The Cookie Book  

Rebecca Firth is a food writer, photographer and creator of the displacedhousewife.com. She just came out with a brand new cookbook, called “The Cookie Book.” She stopped by to make Burnt Sugar Ginger Cookies.

12 Days of Cookies Day 6: Peppermint S'mores Cookies  

We are halfway through our annual cookie extravaganza known as the “12 Days of Cookies!” Today, we’re going full festive with a no-bake treat that brings together the flavors of chocolate and peppermint. Elizabeth visits the kitchen of blogger and TCL Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert to make Peppermint S’mores Cookies.

12 Days of Cookies Day 5: Hot Chocolate Cookie  

It’s Day 5 in our 12 Days of Cookies series and today’s recipe is for the chocolate lover. Elizabeth visits “Something Sweet by Maddie Lu” in Coon Rapids to make a Hot Chocolate Cookie topped with toasted jumbo marshmallow.

12 Days of Cookies Day 4: Ginger Lebkuchen Cookies  

It’s 12 Days of Cookies time! For today’s recipe, Elizabeth visits Angel Food Bakery in Minneapolis to bake with owner Katy Gerdes. Katy shows Elizabeth a traditional German cookie called “Ginger Lebkuchen” with ingredients she’s never seen. The result is a spiced, chewy delicious treat that will wow your family at the holidays.

Strawberry Santas and Raspberry Vodka Martinis with Driscoll's  

Chef Daniel from Driscoll's stopped by with some fun holiday recipes! For the kids, we made strawberry Santas and for the grown ups, we made raspberry vodka martinis! 

12 Days of Cookies Day 3: Bridgeman’s Butter Brittle Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies  

Elizabeth has not stopped raving about this cookie ever since she tasted it – three ingredients and an out-of-this-world wow factor. Baking Instructor Nancy Burgeson was issued a special challenge this year: use Bridgeman’s Ice Cream as an ingredient in a cookie recipe. Nancy knocked it out of the park when she created Bridgeman’s Butter Brittle Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies using melted ice cream as an ingredient in the cookies and the frosting.

Holiday Bakeware from Nordic Ware  

Christine Petersen from Nordic Ware stops by with their new Nutcracker Cakelet Pan! Plus they finished up some Danish ebelskivers too.

12 Days of Cookies Day 2: Cherry Pistachio Cookies   Back To Top

It’s Elizabeth’s favorite time of year! She’s spending time baking with some of our favorite Twin Cities Live guests, including TCL Kitchen Star and creator of Dining With Alice, Alice Seuffert.  Alice creates gorgeous and delicious Cherry Pistachio Cookies.

12 Days of Cookies: Pinwheel Cookies   Back To Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year! This year’s edition of 12 Days of Cookies is downright delicious and we’re kicking things off with a super festive, bright and beautiful Pinwheel Sugar Cookie from the owner of “Something Sweet by Maddie Lu” in Coon Rapids.

Eggnog Recipe   Back To Top

Katy Gerdes, owner of Angel Food Bakery, stopped by the TCL studio with a festive eggnog recipe. 

Blueberry Maple Syrup   Back To Top

Mary Jane Miller stopped by with a delicious recipes that Buddy approves. It’s a great way to celebrate Ordway's Elf The Musical.  Click here to purchase tickets to the Ordway's Elf: The Musical.

Sweet Retreat - TCL In Your Town   Back To Top

Stephanie Kissner, owner of Sweet Retreat, stopped by the studio to help us kick off our TCL In Your Town: Edina week. 

Buddy the Elf's Holiday Candy Corn Candy Recipe   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig stopped by with a delicious recipes that Buddy approves. It’s a great way to celebrate Ordway's Elf The Musical. 

Click here to purchase tickets to the Ordway's Elf: The Musical. 


Yellow Part

  • 12 oz. White chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C heavy cream 
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 16 drops yellow food color

Line a 9x5 loaf pan with foil, leaving foil long on ends to use as handles when removing. Spray with nonstick spray

Place heat safe bowl over pan of water.

Add chips, cream, zest and juice. Bring water in pan to a simmer, stir chips until melted.

Stir in food color  (use more is you want it darker)  and pour into prepared pan. 

Place in fridge and chill 30 minutes. 


Orange part

  • 12 oz. White chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C heavy cream 
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 8 drops yellow food color
  • 10 drops red food color

Repeat above steps, pour orange layer on top of chilled yellow layer. Place back in fridge and let chill 30 minutes.


White part

  • 12 oz. White chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C heavy cream 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste 

Place all ingredients in heat safe bowl and stir over simmering water until smooth. Pour on top of orange layer and let sit overnight  (or at least 3 hours)

Remove from pan. Cut into slices. Then cut slices into wedges and serve.

Can keep in fridge up to one week.


Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread   Back To Top

Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg collaborated once again for their seventh cookbook. "Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day" features recipies from around the world. They stopped by to show us how to make a Nutella Pumpkin Swirl Bread.

Mini Pumpkin Pies and Cranberry Pomegranate Gelatin   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell shared some tasty recipes that are perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. 

Buddy the Elf's Candy Cane Bowls   Back To Top

Cooking for Dad's Rob Barrett stopped by with a holiday candy cane bowl with chocolate ganache recipe to help celebrate the Ordway's Elf: The Musical. Click here to purchase tickets to the Ordway's Elf: The Musical. 

Blackberry Recipes with Driscoll's   Back To Top

Cranberries get all the love around Thanksgiving, but consider the blackberry! It's a sweet and flavorful treat! Our friends from Driscoll's stopped by with two tasty blackberry recipes, perfect for the holiday season!

Best Pie in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

Joy Summers, Editor of Eater Twin Cities, shares her favorite spots to get pie in the Twin Cities.

Buddy the Elf's Holiday Cookie Recipe   Back To Top

Cooking instructor Nancy Berguson stopped by with a festive holiday cookie recipe to help celebrate Ordway's Elf: The Musical. 

Spider Web Cake   Back To Top

From spooky message donuts, creepy crawly cupcakes and witch’s brew haunted donuts—there are plenty of Halloween treats you can get at Angel Food Bakery. Owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes stopped by to make a spider web cake.

Halloween Sweets   Back To Top

Owner of Something sweet by Maddie Lu stops by to continue our Halloween celebration.  She shows us some easy ways to decorate your treats for the spooky holiday. 

Halloween Treats with Driscoll's   Back To Top

Chef Daniel from Driscoll's stopped by to show Steve and Elizabeth how to create Halloween treats - a great alternative to candy!   

Angel Food Cake Day at Angel Food Bakery   Back To Top

When it’s National Angel Food Cake Day there’s only one way to celebrate. Eat! In honor of the fun holiday, Angel Food Bakery is stepping up their version of the beloved cake. Cloud 9 Angel Food Cake is just what is sounds like. It is delicious and oh so fun to make. It even includes a s’mores feel when it’s all decorated. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try it yourself.

Sarah Bernhardt Pastry   Back To Top

Eva Sabet from Swedish Crown Bakery prepares a pastry named after a famous French actress from the 1800’s.

Sweet Corn and Bacon Cupcakes   Back To Top

Owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes, stopped be the TCL kitchen with a tasty sweet corn and bacon cupcake recipe and tips on how to bake with sweet and savory flavors.  

Apples with Sweetland Apple Orchard   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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

Pumpkin Treats   Back To Top

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

Hamilton Inspired Dishes   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.