Sue Z.’s Finds

Take time this summer for a culinary tour. Nancy and Liz McNulty’s Foodies on Foot explores Stillwater (, while Rebecca Pfeiffer’s Taste Twin Cities tours wind through skyways, river walks, and neighborhood shops (

Chef Keith Huffman’s line of spice blends, Tie-1-On Creations, will enhance your summer grilling (, 612-889-1696). The Asian, seafood, and Middle Eastern seasonings are my favorites.

Tami Cabrera is the cheesecake queen with 222 flavors of Muddy Paws cheesecakes (, 763-545-7161). The mini cakes are super for kids’ birthday parties.

Bake up delicious brownies, cupcakes, bundt or pound cakes with Sheila Burski’s creative bakery solutions from Rice Minnesota ( Find the bagged mixes at all Lunds and Byerly’s stores.

Sue Zelickson is the founder and director of Women Who Really Cook and Perspectives Family Center’s Kids Cafe. She is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.