Southern Cook in a Midwest Kitchen

Hollie Gaines

Hollie Gaines grew up in Mississippi and moved with her mother to Iowa at the age of 20. That’s when this Southern girl began to appreciate all things Midwestern like regularly listening to the Prairie Home Companion and dreaming of moving to the big city. Well, the Twin Cities that is. And, like many of our friends and neighbors, Gaines would end up in love with an Edina native, leading their blended family to call the Countryside neighborhood in Edina home for the past six years. But she hasn’t shook her southern roots. Read more about Southern Cook in a Midwest Kitchen


Whip Up This Fruity Dessert for Your Valentine

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Cups for Valentine's Day dessert

This fruity, whipped delight is the perfect finish to a romantic dinner.

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse Cups
For the graham cracker crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (from 1 sleeve of graham crackers)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. sugar

1) Preheat oven to 350 F.
2) In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar, and stir well to combine.
3) Press into the bottom of an 8x8” baking dish.
4) Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Let cool. Read more about Whip Up This Fruity Dessert for Your Valentine

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