Sweets

Triple Berry Fruit Salad with Vanilla Vinaigrette

Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, uses ingredients from The Oilerie to put together a few dishes for  Easter brunch. 

Easter Cupcakes  

You don’t have to be a pastry chef or a cake decorator to make beautiful cupcakes for Easter.  Co-owner of The Buttered Tin, Alicia Hinze, is here with some easy Easter Cupcake designs that you can do at home!

Regina’s Candies  

Three generations of making candy have made Regina’s Candies a St. Paul tradition.  TCL producer Kelli Hanson visits the “Candyland” that is full of varieties of chocolates and candies where they immediately put her to work! 

Upside Down Cakes  

Most people know about the Pineapple Upside Down Cake but did you know that there are other kinds you can make?  Cake decorator and baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson, shows us how to go beyond the basic one with a Clemintine Upside Down Cake, a No-Bake Turtle Upside Down Cake, and a Cranberry Upside Down Cake.

Dessert-In-A-Box  

Everyone loves a homemade dessert but who doesn’t love the convenience of a cake mix?  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shows us how to make two delicious desserts from ordinary boxed cake mixes! Both are so easy, and perfect for Easter and spring too!  

Homemade Marshmallow Peeps  

Peeps have been a favorite treat for Easter for years.  Lately, though, they are available really for any holiday.  Now, there really is no reason to be without the marshmallow-y treats because Katy Gerdes the co-owner of Angel Food Bakery is showing us how to make them at home. 

Mini Desserts  

Alicia Hinze, co-owner of Buttered Tin with Jennifer Lueck, quickly realized her life’s calling was to be a pastry chef when she figured out she liked the treats she made at home better than the baked goods she bought from the grocery store.

Spring Parfaits   Back To Top

Katy Gerdes, co-owner of Angel Food Bakery in Minneapolis, helps celebrate the arrival of spring with recipes for springtime parfaits! 

An Irish Meal   Back To Top

On St. Patrick’s Day, undoubtedly you will find Corned Beef popping up on menus everywhere.  Did you know that corned beef is NOT the national dish in Ireland?  It is, however, an Irish-American dish!  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shares some recipes to get an Irish meal on your table at home. 

Buttercup Marshmallow S’mores   Back To Top

Park Rapids native, Amy Thielen, can be seen for a second season on Food Network’s Heartland Table.  Amy shares a recipe from the first episode.

Gluten Free Apple Crisp   Back To Top

Harry Brand from Harry's Cafe in Lakeville shares a recipe for a gluten-free and dairy-free apple crisp.

Marjorie Johnson's Refrigerator Cookies   Back To Top

She has won over 2,700 blue ribbons and has served her ginger snaps to Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock, Helen Mirren, and other celebs. Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson stopped by our stage at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show to share her recipe for Refrigerator Cookies and to answer a few questions from members of our audience.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Twist   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig is a regular in our kitchen but the cookies she makes are definitely not “regular”!  Laurie takes the chocolate chip cookie and puts a twist on them for a more “gourmet” cookie.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Back To Top

Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig is a regular in our kitchen but the cookies she makes are definitely not “regular”!  

Oatmeal Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies Back To Top

Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig is a regular in our kitchen but the cookies she makes are definitely not “regular”!

Orange & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Back To Top

Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig is a regular in our kitchen but the cookies she makes are definitely not “regular”!

Mini Popover Pancakes Back To Top

Katy Gerdes from Angel Food Bakery prepared these for a fun Breakfast-in-Bed idea!

Fancy Meals in Under 30 Minutes   Back To Top

With Valentines Day less than 24 hours away, has time gotten away from you in your planning?  There’s still time to put together a romantic dinner for two!  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss shows us how to put together a fancy meal in under thirty minutes using ingredients form The Oilerie in St. Paul. 

Oilerie® Chocolate Balsamic Strawberries Back To Top

Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss shows us how to put together a fancy meal in under thirty minutes using ingredients form The Oilerie in St. Paul.

Cake Decorating Tools   Back To Top

For over forty five years, Nancy Burgeson has been teaching people the art of cake decorating.  Last year alone she taught 125 decorating classes.  Clearly, she knows her stuff!  She has three favorite tools that she says she wouldn’t go without and she shows us how to use them.

Whipped Cream Truffles Back To Top

Nancy Burgeson prepares this easy delicious treat in time for Valentine’s Day.

Sour Cream Cookies Back To Top

Nancy Burgeson makes giant Valentine Heart Cookies with this recipe.

Chocolate Desserts   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shows us three chocolate desserts just in time for Valentine’s Day that are perfect for the chocoholic in your life!  Plus, the added bonus of being easy to create make for a pretty sweet dessert!

Grapefruit Cupcakes   Back To Top

TCL’s Kitchen star is back in the kitchen with a pretty familiar face around here.  Her daughter, Stella, was introduced to us when she was just a baby and has often been by her mom’s side as Alice cooks up her recipes for us.

Kids in the Kitchen: Brioche French Toast   Back To Top

Former Food Network Star contestant, Justin Davis and his daughter, Eva are taking their turn in the TCL kitchen!

Sugar Love Bakery   Back To Top

There is no question that Emily loves her sweets!  She was excited to check out a new bakery in Woodbury called, Sugar Love Bakery.

Kids in the Kitchen: Lemon Raisin Scones   Back To Top

Getting your kids in the kitchen to start cooking is something that a lot of parents want to do.  Charlie Francois already knows a thing or two about being in the kitchen.  He’s here with his mom, author of the cookbook Artisan Bread in Five, Zoe Francois, showing us how to make Lemon Raisin Scones

Snacks for the Big Game   Back To Top

If you're looking for creative snack ideas for the big game, The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, stops by to share snack platter and dessert ideas.

Summer Porridge   Back To Top

When Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig, read an article about summer porridge she could not wait to come up with her own combinations.  While you may not think of summer porridge as a winter snack, these versions may just change your mind.

The Oilerie’s Cherry Balsamic Sauce   Back To Top

It’s not very often that you’ll find the same ingredient in a main dish and a dessert.  Terri Chaffer, owner of The Oilerie in Maple Grove, uses their Cherry Balsamic Sauce in a recipe for Rosemary Roasted Chicken and a Fudgy Pudding Cake.

Fudgy Pudding Cake Back To Top

Terri Chaffer, owner of The Oilerie in Maple Grove, uses their Cherry Balsamic Sauce in a recipe for a Fudgy Pudding Cake for dessert!

Cold Weather Cravings   Back To Top

Mac & cheese and pot pies seem to be popular choices on cold days. And if you're looking to eat healthier in the New Year, there are meals that still satisfy without all those calories. Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell shares some recipes that will help boost your metabolism.

Recipes Using Funfetti Cake Mix   Back To Top

Funfetti birthday cakes just make everything more fun, right?  We challenged one of our chefs to go beyond cake to create other recipes using the Minnesota made mix.  Pastry chef Laura Bjelogrlic was up to the challenge!

S'mores Recipes   Back To Top

When hanging around the campfire, making s’mores is a must.  Chef John Michael Lerma is taking the s’more from the campfire to the kitchen so you can enjoy them all the time!

12 Days of Cookies: Fruitcake Cookies   Back To Top

Fruitcakes get a bad rap at the holidays.  TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, finishes up our 12 Days of Cookies with a Fruitcake Cookie!

12 Days of Cookies: Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies   Back To Top

Becky Wahlund, of the Land O’Lakes test kitchens, gives Elizabeth a lesson in how to make their Dark Chocolate Mint Sandwich cookies!

12 Days of Cookies: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies   Back To Top

Alicia Hinze from The Buttered Tin makes a yummy delight.

12 Days of Cookies: Holiday Crescent Cookies   Back To Top

Chef Zoë François makes a holiday crescent roll cookie!

Homemade Gifts from the Kitchen   Back To Top

Anybody can buy a gift but making a gift is extra special! Plus it’s a great way to save some dough too!  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shows us how to make gifts in a jar. 

12 Days of Cookies: Hot Chocolate Cookies   Back To Top

TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, prepares a Hot Chocolate Cookie that she adapted from Land O’Lakes. 

12 Days of Cookies: Almond Cherry Shortbread   Back To Top

For Day 7 of the 12 Days of Cookies, we head into The Buttered Tin in St. Paul to make up some Almond Cherry Shortbread cookies. 

12 Days of Cookies: Peanut Butter Pretzel Dips   Back To Top

Becky Wahlund from the Land O’Lakes test kitchen shows Elizabeth a recipe for Peanut Butter Pretzel Dips – a no bake cookie recipe that’s perfect for making with the kids. 

12 Days of Cookies: Pecan Snowballs   Back To Top

Chef Zoe Francois show Elizabeth how to make “brown butter” and use it in a recipe for Pecan Snowballs.

12 Days of Cookies: Wicked Witch Cookies Back To Top

Our Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert creates a special cookie for our Wizard of Oz show!

12 Days of Cookies: Molasses Cookies   Back To Top

Alicia Hinze, co-owner of Buttered Tin shows Elizabeth how to make a molasses cookie.  It’s a recipe that Elizabeth claims is her favorite molasses cookie recipe EVER!

12 Days of Cookies: Coconut Haystack Macaroons   Back To Top

Chef Zoe Francois from The Buttered Tin is making our second recipe for 12 Days of Cookies -  The Buttery Coconut Haystack Macaroons.

12 Days of Cookies: Gingerdoodles   Back To Top

Our 12 Days of Cookies kicks off today with a recipe for Gingerdoodles from Land O’ Lakes. 

Thanksgivukkah Menu   Back To Top

This year, the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day.  This mean, this year we will celebrate Thanksgivukkah.  The last time this occurred was the year 1888 and the next time we will see this happen is the year 79811!  To help celebrate the occasion, David Weinstein, from Rye Delicatessen & Bar brought some recipes that bring the two holidays together. 

Be Well with TCL: Recipe Makeovers   Back To Top

A typical Thanksgiving meal contains approximately 3000 calories.  Registered dietitian, Danette Steinwall, shows us some Medifast recipe makeovers that will have you not feeling guilty about enjoying the meal.

Famous Faces in the Kitchen: Marjorie Johnson   Back To Top

Blue Ribbon Baker, Marjorie Johnson has been on our show over 80 times and we are excited to have her back!  Marjorie joins us to make her Apple Crisp and she is pretty excited about it because it involves a new kitchen gadget that she got.  She cannot wait to show it off to Chris and Elizabeth.