Kitchen

Elizabeth Lepage with her two children

Elizabeth Lepage (née O’Connor) grew up in Minnetonka, where she credits her mother, Kathleen O’Connor, with having a natural ability to create and maintain beautiful gardens. “She taught me a lot about how to care for different plants an

An example of elevated plating from MasterChef Junior's Ariana Feygin.

Ariana Feygin shares tips for plating like a Masterchef.

A grandmother helps her granddaughter roll some dough.

MasterChef Junior's Ariana Feygin shares some kitchen wisdom from one of her mentors, her grandmother.

Ted Hallson creates in-home dining experiences for every kind of local client. He shares a few of the party lessons—and a favorite recipe—he’s learned since.

A child uses a cookie cutter to make fun sandwiches.

Ariana Feygin shares her tips for getting little ones involved in the kitchen.

For most of us, holiday food is imbued with emotion and memory—recipes handed down from generation to generation, images of cousins crowded around the kids’ table, and everything made with love.

It was a marriage made in kitchen heaven: homeowners with a strong sense of personal style and a design expert equipped to deliver this inspired vision of function and form. The result?

Every great party begins and ends with the guests, and the moments in between should be filled with spirited laughter and sparkling conversation. Home wine tasting parties can inspire an event to remember with effortless planning that will leave guests wanting another glass of hospitality.

’Tis the season for entertaining, and what to serve is surely at the forefront of every host’s mind. But this year’s holiday gatherings needn’t be daunting. Take the pressure off by whipping up an appetizer that’s both classy and crowd-pleasing—the dip.

Excelsior chef Joan Angelis is whipping up food of all kinds for Minnesotans. Angelis is a personal chef, meaning she travels to people’s homes to make meals. Depending on the size of the family, she makes enough food to last up to a month. Many larger families she visits weekly.

McCormick’s is an Irish pub, and a delightful one at that. The food exceeds expectations, pushing this pub into the realm of gastropub, a place to enjoy a pint that also has finely crafted, thoughtful and creative food.

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