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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 son, who used to eat beets and Indian food as a preschooler, will one day again think of real food as more than something you need to eat before dessert and be inspired by his younger brother, who is now into trying new foods.

Celebrate National Popcorn Day!

Low-calorie, whole-grain popcorn is a perfect healthy snack choice, not to mention delicious—whip up a batch in honor of its special day

Mix up Mocktails!

Whether you’re doing Dry January or just looking for tasty nonalcoholic drinks, mixing up your own mocktails can be a delicious departure from traditional cocktails anytime of day

Resolve to Eat Better?

Check out these recipes for baked cod, zucchini “pasta,” and more than a dozen other ideas for homemade fare on the lighter side

Wine and Cheese Pairing Tips

Up your cheese board game with these expert suggestions for pairings with some of California’s most popular wines

Liquid Dessert Recipes

Get into the holiday spirits—sweet cocktails to deliciously top off any celebration this season

Baking Goodies and Gifts

Make the season bright with new recipes to add to your repertoire, including sturdy packable treats for gift giving, dairy- and gluten-free cookies, and quick bread recipes

Baking Dos, Don’ts, and Recipes

‘Tis the season to create tasty treats for get-togethers and gifts. Make sure your skills are up to speed—review these tips and try some different recipes

Friendsgiving Recipes and More

Check out these easy recipe twists from an appetizer to main dish and dessert, whether you’re celebrating with friends anytime or contributing to Thanksgiving dinner

Twin Cities Chefs Thanksgiving Hotline

Call in Nov. 16 to get all your turkey day questions answered by top local chefs

Soup Season Recipes

Cozy up with a comforting bowl of flavorful homemade soup this weekend