All this week, we've taken delicious but unhealthy recipes and swapped out an ingredient or two to make them healthier for you and fittingly we're wrapping up our fix my food series with dessert with chef and owner of Wyatt Hospitality
, Ray Wyatt.
Our final recipe in this year’s 12 Days of Cookies series just may be our best one yet. And they prove that looks can be deceiving. Elizabeth visits the test kitchen of our sponsor, Land O’Lakes, to learn how to make Hazelnut Brown Butter Cookies. These sweet treats aren’t flashy, but they are absolutely delicious. Cookie cheers!
It’s Day 11 in our annual 12 Days of Cookies series and we can’t do the holidays without a sugar cookie. But this version, from blogger Sarah Kieffer, turns the cookie itself chocolate before it’s rolled in a special cardamom-sugar blend and baked until perfectly crisp on the edges and chewy on the inside. When Elizabeth brought these cookies back to the Twin Cities Live office, the team couldn’t stop eating them. Don’t miss this recipe for Cardamom Sugar Cookies!
Day 10 in our 12 Days of Cookies series, presented by Land O’Lakes, took an unexpected turn when pastry chef Zöe François busted out a pile of watermelon Jolly Ranchers and blitzed them up in a spice grinder. Turns out, those super sweet candies melt perfectly into a colorful “stained glass” that fill Zöe’s ginger cookies. The gorgeous treats can even be hung on a tree as an edible holiday decoration!
It’s Day 9 in our annual 12 Days of Cookies
series, presented by Land O’Lakes
. Elizabeth is warning you: today’s recipe is so perfectly sweet and salty, so deliciously chocolately and butterscotchy and so incredibly addictive that you might have to hide the pan from your family members if you have any hope of giving some of these treats as gifts. Elizabeth visits the home of TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert to learn how to make Saltine Cracker Cookie Butterscotch Bars.
Okay, okay, we know it’s not technically a cookie. But Pumpkin Streusel Bars certainly have their place on a holiday cookie platter and that’s why they’re our Day 8 recipe in this year’s 12 Days of Cookies series, presented by Land O’Lakes
. These bars are the creation of food blogger
Sarah Kieffer and Elizabeth loved that they maximize streusel by using it both as a crust and a topping.
The Peanut Butter Blossom is a classic holiday treat – you know, the peanut butter cookie with the chocolate kiss pressed into the center? But this year, our friends at Land O’Lakes decided to take that classic and add a few twists. On Day 7 of our annual 12 Days of Cookies, Elizabeth visits the Land O’Lakes test kitchen to learn how to make Red Velvet Blossom Cookies that are perfectly festive.
Day 6 in our 12 Days of Cookies series is all about super rich, delicious chocolate. Elizabeth visits the home kitchen of Zöe François, the pastry chef behind the blog “Zöe Bakes” and the co-author of the “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day” book series. Zöe shows us how to make Chocolate Brownie Mint Sandwiches garnished with a candy cane crunch perfect for the holiday season.
Buckle up, because today’s 12 Days of Cookies recipe contains all the good stuff: chocolate, peanut butter, caramel and pecans. In Day 5 of our annual sweet treat series, Elizabeth visits the home of our TCL Kitchen Star and food/parenting blogger Alice Seuffert to do what’s she’s always dreamed of doing: sit around and eat bon bons. But first, Alice shows us how to make these Turtle Bon Bon cookies that are jam packed with decadence, just in time for the holidays.
The cookie platter is filling up! In today’s installment of our annual 12 Days of Cookies series presented by Land O’Lakes, Elizabeth visits the home kitchen of a baker who’s new to Twin Cities Live. Sarah Kieffer is the pastry chef and mom of two behind The Vanilla Bean Blog and the author of The Vanilla Bean Baking Book. Sarah teaches us how to make elegant, light and crispy Spice Cookies with a Coffee Glaze.
It’s the most wonderful time of year! In Day 4 of this year’s 12 Days of Cookies series, presented by Land O’Lakes, Elizabeth visits the kitchen of Zöe François, pastry chef and co-author of the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book series. Zöe shows us how to make Triple Almond Biscotti, the perfect cookie to package up and gift for the coffee lover in your life.
It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the Land O’Lakes test kitchen in today’s installment of the 12 Days of Cookies. Test Kitchen Director Becky Wahlund shows us how to make Brownie Bark, the perfect holiday treat for those who love the edges of the brownie pan.
It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits four local bakers to deliver 12 Days of Cookies to you this holiday season. TCL Kitchen Star and the blogger behind “Dining With Alice” is kicking it off with White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, a delicious shortbread studded with cranberries, lemon zest and dunked in white chocolate.
Nordic Ware are celebrating their 70th anniversary and they stopped by with holiday recipes and the pans to match, perfect for baking up some tasty treats.
The late great John Micheal Lerma prepared this pie on our show and it became one of our favorites.
It’s a meal, it’s a dessert, and if you’ve never tried it, we think you’re missing out. Rice Pudding can be found in nearly every area of the world, but this Swedish dish is often served during the holidays. Of course we wanted to learn how to make it so we turned to the most lovely Swede we know. Eva Sabet, owner of Swedish Crown Bakery
in Anoka, joined us to make Rice a la Malta.
From working in a bank to running her own business, you could say things are going pretty sweet for Krista Kook. She’s now the owner of Gigi’s Cupcakes
in Woodbury! Krista gives Elizabeth and Steve a lesson in their signature swirl!
Just walk through the grocery store, or hit up the coffee shop, and the flavor you’ll see all over? Pumpkin spice of course! Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell
shows you how to create the flavor right out of your own kitchen!
Personal Chef Sarah Lang (A Simple Kitchen
), prepares a pumpkin dessert but it’s not your typical pumpkin pie!
Pie for everyone! Classic pumpkin pie topped with the most delicious caramel whipped cream is perfect for your Thanksgiving dessert. Plus, when you serve it up out of a sheet pan, you have enough for everyone! Samantha Kelly from Land O’Lakes
shows us how it’s done.
We asked the Food and Dining Editor of Mpls St.Paul Magazine
, Stephanie March, to share her favorite restaurants serving up pie you can bring to your Thanksgiving dinner.
If your kids bring home a ton of Halloween candy after Trick-or-Treating and you're thinking, I gotta get this out of my house, we're going to help you rethink that idea.
Halloween bark is a tasty way to turn your extra Halloween candy into a brand new treat! Katy Gerdes, owner of Angel Food Bakery
shows us how easy it is!
Halloween candy will soon take over the house. Instead of grabbing for those empty calories, grab for snacks packed with protein that will give you an energy boost. Personal Chef Sarah Lang shares her ideas.
There is something pretty sweet making a comeback at the fair this year. It’s Bridgeman’s Ice Cream
La La Palooza! This family sized sundae consists of 8 scoops of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and butter brittle ice cream, pineapple, butterscotch, chocolate, syrup, nuts, a sliced banana, whipped cream and a cherry…all served up in a souvenir goblet.
You don't have to be a master with a piping bag to make a fun cake - you just need some parchment paper and a bunch of sprinkles! Blogger and creator of I Am Baker
Amanda Rettke shows us how!
It’s time to make desserts using wine! Haskell’s
Ted Farrell shares ice cream and slushy recipes you can make as a sweet treat!
Guest co-host, Falen from KDWB, shared with us that one of her hobbies is raising bees. A beehive can produce up to 100 pounds of honey every year. Owner of Golden Fig
, Laurie Crowell, shares some recipes to use all that honey in!
Recipes are being shared on Facebook and when you see them you probably think they look so good and it looks so easy to make! But are they really as good as they look? Who better to test out these recipes than a recipe developer? We put Cookbook writer, Mary Jane Miller, to work testing out Blueberry Pancake Muffins that have been shared over 38,000 times.
We’re in the middle of summer and it’s time to put together a classic hot weather dinner. Owner of The Olive Grove
in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, shows us how to make Baby Back Ribs, Cabbage Slaw and Strawberry Shortcake.
Now is the time to get out and go berry picking here in the Twin Cities!! Now that you have bushels of berries what are you going to do with them? Owner of Golden Fig
, Laurie Crowell, shows us how to create a meal all around blueberries and raspberries!
Need a break for the summer heat but not a break from summer fun? The Cooking Mom
, Amy Hanten, has the perfect treat to keep the kids busy: Beach Cups! These are a play on dirt cups and the perfect warm weather treat.
Move over traditional wedding cake and cupcake there are new desserts for guests to enjoy at weddings. Founder and co-owner of Taste of Love Bakery
in Saint Paul, Marie Philipp, share three dessert trends you’ll enjoy this summer at weddings. A donut buffet, a fake cake (don’t worry you’ll still enjoy cake) and a mini dessert display.
With Father’s Day right around the corner it’s time to head to store and get ready for the perfect Dad’s Day Meal. Owner of The Olive Grove
in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, show us a Smoked Salmon Tarte
for an appetizer, a great Chimichurri Sauce
to add to your steak and brownies
The students at The Art Institutes International Minnesota
are gearing up for their bee focused display at the Northern Sparks Festival
. Northern Sparks is an annual arts festival in Minneapolis. The year’s theme is related to climate change. There are four areas of study at AIM: fashion, media, culinary
and design. Students from various programs within those areas of study have put together interactive art projects and displays that will be featured in the Guthrie Theater during Northern Spark.
Two summer essentials: Popsicles and ice cream! It would be tough to get through a Minnesota summer without them. Owner of Angel Food Bakery
, Katy Gerdes, has put those essentials together to create Ice Cream Cake Popsicles.
You usually don’t think about dessert recipes when using olive oil. Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove
, shows us three desserts that olive oil is perfect in.
Woodbury resident and General Manager of Nadia Cakes in Woodbury is going head to head with some of the best chefs around the country as Erin Campbell fights for the title of Food Network Star. Season 12 starts on Sunday at 8PM. Erin stops by the TCL kitchen to talk about her experience and give us some graduation dessert ideas.
During the months of May and June, millions of high school seniors across the country will have Pomp and Circumstance stuck in their head and parents you know what that means right? Freedom? No, it means it's time to plan their graduation party.
The Swedish Crown Bakery
in Anoka has become a popular spot in town, known for its authentic Scandinavian & European baked goods. It’s a spot Eva Sabet and her husband brought to Anoka a few years ago. Eva stopped by our studio to show Steve and Elizabeth how to make a traditional Swedish Princess Cake.
Move over cookie and forget it cookie cake there is a new dessert in town! It’s called the Monster Pie Bar and it was created by owner of Angel Food Bakery
, Katy Gerdes. She stops by the TCL Kitchen to show us how to make it.
Banana Bread is a Minnesota classic! The first recipe in the US was published back in 1933 by Minnesota’s own, Pillsbury. But The Cooking Mom
, Amy Hanten, says she has the best banana bread recipe EVER and her secret is a blender!
Every month, recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller
, tackle a recipe that has gone viral on social media. This month she’s testing “German Apple Pancake”. She give this 3 out 5 wooden spoons and gives her suggestions on some variations!
With everyone’s busy schedules there isn’t time to do it all but you still want to get a delicious treat on the table for Easter! Owner of Golden Fig
in Saint Paul, Laurie Crowell, show us 2 no-bake dessert ideas! A peanut butter sea salt egg and tropical coconut nests, enjoy!
The Minnesota classic, bundt cake! It’s an easy and light spring dessert but let’s layout some honesty, they can look pretty boring. Cake Decorator and Baking Instructor, Nancy Burgeson stops by the TCL kitchen to show ways to make this dessert so beautiful it could be a center piece on your Easter table.
For the owner of The Olive Grove
in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, it’s a family tradition to enjoy a leg of lamb for their Easter feast. She shows us how to break down this intimidating dish for you to make for your family on Easter. She also shows us how to make potatoes with a lemon vinaigrette and lemon drop cookies to complete the meal.
If brownies we’re delicious enough, the crew at Angel Food Bakery decided to layer mint chocolate and even more chocolate to make D’s Deadly Brownies.
When Blue Ribbon Baker
, Marjorie Johnson, is on the show we never know where the conversation will take us but we know we’ll always get a delicious recipe out of the visit. Today’s visit was all about her Spritz cookies and enjoying the taste of spring at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
If you've got an old mousepad, it's easy to use it to make some cute and crafty Valentine's Day cards! Plus, those fancy chocolate roses are a snap too. Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist Donna Erickson shares her techniques.
We’re escaping to a warmer place… in our minds! In honor of the new Minnesota Lottery game “Escape to Margaritaville
” we’re creating island inspired recipes to help get rid of the Winter blues. Our next recipe is Island Clouds from Owner of Angel Food Bakery
, Katy Gerdes.