Food & Drink

Risotto plated and garnished

Warm, creamy, endlessly versatile and impressive enough for guests—it’s a comfort dish that ticks all the boxes.

A beautifully arranged cheese board

Kelsey Heimerl was once a leasing agent in Woodbury and frequently hosted wine tasting events for residents living in the community where she worked.

Food prep in the kitchen.

My New Year’s resolution last year was, “Never touch something twice when touching it once will do.” As much as 2020 gave me loads of time to get things done, I gained great satisfaction in learning culinary shortcuts and kitchen time savers.

By now, even the most fervent cooks have grown a bit weary as the holidays and heavy-food season begin to fade into the distance.

Smoked Gouda Fondue

A couple of local food experts share their favorite fondue recipes and tips.

Mulled wine

Big batch cocktails are the season’s best guests.

Salted bourbon pecan pie

Our Kowalski's culinary expert shares her oft-requested recipe for a holiday dessert.

Irish coffee

Eat, drink and be merry with these indulgent cocktail recipes.

Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

We've got your Thanksgiving cooking dictionary, along with holiday recipes from Heartbeet Kitchen!

A charcuterie made by Amanda Paa of The Heartbeet Kitchen

Amanda Paa's blog began as a passion project, but Heartbeet Kitchen has morphed into a full-time job.