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509 Beer: What is a winter warmer?

With the holidays behind us, we are now entering into the truly dreary part of the winter season. Although we’ve still got several dark and snowy months ahead in the …


Eat, drink and be merry at the Davenport Grand’s terrace igloos

The holidays are over, but the Davenport Grand Hotel is offering a new experience that celebrates winter without the use of ice skates, skis or sleds. Six igloos located on …


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 …


Crispy-skinned sheet-pan chicken and cabbage scores high on flavor, low on effort

Three things that make me very happy: simple, sheet pan and supper. Add “scrumptious” to that list and you have an apt description of what this recipe brings to the …


Happy Hour of the Week: Bonefish Grill at NorthTown

Details + don’t miss: The focus is on Martini Mondays, when Bonefish’s sweet dessert concoctions are $7 apiece. The espresso martini is caffeinated deliciousness alongside corn chowder and a Bonefish …


Setting up shop: Birdie’s Pie in Post Falls serves more than sweet and savory desserts

To say that Sharee Moss has her fingers in many pies is not much of an exaggeration. She’s a mother of five, a nurse practitioner in the pediatric ER at …


Mac festival in Coeur d’Alene is super cheesy

It’s a comfort food antidote to the first snowstorm of 2020: The Coeur d’Alene Mac & Cheese Festival and Beer Tasting downtown on Saturday celebrates a childhood dish by offering …


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.


What’s for dinner tonight: alligator sandwiches in Spokane Valley, Baby Yoda cocktail in Browne’s Addition

It’s a new year, and these two new menu items are certainly raising a few eyebrows.


New on the menu in 2020: Culinary industry weighs in on the year ahead in the Spokane area

The Spokane area’s culinary scene is on the rise and burgeoning by many accounts. With the new year a week old, The Spokesman-Review asked members of that growing culinary industry …


Great Northwest Wine: Maryhill Winery sets record with 15 medals at Platinum Judging

Craig and Vicki Leuthold will look back upon 2019 as an especially exciting time for their Maryhill Winery, a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration sparked by the opening of tasting rooms …


How to choose the right type of salt for your recipe

In a world history of food and cooking, salt is the most universal ingredient. Sweet, savory, meat, vegetable, in the background or in your face, there is salt.


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 …