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BC-AP Lifestyles Digest

December 17, 2018

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Here is the AP Lifestyles digest for the week of Dec. 17.

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GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

WORD OF THE YEAR-MERRIAM-WEBSTER — Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 760 words, photo.

MORMONS-SALT LAKE COUNTY — New figures show that fewer than half of the residents in Salt Lake County belong to the Mormon church, a significant milestone that illustrates how the state’s largest county is becoming more religiously diverse. SENT Saturday: 530 words, photo.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE — Recipes for flourless chocolate cake typically require complicated techniques. Our take on this indulgent cake minimizes fuss without sacrificing flavor or texture. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 530 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HERBED SPINACH DIP — Spinach dip can feel like the responsible, healthy choice on an appetizer buffet but that doesn’t mean it has to be bland or boring. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 280 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-WHITE CHICKEN CHILI — All too often, white chicken chili is lackluster cousin of the thick red chili we know and love. We found not one but three solutions to combat the bland. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 560 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SAFFRON RISOTTO — Risotto is a simple rice dish elevated beyond the prosaic by its voluptuously creamy texture. This dish is traditionally prepared using Carnaroli rice, but you can substitute Arborio rice. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 515 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BLUEBERRY PANCAKES — Pancakes are a blank canvas, so bring out your inner artist. You can work your magic at the table with maple syrup, honey, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon sugar, fresh fruit and/or softened butter. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 420 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

HOMES-RIGHT-SCENTS WITH A STORY — Home-fragrance names are more than descriptive: They aim to set the scene or tell a story. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words, photos.

GARDENING-HOLIDAY TREE — Christmas trees and their decorations have changed over the ages. By Lee Reich. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words, photo.

CRAFTS-WHICHCRAFT-TASSEL EARRINGS — Tassels are trendy in both home decor and fashion, and earrings adorned with them make for quick, inexpensive and colorful gifts. The AP tested three methods of making them, rating each on cost, ease and final result. By Holly Ramer. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

MEXICO-GARDENING-EL CHARCO — Imagine a botanical garden, and acres of carefully designed, highly manicured, delicately pruned “zoos for plants” may come to mind. But at El Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden and natural protected area in central Mexico, the sprawling scrubland has been allowed to return to its unencumbered, wilder roots. By Kim Curtis. UPCOMING Monday: 630 words, photos.

PANCHO VILLA-STATUE — A statue of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa will remain in downtown Tucson despite an effort by a conservative watchdog group to remove it. SENT Monday: 325 words.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: FOOD HUES, GIFT GUIDE-SMART HOME ESSENTIALS, NERDWALLET-TECH TASKS-PARENTS

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FOOLPROOF HOLIDAY COOKIES, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SHRIMP SCAMPI, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PIZZA IN A FLASH, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PORCHETTA, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SIMPLE POT ROAST

HOMES AND GARDENING: HOMES-FAMILY PORTRAITS, HOMES-SMALL-SPACE ENTERTAINING, GARDENING-COURTYARDS

TRAVEL: HOLY LAND-CHRISTMAS, MEXICO-GARDENING-COURTYARDS

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings

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