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Best Recipes of 2019

We published dozens of recipes in 2019. Here are our food editor's top 20. Check out Cheesy Spinach and Beef Calzones, Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad, Pumpkin-Spice Icebox Cake and more.

9 Midwest Heritage Cookies and Treats

What would it look like to tell the Midwest's story through Christmas cookies? The author of a new cookbook celebrating the Midwest's baking heritage finds out—and shares 9 of her recipes.

Where to Find Michigan's Iconic Foods

Explore nine of the Mitten’s signature flavors, like Motor City deep-dish, fresh Great Lakes fish and apples with snap.

Our Best Recipes of 2018

Of course, we love all our children equally -- but these recipes were our staff favorites in 2018.

Our Favorite Recipes of 2016

What makes a good recipe? It may be easy or creative, but most of all, it's gotta be delicious. These 20, our food editor's favorites of 2016, pass that test with flying colors.

Our Favorite Recipes of 2015

Of all the recipes we published in 2015, these ones rise to the top—some for their ease, others for their creativity and all of them for their knockout flavor.

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Must-Try Midwest Foods

Here's a bucket list of definitive dishes that flavor life in the Midwest, from juneberry pie to toasted ravioli.

The Midwest's Best Cookie Recipes

Indulge in 40 mouthwatering cookie recipes from Midwest Living readers, Midwest restaurants and our own Test Kitchen.

Free printable summer cookout guide

Download our free printable collection of summer cookout recipes.