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.
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.
Here are my top five next-level tomato salads—No. 1 is so good you might cry.
You’ve seen this. Restaurant hot dogs and sausages are going gourmet. You can do this too, right in your backyard! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Next Level Sausages And Hot Dogs!
It’s the sweet spot of summer, and obviously you’re looking to up your barbecue game. These are the next-level sauces to elevate your next cookout! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Barbecue Sauces.
It’s a standard at Farmers Markets right now. But do you have any idea what to do with Kohlrabi? We do. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Recipes!
Off the Menu with Dara can be heard every Saturday from 11:00-Noon on News Radio 830 WCCO! First of all – Swiss Chard is not from Switzerland. It’s a green leafy vegetable that’s mostly leaf […]
Cherries are everywhere and they are fresh. They don’t need a lot of help to be delicious but Dara has 5 brilliant ways to use them!
The 8 ounce, half-pint, shortie little Mason jar is the food vessel of our times. Want in? Here are some of Dara’s favorite Mason jar recipes!
There’s rhubarb everywhere this time of year. With a bounty like that, you’ll need some help. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Rhubarb Recipes!
Dara got the very best green beans at the farmer’s market last week and it got her thinking. And here’s where we all benefit! Dara’s Top 5 Green Bean recipes!
Radishes are all over the farmers markets right now, and they’re mild and good—the really spicy ones are the ones that sit out in the hot sun of summer. So Dara breaks out her Top 5 ways to use the Radish!
Have you heard of Spargelfest? It’s how Germany celebrates spring and the bounty of Asparagus! Good reason to celebrate here too. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Asparagus Recipes!
The strawberry is the fruit equivalent of a picture-perfect long stemmed rose. What do do with them? Glad you asked. Here are Dara’s top five strawberry recipes!