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Cold soups can be a great alternative on a hot day

With the mercury soaring, the heavy, rich stews and soups of winter are a distant memory. But don’t cross soups off your summertime meal planning altogether. Chilled soups can be …


Fine Cooking offers tips to avoid sunken quick bread

A friend and colleague has a rhubarb bread recipe her family loves, but she recently asked for tips to keep the loaf from sinking in the middle. We were initially …


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Free Child ID Kits and Fundraiser - Presented by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Spokane-area families and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Today-Sunday, Red Robin restaurants will …


See if your apple pie is the best at Pend Oreille County Fair

Think your hot apple pie is the best? Make something with chocolate that can’t be beat? The Pend Oreille County Fair can add some blue-ribbon bragging rights to your resume …


A perfect July Fourth dessert

Fresh or frozen blueberries work equally well in these simple and delicious dessert bars. Once cooled, they transport well and don’t need refrigeration, making them a perfect choice for a …


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Culinary Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck Thursday and July 16, 30, Aug. 13 and 27. 6 p.m., 2605 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527.


New world cuisine

On her first visit to an American supermarket, Tina Moga from Moldova came home with an avocado. “I didn’t know what it was,” she recalled. “When I tasted it the …


Outdoor chefs can barbecue by book

Barbecue enthusiasts get very touchy when people confuse their craft of slowly melting meat to succulence with the act of mere grilling, that is, slapping protein onto well-oiled grates. But …


Publisher extends deadline for cookbook submissions

The deadline for submissions to the Spokane’s Best Recipe Cookbook has been extended. Cecile Charles, owner of Gallery of Thum’, is publishing 200 of the area’s top recipes in the …


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Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) …


2009 Lentil Cook-off adds reward for those with no taste

There will be a new prize category in the recipe contest at the 2009 Lentil Festival in Pullman. It seems some people are afraid to taste the entries in the …


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Seeds of Change Film Series - A local food systems education series presented by Project Hope Spokane in association with Riverfront Farm and Green Jobs Not Jails. Films include: Thursday, …


Flat fava beans are trendy and nutritious

Ever notice how one oddball ingredient seems to become an overnight sensation in the food world? For the past few years fava beans have been popping up in all the …


Brick sandwich packs a punch

This brick sandwich – a chilled and pressed Italian-style sandwich jammed with flavorful ingredients – is perfect for picnics. It is easy to assemble, looks great and feeds a crowd …


Glazed chicken grills evenly if par-cooked before barbecued

Par-cooking the chicken ensures that the various parts cook through before the skin blackens. This is particularly helpful when using a sugar- or honey-based glaze, which can burn easily. Serve …


Winning healthy nachos made with salsa verde, ground buffalo

Ground buffalo meat, jalapeño Gouda and homemade salsa verde play a starring role in the winning recipe in the seventh annual Inland Northwest Healthy Nacho Recipe Contest, held April 18 …


Inexpensive, full-flavored pasta uses tofu for creamy sauce

Here’s a dish that’s meatless and subtly flavored, and it costs less than $5 to make. The original recipe calls for soft tofu, because it makes a creamy sauce. But …


Quick cake for mom

Avoid the cooking chaos of Mother’s Day morning. Prepare this easy breakfast-in-bed coffee cake two to three days in advance. On the big morning, just brew some coffee and warm …


Cooking with culinary herbs makes your dishes sing

T here is nothing like fresh basil on a pizza, the aroma of a chicken roasting with sprigs of rosemary, or delicate chive blossoms decorating a summer salad. If you’ve …


Corrected casserole recipe from Farm Chicks cookbook

A recipe from the Farm Chicks’ new book, “The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen,” contained mistakes when it appeared in the April 8 edition of The Spokesman-Review. Here’s the corrected …


Huckleberry Cheese Squares a simple, heavenly snack

On April 8, when I shared the recipe for the Huckleberry Slump served at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls, I dropped a mention of my favorite huckleberry dessert, the Huckleberry Cheese …


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Family Festival (Japan Week) - Hands-on origami, toy making, kimono, calligraphy, and tea. Today, 3-5 p.m., Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute Commons Building, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Free. (509) 328-2971. Millwood …


Anthony’s brings slump down in size for home cook

Bev Varcoe of Spokane wrote a few weeks back about the Huckleberry Slump served at Anthony’s at Spokane Falls. On a recent visit there, she asked a helpful waiter if …


Millwood groups team up for classes

The Crossing Community Center in Millwood, along with the Millwood Farmers Market and Millwood Presbyterian Church, will offer a series of classes organizers hope will “strengthen the fabric of our …


Use leftover Easter ham in small casseroles

After Easter dinner on Sunday, chances are good there will be leftover ham. These minicasseroles reheat well, making them a great do-ahead choice for breakfast and lunch. Mini Ham and …


Farm Chicks unveil first book of cooking, crafting

There’s one thing Serena Thompson loves more than a vintage cookbook – discovering handwritten notes inside. “I love finding those at yard sales because a lot of times they’re right,” …


Fritters a tasty appetizer

The Seder rituals and readings before the Passover meal can seem endless on an empty stomach. These fritters make a nice appetizer to serve while waiting for the guests to …


Time to enter annual nacho recipe contest

The annual Inland Northwest Healthy Nacho Recipe Contest is open for business. Entries for this year’s competition will be accepted through noon on April 11, with the cook-off planned for …


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Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) …


‘Moosewood’ lentil soup ‘over-the-top’

Before all the snow melts and spring sets in, I thought I’d clear the decks on a soup request. Back in January, Janet Peterson of Spokane wrote in asking about …