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12 Days of Grilling: Kabobs  

It’s the final day of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, wraps it up with kabobs – from the appetizer to the dessert – all on the grill!

Fresh Meals with The Oilerie  

One of the best things about this time of year is all of the fresh produce available from gardens, at the Farmers Markets, and in the grocery stores.  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, stocked the kitchen full of fresh produce and ingredients from The Oilerie to make an easy weeknight dinner.

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado-Corn Salsa Recipe

One of the best things about this time of year is all of the fresh produce available from gardens, at the Farmers Markets, and in the grocery stores.  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, stocked the kitchen full of fresh produce and ingredients from The Oilerie to make an easy weeknight dinner.

12 Days of Grilling: Grilled Meatballs  

It’s day eleven of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.  Host of the Weekly Dish on myTalk 107.1, Stephanie Hansen, is here grilling up something you might not think to put on the grill – meatballs!

12 Days of Grilling: Stuffed Steaks  

TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert gets pretty creative with her recipes – and it’s no different with steak.  She prepares a Stuffed Steak on the grill on day ten of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.

12 Days of Grilling: Spicy Mexican Hotdogs  

We’ve seen a lot of steaks get grilled up in a variety of different ways – in our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.  Author and food blogger, Amanda Paa, is changing it up a bit and using an old grilling favorite – the all beef hot dog!

12 Days of Grilling: Steak & Pear Salad  

If anyone can grill a good steak, we think it would be our Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett.  He proves us right – plus shows us how to add some fruit on the grill – in our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council

12 Days of Grilling: Over Open Fire   Back To Top

Cookbook Contributor Mary Jane Miller shows us how to grill over an open flame on day seven of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.  Mary Jane uses some cuts of beefs that you might not be real familiar with.

12 Days of Grilling: Beef Fajitas   Back To Top

It’s day six of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.  Kirsten Shabaz is grilling up fajitas that you can use the leftovers for breakfast!

12 Days of Grilling: Beef Tenderloin   Back To Top

Chef John Schiltz from Lake Elmo Inn helps us out on day five of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.  Chef John shows us how to grill a Beef Tenderloin up right.

12 days of Grilling: A Perfect Steak & Compound Butter   Back To Top

Day four of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council  not only shows us how to grill the perfect steak but also how to whip up some compound butter.  Steve gets a lesson from Chef Chris DeKoster from Hog-n-The Road

Fresh Summer Salad Back To Top

Kowalski Market’s Culinary Director, Rachael Perron, prepares a fresh summer salad.

12 Days of Grilling: Salt & Pepper Flat Iron Steaks   Back To Top

It’s day three of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council!  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig prepares a Salt & Pepper Flat Iron steak that will be a favorite off the grill.

Pimento Cheese   Back To Top

It’s known as “the Caviar of the South” and Minnesotan’s are starting to love it too.  Pimento cheese is a cheese spread that can be used for more than just sandwiches.  Kafe 421’s Antigoni Sander McCloud shares a few recipes.

12 Days of Grilling: Juicy Lucy   Back To Top

12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council continues!  Raphael Looney from The Nook in St. Paul has Steve experiencing a Juicy Lucy for the first time – and they teach us how you can make it at home!

12 Days of Grilling: Grilled Beef Panzanella   Back To Top

The Minnesota Beef Council brings us the 12 Days of Grilling!  Gianni’s Steakhouse knows a thing or two about beef.  Emily checks out a recipe that she thinks you’ll want to add to your backyard barbeque. 

Meatless Mondays: Sweet Corn   Back To Top

It’s sweet corn season and you can find it everywhere!  Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell,  shows there are more ways to make it than just boiling or grilling it.

Breakfast Egg Sandwich   Back To Top

Elizabeth feels – very strongly – that the egg sandwich is way underrated!  Laurie Crowell with Golden Fig agrees so she came up with a few ways that takes the egg sandwich and kicks it up a few notches! 

Korean Pork Ribs   Back To Top

The 9th Annual Minnesota Garlic Fest is next Saturday, August 9th, and cookbook author Mary Jane Miller is busy getting ready for it!  Mary Jane shows us a recipe for Korean Pork Ribs.  She says the sauce is similar to the more traditional Korean Kalbi, which is made with beef ribs.  These flavors taste great on pork. 

10 Minute Pasta Sauce   Back To Top

Spaghetti during the week usually involves using a jarred pasta sauce.  Making a homemade sauce can take hours to make so it’s typically not a quick easy dinner idea.  Cooking for Dads host Rob Barrett is here to change that!  He has a recipe for spaghetti sauce that will only take  you ten minutes to make! 

The Great Midwest Rib Fest   Back To Top

Mystic Lake Casino will be hosting the Great Midwest Rib Fest this weekend.  Eight of the top national rib cookers will compete to see who makes the best ribs.  Steve Vaughn from Texas Outlaw BBQ is confident his ribs will take the prize!

Breakfast Ideas with St. Paul Farmers Market   Back To Top

The St. Paul Farmers Market is the perfect place to go for fresh produce.  Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig and a vendor at the Farmers Market, takes us shopping for some fresh breakfast ideas to make on the grill. 

Bisquick Pizza Waffles   Back To Top

TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, created a recipe last year that ended up winning her second place in the Bisquick competition at the Minnesota State Fair.

Creative Burger Ideas with The Oilerie   Back To Top

If you are getting a little bored of the same old burgers off the grill this summer, The Oilerie has some creative ways to change things up.  Terri Chaffer of the Maple Grove Oilerie shows us how easy it is to wake up your taste buds.

Fresh and Fiery Tilapia Taco   Back To Top

Chef Jamie Malone has been named one of Food and Wine’s top ten best new chefs in America, has a Sustainability Award for her work at Sea Change in Minneapolis, and was a semifinalist for a James Beard Award (which is like the Grammy’s for chefs!)  Let’s just say she knows a thing or two about cooking and she proves it with her Fresh and Fiery Tilapia Taco!  

Creative Pasta Salads   Back To Top

You may find several different options of pasta salads at any of the pot-luck gatherings you go to this summer.  Our kitchen star, Alice Seuffert, has three salads that you can probably count on being unique options.

Cooking with Sriracha   Back To Top

The condiment is becoming as popular as ketchup and mustard for some folks.  A touch of sriracha to any dish will add some heat.  Private chef, Justin Davis, shares some of his favorite recipes using the hot stuff.

Em’s Adventures: Cooking   Back To Top

Emily has tried many things in her days here at Twin Cities Live.  She is usually up for trying just about anything, and does so bravely.  The adventure she’s about to embark on has her a little terrified because she has never really done it before.  We are talking about cooking!

Healthy Meals on a Budget   Back To Top

According to a Harvard Study, it can cost about $500 more a year for a person to include fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts to their diet.  Registered Dietitian and Blogger, Cassie Bjork, has some meal suggestions that cost less than $2.00 per serving; making it more affordable to eat healthy!

Freezer Meals   Back To Top

Maybe you do this: you figure out your meal plan for the week, prepare them on the weekend and put them in the freezer.  Our Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, goes even further than that.  She’s organized a Freezer Meal Exchange.  Alice says the way you freeze your meals makes all the difference.  If you freeze them wrong all your hard work would be wasted.

Cooking an Alpaca Steak   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, took us all by surprise when he told us what he’s been grilling lately.  He saw alpaca at the Minneapolis Farmers Market and thought he’d give it a try.  He loved it and wants others to experience the delicious flavor too.  Alpaca is only available in Minnesota, at the Minneapolis Farmer's market or the Wedge Coop.  

A Dinner for Dad from the Oilerie   Back To Top

Using espresso in your recipes is one way to make sure it’s full of rich flavors.  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, shows us how it’s done with ingredients from the Oilerie in St. Paul.

Quinoa and Berry Salad Back To Top

Using espresso in your recipes is one way to make sure it’s full of rich flavors.  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, shows us how it’s done with ingredients from the Oilerie in St. Paul. 

Smokey Espresso-Rubbed Pork Back To Top

Using espresso in your recipes is one way to make sure it’s full of rich flavors.  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, shows us how it’s done with ingredients from the Oilerie in St. Paul. 

Dad Approved Meals   Back To Top

Time to get your grill on!   We’re making the Ultimate Father's Day or perfect summer dinner! Starting with Ribs 'n Beer.  Ribs can be kind of a pain to make.   The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, found a way to make it easy breezy with her own rib rub!  Add to that her fancy potatoes on the grill, and for dessert- Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Meatless Mondays: Picnic Ideas   Back To Top

Picnics are a fun social event and a great excuse to sit outside and enjoy lunch on a blanket.  Robin Asbell has ideas that are a little different than what you might normally see in the picnic basket – and no meat is required.

Susie's Fried Chicken   Back To Top

Fried Chicken is the perfect dish for a summertime meal.  Elizabeth raves about her mom’s fried chicken so we asked Susie Ries to show us how to make the perfect Southern Fried Chicken.

Morel Mushrooms   Back To Top

Every spring you can find mushroom hunters out in the woods scouting out the perfect morel mushroom.  The prized delicacy requires very specific growing conditions, making them quite the commodity.  If you don’t want to hunt them, Golden Fig in St. Paul has morel mushrooms.  Owner Laurie Crowell shows us a few recipes using the delicacy.

Cheese Recipes from Ellsworth Cheese   Back To Top

You don’t have to wait for the Minnesota State Fair to enjoy cheese curds!  Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery produces the tasty morsels every day.  Beth Ingli from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery has a couple of picnic ideas using cheese. 

Selecting Cuts of Beef   Back To Top

There are plenty of cuts of beef that you might walk right past at the butcher counter, not knowing how tasty they can be. Steve Vranian, Executive Chef at Gianni's Steakhouse stopped by to reveal a few of his favorite cuts to use. 

Shrimp in Kimonos   Back To Top

As usual, the rhubarb is popping up and will be ready to pick first in your garden.  If you think dessert is the only thing you can put rhubarb in, think again!  From her cookbook, Rhubarb Renaissance, Kim Odie, creates a shrimp recipe for dinner!

Homemade Fish Sticks   Back To Top

TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, shows us how to make fish sticks that your kids are sure to love!

Rob's Veggie Slider   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, is jumping on the Meatless Monday bandwagon.  He shows us how to make a slider perfect for your Memorial Day cookout.

Wild Ramp Recipes   Back To Top

Wild ramps, also known as spring onions or wild leeks, are an early spring vegetable with a strong garlic-like odor and an onion flavor.  The combination of onions and garlic is numerous cooking styles.  Golden Fig’s Laurie Crowell shows us how to use wild ramps in a few recipes.

Grilling with Latin Flair   Back To Top

It’s grilling season - so grab those burgers and throw them on the grill.  Chef and cookbook author, Amalia Moreno-Daamgaard shows us how to take your meal and give it a Latin flair, just by adding a couple of extra items.  

Grilled Bison Burgers Back To Top

Grass-fed bison is delicious and not at all gamy.  It’s leaner, lower in calories and more nutritious than beef.

Meatless Mondays: Lentils   Back To Top

Lentils provide more than half of your daily need of fiber and give you more potassium than a large banana.  Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell shows us just a couple of easy ways to use lentils in your dinner recipes. 

French Lentil Salad with Asparagus Back To Top

This tasty salad can be served warm or cold. The delicious nutty flavor of the lentils is accented by thyme, bright champagne vinegar and soft, sweet peppers.

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Potatoes Back To Top

In a typical Indian meal, there is almost always a cup of dal, a simple bean or lentil soup.  This version is rich in vegetables and very mildly spiced. It's delicious with a dollop of plain yogurt along with some flatbreads or turmeric-seasoned basmati rice on the side.

Cooking with Citrus Oils   Back To Top

Terri Chaffer from The Oilerie in Maple Grove is showing us how cooking with citrus oils makes, can make an already delicious meal so much more flavorable.