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Mary Subialka

Mary Subialka
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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.

Party Perfect Bites

Put basic snacks in time out and put top-scoring fare on your game-day table

Chile-Lime Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Olives Recipe

Warm up with an easy one-pan meal that brings south-of-the-border flavors to the table

Holiday Power Cocktails

Pomegranate adds a healthy pop of flavor and antioxidants to festive cocktails

Juicy Jewels

Antioxidant-rich pomegranates provide unique juicy flavor for snacking or in these recipes from appetizers and salad to dessert—plus tips for opening
Toffee Squares with Pretzel Topping and Hazelnut and Honey Diamonds

Raise the (Dessert) Bar

Easy yet delicious and decorative bar cookies elevate options for serving and gifting
Strawberry Santas

Strawberry Santas Recipe

Enjoy a festive fruit treat and add a healthy bite to the dessert table

Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Celebrate this season with local Prairie Organic and Smirnoff creations

Ready-Made Thanksgiving Dinner

Give thanks for the convenience of prepared holiday dinner from Twin Cities grocery stores and restaurants, and check out volunteer opportunities
Dark Homemade Turkey Gravy

Building a Better Gravy

Transform turkey drippings into a deliciously decadent gravy with expert tips and a recipe from Twin Cities chef and culinary instructor Jason Ross
panorama of thanksgiving dinner with turkey, Joshua Resnick - Adobe Stock

Turkey Tips

Prepare and roast a whole bird with ease or choose smaller portions throughout the holiday season