Food & Drink

It’s the weekend. You have friends coming over, and they are bringing their kids. You have food and cocktails planned, but what are you giving the kids? How about something other than pop? 

I’ve written many recipes for loved ones over the years: sister, daughter, son, husband, mother-in-law, best friend and so on. However, there is one very special friend I’ve yet to write for, even cook for—until now.

I’ve been obsessed with makeup since I was a preteen. As I’ve “matured,” I’ve discovered that the secret to any truly great look starts with really good skin.

White/Red Wine Sangria

If you have a bottle of white wine that has been rolling around in your fridge for months or a red wine that has been sitting too long on the wine rack, let’s turn them into fun springtime cocktails.

vegan mac-n-cheese

The vegan diet, also known as veganism, has been growing in popularity—and it’s no wonder considering an increasing number of people are cutting out animal products and byproducts for environmental and ethical reasons, among others.

Kowalski’s has received Best Rotisserie Chicken awards multiple times, including as recently as last October. It’s so convenient, it’s a wonder anyone ever roasts a chicken at home anymore; it can be messy and time-consuming.

healthy sparkling apple cider vinegar tonic

Like so many, I always tend to start the new year with a health kick—a new gym, yoga, immunity shots and essential oils. I’ve tried it all. This year, instead of suddenly signing up for a gym membership, I’m opting for a healthy mocktail.

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.

Marty and Chelsea Dyck of Stillwater had a blast marking off all 25 Ice Cream Bingo spots with their children, Gus and Mav. Ice Cream Bingo was originally published in the June/July 2021 Best of St. Croix Valley issue of St.

wine set out on table

Wine can be appreciated all year, but it’s especially apropos during the holiday season. Dinner parties, restaurant gatherings and holiday gift giving tend to make wine top of mind for many revelers.

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