When you’re younger, the world is a little more magical.

We drove past the covered wagons and the signs about the historic figures that stayed at Farewell Bend before us as we got back on the road to head home.

Even the smoke from recent wildfires couldn’t cover the magnificence of the Wallowas.

“Turn right in 1 mile,” was the instruction the GPS gave as we were headed to Dallas.

Hastily I jaunted up the stairs, all the while knowing that I wasn’t paying my surroundings enough attention.

On Nov. 18, 1930, Chief Ranger William C. Godfrey lost his life in a snowstorm in the southern section of Crater Lake National Park.

With the sun beaming above us and the Little River flowing beside us, we drove until the pavement turned to gravel and then kept going for another seven miles until we came to the Lake in the Woods.

After beginning to read “The 5 Love Languages: Single Edition” by Gary Chapman, I have learned that my last serious relationship had failed due to a lack of filling up my love tank.

I found a kale salad at the Umpqua Valley Farmers Market two weeks ago. It was the best kale salad I have ever had. It is not something offered every week from OmGrown Family Farms, so I asked the owner Aimee if she would share the recipe with The News-Review. She was thrilled to do so!

500 Pictures, 100 letters, movie stubs, discs, poems, cards, concert tickets all carefully placed into a brown woven box. The same brown woven box that used to hold my shower towels now held the last seven years of my life.

The great outdoors can be a wonder to behold. Parks, nature preserves or even some time spent in the backyard can help men, women and children reconnect with nature.

I love pasta! I always have and I always will. When I realized pasta did not love me, I had to find a replacement. I found spaghetti squash and we have developed a great relationship. Even my kids like it.

Following is a listing of Easter weekend activities in Douglas County.

If you are someone who feels like there is no hope, if you are overwhelmed, if you feel like you can't catch a break, if you are at your lowest, if you are lonely, if you are feeling like life isn't fulfilling you - this one’s for you.

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and someone posted how they made pancakes out of just mashed banana and a couple of eggs. When I first heard of this recipe I thought no way! You cannot make pancakes out of just banana and eggs. Then I saw someone else rave about it so I tried it. To my surprise, you can make something like a …

Let’s talk about judging.

Growing up, there was no lack of church potlucks and family gatherings where all manner of recipes were shared. Lined up on those tables were a plethora of dishes ranging from sweet to savory, including new creations and the old standards as well.

I am not sure about you, but this has felt like a long winter. And it probably wasn't any longer than previous ones.

I adore recipes that are passed down from one generation to another. And not specifically just within one family, but ones that can be shared between friends and even strangers too. That is how I happened to find this amazing meal and it is a family favorite of ours that we indulge in often.

Simplicity is my favorite ingredient. It goes well with everything. It’s always fresh, nourishing and contrary to popular belief — it is not boring.