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Saturday, March 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Dorothy Dean presents: Crispy waffles that don’t require a reservation for breakfast

This recipe creates the ultimate waffle, and there’s two reasons why: cornstarch and whipped egg white.


This made-in-minutes microwave lemon curd is a total game-changer

You can cook just about any citrus curd in the microwave in mere minutes. It is so easy and effortless, chances are you will never buy a jar again. Best …


Rüt takes root in former Picabu Bistro location

New restaurant, pronounced “root,” will offer vegetarian and vegan fare aimed at all.


In this ginger-miso sheet pan dinner, chicken and pears make an unlikely duo

In this sheet-pan recipe, bone-in chicken breasts and wedges of fresh pears are roasted side by side until and the chicken is tender and juicy, and the pears are softened …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

For Irish Drinking Team, brunch is gold at rainbow’s end

The holiday comes just once a year, but the hangover that follows doesn’t. It probably feels familiar – a pounding headache, nausea, the lingering aftertaste of last night’s bad decisions. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Mt. Spokane High School culinary team wins state ProStart Invitational chef competition

Imagine a three-course meal. Pumpkin ravioli with wild mushroom filling, followed by pan-fried quail with warm black barley salad and lastly, citrus cheesecake made with goat cheese and drizzled with …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Donut Parade reopens and long line gobbles up the inventory

By 8:30 a.m. the doughnuts were gone. Over 1,000 sold in the span of about two hours. More, however, were in the oven.


Dorothy Dean presents: Shepherd’s pie just in time for St. Patrick’s

If decking yourself – or your food – out it green isn’t your thing for St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate with this delicious classic Irish dish, shepherd’s pie.


Cornmeal plus lemon makes for a tasty shortbread cookie

These crisp, not-too-sweet cookies with citrus notes elevate whatever they accompany, such as ice cream or coffee.


Chad White’s new restaurant High Tide rolls in to the Skywalk downtown, serving up lobster rolls, surf-and-turf combos and chowder

Lines are forming early. High Tide opened Feb. 27 and in its first four days sold out of lobster, which is shipped from the East Coast


Arroz con pollo is the Cuban comfort dish that lifts rice to its full potential

For years, I have harbored a seemingly unpopular opinion in shame. But one of the cornerstones of being online is the broadcasting of your deeply held (if faulty) beliefs with …


Shrimp quesadillas quick, filling

Filled with plump, juicy shrimp, smooth melted cheese and crunchy salsa, this quesadilla makes a quick, Southwestern dinner.


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

Dorothy Dean Presents: Oreo lasagna

Do you know what chocolaty and creamy confection is 71 percent cookie and 29 percent creme filling? If you guessed Oreos, you’re correct!


Braising is the most flexible, foolproof path to meltingly tender meat

Essentially, braising involves cooking food – meat, seafood or vegetables – in a sealed environment with some liquid. Remember those water cycle diagrams from school? The steam hits the underside …


UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Hills’ Restaurant in downtown Spokane closes

The family owned-and-operated restaurant had been a fixture in downtown Spokane since 1993.


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.


Yes, you can make granola in small batches – without an oven

Making Stove-Top Granola takes just one large skillet and considerably less time than the oven method.


Cast-iron vs. nonstick skillets: How to choose the right pan

Cast-iron and nonstick pans can do a lot of the same things – but that doesn’t mean they’re always interchangeable.


Mark Bittman serves up dinner ideas in new cookbook

‘Dinner for Everyone’ is built around meal concepts and includes options for fast and easy cooking, vegan meals and cooking for company.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

Flatstick Pub is opening in downtown Spokane

Seattle-based Flatstick Pub, a casual craft beer pub with a nine hole miniature golf course, is expanding its presence to Spokane.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

A bright, crunchy, zingy salad to set aside the wintertime blues

I get an incomparable rush from MacGyvering dinner. The gratification of making something wonderful from random bits in the refrigerator is so great that I’d go so far as to …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

How a pot of beans can change the way you think about cooking

A pot of beans: Cooking doesn’t get much more basic than that. Beans might be cute (especially pretty heirloom varieties), and well-made beans make a tasty, cheap side dish. But …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:09 p.m.

Longtime chef, bartender take over ownership at downtown’s Scratch and Rain

Two employees and one of their spouses have purchased the restaurant and bar and are planning to largely keep things the same while they get comfortable in their new roles. …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Donut Parade, a North Spokane institution, will reopen

Donut Parade, a legendary doughnut shop on Spokane’s North Side that closed three years ago, will reopen under new management.


Wandering Table presents Shamrock Dinner with traditional Irish fare

Reservations are required. Seating is limited. Now’s the time to reserve a seat for the March 14 event.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Ruins ends Sunday night vegetarian dinners

Dubbed the Last Supper, the four-course, Sunday night, vegetarian dinner started at the end of October and lasted until early February.


Dorothy Dean presents: Strawberry cream puffs are simply divine

Impress your Valentine with this dreamy dessert.


Tickets on sale now for third annual Crave food and drink festival

Main events include Thursday night’s Seafood Bash, Friday night’s Smoke & Fire tasting, Saturday night’s Foods from around the World tasting and Saturday’s Grand Tasting.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 2 p.m.

‘Restaurant Week Rejects’ band together to host their own special dining event

A trio of top Spokane chefs –Travis Dicksinson, Chad White and Jeremy Hansen – will be running three-course $19 menus at their downtown Spokane restaurants from Feb. 18 through March …