Off The Menu With Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

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.

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Recent Articles & Blog Posts

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Celebrity Guacamole

Did you know is high season for Avocados? It is. So we’re making Guacamole for the big game! Here are Dara’s Top 5.

01/27/2017

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Make-And-Freeze Celebrity Chilies

Here you go, the perfect make-ahead meal for your Big Game parties, make-and-freeze chili! These are Dara’s Top 5.

01/19/2017

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Do-Ahead Meals To Freeze

Another listener request from Dara. It’s her favorite do-ahead meals to freeze, just in time for your weekend cooking!

01/13/2017

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Cauliflower Recipes

Cauliflower has cauli-power! Yes, that is a terrible pun. But it’s a good vegetable. Especially like this, Dara’s Top 5!

01/06/2017

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Celebrity Chef Holiday Appetizers

Give the people what they want, that’s my motto, and so here I present to you fancy holiday recipes from fancy famous people that everyday Joe’s like us can pull off.

12/16/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Pomegranate Recipes

They’re pretty little red jewels and delicious. But what do you do with them? Dara has your back. Here are the top 5 Pomegranate Recipes!

12/08/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Slice And Bake Cookies

You can call them refrigerator cookies or icebox cookies, but one thing you’ll definitely call them? Simple! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Slice & Bake Cookies, just in time for the holidays.

12/02/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Leftover Turkey Recipes

You ate all the awesome turkey sandwiches—what’s next? Dara give you her perspective, which is that turkey leftovers are fantastic—so get cooking!

11/25/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Easy Celebrity Chef Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are some name-droppy, very wonderful recipes that are actually shockingly easy to fancy up the table for your Thanksgiving courtesy of Dara!

11/18/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Do-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

You asked for the best do-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, and here they are! Dara’s Top 5!

11/13/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Crazy Ambitious Celebrity Chef Pies

Are you already dreaming of your Thanksgiving pie spread? Are you dreaming of showing up with the special pie with a big back story that everyone will talk about forever? If so, here they are, the celebrity chef super-pies that you can start testing out right now.

11/04/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Acorn Squash Recipes

They’re stacked up in beautiful gray-silver and white-orange piles in every farmers market, acorn squash.

10/21/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Insanely Good Celebrity Chef Chicken Wings

It’s time to take on the cooking project of the fanciest, fussiest, absolutely best-est chicken wing recipes modern American cooking has to offer! Here are Dara’s Top 5 (plus one easy) Insanely Good Celebrity Chef Chicken Wings!

10/14/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Easiest Appetizers In The World

Who doesn’t like easy appetizers? Something your eight year old can make but any adult can enjoy! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Easiest Appetizers In The World.

10/06/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Pork Loin Recipes

I love pork loins, they’re perfect to build a dinner party around and they make the house smell great. Here they are, Dara’s Top 5 Pork Loin Recipes!

09/09/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Roast Corn Recipes

Of course one of my all-time favorite State Fair foods is the roast corn – but what can you do after the State Fair, to get those good roast corn flavors at home? Plenty says Dara!

08/25/2016

Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl’s Top 5 Recipes For Not-Perfect Tomatoes

I was walking through the farmer’s market the other day at closing time, and all the tomatoes that were left were marked down, and they looked fantastic.

08/17/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 BLT And Other Tomato Sandwiches

Is there anything better than a basic BLT? Can you take those perfect summer tomatoes and build a different sandwich that’s equally as good as a classic BLT? Oh yes. Here are Dara’s Top 5!

08/04/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Melon Recipes

It is the height of melon season! you can just slice and eat them, of course. But you know what’s fancier? These, Dara’s Top 5 Melon Recipes!

07/29/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Grilled Potato Recipes

Potatoes and the grill are perfect together. Smokiness, crispiness and everything that makes a potato delicious. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Grilled Potato Recipes!

07/22/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Peak Blueberry Recipes

Blueberry season is one of the very best seasons: The sun-ripened local blueberries are just head and shoulders above the winter California ones.

07/15/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Salad Dressings Of The Stars

Who doesn’t want to eat like the ‘stars’ do? Judy Garland, Gywnyth Paltrow, Bruce springsteen and on and on, have a favorite salad. So, Dara gives you her Top 5 Salad Dressings of the Stars!

07/08/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Coleslaw Recipes

You were crazy about the potato salads—so I thought let’s do the most logical other thing we can do: Coleslaw! Here are Dara’s Top 5.

07/01/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Potato Salad Recipes

Stop settling for the quarts of potato salad in the big box grocery store! These are the potato salads your summer should be filled with. Here are Dara’s Top 5!

06/24/2016

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Roast Broccoli Recipes

Maybe you know this? Maybe it’s your new way of preparing broccoli. High-heat roasting! Dara thinks this is your new favorite. Check out her top 5!

06/16/2016

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