Sweets

Monster Pie Bar  

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.

Blender Banana Bread  

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!

Taste the Trend German Apple Pancake  

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!

No Bake Easter Treats  

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!

Easter Bundt Cakes  

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.

Easter Dinner: Leg of Lamb, Potatoes w/Lemon Vinaigrette & Lemon Drop Cookies  

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.

"D’s Deadly Brownies" Recipe  

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.  

Marjorie’s Almond Shortbread Recipe   Back To Top

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.  

Valentine's Day Crafts   Back To Top

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.

Island Inspired Recipes: Island Clouds   Back To Top

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.

Popcorn Revamp   Back To Top

TCL Regular and Cooking for Dads web video host Rob Barrett shares ways to jazz up popcorn at home, including recipes for kettle corn, cheesy popcorn and caramel corn.

Filled Donuts   Back To Top

Donuts are a great treat to make when you've got guests staying with you over the holidays. But you can go a little fancier than a typical donut with fillings. Co-owner of Angel Food Bakery Katy Gerdes.

12 Days of Cookies: LOL’s Ginger Spice Cookies   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Alice’s Scotcheroos   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Zoe’s Christmas Tuiles   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Land O’Lakes Snowman Cookies   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Katy’s Lemon Thyme Cookies   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Zoe’s Eggnog Thumbprint   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

Good Company: Funky Chunky   Back To Top

Funky Chunky has been around for 20 years.  It's a popular treat that can now be found in 8,000 stores across the country. It's a big change from when it first got started in a basement. Emily takes us inside its home in Edina to show us the art behind this hand-made product. 

12 Days of Cookies: Alice’s Surprise Inside   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Katy’s Coconut Brown Butters   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: LOL’s Horchata Cream Brownie Bites   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Zoe's Chocolate-Raspberry Linzer Cookies   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

12 Days of Cookies: Alice’s Red Velvet Cookies   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.
 
We’re in the kitchen with TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert to turn the classic red velvet cake into a cookie that’s perfectly festive for the holidays. These cookies are even complete with a dusting of powdered sugar “snow.”

12 Days of Cookies: Katy’s Almond Apple Pie   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits the kitchens of four cookie lovers and gets baking. In “12 Days of Cookies” presented by Land O’Lakes, we share a different cookie recipe each day.

Pumpkin Pie Makeover   Back To Top

In true Twin Cities Live fashion we're taking the pumpkin pie and kicking it up a notch. Lead Cake Decorator from Dorothy Ann Bakery, Colleen Conway shows us pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream, ginger snap cookies, and caramel.

Good Company: Annie B’s   Back To Top

Kellogg, Minnesota is home to less than 500 people, but there’s a company there that has gained national attention thanks to Oprah. Annie B’s Caramels was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2014. Since then, business has been booming and in October the company got even bigger. Owners Justin and Amanda Henke bought award winning chocolatier company, BT McElrath.

Pecan Pie Bites   Back To Top

The master minds from the Land O’Lakes test kitchen have taken two excellent ideas and turned it into one winning dessert!  The Director of the Land O’Lakes test kitchen, Becky Wahlund, shows us how to make Pecan Pie Bites just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Halloween Party   Back To Top

Stephany Wieland, creator of Making it With Stephany, is helping you get ready for your Monster Mash celebration on Saturday with some must-haves for your Halloween party menu!

Em’s Adventures: Halloween Decorating   Back To Top

Halloween is all about candy and sweets!  Emily heads to Dorothy Ann Bakery & Café in Woodbury where she gets to decorate her own haunted house.  Kids of all ages are welcome to join in the fun decorating their own haunted house.

Taste the Trend: S’more Dip   Back To Top

The recipe for S’more Dip has been shared almost three million times on Facebook.  That’s a lot of people excited to try the dip!  We gave the recipe to Mary Jane Miller, a recipe developer, who gave the recipe a try.

Whole Grain Recipes   Back To Top

Cookbook author, Robin Asbell, seventh cookbook has hit the internet.  The Whole Grain Promise cookbook contains more than 100 easy recipes that will encourage anyone to embrace whole grains.  Robin breaks down the major grains and how to cook them and ways to include whole grains into your diet.

Cranberry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake Back To Top

Cranberries make a bright topping for this luscious cake, which is perfect for a fall dessert or a change from the usual pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. Sweet, toothsome cornmeal makes the cake sturdy enough to stand up to the tangy, buttery berry topping, with delicious results.

Best Candy Ever!   Back To Top

We all have our favorite candy and no two people pick the same one as the best.  We are here to settle the argument and determine once and for all, which candy reigns supreme!

Good Company: Pearson’s Candy Company   Back To Top

Things are busy this time of year at Pearson’s Candy Company in St. Paul.  They are working on the 128,000 pounds of caramel and 19 miles worth of mint patties that are made in just one shift at the iconic candy manufacturer. 

Cakes from Grace   Back To Top

Creator of Cakes from Grace, Becky Hunt, uses her love of baking to honor her late daughter Gracie who passed away in 2012 of a congenital heart defect.  Every cake she makes, raises awareness for congenital heart defects. Cakes from Grace donates cakes to families effected by congenital heart defects and also donates cupcakes to fundraisers that raise awareness about the condition.

Pumpkin Recipes   Back To Top

You know its fall when you find all the pumpkin flavors in the stores and restaurants.  Cooking mom, Amy Hanton shares some recipes that will give you the pumpkin flavor for starting and ending your days!

Pumpkin Bread Pudding   Back To Top

It’s a dessert with the flavor of fall and it will feed a crowd.  Katy Gerdes, co-owner of Angel Food Bakery, shows us how easy it is to make Pumpkin Bread Pudding.

Apple Recipes   Back To Top

It’s apple picking season!  Personal chef creator of A Simple Kitchen, Sarah Lang, shows us a few recipes to use them in – and what type of apple to use in them!

Marjorie Johnson!   Back To Top

It just wouldn’t be the fair without Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson!  For 35 years she has been entering recipes and winning blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair.  She shares a few of her favorites with us.

Ginger Snaps Back To Top

It just wouldn’t be the fair without Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson!  For 35 years she has been entering recipes and winning blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair.  She shares a few of her favorites with us.

Honey Brownies Back To Top

It just wouldn’t be the fair without Blue Ribbon Baker Marjorie Johnson!  For 35 years she has been entering recipes and winning blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair.  She shares a few of her favorites with us.

Slow Cooker Apple Dumplings   Back To Top

For the third year, you’ll be able to take home some of TCL’s favorite recipes.  The TCL Recipe Calendar is ready to go for 2016.  It contains slow cooker supper recipes from some of our favorite cooks.  Co-host of the Weekly Dish, Stephanie Hansen, creates her slow cooker apple dumplings.

Cake Decorating Like a Pro   Back To Top

If you want your next birthday cake or shower cake to look like it was professionally decorated, the trick is to master the flower.  Lead cake decorator, Colleen Conway from Dorothy Ann Bakery, shows us how easy it is to do. 

Desserts with Olive Oil   Back To Top

You probably don’t think olive oil with you are thinking desserts.  Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove, says it’s the perfect touch for a cool treat. 

Summer Berry Ice Box Cake   Back To Top

This classic sweet treat is a perfect summertime dessert – and no oven needed!  Cookbook writer, Mary Jane Miller, brings back the ice box cake! 

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, doesn’t just settle for plain old ice cream sandwiches. She has better ideas to making them a little more fancy and a lot tastier!

No Bake Pie Commercial Break Coverage   Back To Top

The recipes for no bake pies spilled into the commercial break! The owner of The Buttered Tin in Saint Paul, Alicia Hinze, shares additional recipes and tricks to make delicious treats without turning on the oven.

No Bake Pies   Back To Top

Owner of The Buttered Tin, Alicia Hinze, shows us how to make creamy, sweet, delicious pies.  The best part about them is you don’t have to turn on your oven – not even for the crust! 

On-The-GO Protein Cookies Back To Top

Ali Holman, creator of CORECAMPER.COM, shares her On-The-GO Protein Cookies.