Sweets

Rhubarb Strawberry Blossoms  

Swedish Crown Bakery's Eva Sabet makes Rhubarb Strawberry Blossoms that’s perfect for a summertime treat.

Animal Cupcakes  

Maddie Lu Carlos from Something Sweet by Maddie Lu shared ideas on how to create adorable animal cupcakes.  Take a Cupcake Decorating Class at Something Sweet Cakes, click here for more information.  All ages and skill levels are welcome! For younger participants, they recommend a parent be of assistance.

4th of July Treats  

Cooking instructor Nancy Berguson stopped by the TCL kitchen to share some tasty last minute sweet treat ideas for the 4th of July.  

Rainbow Cupcakes  

Angel Food Bakery owner, Katy Gerdes, showes us how to make fool-proof rainbow cupcakes. 

Pack A Picnic  

Golden Fig owner Laurie Crowell chatted about her favorite picnic must-haves for a relaxing summer outing at the lake. 

Dinner and Dessert Kabobs  

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to make a tasty dinner and dessert on a stick for your next BBQ.

Strawberry Shortcake Recipes with Driscoll's  

Our friends from Driscoll's stop by to help us celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day! We tried their classic Strawberry Shortcake recipe along with a Vegan Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream option too!

That's S’more Like it Cook-Off   Back To Top

We challenged our Twin Cities Live producers to share a S’more recipe with a fun twist in a game called, "That's S’more Like it Cook-Off.”

Summer Pie   Back To Top

If you like baking but are just getting the hang of it, chances are you find nothing more intimidating than making a pie from scratch, especially the crust. Terry John Zila is the creator of JohnJeanJuan Cakes. He specializes in pies, tarts, cookie, bars and other tasty desserts.  If you plan on making a pie, Terry says you don’t need to buy a store bought crust because making a pie crust from scratch is easier than you think.

National Donut Day   Back To Top

It's National Donut Day and we celebrated with treats from some of your favorite donut shops. 

Buttercream Frosting Recipe   Back To Top

Cooking instructor Nancy Burgeson showed us her tricks for making a tasty buttercream frosting. 

Crème Brulee   Back To Top

Diane Yang is the Pastry chef at Spoon and Stable and Bellecour – two of the hottest restaurants in the Twin Cities.  She shows us her secrets to making Crème Brulee.   

Pantry Oatmeal Dough Bites   Back To Top

Melissa Coleman is the creator of The Faux Martha, which was named a Huffington post Top 10 Food Blog. Her passion is to help her 125 thousand Instagram followers how to make more with less. Her cookbook, The Minimalist Kitchen has over 100 recipes. She stopped by to share her tips and how to make Pantry Oatmeal Dough Bites.

Siriously Delicious Recipes   Back To Top

Cookbook, Seriously Delicious is a Washington Post Besseller.  It's author, Siri Daly, is a popular food blogger, Today Show food contributor, and the wife of Carson Daly.She stops by to prepare two of the recipes from the book.

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.

Driscoll's Blackberry Cobbler and Mojitos   Back To Top

Minnesota is the 6th largest blackberry-loving market according to Driscoll's. And they're perfect for a picnic! Chef Daniel joined us in-studio to make blackberry cobbler and blackberry mojitos too!    

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.

Flower Cupcakes   Back To Top

This Mother’s Day, surprise a mom in your life with homemade flower cupcakes. You can decorate them by using Russian piping tips. Owner of “Something Sweet by Maddie Lu” Maddie Lu Carlos stopped by to show us how she decorates them.

 

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel: Celebrate TCL with Cake! Back To Top

What's a birthday party, without a birthday cake? It's why we asked our friends at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel to create something special for our celebration.  We sent Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson in for a sneak peek and what she found was pounds and pounds of butter and a pastry chef that loves what he does.

Birthday Sundaes   Back To Top

Owner of T-Rex Cookie & Coffee Café, Tina Rexing stopped by to share some delicious Birthday treats.

Jumpo Donut Cake   Back To Top

This month we’re celebrating 10 years of food, fashion and fun. What’s more fun to blow out your birthday candles than on donut cake! Owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes explains how she makes it.
 

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live is turning 10 this month and we're celebrating by making cake. While there are tons of different ideas you can make from a simple store bought cake mix. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to make even more creative using a box recipe.

Pi Day at Sara’s Tipsy Pies   Back To Top

It was on March 14, 1988 that a San Francisco physicist organized the first ever pi-day. now 30-years later we still celebrate the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. But let’s not celebrate with more math equations, but with actual pie of course. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson went to Sara’s Tipsy Pies in Stillwater.

Irish Cake   Back To Top

Dressing up in green is not the only way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson, shows us some sweet ways to celebrate!

Milkjam Creamery   Back To Top

Milkjam Creamery in Minneapolis is known for its flavorful ice cream and its flavorful names. The team is back at it again. This time, they are featuring new names. All sixteen flavors during the month of March represent powerful women of the past and today. The idea is to highlight the women that make a difference in the world.

TCL In Your Town: Woodbury - Icing Art by Mary Bolger   Back To Top

Mary Bolger was looking for a creative outlet. She took a cake decorating class and was hooked! Now she runs Icing Art by Mary Bolger and sells her custom designed cookies out of her home in Woodbury. 

The Great British Bake Off Winner Edd Kimber   Back To Top

Edd Kimber is the winner of season one of The Great British Bake Off.  He has since quit his job as a debt collector to pursue his passion of baking.  With three cookbooks, a podcast, and a video baking series (The Boy Who Bakes), Edd is keeping busy. 

Valentine’s Day Desserts   Back To Top

Blogger and Cookbook Author, Sarah Kieffer shared some of her favorite chocolatey dessert recipes that are perfect for any special occasion, not just on Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Treats   Back To Top

Baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson, shares some Valentine’s Day sweets for your sweetie…and one of them you can even eat the box!

Local Chocolatiers   Back To Top

Valentine’s Day is one week away and one of the most popular gift you can give your sweetheart is chocolate!

S’more Cookies   Back To Top

Tina Rexing, owner of T-rex Cookie and Café in Minneapolis baked 16,000 cookies for Super Bowl Live happening now on Nicollet Mall. She stopped by to talk about her connection to the big game and shared a recipe to make S’more Cookies, perfect for your parties this weekend.

Vikings Desserts Back To Top

The walk off 61-yard touchdown for the Vikings to advance to the NFC championship game is a moment we won't soon forget. The anticipation and excitement keeps building all across the state. Maddie Lu Carlos from Something Sweet by Maddie Lu shared her ideas on how to create some Vikings football inspired desserts.

Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes with Driscoll’s   Back To Top

January 28th is more than just a regular Sunday.  It’s National Blueberry Pancake Day!  Driscoll’s own Chef Daniel, shares his recipes to help get you celebrating in blueberry style! 

Vikings Game Day Snacks   Back To Top

If you're a Vikings fan then chances are you're making plans for the big game...and bringing something purple and gold plus a halftime snack to the viewing party...well, that would make you the perfect guest. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten shares some recipes to help you prepare for the game.

Angel Food Marshmallows   Back To Top

Hot chocolate is just not the same without those tasty and fluffy pillows of deliciousness, also known as marshmallows. The owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes is here to share her homemade marshmallow recipe that's fluffier and  perhaps even tastier than the marshmallows you can buy at the store.

TCL Bake Off   Back To Top

We invited three bakers to come and present their baked goods in the hopes of taking home a blue ribbon!  Of course, we had to bring in the Blue Ribbon Baker herself, Marjorie Johnson, to be the judge.

Winter Treats   Back To Top

It’s definitely cold outside with the windchills of negative 20+ degrees!  But that just inspires baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson!  She’s making some winter treats inspired by the snow and ice.

12 Days of Cookies: Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies with Pumpkin Filling   Back To Top

It’s the final installment of this year’s 12 Days of Cookies series on Twin Cities Live and we’re going out with perfectly crispy hazelnut cookies held together with a creamy and spiced pumpkin filling. Elizabeth visits blogger and cookbook author Sarah Kieffer to make these tasty treats using Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter.

12 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars   Back To Top

It’s Day Eleven in the 12 Days of Cookies and this is the treat that our Twin Cities Live photographer started snacking on before we even hit record. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars are just that good. The recipe comes from Twin Cities Live Kitchen Star and creator of the blog Dining With Alice who is known for taking classic comfort foods and adding a fun and unexpected flavor twist. These bars require no stand mixer and no oven!

Taste the Trend: Kentucky Butter Cake   Back To Top

Eleven million people have viewed this viral recipe video.  With that many people taking a peek, you’d think it’s probably a good recipe, right?  When recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller took a look, she thought she could do better!  She rated the original recipe only 3 out of 5 wooden spoons.  She made a few changes and came up with her own recipe that is so much better!

12 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Sandwich Cookies   Back To Top

It’s Day Ten in our annual 12 Days of Cookies series presented by Land O’Lakes on Twin Cities Live. For today’s recipe, Elizabeth visits the commercial kitchen space of the Salty Tart bakeries to make chocolate sandwich cookies held together with a super glossy, rich and fudgy filling. To make these treats perfect for the holidays, nationally recognized pastry chef Michelle Gayer creates festive cutouts and fills them with crushed peppermint candy.

12 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies   Back To Top

In Day nine of the 12 Days of Cookies on Twin Cities Live, Elizabeth goes behind the counter of the adorable T-Rex Cookie & Café in Minneapolis with owner Tina Rexing to make holiday peppermint bark even better. They mix it into a cookie! Elizabeth and Tina use melted Land O Lakes® Butter to make a chewy chocolate cookie studded with creamy peppermint bark.

12 Days of Cookies: Orange Molasses Cookies with Cardamom Icing   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Kitchen Star and creator of the blog Dining With Alice is known for taking classic comfort foods and adding a fun and unexpected flavor twist. Case in point: the molasses cookie pepped up with orange zest topped with vanilla icing spiced with cardamom. It’s our eighth recipe in this year’s 12 Days of Cookies presented by Land O’Lakes on Twin Cities Live!

12 Days of Cookies 2017: Pecan Snowballs   Back To Top

The holiday season just isn’t complete without a shortbread cookie. Today’s version starts with Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, is packed with pecans and then rolled in powdered sugar “snow.” Pecan Snowballs are the seventh cookie in this year’s 12 Days of Cookies series. Elizabeth visits the commercial kitchen space of the Salty Tart Bakeries to bake with nationally recognized pastry chef Michelle Gayer.

Driscoll's Christmas Tree Berry Hand Pies and Blackberry Hot Toddies   Back To Top

The Twin Cities consumes 132% more raspberries than the national average! So it's a great time to use raspberries and blackberries to make some holiday treats! Chef Daniel from Driscoll's stopped by to share their recipes. 

12 Days of Cookies 2017: Pumpkin Pie Cookies   Back To Top

In this installment of 12 Days of Cookies on Twin Cities Live, Elizabeth goes behind the counter of the adorable T-Rex Cookie & Café in Minneapolis with owner Tina Rexing to do something we’ve never done before: throw a pie into a mixer of cookie dough. Elizabeth learns how to make Pumpkin Pie cookies that are packed with an actual pumpkin pie along with plenty of Land O Lakes® Salted Butter!

Holiday Gifts and Treats with Nordic Ware   Back To Top

Christine Cook from Nordic Ware paid a visit to our studios to show us how to decorate a bundt cake as a tasty alternative to gingerbread houses. Plus, we tried out their breakfast sandwich pan and sampled some chocolate truffles as well.

12 Days of Cookies 2017: Chocolate Oat Bars   Back To Top

We know this series is called 12 Days of Cookies, but we believe a holiday cookie platter isn’t complete without some delicious bars! Our Day 5 recipe is for Chocolate Oat Bars using Land O'Lakes® Unsalted Butter and Elizabeth says this might just be the best treat she's tasted this year. She goes into the kitchen with blogger and cookbook author, Sarah Kieffer, to learn how to make them.

12 Days of Cookies 2017: Black & White Dipped Sugar   Back To Top

Our annual 12 Days of Cookies series is on Day 4 and Elizabeth is back in the kitchen with the one home cook who’s been with us since the beginning. Elizabeth visits TCL Kitchen Star and creator of the blog Dining with Alice Alice Seuffert to bake holiday cookies for the ninth year in a row! This time, they’re using Land O Lakes® Salted Butter to make Black and White Dipped Sugar Cookies.

12 Days of Cookies 2017: Triple Ginger   Back To Top

Day 3 of this year’s 12 Days of Cookies series features three types of ginger for maximum holiday flavor. Elizabeth visits the commercial kitchen space where all of the Salty Tart treats are made to bake with nationally recognized pastry chef Michelle Gayer. In addition to the recipe below, Elizabeth and Michelle add at least a few cups of laughter as they use Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter to create Triple Ginger Cookies.