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Slow Cooker Take Out  

Don't rely on take out when your slow cooker can make restaurant quality food. Twin Cities Live regular, Alice Seuffert, shares two recipes thanks to the help of the Minnesota Beef Council.

Porktastic Plates: Steamed Pork Buns  

Twin Cities Live is teaming up with Minnesota Pork Board to bring you different pork recipes that are so easy make and they only have 5 ingredients or less.  The executive chef and owner of Coalition in Excelsior and Edina, Eli Wollenzein shares his recipe for wontons. 

Lobster Mac and Cheese with CRAVE Catering  

Chef and author Daniel Green shares how to make a fancier version to everyone's favorite comfort food, lobster mac and cheese. It’s an exclusive dish on the CRAVE catering menu.

Porktastic Plates: Pork Wontons  

Twin Cities Live is teaming up with Minnesota Pork Board to bring you different pork recipes that are so easy make and they only have 5 ingredients or less.  The executive chef of Depot Bar and Grill in Faribault, Jeff Labeau shares his recipe for wontons.

Porktastic Plates: Mustard Roasted Pork Tenderloin  

Twin Cities Live is teaming up with Minnesota Pork Board to bring you different pork recipes that are so easy make and they only have 5 ingredients or less.  The executive chef of Morrissey Hospitality Culinary Group, Ben McCallum shared his recipe on how to make Mustard Roasted Pork Tenderloin.

Porktastic Plates: Seared Pork Rib Chops  

Twin Cities Live is teaming up with Minnesota Pork Board to bring you different pork recipes that are so easy make and they only have 5 ingredients or less.  Chef and owner of Charlie T's Foods, Charlie Torgerson shared his recipe for Seared Pork Rib Chops.

Porktastic Plates: Jerk Pork  

Twin Cities Live is teaming up with Minnesota Pork Board to bring you different pork recipes that are so easy make and they only have 5 ingredients or less. The owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme Beevas  kicked of Porktastic Plates with a delicious Jerk Pork recipe.

Halloween Inspired Soups   Back To Top

Food Blogger and Cookbook Author, Tonja Engen launched her food and recipe blog called, "Tonja's Table" in 2011. Later, she wrote a book that has a variety of recipes including some Halloween-inspired soups! She shared her delicious Beer Cheese soup that's perfect before a night of Trick or Treating with your family.

What’s For Dinner with Chef Daniel: Mussels   Back To Top

If you've been recycling through the same recipes, it's time to change it up! We have some out of the box dinner ideas that are easy to prepare that will help you get out of your recipe rut.  Chef Daniel Green shares a delicious dinner idea that’s featured on the new fall menu at CRAVE.

Sheet Pan Must Make Meals   Back To Top

Meal prepping sounds time consuming but it's way less of a headache when you can toss all of your ingredients on one sheet pan. It's a speedy dinner and clean –up is a breeze. Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell shows us some must-make meals and a dessert on one pan.

Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes   Back To Top

Chances are you've probably made a couple of visits to your favorite apple orchard and you might have gotten swept up in the moment that you overbought. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten shared some of her favorite sweet and savory apple recipes and what to do with those leftover apples.

What’s For Dinner with Chef Daniel: Blackened Walleye   Back To Top

Planning dinner during the week can seem like a daunting task. If you've been recycling through the same recipes, it's time to change it up! Chef Daniel Green shares a delicious dinner idea that’s featured on the new fall menu at CRAVE.

How to Make Shakshuka   Back To Top

Shakshuka is a wildly popular dish in Israel and is popping up at trendy dining spots all over the country. Cooking for Dads host Rob Barrett shows us how easy it is to make.

1 Slow Cooker Recipe 4 Dinner Ideas   Back To Top

Renee Korczak with the Minnesota Beef Council stopped by with a recipe for Four Way Slow Cooker Shredded Beef and ways to mix it up, adding flavors from around the world!

Smokey Three Bean Chili   Back To Top

All week long we've been getting cozy on the couch with the best comfort food, chili! Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell shared her favorite Smokey Three Bean Chili.

Pumpkin Pie Chili   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice has taken the traditional pumpkin pie ingredient and added it to our favorite winter comfort food! Alice shared her favorite Pumpkin Pie chili recipe that’s full of sweet and smoky flavors.

Squash and Wild Rice Chili   Back To Top

Fall is the perfect time to get cozy on the couch with comfort food while binge watching your favorite show. We asked some of our favorite cooks to share a tasty chili recipe and a streaming recommendation to go with it.  Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared a vegetarian chili with squash and wild rice. 

What’s For Dinner with Chef Daniel: Turkey Sandwich   Back To Top

Planning dinner during the week can seem like a daunting task. If you've been recycling through the same recipes, it's time to change it up! Chef Daniel Green shares a delicious dinner idea that’s featured on the new fall menu at CRAVE.

Crocktober Challenge: Apple Cobbler vs“Chicken Lickin’ Good” Pork Chops   Back To Top

Slow cookers are all the rage nowadays but did you know that it has roots dating back to the early 1970’s? That’s when the “set and forget” phase started taking off! Our Crocktober challenge concludes with a dinner and dessert recipe!

Crocktober: Cinnamon Pulled Pork vs. Chicken Marsala   Back To Top

Nothing says comfort food better than a meal from the trusty crock-pot! that's why we've put together a friendly competition with our staff to see who has the best slow cooker recipes. Today, Twin Cities Live, Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych made Cinnamon Pulled Pork and Twin Cities Live Photographer Drew Schingen made Chicken Marsala.

Crocktober Cook-Off: Beef Stew vs. Enchilada Soup   Back To Top

What could be better than a hot, hearty meal that's ready the second you walk through the door after being gone all day? It’s the comfort food we crave as it starts to get cooler outside!

Country Ravioli   Back To Top

When a recipe tells you to make your own pasta dough, don't be alarmed! Homemade ravioli doesn't have to be intimidating, especially if you learn from the experts. The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen located in Minneapolis makes everything from scratch, including their country ravioli that’s featured on their new fall menu. Chef Josh Hedquist explains how to make it. 

Big Flavor for Simple Dinners   Back To Top

Natalie Jaeger, the owner of The Olive Grove, is here to help us take those simple dinner ideas and kick them up with some big flavors!

Taste the Trend: Retro Spaghetti-O Jello   Back To Top

We tasked cookbook author and recipe developer Mary Jane Miller with updating a viral recipe for Spaghetti-O Jello for another edition of "Taste the Trend". 

Stuffed Steaks   Back To Top

When Twin Cities Live producers found a Saint Paul butcher shop stuffing meat and cheese inside ribeye steaks, they had to investigate. Thanks to the Minnesota Beef Council, owner of Big Steer Meats, Charlie Cory, stopped by to make Al Capone stuffed steaks. 

FireLake 21 days Aged Tomahawk Steak   Back To Top

The Twin Cities Live Book Club is back and once again, members will be meeting inside Firelake Grill House and Cocktail Bar at Radisson Blu in Mall of America.  Firelake’s executive chef, Dinesh, is cooking up a steak straight out The Flintstones and will have you yelling “Yabba Dabba Do!”

Cast Iron Skillet Recipes   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell says you can liven up just about any meal by using a cast iron skillet, even steak!

Rob’s Easy Dinner Ideas   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 favorite Back-to-School dinner recipes.

Back to School Lunch Ideas   Back To Top

Many schools are back in session! So we want to make sure you know how to liven up your child's lunchbox with foods they love!  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten explains how to make traditional pepperoni pizza and a PB&J with a twist.

12 Days of Grilling: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner   Back To Top

The Minnesota Beef Council has tons of recipe ideas so you should never be at a loss for what to make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Registered Dietitian, Jena Pape, from HyVee, gives us her ideas for all three meals.

Basil Flank with Sundried Tomato Chimichurri   Back To Top

The Minnesota Beef Council presents…12 Days of Grilling!  Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig prepares one of her favorite recipes.

12 Days of Grilling: Steak Burgers   Back To Top

What’s better than a steak or a burger?  A Steak Burger.  Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, says there are two keys to making a delicious grilled burger. It's Day 10 in our 12 Days of Grilling presented by the Minnesota Beef Council.

12 Days of Grilling: Steak w/ Cherry Coke Sauce   Back To Top

There are two types of cooks; one does things easy and fast and the other kind takes their time in the kitchen.  Private Chef Justin Davis prefers the second way…but shares a version for those who take the easy way in 12 Days of Grilling presented by Minnesota Beef Council.

Moroccan Beef Kebabs   Back To Top

12 Days of Grilling presented by the Minnesota Beef Council continues on with Mary Jane Miller’s Moroccan Beef Kebabs.

12 Days of Grilling: Thai Steak Salad   Back To Top

Chef Eli Wollenzien (from Coalition Restaurant) takes over Day 7 in our 12 Days of Grilling presented by Minnesota Beef Council.

12 Days of Grilling: Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos   Back To Top

Chef and owner of The Exchange Food and Drink in New Brighton, Kyle Nelson, shares a recipe for marinated skirt steak tacos with chili lime quinoa as part of Twin Cities Live's 12 Days of Grilling, presented by the Minnesota Beef Council.

12 Days of Grilling: Jerk Short Ribs   Back To Top

We get a taste of the Caribbean in our 12 Days of Grilling presented by the Minnesota Beef Council.  Tomme Beevas, owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, prepares his short ribs recipe with a Caribbean twist!

12 Days of Grilling: 1 Steak – 3 Salads   Back To Top

Registered dietitian Renee Korczak shows us how one lean cut of steak can be served in three salad options giving your family a punch of protein for dinner.

Crab and Mango Salad with Katie Chin   Back To Top

LeAnn Chin loved the combination of crab and mango but it was never served at the any restaurants, they made it for family and friends.  LeAnn’s daughter who is an Asian Food Expert and Cookbook Author, Katie Chin made a crab and mango salad.

12 Days of Grilling: Grilled Flat Iron Steak   Back To Top

Minnesota native Thomas Boemer is the man behind two popular Twin Cities restaurants, Corner Table and Revival. To celebrate the 12 Days of Grilling, sponsored by the Minnesota Beef Council, he shares a recipe for a Grilled Flat Iron with Wild Mushrooms, Peaches and Pancetta.

Jerk Steak & Sweet Potato Foil Packet   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live’s 12 Days of Grilling for 2017 kicks off with a recipe from the woman responsible for making sure the Minnesota Vikings are well-fed! Steve headed to Winter Park in Eden Prairie to make jerk steak and sweet potatoes with Geji McKinney-Banks. Get the grocery-store brand of seasoning she loves!

Taste the Trend: Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Bites   Back To Top

This recipe for pull-apart buffalo chicken bread has almost 90 million views, but our recipe expert and cook Mary Jane Miller says it needs a lot of help. In this edition of "Taste the Trend", she turned this loaf of messy chicken into tasty chicken bites.

St. Andrews Salad from Girvan Grille   Back To Top

Today we're tossing out the iceberg lettuce and adding a pop of flavor, starting with homemade strawberry vinaigrette. Executive chef from Girvan Grille in Brooklyn Park, Mike Nagan explained great ways to make salads taste delicious.

Double Dose of Pork Belly   Back To Top

Executive Chef and Owner of Charlie T's Foods, Charlie Torgerson made a Double Dose of Pork Belly! it's a hot new item that’s available at the Minnesota State Fair this year. He opened Charlie T’s Foods in March of 2016 in order to simplify restaurant operations with high quality meats that are easily executed and can easily adapt to a restaurant’s individual concept. He uses under-utilized and common cuts of meat to create new and innovative appetizers and center-of-the-plate items, as well as selected products for a retail line.

July Restaurant Week: The Copper Hen   Back To Top

Minneapolis St Paul Magazine is celebrating the best of Twin Cities Dining with a weeks’ worth of deals and The Copper Hen is one of the many places you can choose from. Chef Josh Hedquist made Lobster Gnocchi.

Uncle Franky’s Hot Dogs   Back To Top

Next time you eat a hot dog, don’t put ketchup on it because those are the rules. It’s National Hot Dog month in July and Steven Krelitz, owner of Uncle Franky's Hot Dogs, explains what you can do to make your hot dog less boring to eat!

Ideas for Your BBQ   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, has some fun drinks and foods to bring to your summer BBQs or picnics.

Caribbean Backyard Bash   Back To Top

If you've got a summer BBQ in your upcoming plans, we want you to put down that package of hotdogs. Don't even think of buying that relish tray. Instead, escape to the Caribbean. The owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, Tomme Beevas, stopped by to show us how to pull together a Caribbean Backyard Bash.

The Ultimate Asian Brat
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If you'd like to cook brats on the grill at your next summer BBQ, chances are you'll boil them in beer first. Next time, try preparing them in a crock pot instead.  The Executive Chef from the Mayo Clinic Foundation, Tim McCarty explained how to make the Ultimate Asian Brat.

Father’s Day Prime Rib   Back To Top

Find a dad and ask him if he wants prime rib... chances are he's going to say yes!  Chef Josh Hedquist from the Copper Hen shows us how you can enjoy prime rib on Father’s day or on any day!