The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-30T00:43:43-04:00 to know for Monday2015-03-29T22:03:00-04:002015-03-29T22:03:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News1. ARAB SUMMIT ENDS WITH VOW TO DEFEAT SHIITE REBELS IN YEMENArab leaders also plan to form a joint intervention force, setting the stage for a clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Iran, accused of backing Houthi rebels in Yemen.2. WHAT NSA CONSIDERED ABANDONING PRIOR TO SNOWDEN LEAKThe National Security Agency discussed ending its secret program to collect and store American phone records before Edward Snowden revealed the practice, The Associated Press learns.3. IRAN WEIGHS FURTHER URANIUM ENRICHMENT CUTSBut Teheran is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, say Western officials involved in nuclear talks.4. WHY EXPERTS STRUGGLE TO EXPLAIN WHY CO-PILOT CRASHED AIRLINER"We don't have a clue what was going through his mind," says Dr. Simon Wessely, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, referring to Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz.5. 2 BODIES FOUND IN NYC GAS EXPLOSION RUBBLEMayor Bill de Blasio says someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before the blast that caused three apartment buildings to collapse.6. 'WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THIS LAW'Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends the state legislation that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians.7. WHERE IMMIGRANT DROWNINGS ARE ON THE RISEDue to increased patrols, migrants are choosing more dangerous spots to cross the Rio Grande into South Texas.8. BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS ATTACK NIGERIA POLL STATIONSBut voting continues in the high-stakes contest to elect a president for Africa's richest, most populous nation.9. NEW ENGLAND OPPOSES NATURAL GAS PIPELINESAlthough the region needs more gas-delivery capacity, few residents want new pipelines through their towns.10. HOW MANY NO. 1 SEEDS REACH FINAL FOURBlackfoot, IDNo author availableThings to know for MondayBlackfoot Morning Pan to be performed at BPAC Monday and Tuesday.2015-03-29T17:48:20-04:002015-03-29T17:48:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availablePeter Pan to be performed at BPAC Monday and Tuesday.Blackfoot Morning a lesson from barbecue for a better grilled cheese 2015-03-30T00:43:43-04:002015-03-28T01:48:23-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News Associated PressFor me, a grilled cheese sandwich is just pure comfort. And truth is, even a bad grilled cheese is satisfying. But a great grilled cheese will change your day for the better.Most of us have childhood memories of our perfect grilled cheese. Mine is the classic sandwich dished up at my local drugstore. My best friend and I would ride our bikes there, sit at the counter and order a fresh-squeezed lemonade with a grilled cheese. The sandwich was made on a griddle with white bread and a single slice of American cheese.As I got older and my tastes grew more sophisticated, my allegiances changed. For a while, my favorite was a Chicago Greek diner version with rye bread, Swiss cheese and bacon. It, too, was made on a griddle. But when I tried to duplicate the experience at home, it was never as good.Most of the time, the bread would burn long before the cheese was perfectly melted. That's because I was grilling my sandwich in an open skillet on the stovetop. That was my problem.So I borrowed an idea from grilling. Delicate meats — or those that need long cooking times — can't stand up to intense, direct heat. Just like my grilled cheese sandwiches, they burn outside before cooking on the inside. In grilling, the solution is to use indirect heat. You cook the meat for a longer period at a lower temperature, and often away from the direct flame.I decided to try something similar with my sandwiches. Instead of a very hot open skillet, I used medium-low heat and covered the pan. This created just the right environment to slowly toast the bread while gently melting the cheese inside. Presto! Grilled cheese perfection!Once I had my technique down, I started exploring different fillings, including one of my top fruit and cheese combinations — pears and blue cheese. Out of all the crazy variations I tried, this is the only one that I have made over and over again. In this recipe, I grill the pears first with a simple "dessert rub," then let them cool slightly before assembling the sandwich. The grilling of the fruit intensifies the flavor of the pears so that they aren't overwhelmed by the blue cheese. I also use cinnamon-raisin bread, which makes this a slightly sweet grilled cheese, better served as an appetizer or a slightly savory dessert.___GRILLED PEAR AND BLUE CHEESE SANDWICH ON CINNAMON-RAISIN BREADThe most common mistake in making a grilled cheese is turning the burners up too high. Just as with barbecue, low and slow is key. The cheese will ooze out, but that's the beauty of it; the melted, cooked cheese gives the sandwich a crave-worthy crunchy edge.Start to finish: 15 minutesServings: 21 to 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread1 teaspoon granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamonTiny pinch of kosher salt1 pear, peeled, halved and cored1 tablespoon blueberry or other berry jam2 to 3 ounces blue cheese, thinly slicedUse the butter to coat 1 side of each slice of bread. Set aside.In a small bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle over the pear halves.Heat a heavy (cast-iron is best) grill pan with a lid over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Place pears across the grill grates and cover. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until warmed and marked. Turn over and cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the pears from the pan and let cool to room temperature. Slice each pear half lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.Spread half of the jam over the unbuttered side of 2 of the bread slices. Top the jam with half of the pear slices, then half of the cheese. Top with a second slice of bread, buttered side up.Return the grill pan to medium-low heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Once the pan is warm, add the sandwiches, then cover and cook until golden brown on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for about 2 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is oozing.Nutrition information per serving: 460 calories; 200 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 22 g fat (12 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 50 mg cholesterol; 53 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 30 g sugar; 14 g protein; 650 mg sodium.___EDITOR'S NOTE: Elizabeth Karmel is a barbecue and Southern foods expert. She is the chef and pitmaster at online retailer and author of three books, including "Taming the Flame."Blackfoot, IDNo author availableBorrowing a lesson from barbecue for a better grilled cheese Blackfoot Morning Pan comes to BPAC2015-03-29T00:23:42-04:002015-03-28T00:09:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLESLIE SIEGERPeter Pan comes to BPACBlackfoot Morning turnout at Quilt Fest2015-03-28T21:20:38-04:002015-03-27T19:29:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe Quilt Fest will continue on Saturday. The vendors' mall is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Viewers' choice will determine which quilts win prizes. Twelve vendors are selling everything from thread to material, batting to fabric. Classes are varied and well attended. Check out classes at Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEGood turnout at Quilt FestBlackfoot Morning OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet? Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.2015-03-28T09:58:47-04:002015-03-27T14:50:19-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet? Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.Blackfoot Morning needed2015-03-28T09:58:46-04:002015-03-27T14:40:06-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEVolunteers neededBlackfoot Morning River DYW contest on Saturday 2015-03-29T09:08:59-04:002015-03-27T00:05:38-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSSnake River DYW contest on Saturday Blackfoot Morning' Hoops2015-03-27T17:06:40-04:002015-03-26T21:30:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLESLIE SIEGERShootin' HoopsBlackfoot Morning workshop2015-03-26T19:26:15-04:002015-03-26T11:12:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableGardening workshopBlackfoot Morning