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12 Days of Grilling: Juicy Lucy  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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!

12 Days of Grilling: Paddy Shack   Back To Top

Chef Jack from Paddy Shack created the Bulgogi Burger for 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by Minnesota Beef Council.  Stop into the Paddy Shack before Friday, August 21st to try the creation.  Or you can make your own at home! 

From the Garden to the Table   Back To Top

TCL’s Luckiest Cook winner, Patty Morrissey, is back in the kitchen putting dinner on the table – straight from the garden.

Poppy Cashew Chicken Salad Back To Top

TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert shares her recipe for a favorite chicken salad.

Cold Soups   Back To Top

When you think of soup, images of a hot soup on a cold day come to mind.  Summer time doesn’t mean you don’t eat soup.  It means you eat them cold!  Eli Wollenzien, owner of Coalition, shows us a few soups that are actually meant to be cold!

Burgers for Memorial Day   Back To Top

It’s officially the beginning of grilling season!  Fire up the grills but let’s kick those burger up a notch!  Owner of The Olive Grove, Natalie Jaeger, says it’s all in the olive oil with her Rosemary Smoked Burger and Southwest Burger

Beef Tenderloin Dinners   Back To Top

You can put a beef tenderloin dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes.  Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell, shows us two ways to prepare it! 

Shred Diet Cookbook   Back To Top

Dr. Ian Smith is a health and fitness expert that has appeared on shows like Celebrity Fit Club, The Doctors, Oprah Winfrey, and The View.  He’s the mastermind behind Shred the Revolutionary Diet. 

Date Night Meals   Back To Top

It’s always fun to go out to dinner with your sweetie.  It also can be pretty romantic to stay in and make a date-night meal too.  Personal chef and creator of A Simple Kitchen, Sarah Lang, creates a three course menu that will sure to impress your sweetheart.  

Cinco de Mayo Celebration Menu   Back To Top

The Mexican culture is celebrated on this day every year.  Stephany Wieland, creator of Making it with Stephany, has recipes for you to celebrate at home. 

Lisa Lillien: Hungry Girl Diet   Back To Top

Author of The Hungry Girl Diet, Lisa Lillien, proclaims herself to be a “Foodologist.”  Not because she has some kind of fancy degree, but simply because she loves food! 

TCL’s Luckiest Cook: Beer-Braised Irish Pot Roast   Back To Top

The ladies have taken their turn at taking the title of TCL’s Luckiest Cook.  The last finalist up for the title is Nate Midolo.  He is hoping that his recipe for FINNEGANS Beer-Braised Irish Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions will be the one to give him the title and the trip to Ireland, courtesy of Trafalgar and AAA Minneapolis.

TCL’s Luckiest Cook: Wild Wandering Irishman Soup   Back To Top

Patty Morrissey from Apple Valley is making her Wild Wandering Irishman Soup using FINNEGANS Blonde Ale.  She’s hoping she’ll become TCL’s Luckiest Cook and win the trip to Ireland courtesy of Trafalgar and AAA Minneapolis.

TCL’s Luckiest Cook: FINNEGANS Paddy Cakes   Back To Top

The first of our four lucky finalists is competing for her chance to be TCL’s Luckiest Cook and win a trip to Ireland courtesy of Trafalgar and AAA Minneapolis.  Meg Hillary from Eden Prairie tries her luck with her FINNEGANS Paddy Cakes.

Cauliflower Recipes   Back To Top

Named one of the trendiest veggies of 2015, Cauliflower is having a big year!  Kafe 421’s co-owner, Antigoni Sander McCloud, shows us some fun ways to cook with cauliflower.

Workout Nutrition   Back To Top

Rasa Troupe knows the importance of taking care of her body through nutrition.  This former athlete ran track and field in the 2008 Olympics, representing Lithuania.  Rasa decided to become a registered dietitian to help others learn about nutrition.

Slow Cooker Ideas   Back To Top

The slow cooker was invented in 1936 and has been a staple in kitchens since.  It’s used quite often in the winter for those comfort foods.  Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove, shares some recipes that are perfect for springtime in the slow cooker.

Leftover Easter Ham Recipes   Back To Top

If you still have some of that Easter ham left over, there is more to do with it than just plain old ham sandwiches.  Amanda Paa, author of the cook book, Smitten with Squash, and of the blog, Heartbeet Kitchen, has some creative recipes to use that ham in.

Cooking with FINNEGANS Beer   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is looking for our “Luckiest Cook”!  TCL’s Luckiest Cook will win a trip for two to Ireland, courtesy of AAA Minneapolis and Trafalgar!  All you need to do is create an original recipe that includes FINNEGANS Amber or Blonde beer.     

Easter Brunch   Back To Top

Brunch is a favorite meal to serve at Easter.  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, has some easy recipes that will wow a crowd.

Jazzing Up Leftovers   Back To Top

Nobody likes to waste food, but sometimes you can get bored with the leftovers.  Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, shows us some easy ways to “jazz up” the leftovers for a whole new meal.  The key to jazzing up leftovers is to add one easy new element to them.

Rob's Peanut Butter Steak Back To Top

In honor of TCL’s Man Show, Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett prepares some meat on the grill for the guys!

Red Wine Poached Eggs   Back To Top

Gavin Kaysen opened Spoon and Stable in the fall of 2014 for dinner.  Now they are opening for brunch on Sunday, March 22nd!  Chef Gavin gives us a taste of what you’ll find on the menu. 

Corned Beef & Cabbage   Back To Top

A traditional meal for St. Patrick’s Day is, undoubtedly, corned beef and cabbage.  It’s interesting to note that this meal is actually an adaptation of an Irish dish that the immigrants created when they came to America.  Just like those immigrants did hundreds of years ago, Eli Wollenzein, owner and chef of Coalition Restaurant, is putting a new twist on the dish. 

Olive Grove’s Chicken Recipes   Back To Top

You either roast chicken, grill it, or fry it. Either way, the same old chicken dinner can get boring.  Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove, says adding some simple ingredients can really change up your normal chicken dinner. 

Chef Todd English’s Scallops   Back To Top

Five time James Beard Award winner, Chef Todd English, has a new line of cookware that he is debuting.  He prepares Scallops with Walnuts and Oranges to show them off.

Irish Beef Stew   Back To Top

With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, the Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, is cooking up a traditional Irish beef Stew with beer and serving it up in a bread bowl.

Cooking with Harissa   Back To Top

Harissa is one of the hottest trends in spicy foods.  Antigoni Sander McCloud, co-owner of Kafe 421, explains what it is – and shows us how to cook with it.

Snapper “Basquaise”   Back To Top

Chef Gavin Kaysen, owner and chef of Spoon and Stable - one of the hottest restaurants in the Twin Cities, shows us how to make a seafood dish at home that’s going to fill you up too.  Gavin is using snapper in this dish but says you can use any fish you want.

Food Fight Preview   Back To Top

Some 5 Eyewitness News anchors are being teamed up with an Executive Chef from a local restaurant to create a new and unique dish.  It’s the 2nd Annual Food Fight at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 28th at noon.

Mary Jane’s Braised Pot Roast   Back To Top

This is a basic roast with tons of flavor.  If you chill and slice the beef, reheating it in its own juices, it’s fancy enough for company.  Be sure to serve this with mashed potatoes, creamy polenta, or noodles to make the most of the yummy sauce.

Beef for Breakfast   Back To Top

February is National Hot Breakfast Month!  The most important meal of the day just got better (and beefier).  Adding protein to your morning meal will keep you satisfied longer.  Twin Cities Live Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, shows us how to add beef to your breakfasts with recipes from the Minnesota Beef Council

Rotisserie Chicken Ideas   Back To Top

For a quick weeknight meal, grabbing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store is one of the easiest things to do.  Instead of eating it plain with a side dish, why not kick it up a notch.  Personal chef, Sarah Lang, has some ideas to jazz up your rotisserie chicken.

Olive Grove Pasta Salads   Back To Top

Summertime is not the only time for pasta salads!  Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove in Mendota Heights, gives some of your favorite pasta salads a winter makeover.   

Lunar New Year Meal for Luck   Back To Top

Thursday, February 19th, is the Lunar New Year also known as the Chinese New Year.   On the evening preceding Chinese New Year’s Day, families gather for the annual dinner.  Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell, prepares a dish that you can create to help bring luck to you and your family this Lunar New Year.

Kid-Friendly Valentine's-Inspired Recipes   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, stopped by with kid-friendly Valentine's-inspired recipes that the whole family will enjoy.

Heart Healthy Salmon Meal   Back To Top

Eli Wollenzien, owner of Coalition Restaurant, gives us just a taste of spring with his salmon dish – and it’s good for your heart health too!  

Game Day Recipes   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom Amy Hanten stops by the TCL Kitchen to share her go-to recipes to snack on while watching the big game!

Healthy Breakfasts   Back To Top

TCL’s Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, is always coming up with creative recipes.  As a mom, eating healthy is important to her.  She has tried a few diets like the Paleo Diet and Whole 30.  With both diets, she says her biggest challenge has always been breakfast.  She’s making it easier for you with her go-to healthy breakfast ideas.