Food

Home With TheLost Italian: Super spud side dish

FARGO — We featured several North Dakota crops and products at last week’s dinner event at the Coteau des Prairies Lodge in Havana, N.D., and while nearly all of our creations were consumed that evening, we were delighted to find that we still had a fair supply of creamy red Buxton potatoes ...

‘Sell By’ or what? US pushes for clarity on expiration dates

NEW YORK (AP) — If milk is a few days past its "Sell By" date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like "Best By" and "Enjoy By" that cause confusion. By clarifying the meaning of such dates, they are trying to prevent ...

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers. The move comes as companies are turning to ...

Who needs a TV cooking show when you can host one online?

NEW YORK (AP) —Almost every Monday night, Gaby Dalkin, hosts a live cooking demo from her home in southern California on her Instagram account, What’s Gaby Cooking . The show is under an hour and Dalkin’s husband, Thomas Dawson, records it and reads out questions and comments from ...

Let’s Cook: Pampering is good

Have you noticed that some coffee and tea cups have a destiny? They are a treasure for the first people who sip from them and an heirloom for lucky generations thereafter. That is the very secure future for china cups and saucers that has been in many of our families. Lately, however, I have ...

When life hands you lemons, make … Sarah’s Honey Lavender Lemonade

FARGO — The summer heat has finally arrived, and after a day spent bailing out water from a flooded basement hallway (due to a clogged kitchen drain) followed by two visits from the plumber, I don’t know when I’ve ever been more grateful to have a cold, tall glass of homemade ...

Your grill is going to glow

If you are raking the yard, washing windows and scrubbing deck furniture, there’s another job to add to your spring-cleaning “to do” list: cleaning the grill. Whether it’s gas or charcoal, it needs a good scrub-down, both for a better cooking experience and to get rid of any bacteria ...

Vegetable kebabs with a crisp exterior and juicy interior

Vegetables on their own can be a great option for grilled kebabs, because they cook quickly and, when done right, offer a crisp, charred exterior and a juicy, tender interior. Tossing grilled vegetables with a bold dressing can do wonders to brighten up an otherwise boring dinner, but for our ...

Take your Caesar salad to the grill to get a smoky char

The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. To develop good char and maintain crisp lettuce without ending up with scorched, wilted, even slimy leaves, we used sturdy, compact romaine hearts, which withstood the heat of the grill better than whole ...

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Old Glory M&M Cookie Bars

As I write this, the forecast for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is mostly cloudy with a chance of rain — surprise, surprise. While forecasts can change on a whim here in the Upper Midwest, one surefire way to add a little sunshine and festive flair to your holiday weekend is with my Old ...

Celebrate Syttende Mai with Chilled Poached Salmon

Norwegians love their salmon, and to celebrate Syttende Mai (the 17th of May) this Friday, we’re sharing one of our all-time favorite salmon recipes, Chilled Poached Salmon with Dill Cream Sauce. This specialty was a lunchtime favorite at our former restaurant, Sarello’s, and it is the ...

Easy-breezy: Planning ahead can make your picnic just that

As the weather warms up, many of us start thinking about enjoying our meals outdoors. But a seamless, successful picnic takes some planning. Having a checklist and some ideas for what foods work best can keep the easy-breezy notion of a summer picnic just that. Whether you are looking to ...

Plant-based burgers vs. beef burgers

NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to skip meat, a new era of options is here. Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are among the companies racing to tap into the massive U.S. market of meat eaters by more closely mimicking the taste of beef than vegetarian patties of the past. Others are working to ...

You won’t miss the meat when you make this mushroom burger

Portobello mushroom burgers are no longer just a sad substitute for beef burgers; they are -legitimately delicious choices on their own. For charry grilled portobellos that wouldn't leak moisture and make the buns soggy, we decided to try scoring them, a technique that works well with ...

A foolproof way to make chicken drumsticks ultra-tender

With their built-in handles and small size, economical chicken drumsticks are tailor-made for a cookout. So we decided to devise a foolproof way to roast them on the grill to ultra-tender perfection with nicely browned skin and wonderfully juicy meat. We usually don't brine fattier dark meat, ...

Buttermilk and salt key to this crispy oven-fried chicken

Soaking chicken in seasoned buttermilk guarantees that your crispy chicken will come out of the oven moist and juicy on the inside. Salt doesn't just enhance flavor — when you soak meat in a salty solution (a brine), the salt reshapes protein molecules and helps them hold onto moisture when ...

No matter its origin, Dutch Baby Pancake is delicious

Pancakes are a breakfast favorite in our family, and I never cease to be amazed by the countless ways in which to prepare them. Nearly every culture has some version of a pancake, and this week we’re delving into the delicious controversy of the Dutch Baby Pancake. A Dutch Baby Pancake ...

6 little tricks that every cook should know

There are certain small skills that make life better and easier. I'm well aware that many of them take place outside of the kitchen, and I probably don't know as many of those as I should. I'm of no use if you have a flat tire or need to calculate the circumference of something or want to find ...

Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb is the star of Easter or Passover dinner

If you’re looking for a showstopping centerpiece for your upcoming Easter or Passover feast, look no further than our Oven Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint Pistachio Pesto. This succulent main course is full of big flavor, stunning to behold and, even better, it’s surprisingly easy to ...

Sweet Potato Hash is the perfect Easter side dish

This week’s recipe for Sweet Potato Hash was inspired by a desire to bring the colors of spring to our table this Easter. With its bright colors and savory nature, this side dish is the perfect complement for roast meat dishes, especially last week’s featured recipe, Oven-Roasted Rack of ...