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10 festive things to do while you’re in the Twin Cities this week

<b>Saint Paul Winter Carnival</b><p>The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is Minnesota’s love song to the dead of winter, and we’ve been singing it for 132 years. …

Slow Cooker Ramen Bowls

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan. Add pork; cook 12 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place pork in a …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

These Crunchy Churro French Toast Sticks Will Make Your Mornings So Much Sweeter

Churros + French toast = everything.<p>Loaf of brioche bread<p>3 eggs<p>3 tablespoons milk<p>2 teaspoons brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>Corn lakes<p>Butter<p>1½ cups cinnamon + sugar mix<p>1.Remove crust from bread.<p>2.Cut bread into large square pieces.<p>3.Mix eggs, milks, brown sugar, cinnamon, and …

If You Make This Homemade Sourdough Bread, You'll Never Want Store-Bought Again

Homemade bread is everything.<p>Starter:<p>2 cups warm water<p>1¼ teaspoon (1 packet) dry yeast<p>3½ cups flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>Bread:<p>4 cups flour<p>2 teaspoon salt<p>1¼ cup water<p>1 cup starter, stir before using<p>1. In a glass bowl, add water and yeast. Mix the yeast into the water and let it sit for a couple minutes.<p>…

Baking

7 Copycat Chipotle Recipes With Normal Portions So You Aren't Too Stuffed

Oh, Chipotle. How we love your spicy hot sauce, fresh cilantro-lime rice, all that guac... mmm. But the portion sizes? Unless you’re actually a “save …

Cooking

10 Cities That Seem Boring, But Deserve A Second Look

By Becky Mahan<p>Let's face it. Both foreigners and Americans are guilty of a bit of flyover state stereotyping, passing over certain parts of the United States for exciting, classic bucket list destinations. But the fact is that the U.S. is a BIG place, with lots to do. The Midwest is not all …