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  1. Attention Minneapolis friends! I’m excited to attend this wonderful event near you on Monday, October 29th and I hope you will all join me. Grace Bonney, the founder of Design*Sponge and New York Times bestselling author of In Good Company presents: Good Company || The Fearless Issue at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis! Here, Grace will lead a …

  2. About 4 years ago, I had a gut feeling (not coincidental!) that I should explore maybe eliminating a few foods from my diet and try eating more healthily overall. I ignored this feeling for a while because life and office snacks got in the way. I have a history with disordered eating and with some foods …

  3. On a real let down of a day, a few weeks back, I took to Instagram (as so many of us do) to forget real life for a moment. Between double tapping on shoes I cannot afford, places I cannot visit, and clothes I can no longer fit into, it became clear it was time for …

  4. I started this year with the goal of trying to read one book a week. Turns out—with pregnancy, a new job, house-hunting, two moves, buying a house, and now a newborn—that just wasn’t in the cards for me. When I realized this, I tempered my loftier ambition and decided to aim for at least two books …

  5. It seems that almost everyone I talk to these days is struggling with how to put good meals on the table that doesn’t eat away at your precious free time. I’m right there with you! With less time on my hands, I find myself searching for quick and easy recipes that I can pull together for …

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  7. If I had to sum up Jon Wipfli in just a few words, I would begin by saying: 1) Jon loves meat, and he’s freakishly good at cooking it. 2) He’s an inspired outdoorsman. 3) He has quite a few irons in the fire. And 4) he is most definitely a Minnesota staple. I would also …

  8. In my humble opinion, one of life’s greatest rewards is eating a sun-warmed cherry tomato straight off the vine. Between the immediate-snack-satisfaction, snappy exterior, and subtly rich flavors, it’s hard to go wrong with such a gratifying experience—especially when you’re the mastermind behind its growth and splendor. That said, you can garden all you want with …

  9. Welcome to my curated list of summer drinks. I like drinks that are easy and delicious and very near-a-body-of-water friendly. Very oops-look-at-me-I’m-accidentally-day-drunk vibes you know what I mean? I put out the bat signal for favorite summer cocktail recipes and ho-ly shit did ya’ll deliver. So yeah, these are a few I sourced from my peeps …

  10. BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALDI

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    “You are going to have your hands full.” I can’t tell you how many times I heard this when I was pregnant, most often when I was running errands with August. I knew that life would change when we had two children (and yes, we are a part of the “two under two” club), but I …

  11. It’s officially that time of year again… when motivation is at an all-time low and no matter how much sleep I get, I can’t seem to break the habit of hitting snooze fifteen plus times in the morning. I honestly feel like that Hibernol SNL skit where Chris Farley drinks the cold and flu medication and …

  12. I have a confession to make: I don’t really like Valentine’s Day. There, I said it. And come to think of it, I never have.   Sure, I adore the idea of showering loved ones with hugs and kisses — and let’s be real, I’ll take chocolate and champagne ANY day — but the idea of …

  13. 2018 looks to be a killer year for media. While the Marvel gods blaze on, literary fiction ramps up, neon dystopian thrillers are everywhere and diverse perspectives take the forefront. Here are some top shows, movies, and books to dive into now, or to add to your pre-order list stat. 3 Shows Not to Miss 1. …

  14. Cookbooks are our friends. They’re like little tomes of delicious knowledge about how the burnt stuff in the bottom of your pan is actually part of the recipe, and what the heck you should do with lemongrass. Basically, they pick up where our parents left off, at least when it comes to teaching us how to …

  15. Every year, I promise myself that I’ll kick things off on a healthy note. Yet, without fail, the cold gets the best of me and I fall back into eating my favorite comfort foods. So, today I’m telling you how to break the cycle. With these 12 hearty, yet healthy recipes, you can make your body think …

  16. Now that the holidays and hangovers have mostly passed, I keep hearing more about people deciding to take a shot (no pun intended) at Dry January. TIME estimates over 5 million people around the world will participate in Dry January, a month-long experiment in sobriety. Even if you are not one of those 5 million people, …

  17. There’s no singular “correct” way to consume media, although there is an endless supply of unsolicited opinions about it. I have faith that your current media diet has evolved to make you feel inspired, informed and, hopefully at the end of a long day, entertained. This article is not meant to tell you to consume less …

  18. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Nespresso

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Editor’s Note: If you’ve been following the W&D Insta feed you may have noticed an uptick in coffee posts over the last few months. I’m very excited to be partnering with Nespresso to share their product (which quite frankly, has been a godsend. Not sure how anyone survives with children caffeine-free) and experience some amazing opportunities …

  19. Happy holidays to you and yours. It’s been a little chaotic in our own household with the (very early) arrival of our second child, Bennett “Birdie” Peters. She is tiny but perfect and we are so happy to have her home. As we wind down for the year, I can’t help but feel incredibly grateful for all …

  20. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; the stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. … And meanwhile, don’t mind me, I’m just baking in my underwear. It’s been a tradition of mine for …

  21. BROUGHT TO YOU BY black box wines

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    If you’re not 21 years of age or older, please click the little X in the corner of this window. I’m sorry. Your day will come. Good god, I love girls’ nights. Are we still calling them Girls’ Nights? I’ve been calling them “Come over so we can eat sixty different kinds of cheeses while we …

  22. BROUGHT TO YOU BY The Citizenry

    PHOTOS COURTESY OF 2nd Truth

    I am what one would call a Psychotic Holiday Traditions Purist. I have watched It’s A Wonderful Life every Christmas since I came out of the womb (MARRY ME, 30s-ERA JAMES STEWART); I have selfishly left behind every man I’ve ever been dating to be home on Christmas Eve (like I don’t even discuss plans with …

  23. Studio 125 and Wit & Delight are excited to announce that we are hosting a very merry Holiday Market at Studio 125 on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 11 am – 4 pm featuring a variety of curated local vendors. Expect to see clothing, jewelry, home goods, vintage wares and other beautifully designed accessories this weekend. …

  24. I take deep pleasure in cooking. First and foremost because I have a love and appreciation for food that most definitely teeters on an unhealthy obsession. But I also love cooking because it distracts me from the enormous pile of filth that is our world and at times, my brain. I do it often enough that …

  25. There are two types of gift givers. Those who enjoy the process of perfectly measuring, cutting, folding, and taping together a gift that is as delightful and thoughtful as what’s inside. Or, you have people like me, who are thinking about the 15 other things they need to do as they haphazardly hack their way through crunching, …

  26. Never show up empty-handed. That’s the golden rule when it comes to expressing gratitude for hospitality. With Thanksgiving around the corner, most of us will be thinking about what else we could bring aside from a bottle of wine, dessert, or flowers. Given the holiday season now begins long before our day of thanks, we thought …

  27. Do you remember the first time you realized that as you got older, you unintentionally built this second family into your life? It’s not people bound to you by blood or related to you by marriage, it’s a group of people who have been there for you through your most terrible, the people you can sit …

  28. Are you tired of the same Thanksgiving food year after year? While I always look forward to sharing canned cranberries with my mom in honor of my Grandma Carolie, I absolutely love bringing new recipes to holiday gatherings for friends and family to try. So while everyone can still enjoy their Thanksgiving favorites, there are also …

  29. BROUGHT TO YOU BY JOANN

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Ready or not, it’s almost winter. And while I love feeling the crisp wind on my face and listening to the crunch of leaves underfoot and seeing the first snowfall, I also have a bit of anxiety this time of year. Fall lasts only so long and then comes the holiday season. It’s not the family …

  30. This year marks the twentieth (!) year of the Minnesota College of Art and Design’s annual Art Sale and this is the year I finally marked time off my calendar to take advantage of the full experience. The MCAD Art Sale is held November 16 – 18th, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it’s the perfect chance to …

  31. As much as I love Halloween, there are some years where I just can’t do the classic dress-up, dinner party, whole nine yards production. Especially now that I have August. Of course, we are planning to dress him up in something adorable, but part of me just wants to stay at home, warm my feet by …

  32. The W&D Slack feed has been our go-to place for article sharing the past couple months, so when Stefani asked if we should bring back our monthly reading edit, it was a no-brainer! This month we peppered the list with everything from classic comfort food recipes to uncomfortable topics like staying unmarried, even when you’re married. …

  33. PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Joe and I used to have fun. Yes, yes, we are still having fun, but it’s different. It requires much more orchestration and patience. We aren’t as spontaneous as we used to be— is probably a better way to frame it. Before baby (and before all this responsibility) we would go to happy hours or long brunches and …

  34. Yet another article in which I must confront a pain point in my personality. You know what? FINE. Whatever’s cheaper than therapy. (Literally everything. Literally, everything is cheaper than therapy.) When traveling, I’m a bit nuts about where I dine out. ‘Psychopath’ feels like a completely just and fit description. I don’t mean to be a …

  35. Let’s start with the basics. I’m a born-and-bred San Diegan with a love for snow, because in Southern California we go to the snow; it doesn’t come to us. With that in the forefront of my mind, I moved to Minneapolis/Saint Paul for college in the hopes that I’d get some chilly winters and finally have …

  36. Retiring your flip-flops and swimsuit isn’t any fun, but at least there are some consolation prizes that come with fall. Other than the cliché ones (fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything), there is also a boatload of new TV shows to dive headfirst into. To make your couch snuggling season as fun as possible, we rounded up …

  37. Look, usually I reserve the “Man, can you believe how fast the summer’s going?” small talk for waiting-for-the-elevator-with-one-other-person conversations but, “MAN, CAN YOU BELIEVE HOW FAST THE SUMMER’S GOING?” It’s important you notice how I’m not saying “how fast summer WENT.” Y’all are so thirsty to turn the page on summer as soon as Labor Day …

  38. We’re past the honeymoon stage of summer. As the mosquito bites and flaky sunburns settle in, going outside starts to feel like a drag. Embrace your inner blahs by throwing an end of summer heat movie marathon. Make some cocktails, invite your cat and refuse to get out of your PJs. Here are some marathon concepts …

  39. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Cooking is a form of therapy for me, and while I’ll go to great lengths to avoid cutting corners because most of the time the effort pays off in the form of taste, there are moments when the effort doesn’t reap rewards. As we head toward …

  40. Remember my last ice cream-focused article (are you appreciating my editorial range yet?) where I told you it was my job to pass along any and all life hacks to you? WELP. *DJ Khaled voice* ANOTHER ONE. I read this suggestion in a Lucky Peach magazine (RIP) awhile ago and I’ve been using it ever since. …

  41. If you don’t want to spend the summer in the kitchen but you still want to eat healthy, then I have the perfect recipes for you. With longer days to soak up, I know I don’t want to be stuck inside longer than I have to be. But I don’t want to compromise healthy eating either. …

  42. Brought to you by Artisan Books & Staub

    As Wit & Delight’s resident baker (as the team has recently coined me), I’m always baking late into the night, trying out new recipes in hopes of bringing in yummy dishes to share with the team. When Artisan Books and Staub recently reached out to see if we’d be interested in receiving Alison Cayne’s first comprehensive …

  43. I have had so many ice cream cookie sandwiches in my life that it’s pretty rare one actually makes me stop in my tracks and run across the yard at a company BBQ where I end up awkwardly waiting for the cookie sandwich-bringer to finish a conversation so I can ask him his secret, all the …

  44. As I write this to you dockside from Northern Minnesota (a highly recommended spot for consuming the below beverage), I have come across something we must discuss. Though it will be a brief discussion, it is dire. I am shook. Why are kids “tubing” on floating chariots in the year of 2017? They are gliding along …

  45. Happy (early) National Ice Cream Day! For those of us with a sweet tooth, July 16th is arguably one of the best days of the year, especially since most of the country is in the midst of a 90-degree heatwave. So you better believe most of us at the studio will be whipping up, buying, and consuming …

  46. PHOTOS BY: 2ND TRUTH

    They say to keep an open mind when running a business, because as much as you can plan for the future, sometimes the future has different plans. A year ago today, I signed a lease on a 1,500 square foot space (far too much room for our team of two) and crossed my fingers the work …

  47. It’s full-on summer, and like any red-blooded American, I want to grill. A cold beverage, a contained flame, an excuse to stand outside and blast  Japandroids because they just get me. The “every day, a fresh new hell” landscape of 2017 has caused me to examine my entire life. Mostly: am I healthy? Is my wife healthy? I …

  48. This season of The Bachelorette is shaping up to be one of the best yet. Not only does Rachel consistently keep it both real and 100, but we’ve got a Pretty Boy Pitbull, a hunky gap tooth from WI (sigh) and now, a blissful absence of “whaaaboooms.” Why not make the next episode a party? Here are …

  49. A visual, if you will: me dancing through all of the aisles at the farmer’s market a la Ellen dancing through the rows of The Ellen Show crowd. Only like, with less flexibility and worse shoes. You get the level I’m on for market season now? I wait alllllll those snowy months (like, 11 of our 12 in …

  50. Ask any Minnesotan. They know. Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar is a cult classic. Come every August, over the course of two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people flock to St. Paul daily for the Minnesota State Fair to send off summer. (Only Texas can boast a bigger state fair, though Minnesota’s runs for a shorter timespan …

  51. The kitchen. Simply defined as a place where food is cooked or prepared. But for many of us, it’s so much more than that. Food is tied intricately to memory, linking us to previous versions of ourselves, to people we’ve held close, to moments we’ve shared. It’s in this space that I learned who my mom …

  52. I have never admitted this to anyone. Here it goes. I’m ready to get this off my chest. I’ve lied to everyone I love and myself for years. I’m a serial killer. Just kidding. *Nervous laughter* I love winter. Hate being COLD, but love winter. An excuse to do jack shit! Actually, good movies come out! …

  53. I was born wanting to do things precisely. A perfectionist, detail orientated, rule follower. These characteristics, as you probably know, are a double-edged sword. I never faltered from A marks throughout all of my schooling, went on to play Division 1 golf in college, secured an elusive pharmaceutical sales position at the age of 22, and …

  54. Ladies celebrating ladies. That’s what it’s all about on February 13th – Galentine’s Day! Showing your lady friends some love. We’re all for celebrating the women in your life, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time, money and energy on putting together the perfect party. Keeping the focus on your friendships and spending …

  55. Man’s relationship with fire is about as old as language itself. Even with a multitude of wild, raw food available, primitive humans evolved to cook food– first for caloric reasons, then for taste preference, and eventually for efficiencies. Harvard biologist Richard Wrangham believes fire fueled the human brain to adapt and develop what are now considered …

  56.  I had the pleasure of meeting Blaire Molitor and Allie Pohlad over five years ago when the concept of a fresh juice bar in Minnesota was considered a wild idea. The pair were looking for a designer to help develop the brand and packaging, so we sat down for tea to discuss their business plan and …

  57. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GODIVA. IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH, Floral by MAVEN.   *** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *** It’s that time of the year that I look back, and more often than not think, how is it already the end of the year? 2017, which seemed so distant, is less than a month …

  58. This post was brought to you in partnership with TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS. IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH There aren’t enough hours in the day. It’s been four months since the transition to “Working Mom” and while I’ve decided “having it all” is a myth, I am starting to feel like things are becoming more manageable. I’ve challenged myself to …

  59. Brought to you in partnership with our friends KitchenAid®. Images by 2nd Truth   Weekends sure aren’t what they use to be. Sometimes I blink, it’s Sunday night, and we completed one of the fifteen items on our to do lists. What use to be dedicated to rest and relaxation has become a balancing act between the …

  60. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STARBUCKS® IMAGES BY MATT LIEN People often say, “I need to get out more.” Socializing and stepping out of your comfort zone is widely praised. But what about the time we spend being antisocial? The time we spend at home is often overlooked, mismanaged or squandered away with digital distractions. Can you remember …

  61. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Black Box Wine Images by Sarah Hrudka Welcome to the city of lakes. Up here we’re known for the amount of time we spend on/in/by the water. In fact, lake life doesn’t stop when the summer is over. We keep on boating until it’s safe to walk on the ice. …

  62. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Werther’s. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer and videographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my …

  63. There are few things more charming than a simple, beautiful cake. Maybe pie. But that’s a story for another blog post. One of my little domestic goals is to become a better baker this year and I’ve decided to start by upping my cake game. I usually stick with my go-to recipe: the Winning Hearts and Minds …

  64. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by KitchenAid®. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer and videographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always …

  65. Pregnancy opened up a whole new world of drinks that I never thought I’d get this excited about. I mean, if you’re going to have a fancy drink, it better have alcohol in it, right? Well, clearly I was wrong. Not only have I really enjoyed 9 months without alcohol in my system, I’ve come to …

  66. I’ve been screamin’ for ice cream all summer long. Not the fancy kind, just the simplest flavor out there: vanilla bean. Now, a true vanilla bean ice cream should never, ever be confused for an artificially flavored one. It’s kind of like ordering something that’s “cherry” flavored. It’s a whole different thing and maybe delicious, it …

  67. I never met a caprese salad I didn’t like. With tomato season in full swing and backyard full of basil, it’s a kitchen staple right now. Alas, what if you can have too much of a good thing (or maybe you simply run out of garden tomatoes)? That’s where this recipe comes in. Peaches. Who would have …

  68. It’s July and I just had a baby. It’s hot, I’m exhausted and honestly, all I want is some sushi, and a super duper strong tequila cocktail. Not sure if I’m ready for a sushi and tequila binge on very little sleep, but I’m going to do the next best thing: make a totally refreshing and delicious virgin …

  69. Ed. note: This post was sponsored by KitchenAid®. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Wit & Delight is used to purchase props, hire a photographer, write/edit the blog post and support the larger team behind Wit & Delight. While compensation was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. …

  70. How wonderful it was to have a weekend at home! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to wake up in my own bed and not rush out the door. One of the benefits of a slower weekend is time in the kitchen, but when R&R is needed most, getting in the kitchen isn’t exactly …

  71. We’re hosting Easter this year and like many of you– I can only assume– are just now getting plans in order! The only thing I’ve done so far is buy a wreath for the door. And that made me feel like a real adult who hosts holidays. Here’s what I’m thinking… For the table: Small votives …

  72. This post is sponsored by Curate — There are two types of cooks: those who follow the recipe, and those who don’t. Most people probably fall closer to one side or the other, and both have their benefits. Me, I often find myself straying from cookbooks and winging it in the kitchen. Mind you, it’s not on purpose, …

  73. You may have noticed your social media feeds are lousy with resolutions of eating healthy (guilty!), friends speak of nothing but cleanses and the gym is packed. All of this madness starts to fade away right about when Christmas decorations are taken down and packed away for next year. This year, instead of eating “healthy” I’m just trying to …

  74. This year marks the first time we are hosting Christmas Eve! The house is finally liveable enough to house everyone comfortably and I can’t wait to cook for my family. I thought I’d share our menu with you all, in case you need a little last minute inspiration. Main Course: Marinated Flank Steak recipe from Saveur.com. My family makes …

  75. Summer is special. We all know this, or have the memory of it. An intoxicating haze rolls in with the humidity and extended daylight, bringing a slowness that sets in sharp contrast to the way we live the rest of the year. To me, summer is made up of small moments of pause prompted by the little things: an …

  76. **This post is sponsored by Soma. We received compensation to share a review of the product. All opinions and thoughts about the brand are our own.** A couple weeks ago my friends at Soma sent me a sample of their newest design, the Soma Pitcher. Their carafe became a staple entertaining piece last year and I’ve used it daily for both meetings and dinner parties. …

  77. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” – Lewis Carroll Winter is terribly long here in Minneapolis, and somehow citrus helps …

  78. Dinner is not always my best subject. Sure, I like to cook, but I must admit most evenings my family’s final meal together is quickly thrown together. ‘Cereal’ has become a recent menu item. Also, ‘popcorn’. This turkey patty recently came into our lives for the better, and just in time. My brother-in-law made these for …

  79. The Christmas tree came down on New Years Eve. I usually wait until almost the end of January – it’s hard for me to let go of that pretty little tree, with it’s glittering lights and faint evergreen smell, but this year I was ready to forge ahead, pack it up. I always cling to December, …

  80. This time of year has many faces, and as we work extra hours and wrap piles of presents, one can’t help but have expectations tucked away for the days we celebrate in December. We may hope for sincere connections and specific gifts, the right words spoken to us and rosy memories tucked happily away for later …

  81. Beef corned at home. Hand-rolled pretzels dipped in a made-from-scratch stout mustard.  Slowly simmered stock and earthy root vegetables. Today we share my Sunday Suppers gathering at home in St. Paul, MN. The Sunday Suppers cookbook isn’t exactly about providing quick and easy tips for getting food on your table. As a whole, these recipes are a lesson in how (and …

  82. Here in Minneapolis we were lucky, wearing t-shirts and sandals well into October. But November has made her entrance, welcoming us with chilly winds and cold, drizzly rain. I’ve finally pulled all my sweaters out, and my hat and mittens, too. Curled up by the fire with a book is my favorite spot on days like …

  83. I was first introduced to this simple and satisfying combination of sausage, potato, and kale at the most perfectly relaxed dinner party. Ever since, it’s become one of those recipes we make on auto pilot, especially now that the seasons have turned. I like this soup heavy on the ingredients and light on broth, keeping the …

  84. Ode To Autumn It’s hard to remove all the leaves of all the trees of all the countries. Spring sewed them together on the fly and now one must allow them to fall as if they were yellow birds. It isn’t easy. There’s not enough time… One must know how to be quiet in all the …

  85. I woke up with a chill and an empty stomach. There’s a nip in the air up here in Minnesota, marking what is arguable the best time of year to visit our state. Warm blooded through and through, this is when many of us begin to thrive. Besides, I’d much rather curl up in a sweater …

  86. Like most rituals, the act of having tea has a longstanding history. From religious ceremonies in Easter Asia to American revolutionaries tossing it in to Boston Harbor, tea is more than beverage; it has become a small event. An act of intent. A sacred ritual. While coffee has been our beverage of choice for the last …

  87. School started this week, and I sent my little ones off on the bus for the first time. Independence is rather bittersweet as a parent; I’m so proud of their growth, but I still want to bottle the summer up and keep them home with me forever. I had great plans of baking and recipe testing …

  88. I’ve had peach galettes on my mind ever since I tried the Salty Tart’s version of them at the Midtown Farmer’s Market last July. They were perfect. Galettes are one of my most favorite things to make in these warm months; yes, you have to turn the oven on, but making your house crazy hot is …

  89. “One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling on their white chargers and plead with me to let …

  90. Scones are my most favorite thing to bake. They are my go-to when company drops by unexpected, or when I need something a bit special for a leisurely weekend morning. I learned how to make scones with Ina Garten’s recipe; it’s a delicious version that has served me well. But over the years I’ve been slowly …

  91. ‘Tis the season to enjoy rosé! And for that, we are all very thankful.  Let’s get one thing out of the way before we get to the good stuff: There’s no shame in drinking pink wine. End of story. Let’s just go ahead and declared rosé as the unofficial beverage of the summer. Rosé tends to be …

  92. It’s hard to find a drink that pairs better with summer than an ice-cold Gin and Tonic. Now that Memorial Day is upon us, we can safely say there are plenty of sunshine-filled days ahead to enjoy such libations. In fact, just last week we hosted our first party at The Collective Minneapolis, which featured a …

  93. One of my favorite moments each spring is discovering my rhubarb plants slowly making their way above ground. They are so faithful; no matter what the winter held for them, or how terribly I neglect them, they come back to me each and every spring. To reward them, I find plenty of ways to use their …

  94. I came down with a nasty cold/allergy combo last night– the kind that makes you feel like you’re flying at 10,000ft with no cabin pressure, ears ringing and temples throbbing. It doesn’t help to not be able to breath out of your nose. A doozy like this demands something pretty powerful, and my remedy often includes …

  95. As someone who loves to bake (and once baked for a living), there always seems to be an enormous amount of bittersweet chocolate and sugar spilling out of my kitchen cupboards. The cold winter months didn’t help things, and I found myself consuming more comfort food than was necessary. There was a long hard talk with …

  96. Simple things, with a twist– these are the best recipes and tricks to bring into the kitchen, if you ask me. With the right pairing and great produce, raw fruits and vegetables can steal the show at a dinner party. Today, I thought I’d share two simple ways to elevate simple snacks. Not only are these …

  97. Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love. Boy dines girl, and together they indulge in just about every type of delicious food and drink they could get their hands on. Yes, I’m talking about “love weight.” Since my college years, I’ve had a pretty strict relationship with food. At times, it was too strict …

  98. Bread made with your own hands. Such a simple yet indulgent pleasure many of us do not attempt on a regular basis at home. Thanks to the phenomenon that was the no-knead bread trend, homemade bread has become less of a special occasion recipe and more of an everyday one. I’ve shared my bread baking adventures …

  99. It’s 8pm on a Tuesday night and your fridge is empty. The temperature reads -8 degrees, and while Whole Foods is all of 8 blocks away, the thought of jumping in your car to peruse the salad bar feels similar to running 13.1 miles. Luckily, I almost always have the ingredients for my favorite simple meal …

  100. When Joe and I moved into our new place, there were things we loved, and things we’d have to change. The natural light was incredible, but the space was missing the warmth and charm of buildings we had previously lived in, both built in the 1920s. The bright walls and high ceilings make our new space …

  101. I swear, mustard is the one condiment I use most, simply because adds the perfect amount of zest to SO MANY dishes. I especially love the idea of using it in this simple pasta dish. Can’t wait to try it! Try adding a tsp or (10!) to these: – salad dressing – tuna salad – deviled …