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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, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 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 …


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 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Crispy pork and cucumber salad is a tasty, simple and quick meal to prepare

After having a long, busy day, the last thing you want to do is slave away in the kitchen prepping and making dinner. Meals that are simple and quick – …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: There’s no need to knead this gorgeously golden crusty artisan bread

These few days of not being able to belly up at my favorite watering hole or meet friends at our usual pizzeria have felt like an eternity. Thankfully many of …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Leftovers: Savory potato, sausage and cheese waffle makes good use of that extra starch

I don’t think there has ever been a time when I have made baked potatoes for dinner without having at least one left over. I’m not sure why that is. …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Hearty slow cooker Guinness beef stew is a magical pot of gold

With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I was compelled to share this Irish-inspired dish that’s just as magical as a pot full of gold. It’s a slow cooker loaded with …


Get the bold flavors of a Jamaican beef patty with these collard leaf wraps

These burrito-style collard green wraps brim with brown rice, plus a saucy simmer of ground beef. The meat is seasoned with the bold, fragrant flavors of a Jamaican beef patty, …


Let spaghetti squash bowls carry savory beans, escarole and sausage to the table

Aside from getting to eat it, the best thing about making spaghetti squash is the experience of scraping it out of its baked shell, gently running a fork through it …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Dorothy Dean presents: Slow cooker white bean chicken chili warms up National Chili Day

If you think the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day are the only celebrations this frigid month of February, you’re wrong. The biggest – well, tastiest – of them …


Infused sweets are tailored to your taste

Much of the interest in infused-gummies coincides with the popularity of microdosing, which has become popular with those reluctant to use cannabis in less precise ways, like smoking or vaping.


Fresh tomato sauce is rich, flavorful and ready in less than an hour

It’s easy to think of tomato sauce at two ends of the spectrum: Directly out of the jar or cooked for hours on the stove top. I’m pleased to report …


Dorothy Dean presents: Bacon Cheddar Scones are savory and golden perfection

My foodie self is always excited to explore the dining scene in Boise and eat – and drink – my way through the weekend. For Sunday brunch, we checked out …


Strawberry cannajam makes summer complete

Just like grandma used to make … with one extra ingredient.


Asparagus – the most versatile vegetable of spring – is the star of this tortellini salad

This super-easy pasta salad combines convenient store-bought cheese tortellini, crisp asparagus and a dressing that uses the ingredients in a classic pesto.


Dorothy Dean presents: Colorful tart brings Easter fun to the table

This festive showstopper of a dessert will make your Easter spread one to remember. Shaped like an egg, this colorful tart starts with a cookie-like crust that’s slathered with a …


Dorothy Dean presents: Meatballs just like (or even better than) IKEA makes

On her first ever trip to IKEA, she took friends’ advice and tried the meatballs. When she recreated them at home, she loved them even more.


Dorothy Dean presents: Cheese straws

With a food processor and just six ingredients, these crisp and flakey hand-held snacks whip up in no time.


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 …


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 …


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.


How to make fried rice that will make you forget it’s leftovers

It’s the reason to buy extra rice for take out, so you have the building blocks of tomorrow night’s fried rice.


Dorothy Dean presents: Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

To celebrate National Soup Month, I’m sharing one of my favorite winter warmers: chicken and wild rice soup


The only hard-boiled egg recipe you’ll ever need

There are countless methods for making hard-boiled eggs, and as many opinions regarding which is the right one. The whole exercise can be frustrating, particularly for those of us who …


Mario Batali’s newsletter apology inexplicably features cinnamon roll recipe

Celebrity chef Mario Batali addressed allegations of sexual assault and harassment in a tone-deaf newsletter that included a recipe for “pizza dough cinnamon rolls.”


Dorothy Dean presents: Turkey cake pops #becausecuteness

These Thanksgiving-themed cake pops can do double duty as dessert and place-card holders.


Ellie Krieger perfects the zucchini noodle salad

Using spiralized zucchini gives this simple but scrumptious salad a dose of fun. While the vegetable is served uncooked, it doesn’t taste raw per se — a sprinkle of salt …


The morel of the story: eat more mushrooms

These nutty little nuggets – brainy, grainy and resembling certain kinds of coral – are valued for their depth of flavor, lending an earthiness to all kinds of dishes. Butter …