December 2020

“May and October, the best-smelling months? I’ll make a case for December: evergreen, frost, wood smoke, cinnamon.”
Lisa Kleypas, author

Read the digital edition below!

Smoked Gouda Fondue

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

A couple celebrates New Year's Eve at home

Celebrate, and make New Year’s memories from home.

Swedish Meatballs

Sometimes it's fun to invite new recipes to the holiday festivities.

Timber Bay's Minnetonka Christmas tree lot

Timber Bay supports youth through funding from its annual Christmas tree lots.

Kelli Fontana Vogelgesang's home decorated for the holidays

Who doesn't need some assistance and inspiration when it comes to wrapping a home in the holiday spirit?

"Tourney Time" author Loren Nelson.

"Tourney Time" explores the Minnesota boys’ state hockey tournament.

A gift wrapped in environmentally friendly wrapping paper.

It’s easier than you think to come up with green alternatives to traditional giftwrap and boxes.

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand’s entire Winter Street series, beginning with 2014’s "Winter Street", is a sure bet to be a holiday crowd-pleaser.

A brussels sprout plant covered in frost.

As the long darkness of winter sets in, many of us dream of summer.


When you plant positive emotional seeds, you grow and reap the rewards.

Two glasses of Old Forester single barrel bourbon

This bourbon from Old Forester comes in at 90 proof with rich notes of caramel, vanilla and baking spices.

A cabin in the snowy woods.

Set aside some time before or after the holidays to restore yourself.

Friends gathered for a holiday dinner party.

Impress your hosts by following these five easy guidelines.