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Get your Turtle cupcakes this Saturday!

Cupcake Comeback for Canines

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Posted: August 24, 2015

What’s more fun than a weekend cupcake event? “Wag-wag…Why nothing!” says Turtle the dog. A puppy mill survivor, the cute as button pint-sized pouch, has a cupcake named in his honor. Sweet Retreat sponsored a cupcake fundraiser for Turtle when he was sick and need financial help. His tail to recovery is a long one, and many dog-loving thoughtful folks helped along the way. Now Turtle is turning two. He’s better. One look at his deep dark puppy eyes and […]

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Taste of Edina Serving Up More Food & Fun Than Ever

Taste of Edina Serving Up More Food & Fun Than Ever

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Posted: May 12, 2014

Like clockwork every year, the Taste of Edina gets bigger and better. More vendors, more food and more people come each time. The people part is what really makes this event fun for me. While the Taste of Edina grows every year, it is still small enough to permit direct interaction with chefs, restaurant owners and their staff. I learn so much chatting with the food pros about their art. Food, Glorious Food Samples The chance to sample food from […]

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True Love Tiramisu for Two

True Love Tiramisu for Two

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Posted: February 3, 2014

  Valentine’s Day gives the perfect excuse to dive into dessert decadence. Like a cake-cream-coffee-chocolate combination? Go ahead, fall in love with tiramisu. Tiramisu for Two Lunds and Byerly’s has a terrific tiramisu treat. Rich coffee-infused sugary Italian cake and cream flavor comes with all the trimmings, ready to go. Tiramisu for two has a catchy name that suggests this is a dessert to share with your sweetheart. In reality, Tiramisu for Two easily becomes a big splurge for one. […]

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Cocoa & Fig Open in Edina

Cocoa & Fig Open in Edina

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Posted: October 21, 2013

Edina has more cake than ever. Cocoa & Fig opened a store in the Yorkdale Shoppes by Southdale in mid-October. The new location is a sister to the original retail outlet at Gaviidae Common in downtown Minneapolis. The Edina shop and catering center features a top-quality, made from scratch, dessert selection that goes beyond cake. It’s like being a kid in the sweet factory showroom. Decadent desserts, rainbows of pastels and glittery touches adorn every turn similar to a fashion-forward […]

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Rhubarb and Hazelnut Cake

Rhubarb and Hazelnut Cake

Serves: 12

Time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

  Tiny rhubarb shoots that look like foreign weeds are a welcome spring occurrence. As one of the first plants to emerge from the dull thawing earth, rhubarb embraces the change of season with vigor. Shed the palm-like poisonous, non-edible leaves and the remaining rhubarb stalks offer a range of eating possibilities. Capped with wicked wrinkled celery like foliage, the tiny baby trunks are tender and sweet enough to eat raw right out of the ground. The tangy snap and […]

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Homade honey cake served on Grandma's antique plate. She got the plate in the 1930s with a movie theater ticket for 99 cents.

Honey Cake Simple Baking Comforts

Serves: Makes 10 generous servings.

Time: Half hour to prepare and approximately 40 minutes to bake.

Difficulty: Easy.

  Honey Cake Happiness Realtors will sometimes claim that the smell of bread baking will help to sell a house. Maybe. If the fresh yeasty aroma of homemade bread can move houses, a homespun honey cake can surely smooth over the tedious bumps of everyday life. A slab of fresh-baked homemade honey cake melts the cold right off a surprisingly snowy Minnesota April day. While the spring of 2013 pouts like the little train that couldn’t make it up the […]

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