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Frozen hash browns make an easy, crispy crust for a savory pie

Sometimes when I’m thumbing through food magazines or scrolling through a favorite cooking site, I’ll come across a recipe I haven’t thought about in years. That happened recently as I …


UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

Homemade honey graham crackers are a simple, not-too-sweet treat

Store-bought graham crackers are fine. I’ve eaten my share of them as a child and an adult. I tend to think of them as a supporting player, however – as …


UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Give cottage cheese a chance with these dreamy pineapple pancakes

If you still think of cottage cheese as a stodgy diet food, it’s time to let that notion go. Sure, it is filling and protein-rich, which is what drew dieters …


UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents cheesecake brownies with a cherry on top

Did you know nearly every day of the year is dedicated to honoring food or a culinary creation? This month alone has more than 40 food holidays celebrating things like …


UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

Demand is still strong for Dry Fly Distilling’s Spokanitizer

When the novel coronavirus pandemic became very serious more than one month ago, Dry Fly Distilling was one of the first to respond with an interesting product – the free …


Virus choking off supply of what Africa needs most: Food

In a pre-dawn raid in food-starved Zimbabwe, police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown confiscated and destroyed 3 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables by setting fire to it. Wielding batons, they …


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Where’s the beef? In these five recipes for at-home dishes, beef can play a comforting role

We can’t have enough recipes during this novel coronavirus quarantine, and here to help this week is the Washington State Beef Commission with five easy recipes using beef and pantry …


UPDATED: Tue., April 14, 2020

Make a big batch of pantry-friendly tomato sauce to serve up dinner all week

Marinara, tomato sauce, red sauce, red gravy, tomato gravy. Many of us use these terms interchangeably to mean a simple tomato-based sauce that we can toss with pasta, Parmesan and …


Here’s how long those condiments in your fridge and pantry are supposed to last

We’re all spending a lot more time at home now sifting through pantries and refrigerators. Produce and meat we know are use it or lose it. But what about all …


Dorothy Dean presents: This eggs-cellent sandwich recipe is lusciously creamy, over-the-top delicious

If your weekend was spent making baskets of goodies with chocolate-shaped bunnies, there’s a good chance your fridge has a plethora of dyed and decorated Easter eggs in it.


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: Tue., April 7, 2020

Go grocery shopping every two weeks? You can – and without hoarding

Among the essential activities allowed during mandatory stay-at-home orders caused by the coronavirus pandemic is grocery shopping, but most experts agree residents should cut back on the number of trips …


Egg substitutions for cooking and baking when store shelves are empty

First went the toilet paper and then the flour and the yeast. Next up, eggs? The coronavirus outbreak has laid bare many grocery store shelves, leaving some shoppers frustrated and …


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Spring break won’t stop Spokane Public Schools from distributing food

Spokane Public Schools is on spring break next week, but will continue to offer grab-and-go meals Monday through Friday. The district also has widened its food distribution network, sending buses …


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 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

Federal officials don’t believe virus spread through food processing

With about 75 percent of the nation under stay-at-home orders, agriculture officials said they do not fear that food-processing operations pose a risk for spreading the coronavirus.


UPDATED: Thu., April 2, 2020

Pantry essentials: Spokane’s culinary industry shares must-have items and why they’re necessary

It’s a few weeks into the stay home, save lives order, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to shop at the grocery store – first for toilet paper and paper towels …


Powered by Plants: Navigating these dark times as a vegan or vegetarian

I get it – it’s difficult to think about a diet in times like these. Especially one that relies and thrives on the type of shelf-stable commodities that have recently …


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 …


Lunch at home is new for some of us – here’s how to make it count

The move to working from home for many people has upended a lot of routines. Lunch is one of them. You’re probably not making a daily run to your favorite …


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Maple Street Bistro caters lunch for UGM Crisis Shelter for Women and Children

Maple Street Bistro on Friday catered lunch to 80 women and children at the Union Grace Mission Crisis Shelter for Women and Children in northeast Spokane.


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 …


Excelsior Youth Behavioral Center offers gift cards to employees

Sharing a nice gesture in Spokane this morning amid our coronavirus quarantine life: Excelsior Youth Behavioral Center has offered to give each of its more than 200 employees a $35 …


‘We’re proud to be giving’: Northern Quest has shifted gears to donate to Ronald McDonald House, Union Gospel Mission and more

Food is always on the mind of Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Frank Comito. When Northern Quest closed due to the coronavirus last Wednesday, the executive banquet chef immediately thought …


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 …


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 …