Ready to bake a winner? Here are the top treats from our Holiday Cookie Contest

Ready to bake a winner? Here are the top treats from our Holiday Cookie Contest

Since 2003, the Taste Holiday Cookie Contest has been shining a spotlight on wonderful recipes. This year's top winner is a doozy, and it involves that beloved made-in-Minnesota candy bar, the Nut Goodie.

Minneapolis authors update popular 'Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day'

December 2
Minneapolis authors update popular 'Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day'
The "bread-in-five-minutes-a-day" juggernaut launched nine years ago by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François continues.

Pizzeria Lola restaurateur opens buzzy Young Joni in northeast Mpls.

December 1
Pizzeria Lola restaurateur opens buzzy Young Joni in northeast Mpls.
Young Joni, a wood-fired pizza palace in northeast Minneapolis, is Ann Kim's third eatery, following the popular Pizzeria Lola and Hello Pizza in Edina.
Eat & Drink
December 5

New 'Gilmore Girls': celebrity chef cameos, plus Duluth Aerial Bridge shoutout

What could be more timely than food celebs in the new Netflix episodes of the popular series?
Variety
December 5

The fine art of decorating a holiday cookie

Learn how to decorate a holiday cookie with Kim Ode from Star Tribune Taste.
Taste
December 3

Sunday Supper: Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chops With Rice

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Chops With Rice Serves 4. Note: These chops are prepared with a sweet and savory marinade in a slow cooker. Fish sauce,…
Eat & Drink
December 2

These 3 Twin Cities area restaurants make holiday season sparkle

Make merry this month at these three holiday-centric restaurants.
Eat & Drink
December 2

Burger Friday: Insiders know how to find Volstead House's mammoth burger

Insiders know how to find Eagan's great-looking Volstead House. It's hidden behind a neighborhood burger joint. They also know to order the burger.
Taste
December 2

Cherry Pinwheels

Festive and tasty, these beauties stand out on a tray, and they're surprisingly easy to prepare.
Taste
December 2

Brandy Cherry Cookies

This cookie's secret? Brandy-soaked cherries, with a hint of Chinese five-spice powder.
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December 2

Almond Ricotta Bars

Kringle lovers — and cream cheese fans — will love these rich, elegant treats.
Taste
December 2

Pistachio Pinecones

A simple cut-and-bake formula, dressed up for the holidays with pistachios and white chocolate.
Taste
December 2

Nut Goodie Thumbprints

Our 2016 winner is a delicious tribute to the legendary made-in-Minnesota candy bar.
Taste
December 1

Favorite holiday cookies of our past contests

Fourteen years later, these are the Taste Holiday Cookie Contest recipes that we find ourselves returning to, over and over.
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Years of the best recipes from the Star Tribune Taste staff.
Variety
November 30

Memoir and the food scene highlight U of M conversation on Dec. 1

Chewing the fat about food It promises to be a lively, thoughtful conversation Dec. 1 when novelist and Hastings native J. Ryan Stradal and local…
Taste
November 30

Hungry for cookies? Sample the holiday winners Thursday and Saturday

Thursday at #StribHQ Taste all five of our winning cookies — while supplies last — starting at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) in the atrium of…
Eat & Drink
November 30
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Don't like hops? These beer styles will keep you content

There are plenty of choices for those who lean away from hop-heavy beer.
Eat & Drink
November 30

Dumpling opens in Minneapolis with banh mi, ramen and more

Four years ago, Bunbob Chhun and James Munson brought their dream of a small sandwich operation to the Twin Cities.
Taste
November 30

Uncle Simon's sauces offer bold flavors from Latin America

Uncle Simon's sauces brighten northern mealtime.
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November 30

Look to lo mein for post- and pre-holiday meals

Prep for bigger gatherings by planning lighter meals on the dinner schedule.
Taste
November 30

Reviving the American chestnut

These seasonal favorites have a long, rich history of practicality and flavor.
Entertainment
November 30

Holiday Cookie Finder: Every winning recipe through the years

Bake a sweet treat with these winning recipes from our annual Holiday Cookie Contest.
Taste
November 30

Shop, measure, scrape: Follow these steps for cookie-baking success

For foolproof cookies, follow these eight easy tips.

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