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Dorothy Dean presents Asian taco invasion: This favorite is zesty, vibrant and flavorful

Back off, Taco Tuesdays – last Friday stole the taco spotlight. That’s right, National Taco Day is celebrated annually on Oct. 4, which also happens to be National Vodka Day, …


Dorothy Dean presents how to make and eat Jell-O worms

I can hardly contain myself. My most favorite holiday of the year is less than one month away. Eek! I’ve been very busy preparing, too – stringing cotton spider webs …


Dorothy Dean presents: Tender chicken adobo is a family favorite

Three states, six addresses, one daughter, three dogs and countless memories (and eye rolls) have brought my husband and me to our seventh year of marriage this year. The main …


Dorothy Dean presents: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars are a delightful, harmonious dessert

Four years ago, I came across a casting call for home bakers. I applied on a whim, filling out the application and attaching photos of cakes and treats I had …


Dorothy Dean presents: Creamy chowder a delicious way to enjoy summer’s bounty

If you’re not into soup year round, brace yourself because the winds of change are headed your way. I’m telling you, this chowder will have you proclaiming summer as “soup …


Dorothy Dean presents: Filipino Pork Skewers are a crowd favorite

A popular street food in the Philippines and staple at any Filipino barbecue, pork skewers are served slightly charred with sweet and savory flavors, and these delectable sticks of meat …


Dorothy Dean presents: Light and crisp Watermelon Sangria is a summer must

When taking in all the fun in the sun, a refreshing drink is a must, and nothing’s easier than pulling a pitcher from the fridge of a ready-made cocktail that …


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 …


Dorothy Dean presents: Bacon Cheddar Scones are savory and golden perfection

My foodie self is always excited to explore the dining scene in Boise and eat – and drink – my way through the weekend. For Sunday brunch, we checked out …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

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.


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

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 …


Dorothy Dean presents: Sun’s out, slow cooker ribs are out

Calling for a rack of ribs, liter of Coca-Cola and a cup of barbecue sauce, this recipe for slow cooker ribs couldn’t be any simpler. And since they’re made in …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Dorothy Dean presents: Meringue roses are an elegant and edible Mother’s Day gift

Ignore the countless displays of flowers for Mother’s Day this year and give Mom something more personal and special: meringue roses. They’re elegant and edible, too!


Dorothy Dean presents: The solution for overripe bananas? Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bananas, oatmeal, and chocolate chips, (and a bit of shredded coconut for good measure) combine to create a cookie so delicious, it’s addicting.


Dorothy Dean presents: Take the chill off with slow-cooker Mexican chili and jalapeño-cheese corn bread

Slowly cooking chili allows all the flavors to develop and meld together, while simmering the meats and veggies to tender, tasty perfection.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, noon

Dorothy Dean presents: For National Margarita Day, here’s a twist on a classic

Today is National Margarita Day. Enjoy.


Dorothy Dean presents: Strawberry cream puffs are simply divine

Impress your Valentine with this dreamy dessert.


Dorothy Dean presents: zucchini ‘sushi’

Zucchini “sushi” is a low-carb and fun play on traditional sushi, using ribbons of zucchini in place of the seaweed wrapper, nori.


Dorothy Dean presents: Beef Wellington

Don’t let Beef Wellington scare you. It’s basically prepping and assembling four components.


Dorothy Dean presents: Saltine Toffee Bars

Butter, brown sugar, saltines and chocolate – yes, only four ingredients – combine to create saltine toffee so crisp and delish, you will not be able to stop eating it.


Dorothy Dean presents: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

This creamy pumpkin custard is full of the warm flavors of fall and topped with a crisp, caramelized sugar layer that is such a delight to crack into.


Dorothy Dean presents: Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Dips

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, and one that truly keeps on giving. And by that, I mean giving you leftovers for days. But …


Dorothy Dean presents: Sweet Potato Pecan Crisp

Say hello to sweet potato pecan crisp – luscious, crunchy and insanely delicious. Like eye-rolling delicious.


Dorothy Dean presents: Everything Bagel Dutch Baby

Everything but the Bagel Seasoning is everywhere these days, including on this Dutch baby.


Dorothy Dean presents: Blue cheese stuffed burgers with Buffalo wing mayo

This big burger isn’t for the faint of heart.


Dorothy Dean presents: Strawberry-Poppy Seed Salad

Cling to summer with this vibrant and oh so pretty salad.


Dorothy Dean presents: perfecting pancit bihon

Pancit translates to “noodles,” and bihon are thin rice noodles. It’s a flavorful one-pot dish.


Dorothy Dean presents: Zucchini brownies so good you won’t even know they contain a vegetable

Zucchini never tasted so good. (That is, you can’t actually taste it in this recipe.)


Dorothy Dean presents: Teriyaki Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

The salsa is a mixture of pineapple, bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice and seasonings. It’s fresh, crisp, sweet and a pinch spicy.


Dorothy Dean presents: Get grilling with rosemary-ranch chicken kebabs

Summer grilling doesn’t always mean hamburgers and hot dogs.