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Cook’s notebook: Best baked goods for shipping to troops

Margaret Moore called recently for advice on the best kind of baked goods to send to troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. She wanted to ensure her cookies would hold …


Fresh Sheet: New show features Hispanic cooking

Join KXLY’s morning co-anchor Mike Gonzalez “En La Cocina (In the Kitchen),” for his new show featuring Hispanic cooking and culture. Gonzalez is the host of the show, which he …


Start with leftovers, finish with a flare

For some people, the whole point of Thanksgiving dinner is to have leftovers. These are the people who intentionally buy a monster-size bird, mash way too many potatoes and pop …


Are you game for eating venison? Cookbook tells how to end doubts

Eileen Clarke is a remarkable package: She can hunt, shoot, butcher, cook and write. The Montanan also is willing to share those skills so the rest of us pilgrims can …


Put a new spin on classic Thanksgiving dishes

Thanksgiving is the time for tradition. For most families, there’s never a question about what will be on the holiday table. But if you’re thinking of adding a new dish …


In a pinch, evaporated milk substitution may be OK

A reader recently called for help with a milk mix-up. She’d accidentally grabbed a can of evaporated milk from the grocery store shelves instead of the sweetened condensed milk she …


No longer used to hide food, sauces can be considered a highlight

Want to wow your guests with an impressive dish? A well-made sauce adds that finishing touch by heightening flavors and adding visual appeal. A zesty marinara or decadently rich Hollandaise …


A bolognese sauce that honors Italy

Ragu, the long-simmered meat sauce Italian mothers and grandmothers traditionally serve for Sunday supper, is often called “gravy” by Italian Americans. It’s a simple dish, but minor variations can provoke …


Acorn squash entrée a good choice for beginning cooks

Mollie Katzen’s latest cookbook, “Get Cooking: 150 Simple Recipes to Get You Started in the Kitchen” (HarperStudio, $24.99) urges beginners to take on her challenge with easy recipes, such as …


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Cooking Class at the Historic Greenbriar Inn - Monday, Gifts from the Kitchen, 6-9 p.m., $45. Registration is required. Historic Greenbriar Inn, 315 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-9660. …


Fall hunting camps call for Dutch oven cooking

Aside from a coffee pot, good eating in hunting camp demands only one thing: a Dutch oven. I got my first taste of this art form at a New Mexico …


Stock up, store favorite market items

The dwindling booths and that nip in the air mean the local outdoor farmers market season is coming to an end. So as I wandered through the market recently, I …


Spokane families ease the dinner burden by sharing meals

Here’s one way to beat the weeknight dinner dash: Have a meal delivered. Not by a driver schlepping a cardboard box, but by a friend. That’s what Spokane women Kim …


Main ingredient: A pioneer spirit

Ree Drummond likes to call herself an accidental country girl and she considers herself something of an accidental cook. But there’s nothing accidental about the success she’s built combining those …


Cooking on the quick

Mark Bittman wants you to be free. In his new book “Kitchen Express” the New York Times columnist and best-selling cookbook author offers more than 400 “recipes” that are more …


Fresh pasta makes this decadent supper a quick fix for weeknights

In my kitchen, versatility trumps all. A recipe that isn’t fussy makes it easier for me to cater not only to my tastes, but also to my schedule, lifestyle and …


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 …


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 …