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Surf & Turf in 30 Minutes  

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  

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

Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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. 

Chicken with Roasted Kale   Back To Top

This recipe has very simple ingredients but it’s all about the technique and style of cooking which makes it taste delicious. Private Chef Justin Davis stopped to reveal those technique tricks on this chicken and roasted kale dinner he makes once a week for his family.  For more information about Justin, click here.

Recipes from the Garden   Back To Top

Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared stopped by to share recipes on what you can make with Swiss Chard and other fresh ingredients that are found in many gardens.

Monday Night Meal: Doctored Up Pasta Sauce and Spaghetti   Back To Top

Cookbook author and blogger, Sara Keiffer stopped by to make a delicious doctored up pasta sauce and spaghetti for this week’s Monday Night Meal.

Tanzanian and Kenyan Cuisine   Back To Top

Latin cooking expert, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard has a passion for traveling and cooking.  she just spent time exploring, Tanzania and Kenya. She also spent a lot of time cooking with  the locals and brought what she learned back to us to make a traditional Tanzanian dish. If you’d like to purchase one of Amalia’s cookbook, click here.
 

Monday Night Meal: Grilled Salad   Back To Top

We are firing up the grill for another tasty dinner recipe you can make during the busy work week. Cooking for Dads host Rob Barrett stopped by to make grilled salad.

BBQ Ribs and Slaw   Back To Top

Terry John Zila is the creator of johnjeanjuan.com. He is an expert at making pies, tarts, cookies, bars and other tasty desserts. But it’s not sweet treats he loves to toss in the oven. He stopped by to share a baked dry rub ribs recipe served with gingered carrot slaw.

4th of July Picnic Staples   Back To Top

Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove Olive Oil Company, revolutionizes the way you'll prepare your picnic staples for 4th of July! Natalie is making it easy for you to try her recipes with a gift box set of the products she uses in her recipes. 

Pan-Fried Driftless Rainbow Trout Fillets   Back To Top

Josh Nelson is owner of Almanac Fish in Lowertown St. Paul.  Josh himself is an avid fisherman, and he travels about the state in his free time to his favorite fishing spots, including SE Minnesota and shores of Lake Superior (not the lake itself, but the rivers and streams feeding into it, so he can cast for trout – one of his favorite fish.)

Shrimp, Avocado Puree and Edamame   Back To Top

Looking for a light, low carb meal that's easy to make for the whole family in the summerr? Chef Daniel Green stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us how.

Pack A Picnic   Back To Top

Golden Fig owner Laurie Crowell chatted about her favorite picnic must-haves for a relaxing summer outing at the lake. 

Monday Night Meal: Quinoa Fried Rice   Back To Top

We want you to start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your family. That's why we started a new series on Twin Cities Live at Four called, "Monday Night Meal." Recipe Developer, Mary Jane Miller shared how to make a simple and healthy recipe, called Quinoa Fried Rice with chicken.

Stuffed Burgers and Steaks   Back To Top

Thanks to the Minnesota Beef Council, the owner of Big Steer Meats, Charlie Cory, shares ideas for making stuffed burgers and steaks.

Tuna Poke   Back To Top

Chef and Owner of Coalition, Eli Wollenzien stopped by TCL's kitchen to share his tips on making Tuna Poke. 

Ancient Grain Vegan Pizza   Back To Top

Chances are you rarely use the words "nutritious" and "pizza" in the same sentence but Lachelle Cunningham who owns Chelles' Kitchen says the two can coexist. She stopped by to make a tasty vegan pizza.

Monday Night Meal: Plant Based Stir Fry   Back To Top

When it’s the start of another busy week, our goal is to set you up for success in the kitchen. Fitness Expert and Owner of The Warehouse, Nickie Carrigan stopped by to make a plant based stir fry.

Dinner and Dessert Kabobs   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to make a tasty dinner and dessert on a stick for your next BBQ.

Outside The Box Bratwurst Ideas   Back To Top

Ben Spangler is the Executive Chef of Farm Table in Amery Wisconsin. He stopped by to share so delicious outside the box bratwurst ideas for your next patio party.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken   Back To Top

Emily Dingmann is the creator of "My Everyday Table"  which is full of recipes and meal plans that are perfect for busy parents on-the-go. She stopped by to share her favorite “Cook Once, Eat Twice" meal.

Monday Night Meal: Roasted Summer Veggie Penne with Chickpeas   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." The goal is to start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your whole family. Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared how to make Roasted Summer Veggie Penne with Chickpeas.

Taste the Trend: Omelets in a Bag   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live producers found a viral video on Facebook showing how to make an omelet in a plastic, resealable bag. It has over one million views. But our recipe developer says it’s not safe. Mary Jane Miller stopped by to help us Taste the Trend and offered an alternative version on making omelets.

Monday Night Meal: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables   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." The goal is start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your whole family.  Fitness blogger and instructor, Linsey Bomgren shared how to make one of her favorite weeknight meals.

Japanese Fried Chicken Sliders with Quick Pickles   Back To Top

The co-founder of PinKU Japanese Street Food stopped by to share how he makes Fried Chicken Sliders with a Japanese spin. 

Egg-in-a-Hole Breakfast Ideas   Back To Top

If you like eggs and toast you are going to make this recipe for breakfast. Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig stopped by to share how to make different variations of Eggs-in-a-Hole toast ideas.