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Mary Subialka

Mary Subialka is the editor of Real Food and Drinks magazines, covering the flavorful world of food, wine and spirits. She rarely meets a chicken she doesn’t like, and hopes that her school-age son, who used to eat beets and Indian food, will one day again think of real food as more than a means to a treat—and later share this with his younger brother.

Love Your Leftovers: Mashed Potatoes 5 Ways

Turn your delicious remains of the day into new dishes from appetizers to soup

Be Thankful for Cheesy Sides

Ramp up your feast with a clever cheeseboard, crispy cheesy appetizer, creative sides and ways to love your leftovers

Autumn Cocktail Recipes

Raise a glass to autumnal celebrations—or any cozy night—with a new cocktail twist

Thanksgiving Dinner Takeout and Dining Options

Twin Cities' restaurants and grocery stores are ready to help you celebrate Thanksgiving 2021 deliciously and with ease

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

The “guts” of your jack-o-lanterns are filled with nutritious seeds that make a great snack, soup or salad topper and more + 5 sweet and savory pumpkin recipes

Chicken Orzo Florentine Recipe

Elevate your comforting hotdish to a “haute dish” with the sophisticated touches in this vibrant Mediterranean pasta bake

Creamy Navy Bean Soup + Curried Bean and Spinach Wrap Recipes

Make the most of this easy and comforting homemade soup recipe that includes a bonus—it sets you up for a meal of flavorful wraps, too

Crunch into Popcorn Treats

October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month—the perfect time to cozy up with a bowl of this delicious whole-grain snack (as if we need an excuse)

Local Apples are Ripe for the Picking

Check out 2021 harvest dates by variety, a searchable orchard map, and apple recipes from savory—including Smoky Apple & Butternut Squash Soup—to sweet

Hot Cakes: Savory + Sweet Pancake Recipes

Savory pancakes for brunch or dinner? Sure, but make them real pancakes.