Food & Drink

Jessica Van Hemert

Stress baking—for some, it results in dozens of chocolate chip cookies or a new interest in sourdough bread. For Jessica Van Hemert, it resulted in a business: Haute Chocolate, a wholesale baking company that supplies local eateries with fresh baked goods.

cocktail shaker

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

Crumbl Cookies

Finding the perfect combination of flour, sugar and chocolate chips, Crumbl Cookie co-founder Sawyer Hemsley was determined to create the world’s greatest cookie.

turkey noodle soup

Somewhere, someone in your family or friend circle is already planning this year’s Thanksgiving meal.

Wine can be appreciated all year-long, 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.

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

With the holidays just around the corner, take time to entertain guests with a festive whiskey sour. To entertain for a larger batch, multiply the amounts below by up to four. Enjoy! 

Napa Valley Brussels Sprouts

I don’t mind turkey, ham, etc., but these traditional holiday offerings are just never as exciting to me as practically anything else on the table.

Bertello Pizza Oven

When Woodbury native Eric Bert was 9 years old, he began building what his friends called the “Treehouse Mansion.” 

Overnight Savory Oats

The old adage, and once popular book title, Chicken Soup for the Soul, is no joke. Turns out chicken broth truly is a restorative food. Dieticians claim that broth can help keep you hydrated, clear congestion and ease cold symptoms.

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