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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.
Available in thousands (really) of variations, dahlias bloom well into fall-and with just a little post-frost work, can survive for an encore come spring.
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Patty Pinner's childhood in Michigan was all the sweeter thanks to the soul her family baked into desserts. Try 9 of her recipes, including oatmeal cookies, sweet potato cheesecake, apple butter pie and bourbon balls.
Sure, the pineapple upside-down cake is a classic. But why should one fruit have all the fun? Try our upside-down cake recipes featuring pears, peaches, rhubarb, carrots, apples—and pineapple, of course.
These 10 recipes will inspire you to pull a cast-iron pan-yours, your mother's or your grandmother's-off the shelf.
Embrace winter's arrival with seasonal produce, hearty homemade tamales, creative cakes and more recipes from our issue.
One has conquered the world of plant-based baking. Another runs a microbakery from her home. Two own businesses with their spouses. And the fifth is a James Beard finalist chef. The common thread? Absolutely delicious cakes.
For many Midwesterners, holiday feasting kicks off with a relish tray. We dare not mess with an icon—at least, not too much.
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"The older I've gotten, the more my heart and my identity reside in Mexico," Jorge says.
Tamales are a project, but many hands—even tiny ones—make lighter work.
For many Midwesterners, holiday feasting kicks off with a relish tray. We dare not mess with an icon—at least, not too much.
"The older I've gotten, the more my heart and my identity reside in Mexico," Jorge says.
Tamales are a project, but many hands—even tiny ones—make lighter work.
A three-generation camping trip takes our executive editor to the far reaches (oh, Canada!) of Minnesota's rugged North Shore.
What would it look like to tell the Midwest's story through Christmas cookies? The author of a cookbook celebrating the Midwest's baking heritage finds out—and shares 9 of her recipes.
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Join the residents of Grand Marais, the artsy hub of Minnesota's Lake Superior shore, as they greet autumn with song.
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.
Designers are sold on the craftsmanship—and the unmistakable tinted grain.
A Chicago salad-maker extraordinaire shares tips for creating hearty winter recipes.
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.