Tuesday, January 18, 2022


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Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Home-grown flavors: Royal City winemakers expand into restaurateurs

ROYAL CITY — A two-in-one restaurant and wine tasting room, owned by a local couple, opened earlier this year in...

Updated 4 years, 11 months ago
Better breakfast at a fraction of the price

I like those breakfast sandwiches with sausage, egg, and cheese that you can get at certain drive-through restaurants in town. Trouble is, they always seemed...

Updated 5 years ago
Onion soup is simple to make but takes time

Onion soup is one of the easiest soups to make. Brown up some onions over and over, add some stock and you are done. Right? Almost.

Updated 5 years ago
Allied Arts soirée set for Jan. 27

MOSES LAKE — Tickets are on sale for the annual Columbia Basin Allied Arts fundraising soirée, set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the 4-H building at the Grant Cou...

Updated 5 years ago
Try this rich, thick oxtail soup

My family butchered its own beef when I was growing up. One of the things I don't recall ever seeing used was the meat in the upper tail, known as “oxtail.”

Updated 5 years ago
Give your scallops special treatment

My introduction to the proper cooking of scallops came in chef school. Up until then, I had treated them like any other seafood, not knowing about the pan-fr...

Updated 5 years ago
Christmas cookies fit for Grandma's kitchen

This week I had to make up a few cookies for the church potluck. Rather than purchase a package of some ready-made version, I made up a few batches.

Updated 5 years, 1 month ago
Getting creative with casseroles

Casseroles normally don't make an appearance at our house, except for after baking a turkey. I ate lots of casseroles as a kid and really have no aversion to...

Updated 5 years, 1 month ago
Turkey soup puts holiday scraps to yummy use

I have plenty of turkey leftovers and have been running through my share of ways to use it up. My first pieces of recycled bird were from before baking it, w...

Updated 5 years, 1 month ago
A tale of two cheesecakes

This last week I made up a cheesecake for a birthday. I grabbed my trusty recipe and got to work.

Updated 5 years, 2 months ago
Lots of uses for leftover chicken

I have some leftover chicken in the house. I had baked two whole chickens, but didn't get very far through the second one, so I put it in the fridge for late...

Updated 5 years, 2 months ago
State of the tart: figs, goat cheese and honey

I purchased a package of figs not long ago. I figured some would be eaten out of hand, but then I was wondering what I might do with them. This coincided with me wanting to try out some goat cheese. Admittedly, I...

Updated 5 years, 2 months ago
Mac and cheese: Think outside the box for this classic comfort food

The subject of macaroni and cheese came up the other day, causing me to wonder about the different ways to make it.

Updated 5 years, 2 months ago
Smoky ketchup to use up those last few tomatoes

We’ve had an abundance of tomatoes slowly ripening in the house since the night before the first hard frost. We’ve found uses for all of the larger tomatoes,...

Updated 5 years, 3 months ago
Try these dips when the chips are down

I had the opportunity to provide some finger foods for a light potluck the other day, so I decided to make up some cream cheese-based dips.