Apples with Sweetland Apple Orchard  

Now is the time to make tasty apple treats using different apple varieties. Gretchen Perbix from Sweetland Orchard and Recipe Developer Mary Jane Miller put Gretchen’s Apples to good use and made delicious apple recipes for the fall.

After School Snacks with Beef  

Becky Church with the Minnesota Beef Council shares some after school snack ideas that are a little "beefed up"!

Instant Apple Crisp with Vanilla Glaze  

Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell steps in with a recipe that will satisfy your sweet tooth as we celebrate Apple Week! 

Pumpkin Treats  

Baking Instructor Nancy Berguson stopped by the TCL kitchen with three tasty pumpkin treat recipes. 

Hamilton Inspired Dishes  

The hit musical Hamilton is now playing at the Orpheum theater. Benjamin Spangler is the Executive chef for Mercy in in Minneapolis, the restaurant right across the street from the Orpheum. He stopped by to share recipes for a three-course meal straight out of the late 1700's and early 1800’s.

Fabulous Fall Desserts  

If you like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups then this is a dessert you’re going to want to make at home this fall. Owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes stopped by to make Pumpkin Nutella Cups.

Recreate State Fair Foods  

The owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell, stopped by to help us recreate State Fair foods at home.  

Monday Night Meal: Minnesota Wild Rice Pilaf   Back To Top

The goal of Monday Night Meal is to start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that's easy to make and will impress your whole family.  Terry John Zila is the creator of JohnJeanJuan Cakes. He stopped by to make Minnesota Wild Pilaf.

SPAM® Monkey Bread   Back To Top

The SPAM® Brand has been a Minnesota icon since the first can was produced in 1937. Brand Manager Marcene Sonnek stopped by the Minnesota State Fair to share a national blue ribbon winning recipe for SPAM® Monkey Bread.

Dressed Up Peach Cobbler   Back To Top

Cooking Instructor, Nancy Berguson, showed us some simple ways to dress up a tasty peach cobbler. 

Recreate State Fair Staples   Back To Top

Chef David Fhima is opening a new restaurant in downtown Minneapolis in late summer 2018. And in honor of the Minnesota State Fair, he used the Great Minnesota Get Together as inspiration for a couple dishes you can make at home.

Good Company: Izzy’s Ice Cream   Back To Top

Eighteen years ago a Minnesota couple quit their day jobs to create the perfect scoop of ice cream.  Since then their shop, Izzy’s Ice Cream now in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, has been featured on the Food Network and The Chew and was named one of the best ice cream shops in America by Food and Wine.

Jumbo Cookie Sandwiches   Back To Top

Maddie Lu Carlos from Something Sweet in Coon Rapids stopped by to share her recipe for jumbo cookie sandwiches. You can find these at her newest location inside Ridgedale Mall, opening this Saturday, August 11th 2018!

Fruit Desserts   Back To Top

Baking Instructor Nancy Berguson showed us how to make dessert fruit pizza - how fun is that! 

Rhubarb Strawberry Blossoms   Back To Top

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

Animal Cupcakes   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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

Pack A Picnic   Back To Top

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

Dinner and Dessert Kabobs   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.