Healthy family: Pico de gallo has endless possibilities

By Special to the Star Tribune July 03, 2013, 03:28 PM

To think of this salsa as just a vehicle for tortilla chips is doing it – and you – a...

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Head to the grill for homemade pita and shawarma

By Meredith Deeds, Special to the Star Tribune June 26, 2013, 03:24 PM

The grill will let you explore the world of food. One thing that’s easy to grill, but rarely considered, is homemade pita bread.

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Healthy convenience foods offer a dinnertime boost

By Meredith Deeds, Special to the Star Tribune June 19, 2013, 02:41 PM

A few pantry standards can keep your dinner plans on schedule.

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Kale and more greens at early farmers markets

By Special to the Star Tribune June 05, 2013, 03:05 PM

What’s growing now?  You have your pick of greens.

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Fire up the grill and make the most of it for the week

By Special to the Star Tribune May 29, 2013, 03:11 PM

While you’re preparing tonight’s meal outdoors, plan ahead and cook ingredients you’ll need later in the week.

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Cherry tomatoes bring a taste of summer to the table

By Special to the Star Tribune May 23, 2013, 12:58 PM

Cherry tomatoes provide a cheerful touch to meals whatever the time of year.

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Healthy family: Celebrate meatball madness

By Meredith Deeds, Special to the Star Tribune May 01, 2013, 03:30 PM

Experiment with different meats and flavors to make a meal everyone will love – especially you.

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Healthy family: African peanut soup, a spoonful of history

By Special to the Star Tribune April 25, 2013, 03:43 PM

Educate your family by incorporating tastes of the past into your dinner menu.

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Healthy Family: Cooking into spring

By Special to the Star Tribune April 17, 2013, 03:31 PM

Winter is over (at least according to the calendar), the clocks have sprung forward, but one thing hasn’t changed. You still need to feed your hungry family.

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Healthy family: Monte Cristos: A Mickey Mouse idea

By Special to the Star Tribune April 03, 2013, 04:56 PM

A simple sandwich evokes childhood memories.

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Lemons add spring touch to chicken

By Special to the Star Tribune April 02, 2013, 06:55 AM

You may not be able to control the weather, but you can add a seasonal, hopeful touch in the kitchen.

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Cincinnati Chili serves up agreement at the dinner table

By Special to the Star Tribune March 01, 2013, 03:28 PM

Let those at the dinner table choose their own toppings to make a kid-pleasing meal.

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Indoor grilling: a winter break from heavy food

By Meredith Deeds, Special to the Star Tribune February 20, 2013, 03:14 PM

Reach for the cast-iron pan and cook up a tropical dinner. A favorite meat to cook on the indoor grill is the much maligned chicken breast.

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Meatloaf and mashed potatoes serve up comfort

By Meredith Deeds, Special to the Star Tribune January 30, 2013, 04:56 PM

Comfort food doesn’t have to be fat- and calorie-laden. It just needs to taste good.

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Fruit with meat: How sweet (and savory) it is

By MEREDITH DEEDS, Special to the Star Tribune January 10, 2013, 01:30 PM

Preparations in which fruit bumps up the flavor of meat find favor with the younger set.

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Clean flavors ring in the new year

By By MEREDITH DEEDS, Special to the Star Tribune January 03, 2013, 11:14 AM

A warm, brothy soup packed full of vegetables does the body - and soul - good.

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Many hands make cooking fun

By By MEREDITH DEEDS, Special to the Star Tribune December 26, 2012, 03:12 PM

Gather around the table to make potstickers.

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Healthy Family: Give peas (and other frozen veggies) a chance

By Meredith Deeds, Special to the Star Tribune December 14, 2012, 01:30 PM

Reach into the freezer for some nutritious standbys for mealtime.

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Healthy Family: Critiquing, and learning from, Guy Fieri

By Special to the Star Tribune December 06, 2012, 10:10 AM

Inspiration comes in many forms, including restaurant menus.

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Pho: A world away from Thanksgiving

By By MEREDITH DEEDS, Special to the Star Tribune November 21, 2012, 02:04 PM

The hearty soup is a nice break between the big feast and leftovers.

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