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Monday Night Meal: Cherry Chicken Pasta Salad  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Monday Night Meal: Tomato Salpicon with Rice and Salmon   Back To Top

Every week, cooks and chefs stop by with quick and simple dinner ideas to help you plan for the week ahead. Culinary Director of Vivo Kitchen, Daniel Wesner shared how to make Tomato Salpicon with Rice and Salmon. If you make this recipe be sure to let us know. Post your picture on Facebook or email us! 

Easy Shredded Chicken   Back To Top

Our TCL Home Cook Linda McConnell stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us an easy shredded chicken recipe you can make any day of the week. 

Black Bean Tacos with Fried Avocado   Back To Top

We’re putting a twist on your taco night by swapping out some key ingredients. Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell, shared the recipe for Black Bean Tacos with Fried Avocado.

Jerk Pork Chicken Sandwiches   Back To Top

Tomme Beevas is the owner of Pimento Jamaican Kitchen located in the heart of eat street in Minneapolis....he stopped by to make jerk pork sandwiches and tasty drinks to go with it.

Monday Night Meal: Braised Vegetables with Chickpeas   Back To Top

Every week, cooks and chefs stop by with quick and simple dinner ideas to help you plan for the week ahead. Cookbook author Beth Dooley shared a recipe for Braised Vegetables with Chickpeas.

Mother’s Day Recipes for Moms   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Aliceis here sharing simple recipes and ideas for your family this Mother’s Day.

Monday Night Meal: Chilaquiles   Back To Top

You can start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your whole family. Culinary & Branding Director of Kowalski's Markets, Rachael Perron stopped by to share to how to make Chilaquiles.

Chicken Fajita Packets   Back To Top

It's not a fiesta without fajitas.  Cook and Author, Amy Hanten shared her favorite Cinco de Mayo recipe that is delicious all summer long.

Cooked Trout from Alma's Alex Roberts   Back To Top

Since 1999, Alma in Minneapolis has served three-course meals receiving high praise. The restaurant's chef and owner, Alex Roberts, is a four-time James Beard award nominee. He stopped by the studio to share a recipe for trout served with smoked roe.

Orecchiette Pasta with Kale Pesto from Tilia's Steven Brown   Back To Top

Steven Brown, the Co-Owner of Tilia in Minneapolis, is now a four-time James Beard Award nominee. He stopped by the Twin Cities Live studio for the first time to share a recipe for Orecchiette Pasta with Kale Pesto.

Date Night Cooking   Back To Top

This Pasta is great for date night. It’s elegant and easy and when made with high quality ingredients so delicious.  It’s also a perfect balance of taste and texture with savory cured prosciutto and fresh sweet peas in a sauce of white wine, cream, and truffle oil.  This dish feels fancy but comes together quickly. Food blogger and cookbook author, Tonja Engen stopped by to share date night dinner tips.

Moules a la Basquaise from Chef Gavin Kaysen   Back To Top

He's the mastermind behind the restaurants Bellecour and Spoon and Stable. He's a finalist for a 2018 James Beard Foundation award and stops by the Twin Cities Live studio to share a recipe for mussels. 

Grilled Oysters from Grand Cafe's Jamie Malone   Back To Top

In late 2016, Jamie Malone joined the team at the Grand Cafe in Minneapolis. A short time later, she was presented the opportunity to purchase the restaurant and she snatched the opportunity. After a complete makeover, the Grand Cafe is receiving high praise and was a 2018 James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant. Jamie stopped by to share a recipe for grilled oysters.

Monday Night Meal: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa   Back To Top

We’ve all been in a recipe rut before, that’s why you can catch a new series on Twin Cites Live at Four, called “Monday Night Meal.” You can start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that’s easy to make and will impress your whole family. Recipe Developer, Mary Jane Miller shared how to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa.

Raw Greens Wraps   Back To Top

Chef Lachelle Cunningham owner of Chelles’ Kitchen is in studio today to show us how to make some very simple Raw Greens Wraps.

Creative Cottage Cheese Recipes by Old Home   Back To Top

The Food Dolls have attracted a huge following on their social media platforms for their passion of making simple and delicious recipes. These two sisters shared a peanut butter brownie pudding recipe that included Old Home Cottage Cheese and it got over 2 million views.

Monday Night Meal: Rob's Chili Biscuit 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. Host of Cooking for Dads Rob Barrett shared how to make chili biscuit bowls.

Monday Night Meal: Quick Tuscan Chops   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell was one of our first guests who appeared on Twin Cities Live! She’s now back for her 250th episode to make dinner for our Monday Night Meal Series. She shared how to make “Quick Tuscan Chops.”

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint   Back To Top

Linda McConnell stopped by with a tasty soup recipe that will help you think of spring.

Pretty Simple Cooking Ideas   Back To Top

Sonja and Alex Overhiser are Indianapolis bloggers and authors of the Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook. Their goal is to help more people stop second guessing themselves  and start cooking!

Sweet and Savory Swedish Waffles   Back To Top

Swedish Crown Bakery owner, Eva Sabet shares her favorite Swedish waffle recipe along with delicious sweet and savory toppings you can add to it.

Green Eggs and Ham Salad   Back To Top

Chances are you might have quite a bit of leftover ham and hard boiled eggs from Easter. Host for Cooking for Dads, Rob Barrett stopped by to explained how to make Green Eggs and Ham Salad, which is perfect for Easter Leftovers.

Out of the Box Easter Brunch   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 make out-of-the-box Easter brunch ideas included Black Eyed Pea Pancakes.

Easter Brunch Ideas   Back To Top

Avoid the Easter brunch crowd and impress your family at home. Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig stopped by with delicious brunch ideas.

Test Kitchen: Curated Meal Kits   Back To Top

If your weeknights are hectic, running kids here and there, you're likely always on the hunt for quick and easy meal ideas.  It’s why three local companies want to help. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how they're taking the guesswork out of prepping and creating a family meal and she's put them to a test with her own family in her own kitchen.