The Great Minnesota Cookie Book by Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson - Award winning recipes from the StarTribune's holdiay cookie contest

Who bakes cookies better than Minnesotans?

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has tapped into the public’s psyche for its Holiday Cookie Contest. Find the 80 best cookie recipes from the contest’s first 15 years in The Great Minnesota Cookie Book (2018), written and photographed with colleagues Rick Nelson and Tom Wallace. The book was a finalist for the cookbook awards of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) .

Available at bookstores or through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indie Bound.

Come One Come All - Easy Entertaining with Seasonal Menus - by Lee Svitak Dean - 125 Recipes from the Minneapolis Star Tribune Taste Section

Find a terrific menu to go with that party you are planning.

Come One, Come All: Seasonal Menus for Easy Entertaining (2008) offers 32 options for the gatherings we encounter, from fall harvest celebrations to summer picnics, winter celebrations and spring bridal showers. Many of the menus first appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.