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Vintage Recipes with Dorothy Dean

From 1935 to 1983, Dorothy Dean was the face of The Spokesman-Review's Home Economics department, publishing recipes, operating a test kitchen and fielding thousands of telephone calls from cooks.

Each week we re-publish some classic recipes from our archives. If you'd like to contact our food writer, contact us at

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Water Cooler: Charcuterie on a budget

UPDATED: Wed., June 23, 2021

Charcuterie boards are excellent for entertaining during the summer, but they have a reputation for costing an arm and a leg. If you make one at home, however, you have a lot of options for substituting charcuterie staples with more affordable options that can be just as tasty.

A&E >  Food

Water Cooler: Lentils a nutritious summer staple

UPDATED: Thu., June 17, 2021

Looking for something light, cheap and nutritionally dense to eat all summer? Look no further than the lentil. This versatile legume can be used in a variety of cold salads for an easy and nutritious summer staple.
A&E >  Cooking

For better toast, ditch the toaster and instead fry it

Toast is not a new invention. It has been a popular method for prolonging the life of bread as far back as Roman times. It was first placed directly on fires and scorched. “Toast” comes from “tostum” in Latin “to burn or scorch.”