Main Dishes

Easy Shredded Chicken  

Our TCL Home Cook Linda McConnell stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us an easy shredded chicken recipe you can make any day of the week. 

Black Bean Tacos with Fried Avocado  

We’re putting a twist on your taco night by swapping out some key ingredients. Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell, shared the recipe for Black Bean Tacos with Fried Avocado.

Jerk Pork Chicken Sandwiches  

Tomme Beevas is the owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen located in the heart of eat street in Minneapolis....he stopped by to make jerk pork sandwiches and tasty drinks to go with it.

Monday Night Meal: Braised Vegetables with Chickpeas  

Every week, cooks and chefs stop by with quick and simple dinner ideas to help you plan for the week ahead. Cookbook author Beth Dooley shared a recipe for Braised Vegetables with Chickpeas.

Mother’s Day Recipes for Moms  

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Aliceis here sharing simple recipes and ideas for your family this Mother’s Day.

Monday Night Meal: Chilaquiles  

You can start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your whole family. Culinary & Branding Director of Kowalski's Markets, Rachael Perron stopped by to share to how to make Chilaquiles.

Chicken Fajita Packets  

It's not a fiesta without fajitas.  Cook and Author, Amy Hanten shared her favorite Cinco de Mayo recipe that is delicious all summer long.

Cooked Trout from Alma's Alex Roberts   Back To Top

Since 1999, Alma in Minneapolis has served three-course meals receiving high praise. The restaurant's chef and owner, Alex Roberts, is a four-time James Beard award nominee. He stopped by the studio to share a recipe for trout served with smoked roe.

Orecchiette Pasta with Kale Pesto from Tilia's Steven Brown   Back To Top

Steven Brown, the Co-Owner of Tilia in Minneapolis, is now a four-time James Beard Award nominee. He stopped by the Twin Cities Live studio for the first time to share a recipe for Orecchiette Pasta with Kale Pesto.

Date Night Cooking   Back To Top

This Pasta is great for date night. It’s elegant and easy and when made with high quality ingredients so delicious.  It’s also a perfect balance of taste and texture with savory cured prosciutto and fresh sweet peas in a sauce of white wine, cream, and truffle oil.  This dish feels fancy but comes together quickly. Food blogger and cookbook author, Tonja Engen stopped by to share date night dinner tips.

Moules a la Basquaise from Chef Gavin Kaysen   Back To Top

He's the mastermind behind the restaurants Bellecour and Spoon and Stable. He's a finalist for a 2018 James Beard Foundation award and stops by the Twin Cities Live studio to share a recipe for mussels. 

Grilled Oysters from Grand Cafe's Jamie Malone   Back To Top

In late 2016, Jamie Malone joined the team at the Grand Cafe in Minneapolis. A short time later, she was presented the opportunity to purchase the restaurant and she snatched the opportunity. After a complete makeover, the Grand Cafe is receiving high praise and was a 2018 James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant. Jamie stopped by to share a recipe for grilled oysters.

Monday Night Meal: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa   Back To Top

We’ve all been in a recipe rut before, that’s why you can catch a new series on Twin Cites Live at Four, called “Monday Night Meal.” You can start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that’s easy to make and will impress your whole family. Recipe Developer, Mary Jane Miller shared how to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa.

Raw Greens Wraps   Back To Top

Chef Lachelle Cunningham owner of Chelles’ Kitchen is in studio today to show us how to make some very simple Raw Greens Wraps.

Creative Cottage Cheese Recipes by Old Home   Back To Top

The Food Dolls have attracted a huge following on their social media platforms for their passion of making simple and delicious recipes. These two sisters shared a peanut butter brownie pudding recipe that included Old Home Cottage Cheese and it got over 2 million views.

Monday Night Meal: Rob's Chili Biscuit Bowls   Back To Top

Every week, cooks and chefs will stop by with quick and simple dinner ideas to help you get you week started off strong. Host of Cooking for Dads Rob Barrett shared how to make chili biscuit bowls.

Monday Night Meal: Quick Tuscan Chops   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell was one of our first guests who appeared on Twin Cities Live! She’s now back for her 250th episode to make dinner for our Monday Night Meal Series. She shared how to make “Quick Tuscan Chops.”

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint   Back To Top

Linda McConnell stopped by with a tasty soup recipe that will help you think of spring.

Pretty Simple Cooking Ideas   Back To Top

Sonja and Alex Overhiser are Indianapolis bloggers and authors of the Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook. Their goal is to help more people stop second guessing themselves  and start cooking!

Sweet and Savory Swedish Waffles   Back To Top

Swedish Crown Bakery owner, Eva Sabet shares her favorite Swedish waffle recipe along with delicious sweet and savory toppings you can add to it.

Green Eggs and Ham Salad   Back To Top

Chances are you might have quite a bit of leftover ham and hard boiled eggs from Easter. Host for Cooking for Dads, Rob Barrett stopped by to explained how to make Green Eggs and Ham Salad, which is perfect for Easter Leftovers.

Out of the Box Easter Brunch   Back To Top

Lachelle Cunningham is the executive chef and co-owner of Breaking Bread Café in north Minneapolis. she also owns her own catering business called, Chelles' Kitchen. She stopped by to make out-of-the-box Easter brunch ideas included Black Eyed Pea Pancakes.

Easter Brunch Ideas   Back To Top

Avoid the Easter brunch crowd and impress your family at home. Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig stopped by with delicious brunch ideas.

Test Kitchen: Curated Meal Kits   Back To Top

If your weeknights are hectic, running kids here and there, you're likely always on the hunt for quick and easy meal ideas.  It’s why three local companies want to help. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how they're taking the guesswork out of prepping and creating a family meal and she's put them to a test with her own family in her own kitchen.

New Flavors for Easter Classics   Back To Top

If you’re hosting family over for Easter dinner this year, surprise them with new flavors in the foods you always serve.  Natalie Jaeger from The Olive Grove prepares three classic dishes with brand new flavors.

Celebrating Nickelodeon Universe’s 10 Years   Back To Top

It’s big news at Mall of America that Nickelodeon Universe is turning 10!  They aren’t the only ones celebrating it either.  Radisson Blu at Mall of America and their restaurant, Firelake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, get in on the fun!

VIVO Kitchen   Back To Top

Located in the central part of Apple Valley is a one-of-a-kind restaurant, called VIVO Kitchen. It’s known as a scratch kitchen and they use locally grown ingredients. Director of Culinary Development, Daniel Wesener stopped to make “BLT” Bruschetta.

Irish Inspired Dinner Ideas   Back To Top

Patty Morrissey won a cooking contest here on Twin Cities Live a few years ago. She stopped by to share Irish inspired dinners for you and your family over the St. Patrick’s day weekend.

Spring Clean Your Fridge   Back To Top

Registered dietitian Kelly Weiss stopped by with two recipes that'll help you clean out what's in your fridge, including the beef you might have in the freezer!

Pizza and Pasta   Back To Top

Chef Eli Wollenzien shares recipes from his new restaurant Red Sauce Rebellion.

Easter Brunch Ideas   Back To Top

Amalia Moreno-Damgaard  shares a passion for cooking and traveling. She stopped by to share three easy and delicious recipes with Latin flair to incorporate into your Easter holiday menu.

Vegetarian Recipes with   Back To Top

If your interested in trying more vegetarian options for your meals, can help! Registered dietitian from Emily Parent shared a recipe for pear-walnut gouda pizza and demonstrated how the website can help you get all the ingredients you need. 

Baked Tuna Melts & Southern Mac 'n Cheese   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten explains how to make Baked Tuna Melts plus she shares a twist on your southern Mac ‘n Cheese.

Kowalski’s Dinner Pre-Paired Kits   Back To Top

Culinary and Branding Director at Kowalski’s, Rachael Perron shares how to make Polynesian Pork with Fried Rice, which is part of their new meal kit program. It aims to make home-cooked meals easier and tastier.

Cedar Roasted Salmon with Blueberry Compote   Back To Top

Recipe expert and chef, Mary Jane Miller shares a simple way to turned your salmon from boring to brilliant.

Cured & Seared Salmon on Rice   Back To Top

John Sugimura is executive chef, concept-brand director, and partner at PinKU Japanese Street Food in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a second-generation Japanese-American professionally trained sushi chef, whose life-long love of sushi blossomed during time spent in Kyoto, Japan. He prepares a recipe from The Immigrant Cookbook.  

Rebuild My Recipe   Back To Top

Rob Barrett with Cooking For Dads shared has over 15,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. It includes easy family recipes like how to make low carb chicken pizza,  a Chicken Chalupa, and stuffed popovers with bacon and cheese! He stopped by Twin Cities Live to share his tips on how to remake a boring recipe!

Romantic Dinner At Home   Back To Top

If you haven't booked your dinner reservation for Valentine's Day, don't panic. Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shares some recipes that include natural aphrodisiacs to help spark up some romance for you and your sweetie.

Budget-Friendly Weeknight Meals   Back To Top

From taco Tuesday to soup and sandwich Sunday, if you're planning your dinners around the days of the week, then your recipes might need a refresh. Creator of Dining with Alice, Alice Seuffert shared creative and budget-friendly weeknight meal ideas your whole family will love.

Filet Mignon Oscar   Back To Top

Chef Kyle shares a recipe that you can find at The Exchange Food & Drink in New Brighton for their special Valentine’s Day menu. 

Game Day Grub and Beers   Back To Top

We may not be able to cheer for the Vikings this Sunday so, perhaps the best part behind hosting the “Big Game” will be the food and the beer.  Tonja Engan wrote a cookbook, called Tonja’s Table that’s filled with tasty recipes.

Taste of the NFL   Back To Top

Since 1992, the non-profit organization The Taste of the NFL, has raised more than $25 million for hunger relief.  Their annual event, Party with a Purpose takes place the evening before the Super Bowl each year.  This year’s event is hosted by former Minnesota Viking, Ben Leber.

Delicious Super Bowls   Back To Top

Natalie Jaeger from The Olive Grove shares recipes for tasty bowl meals for anytime.

Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes with Driscoll’s   Back To Top

January 28th is more than just a regular Sunday.  It’s National Blueberry Pancake Day!  Driscoll’s own Chef Daniel, shares his recipes to help get you celebrating in blueberry style! 

Vikings Game Day Snacks   Back To Top

If you're a Vikings fan then chances are you're making plans for the big game...and bringing something purple and gold plus a halftime snack to the viewing party...well, that would make you the perfect guest. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten shares some recipes to help you prepare for the game.

Healthy Beef Recipes   Back To Top

Fitness coaches Rachel Marthaler and Amber Kuiper teamed up with the Minnesota Beef Council to get your 2018 off to a healthy start! Check out their favorite recipes and exercises.

"Million Dollar" Pizza   Back To Top

Rob Barrett from Cooking for Dads stops by to help you save big with his "Million Dollar" Pizza. For a look at his math, click here.

Holiday Hot Dish   Back To Top

Owner of The Olive Grove in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, shares two hot dish recipes perfect for feeding the family!

Essential Holiday Dinner   Back To Top

Chances are you're either attending a holiday party or hosting one this holiday season. Tonja Engen started her blog, “Tonja’s Table” in 2011 and she later turned that into a cookbook. Today she shared her tips on stress-free entertaining and a holiday dinner that will make your guests come back for seconds.

Holiday Breakfast That Wows   Back To Top

When it comes to bacon, there are no rules. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Marinating your bacon may seem strange but it creates a delicious twist on a crowd favorite.  Patty Morrissey won a cooking contest on Twin Cities Live a few years ago, today she shared a delicious breakfast idea when company comes over for the holidays.