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Spokane comes together, gives away 7,500 Thanksgiving meals for Tom’s Turkey Drive

The season’s first snow fell as a reminder: Winter is coming, and even at its coldest and hardest, there is beauty to see if you look hard enough. Outside of …


100 years ago in Spokane: Turkeys found to be inflated with bicycle pumps

Spokane’s health officer said that he had discovered a new and insidious Thanksgiving scam. Some local grocers were inflating their turkeys with bicycle pumps.


Slouch couch brings you Thanksgiving cheer

To give thanks on this Thanksgiving week to a kinder, gentler NFL of yesteryear and to my long-suffering loyal readers, today I offer two remarkable stories from the too-good-to-be-true decade …


Doug Clark: Professor Pilgrim says skip the cold cuts this Thanksgiving

Professor Pilgrim offers plucky advice and a “stronger” windstorm slogan


Simple dry brine delivers flavorful turkey

Dry brining a bird is simple, less messy


Bill Jennings: Banff offers bountiful cornucopia of skiing prep for SSRA

Mark Burandt celebrated Thanksgiving in Spokane with his family more than a week before the rest of us. Burandt, who has been coaching ski racers at Mount Spokane for 25 …


Dad’s fame secondary to family life

For the past 42 years Patricia Stone has spent Thanksgiving with her parents. They traveled to wherever Stone and her husband, Jim, lived to share this special holiday, missing just …


Let urban turkeys know who’s boss

Today is Thanksgiving Day, so I hope everyone is getting ready for a good meal and time with family and friends. For me Thanksgiving doesn’t seem to have the same …


Recipes offer alternatives for small groups

If you don’t have a large crowd coming over for Thanksgiving dinner, Turkey Breast en Cocotte with Pan Gravy from America’s Test Kitchen offers a simple, super-moist and elegant option. …


Banh appétit

Turkey enchiladas? Check. Turkey and white bean chili? Done. Turkey soup and turkey salad? Done those, too – lots of times. And while I’ve made many a sandwich with leftover …


Use leftover turkey in tasty pot pie

There’s more to Thanksgiving leftovers than turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches. Jeff Anderson, executive chef at Safeway, offers a couple of ideas for what to do with both ingredients – …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Wilson Sullivan, an Indian “of advanced age,” walked to Spokane from Walker Prairie, near Springdale, in order to buy some Thanksgiving dinner provisions.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Washington Children’s Home Society declared that Thanksgiving should be Homeless Children Day.


Farrow’s ‘Pumpkin’ goes beyond the classics

Quick look: More than 40 pumpkin recipes are packed into this slim volume, which declares the key ingredient to be “not just for Halloween and Thanksgiving.” What’s inside: There are …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2013

Snow, freezing rain making Spokane roads slippery

Forecasters say a strong cold front will likely blanket the mountain passes with several inches of snow overnight Sunday into Monday, and frigid air is expected to sit in the …


Some shoppers opt for Thanksgiving Day deals

Normally, Lisa Thompson is pulling a turkey out of the oven at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving day while her extended family gathers for a leisurely afternoon of feasting. This year, …


Doug Clark: Professor Pilgrim weighs in on turnips, herbs and Apple bashes

Cover your giblets, ladies and germs. It’s time for another edition of America’s favorite Thanksgiving Day advice column: Ask Professor Pilgrim. Before the professor starts addressing your concerns, we’ll take …


10 reasons to be thankful in the Inland Northwest

We get it; the news isn’t always pleasant. It can be filled with tales of crime, hurt and malfeasance. But it also includes stories of triumph, hope and achievement. So …


Dry weather to last through Thursday in Washington

SEATTLE — Forecasters say the mostly dry spell should continue through Thanksgiving Day in Washington, but the weather will be changing this weekend.


Thousands of turkey meals distributed

Just a few hours after Steve Samcoff had a tooth extraction he couldn’t afford, he carried a frozen turkey on one hip and a paper bag holding all the fixings …


Mostly dry Thanksgiving week in Washington

SEATTLE — Forecasters expect mostly dry weather through Thanksgiving Day in Washington. In Eastern Washington, sunny and chilly weather is expected at least through Wednesday then turning cloudy.


Getting There: Bridge best choice for Centennial Trail crossing at Mission

The best way to get Centennial Trail users across busy Mission Avenue in northeast Spokane would be a new pedestrian bridge rather than a tunnel under Mission. The bridge emerged …


Made to order: Boomers shed Thanksgiving stress by eating out

Patty Gamon and her sister tag-teamed Thanksgiving dinner for more than 20 years before they threw in the turkey and started a new tradition. These days, their celebration includes no …


Butterball investigates underweight gobblers

NEW YORK – Butterball apparently has a big fat mystery on its hands: The company says it doesn’t know why some of its turkeys wouldn’t plump up in time for …


Free Thanksgiving events

Spokane Valley Partners Food Distribution - Food baskets will be provided to Spokane Valley residents who sign up for them. Sign-ups will be accepted on Wednesdays and Thursdays during food …


Fall seasons give hunters one last shot at wild turkey dinner

Hunters bent on having an ultratraditional feast still have time – and a season – to bag a wild turkey for Thanksgiving. General turkey seasons re-opened this week in Washington …


Churches team up for Thanksgiving donations

Eight Spokane Valley churches are teaming up to collect money for the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank to be matched by Thrivent Financial. In previous years churches have collected turkeys …


Turkey features bourbon-maple glaze, gravy

Thanksgiving is a distinctly American holiday. And bourbon is distinctly American booze. With its balance of flavors – smoky, spicy and sweet – and hints of caramel and vanilla, it …


Thanks, but no sale: Local retailers won’t be open on holiday

While some consumers are signing Facebook pledges to refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, several Spokane store owners are keeping their doors shut on Nov. 28 to underline the same message: …


Holiday of sharing deserves thanks

I was pondering what to write for a post-Thanksgiving column, and it occurred to me to look at some of our major holidays and categorize them. Not as easy a …