By now you've got the brats, you've got the best cheap beer in America, and back up propane on deck for today's patriotic festivities; if not, get a move on. While you're breaking a sweat prepping for the party, let's talk boozy popsicles, or "poptails": the best way to imbibe on a hot day such as ... More >>
The Hollanders also launching a label
Hangin' with Cheech, Chong and Martha?Have you ever seen the pot-friendly duo mentioned in the same headline as Martha Stewart? Well, it's no typo as this week in Hot Dish had highs (get it?) and lows including those vastly different characters. In addition, several other good headlines hit the b ... More >>
Martha Stewart came to town, but she didn't see much.Martha Stewart didn't see much on her trip to Minneapolis last week despite tweeting for suggestions. Stewart came to town at the behest of General Mills for a tour of its Betty Crocker kitchen and a speech to marketing folks about "the fa ... More >>
MN State Fair announces this year's new foods!Each year's list of new Minnesota State Fair foods should inspire two responses: excitement about sampling some cool new items and jealousy that you weren't the one who came up with the genius idea in the first place. In the past, we've looked to ... More >>
Ben Fink via Saveur.comSouthern truffles make perfect indulgences.While rowdy revelers from around the country gathered in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, we sat here anticipating more snow and wishing the temperature would at least hit the 40s. Although Lent started this week, we think even the man abo ... More >>
No passport necessary for these global goodies.I'm Me: Xiao WenNothing fills your cubemates with covetous lust quite like the smell of your bag of freshly popped popcorn wafting through the office. It's the perfect midday snack or after-dinner treat. Whether you crave insanely fattening movie p ... More >>
Dan and Angie Bastian get poppin'!The Angie behind Mankato-based Angie's Kettle Corn will be cooking on Martha Stewart's television show this Thursday with her husband/business partner Dan Bastian, talking about their gluten-free snack. While they demonstrate how to make a stovetop version of ... More >>
Martha StewartCan iPhone apps of virtual desserts make you thinner?It's mid-January, and our New Year's resolutions to lose weight and eat right are already distance memories. Don't beat yourself up too much, there's some unconventional help on the way. According to a Utrecht University study, wo ... More >>
Sweets BakeshopEdible art or fashion victim turned cupcake?There's not much chance that we can ever master the St. Paul bakery's Lady Gaga cupcakes, but Sweets Bakeshop owners Ly Lo and Krista Steinbach are willing to give all of us novice bakers and Martha Stewart wannabes a peek into their c ... More >>
www.marthastewart.comWicked Witch cupcakes Halloween is the time for sweet treats. Today we share a couple of our favorite Halloween cupcake recipes that are simple, yummy, and super cute--no tricks involved.
Public Domain Photos via flickrDon't throw them away!We know you usually just throw them on the compost heap, but wait... we've got some ideas about how to use all those pumpkin seeds that your October decorating scheme has left you with. And not to worry, we know that a "wild honey-hazelnut-pump ... More >>
A beer bottle bonanza.With this week's feature by Jeremy Zoss on our region's craft-brewing renaissance, we started thinking about all the ways beer makes our lives better. While just drinking it ice cold is the ideal use, we had a few other ideas we wanted to share. Here are our Top 5 uses f ... More >>
Girl Scouts for grown-ups: The Farmgirl SisterhoodThe Farmgirl Sisterhood--think of it as Girl Scouts for grown-ups--is coming to the Creative Connections Conference, a.k.a. "mompreneur" meet-up, in Minneapolis this weekend. The group's founder is Mary Jane Butters, the organic food/lifestyle ... More >>
Enjoy your garden this weekend.Top of the day, y'all. This is one of those weekends where it is just embarrassing how many fun things we have the chance to do. Don't you feel bad for people who don't live here? The Hot Dish writers hope that you have the lowdown on what's going around town ... More >>
No trip to the North Shore is complete without a stop for smoked fish at Northern Waters in Duluth, Russ Kendall's in Knife River, or Lou's Fish Smoke House in Two Harbors, which was recently named the best smoked fish house in America by Martha Stewart Living. For 35 years, the shop has been wood ... More >>
luxirare.comFor anyone who has ever had that irresistible urge--as a kid, or grownup-- to taste glue, eat raw pasta, sink your teeth into some delicious smelling Playdoh, or take a big ole bite out of a crayon or two, we have a couple of recipes for you.
From Acai to DIY, is there anything they missed?
Snoop celebrates "Christmas Cookie Day" on Martha Stewart's show with green brownies.
Celebrate National Liqueur Day with St. Germain, creme de violette, and cointreau for starters.
We've never had the urge to drive out to Darwin to visit a 17,400-pound twine ball in its own personal gazebo.
Deli succeeds gracefully as an everyday kind of place
What do Martha, Rachael and Zimmern have to say about sea bass?
Legendary steakhouse now serving breakfast, lunch
This posh eatery might be the most interesting place to open this year
In defense of Sandra Lee
Whisper-singing singer backed by xylophone and singing about powdered ice tea elicits spontaneous applause
Columnist grows to appreciate another kind of weed
'World of Warcraft' turns passive play into hard labor
Rockabilly kingpin Dave Wolfe shuffles off to Texas
The new 'Stepford Wives' has a gay ol' time in the gated community
'Something's Gotta Give' puts everything on sale--at full price
How one artist has gone from crafting 48-foot paintings to walking on plants--all in search of the spontaneous image
Take time to stop and eat the chocolate
Maria Åhrén Brude's original dolls are startling in their period costuming; Davora Lindner's are engrossing for the anatomy underneath
Croquet fields and castles, Dune buggies and shark tanks: MTV's Cribs visits the estates of the new rich and famous
The season's first snowfall brings out the high culture in all of us
Dog day afternoons: Teeny handbags, lutefisk jokes, and the virtues of loose tea
The upscaling of everything