'Tis the season for holiday gift guides—from bloggers, from magazines, from online publications. I like buying locally made products, and I've found some neat stuff over the years that I wanted to share. This made in Minnesota gift guide reflects my personal tastes: my love for earrings, my sweet tooth, my penchant for craft cocktails.
Pine forests, lake views, and a historic lodge straight out of central casting: Grand View Lodge is the quintessential Minnesota resort. It's located in Nisswa, a small town in the Brainerd Lakes area in central Minnesota.
Since I was a kid, I've been delighted by mushrooms. I love spotting them growing out of trees and popping up on lawns, and I also love eating them in risotto, soup, and on the grill. However, I was...
As a Twin Cities-based blogger and food writer, there's one question that I hate more than any other: "What's your favorite restaurant?" Immediately, my mind goes blank and I forget everywhere I've ever eaten. Typically I stammer out the first place that pops into my head, and my questioner inevitably looks disappointed.
Mike and I recently visited Colorado for his cousin's wedding. Since we haven't had the chance to do much traveling recently (thanks, delta variant), we decided to splurge on a stay at the Edwards House, a boutique inn located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
There are people who are next-level hosts, who delight in having loads of people over for themed parties with impressive spreads of food and build-your-own cocktail bars. Then there are people like me—introverts with small houses and zero aptitude for creating classy place settings. This is where the low-key cheese party comes in.