Main Dishes

Valentine’s Day Steak  

Valentine’s Day is almost here!  If your plans include staying in for a romantic dinner, we can help!  Chef Steve Vrianian from Gianni’s Steakhouse in Wayzata shows us how to make a delicious steakhouse steak dinner and pair it with a delicious wine to celebrate the holiday.  

Walleye with Garlic and White Wine  

Emily takes us around the All Canada Show at Canterbury Park to give us a taste of what you can find. That includes a lesson in making the perfect walleye with Chef Krista Cheeseman.

Island Inspired Recipes: Breakfast Pina Quinoada Pudding Bowl  

We’re escaping to a warmer place… in our minds!  In honor of the new Minnesota Lottery game “Escape to Margaritaville” we’re creating island inspired recipes to help get rid of the Winter blues.  Our last recipe is the Breakfast Pina Quinoada Pudding Bowl from co-owner of Kafe 421 and creator of A Pinch of Lemon, Antigoni Sander McCloud

Island Inspired Recipes: Coconut Curry Seafood Stew

We’re escaping to a warmer place… in our minds!  In honor of the new Minnesota Lottery game “Escape to Margaritaville” we’re creating island inspired recipes to help get rid of the winter blues.  Today our recipe is a Coconut Curry Seafood Stew from owner and chef at Coalition in Excelsior, Eli Wollenzein.

Island Inspired Recipes: Lime Shrimp w/ Pineapple Cilantro Rice  

Escape from winter to a warmer place… in your minds!  In honor of the new Minnesota Lottery game “Escape to Margaritaville” we’re creating island inspired recipes to help get rid of the winter blues.  Natalie Jaeger from the Olive Grove creates a Lime Shrimp with Pineapple Cilantro Rice that will have you dreaming of the island.  

Hottest Hot Dish: Bacon Chicken Alfredo Tater Tot Hotdish  

Alice Seuffert of Dining with Alice brings a new twist to the Minnesota classic, tater tot hotdish with her Bacon Chicken Alfredo Hotdish. Her hotdish is full of smoky bacon and creamy chicken alfredo and topped with crispy tater tots.

Hottest Hot Dish: Beef Enchilada Hot Dish  

The perfect winter go-to dinner is hotdish and we’ve gathered some of our favorite foodies to do a week full of hotdish!  Cookbook writer, Mary Jane Miller turns a classic Mexican dish into a Minnesota Staple.

Hottest Hot Dish: Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie Hotdish   Back To Top

The perfect winter go-to dinner is hotdish and we’ve gathered some of our favorite foodies to do a week full of hotdish! Next up, host of Cooking For Dads, Rob Barrett with a twist on the classic Pot Pie.

Hottest Hot Dish: Wild Rice and Ham Hotdish   Back To Top

The perfect winter go-to dinner is hotdish and we’ve gathered some of our favorite foodies to do a week full of hotdish! Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell is using the Byerly’s Wild Rice soup and turning it into a casserole.   

Hottest Hot Dish: Pizza Bites   Back To Top

There’s nothing more comforting than a hotdish in the winter.  We are keeping you warm with creative hot dish recipes from some of our favorite foodies! First up, co-host of The Weekly Dish on myTalk 107.1, Stephanie Hansen.

Baked Ziti   Back To Top

Baked ziti is an easy dish to make for a potluck or weeknight dinner.  TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert shows us how it’s done using Red Gold Tomatoes

Soup Recipes   Back To Top

With these chilly winter temps, it’s the perfect time to try a new soup recipe. Owner and Chef of Coalition in Excelsior shows us how to make Wild Mushroom soup and Sweet and Sour Pork soup. 

Taste the Trend: Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats   Back To Top

TCL regular and cookbook recipe developer Mary Jane Miller tackles another viral video recipe that is all over social media. She shares her review of Tip Hero's Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats and makes a revised version.

Mexican Tator Tot Hotdish   Back To Top

The Tater Tot Hot Dish is a Minnesota staple and everyone has their go-to recipe for this family favorite. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shows us a Mexican twist on the classic.

Potluck Club: Chicken Parmesan Meatball Subs   Back To Top

Steve and TCL viewer Trish from Chanhassen stop by Inspiration Design Center in Burnsville to make her recipe for Chicken Parmesan Meatball Subs!

Holiday Roast   Back To Top

The holidays are the time that you might want to splurge on a really special meal.  The Minnesota Beef Council helps you pick out the perfect roast and the perfect way to prepare it. 

Souper Makeover   Back To Top

When you’re stuck inside because it’s too cold to leave the house the perfect meal is a large bowl of soup.  Since winter goes on for months you have to make sure you don’t get in a soup rut.  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, is here with some creative soup recipes perfect for the entire family.

Taste the Trend: Mozzarella Chicken Poppers   Back To Top

BuzzFeed Food video recipe for Mozzarella Chicken Poppers has over 333,000 shares on Facebook. TCL Producers challenged cookbook author and TCL Regular Mary Jane Miller to "Taste the Trend" and come up with a variation on this viral recipe.

15 Minute Dinners   Back To Top

Getting dinner on the table can be a task and then add the fact it's the holidays and it can seem impossible. Owner of Golden Fig in Saint Paul, Laurie Crowell, says give yourself fifteen minutes and you can get that meal on the table for the family.

Standard Ebelskiver Recipe Back To Top

What are Ebelskivers?  Ebleskivers are light and fluffy and are ideal for breakfast, brunch, hors d’oeuvres or light suppertime treats.

Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Squash Sauce   Back To Top

Mary Blissenbach from St. Cloud submitted her recipe for the Twin Cities Live Potluck Club for a chance to cook with Elizabeth at Inspiration Design Center

Patti’s Over the Rainbow Mac & Cheese Back To Top

This is our most requested recipe.  Elizabeth prepares this version of macaroni and cheese every Thanksgiving.

Gourmet Ground Beef Back To Top

Ground beef is versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, from one-skillet or one-pot meals to ethnic cuisine.  Chef Jim Kyndberg from Firelake in downtown Minneapolis is taking ground beef gourmet with his Bolognese sauce and Beef Picadillo-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Game Day Recipes with Rob   Back To Top

Whether or not you’ll be cheering for the Vikings or Packers during this weekend’s big game, you know what really matters if the game day food. Cooking for Dad’s Host, Rob Barrett stopped by with 2 simple recipes that will satisfy even the biggest football fan.

Red Gold Texas Hash   Back To Top

Time for dinner to get a bit of a makeover with Texas Hash - and don’t get the dishes out - you can eat these right out of the homemade wonton cups.  TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert shows us how it’s done!

Pie Five   Back To Top

Pie Five is new to the Twin Cities and celebrates everyone’s individual pizza tastes!  You can create custom personal pizzas with high quality ingredients in just minutes!   Check them out at their Eden Prairie and Woodbury locations.

Fall Dinner Ideas   Back To Top

Fall season means eating dinner in the dark, unfortunately.  It’s time to try out some new fall recipes to wake up those tired dinner ideas.  Owner of The Olive Grove, Natalie Jaeger, jazzes up pork chops, chicken, and Brussels sprouts. 

Seared Scallops with Summer Risotto   Back To Top

Having to prepare dinner for a group can be stressful.  Executive Chef from CRAVE in Woodbury, Heather VanHorn, is taking the stress out of it for you with a recipe that will impress them all.

Comfort Food   Back To Top

The Corporate Vice President of Food and Beverage at Grand Casino, Michael Engel, stops by the TCL kitchen with a spin on corned beef and cabbage and details about a free buffet for veterans.

Chili Season   Back To Top

Secret ingredients and award-winning recipes – chili certainly has a way of uniting people around a warm bowl of goodness. How you like your chili is another story. Some people like it chunky while others prefer something with more broth. Many like beans in the mix, but some purists stick to beef only. Whatever tickles your chili fancy the Minnesota Beef Council has tips to help!

Pumpkin Recipes   Back To Top

You know its fall when you find all the pumpkin flavors in the stores and restaurants.  Cooking mom, Amy Hanton shares some recipes that will give you the pumpkin flavor for starting and ending your days!

Potluck Club: Pulled Pork Tacos   Back To Top

The Twin Cities Live kicks off our Potluck Club!  Elizabeth heads to Inspiration Design Center in Burnsville to show us around and to cook up one of her favorite slow cooker recipes.

Quinoa Bowls   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads host Rob Barrett says there is an easy way to prepare your days meals.  It’s as easy as cooking up a large pot of quinoa!  He shows us what you can do with it and prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert! 

Greek Meat Loaf   Back To Top

Antigoni Sander McCloud, co-owner of Kafe 421 and author of A Pinch of Lemon puts a Greek spin on the classic meatloaf!

15 Minute One Pan Meals   Back To Top

Cooking instructor, Donna Nowicki, says you don’t have to go any further than your kitchen pantry for dinner ideas. Plus it will only take you about fifteen minutes to make it!

Midwest Dairy   Back To Top

Skyview Dairy in Hutchinson, Minnesota started way back in the late 1960’s.  That is when the father of the current owner, Garrett Luthens, bought the farm. At that time there were only six cows at the farm.

Tailgating with Beef   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert of Dining with Alice has you covered with the best beef dishes to bring to your next tailgating event.

Muffin Tin Frittatas   Back To Top

Elizabeth got a big response to a picture of her egg breakfast made in a muffin tin. So we asked cookbook writer Mary Jane Miller to share her recipe for Muffin Tin Frittatas. 

12 Days of Grilling: Juicy Lucy   Back To Top

We wrap up our 12 Days of Grilling brought to you by the Minnesota Beef Council  with the classic Juicy Lucy.  Aaron Frank, The chef of the 5-8 Club, prepares his Bacon and Cream Cheese version. 

12 Days of Grilling: Grinding Beef   Back To Top

Many restaurants in the Twin Cities make delicious burgers by grinding their own beef.  Doing it at a restaurant is one thing but you might think it’s a chore to do at home.  Gianni’s Steakhouse in Wayzata shows us how it’s really easier than you think and will really kick up your burgers a notch! Click here for information.

Blender Recipes with Olive Oil   Back To Top

Summer is not over yet! Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove Olive Oil, shows us how to make some delicious recipes without even turning on the stove.

12 Days of Grilling: Sliders   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert of Dining with Alice says sliders can be family-friendly and fun for both kids and adults!

12 Days of Grilling: Caprese Burgers   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig in St. Paul takes a favorite salad and creates a burger from it!

12 Days of Grilling: Surf & Turf   Back To Top

Chef Jim Kyndberg from FireLake Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis puts together two favorites for a Surf & Turf burger.  You can try the Surf & Turf burger through this weekend at FireLake.

12 Days of Grilling: Burger Toppings   Back To Top

Chef Eli Renn from Gold Nugget Tavern and Grill is focusing on the topping for your burger.  We aren’t talking about the regular old lettuce and tomatoes either.  Besides grilling the burger, Chef Eli says use the grill for your toppings too. 

12 Days of Grilling: Patty Melts   Back To Top

Ground beef plus cheese between two pieces of bread = the patty melt!  Chef and owner of Coalition, Eli Wollenzein, changes up the classic burger.

Linguine Aglio & Oglio Positano Con Gamberetti   Back To Top

Chef Angelo Montes was born in Sicily and worked his way through restaurant kitchens in Italy.  He brought his culinary skills with him when he opened Sole Mio Ristorante in Woodbury.  He shares a recipe for shrimp linguine that you can make at home in just 12 minutes. 

12 Days of Grilling: Burgers 101   Back To Top

The chef from Peppers and Fries is bringing us back to the basics when it comes to making a good burger.

12 Days of Grilling: Restaurant Quality Burgers   Back To Top

There is just something special about your favorite burger joint that keeps you coming back.  Doug Preston from My Burger shares some secrets that you can do at home to get a restaurant quality hamburger.

12 Days of Grilling: Burger Bar   Back To Top

If you have a big crowd to feed but don’t want to be stuck at the grill, Cooking for Dads host Rob Barrett, has the answer.  In our 12 Days of Grilling brought to you by Minnesota Beef Council, Rob shows us how to put on a burger bar!