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CONTENTS

OCTOBER ’20 Be encouraged by this month’s collection of local stories linked by shared goals of personal and professional growth and the possibilities realized through vision and action.

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4 4 TASTEMAKERS 4 8 LAST GLANCE

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Share the Mic

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A Well-being Destination

Edina’s new initiative focused on health and wellness.

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Feel Fabulous

Edina life coach seeks to inspire and empower women.

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Get Ahead of the Game

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Clean out and cozy up your home for fall.

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Welcome to Tonja’s (Grazing) Table

Local cookbook author launches another tasty venture.

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Pretty as a Picture

Edina photographer captures beauty in the natural world.

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wo years ago, I met local lifestyle expert and author Jasmine Brett Stringer. She had written a book called Seize Your Life, How to Carpe Diem Every Day, and I included a story in Edina Magazine about the book and how she was led to write it. Stringer is a joy to know. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude about facing challenges head-on and inspiring others to do the same is like a buoy in these rough waters of life. She is open and engaging with a smile and a gentle nudge toward self-improvement for everyone. Stringer is someone who, when she asks you to participate in one of her ideas, you say “yes,” because you already know it’s going to be a good idea. So, when Stringer first told me about her plan to launch Share the Mic Minnesota, I immediately Follow us ! agreed to participate because I truly appreciate Find more stories & photos online. who she is and want to support what she and Plus, tag us in your Edina pics! Share the Mic Minnesota are about … helping edinamag.com to elevate the voices of women, and in this very Edina Magazine @edinamag important moment in history, the voices of Black and Brown women in particular. Stringer encourages people to affect positive change in their own lives and in the world by starting where they are. Read more about what that looks like in our story on page 14. There are so many people in this community that I could write similar accolades about. People who regularly strive to help make their neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and the world better for everyone. I get the privilege of writing some of their stories for Edina Magazine. Others, whom I’ve yet to meet, please know how much your efforts are valued and appreciated. A worthy purpose is to try to make the life of someone else a little bit better whenever we have the opportunity. Stringer does that. Many of you do that. And it’s my hope that we at Edina Magazine do that—that your day is a little bit brighter each time you receive a new issue. Carpe diem!

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Bring Nature Indoors

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A GOOD GOLDEN RULE If you have a yellow leaf, there’s typically a watering issue. If you have brown leaves, that tends to tell you there’s a light or heat issue.

REPOTTING: Plants are like people. If you move into a house with too much room, you might become stressed rather than if you move into a place that’s just right. Most plants like to be comfortable in their pot. Let them get tight before moving. And don’t be alarmed if the top of the plant goes into shock after being repotted. It’s most likely redirecting resources to rebuilding a strong root system before turning its attention back to leaves. —adapted from St. Croix Valley Magazine

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LIGHTING: Keep plants in a bright area but out of direct sunlight. Most houseplants don’t need a hot sun. They don’t tolerate south facing windows as well as they do when they’re backed out of it.

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A Fresh Brew

Edina resident percolates a new business. This past spring, Edina native Annika Van

equipment was showing up on my doorstep,

Nest opened Prickly Pear Coffee Bar, her first

and I was starting a business,” Van Nest says. Her next step is studying ministry and

characterizes its beginning as something of

social entrepreneurship at Belmont University

a whirlwind, stemming from her dream of

in Nashville. Van Nest will take Prickly Pear

opening a permanent coffee shop location

Coffee Bar on the road. “We already have a few

that also serves as a yoga studio and ministry

events lined up [in Nashville], including farmers

center. “[Her dream shop] will have constant

markets and pop-ups with local boutiques,”

exercise classes, serve unique drinks and host

Van Nest says.

Bible studies, kids’ camps and fundraisers,” Van Nest says. “My boyfriend casually mentioned that a

Van Nest plans to bring Prickly Pear Coffee Bar back to Minnesota when she returns next summer and is set to feature new specialty

mobile coffee bar … could be a stepping stone

beverages, as well as fan-favorites, including

toward my dream. I took what he said farther

the honey lavender latte and raspberry ginger

than he expected … Before I knew it, all the

limeade. —Vivian Shinall

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business venture—a mobile coffee bar. She

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VIVID FICTION

A story of family and coping with loss. Julia Alvarez writes wonderful novels about sisters, beginning with How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), then In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and now her latest Afterlife. Antonia Vega is a retired English professor whose family emigrated from the Dominican Republic when she was a child. She lives on a farm outside of a college town in Vermont. Her beloved husband, Sam, suffered a massive heart attack on the day of her retirement. The novel opens in the spring after Sam’s death. Antonia is trying to decide if she will go to Illinois to celebrate her birthday with her sisters, Mona, Tilly and Izzy. Mona claims that Izzy has bipolar illness. Izzy has withdrawn all of her money from her bank account, sold her house and is couch surfing at friends’ homes in Boston. Still deep in grief, Antonia struggles with her complicated devotion to her sisters and what she should do. She has also been drawn into helping the farm workers from Mexico on the farm next to hers. Alvarez paints vividly Antonia’s grief and her loss of control over her world. Readers living through life in the time of COVID-19 will relate. Maureen Millea Smith is a librarian at the Edina Library and a Minnesota Book Award winning novelist. maureenmilleasmith.com

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of the prepared baking dish. 5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are golden. 6. Set aside to cool slightly.

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(about 11 sheets) • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 1/2 cup butter, melted • 16 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature • 1/2 cup granulated sugar • 2 large eggs • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree • 1 tsp. cinnamon • 1/2 tsp. ginger • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg • 1/4 tsp. cloves • 1/2 tsp. salt

1. In a medium/large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar. 2. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the edges as you go and beating to combine completely. 3. Add the vanilla and pumpkin puree, and beat well to combine. 4. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt, and stir well to combine. 5. Pour cheesecake mixture over the crust. 6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Note: you will now make the crumb topping and add it after the

For the Crumb Topping:

cheesecake has baked for 30 minutes,

• 1/2 cup butter, melted

and then continue baking.

and cooled for ~10 minutes • 1 cup brown sugar

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• 1 cup all-purpose flour

1. In a small bowl, combine the butter,

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difficult to know when, as the middle will still jiggle a little, but the top of it should be set and not gooey. 4. Cool for 1 hour at room temperature and then continue cooling in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. 5. Cut into bars and serve topped with warm caramel sauce. Enjoy!

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• 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

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Jasmine Stringer

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port me,” Stringer says. That night on television, Stringer heard about Share the Mic Now, an online action where stars share their social media platforms with Black activists for a day. She says, “I went to sleep and woke up with a divine assignment-to do Share the Mic MN.” Her premise is that our social media accounts are extremely curated with content from friends and family or aspirational and inspirational influencers who look like us. She notes that people talk about church on Sunday morning being one of the most segregated hours in the week, but “unless you have an abundance of diverse friends, you’re not seeing much from [diverse

sources] sharing their stories and experiences online,” and she wanted to give Black and Brown women an opportunity to expand their reach. At her core, Stringer believes in the power of social media, that it has a lasting effect. She also tells people to affect positive change by starting where they are, and, “we all have social media so you can start there.” So, she started reaching out to her network and asking influential Minnesotans if they would share their online platforms with a person of color for a day. The mission of Share the Mic MN is to amplify the work,

lives and stories of dynamic Brown/ Black women residing in Minnesota by expanding the reach of their voices. She notes the project had to include the entire state, not just the metro area. She says, “Because of my connection to rural communities, I wanted to make sure I’m including diverse voices from around the state.” Stringer assembled an advisory team and began pairing allies with partners. On June 24, Edina Magazine participated in the first Share the Mic MN event by turning over its Instagram platform to Twila Dang, a married mother of three and founder

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A Well-Being Destination Edina has a new initiative focused on health and wellness.

Lori Syverson

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are a myriad of businesses dedicated to health and wellness. Edina’s Chamber of Commerce has taken notice, realizing an opportunity with immense potential. Along with Allina, Fairview Clinics and countless medical offices, Edina is also replete with spas, fitness centers, chiropractors and health and wellness centers. The chamber recognized Edina could become a hub for well-being and vitality. This idea, well-being and vitality in Edina, became the official tagline of Edina’s new initiative: GreenUmbrella. The goal of GreenUmbrella is to transform Edina into a well-being destination. “What we can do isn’t just about medical but something that drives the whole economic wheel of the community,” says Edina Chamber of Commerce president Lori Syverson. “A well-being destination is about how we help not only residents in Edina, but our businesses, our employees and people who are visiting the community, lead a happier, healthier and more purposeful life.” GreenUmbrella will address more than just the physical well-being of residents. Through a six-pronged approach the initiative encompasses all aspects of health including social and emotional health, mental health, and occupational and financial health. One component of GreenUmbrella focuses on education. Through a collaboration with Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) which has an Edina campus, and Edina Public Schools, the initiative will introduce students to well-being careers and healthy lifestyles at a young age. A sold out crowd listens to keynote speakers explore how to find your purpose at the 2019 Living & Leading with Purpose event.

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TONJA’S (GRAZING) TABLE The latest venture of local cookbook author and food blogger Tonja Engen. “My whole philosophy is still bringing people together around the table,” says Tonja Engen, food writer and founder of Grazing Tables. “Grazing tables really became a natural extension of that philosophy, as a way to be at the table together and create this intimate, elevated way to entertain.” Engen is a food blogger and author of the cookbook Tonja’s Table: Menus and Recipes for Every Occasion, which details her methods and recipes that run the culinary gamut. Her cookbook also reflects her time abroad, with many recipes centered around the European tradition of sharing food. Now, she’s applying another aspect of European dining and introducing a new audience to the art of lingering. “One thing I loved when I was in Europe was that they would always do the salad and the charcuterie, fruit and cheese at the end of a meal,” says Engen. “It was a way to linger and graze around the table with people.” Far from the last course, Engen has turned snacking at the table into the main

event. As the name implies, Grazing Tables are veritable smorgasbords of tasty treats and savory meats that challenge the catering status quo. Engen, a former caterer, says it’s fun to see hosts able to relax and engage with their guests. “Instead of running around, trying to keep things warm and bringing them back to the table, all of that is eliminated. The entire party is set up and ready to go, so all the host needs to do is enjoy the people around their table,” says Engen. The point behind Grazing Tables is to make hosting an event as easy and seamless as possible. Not only does Engen handle all the prep work, she sets up the artful array of food and collects the tableware after the event. But hosts aren’t the only ones who catch a break. Engen’s also observed a happy phenomenon among the more reserved of us party goers. “One of the things I’ve noticed when I’ve done these Grazing Tables is that people who aren’t always comfortable at an event, it almost becomes this centerpiece talking point for them.”

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“It ’s kind of like people talking about an art piece at a gallery. People just start gathering and talking, and it ’s fun to see that.” TONJA ENGEN

Grazing Tables can be a great equalizer and serve as the perfect jumping off point for a conversation among friends and acquaintances alike, claims Engen. “It’s kind of like people talking about an art piece at a gallery,” she says. “People just start gathering and talking, and it’s fun to see that. It certainly helps that the tables themselves make such a statement. Displayed on tiered boards and arranged in inviting heaps are ingredients ranging from charcuterie meats and cheeses to seasonal fruits, homemade pickles and handcrafted sauces. Engen shops for these ingredients herself, and easily customizes tables to preferences and dietary restrictions. “I send clients a list of probably over 100 different ingredients by category, like, “Here’s a lot of cheeses I use; here’s a lot of meats I use; here’s a lot of fruits, if they’re in season. And then I ask if there’s anything they specifically want or don’t want on the table. It’s pretty easy to come to an agreement because there’s usually over 60 ingredients on a grazing table.”

Like a lot of her customers, Engen favors locally sourced products. “I love using farmers markets when I can,” she says. Due to Grazing Tables launching last fall, Engen didn’t get to enjoy the full benefits of Twin Cities area farmer markets as much. Over this summer, however, she was looking forward to building up those relationships. Hand in hand with supporting local farmers is supporting locally owned businesses. From a popular food spot in Northeast Minneapolis to her own neighborhood in Edina, Engen’s quest to procure the perfect ingredients for her Grazing Tables has led her to the best vendors the metro has to offer. “I have a list of purveyors I love to use. I love Kieran’s, I love the food building there. They have really excellent meats and cheeses. I love the France 44 cheese shop, that’s just right in our backyard here. I go to Lunds & Byerlys; I go to Trader Joe’s. I’ll even go to Costco, depending on what my clients’ interests and needs are.” Engen has set up Grazing Tables for everything from corporate events to

anniversaries and birthday parties, and the versatility doesn’t end there. Engen has been thinking up table theme ideas, whether regionally inspired like Mediterranean, or activity-oriented like a wine tasting, potentially even event oriented, like a Super Bowl party. “There’s a whole host of different types of tables I’m envisioning in the future,” Engen says. The idea behind Grazing Tables is to encourage people to entertain more once it’s safe to do so, and to have more fun doing it. “My goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to entertain stress-free,” she says. “I’m looking forward to getting more of these events going and showing people how much fun they are. Everyone who’s done one has said they’re never doing traditional catering again,” Engen says. Well, we’re certainly in the mood to graze these days. Yum.

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PRETTY AS EDINA PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES BEAUTY IN THE NATURAL WORLD. Written by Katelyn Storch Photos by Cynthia Dickinson

Fine art and botanical photographer Cynthia Dickinson grew up in northern rural Minnesota on the Mesabe Iron range. She has many fond memories of summers spent making maple syrup and staying with her grandparents on a mile of lakeshore in Lutsen, and her botanical photography has likely been heavily influenced by her upbringing. She laughs as she recalls how her grandmother would wait every year for the lady slippers to bloom. “It was like the Queen of England came to our cabin,” she says. Dickinson’s father was a forester and in a way his work led her to an artist in residency at the St. Croix Watershed Research Station for the summer of 2021. “In 1954 my

dad started reclaiming mine land in northern Minnesota, Tailings Ponds in particular,” she says. “I grew up with this dad who was an environmental guy, so I really wanted to do a project at the Watershed.” That fusion of art and science is evident in Dickinson’s work and in her plans for what she hopes to accomplish during her residency at the Watershed. “I decided I wanted to do this project where I work with six scientists and ask each of them what they think beauty is, and what they think beauty is on their job,” she says. “As a photographer and artist, I want to help them interpret what they think beauty is on their job.” She retells the story about how her grandfather’s life was saved by

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an Ojibwe guide when an ax cut his leg during a land survey. This led to her grandparents having a strong respect for the Native American community, their cabin filled with Navajo rugs. “To get me to go to sleep, my grandmother would tell me to find the break in the Navajo rugs, because that’s where the spirit of the rug moved in and out,” says Dickinson. “I grew up thinking that art had to have a spirit, and it had to have a break in the symmetry for the spirit to move in and out of the piece.” She began to take pictures around 8 years old and always has had a camera with her since then. But when she stepped foot in an art museum for the first time at 14, she recalls the first piece she saw was

a still life of fruit. “I kept staring at this painting because I couldn’t figure out where the pattern was and where the break in the pattern was, because the spirit had to have some place to get in and out,” says Dickinson. “I really believe that my job as a photographer is to find the spirit of something.” “A lot of the work that I’m doing comes after the fact,” says Dickinson when referring to the photographic editing process. “I like to see what’s not there, and I want to see what I can make out of that.” She explains that for her, the camera is just a tool that produces a visual “recording” and her main task is to manipulate that “recording” to create art. Her technique includes digital hand painting and layering in Adobe

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She recommends shooting the fall colors in your own backyard to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to appreciate the beauty in your own neighborhood. Her advice is to stay local and go out during the week when there aren’t a lot of people around. Dickinson is looking forward to an upcoming February solo show at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, where she will host two photography classes and give a gallery talk. She is also now represented by Burnet Fine Art and Advisory in Wayzata. She mentions that she would love to eventually shoot botanicals at the headwaters of the Mississippi River all the way down to its mouth. Her goal would be to document how those landscapes are changing, like capturing endangered and invasive species, and focus on how photography assists in that ecological work. For readers who are interested in purchasing her work, Dickinson’s limited edition 11x17 prints are between $130-150. “I always make sure I have something that people can afford. It’s still limited, it’s still signed, and it’ll still go up in value,” says Dickinson.

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24 Sixth Annual Bloom Event: A Virtual Event

Bloom caters specifically toward Twin Cities moms who are either new or expecting mothers with support and education. Presented by Twin Cities Mom Collective, Breck School, Park Nicollet, HealthPartners

and City Mom Collective, this year’s event will be fully online to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing. Moms of all ages. $24–100, see website for details. 10–11:30 a.m. amanda@twincitiesmom.com; twincitiesmom.com

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1 Wine and Crime Podcast

Seeking to pass the time with a glass of wine and some chilling crime? Join hosts Kenyon, Amanda and Lucy for a Thursday night packed with sinister stories and paired with sauvignon blanc at the Fitzgerald Theater for the Wine and Crime Podcast. All ages. Prices vary. 7– 10 p.m. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul; fitzgeraldtheater.com

7 Sip & Savor: Best of Twin Cities

Support the St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation while enjoying local food, drink and live music. Hosted at the gorgeous Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul, attendees will be able to bid on over 100+ items in a live and a silent auction. Whether you’re taking home a silent auction prize or a stomach full of local provisions, Sip & Savor is destined to be an enjoyable time. All ages. Tickets: $35. 5:30–8:30 p.m. Landmark Center, 75 W. Fifth St., St. Paul; wintercarnival.com

23 The Nightmare Before Christmas with the Minnesota Orchestra

What better a way to gear up for the season of scare than by listening to your

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Yoga + Cerveza = Calma October 7, 14, 21, 28 6:15 P.M.-7:15 P.M.

It’s more than just a cookie...

Join fellow beer and yoga enthusiasts for fun, social way to unwind. Led by meditation guide and wellness coach Annie Hayes, this class is for any level of experience. This will be held outdoors with COVID-19 safety practices. La Doña Cervecería, 241 Fremont Ave. N., Mpls. dameladona.com

favorite Halloween soundtrack at the Minnesota Orchestra? This Halloween classic’s soundtrack will haunt you with bone-chilling live music and frighteningly beautiful melodies. Come one, come all to Orchestra Hall! All ages. Prices vary. Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.; minnesotaorchestra.org

31 Minneapolis Halloween Half, 10K & 5K

Spook up the city and feel the Halloween spirit on a course with views of the Mississippi River, Mill City and the Stone Arch Bridge. All ages. Ticket prices vary. 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Stone Arch Bridge and St. Anthony Falls, 500 Main St. SE, Mpls.; minneapolishalloweenhalf.com

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TA S T E M A K E R S Zombtini

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House-to-House Hospitality

HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN TREATS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. BY EDITORIAL STAFF

If you’re feeling Halloween hospitality vibes, our goody-loving editorial team pulled together some sweet treats and beverages for you to offer your neighbors. Set up an outdoor food and beverage table, fire up a portable fire pit (safely, of course), and take a seat on your driveway or yard for a front row view of Halloween 2020.

Monster Cupcakes (Contributed by Beth Hill of Woodbury and

PHOTOS BY TATE CARLSON

spice into a medium bowl, and set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Blend in pumpkin puree, buttermilk and vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and blend until combined. Spoon the batter into liners. Bake for approximately 18-20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool and assemble.

adapted from Ghoulish Goodies: Creature

Caramel Apple Bites

Feature Cupcakes, Monster Eyeballs, Bat Wings,

(Kowalski’s Markets)

Funny Bones, Witches’ Knuckles, and Much

• Knudsen’s Hand-wrapped caramels,

More! by Sharon Bowers)

sliced into fourths • 2 apples, cored and cubed

Cupcakes:

Skewer several apple cubes with a piece

• 1 1/2 cups flour

of caramel on four-inch bamboo skewers

• 1 tsp. baking powder

or party picks. Serve immediately.

• ¼ tsp. salt • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Boo Cups

• ½ cup butter

(Contributed by Beth Hill of Woodbury)

• 3/4 cup sugar

• 3 ¼ cups cold milk

• ½ cup canned pumpkin puree

• 2 packages (4 serving size each) JELL-O

• ½ cup buttermilk

chocolate flavor instant pudding

• 1 tsp. vanilla extract

• 8 oz. Cool Whip whipped topping,

Ingredients for assembly:

• 20 Oreo cookies, crushed and divided

• 1 container cream cheese frosting, colored

• 30 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

thawed and divided

with green paste food coloring • 18 large marshmallows

Pour milk into a large bowl, and add dry pud-

• 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

ding mixes. Beat with a whisk for two minutes

• 18 pretzel sticks

or until well blended. Gently stir in half each

• Chocolate sprinkles or other candy for faces

of the whipped topping and cookie crumbs. Spoon 1 Tbsp. of remaining cookie crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin

into each of 15 (6 oz.) paper or plastic cups.

pan cups with paper liners.

Cover evenly with layers of pudding mixture

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie

and remaining cookie crumbs. Drop remaining

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Caramel Apple Bites

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Make your best move

happierclosingsbysaramoran.com Monster Cupcakes

Sara.Moran@LakesMN.com whipped topping by spoonsful onto des-

Mix center ingredients, and kneed well.

serts to resemble ghosts. Add chocolate

Roll into balls or small logs, and place in

chips for eyes.

the freezer. Melt the caramel ingredients

Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Spooky Spiked Halloween Punch

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together, and dip the frozen balls/logs into the caramel. Roll them in salted, blanched peanuts. Place on waxed paper to set.

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Salted Nut Roll Shot

• 1 cup orange soda

(Pinterest)

• 1/3 cup pinot grigio

For guests who’d rather have a sip, try

• 1 scoop vanilla bean ice cream

this nod to a classic Minnesota candy bar.

Combine the wine and ice cream

• 3/4 part RumChata liqueur

in a glass. Add orange soda,

• 1/4 part butterscotch schnapps

and stir together.

• Salt

Salted Nut Rolls

Dip the top of a shot glass with salt or

(Contributed by RenĂŠe Stewart-Hester)

sprinkle some in the glass, and add in the

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liqueur and schnapps. Center • 2 lbs. powdered sugar

Zombtini

• 2/3 cup corn syrup

(Contributed by Cindy

• 2/3 cup butter, melted

Erickson of Woodbury)

• 2 tsp. salt

• 1 oz. white rum

• 2 tsp. vanilla

• 2 oz. melon liqueur

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• 1 oz. 100 percent pineapple juice

Upcoming local events

Caramel

• ½ oz. Sprite

Web exclusive articles

• 12 oz. peanut butter chips

• Grenadine

• 2/3 cup corn syrup

• Ice

• 1 tsp. vanilla

• Plastic eyeball for garnish

• Ÿ cup butter Combine ice, rum, melon liqueur and juice in Coating

a martini shaker, and shake well. Pour into

• Peanuts, blanched and salted

a martini glass (2/3 full), and add Sprite. Drizzle grenadine over the top with a spoon.

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LAST GLANCE

Icons of Edina

A glimpse of local history captured through a camera lens.

PHOTO BY BURTON HANSON

WE REGULARLY FEATURE photo sub-

missions from our Images of Edina photo contest in the pages of Edina Magazine and online. This month, we asked Burton Hanson to tell us about his photograph titled Venerable Edina in Venerable April. Where was the photo taken?

I took the picture from the sidewalk across W. 50th using the only camera

I had available at the time, my iPhone camera. [It] is of two Edina landmarks in an historic Edina neighborhood, one being the beautifully shaped old oak tree in the foreground and the other being the historic farm house in the background. Although the photograph was taken in April, we think the leafless tree also captures an interesting perspective for October.

What does Burton think?

What I think the picture captures is the cool pale pure venerable light of a still, amid all the traffic of W. 50th, April day when light casts no shadow but beautifies everything--showing here both the shape of the venerable old oak tree, a shape one doesn’t see in the same way when the leaves are out, and the venerable historic house-one of the icons of Edina, lovingly and tastefully preserved and maintained, a house that is as fresh as it is old.”

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