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Monday Night Meal: Pork Scaloppine  

Monday Night Meal is a series to help you get inspired by simple and tasty dinner ideas. Culinary Director of Vivo Kitchen Chef Daniel Wesener stopped by to make pork scaloppine.

Reuben Soup  

Cook and Author, Amy Hanten has a fun twist on the Reuben Sandwich. She stopped by to share how to make Reuben Soup.

Spamalot Chef Challenge: Toasted Spam Fried Rice  

The musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is will be at the Ordway, April 2nd – 7th.  It’s based off the 1975 British movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  We are celebrating with a Spamalot Chef Challenge!  The spam series is wrapping up with Toasted Spam Fried Rice, the host of the YouTube series, “Cooking for Dads” Rob Barret, stopped by to make it.

Fish & Chips  

Chef Vincent Francoual the Cara Irish Pubs Culinary Director prepares Fish & Chips.

Spamalot Chef Challenge: Spam Madame  

Monty Python and the Holy Grail has become a British cult classic and, according to an ABC special in 2011, was named second best comedy of all time. The musical Monty Python's Spamalot is based off that movie.  In honor of the musical's arrival at the Ordway, we are having our first ever Spamalot Chef Challenge!

Monday Night Meal: Coconut Shrimp Stew  

Monday Night Meal is a series to help start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea. Recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller stopped by to share howto make Coconut Shrimp Sauce.

Brighten Up Your Meals with Greens  

Chances are you’ve rotated through all the heavy comfort food favorites and you might craving spring and bright meals to make you feel good. Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice stopped by to show three easy options for brightening up a few meals with the addition of greens.

Cooking "Green"   Back To Top

Patty Morrissey has some recipes that will have you feeling the luck of the Irish!

Willy Wonka Inspired Dishes   Back To Top

The hit musical Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory 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 that’s inspired by the musical.

Taste of Italy: Amore Uptown   Back To Top

If you can’t make it all the way across the ocean to explore Italy, you can still get a taste of it by taking a trip to Uptown.  Chef Tina McElveen from Amore Uptown prepares one of their most popular dishes.

Three Ways To Make French Toast   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell stopped with fabulous French Toast recipes that are both sweet and savory.

Monday Night Meal: Creamy Celery Soup   Back To Top

Monica Irwin is the queen of getting kids to eat their vegetables. She has made it her mission to help parents find creative ways to introduce veggies to their kids. Today she stopped by with a simple Monday Night Meal idea that’s easy to make and perfect for a busy week night.

Spices from Around the World   Back To Top

Whether you're an avid spice user or have no clue what spices are even in your kitchen cabinet, Executive Chef of Chelles’ Kitchen, Lachelle Cunningham stopped by to share her top tips on spices and what dishes to make with them. 

Halibut Recipes   Back To Top

TCL's Fish Guy, Josh Nelson of Almanac Fish stopped by with some tasty Halibut recipes. 

Recipes Using Ground Beef   Back To Top

Becky Church with the Minnesota Beef Council shared recipes using a kitchen staple, ground beef. And these dinner ideas won't create a sink full of dishes!

Monday Night Meal: In-N-Out Style Turkey Burger   Back To Top

Emily Dingmann is a nutritionist and is the creator of “My Everyday Table” and help parents simplify weeknight dinners with easy and healthy recipes and meal plans. She stopped by the studio today to make In-N-Out Style Turkey Burgers.

Cheeseburger ‘n Fries Casserole   Back To Top

Cheeseburger and fries are a match made in heaven. The Cooking Mom Amy Hanten, though it would taste even better combining them both into one tasty dish. She stopped by to make a Cheeseburger ‘n Fries Casserole.

Coconut Chicken Stir-fry   Back To Top

Rob Barrett, Cooking For Dads host, stopped by with a tasty coconut chicken stir-fry recipe. 

Twin Cities Date Night Deals   Back To Top

Our Local Guy Around Town, Mike Marcotte, shared some top date night deals in the Twin Cities.   

Fast Mac & Cheese   Back To Top

It's the perfect night to stay in and eat some comfort food.  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shows us how to make Mac & Cheese in a snap!

Monday Night Meal: Smoky Shrimp with Couscous   Back To Top

It's the start of a busy work week and that means it's time for another Monday Night Meal. Laurie Crowell stopped but to make a delicious and simple recipe called, Smoky Shrimp with Couscous.

Healthy Oatmeal Recipes   Back To Top

It’s National Hot Breakfast month so the creator of, Emily Dingmann stopped by with delicious oatmeal recipe ideas. 

Monday Night Meal: The Doran's Tater Tot Casserole   Back To Top

Channel 45 News anchor, Kevin Doran stopped by our Twin Cities Live kitchen to make a dish he says is the perfect comfort food on a cold Minnesota winter night. He made Tater Tot Casserole for Monday Night Meal.

Radisson Blu Minneapolis Deal: Tomahawk Steak   Back To Top

Downtown Minneapolis has a thriving theater scene, is home to some of the best pro sports stadiums, and has some great dining.  Just blocks from the Theatre District, Target Center, and Target Field is where you'll find Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown. Inside is Firelake Grill House and Cocktail Bar and that is where you'll find some of that fine dining!  Chef Keven Kvalsten prepares is recipe for Tomahawk Steak.

The Westin Minneapolis: TCL Staycation Special   Back To Top

If you’re looking for a special gift for your sweetie for Valentines, The Westin Minneapolis is here to help!  Chef Solomon Shaheer, from The Westin Minneapolis, stops by with a recipe you can make at home.

Monday Night Meal: Zesty Pork   Back To Top

Our goal for this Monday Night Meal series is to help make your life a little less stressful in the kitchen for the start of the week. Cooking for Dad’s Rob Barret stopped by to make a delicious zesty pork recipe that’s perfect for a busy week night dinner.

Minnesota Hmong Hot Dish   Back To Top

Yia Vang is the person behind Union Kitchen, a collaborative sharing the stories of Hmong cooking.  She shares a recipe you'll want to try at home!  

Plant Based Meats   Back To Top

Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell just finished her new book, “Plant Based Meats.” She stopped to talk more about the cookbook and how to make Basic Beef Seitan.

Blueberry Pancakes from Driscoll's   Back To Top

Our friend Chef Daniel from Driscoll's stopped by to share two different pancake recipes - Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes and Blueberry Whole Wheat Pancakes!

Monday Night Meal: Sloppy Jane   Back To Top

We're about to heat things up in this kitchen for Monday Night Meal presented by Nordic Ware. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson, says you’ll want to fire up and make this dish sooner than later. It’s a staple in the Hanson household and it’s her daughters favorite dinners. This recipe comes from one of Kelli’s favorite food blogs, The Defined Dish. It’s a way to make Sloppy Joes easier and healthier.

TCL in Your Town: Nordic Ware Factory Store   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town celebrates the best of Saint Louis Park. The west metro suburb is home to 45,000 residents, the West End shopping center, and is the birthplace of the Coen Brothers along with the Bundt Cake Pan. It's made by Nordic Ware, a family owned company, which got its start back in 1946. Next door to their factory in Saint Louis Park is the Nordic Ware Factory Store. And as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found out, not only can you shop for your home kitchen there, you can also learn how to cook an easy sheet pan dinner.

TCL in Your Town: St. Louis Park – Mill Valley Kitchen   Back To Top

Mill Valley Kitchen is a restaurant and bar that features Northern California inspired cuisine with fresh, local and organic ingredients. Their mission is to provide healthy dishes to their guests but they're getting a new face to run their kitchen... Michael Shaughnessy is their new Executive Chef. He stopped by make a dish that will be featured as one of their Valentine’s Day specials.

Egg White Waffle Sandwich   Back To Top

Amanda Valentine made a New Year resolution to live a healthier life without going on any diets. That resolution is now 7 years strong, she was able to lose over 100 pounds and keep it off.  She's on a mission to inspire a healthier lifestyle through wellness and fitness. She’s a radio host at B105 in Cincinnati and host of the Pound This Podcast.  She stopped by to share one of her favorite healthy recipe ideas along with some motivational tips.

Monday Night Meal: Chicken Stroganoff   Back To Top

Home and Garden Expert is, Larry Pfarr has a green thumb but he can also cook. He stopped by to make one of his favorite recipes that's simple and delicious. It's a perfect recipe for a busy weeknight meal.

Khao Piak Sen   Back To Top

Owner and Executive Chef of Lat14, Ann Ahmed, prepares a dish that shows why she is one of the three nominees for Outstanding Chef of the Charlie Awards.

Meatball Soup   Back To Top

Chances are you’ve seen 5 Eyewitness News Anchor, Paul Folger anchoring the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts for 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. Along with keeping the community informed he also has a passion for cooking. He stopped by to make Meatball Soup, which is a perfect weeknight dinner idea.

Olive Oil Poached Chilean Sea Bass   Back To Top

Chef Dinesh Jayawardena from FireLake Grill House & Comcktail Bar shares his recipe for poached sea bass.  He'd love for you to stop by and has a deal for you to take make a night of it.  Click here to get a one-night stay in a Superior Guestroom at Radisson Blu Mall of America for half price. 

Cupids Couple: Choosing the Food   Back To Top

Liz Becker and Ang Grossman from Inver Grove Heights is busy getting ready for their upcoming ceremony on Twin Cities Live.  They are the winners of the Cupids Couple wedding sponsored by The Wedding Guys.

Comfort Foods Without the Calories with Coborns Delivers   Back To Top

Comfort foods can have tons of calories, but Coborns Delivers offers ways to recreate those tasty foods without the guilt. Emily Parent from Coborns Delivers shared the recipes. Plus, visit their new Health and Wellness Guide online for additional information about healthier alternatives. 

Pizza Frittata   Back To Top

Every Monday, we hook you up with a tasty dinner recipe that's delicious and easy to make. We call it, Monday Night Meal. Emily Dingmann from My Everyday Table stopped by to make Pizza Frittatas.

Savory Pancakes   Back To Top

Chances are you eat your pancakes with syrup, the sweeter the better. But recipe developer and chef, Mary Jane Miller stopped by to make savory pancakes she says are perfect for dinner.

Tasty Kale Salad   Back To Top

The Real RN Kate Doubler shared some tips on how to add more greens to your diet in the new year.

Bubbly and Festive Drinks to Enjoy All Year   Back To Top

Champagne doesn't have to be a drink you only enjoy on New Year's Eve. Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is a chef and cookbook author and she stopped by with three bubbly and festive drinks you can enjoy throughout 2019.

Gluten Free Asian Dumplings   Back To Top

Terry John Zila shared a tasty gluten free asian dumpling recipe in the TCL studio kitchen.

Vegan Tacos   Back To Top

Fitness Expert and owner of The Warehouse Nickie Carrigan showed us a healthy and quick taco recipe. 

Holiday Breakfast Ideas   Back To Top

This Christmas morning, wake up to the smell of delicious dishes. Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell stopped by with a homemade granola recipes that’s equal parts yummy and festive. 

Advice for Buying Holiday Roasts   Back To Top

Prime rib is the most popular choice of meat served at Christmas dinner, but if the cost is alarming, Charlie Cory from Big Steer Meats in Saint Paul stopped by with alternatives, along with what you need to look for when buying specific cuts.

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot: Chicken Paillard   Back To Top

Randy Gallegos with the Milwaukee Road Restaurant stopped by to make a tasty recipe and offer a deal that's perfect for a holiday night out. Check out the Dot Com Deal for Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, click here.

Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis: Venison Tips   Back To Top

Executive Chef of Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis, Keven Kvalsten stopped by with a tasty appetizer recipe and a Dot Com Deal perfect for a holiday night out.  Check out the Dot Com Deal for Radisson Blu Downtown Minneapolis, click here.

Monday Night Meal: Dumpling Soup   Back To Top

Every Monday we hook you up with a tasty dinner recipe that’s delicious and easy to make. We call it, Monday Night Meal.  CEO & Founding Executive Chef, Chelles' Kitchen LLC, Lachelle Cunningham stopped by to making Dumpling Soup.