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Dorothy Dean presents cravings for kettle corn: Snack is perfect for Super Bowl parties, movie nights

January is one of the coldest months and calls for movie nights snuggled on a couch with a warm blanket and bowl of freshly popped popcorn. This popular and easy …


Dorothy Dean presents: Healthier, low-carb version of fried rice substitutes cauliflower for grain

Growing up in a Filipino household, rice was a staple. It was served with every meal of the day. Fried eggs over rice for breakfast was my favorite (I’ve even …


Dorothy Dean presents: Family favorite granola is a healthy and customizable snack

Granola is one of the most versatile snacks. From its endless options of ingredients to how it’s served, it’s a healthy and customizable snack that’s downright addicting.


Dorothy Dean presents: It’s Greek (feta dip) to me for Super Bowl party entertaining

Super Bowl is fast approaching, and I waste no time planning my favorite part of that Sunday: the food. Finger foods are the best for obvious reasons: They’re easy to …


Dorothy Dean presents: It’s pork wrapped in pork – winner, winner!

Looking for a new and impressive dish to serve at your holiday gatherings? Or wanting to add a little pizzazz in your usual lineup of weeknight meals? I have just …


Dorothy Dean presents: This side dish corn casserole could steal the main entrée spotlight

The windows are frosted. Fires are crackling. And hats and gloves are a must. Winter’s here in full force, and, when it comes to food, it’s definitely not salads we’re …


Dorothy Dean presents coming up shortbread: Cookies are rich and buttery and really hold their shape

Alexa, play Christmas music. Besides five simple ingredients, that’s all that’s needed to set the mood for the most delicious time of the year. Christmas has me merrily baking and …


Dorothy Dean presents Game of Cornish hens: Recipe using White Claw ideal for succulent, individual servings

Cornish game hens cook up fast and are ultra moist and tender – no slaving over the oven and worrying about them drying out like you would with a turkey. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents: This bread doesn’t taste like beer, but it is delicious and divine

Preheat that oven and get your apron on: National Homemade Bread Day is Sunday. With the days getting colder, it’s the perfect time to warm the house and soul with …



Dorothy Dean presents: Zesty Mississippi roast phenomenon ‘owns the internet’

What takes five ingredients, 8 hours and tastes mind-blowingly delicious? Mississippi roast. If you haven’t had this internet phenomenon, you haven’t lived.


Dorothy Dean presents: Spaghetti pie is a pleasing, hearty and delicious meal

Celebrated annually on Oct. 17, National Pasta Day reminds us that it’s OK on occasion to start the day off with a creamy bowl of elbow mac and cheese and …


Dorothy Dean presents: Pumpkin fluff dip is simple, versatile and addictively delicious

The crisp autumn air and vibrant colors of the falling leaves have me craving the warm, comforting flavors of fall, including spiced apple cider, savory soups, hearty slow-cooker stews and, …


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

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

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

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

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.