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Molly’s Toffee from Heartlandia

While making Molly’s Toffee, Assistant Travel Editor Megan McCrea learned the importance of reading directions. All of them. Before starting to cook.

Brined and smoked Thanksgiving turkey from Heartlandia

  When Food Editor Margo True fell for the tantalizing turkey photo in Heartlandia, she was in for a world of trouble.

Mama’s Chili from Heartlandia

Editor-at-Large Bruce Anderson, a longtime chili fan, took the Sappingtons’ version for a spin—with tasty results.

Mashed potatoes and sausage gravy from Heartlandia

When Associate Art Director Soni Obinger took on Mashed Potatoes and Sausage Gravy, she discovered a whole new way to tackle taters.