Sweets

Gigi’s Cupcakes  

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! 

Pumpkin Spice Recipes  

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! 

Pumpkin Pie Parfait with Cinnamon Whipped Cream and Salted Graham Cracker Crumble  

Personal Chef Sarah Lang (A Simple Kitchen), prepares a pumpkin dessert but it’s not your typical pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Sheet Pan 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. 

Best Pie in the Twin Cities  

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.

Food & Drinks with Left Over Halloween Candy  

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.

How to Make Halloween Bark  

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!

Afternoon Snacks Packed with Protein   Back To Top

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.

La La Palooza   Back To Top

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. 

Sprinkle Cakes   Back To Top

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!

Sweet Treats Using Wine   Back To Top

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!

Recipes Using Honey   Back To Top

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! 

Taste the Trend: Blueberry Pancake Muffins   Back To Top

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.

Summer Dinner with the Olive Grove   Back To Top

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.

Cooking with Berries   Back To Top

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!   

Beach Cups   Back To Top

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. 
 

Wedding Dessert Trends   Back To Top

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.     

Dinner for Dad   Back To Top

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 for desserts!

Cooking with Honey Back To Top

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.

Ice Cream Cake Popsicles   Back To Top

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.

Desserts with Olive Oil   Back To Top

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.

Food Network Star Contestant   Back To Top

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. 

Fuss Free Party Appetizers   Back To Top

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.

Swedish Crown Bakery in Anoka   Back To Top

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. 
 

Monster Pie Bar   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.