If the name Lisa Patrin sounds familiar, it probably is associated with visions of beautiful burgers, cocktails and perfect pastries. She’s the woman behind the blog and Instagram account, Empty Nesters Kitchen, and though you might notice her globe-trotting adventures online, she calls Chanhassen home.
Tammy Brooks loves cooking and collecting recipes, and she’s found a way to use those passions to give back to the community. For the past couple years, Brooks, who has lived in Eden Prairie for 33 years, has collected recipes from her friends, neighbors and family members, compiling them into three cookbooks. She’s used the proceeds from the sale of the What’s Cooking in Eden Prairie? cookbooks to help local organizations, including The Prop Shop, Eden Prairie Firefighters, Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools and others.