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  • Fresh Sheet: Leadership group to raise money with cookbook

    Leadership Spokane students are selling a new cookbook. The modest spiral-bound collection of favorite recipes was created as part of their leadership training for 2010 – but that’s only the …


  • Asian-style chicken a simple dish to make

    I’m a big fan of one-pot meals, especially ones that really cook in one pot, start to finish. Not only is cleanup a snap, but I find that if the …


  • Giving your body a boost

    With the long, dark days of winter upon us, active days and fresh healthy dishes of summertime seem a distant memory. Over-indulgence in holiday treats and the desire to hibernate …


  • Dijon mustard gives pasta richness

    Dijon mustard is one of my go-to ingredients for making sauces, dips and glazes. A slew of brands are on the market, though Grey Poupon is perhaps the most well-known.


  • In today’s bowls, soups from all over

    From the Aztecs comes a chicken vegetable soup with poblano chiles and chayote squash; from Paraguay there’s bori-bori, a beef broth and dumpling soup; from the Caribbean there’s callaloo, in …


  • Frugal cooks can use lentils, too

    Most people know beans are a frugal cook’s best friend. They are inexpensive, nutritious and filling. But many people may not realize – perhaps because so few Americans eat them …


  • Appetizing crostini are simple to prepare

    If the holidays have you scrambling for party-worthy grub, consider crostini (Italian for bread with stuff piled on it). The beauty of crostini is that the components often can be …


  • Squash-and-bean stew offers comfort in bowl

    The comforting flavor of butternut and other winter squashes does a great deal to ward off the season’s chill. Butternut Squash and Black Bean Stew


  • 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 …


  • Spokane-area bakers share yule log tips

    Even if the name of this traditional French dessert doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue, no one will mind. Bûche de Noël, the filled, rolled and decorated cake, makes an …


  • Try slow cooked roast, ribs for holiday feast

    This holiday season, taking it slow in the kitchen could spare you some stress and save you some cash. If you’re serving up a meaty holiday feast, consider skipping pricey …


  • Cranberry log tart and sweet

    This festive cheese log was inspired by a goat cheese wrapped in cranberry sauce sold by Trader Joe’s. We tried it on a whim and found the combination of rich, …


  • Blueberries give blintzes zip

    Fresh lemon zest and dried blueberries make the creamy ricotta cheese filling in these blintzes special. When heated, the blueberries become plump and tender. If you lack the time or …


  • Many people are turning to edible gifts this year

    On a recent Saturday morning, every inch of countertop in Linda Meyer’s spacious kitchen was covered – with flour canisters, sticks of butter, molasses jars, baking sheets and the hands …


  • 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 …


  • Healthier holiday treats

    If the thought of holiday cookies already has you planning your diet for the new year, take a deep breath and remember that a cookie on its own is a …


  • Top recipes from food co-op now available in cookbook

    Here’s an early holiday gift from the Moscow Food Co-op.


  • 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 …


  • Sportmens club Website shows good taste

    Tri-Cities hunters tap years of experience in serving all sorts of game meat in style that’s fit for a king.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Volunteers, Green Bluff farms join to help feed the hungry

    The signs said “closed” at most Green Bluff farms, but the parking lots were filled with cars and buses as almost 400 volunteers descended for the final pick of the …


  • Save money with home-made dip

    Vegetable platters from the supermarket can make entertaining easy, but not cheap. A store-bought platter with dip can set you back as much as $1 or more per person. But …


  • 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 …


  • Winning recipes from the fair

    All the winning recipes from the 2009 Spokane County Interstate Fair.


  • Recipes add bit of a zip to bean medley

    Connie Chapman of Spokane Valley recently sent a note requesting a salad recipe. “I have dozens of cookbooks and recipes dating way back to Dorothy Dean days, but I can’t …


  • Sister City festivities feature dumpling class

    Like any good comfort food, the exact recipe for jiaozi depends on who you ask. “Different families have different taste buds,” says Sam Song, a member of the Jilin Sister …

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