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Dorothy Dean presents: It’s dunking time with Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

My multi-talented friend and fellow contestant from Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship – which he won – has been “on a never-ending quest to perfect chocolate chip cookies.” Well, I’m delighted to share that his pursuit has found him a recipe that, after some minor altering, he declared “pretty much perfect.”

10 Under $10

Fun things to do on the cheap, July 26-Aug. 1.

Review: Where it’s at? Beck and Cage the Elephant at the Gorge

With a Grammy win for Best Alternative Music Album for 2017’s “Color” – and a new album on the way this summer – you’d think that Beck Hansen, born Beck David Campbell, would show signs of slowing down. Or at least drop a hint or two that he’d like some time off.

The Full Suburban: Summertime, and the livin’ isn’t easy

I am apparently the only one in this house who knows where my oldest son set down the deck of cards he’s been using for tricks the past two weeks. I’m the only one the second-grader wants to play board games with even though I have provided him with five other siblings just for this purpose.

On Tap: Craft beer movement isn’t slowing down

I consider myself much more of a beer enthusiast than an expert, so if I don’t know the answer, I bet that I can find someone who does. My main hope is to provide insight on the breweries, bars and – most importantly – people who make the Inland Northwest a world-class beer destination.

Dorothy Dean presents: Do you like piña coladas?

Observed annually on July 10, National Piña Colada Day celebrates that deliciously creamy concoction made with pineapple, coconut cream and rum. It also is the national drink of Puerto Rico.

Dorothy Dean presents: Carne asada on the grill

Full of vibrant Mexican flavors, carne asada is steak that has been marinated and grilled. It’s thin sliced against the grain and typically served with warm tortillas and pico de gallo or alongside rice and beans and can be chopped up for tacos, salads, burritos and nachos.

Running Tab: In defense of Spokane’s culinary scene

“Are there any good restaurants in Spokane?” the young couple from Seattle asked me, with a slight air of superiority, during a wedding reception in Northern California on June 8. I responded without missing a beat, “Absolutely! Spokane’s food scene is burgeoning, and it’s an exciting time. Farm-to-table dining is top notch, with the freshest of vegetables and fruits. The craft beer and wine scenes are thriving. There are restaurants with excellent cocktails and views to match.”

NW Passages: Five things to know about Peter Heller

Peter Heller will be in Spokane on Tuesday for an evening discussion with the Northwest Passages Book Club. The acclaimed writer of books such as “Kook,” “The Dog Stars” and “The Painter,” will talk about his latest book, “The River,” at the Montvale Event Center.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do people litter?

It wasn’t until the invention of new materials, like plastic, that we started creating more litter. In fact, along with the rise of these new materials came the word “litterbug.”

Street Music Week ends on a high note

Street Music Week 2019 ended Friday and raised $29,333 for the Second Harvest Inland Northwest Food Bank, which equates to 146,665 meals.