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Add A Little Bit Of Jamaica To Meal

It’s a meal, it’s a harvest festival and it’s an affirmation of family life, but Thanksgiving is also a melding of cultures. The modern Thanksgiving was born in the mid-1800s, …


Try Sweet Potato Tart For A Different Dessert

This year, rather than prepare a traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, I’ve been working on a new creation: a sweet potato tart with a pecan streusel topping. I pureed sweet …


No More Room In The Oven? Make These No-Bake Desserts

Cranberry cream cheese mold, top left, and double layer pumpkin pie are sweet accompaniments to Thanksgiving meal. Photo by Associated Press


Wazzu Stew A Real Winner

It’s too early to tell who’ll be stewing over the outcome of Saturday’s Apple Cup football game between Washington State University and the University of Washington, with a rare Cougar …


Looking To Cut The Fat From Your Thanksgiving Feast? Here’s The Skinny

While most of us eat turkey on Thanksgiving, the true symbol of the holiday is probably the pig - as in pigging out. Perhaps more than any other meal during …


Mom Knows Best Suzan Ward Places Third In Crisco’s Kid-Pleasing Chicken Recipe Contest

Suzan Ward, with her son, Ryan, and her winning dish, chicken with apple-cream sauce.


An Apple A Day Will It Really Keep The Doctor Away? , Experts Say, Some Foods Can Keep You Healthy

In our busy world, where people are loathe to take time off from work for a common cold or the flu, relief can be found in pill and liquid form …


An Old Favorite Forty-Year-Old Classic Laisy Daisy Cake Gets ‘90s Makeover

Lazy Daisy cake has been slimmed down to half the fat of the original, fewer calories and not cholesterol. Photo by Associated Press


Steak With Pepper Quick, Satisfying Dinner

A perfect quick-but-elegant weekend dinner is steak “au poivre” French for steak “with pepper.” I used a small piece of beef tenderloin, but any other quick-cooking steak - strip, rib …


Root Vegetables Sweet When Roasted

Root vegetables become staples for most cooks in fall and early winter, when the abundance of summer’s produce selection is but a faint memory. To be successful with root vegetables, …


Winter Squash Rich In Flavor, Vitamins

The treasure of the autumn fields lies in the sunset-hued, gorgeous globes hiding between low-lying, tangled vines. They are known by many names, but are all members of the winter …


Football Food Hearty Snacks Satisfy Armchair Quarterbacks’ Big Appetites

Queso fundido, upper left, and big bites are hearty snacks. Photo by Associated Press


French Cuisine It’s Just Fancy Names For Plain Old Food, Including Pate, Boeuf Bourguignonne, Salade Francais

Mousse au chocolat or fancy chocolate pudding is a nice finish for the classic four-course French meal.


Cornmeal Adds Crunch To Hotcakes

My current favorite for hearty breakfasts and evening suppers is pancakes and waffles made with yellow cornmeal or fresh corn kernels. Replacing half the flour with cornmeal in most batter …


Hot Nights Cool Club The Harlem Club Was Spokane’s Original Hip Hangout, Taking Its Cue From The Fame Cotton Club In New York

1. The staff at the Harlem Club poses for a promotional postcard. Photo courtesy of Doris Mae Aaron 2. Below: The exterior of the building, which once stood in the …


Ghoulish Decor Make Some Of Your Own Mischief This Halloween With Homemade Tricks And Treats

Using polyester chiffon fabric, you can make a hanging ghost for a doorway or window. Photo by William Abranowicz


Low-Fat Beef Stroganoff Quick Meal

Speedy Beef Stroganoff, an adaptation of the 19th-century Russian classic, is ready in about 30 minutes. The recipe calls for top round, reduced-fat sour cream and yolkless egg noodles, so …


Set The Mood Surprise Your Family On Halloween Night With A Tasty Dessert Of Pumpkin Flan

Pumpkin flan is a delicious dessert made with pumpkin and flavored with cinnamon and other spices. Photo by Associated Press


Holiday Treats Certain To Please Tempt Your Party Guests With These Tasty Ghoulish-Looking Snacks

Witches’ hat treats, chocolate-covered marshmallow beetles and marshmallow ghosts are simple to make for a party. Photo by Associated Press


Halloween Spuds Kids Will Have Fun Decorating Their Own Mashed Potato Ghosts

Mashed potatoes are transformed into colorful ghosts for halloween. Use sliced olives for the eyes. Photo by Associated Press


Cooking By The Book A Good How-To Cookbook Will Give Life To Your Kitchen

The best cookbooks tell you not only how to cook it, but what to do, when and why. Publishers are hoping to tap a market for people in their 20s …


Yummy Breakfast Berry-Topped Blintz Bake Retains Richness Of Traditional Cheese-Filled Crepes

This breakfast blintz is a streamlined version of the brunch classic. Photo by Associated Press


About Apples It’s Time To Pick Apples For Your Favorite Pie, Salad And Other Dishes

More than 8,000 varieties of apples exist in the world today, according to Edward Behr, author of “The Art of Eating.” Photo by Washington State Apple Commission


Cinnamon, Cumin Add Greek Flavor To French Dish

When I traveled around France, I discovered how popular coq au vin really is. I found the homey dish in bistros and in roadside restaurants (“routiers”) throughout the country. Because …


Harvest Couscous Pretty Dish

Harvest Couscous is one of my favorite dishes. It can be served warm as a side dish or at room temperature over mixed greens as a salad. To rehydrate the …


Green Tribute A Memorial Menu Will Honor The Life Of The Author Of A Popular Greens Cookbook

1. (Photo of book cover) 2. Johnna Albi, author of “Greens, Glorious Greens!,” would take over a neighbor’s kitchen to teach family and friends how to cook. Family photo


If You Love Mushrooms, You’ll Love This Pasta Dish

The tastes in this pasta-and-mushroom dish are so rich that your family or guests will think you’ve been cooking for hours, but the meal can be prepared in less than …


Baked Bean Stew Just Right As Temperature Goes Down

Baked beans provide a delicious flavor base for a low-fat fall stew. Each serving contains just 5 grams of fat. Photo by Associated Press


Use Barley Instead Of Rice For A Delicious Pilaf

Barley dates back to the Stone Age, but my earliest recollection of it dates back to my early childhood in New Pultz, N.Y. I would help my mother “prep” ingredients …


Give Me Apples; Just Don’t Put Them In A Pie

According to Robin Benzle, making an apple pie is like taking a perfectly good health food and turning it into a splurge. Photo by Associated Press