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5 kitchen resolutions that you can actually stick with in the new year

It’s Jan. 8! Have you already ditched your totally unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky New Year’s resolutions? Sure, the pressure to make dramatic changes in your life can be a bit daunting, especially …


Oreo announces two new flavors: caramel coconut and chocolate marshmallow

The new year is off to a sweet start – super-sweet! – with Oreo announcing two new flavors for 2020: caramel coconut and chocolate marshmallow.


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents: Peanut butter protein balls a simple, healthy resolution for New Year

Happy New Year, friends! It sure did feel like 2019 flew by, and it also felt like I ate a year’s worth of food in the last two weeks of …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

What’s old is new again: Former Milford’s Fish House is now Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub

When Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub opened on Dec. 2 on Monroe Street and Broadway Avenue, the restaurant had big plates and pints to fill in the building …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Decade in review: Spokane’s food scene mirrors a city on the rise

Spokane’s dining scene – once mostly meat and potatoes, burgers and fries, and national chains – is coming into its own.


Locally grounded: Coffee roasters are giving back, investing in their community

Spokane native Bobby Enslow started Indaba Coffee in 2009 with the aim of making a difference in the city’s toughest neighborhoods. “I get pumped at seeing neighborhoods restored,” Enslow said.


Don’t feel like cooking on Christmas Day? There are options

Somehow it slipped that dinner needs to be served, as well, today. Here are a few options if you don’t feel like cooking on Christmas Day:


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 …


Brown bananas and squishy avocados no more? Food tech could keep your produce from going bad

Chicago-area Hazel Technologies is part of a new wave of innovation seeking to slow spoilage of produce and other perishables, which experts say is a key weapon in the battle …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga memories of China Dragon, Kim’s Korean Restaurant in Spokane linger

The Spokesman-Review’s photo editor, Liz Kishimoto, and I have a number of important things in common. She and I are the only minority managers at this 136-year-old newspaper and carry …


A luxurious – and strong – eggnog recipe to sustain you through this holiday season, and many more

I did not have much FOMO growing up without celebrating Christmas. After all, I could still appreciate the decorations without my family putting them up. There were always Hanukkah presents, …


Kick off your holiday party with this bubbling-hot crab and spinach dip

Dips, in general, are perfect party starters because they get everyone mingling and allow guests to nibble without having to put down their drinks. But when a dip is just …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents O Christmas tree cheese ball

Appetizers are an essential part of holiday entertaining. They kick off the communal feel with guests grazing about while sipping on cocktails and chatting. Plus, they buy you some extra …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Spokane’s Ricky Webster wins Hallmark Drama’s ‘Christmas Cookie Matchup’

Contestants crumbled competing alongside Ricky Webster on Hallmark Drama’s “Christmas Cookie Matchup.” The Spokane chef and baker won the five-episode cable-TV baking competition Wednesday night – and handily, as Webster …


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 …


S-R reader shares his longtime love of pho in Spokane

I very much enjoyed your piece in Wednesday’s S-R Food section comparing Three Sisters and Le Brothers. We, too, have been longtime – some 25 years – fans of pho …


The best butterscotch, mint and peanut butter baking chips for when you need a chocolate alternative

We held an informal taste test to vet some of the options out there, especially now that holiday baking season is on our heels. Below find our thoughts and a …


Here’s a saucy, sheet-pan shrimp bruschetta that works as dinner or a starter

With holiday events pulling my family in multiple directions, and friends more likely to pop in spontaneously to raise a glass, my home kitchen needs to be extra nimble this …


Her last dance: Chewelah’s Jessica Cochran, 15, is performing in her final ‘Nutcracker’ at the Fox

Jessica Cochran fell in love with ballet when she was 2 years old after she saw a ballet performance at the Chataqua festival in her hometown of Chewelah. She immediately …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Potluck, restaurant, buffet and free meals are available on Thanksgiving Day

Black Angus Steakhouse - Thursday. Full turkey dinner with all the trimmings. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 14724 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $22 adults; $10 youth. (509) 927-1177. Clinkerdagger - Thursday. …


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. …


Leftovers: These little bundles are Thanksgiving 2.0

One of the easiest ways to handle Thanksgiving leftovers is to deal with them that very night before you’ve gone through the hassle of pulling out 90 million Tupperware containers …


Happy Hour of the Week: the Onion Bar & Grill North Spokane

Details + don’t miss: Discounts for wine, beer, wells and growlers are $1-$3, while the food takes the spotlight. Signature onion rings are 50% off, and $6 bites include a …


Pho face-off: Le Brothers and Three Sisters serve Vietnamese cuisine within 1.3 miles of each other on Sprague

Sibling rivalry is commonplace, but how about sibling rivalry in (only) company names and signage? You’ll find the latter in the form of Le Brothers and Three Sisters Restaurant on …


Great Northwest Wine: A regional shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving can be a tricky meal for wine pairing. There are so many flavors on your plate, but one wine cannot work with everything. To solve this, the best strategy …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Tap takeovers, throwback movie nights and new releases

Whistle Punk Brewing (122 S. Monroe St.) is hosting a new monthly cult-movie series in its taproom highlighting underappreciated (or just bad) action, sci-fi and horror films from the 1980s …


Dorothy Dean presents: These apple pie fries are soft, gooey and flaky

Whether you pick them in an orchard or at the grocery store down the street, there’s no better time than now to bake with fall’s favorite fruit: apples.


Culinary incubator: River City Kitchen caters to food entrepreneurs

River City Kitchen, a new commercial kitchen, opened a few weeks ago inside the Spokane Intermodal Center. Owner Clay Cerna will offer rentable space as an incubator for food and …