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CHEF JEFF: Spelling comfort with S-O-U-P

January 16, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

How do you spell comfort on a cold winter day? I’ll bet you would get a lot of answers to this question. But in my opinion, if it’s not S-O-U-P, you’re missing out on the ultimate winter comfort food. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: Pork — the other white meat

January 9, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Over the years, we’ve become big fans of bison meat, but I have to admit, we hadn’t consumed a lot of pork with the exception of some tasty bacon from a Westby, Mont., friend of mine and a few racks of baby back ribs (from L&M Meats) to go with our homemade sauerkraut. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: Lasagna good for busy holiday season

December 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The holidays can be a busy time. There’s shopping to do, cookies to bake and decorations to be put up. The key is planning and doing a lot of the cooking and food preparation ahead of time. One dish that people should take a look at for their holiday needs is lasagna. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: A roast could be a better option for holiday meal

December 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A survey that I recently saw reported that two-thirds of families plan on having ham or turkey for Christmas. But there are other tasty options. A lot of people I’ve talked to have plans to make some kind of roast. Continue Reading

VIDEO: CHEF JEFF: Baking vs. cooking

December 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

What do you consider yourself a cook or a baker? For people who do little or no cooking or baking, there’s probably not much difference, simply because both are a chore. And if you asked professionals, the cooks would say those who cannot cook bake and vice versa. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: Holiday party advice: plan ahead

November 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Holiday parties can be a lot of fun. But they also are a lot of work, especially if they involve a sit-down dinner, which can take a lot of the enjoyment out of it for the host. My advice: Just serve appetizers or hors d’oeuvres. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: Ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

November 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I can’t think of any other day during the year that is more associated with leftovers than Thanksgiving. After all, when else do you have a refrigerator full of several pounds of turkey, a mound of mashed or sweet potatoes, containers full of stuffing, cranberry sauce, veggies and the like? Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: Favorite holiday comes again

November 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

There isn’t any bigger or more anticipated day for foodies during the year than Thanksgiving. And if you’re the cook on this highly celebrated national holiday you can add challenging because cooking for a crowd on the holidays is much more time-consuming than fixing a regular meal. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: DASH diet helps with healthy eating during Thanksgiving

November 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Turkey day kicks off a time of the year when it’s easy for people to throw caution to the wind and let healthy eating habits go out the window. That’s where a new cookbook I recently came across can help. Continue Reading

CHEF JEFF: Wild for game meats

October 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Anyone who knows me will tell you that cooking and hunting along with gardening are at the top of my list of favorite pastimes. And that’s why Jesse Griffiths strikes a chord with me. Continue Reading