW THE WEST IS LIVING A photographer and a painter live and work among the aspens of Wyoming Three years ago Ed and Lee Riddell-he's a fine art photographer, she's a book designer and painter-sold their successful Jackson, Wyoming, advertising and design...
A Lens in the Landscape: A Photographer and a Painter Live and Work among the Aspens of Wyoming. (How the West Is Living)
Three years ago Ed and Lee Riddell--he's a fine art photographer, she's a book designer and painter--sold their successful Jackson, Wyoming, advertising and design company, the building it was in, and their home. "People were shocked," says Ed. The...
A Million Lights in Idaho
Marina tours, music, and more make the season bright in Coeur d'Alene Flush from a boisterous evening Christmas parade, we crunch through snow to the courtyard of the 18-story Coeur d'Alene Resort, a modern chateau rising from the edge of Idaho's second-largest...
A Million Lights in Idaho: Marina Tours, Music, and More Make the Season Bright in Coeur d'Alene. (Travel)
Flush from a boisterous evening Christmas parade, we crunch through snow to the courtyard of the 18-story Coeur d'Alene Resort, a modern chateau rising from the edge of Idaho's second-largest natural lake. Lighting our handheld candles, we join thousands...
A Welcome Exchange
Friends come bearing cookies for a relaxed party-and sweet holiday supplies for all Heidi Haas and her friends and coworkers here at Sunset have made an annual tradition out of a practical excuse to get together at the holidays: a cookie-exchange party...
A Welcome Exchange: Friends Come Bearing Cookies for a Relaxed Party-And Sweet Holiday for All. (Food & Entertaining)
Heidi Haas and her friends and coworkers here at Sunset have made an annual tradition out of a practical excuse to get together at the holidays: a cookie-exchange party Each guest brings five dozen cookies, which Haas displays on the dining room table....
Colorado Holiday Feast
Even if you can't make it to Steamboat Springs this year, Vista Verde Ranch's executive chef, Jonathon Gillespie, is happy to share his recipes for the perfect Christmas meal. Mixed Greens with Fuji Apples and Walnut Vinaigrette PREP AND COOK...
Curry Favor
FOOD QUICK COOK Indian spices lend complex flavors to pantry staples for a simple, warming weeknight dinner Everyone needs an ace-in-the-- hole dish, something wonderfully delicious to pull together for a quick dinner when the cupboard is almost bare....
Curry Favor: Indian Spices Lend Complex Flavors to Pantry Staples for a Simple, Warming Weeknight Dinner. (Food: Quick Cook)
Everyone needs an ace-in-the-hole dish, something wonderfully delicious to pull together for a quick dinner when the cupboard is almost bare. This vegetarian curry answers that need. It does a good turn to shelf-stable pantry basics by combining them...
Cutting-Edge Designs
Cookie cutters make more than sweet treatsuse them to fashion festive gifts Cookie cutters are irresistible because of their delightful shapes, which also make easy-to-use templates for many projects other than baking. This holiday season, make the magic...
Cutting-Edge Designs: Cookie Cutters Make More Than Sweet Treats-Use Them to Fashion Festive Gifts. (Home: Project)
Cookie cutters are irresistible because of their delightful shapes, which also make easy-to-use templates for many projects other than baking. This holiday season, make the magic of cookie cutters extend beyond the kitchen by using them to create beautiful...
Dish Gardens: Plant One for a Friend-Or Treat Yourself
Even if you don't have a patch of ground, you can quickly create an indoor dish garden to brighten your home or give as a living gift. Small specimens of cactus and succulents are ideal for these tabletop gardens, and many plants can coexist happily...
Field Day: Crisp Winter Weather Adds Spice to a Gourmet Picnic
There's a lot to be said for picnicking in the off-season: the air feels cool and smells of wintry things like smoke and wet leaves, the sun gleams brightly but benevolently, and parks and beaches are empty of crowds. Winter is a beautiful time to...
Global Sparklers
THE WINE GUIDE It's happened twice this year: I've been sitting in a restaurant in a foreign country, and all around me the discreet hiss and pop of Champagne corks punctuated the clamor of conversation. But it wasn't Champagne-sparkling wine from that...
Global Sparklers. (the Wine Guide)
It's happened twice this year: I've been sitting in a restaurant in a foreign country and all around me the discreet hiss and pop of Champagne corks punctuated the clamor of conversation. But it wasn't Champagne--sparkling wine from that eponymous...
Golden State
FOOD LOW-FAT Caramelized onions enhance hearty winter dishes Everything tastes better browned-from the seared crust of a steak to the glassy burnt-sugar top of a creme brulee-- and caramelized onions are no exception. Transforming raw onions into a savory,...
Golden State: Caramelized Onions Enhance Hearty Winter Dishes. (Food: Low-Fat)
Everything tastes better browned--from the seared crust of a steak to the glassy burnt-sugar top of a creme brulee--and caramelized onions are no exception. Transforming raw onions into a savory; jamlike mixture is simple: cook them slowly in a little...
Grand Canyon's Grandest Show
TRAVEL & RECREATION Under a veil of snow and silence, the South Rim is even more stunning arty one winter morning at the Grand Canyon, a soft crunching sound breaks the silence. A glimpse through the drapes reveals a pair of deer walking just outside...
Grand Canyon's Grandest Show: Under a Veil of Snow and Silence, the South Rim Is Even More Stunning. (Travel & Recreation)
Early one winter morning at the Grand Canyon, a soft crunching sound breaks the silence. A glimpse through the drapes reveals a pair of deer walking just outside the window. With each step, their hooves press lightly, then break through the icy crust...
High-Country Holiday
The snow had stopped by the time we arrived at Vista Verde Ranch. Stars sparkled in a sky so cold that the snow squeaked as we stepped out of the car. Faint sounds of laughter came from the ranch house, whose glowing yellow windows reminded me of an...
High-Country Holiday: A Snowy Mountain Retreat in Colorado and a Festive Feast You Can Make at Home
The snow had stopped by the time we arrived at Vista Verde Ranch. Stars sparkled in a sky so cold that the snow squeaked as we stepped out of the car. Faint sounds of laughter came from the ranch house, whose glowing yellow windows reminded me of an...
Home Traditions for Holiday Cooking: Readers' Recipes Tested in Sunset's Kitchens. (Food: Kitchen Cabinet)
Stuffed Acorn Squash Kathleen Moretto, Stockton, CA Kathleen Moretto was in the mood or something simple and seasonal when she came up with this baked, stuffed squash. She serves the halves with cornbread as a main dish, or cuts the squash into...
Market Menu
FOOD How to put a fresh spin on a buy-and-serve holiday party Throwing a holiday party always sounds like fun-until you're whipping up the last batch of homemade mini-quiches and you realize that it's a labor of love, with the emphasis on labor. But...
Market Menu: How to Put a Fresh Spin on a Buy-and-Serve Holiday Party. (Food)
Throwing a holiday party always sounds like fun--until you're whipping up the last batch of homemade mini-quiches and you realize that it's a labor of love, with the emphasis on labor. But putting together an impressive spread can be simpler than it...
Miracle on 32nd Avenue
Offbeat shopping near Denver's historic Highland Square A century ago, West 32nd Avenue in north Denver was known simply as the road to Golden. While it is still one route out of town, nowadays the avenue is synonymous with Highland Square, and it's...
Miracle on 32nd Avenue: Offbeat Shopping near Denver's Historic Highland Square. (Travel: Mountain Day Trip)
A century ago, West 32nd Avenue in north Denver was known simply as the road to Golden. While it is still one route out of town, nowadays the avenue is synonymous with Highland Square, and it's almost a miracle if travelers can resist the temptation...
Open House
Postcard from Africa A big thank you for the interesting magazine that reaches our PO. box here on the west coast of Africa every month. We just received the September issue and I pounced on the article "Fresh Figs" (page 154), as we have a green fig...
Open House. (Letters from Our Readers)
Postcard from Africa A big thank you for the interesting magazine that reaches our P.O. box here on the west coast of Africa every month. We just received the September issue and I pounced on the article "Fresh Figs" (page 154), as we have a green...
Patio Kitchen
Now it's just a few steps from cooktop to courtyard Remodeling a wing of this 1930s Mission-style home was like undamming a river. Originally, a cramped kitchen and a series of small rooms clogged one side of the house, hindering access to the outdoors....
Patio Kitchen: Now It's Just a Few Steps from Cooktop to Courtyard. (Home: Before & After)
Remodeling a wing of this 193 Os Mission-style ho me was like undamming a river. Originally, a cramped kitchen and a series of small rooms clogged one side of the house, hindering access to the outdoors. Architect Colin Sarjeant solved the problem...
Peak Dining
In Colorado, some of the best winter meals are served at the top of the mountain No matter how you spend a day in Colorado's high country-snowboarding halfpipes, skiing down double black-diamond chutes, or simply making snow angels in a powder-dusted...
Peak Dining: In Colorado, Some of the Best Winter Meals Are Served at the Top of the Mountain. (Travel)
No matter how you spend a day in Colorado's high country--snowboarding halfpipes, skiing down double black-diamond chutes, or simply making snow angels in a powder-dusted meadow--you're certain to work up an appetite. Our favorite winter dining destinations...
Perfecting Pasta
A few shortcuts make fettuccine Alfredo a modern classic Researching a cookbook in Rome long ago, I received a serious amount of attention from restaurant staff when I ordered fettuccine Alfredo, where Alfredo himself had produced it. Before my eyes,...
Perfecting Pasta: A Few Shortcuts Make Fettuccine Alfredo a Modern Classic. (Food: Adventures in Cooking)
Researching a cookbook in Rome long ago, I received a serious amount of attention from restaurant staff when I ordered fettuccine Alfredo, where Alfredo himself had produced it. Before my eyes, tender ribbons of fresh pasta were lifted from a cauldron...
Queen of the Angels
A striking cathedral, hot restaurants, and a stylish hotel bring glamour and inspiration to downtown L.A. It's a new morning in downtown Los Angeles. After nearly $300 million in renovations, the granite-- and-terra-cotta city hall glistens under the...
Queen of the Angels: A Striking Cathedral, Hot Restaurants, and a Stylish Hotel Bring Glamour and Inspiration to Downtown L.A. (Travel)
It's a new morning in downtown Los Angeles. After nearly $300 million in renovations, the granite-and-terra-cotta city hall glistens under the Southern California sun. Still under construction, the shimmering folds of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt...
Season's Greetings, Charlie Brown
WESTERN WANDERINGS SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA-Walk into the museum and there they are: The kid with the blanket, his big-- mouthed sister. The floppy-eared beagle and the round-headed boy They are, quite likely, as familiar to you as your own family. "It...
Season's Greetings, Charlie Brown. (Western Wanderings)
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA--Walk into the museum and there they are: The kid with the blanket, his big-mouthed sister. The floppy-eared beagle and the round-headed boy. They are, quite likely, as familiar to you as your own family. "It was a gift,"...
Simple, Elegant Wreaths & Garlands: Use Purchased Evergreens, Colorful Berries, and Fall Leaves to Bring the Season Home. (Holiday Project)
Each Christmas, my mother makes an elegant wreath for the front door. She ruses magnolia leaves from the tree in the backyard--the same kind of leaves my cousins and I strung together to make hula skirts when we were kids. I always look forward to...
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Southern Lights: Saffron Shores Offers Jewish Food from the Lower Mediterranean. (Food: Guide)
Joyce Goldstein wants to change everything you thought you knew about Jewish culinary traditions. Many Americans associate Jewish cooking with Eastern European flavors (such as chicken fat, onions, and sour cream). But Goldstein's research into Mediterranean...
Starry, Starry Night
Reports from the field: people. places, and great ideas INNOVATORS Starry, starry night CHAMPIONS OF THE DARK-SKY MOVEMENT HAVE WESTERNERS SEEING STARS. The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the year's longest night. That evening won't be...
Starry, Starry Night. (Innovators)
CHAMPIONS OF THE DARK-SKY MOVEMENT HAVE WESTERNERS SEEING STARS. The winter solstice falls on December 21, marking the year's longest night. That evening won't be as lovely as it used to be: light pollution in urban areas has erased the stars from...
The Season of Light
GARDEN & OUTDOOR LIVING Botanical gardens invite you to celebrate the holidays By December, most deciduous trees and many perennial plants have slipped into a sort of long winter's nap. Like such plants, the horticultural institutions that collect...
The Season of Light: Botanical Gardens Invite You to Celebrate the Holidays. (Garden & Outdoor Living)
By December, most deciduous trees and many perennial plants have slipped into a sort of long winter's nap. Like such plants, the horticultural institutions that collect them used to snooze through the winter too. That's not the case anymore. Visit...
Tucson Style
A comfortable blend of old and new Barry and Letty Coleman's Tucson adobe successfully combines traditional building materials and modern design. "When we started building a house out of adobe, people thought it was strange," says Barry, who is a contractor...
Tucson Style: A Comfortable Blend of Old and New. (Home)
Barry and Letty Coleman's Tucson adobe successfully combines traditional building materials and modern design. "When we started building a house out of adobe, people thought it was strange," says Barry, who is a contractor with his father, Don. "The...
Winter Comes to Evergreen
Get a jump on the holidays in this tiny Denver foothills town Set deep in the foothills less than an hour west of Denver's skyscrapers, tiny Evergreen-with its historic downtown and ice-skating lake-carries on a love affair with winter that starts with...
Winter Comes to Evergreen: Get a Jump on the Holidays in This Tiny Denver Foothills Town. (Travel)
Set deep in the foothills less than an hour west of Denver's skyscrapers, tiny Evergreen--with its historic downtown and ice--skating lake-carries on a love affair with winter that starts with the holidays. As soon as the ice is safely solid, Evergreen...
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