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Unleash new flavors on the grill with dry rub as key ingredient

Here’s a simple way to spice up Dad’s grilling repertoire: Give him a rub. Whether you throw one together yourself or buy one, dry rubs give meats an instant upgrade …


Marinated flank shines in sandwich

This ginger-soy marinated flank steak can be grilled and enjoyed on its own or turned into this Asian-inspired sandwich by surrounding it with crunchy toasts, sweet and spicy mayo and …


Making rich, delicious Mozzarella is really a whiz

With a gallon of milk and a few basic kitchen tools, you can make mouth-watering mozzarella cheese in less than an hour. “I love mozzarella. You can do it with …


Rubs rescue bland cuts

The trouble with lean meats such as boneless, skinless chicken breasts and pork tenderloin is that they lack the flavor of their higher-fat cousins. But that doesn’t mean flavor can’t …


Mussels good for the body

Mussels may boost your mood as well as your heart. When cooked, mussels open up and reveal a morsel of sweet meat that ranks as a top food for omega-3 …


Chopped pork makes memorable sloppy joes

The idea behind this pork version of the sloppy joe sandwich wasn’t just to come up with an alternative to ground beef. I wanted something with a totally different – …


Arrival of spring salmon has cooks fired up

Spring salmon season has arrived and with it, the sticker shock over the price of those first fish from the Copper River in Alaska. Paying upwards of $20 a pound …


Culinary calendar

Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Engine - Today, Whole Grains with Amy Grady, 6 p.m., $30. Pre-registration is required. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave. No. 416. (509) 328-3335. …


Cookbooks offer chefs new ways to ham it up

Cookbooks these days often sport long taglines. But porkistas are refreshingly to the point. Three letters seem to suffice. “Pig,” by cookbook writer James Villas, is nothing less than a …


Navy to drop in at Kitchen Engine

The U.S. Navy Week celebrations in Spokane this week include a stop at The Kitchen Engine. Navy culinary specialist Demontray Braswell and an assistant will be preparing bruschetta and other …


Culinary calendar

Sushi Making Class (Japan Week) - Thursday at 6 p.m., Mukogawa/Japanese Cultural Center, 4000 W. Randolph Road. $20/class. (509) 328-2971. Downtown Indoor Farmers Market - Featuring bread, pastries, eggs, grass-fed …


Lost dessert recipe located

Readers called this week looking for help finding and fixing recipes. Diane Johnson misplaced an easy, elegant posset recipe published in The Spokesman-Review last year. I found the custard-like dessert …


Grilled corn makes great salsa substitute

With tomatoes in short supply and prices high, a simple bowl of fresh salsa can start to feel a bit like a luxury item. So maybe it’s time to ditch …


Culinary calendar

Wine and Art – A benefit for the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance, featuring the wines of Walla Walla and the artwork of Mel McCuddin. Wineries include: Adamant Cellars, …


Stuffed mushrooms an alternative to peppers

If the price of peppers has you thinking twice about serving them stuffed, here’s an alternative that uses mushrooms, instead. The filling – made with meat, rice and goat cheese …


Pan frying can deliver tacos’ crunch without the fat

Fish tacos certainly sound like a healthful meal. After all, experts encourage us to eat fish at least twice a week. And when you add a fresh tomato or fruit …


Spokane-area chefs share favorite ingredients

Are you looking for a few simple ways to add flavor to everyday dishes and try something new? We asked local chefs to share their favorite ingredients – the one …


Mac and cheese with a healthy twist

A great mac and cheese can be easy. And healthy. The secret? Whole-wheat pasta shells and a can of squash or pumpkin puree. The latter ingredient may sound odd, but …


Squeeze one last meal from that hambone

You know the drill: You haul that gorgeous haunch o’ hog out of the oven come Easter, and then, days-of-leftovers later, you’re staring at the dang bone, a few bits …


Culinary calendar

Cooking Classes at The Kitchen Engine - Today at 6 p.m., make English-style fish and chips with Nicole Frickle, $25. Pre-registration is required. The Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave.. …


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with healthy bangers and mash

Tucking into a heap of bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes) certainly fits the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. It just doesn’t often fit into a healthy diet. Bangers and …


Heart-healthy meals

Do the words “heart-healthy eating” make you want to race out for a 16-ounce rib-eye steak or fries smothered in gorgonzola cream sauce? Don’t panic: Local registered dietitians say the …


Yummy New Year

Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebration in China. Each year is symbolized by an animal, based on the Chinese Zodiac. This is the Year of the Tiger. What’s …


Orzo Salad may be Greek favorite

Reader Mary Graham sent an e-mail recently asking for help finding a recipe printed in the mid-1990s. “You printed a recipe for a Greek-style summertime shrimp salad. I had cut …


A little bit of fat can help a healthy dinner taste better

It’s always nice to be told to eat something fatty. Fat simply makes things taste better. And that’s why salmon, which is high in good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids, is such …


Culinary calendar

Boston’s and JDRF National Valentine’s Day Fundraiser - Friday-Sunday. Proceeds from the sale of each heart-shaped pizza and dessert will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Area Boston’s locations …


Party hearty

Marcellus Kennedy lights up when he talks about Cajun food. “My great-grandmother tells me stories about growing up in Louisiana. Her great-grandmother was a slave and used to cook Cajun …


Slow cookers regain popularity

Slow cookers – those retro workhorses of yore – are surging back to popularity. Gone are the days of cream of mushroom soup-coated roasts, simmered into bland oblivion. Now, foods …


Healthy bowl of chili

Beans may be good for you, but that doesn’t mean every bowl of bean-rich chili is good for your diet. If you take a look under the hood of many …


A sweet-tart treat for your Valentine

Cheesecake isn’t a terribly difficult dessert, it just requires a bit of attention to detail. This recipe is perfect for those who love sweet-tart desserts. It has a classic graham …