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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.

Halloween Cocktail Time

Enjoy grownup treats—cocktails from Casamigos Casa Candy and Dia De Los Muertos to a roundup of chilling and warming drinks

Thai Tilapia Cakes with Lime Dipping Sauce Recipe

Transform budget-friendly tilapia into bite-size crispy dippers for an alternative to the usual fish fillets

Embrace All Things Pumpkin

Add a healthy pop to pasta with this Penne in Pumpkin Vodka Sauce recipe, plus tips for cooking with pumpkins and a sweet and savory recipe roundup

Lunds & Byerlys New Highland Bridge Store Opens

Upgrades include larger two-floor space with outdoor patio and a taproom

Caramel Apple Pie Bars Recipe

Apple crisp meets caramel apple pie in these treats. Plus, chew on apple fun facts, find a local orchard, and link to more recipes

Ripe for the Picking: Minnesota Apple Harvest 2022

It’s time to enjoy local deliciously juicy apples: Check out estimated harvest dates for your favorite varieties and where to find orchards.

Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipes

Celebrate the tomato harvest with your own fresh, delicious sauce recipes from Twin Cities chef Jason Ross + links to more than a dozen tomato-centric dishes

Lighter Fare

Balance out the rich fare from the Fair and whip up lighter meals at home with a Spinach Tabouli recipe, Lemony Seafood Linguine, and a roundup of more than 12 recipes

Cool as a Cantaloupe: Recipes and More

Celebrate National Melon Day with melon-y tips and fun facts plus refreshing sweet and savory cantaloupe (this Caprese on a Stick) and watermelon recipes

Recipes: Savory Summer Stone Fruit Salsa and Cherry Relish

Turn summer’s bounty into sweet and spicy sauces with recipes for Summer Stone Fruit Salsa with Fresh Corn and Basil and an Ancho Cherry Relish