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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.
A Chicago salad-maker extraordinaire shares tips for creating hearty winter recipes.
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.
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.
Join the residents of Grand Marais, the artsy hub of Minnesota's Lake Superior shore, as they greet autumn with song.
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.
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.
The Iowa State Fair runs the largest amateur food department of any fair in the country, drawing up to 9.800 entries across some 150 contests—and Midwest Living sponsors one of the biggest. Here's your backstage pass to cookie-con.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Midwest Living, take an aerial tour of our region’s diverse landscapes. That tired insult of flyover country? Take a look down at what you're missing.
Fruity and bracing or creamy and indulgent, our easy ice pops are a delicious antidote to summer's heat. Find recipes for flavors such as Watermelon Lemonade, Cookies & Cream and Choco-Banana.
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.
The pandemic has tested our appetite for spending hours by ourselves. But a long-ago beach memory drifts back as a reminder: There will always be a peace that comes in solitude.
When a bee finds flowers, it flies home and performs a coded dance to tell friends where to find the goods. Consider this our groove to you: sweet stuff, straight ahead.
Chef Adam Eaton of Saint Dinette in St. Paul says a bagel brunch should feel like Thanksgiving in its bounty and color. Lucky for you, it's a heckuva lot easier.