Food & Drink

Cocoa powder.

While studying abroad in Venezuela, I, along with other students, would take overnight buses to the coast. It was there where I discovered cacao trees, which give us chocolate and is found growing as an understory tree.

Aletta Schaefer frosting cupcakes.

Aletta Schaefer has been dreaming up recipes since she was only 3 years old. Growing up in Dayton, Minnesota, her mother ran a daycare business out of their home. Oftentimes, Schaefer could be found eagerly whipping up baked goods for all the kids.

Cast Iron Pork Chops

Simply Delicious Cast Iron Pork Chops. Warm and cozy comfort food to help weather a Minnesota winter.

Raspberry Mocktails

A Fresh Start with Non Alcoholic Sips. Drink ideas for Dry January.

Hands holding a Tuaca Apple Pie Cocktail.

Best Après-Ski Cocktails To Warm Up With. Let the fun begin after a day on the slopes … or wherever else.

Bourbon and Vodka spiked Holiday punch

A Big Batch Beverage Perfect for Holiday Gatherings

St. Albans Bay mosaic in a kitchen.

Greenwood Homeowners Find a Creative Way to Add a Personal Touch to Their Kitchen. Mosaic artist recreates St. Albans Bay.

Advisory board member Laura Bray making traditional German Pfeffernüsse cookies.

Festive Holiday Recipes to Bring Comfort and Joy. Editorial Advisory Board members share their favorite holiday recipes.

James Birnie of Excelsior Brewery Company.

History is Brewing at Excelsior Brewing Company. Lead brewer of Excelsior Brewing Company shares his love for the craft.

Ivy Chang preparing Peking Duck.

Bringing Peking Duck to The Holiday Table. Recipe is the main ingredient for holiday tradition.

Dining room at Macanda restaurant.

New Restaurant Macanda Brings Elevated Mexican Fare to Wayzata. Local restauranteur brings global cuisine to the shores of Lake Minnetonka.