Food & Drink

On sizzling summer days, when humidity has reached tropical levels, the last thing we want to do is heat up the kitchen by cooking. Those also tend to be the (rare) days when heavy carbs just aren’t appetizing.

The newest dessert haven in White Bear Lake greets its customers with a friendly message: “Welcome, cupcake lovers.” Inspired by the creativity of owner Melynda Harjes, the white and blue building on the corner of Banning and Third Street, is now home to

Puppa-na-wuppana is a beagle with a long name and a magical nose, and now the hero of two children’s books with stories of all of the trouble he manages to find.

When Shawn and Barbara Smith opened EAT!@Banning and 5th in 2012, they started with the goal of bringing good food to the community.

When June hits in Minnesota, so do all things summer: Schools are letting out, cabin weekends commence, and the air is warm. With the change in weather comes a change in what we crave, and what says summer better than berries?

It’s summertime, which means warm weather, outdoor activities and spending a lot of time with family and friends. And what better way to do all of those things than with a picnic?

Sarah Ahiers’ debut novel Assassin’s Heart is a bit different from your typical young-adult fiction read. In the story, a teenage assassin sets out on a path of vengeance for her murdered family.

This Mother’s Day, Cravings is serving a delicious meal for moms, featuring new special dishes.

Dogs do more than make us smile. They are supportive, loving pets; they provide a source of humor (and make efficient foot-warmers, too). They are our playful pals, our furry protectors and now, dogs help children gain confidence in reading.

There’s nothing quite like a perfect cup of coffee to start your day. Whether it’s a good old-fashioned cup of Joe, a fancy mocha with chocolate and whipped cream, coffee liqueur cocktail or coffee over ice, yes, these java drinks will have you caffeinated and ready to roll.

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