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Hannah Agran Author Headshot

Hannah Agran

Hannah Agran is executive editor at Midwest Living, where she oversees travel, food, home, garden and culture content. Born in Wisconsin, raised in Ohio, and now living in Iowa, she's a proud lifelong Midwesterner (aside from that stint in Massachusetts for a B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University). On her off time, she loves to travel, here and abroad. (A perfect trip involves hiking, art museums and pastries, in equal measure.) At home, she's either puttering in the kitchen or garden--or on the couch with her cat, Clementine, bingeing a good show when she should be reading her book club book.
Join the residents of Grand Marais, the artsy hub of Minnesota's Lake Superior shore, as they greet autumn with song.
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Our all-time favorite drives deliver memorable scenery, towns, restaurants and lodgings. You'll see familiar routes, plus a few surprises.
Fireflies flash, kids toss dough and community thrives. 
Embrace autumn's arrival with hearty vegetarian mains, mouthwatering pizzas, comforting desserts and more recipes from our latest issue.
Across the Midwest, artisans and shops make it easy to furnish your home in Scandi style—whether you crave mod patterns, heritage pieces or whimsical gnomes.
Every four years, presidential candidates and media descend on Iowa's capital. But any local will tell you: This town is transforming way too fast for only a quadrennial visit.
Grilled veggies and mains with a worldly twist, fruit-forward dishes, party-pleasing drinks and desserts: Our summer recipes capture dynamic flavors you'll savor all season long. 
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Gather friends for the juiciest, rubiest party of the season.
Fill a cooler (or heck, go for that cute basket with a gingham lining), toss a game in the car, and spend the afternoon at a lakeside park. Each of our menus features simple recipes that transport well, plus easy add-ons you can buy.
Grilled veggies and mains with a worldly twist, fruit-forward dishes, party-pleasing drinks and desserts: Our summer recipes capture dynamic flavors you'll savor all season long. 
Gather friends for the juiciest, rubiest party of the season.
Fill a cooler (or heck, go for that cute basket with a gingham lining), toss a game in the car, and spend the afternoon at a lakeside park. Each of our menus features simple recipes that transport well, plus easy add-ons you can buy.
Designers are sold on the craftsmanship—and the unmistakable tinted grain.
A Chicago salad-maker extraordinaire shares tips for creating hearty winter recipes.
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Superfood salads, nourishing grains, the gooiest fudge sauce you'll ever make from scratch, and so much more. These from-the-issue recipes are here to help you eat and live well during these chilly winter months.
Through the craft and science of fresh bread, a home baker in Kansas discovers a new career. Meet her—and her no-knead dough that can do it all.
Everyone's adding home offices. This family took one away, removing a wall to create a kitchen with spaces for both the adults and the baker in the household.
Who doesn't love an end-of-year countdown? Of all the recipes we published in 2021, these 20 were our food editor's favorites.
Describing wallpaper as jaw-dropping sounds excessive—until you browse a Porter Teleo lookbook. The friends who founded the Missouri company and still design every pattern open the doors to their creative process. 
Entertain and eat well this holiday season with these recipes from our latest issue. 
Sarah Kieffer's festive recipes and gorgeous packaging ideas are the ultimate treat.
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Bring life to your patio with container gardens of terra-cotta pots and violet hues.
Detroit's Sister Pie bakery shares recipes for tantalizing pies, unforgettable all-butter crust and other from-scratch treats. Try a reimagined classic such as Toasted Marshmallow Sweet Potato Pie or make good use of dough scraps with Pie Cookies.
With its edible skin and sweet golden flesh, aptly named delicata squash is the delicious bridge between summer zucchini and winter butternut.
Decision made. You’re hitting the road. Hooray! But the last thing your sheltered-in-place soul craves right now is screen time in the car. Our suggestion: stow the phones, bust out a game, pack a picnic, and savor every mile.
Chef Jeff Mauro shares his recipe for a hometown favorite: Chicago-style Italian beef sandwiches.
A three-generation camping trip takes our executive editor to the far reaches (oh, Canada!) of Minnesota’s rugged North Shore.