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You’ve seen pepper jelly before—spread on crackers with a schmear of cream cheese. But this old-fashioned condiment could be the secret ingredient your dinner (or breakfast) has been missing.
Maple-Glazed Roasted Carrots
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Our spring issue brings you carrot dishes, pound cake, simple salads, ideas for using pepper jelly, and blue-ribbon-worthy strawberry cream puffs.
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For instant curb appeal, it’s hard to beat window boxes. We’ve got plant picks and design twists, including a couple that are totally pane-less.
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Can a pencil be worth $200? A Wisconsin shop owner says yes, and he’ll let you test-drive a few to prove it.
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Follow pro tips from Chicago’s top barstool-quiz hosts to ace the trivia night scene in your own city.
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On a getaway to Detroit, we turned down our inner travel agent and tuned into the people right in front of us. The takeaway: Plan less, ask more questions and always talk to strangers.
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Artist and designer Jana Bek refreshed her Michigan home in turquoise, coral and seafoam green. But please, her boys politely requested, pull back on the pink.
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Their pastel blooms last only a few fleeting weeks each year. But when you bury your face in a sweet-smelling bunch … bliss. The smell of springtime could hardly be lovelier—or easier to grow.
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A veteran Minneapolis garden writer transforms the breezeway between her house and garage into a dream potting shed. Read her tips and ideas for organizing the perfect potting shed.
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A spring pedal on the Root River Trail reveals southern Minnesota’s finest—scenic landscapes, food and drink, even native trout—without the summer crowd.

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