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UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

Home-cooked delights: Local chefs and a mixologist share recipes for dishes, cocktails

In last week’s Food section, members of Spokane and the area’s culinary industry shared their pantry essentials and why the items are necessary. Chefs Chad White and Ricky Webster also, …


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Leftovers: No flour or eggs? No problem for these brownies

In an effort to be a good little social distancer, as well as to save money during these uncertain times, I’ve been going to the grocery store less often than …


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: There’s no fishiness here – delicious salmon en croute is simple to make

Puff pastry is hands down my favorite dough for cooking. It’s easy to handle and readily available in the frozen section of your local grocery store. Well, it usually is …


On Facebook Live today: Quarantine Q+A with chef Josh of CdA’s Vine & Olive Eatery and Wine Bar

Adhering to social distancing and the stay home, save lives order by Gov. Jay Inslee, but still have, ahem, burning culinary questions? Chef Josh, of no last name, will be …


Spicy pecan rice transforms pork chops into a one-pan comfort food

A scoop of well-spiced, warm rice is comfort food to me. I’ll eat it by the heaping forkful, especially when I’m seeking solace in a plate or bowl. I know …


This flexible pesto pasta is a keeper for whatever vegetable you have handy

Pesto belongs in the pantheon of flexible recipes. Sure, the classic combination is basil, garlic, Parmesan, pine nuts and olive oil, but I’ve made it with all manner of nuts, …


Best way to poach an egg also happens to be the easiest

I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to fretting about how my food looks when I post it on Instagram. Multiple shots. Contorting myself to …


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Nutty and scrumptious pecan bars aren’t just for autumn

I know we’ve all been forced to work on our chef skills – cooking dinner every night for weeks on end, not to mention making breakfast and lunch, too. But …


Dry herbs get a bad rap, but they can be flavor powerhouses

Dried herbs have a tendency to collect dust in the pantry. You buy a jar of them, use a little and then forget about them or just dip into them …


UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Cooking with wine adds flavor, complexity to dishes – and vino is available for pickup

One of the great joys of cooking is cooking with wine. Aside from indulging while on your culinary adventure, it adds subtle flavor and complexity to your dishes. You don’t …


Find comfort with Greek-inspired olive oil cookies

Cooking has a way of grounding a person in uncertain times, and baking can be especially comforting. That soothing effect is not just in the eating; it’s built into the …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Crispy pork and cucumber salad is a tasty, simple and quick meal to prepare

After having a long, busy day, the last thing you want to do is slave away in the kitchen prepping and making dinner. Meals that are simple and quick – …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: There’s no need to knead this gorgeously golden crusty artisan bread

These few days of not being able to belly up at my favorite watering hole or meet friends at our usual pizzeria have felt like an eternity. Thankfully many of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Buffalo chicken dip is perfect when it’s time to party again

In a year without coronavirus, my living room would soon be filled with friends cheering on their favorite college basketball teams. While I’m not much into March Madness, I truly …


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

How to stock your pantry: Padma Lakshmi, other expert cooks offer tips for coronavirus quarantine

No one knows where the virus might bloom – or how long restrictions might last. What is clear is that this will be different from the usual “stock up on …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Leftovers: Savory potato, sausage and cheese waffle makes good use of that extra starch

I don’t think there has ever been a time when I have made baked potatoes for dinner without having at least one left over. I’m not sure why that is. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Hearty slow cooker Guinness beef stew is a magical pot of gold

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I was compelled to share this Irish-inspired dish that’s just as magical as a pot full of gold. It’s a slow cooker loaded with …


Cooking vegan is as easy as 1, 2, 3: recipes for tofu scramble, pasta and curry

Give a vegan a tofu scramble, and you feed them for a day (or a couple of hours, if we’re being honest). But teach a vegan to tofu scramble, and …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Creamy and tasty coconut concoction is easy as pie to make

So 3.14 also is known as Pi. It’s the irrational number with an indefinite decimal that’s used to find the circumference of a circle. So it should be no surprise …


Bring color and balance to your dinner with these hearty, healthful grain bowls

You’ve probably seen plenty of “Buddha bowls” on Instagram, especially if you follow healthy-eating accounts: As far as I can tell, the term most frequently refers to a grain bowl …


Let spaghetti squash bowls carry savory beans, escarole and sausage to the table

Aside from getting to eat it, the best thing about making spaghetti squash is the experience of scraping it out of its baked shell, gently running a fork through it …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Slow cooker white bean chicken chili warms up National Chili Day

If you think the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day are the only celebrations this frigid month of February, you’re wrong. The biggest – well, tastiest – of them …


Yes, you already own a slow cooker, and it’s called your oven

Though most of us have a slow cooker, and many a newfangled pressure-cooking multicooker (which you also can use to slow cook), I recently heard from one reader who reminded …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: These scrumptious buttermilk biscuits offer a reason to be flaky

Growing up, I was always my dad’s sous chef in the kitchen. From peeling carrots to whisking sauces, I was very eager to help and learn. As a professional chef, …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Red velvet, if you please: Crepe cake is as sweet as can be for Valentine’s Day

Whether you look forward to Valentine’s Day or completely dread it, I have something to make the day as sweet as can be: red velvet crepe cake.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Five-ingredient pizza dough recipe rises to the occasion

Whether you prefer thin or thick, red or white sauce, meat or veggie, there’s no arguing that pizza is one of the most delicious comfort foods ever. With a blanket …


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 …


Hot buffalo chicken dip is the unapologetic and nostalgic dish your party guests deserve

I’ll admit having a weakness for many different foods, and Buffalo chicken anything is right up there at the top of the list. Pizza, sandwiches, even some ill-advised Buffalo pretzels …


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 …


Load up sweet potatoes with chickpeas and tahini for a new favorite dinner

If there’s one thing better than a baked potato, it’s a twice-baked potato. You know the drill: You scoop out the cooked flesh, mix it with some cheesy-fatty goodness, spoon …