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Dorothy Dean

Vintage Recipes with Dorothy Dean

From 1935 to 1983, Dorothy Dean was the face of The Spokesman-Review's Home Economics department, publishing recipes, operating a test kitchen and fielding thousands of telephone calls from cooks.

Each week we re-publish some classic recipes from our archives. If you'd like to contact our food writer, contact us at

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Dorothy Dean presents: I want candy – candied bacon

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 17, 2021

Held annually on Aug. 20, National Bacon Lovers Day is best spent indulging in this crispy, salty and downright irresistible magnificent meat that makes everything better, from Brussels sprouts and doughnuts to omelets and soup.
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Dorothy Dean presents: Tanghulu is a sweet and crunchy treat

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 9, 2021

Tanghulu (also called bingtanghulu) is candy-coated fruit on a skewer. Popular in Asia, the sweet treat is often sold at marketplaces or from street vendors. Traditionally made with hawthorn berries, the skewered fruit is dipped in a sugar syrup that hardens to candy coat the fruit.

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