Weekly Food page with how to smoke pork on your grill, how to encourage kids to eat, and easy recipe and more.

It's barbecue season, and no one's ever going to complain about a delicious cut of meat cooked over a hot flame, no matter how you slice it.


Here are some tips for creating that fall-off-the-bone smokehouse pork shoulder using a grill:


* Start by liberally applying a dry rub to the entire surface of your meat.


* Heat half the grill to medium –– the left side works better in most grills, says Gronlund.


* Sear the outside of the pork shoulder on the hot side of the grill, heating it to just above room temperature.


* Move the pork shoulder into a grill pan on the right (off) side of the grill. Add a half-inch of water to the pan.


* Now you wait, as the pork shoulder will take about seven hours to cook. Check every hour or so to make sure the pan has enough water; add water as needed.


* You'll know it's done –– if the meat separates easily when stuck with a grilling fork.


-- ARA


Tip of the Week: Encourage tasting new foods


If your children are picky eaters and you're concerned they're not getting enough fruits and vegetables, be patient, and continue to encourage them to try new foods. Involve children in the shopping process, and offer them two to three options –– not to many –– to make them feel in control. Always make at least one dish you know your children will eat.


-- EatRight.org


Easy recipe: Pink Lemonade


Place 1/2 cup reserved chopped beets in food processor or blender container; process to puree. Add one 12-ounce can of lemonade concentrate (thawed); process to combine. Pour into pitcher. Add 4 cans water; stir. Serve over ice with lemon slice garnish. Makes about 2 quarts.


-- Family Features


Did You Know?


June is Corn and Cucumber Month, Dairy Month, Ice Tea Month, Steakhouse Month, Fruit and Veggies Month and Turkey Lovers' Month.


Food Quiz


What does 2 percent milk mean?


A. 2 percent of the milk is fat.


B. 98 percent of the fat is taken out.


C. 2 percent of the fat is taken out.


D. The jug's only 2 percent full.


-- funtrivia.com


Answer is at bottom of column


Wise to the Word: Semifreddo


[say-mee-FRAYD-doh, Sp. , say-mee-FREE-oh] Italian for "half cold," semifreddo  culinarily refers to any of various chilled or partially frozen desserts including cake, ice cream, fruit and custard or whipped cream. Such a dessert's Spanish counterpart is called semifrío .


-- epicurious.com


Number to Know


540: One 5-layer Beefy Burrito at Taco Bell is 540 calories.


 -- calorieking.com


The Dish On …


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Amy Atlas gained an international following when she introduced the concept of meshing baking and crafting to make beautiful sweets spreads. She has designed tables for Brooke Shields, Electrolux with Kelly Ripa, Gayle King and Martha Stewart Weddings. Hundreds of thousands read her award-winning blog, Sweet Designs. Now they’ll learn how she does it for the first time in her first book filled with brand-new tables, original recipes, do-it-yourself instructions and dozens of tips and secrets.


-- Hyperion


Food Quiz Answer


A. 2 percent of the milk is fat.


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