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UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 9:12 p.m.

Dinner Together: easy, portable egg cups come together quickly

Shredded sweet potatoes or yams make a delicious and colorful base for the eggs, but Russets are a fine choice.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Dinner Together: Italian-inspired slow-cooker recipe helps beat the late-winter blahs

Balsamic-Braised Chicken with Swiss Chard calls for browning the aromatics and reducing the vinegar before the rest of the ingredients goes into the pot, but it’s not onerous. Plus, it …

Your home bar needs homemade pretzels

These fresh pretzels are a treat: warm, chewy, salty – and a perfect pairing for many cocktails.

From the archives: A simple side dish in Christmas colors

Christmas side dish even comes in the correct colors: green, red and white.

Goodbye Dorothy Dean: Woman who served as last home economics specialist at The Spokesman-Review dies at 89

Margaret Heimbigner, the last woman to serve as The Spokesman-Review’s “Dorothy Dean,” has died at 89.

Fresh Sheet: Allie’s chef a finalist in vegan cookoff

The head chef at Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria and Café is a finalist in a vegan cooking competition, and other food-related news from around the Inland Northwest.

Visions of these desserts will dance in your head

Sugarplums have evolved since the 1600s, when they became commonplace. Here, Common Crumb pastry chef Lynette Pflueger re-invents them again.

Feedback: Favorite Dorothy Dean recipes

We asked our Facebook friends to share their favorite Dorothy Dean recipes. Here’s a sampling of the responses.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 1:59 p.m.

Dorothy Dean turns 80

The Spokesman-Review’s beloved homemakers service was launched this week in 1935

Commemorating Dorothy Dean with updated recipes

October marks 80 years since the start of The Spokesman-Review’s beloved Dorothy Dean Homemakers Service. The newspaper launched the service in 1935 with a test kitchen and cooking school. Recipe …

Applesauce Bundt cake should rest to enhance flavor

This eggless, chocolate Applesauce Bundt Cake comes from the newspaper’s archives. It originally appeared in a Dorothy Dean leaflet and was reprinted in the Food section 31 years ago. It …

Dorothy Dean-inspired dish a rich, juicy holiday option

With crispy, crackling skin and intense flavor, roast duck makes a rich main dish for holiday dinners. But the element that makes it so succulent is also what makes it …

Dorothy Dean recipes offer great tips to round out a meal

Holiday dinners aren’t complete without appetizers, desserts and drinks. So here are a few more favorite Dorothy Dean holiday recipes from The Spokesman-Review archives to round out your menu.

A reboot of classic creamed onions

Creamed onions are a holiday classic. Rich, creamy and mild, they complement every dish on the table – from light and dark turkey meat to savory stuffing and bright and …

Henderson offers new dip duo

The Spokane family behind Henderson Dip is rolling out two new flavors of their favorite condiment. Spicy Chipotle and Creamy Caesar debuted Tuesday at a reception at the Spokane Club.

Brighten gray days with Dorothy Dean’s Frosted Orange Drops

Advertising in the newspaper for latest release of vintage Dorothy Dean recipe leaflets left Marilyn Ottinger hungry for a long lost recipe. Ottinger, who now lives in Bothell, Wash., remembered …

Homemakers service offered tips, leaflets, even a hotline

Homemaker extraordinaire Dorothy Dean was never one to rest on her laurels. The women who worked for the Dorothy Dean homemakers service not only published the leaflets that many still …

Dorothy Dean influence 75 years ‘strong’

Trouble trussing a turkey? Laundry dingy? Desperate for a holiday menu and decorating ideas? For 45 years the women of the Inland Northwest knew where to turn for advice on …

Reader memories: Nobody compares to Dorothy Dean

Here’s what some longtime fans have to say: ‘My cookbook is well worn with multiple spills and dog-eared pages – evidence of many years of use and good eating.” – …

Sons and daughters of Dorothy Dean

Many of the people who called, wrote or e-mailed about Dorothy Dean said she seemed like a trusted friend, mother or grandmother. The recipe leaflets and phone line gave them …

Memories of Dorothy Dean to be shared next week

Thank you, thank you and thank you. Lovers of Dorothy Dean’s Homemaker’s Service flooded my e-mail, voice mail and mailbox with notes, photos and favorite recipes after an item in …

Fresh Sheet: Share your stories of Dorothy Dean

This month marks the 75th anniversary of The Spokesman-Review’s beloved Dorothy Dean Homemakers Service. The newspaper launched its home economics department in 1935 with a test kitchen and cooking school …

Original or revised, recipe produces brilliant brittle

After the Dorothy Dean recipe for peanut butter brittle appeared in last Wednesday’s Food section, I immediately got a phone call. Reader Norma Lunden wanted us to know that the …