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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: Impress Mom with pancakes from scratch

UPDATED: Wed., May 5, 2021

Are you planning to surprise someone with breakfast in bed this Mother’s Day weekend? Although most any mom will appreciate your efforts no matter what, one way to impress is to present her with perfectly fluffy and rich pancakes.

A&E >  Cooking

Water Cooler: The truth about fettuccine Alfredo

UPDATED: Wed., April 28, 2021

If you happen to travel to Italy after the pandemic and in a joyous moment of celebrating unrestricted travel you order a plate of fettuccine Alfredo, it’s likely that nobody will know what you’re talking about.