Saturday: Weekend

A mushroom burger that’s glorified by chilies and cheese

aBy SARA MOULTON Associated Press Some of the greatest chilies you’ll ever eat hail from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley, which is why — naturally enough — tiny Hatch, New Mexico, is known as “The Chili Capital of the World.” This being the season for Hatch chilies, I thought it might ...

Queso dip with corn

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press I’ve always loved the saying, “everything in moderation, including moderation.” This is how I think about cooking and eating in general; I usually like to cook and eat pretty healthily, but sometimes I like to just roll around in cream and butter and ...

Local restaurant owner wins national food contest

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — It was recently announced that Outlanders owner Anne Klingler’s Thai basil bowl recipe is the North Central Regional Winner in the General Mills 2018 Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest. “We’re so excited and just ...

Chuck roast sings after a slow grill and some smoke flavor

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN For our Shredded Barbecued Beef, we cut a chuck roast into quarters. The smaller pieces of beef absorbed more smoke flavor and cooked much faster. After cooking the meat in a disposable roasting pan on the cooler side of the grill for a few hours, we flipped ...

Make taco night into an easy one-dish meal with a beef bake

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Our spicy beef taco bake packs all the great texture and flavor of taco night into an easy one-dish meal that could easily be prepped ahead of time. We used 93 percent lean ground beef instead of the usual 90 percent because we found that excess grease pooled ...

Food for thought

MARQUETTE — Fresh, farm-to-table meals isn’t the only notable product that’s made from scratch and found at a Marquette restaurant. Since October, the Marquette Artist Collective and Café BODEGA have collaborated and expanded the local art scene by showcasing creative exhibits ...

Ultimate 7-layer dip embracing bold Southwestern flavors

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN To create the ultimate version of this appealing dip with bold Southwestern flavors and a simple, no-fuss technique, we distilled every layer down to its essential flavors and designed our recipe to emphasize those elements. We replaced the usual refried beans ...

Down on the farm

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Food Co-op has been coordinating tours of local farms throughout the Upper Peninsula for 13 years, offering people the chance to discover where their food comes from, learn about how it’s grown or raised, and meet the farmers who provide the area with quality ...

Avoid chasing ice cream trucks

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press Summer is synonymous with ice cream. And I think it would be safe to say that it is a universal experience. But making ice cream at home has changed since I was a child. When we were young, my sisters and our cousins made hand-cranked ice cream using a ...

DaH Pretzel Guys

MARQUETTE — You may have eyed-up or tried a fresh, handcrafted pretzel from DaH Pretzel Guys at the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market, local breweries and bars, or festivals and events throughout the area, but expect to see more as the business continues to expand since its January inception. ...

Turn to crab for a warm, bubbly decadent party pleaser

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN In its ideal form, crab dip is a warm, decadent party pleaser full of creamy, meaty seafood and savory spices. Unlike other versions of this popular appetizer, ours has a high ratio of crab to cheese, allowing the sweet crab flavor to come through. To make it ...

Homegirl Cafe

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press LOS ANGELES — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles breakfast and lunch spot with a Latino twist, the two ...

Grilling salmon on a wood plank is chic, tastes good

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press If I have one go-to technique for grilling and smoking fish, it is to use a cedar plank. The plank supports the delicate fish as it cooks and doubles as a serving platter. It is a combination of rustic and chic that looks good and tastes good — ...

An hour of meal prep on Sunday sets up yummy week

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press What if you had a prep cook in your kitchen? A sous chef who made sure that all of the slicing and dicing and mincing and zesting was done for you, so that when it came time to make dinner, all you had to do was wash your hands and start cooking? Most ...

The Burger Bus

MARQUETTE — For several years, Marquette County residents and visitors have had the opportunity to try different food trucks that offer tacos, pizza, coney dogs and more. A new vendor people may have noticed rolling into the area recently doesn’t operate out of a truck but instead, a ...

Southwestern black bean and corn salad

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press This is one of those salads that just saves the day over and over again. Here are the reasons I love this salad: It’s fast, it’s really easy, it’s inexpensive, it’s crowd-pleasing, it’s vegetarian, it’s substantial, it’s colorful, it’s ...

Make a lobster roll even a New Englander would cheer

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN We wanted to bring home a true New England-style lobster roll, complete with tender meat coated in a light dressing and tucked into a buttery toasted bun, but first we had to deal with the lobster. To make things easier, we sedated the lobster by placing it in ...

Drive & dine

BARAGA — Encountering a drive-in is generally a rare occurrence in this day and age. That is, unless you’re in Baraga. With high approval rates on travel review companies Trip Advisor and Yelp, the Baraga Drive In is a piece of American history reminiscent of the 1950s and '60s found near ...

S’more blossom cookies

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN S’mores may conjure memories of warm nights and sleep-away camp, but it doesn’t need to be summertime to capture the flavors of this treat; the combination of wheaty graham crackers, rich chocolate, and sweet, gooey toasted marshmallow is good any time of ...

Craft beers are flowing along the circle of Alpha

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer ALPHA — About eight years ago, three men shared the idea to build a craft brewery in Alpha, a small village in Iron County that’s home to under 200 people. Years later, the idea came to life with the opening of the Alpha Michigan Brewing Company. ...