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Tuesday, January 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Culinary calendar

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 …


Braising turns tough cuts into goodness

A budget dinner doesn’t have to come at the expense of rich flavors. Chuck blade steaks, for example, need just a bit of extra love (and time) to be transformed …


Culinary Calendar

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) …


Culinary calendar

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) …


Corned O’plenty

With the imminent arrival of St. Patrick’s Day, our attention turns to all thing Irish. Soda bread. Potatoes. Corned beef. The role of corned beef in Irish cuisine is up …


Culinary calendar

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) …


Tacos at home

Tacos are messy enough to eat, never mind trying to do it behind the wheel while chatting on your cell phone. Do yourself a favor and do tacos at home …


Book revives New Orleans’ lost recipes

Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, a still-recovering New Orleans may not be up to belting out “laissez les bon temps rouler” – let the …


Culinary calendar

Culinary 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. …


It’s easy to get hooked on this Mexican soup

In the shadow of the cathedral just off the main square in Puerto Vallarata, Mexico, I searched for a place to rest my cobblestone-weary feet. I stopped in at El …


For years, high school freshman has whipped up meals

Don’t turn down an invitation to the Myers’ house for dinner. One never knows what the chef there whip up: Orange watercress salad with caramelized walnuts, seared sea scallops served …


Culinary calendar

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) …


Local soup swappers unite

It was a cold, gray Spokane day when Cheryl Matamoros discovered Soup Swap while she was searching for soup recipes online. She loved the idea of gathering friends to trade …


Clinkerdagger’s happy to share Hot Crab Appetizer recipe

Linda Stanscil of Spokane dropped us a note just before Christmas. She wanted a recipe for Clinkerdagger’s Hot Dungeness Crab Appetizer and wondered if we could get it for her. …


Swinging Doors Deviled Eggs recipe corrected

The following recipe originally appeared in this section on Jan. 28 in a story about Super Bowl snacks, but incorrectly called for 1 dozen large eggs instead of 18 extra-large …


Uniontown offers mix of history, recipes

For a taste of the Palouse and a bit of history, consider picking up the “Artisans’ Cookbook: A Palette of Favorite Recipes from the Artisans at the Dahmen Barn.” The …


Comforting casseroles without as much fat

There’s just something about Mom’s casserole. It’s comforting to tuck into the food we enjoyed as a child. And many cooks want to share the feeling of love and comfort …


Budget cookbooks from the past offer timeless tips

Times may be tough, but are they tough enough to tempt you with roasted veal’s head? It may seem small consolation in these rough economic times, but our country has …


Brussels sprouts can be yummy with right sauce

Some folks enjoy nibbling on a naked carrot. No can do? Then go ahead and pass the ranch dip.


Get creative with your baked potatoes

Lately I’ve been on this stuffed baked potato kick. I bake a few large russet potatoes on the weekend or when I get home from work. Sometimes I rub them …


Good clam chowder starts with lots of clams

I recently asked for guidance from readers who hail from Rhode Island about the true nature of the state’s clam chowder, after getting a request from Carol Greene of Coeur …


Pressure cookers can save money while cutting time

It’s the original fast-food. Long before quick meals were passed out the drive-through window or zapped in the microwave, a clever French scientist figured out how to harness steam heat …


‘Big Cook’ wants to help take the stress out of the big meal

If dreading the dinner drill is a daily affair, here’s the antidote: “The Big Cook.” Canadian authors Lorelei Thomas, Deanna Siemens and Joanne Smith are introducing their cookbook at 10 …


Culinary calendar

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) …


New Year offers chance for a fresh start

Whether you’re resolving to eat more meals at home, learn to love vegetables or add a few new kitchen tricks to your repertoire, there’s help for those New Year’s promises. …


Sour cream goes with everything

Need an appetizer in a hurry or an outstanding dessert for a dinner party? One ingredient that adds flavor and richness to many recipes is sour cream. It’s usually suitable …


Year of lessons

A year ago, Craig and Nancy Goodwin were burned out. Tired of the running around, tired of the Christmas commercialism. Ready for a change. So the Goodwins, both pastors at …