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Kitchen Fix

Posted by Tricia Jo Webster on Dec. 12, 2018, midnight

If it’s true what they say – the kitchen is the heart of the home – then the holidays afford a splendid time to make that heart happy. From frivolous finds to practical presents, we’ve scouted around to compile a collection of goodies meant to make time in the kitchen ...

Drink Up and Stay Warm

Posted by Rick Bonino on Dec. 3, 2018, midnight

While winter days grow darker and shorter, the season’s beers get darker and bigger. Strong stouts, malty winter warmers and robust barleywines are the liquid equivalent of bulky coats, hats and gloves to ward off the elements.

Here’s a look at what some local breweries are tapping this time of ...

Pots and Pans Primer

Posted by Staci Lehman on Nov. 20, 2018, midnight

It's one of those things that most people take for granted, but something that makes a big difference in your kitchen. Old, worn-out pans can make cooking more of a pain than a pleasure, but shopping for new ones can be an equally painful chore. 

Those who know cookware say ...

Lunch Box Fun

Posted by Joe Butler on Aug. 24, 2018, midnight

Sure, they’ve been associated more with kiddos and blue-collar laborers over the years, but there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the humble lunch box.

Many modern lunch totes are soft-sided, making it easier to insert oversized items without bulging the boundaries of traditional metal ones. And reusable ...

Experiment with spices

Posted by Joe Butler on May 15, 2018, 6 a.m.

If variety is referred to as ‘the spice of life,’ then a variety of spices really can make your life even more exciting, right?

That’s the hope of area spice experts who encourage Spokane-area consumers to always be seeking new ways to kick their ho-hum meals up many notches by ...

Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Dec. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.

Each December, I pull out my collection of antique cake stands and vintage dessert plates and place them on the sideboard in the dining room in anticipation of the holiday meals to come. The fun starts when I bring home delicious desserts to share

This is the season of celebration, ...

Chef’s Choice

Posted by Tricia Jo Webster on Dec. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.

Finding the right gift for the foodies in your life can be tricky. Known for perceptive palates and refined tastes, wrapping up something to please their discriminating desires can be intimidating. We’ve compiled a list (and checked it twice) of faves that’s sure to please even the choosiest connoisseur this ...

Turkey to go

Posted by Joe Butler on Nov. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.

A complete Thanksgiving dinner typically can take 7-8 hours to prepare.

Sure, there are various time-savers, like substituting pre-made pie crusts instead of rolling, pinching and tucking all the dough yourself, or grabbing a can of Reddi-Whip instead of whipping your heavy cream by hand. Delays can include frantic store ...

Battle of Forks and Knives

Posted by Theresa Tanner on Sept. 22, 2017, midnight

Second Restaurant Wars celebrates local food community in friendly competition

In the midst of its inaugural event last September, event director Kris Kilduff recognized that Restaurant Wars had already outgrown its initial home in Kendall Yards.

While 1,500 tickets were sold to taste small plates prepared by the eight competing ...

Feast of the Season

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Sept. 15, 2017, 6 a.m.

Those of us who are lucky enough to live in the Spokane area are surrounded by delicious abundance this time of year. Much of the world’s wheat, apples and other crops are grown right here in Washington, but it is the small farms that shine in the fall.

Dining out, ...