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Best Midwest ice cream shops keep you cool

Enjoy the Midwest’s tastiest ice cream Barb at Pumphouse Creamery One of the best parts of summer is seeking out the Midwest’s best ice cream stand, shop, parlor or drive-in. Grab a crispy, crunchy cone, pile it high with dense, sweet ice cream or tangy, refreshing sorbet. It’s one of the most luscious (and cool)… Read more »

Add wild rice to your Thanksgiving menu

Just harvested grains of wild rice. I’m deviating from travel posts to share a few recipes after seeing the huge interest in earlier wild rice posts. One dish become almost as important as turkey and mashed at our family Thanksgivings since friends shared the original recipe in the 1970s. It has since spanned the globe from Hawaii to… Read more »

Best places to eat wild rice

Since it’s wild rice season in Minnesota, here are a few of our favorite places to enjoy this nutty grain also known as Mahnomin: Clearwater Travel Plaza’s fritter French Toast and wild rice sausage. Savory wild rice sausageClearwater Travel Plaza, Clearwater, Minn.This bustling, impressive pit stop on I-94 south of St. Cloud built a huge… Read more »