Food & Drink

assortment of grain

Why does pasta get so much of the culinary glory? Granted, it transforms dishes, comes in shapes galore and has “comfort food” written all over it.

personal cocktails

If I have a party trick, it’s the ability to whip up personalized cocktails on the fly. But it’s much less impressive than you think—anyone who can remember “211” can make a custom cocktail.

spices in pinch bowls

Nancy Figueroa has always enjoyed cooking and baking. Throughout her life, friends would encourage her to become a private chef or open a restaurant. But it was a trip to Washington D.C.

thanksgiving turkey dinner

Americans consume approximately 46 million turkeys around Thanksgiving and consumed around five billion pounds of turkey in all of 2019. That’s 16 pounds per person that year!

St. Croix Baking Company owner, chef Charles Froke

St. Croix Baking Company owner, chef Charles Froke, was busy in the kitchen when I visited his shop on a Monday, a day it’s typically closed to the public. He’d been attending to a big bowl of some creamy, chocolatey creation when I arrived.

chocolate granola

For many of us, some form of cereal is a staple in the morning meal rotation. Boxed cold cereals and precooked grains are convenient and can be particularly nutritious when done right.

MN Nice Cream

Summer is just around the corner and now is a perfect time to enjoy the beauty of the St. Croix Valley with everyone’s favorite treat. Nothing tastes quite like summer more than a classic cone on a warm day.

a glass of wine

Chateau St. Croix Winery

Be transported to Europe at this French Chateau located in the St. Croix River valley. From car shows to jazz festivals there’s always something going on at the Chateau.

helping cook in the kitchen

Start teaching your kids to cook early and slow with safe, confidence-boosting challenges before progressing to more complicated or hazardous undertakings.

bagged coffee beans

Walter Reynolds is known in the local coffee roasting world as Roaster Walt or Wally. But he also goes by Sergeant Reynolds, a training NCO for Minnesota’s Search and Extraction team in the Minnesota Army National Guard.

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