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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Winery

With 160 acres of rolling hills and grape vines, Carlos Creek Winery is the type of place where you can you forget you’re in Minnesota. But make no mistake, this is Minnesota wine.

08/06/2014

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Best Sandwiches In Minnesota

National Sandwich Month returns this August to remind us that we are fortunate in Minnesota, the breadbasket of the nation, to have such a rich variety of foods from which to choose. Here are the five best Minnesota-unique sandwiches.

08/06/2014

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3 Ways To Recreate Your Favorite Fair Foods At Home

If what you’re eating is on a stick, fried, overwhelmingly luscious and totally verboten, you’re either in heaven or at the local state fair. Here’s how to recreate some of your favorites at home, roll up your sleeves and start with these devilishly decadent crowd pleasers.

08/04/2014

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Woman Runs Buffalo Winery All On Her Own

Minnesota is home to dozens of wineries but one in Buffalo may stand out from the rest. It’s a one-woman winery owned and operated by a mother who decided to take a risk and truly have it all.

08/02/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Solstice

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he’s tackling the signature cocktail of one of the Twin Cities’ most respected establishments … one with a number of very strong flavors.

08/01/2014

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Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants In Minnesota

If your diet is meat and dairy free, try some of the best vegan eateries in Minnesota.

07/30/2014

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Best Cookbooks For Cooking in College

Worried that sending your kid off to college means their diets will consist of boxed meals or ramen? Is your son or daughter moving into their first off-campus apartment and far away from dining halls? Our sister company, Simon & Schuster serves up some college-appropriate cookbooks designed to make cooking easy and even fun for your kids after they’ve fled the nest.

07/29/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Corn Recipes

It’s here! The most glorious season of the year, sweet corn season. Dara has her favorite recipes to get you through a couple bushel bags. So get on out there and find your favorite roadside corn-stand, sweet corn is upon us!

07/28/2014

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Mike’s Mix: The Ward 6

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he’s tackling the signature cocktail of one of the Twin Cities’ most respected establishments … one with a number of very strong flavors.

07/25/2014

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Best Gelato In Minnesota

Cool off while tantalizing your taste buds with the best gelato in Minnesota.

07/23/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Summer Salmon Recipes

It’s the height of our Alaskan wild salmon season! So Dara thought it would be fun to put together a top five salmon recipes to get you cooking something wild, healthy and delicious!

07/22/2014

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Sunshine Smoothie Recipe For Summer

Tina Haubert, author of The Part Time Vegetarian Smoothies and Juices, shares her recipe for a summer smoothie that is both healthy and delicious.

07/22/2014

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Butter Takes A New Role In Breakfast… In Coffee

Many of us have coffee with butter in the morning, the butter being on our toast. But would you ever put the butter in your coffee? It’s a new trend, blending butter and coffee together into a magic mixture.

07/21/2014

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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

07/21/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Food Truck

Over the last few years, we’ve gotten used to seeing food trucks pop up all over the Twin Cities. There are usually dozens in downtown Minneapolis over the lunch hour, and we wanted to find the best.

07/16/2014

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The Best New Food At The MN State Fair

With With so many new foods being offered this year at the Minnesota State Fair, how does one choose? Allow us to help narrow down the list. Here are a few of our best bets.

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New MN State Fair Foods For 2014

They’re heeeeere! The new fair foods have been announced for 2014 Minnesota State Fair. The fair is highlighting 28 new items, so get your checklists ready and see what’s new on the menu this year!

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Heyday Opens In Uptown

The highly anticipated restaurant by Jim Christiansen, Lorin Zinter and Mike Prickett has finally opened at 27th and Lyndale.

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Cook St. Paul To Open In Former Serlin’s Cafe Space

Their motto — good food, good service, no frills. Cook St. Paul opens April 17 in the former Serlin’s Cafe space and they’re hoping to show the neighborhood they’ve got the same values as the old digs.

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Best Seasonal Spring Recipes

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BoneYard Kitchen & Bar Opens In Uptown

The people who brought you Crave, figlio, Union and more is now bringing a contemporary twist on Southern cuisine to Uptown. Its newest concept, BoneYard Kitchen and Bar, opened to the public on March 7.

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The Freehouse Opens In North Loop

The latest offering from the Blue Plate Restaurant Company is also the most adventurous. In a space that more than doubles their largest restaurant to date, The Freehouse combines all the “it” qualities of a 2014 eatery — local ingredients, an expansive brewery and elevated bar food.

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