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Egg White Waffle Sandwich  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Holiday Recipes with CobornsDelivers   Back To Top

Registered Dietian Emily Parent stopped by with some great holiday recipes from CobornsDelivers

Chicken Recipes with Gold'n Plump   Back To Top

Gold'n Plump chickens are all atural and raised by farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  The chickens are fed locally sourced vegetables and grain feed.  In fact, their diet is created with the help of a nutritionist.  Kristen Olson from Gold'n Plump has some simple dinner ideas to share.

Classic Soup Recipes   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell of Golden Fig stopped by with some classic soup recipes perfect for a winter night. 

Pork the Halls: Pomegranate Pork Chops   Back To Top

All week long we are dishing up delicious recipes with the Minnesota Pork Board. The Executive Chef of Dellwood Country Club, Peter Christenson stopped by to make Pomegranate Pork Chops.

Rosemary Pork Tenderloin with Apples   Back To Top

Executive Chef of the University of St. Thomas, Ben McCallum, shared a tasty rosemary pork tenderloin with apples recipe. 

Pork the Halls: Naked Pork Ravioli   Back To Top

All week long we are dishing up delicious recipes with the Minnesota Pork Board. Tim McCarty from the Mayo Clinic Foundation stopped by to make Naked Pork Ravioli.

Smoked Fish   Back To Top

Josh Nelson of Almanac Fish in Lowertown St. Paul stopped by the TCL kitchen to share some tips on how to smoke fish. 

Monday Night Meal: Beet and Meat Stir-Fry   Back To Top

Rob Barrett, host of Cooking for Dads, stopped by and prepared an easy meal to stop your week.

Pork The Halls: Apple Smoked Pork Rib Chop and Smoked Pork Butt Corn Cake   Back To Top

All week long we are dishing up delicious recipes with the Minnesota Pork Board. Chef and Depot Bar and Grill General Manager, Jeff Labeau stopped by to make a delicious pork recipe.

Cashew Chicken Quinoa Bake   Back To Top

Certfied Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Blogger Lindsay Dungey stopped by with a tasty yet healthy recipe perfect for a winter work-night meal.   

Monday Night Meal: Braised Short Ribs   Back To Top

It’s the start of a busy work week and that means it's time for another Monday Night Meal. Culinary Director of Vivo Kitchen, Chef Daniel Wesener stopped by to share how to make a restaurant quality recipe with a counter-top standby.

Pan Roast Duck Recipe   Back To Top

Looking for a tasty winter night meal that will impress your family and guests? Terry John Zila stopped by the TCL studio to show us a pan roast duck recipe that will do just that.     

New Orleans Brunch   Back To Top

There's a restaurant in Minneapolis, called McKinney Roe, which is dedicated to bringing new Orleans flavor to the Twin Cities. General manager and executive chef of McKinney Roe, Scott Pampuch stopped by to make Oyster Foch.

Coalition Restaurant - TCL In Your Town: Edina   Back To Top

Owner of Coalition, Eli Wollenzien, stopped by the studio to share some tasty breakfast recipes. We are celebrating all things Edina this week with TCL In Your Town.

Pork Loin Roast Recipe   Back To Top

Private Chef Justin Davis stopped by the TCL kitchen to share a tasty pork loin recipe perfect for the winter. 

Monday Night Meal: Kung Pao Chickpeas   Back To Top

If you like the idea of Chinese takeout but don't exactly love that blah weighted down feeling it can leave you with, we’ve got a recipe just for you. This is from

Monday Night Meal: Chicken Meatballs   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. The creator of, Terry John Zila stopped by to make Chicken Meatballs and Marinara Sauce.

Spatchcocking a Turkey   Back To Top

Cooking for Dad's Rob Barrett stopped by the TCL kitchen to chat about spatchcocking a turkey for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday Night Meal: Chinese Chicken Wraps   Back To Top

Every Monday we give you tasty dinner recipes that are easy to make for the entire family, we call it Monday Night Meal. Chef and author, Daniel Green stopped by to make Chinese Lettuce Wraps. 

Let’s Dish! Ready-to-Cook Meals with CobornsDelivers   Back To Top

Let’s Dish! provides of home-style, ready-to-cook meals, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this fall. They partnered with regional grocery chain Coborns and Twin Cities-based CobornsDelivers to put its meals in retail freezer spaces and available through grocery delivery. CorbornDelivers, dietitian Emily Parent stopped but to feature some of their most popular meals.

Monday Night Meal: Butternut Squash and Shrimp Pasta   Back To Top

Every Monday we give you tasty dinner recipes that are easy to make for the entire family, we call it Monday Night Meal. Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to make Shrimp Butternut Squash Pasta.

Pot Roast Crepes   Back To Top

It’s couch potato week and we’re combining some of our favorite comfort foods into one dish. Creator of JohnJeanJuan, Terry John Zila stopped by to make Pot Roast Crepes.

Mixtas and Schucos: Guatemalan Hot Dogs   Back To Top

Before you head out with the kiddos to go trick or treating, you’ll need a spooky and spectacular dinner idea that's easy to make and delicious.  Amalia Moreno Damgaard stopped by to make Guatemalan Hot Dogs.  For more information on Amalia, click here.

Lat14: Southeast Asian Foods   Back To Top

Ann Ahmed has a reputation for putting a unique twist on twist on traditional Southeast Asian food. She recently opened up a new restaurant in Golden Valley called, Lat14. Lat14 is an Asian Eatery serving a variety of Southeast Asian Foods. She stopped by to share more about these delicious dishes.

Monday Night Meal: Chili and Chili Quesadilla   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. It's our Monday Night Meal presented by Nordic Ware. Emily Dingmann is a nutritionist and mom, she stopped by to make a meal that you can cook once but eat twice.

Tailgating Recipes   Back To Top

Go beyond serving hot dogs for your next Vikings game. Renee Korczak from the Minnesota Beef Council shares tailgating recipes to please a crowd.  

One Sheet-Pan Meals   Back To Top

Make a delicious dinner without a sink full of dishes. Natalie Jaeger, the owner of The Olive Grove Olive Oil Company in Mendota Heights, stopped by with three one sheet-pan meals.

Easy-Breezy Whole Jerk Chicken   Back To Top

Tomme Beevas from Pimento Jamaican Kitchen stopped by to share his Easy-Breezy Whole Jerk Chicken recipe! Contact them if you need help with your holiday meals!

Monday Night Meal: Almost Instant Sausage and Lentil Soup   Back To Top

When Monday rolls around, we know it can be tough to get back into a weeknight dinner routine. That's why we created a series called, Monday Night Meal to help you get out of a recipe rut and get something that's easy and delicious on the dinner table. Recipe Developer, Mary Jane Miller stopped by to make Almost Instant Sausage and Lentil Soup.

Thanksgiving Day Croustades   Back To Top

Terry John Zila is the creator of JohnJeanJuan Cakes. He stopped by to make Thanksgiving Day Croustades. It's a sage croustade with mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce in a single bite.

Monday Night Meal: Tortellini in Creamy Pumpkin-Sage Sauce   Back To Top

It’s Pumpkin Palooza on Twin Cities Live. Chef, instructor and author Robin Asbell stopped by to make Tortellini in Creamy Pumpkin-Sage Sauce

Slow Cooktober Day 3: Beef Stew vs. Chicken & Dumplings   Back To Top

A slow cooker recipe is the comfort food we crave as it starts to get cooler outside. Twin cities Live Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych made Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings and 5 Eyewitness News meteorologist Wren Clair made Slow Cooker Beef Stew.