Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is the Twin Cities’ premier expert on food, a critic at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. She brings WCCO’s tradition of nutritional information to new heights, Saturdays from 11 a.m. – Noon. If you have something to say on a topic, call-in at 651-989-9226 or text 81807.
What can we possibly cook this winter that we haven’t cooked a hundred times so far? Oven pork ribs! You can make some darn good barbecue in your oven, and once you master that, the world of fancy oven barbecue spreads at your feet.
Are you looking for some fresh ideas, some new flavors to this important wintertime standby? Dara has oven roasted chicken recipes to warm up your home!
We did guacamole last year. We’re doing nachos this year. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Nacho recipes perfect for the “big game”!
We’re all about lentil soup this winter. A cup of dried lentils has scads of protein and fiber. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Lentil Soup Recipes!
It’s stil eating-healthy month, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. So let’s celebrate the fun superfood, the pomegranate.
Let’s talk turkey. OK, turkey burgers. Not the dry, crumbly, and basically horrible ones either. The moist and tasty ones! Here they are, Dara’s Top 5!
Are you wanting to eat light, cleanse, get out of the holiday cookie universe and back into something healthier? Dara has Parsley Salads this week! Here’s her Top 5.
Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate eat-healthy week than to dive right in to the heart of the beast—celery! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes.
Want to throw a part but not worry about stocking a full bar? Punch! Yes, that’s right, Punch is back and Dara has her favorite five!
It’s one of Dara’s favorite things about the holiday season, Pound Cake! Here are her Top 5 Recipes.
They’re genius and they’re perfect for Christmas. Do your cookie making early with these Top 5 Slice And Bake Cookie Recipes from Dara!
Fear not, you are not the first human to confront the leftovers of a 20 pound turkey. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Turkey Leftover Recipes!
With Thanksgiving coming up, Dara takes on a side-dish that she thinks you can up-level! The Green Bean Casserole. Here are her Top 5!
Can you feel it? Thanksgiving, the Superbowl of food, is almost upon us. What’s your favorite part? Dara’s favorite is Mom’s Stuffing. Here are her Top 5!
It’s the height of carrot season, and so it seems filling to celebrate the fact that there’s so much more to do with those little orange and yellow buddies than slice them into salads. Yes I’m talking about cooked carrots!
Happy Halloween! Did you know that pumpkins aren’t just for decoration? Of course you know that. Dara has her Top 5 Pumpkin Recipes this week!
Hard-Neck Garlic is filling the farmers markets right now. And Dara has 5 great ideas for you to get your garlicky fix!
It’s definitely high-season at the market for Brussels Sprouts! Here’s what you can do with them courtesy of Dara!
It’s apple season but it’s not always all about pie or applesauce is it? How about salad! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Apple Salad Recipes.
Ground Cherries? Some of you may remember them. For others they might be brand-new. Either way, Dara knows how to make them delicious!
Cabbages are really delicious at the Farmers Markets right now. Dara has ideas to get it into your belly in the most delicious of ways!
At first when I saw all the hard winter squashes in the grocery store I felt really sad. This is it! Winter is coming! Then I remembered: Winter squash is delicious and when life gives […]
It’s hot. We love ice cream. But then our ice cream melts. Maybe it’s just the State Fair messing with us. But Dara has melted ice cream recipes this week!
It’s State Fair time, and there’s no single more important vegetable to the State Fair experience than corn. Glorious corn! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes for you to try at home.
There are not enough good things to say about blueberries.