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Monday Night Meal: Chinese Chicken Wraps  

Every Monday we give you tasty dinner recipes that are easy to make for the entire family, we call it Monday Night Meal. Chef and author, Daniel Green stopped by to make Chinese Lettuce Wraps. 

Let’s Dish! Ready-to-Cook Meals with CobornsDelivers  

Let’s Dish! provides of home-style, ready-to-cook meals, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this fall. They partnered with regional grocery chain Coborns and Twin Cities-based CobornsDelivers to put its meals in retail freezer spaces and available through grocery delivery. CorbornDelivers, dietitian Emily Parent stopped but to feature some of their most popular meals.

Monday Night Meal: Butternut Squash and Shrimp Pasta  

Every Monday we give you tasty dinner recipes that are easy to make for the entire family, we call it Monday Night Meal. Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to make Shrimp Butternut Squash Pasta.

Pot Roast Crepes  

It’s couch potato week and we’re combining some of our favorite comfort foods into one dish. Creator of JohnJeanJuan, Terry John Zila stopped by to make Pot Roast Crepes.

Mixtas and Schucos: Guatemalan Hot Dogs  

Before you head out with the kiddos to go trick or treating, you’ll need a spooky and spectacular dinner idea that's easy to make and delicious.  Amalia Moreno Damgaard stopped by to make Guatemalan Hot Dogs.  For more information on Amalia, click here.

Lat14: Southeast Asian Foods  

Ann Ahmed has a reputation for putting a unique twist on twist on traditional Southeast Asian food. She recently opened up a new restaurant in Golden Valley called, Lat14. Lat14 is an Asian Eatery serving a variety of Southeast Asian Foods. She stopped by to share more about these delicious dishes.

Monday Night Meal: Chili and Chili Quesadilla  

We want you to start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your family. It's our Monday Night Meal presented by Nordic Ware. Emily Dingmann is a nutritionist and mom, she stopped by to make a meal that you can cook once but eat twice.

Tailgating Recipes   Back To Top

Go beyond serving hot dogs for your next Vikings game. Renee Korczak from the Minnesota Beef Council shares tailgating recipes to please a crowd.  

One Sheet-Pan Meals   Back To Top

Make a delicious dinner without a sink full of dishes. Natalie Jaeger, the owner of The Olive Grove Olive Oil Company in Mendota Heights, stopped by with three one sheet-pan meals.

Easy-Breezy Whole Jerk Chicken   Back To Top

Tomme Beevas from Pimento Jamaican Kitchen stopped by to share his Easy-Breezy Whole Jerk Chicken recipe! Contact them if you need help with your holiday meals!

Monday Night Meal: Almost Instant Sausage and Lentil Soup   Back To Top

When Monday rolls around, we know it can be tough to get back into a weeknight dinner routine. That's why we created a series called, Monday Night Meal to help you get out of a recipe rut and get something that's easy and delicious on the dinner table. Recipe Developer, Mary Jane Miller stopped by to make Almost Instant Sausage and Lentil Soup.

Thanksgiving Day Croustades   Back To Top

Terry John Zila is the creator of JohnJeanJuan Cakes. He stopped by to make Thanksgiving Day Croustades. It's a sage croustade with mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce in a single bite.

Monday Night Meal: Tortellini in Creamy Pumpkin-Sage Sauce   Back To Top

It’s Pumpkin Palooza on Twin Cities Live. Chef, instructor and author Robin Asbell stopped by to make Tortellini in Creamy Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

Slow Cooktober Day 3: Beef Stew vs. Chicken & Dumplings   Back To Top

A slow cooker recipe is the comfort food we crave as it starts to get cooler outside. Twin cities Live Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych made Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings and 5 Eyewitness News meteorologist Wren Clair made Slow Cooker Beef Stew.

Miso Salmon Recipe   Back To Top

Internationally known chef and author Daniel Green stopped by the TCL kitchen to share a miso salmon recipe and information on the Ronald McDonald House gala this weekend. 

Slow Cooktober Day 2: Spicy Peanut Soup vs. Sausage & Ravioli   Back To Top

Nothing says comfort food better than a meal from the trusty slow cooker. We put together a friendly competition with our staff to see who has the best slow cooker recipe. KSTP News Anchor Kevin Doran made Slow Cooker Sausage and Ravioli and TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson made Spicy Peanut Soup with Sweet Potato & Kale by Pinch of Yum.

Monday Night Meal: Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Bowls with Lime Vinaigrette   Back To Top

Fitness expert and owner of The Warehouse, Nickie Carrigan, stopped by to share a tasty recipes from Ageless Vegan.

Slow Cooktober Challenge Day 1: Brats vs. Enchiladas   Back To Top

Our Twin Cities Live staff Crocktober Cookcook-Off challenge series was the most "clicked on" story last year on our website --- so we decided to bring it back! TCL photographer Drew Schingen competed against TCL Office Manager, Tracy Robb in day one of the Slow Cooktober Challenge.

Fall Inspired Recipes with Squash   Back To Top

Home and Garden Expert Larry Pfarr is known for getting his hand dirty on Twin Cities Live because of all of his helpful gardening tips but he also knows how to cook. He stopped by to share some of his favorite fall inspired recipes using squash.

Monday Night Meal: Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole with Squash   Back To Top

Every week, we share simple dinner ideas to help you get out of your recipe rut. It’s called, “Monday Night Meal.” Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig stopped by to make Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole with Squash. 

Tasty Fall Recipes for Oktoberfest   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to whip up a delicious fall recipe that’s perfect for Oktoberfest.  For more information or to purchase a copy of one of Amy’s cookbooks, click here.

Monday Night Meal: Easy Naan Pizzas   Back To Top

Emily Dingmann is the creator of My Everyday Table is a nutritionist and mom and she stopped by with an idea on how you can make a simple change to your favorite weeknight go-to that your whole family will love.

Radisson Blu Table Steak   Back To Top

The Firelake Grill House and Cocktail Bar inside Radisson Blu Mall of America is a favorite of Twin Cities Live.  Elizabeth came back raving about a steak that she had there so we had to go back to see what she was talking about.

Surf & Turf in 30 Minutes   Back To Top

The owner of The Olive Grove Olive Oil Company, Natalie Jaeger, shares a surf and turf recipe that you can make in 30 minutes! That still gives you plenty of time to get the kiddos to their activities on time.

Apple-Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs   Back To Top

Chef and cookbook author, Beth Dooley shares a recipe that is just right for fall.

Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts   Back To Top

Terry John Zila, who shares recipes for all sorts of main dishes and desserts on his website, stops by to enhance a traditional chicken breast dinner. 

Monday Night Meal: Cauliflower Ziti Bake   Back To Top

If you crave a robust Italian meal but don't like how you feel afterwards then this Monday Night Meal recipe is going to be a game changer for you and your family. Fitness expert and owner of N.C. The Warehouse in Rosemount, Nickie Carrigan made a recipe inspired by delish.com and it was a huge hit for her and her family.

Bone Appetit – a Fundraiser for Secondhand Hounds   Back To Top

The Depot in downtown Minneapolis is hosting a fundraiser for Secondhand HoundsBone Appetit takes place Wednesday, September 12th and will be full of puppies and some of the finest chefs in the state.

Taste the Trend: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live staff love when chef Mary Jane Miller tears apart a viral recipe and makes it better. It's a series called Taste the Trend. She tackles 5-ingredient chicken stuffed sweet potatoes.

Hamilton Inspired Dishes   Back To Top

The hit musical Hamilton is now playing at the Orpheum theater. Benjamin Spangler is the Executive chef for Mercy in in Minneapolis, the restaurant right across the street from the Orpheum. He stopped by to share recipes for a three-course meal straight out of the late 1700's and early 1800’s.

Seafood Boil   Back To Top

Seafood boils are a hot trend in the Twin Cities metro area's resturant scene. Josh Nelson of Almanac Fish stopped by to show us how to make the longstanding east coast traditionally food at home. 

Recreate State Fair Foods   Back To Top

The owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell, stopped by to help us recreate State Fair foods at home.  

Monday Night Meal: Vegan Lentil Tacos   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 share a very simple dinner recipe that’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Best Walkable MN State Fair Foods   Back To Top

At the Minnesota State Fair, you can plan to do a lot of walking. Food and Dining editor of the Mpls.St.Paul Magazine explained what are the best “walkable” State Fair Foods.    

Rainbow Kabobs with Cilantro Sauce and Cooked Perfect Meatballs   Back To Top

Dining with Alice, Alice Seuffert stopped by to share unique dinner recipes using Cooked Perfect Meatballs.

Monday Night Meal: Minnesota Wild Rice Pilaf   Back To Top

The goal of Monday Night Meal is to start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your whole family.  Terry John Zila is the creator of JohnJeanJuan Cakes. He stopped by to make Minnesota Wild Pilaf.

Smokey Sloppies   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to share a unique twist on the Sloppy Joe.

Recreate State Fair Staples   Back To Top

Chef David Fhima is opening a new restaurant in downtown Minneapolis in late summer 2018. And in honor of the Minnesota State Fair, he used the Great Minnesota Get Together as inspiration for a couple dishes you can make at home.

Cooking with the Beef Council   Back To Top

Cooking with a recipe is part science and part art.  A recipe gives you a simple guideline to follow, allowing you to get creative and switch things up.  Executive Director of the Minnesota Beef Council shows how it's done.

Monday Night Meal: Burrito 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. Fitness expert and owner of The Warehouse, Nickie Carrigan says you can keep your meal healthy and simple without sacrificing the flavor. She stopped by to share a tasty burrito bowl recipe.

Fish Filet Sandwiches   Back To Top

TCL Cooking Contest Winner, Patty Morrissey, shared a tasty fish filet sandwich recipe.   

Monday Night Meal: Leftover Grain Omelettes and Scrambles   Back To Top

This easy omelette is good at any meal of the day, breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s also a way to add more whole grains to your life: just cook a batch of quinoa to eat throughout the week, and use it for dishes like this. Robin Asbell stopped by to share a tasty breakfast for dinner idea.

Summer Food Safety   Back To Top

Dietitian Renee Korczak from the Minnesota Beef Council wants your next pincic to be fun and safe. She shares some safety tips, along with a recipe for Steaks with Cucumber Sauce.

Monday Night Meal: Raw Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Toss   Back To Top

We've all been in a recipe rut, that's why we started a series on Twin Cities Live at Four called, "Monday night meal. Co-Owner of Kafe 421 in Dinkytown, Antigoni Sander stopped by to make Raw Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Toss that’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Summer Dinner Party   Back To Top

Chances are you are either attending a summer BBQ or hosting one this season. Author of Tonja’s Table, Tonja Engen stopped by to share her favorite summer staples that are perfect for a large crowd.

Flank Steak Recipes   Back To Top

The creator of JohnJeanJuan Cakes, Terry John Zila specializes in pies, tarts, cookie, bars and other tasty desserts - but also has a knack for asian inspired meals. He stopped by the TCL kitchen to give us some tips. 

Monday Night Meal: Crockpot Chicken Fajitas   Back To Top

Fitness instructor and blogger, Lindsey Bomgren, shares a recipe that will make your Monday night meal easy. 

Amy Thielen Cooks Zucchini Carpaccio   Back To Top

She went from cooking meals at a remote cabin without running water to working the line kitchen at some of the biggest restaurants in New York City!  This is Amy Thielen's life and she wrote a book about it!  "Give a Girl a Knife" is now available in paperback and we decided to invite Amy to tell us about it!  But Amy doesn't stay out of the kitchen.  She makes Zucchini Carpaccio while telling us about it.

Monday Night Meal: Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad   Back To Top

Every Monday, Twin Cities Live wants to start your week off strong with a simple dinner ideas that's easy to make and will impress your family. It’s called Monday Night Meal. Emily Dingmann is the creator of "My Everyday Table" which is full of recipes and meal plans... plus it's great for busy parents on-the-go. She stopped by to make Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad.

Charred Oysters   Back To Top

Oysters can seem like a delicacy only available at resturants but owner of Coalition, Eli Wollenzein, showed us how to grill them at home.