Cozy hot chocolate is a ski lover’s sippable staple. Between wintry runs along Minnesota’s Lutsen Mountains, a comforting cup — one you can hug close to defrost those numb thumbs and fingers — does wonders from nose to toes. Now, what if you condensed that sweet deliciousness into a tiny cookie, marshmallows included? We’ve got you covered, friends! Continue reading “A Sweet Surprise for Ski Season”
Roadtrip to Finland…Minnesota
Taking the back roads through Northern Minnesota presents explorers with a beautiful escape. This is especially true if you’re lucky enough to claim the back seat, keeping both eyes peeled to scout wildflowers, sky-scapes and other captivating photographic moments…
Warm Up, Minnesota, to this Chicken Chili
Serve your hungry crew a bowl of beautiful, broth-y, home-cooked Minnesota Chicken Chili and you’ll warm their hearts first while their fingers and toes follow. This recipe tastes so darn good on a crisp fall or cool wintery day, especially after coming in from the breezy Lutsen Mountain slopes, hiking the Cascade River State Park trails, snowshoeing the SHT or riding snowmobile trails. It also doubles as a winning game-day pick fit for hungry fans. And, with Super Bowl LII headed for our home state, the timing is right!
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A Toast to Lutsen’s Winery
Motoring up Lutsen Mountain’s Ski Hill Road, you’ve likely noticed welcoming and playful signs for the area’s latest landmark: North Shore Winery and Sawtooth Mountain Cider House. Curiosity won me over and on our last 142C visit, I popped in during Bluegrass Sunday.
Red, White & Berry Bars
Hello, ‘mallow fellow!
Sip-Sip-Hooray! Summer is here
Why waste time, right June? I mean, day two and you’re really putting on a show, Ms. Minnesota. Warm temps, bright sun, breezy vibe….after weeding the garden for an hour I came in to look at the temp gauge…88°. Time for a sipper! Continue reading “Sip-Sip-Hooray! Summer is here”
With springtime shindigs slotting into the calendar, and summer’s just a wish away, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a go-to party recipe that you could make in minutes, tastes delicious and…is chock full of good-for-you ingredients. Just spotted this summery dip on Pinch of Yum’s Insta-crave today, and knew what I’d be bringing to this evening’s happy hour 🙂