The Taste

Governor Wolf goes on hot dog tour, visits local hot dog shop

Ralph Thomas Derone III, Derone’s Dynamite Dogs frontrunner and River Valley Transit partner, got a surprising visit from state Governor Tom Wolf when he was on his hot dog tour for national Hot Dog Day. “He stopped at five different locations and it just so happened that we were chosen ...

Add different, flavorful spices to your favorite foods

Thai coconut lime grilled skirt steak This Thai coconut lime grilled skirt steak is so juicy and flavorful! When picking a beef skirt steak, it is recommended to us grass fed beef. 1/2 cup light coconut milk 1/4 cup coconut sugar 2 teaspoons lime zest 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 ...

DiSalvo’s, Le Jeune Chef receive ‘Award of Excellence’

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just a fan of a relaxing tipple at the end of the day, Williamsport has what you’re thirsting for. Both DiSalvo’s Restaurant and Le Jeune Chef have been recognized in Wine Spectator’s 2019 Restaurant Awards, which highlights restaurants around the ...

‘Cool and light’ dishes to beat the heat this summer

With the heat and humidity that we have been experiencing lately, I don’t know about you, but my appetite tends to decrease with the heat. Here are a couple of cool and light recipes for summer that I hope you enjoy. Greek shrimp salad This is a gluten-free recipe. You could serve this on ...

Sweet, savory and scrumptious strawberries

During the summer, one of my favorite fruits to buy is strawberries because they can be added to so many dishes, whether you are going to make a salad with them, turn them into a dessert or use them as a side or appetizer. I tried out three recipes all centered around strawberries to put them ...

The top 9 grilling mistakes and how to fix them

I love to grill, and barbecue, and I have devoted my career to outdoor cooking for more than two decades. In that time, I’ve seen a lot of mistakes and people tend to make them over and over. So I put together a list of the biggest grilling don’ts and how to avoid them. Print this list and ...

How to a make a shrimp burger without the mush

A good shrimp burger should be first and foremost about the shrimp. Unfortunately, many shrimp burgers are more reminiscent of fish-flavored rubber patties or over-seasoned bread balls than shrimp. We set out to develop a recipe for our ideal shrimp burger: Moist, chunky yet still cohesive, ...

Burgers that take you to the Greek islands

The rich flavor of lamb makes for an exceptional burger experience. We paired delicately spiced ground lamb patties with a colorful beet tzatziki, pan-seared halloumi cheese and a drizzle of sweet honey for a truly unique burger that could transport us to the Greek islands any week ...

Take your stuffed tomatoes to the next level

Named for the hotel where it was invented in Sweden, Hasselbacking is a technique where a vegetable (traditionally potatoes) is partially sliced, accordion style, brushed with butter, sprinkled with bread crumbs, and baked. This approach is also great for tomatoes; think of them as leveled-up ...

Summer inspired meals with fresh, light ingredients

Now that we are in the dead of summer. Here are a couple of fresh summertime recipes that will tickle your taste buds. Grilled caprese filled portabella mushrooms What a great recipe to make with fresh tomatoes coming into season from your own garden or the farmers markets. This time of year ...

A heart of hops

For most, a beer is a nice way to decompress after a long day — hang up the keys, grab a cold one from the fridge and let the stresses of the day melt away. For Andrew Koskie, of Mansfield, however, the end of the workday is not necessarily the end of the workday. Sure, it involves beer and ...

Fresh and delicious foods to make this summer

Here is zucchini recipe that is quick and easy and can be served as a meal with a salad or an appetizer for company. This recipe is good when tomatoes are in season from your garden or your farmers market. Make this recipe gluten-free by using gluten-free Bisquick. Zucchini pizza squares 4 ...

Three quick Fourth of July picnic friendly dishes

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and sometimes holidays seem to sneak up on us quicker than others. With picnics, family get togethers and summer weather here these recipes are quick dishes to put together for whatever celebration you’ll be having to honor the red, white and ...

Summertime produce that brightens your meals

With zucchini season just right around the corner. Here is a weeknight casserole that is hearty and delicious. This meal can be gluten-free by swapping the regular pasta for gluten-free pasta. Zucchini casserole 1 pound ground beef or meat of choice 1/2 teaspoon basil 2 medium-size ...

Melt in your mouth no-bakes

By COURTNEY HAYDEN chayden@sungazette.com hen I was in Rock L. Butler Middle School in the Wellsboro Area School district, all the students took a cooking class for six weeks once a year. Mr. Kutbay’s cooking classes were an all-time favorite and personally sparked my passion for cooking. ...

Refreshing summertime meals

With the warm weather upon us here are a couple of cool and refreshing recipes that will satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Roasted shrimp with yum-yum sauce 1 pound bag of thawed medium to large shrimp peeled and deveined Olive oil Garlic powder Salt and pepper Remove shrimp from bag ...

Detox tea

When you hear detox tea, what do you think? A remedy to a flatter stomach, a quick fix? Ingrid Callenberger and Elizabeth Myers, co-owners of the upcoming business Tria Prima Art and Tea Bar, to be located on 6 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, will be opening up shop in July and are eliminating ...

Dress your kebabs with a rich za’atar yogurt sauce

In the Middle East, kebabs — called kofte — feature ground meat (not chunks) mixed with lots of spices and fresh herbs that is formed around metal skewers and quickly grilled. We like them dressed with a za’atar yogurt sauce; the kebabs’ spices and extreme savor are contrasted with ...

Brighten scallops with a sugar snap pea slaw

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Associated Press For a new take on vegetable slaw, we thinly sliced sweet snap peas, juicy English cucumbers and peppery radishes for a fresh, crunchy accompaniment to skillet-seared sea scallops. We brightened up the mayonnaise-based slaw dressing with plenty ...

Shrimp, garlic, oil and wine equals a quick dinner

In theory, garlic shrimp pasta has all the makings of an ideal weeknight meal. Toss a few quick-cooking ingredients — shrimp, garlic, oil, wine — with boiled dried pasta, and only the salad’s left holding up dinner. But there are challenges. Delicate shrimp overcooks in a matter of ...