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A blanket of dill Havarti keeps Old-Fashioned Chicken and Noodles Lasagna warm and cozy. Recipe: [ Link ]
Stylish kitchen upgrades: [ Link ]
A moody afternoon at the Point Betsie Lighthouse, where Snap Happy Gal Photography is wrapping up her weekend takeover of our Instagram: [ Link ]
Kokedama? Sure, you can make these pretty spherical containers. Here’s how: [ Link ]
Maple-Chile Butternut Soup: A great dairy-free soup that’s even better with a drizzle of Asian-spiced maple syrup. Recipe from the Birchwood Cafe cookbook: [ Link ]
Another great shot from Michigan photographer Heather Higham of Snap Happy Gal Photography! Follow along as she takes over our Instagram page this weekend: [ Link ]
#midwestmoment: Follow along on our Instagram this weekend as Michigan photographer Heather Higham shares some of her favorite winter weekend scenes: [ Link ] Snap Happy Gal Photography
Pin of the day! We ❤ this cozy kitchen banquette.

Repin it: [ Link ]
More ideas for banquettes: [ Link ]
Melted Nutella. Need we say more?

Caramel-Hazelnut Café Mocha: [ Link ]
Dramatic terrariums are surprisingly easy to create. Here’s how: [ Link ]
The one word I'd use to describe Midwest winters is: __________.
House tour! A Chicago family finds a vacation getaway right at home:

House Tour: The Art of Escape
Butter-Roasted Brussels Sprouts: So good you might never roast veggies in olive oil again! Recipe: [ Link ]
Plan ahead for your spring and summer garden:

Gardening Trends Ready to Sprout in 2017
#midwestmoment: Where will your path lead this week?

Photo: Near Matamoras, Ohio, by (at)b_green_wood_ via Instagram.
Brrr! It's cold in Visit KC — what are the temps like where you are? Photo: Kim Horgan via Instagram.
Texture. Jewel tones. Nooks. Check out some of the top 2017 design trends and see what might be fun for your home:

Home Design Trends Worth Trying in 2017
Brrr! Feels like the perfect weekend for Amy Thielen's Classic Chicken and Wild Rice Hotdish or one of 5 other recipes she shared with us: [ Link ]
Flip through our Jan/Feb issue, on newsstands now! Shoutout to Detroit's Corbé Company for the mug ☕