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12 Days of Cookies: Gingerbread White Chocolate Biscotti

Perfect with morning coffee or on your holiday cookie tray, Becky from the Land O’Lakes test kitchen wraps up our 12 Days of Cookies with her Gingerbread White Chocolate Biscotti.

12 Days of Cookies: Russian Tea Cakes  

Alicia Hinze from The Buttered Tin has the next recipe on Day 11 of our 12 Days of Cookies presented by Land O’Lakes.  

12 Days of Cookies: Temple Cookies  

It’s Day 10 of our 12 Days of Cookies presented by Land O’Lakes.  Katy Gerdes from Angel Food Bakery creates a cookie with the taste of a traditional holiday treat.  

12 Days of Christmas: Minnesota Wild Rice Cookies  

Alice Seuffert, TCL’s Kitchen Star, is next on day 9 of 12 Days of Cookies presented by Land O’Lakes.

12 Days of Cookies: Triple Chocolate Cherry  

Alicia Hinze from The Buttered Tin prepares a Triple Chocolate Cherry cookie on the 8th day of 12 Days of Cookies presented by Land O’Lakes.

Homemade Fudge & Caramels  

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shows us two recipes that she says are super simple but delicious and make great homemade gifts!

12 Days of Cookies: Salted Pistachio Spritz Cookies  

Ground pistachios add great flavor and texture to the traditional spritz cookie. Becky from the Land O’Lakes test kitchen shows Elizabeth how it’s made. 

12 Days of Cookies: Lumberjack Cookies   Back To Top

Katy Gerdes from Angel Food Bakery continues to surprise us with unusual ingredients in her cookies on this, the 6th day of our 12 Days of Cookies presented by Land O’Lakes

12 Days of Cookies: Nutella® Buckeyes   Back To Top

Our TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Sueffert, is back on day 5 of our 12 Days of Cookies with a no-bake treat to enjoy!

12 Days of Cookies: Jodi's Cinnadoodles   Back To Top

Alicia Hinze from The Buttered Tin prepares one of her favorite cookies on our fourth day of 12 Days of Cookies.

12 Days of Cookies: No Way Jose Peanut Butter Cookies   Back To Top

Katy Gerdes from Angel Food Bakery makes a peanut butter cookie with an ingredient that you would never think to put in it. 

Rocky Road Fudge Bars   Back To Top

It’s been a while since blue ribbon baker, Marjorie Johnson, has been around.  We couldn’t let the holidays sneak by without catching up with her.  She treats us with another blue ribbon recipe of hers!

12 Days of Cookies: Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cookies   Back To Top

These linzer butter cookies are a special cookie for your holiday cookie tray.  Becky from Land O’Lakes shows us how to make them. 

12 Days of Cookies: Snickers Surprise   Back To Top

Our TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, kicks off the 12 Days of Cookies presented by Land O’Lakes.

Holiday Savings Series: Homemade Gifts   Back To Top

Middle school art teacher, Julie Pyle from Prior Lake, uses her talents to save money over the holidays.  She makes everything from gifts to decorations and saves a lot of money doing so.  You may think it’s not something that you could do, but she shows us how just making a portion of your gifts could save you a lot of money.

Cranberry Orange Cupcakes   Back To Top

Cooking Mom Amy Hanten, knows that pumpkin pie is usually the go-to dessert for Thanksgiving.  She goes "out of the box" with a delicious Cranberry Orange Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting that the kids are going to love.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes   Back To Top

If you have family or friends coming to your Thanksgiving that are sensitive to gluten, there is no need to worry.  Author and food blogger, Amanda Paa, has recipes for gluten free gravystuffing, a pie crust, and a pumpkin pie that she says are easier than the ones you are use to making! 

Gluten-Free and Amazing Pumpkin Pie Back To Top

If you have family or friends coming to your Thanksgiving that are sensitive to gluten, there is no need to worry.  Author and food blogger, Amanda Paa, has recipes for gluten free gravy, stuffing, a pie crust, and a pumpkin pie that she says are easier than the ones you are use to making!

Coconut Oat Pie Crust (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free) Back To Top

If you have family or friends coming to your Thanksgiving that are sensitive to gluten, there is no need to worry.  Author and food blogger, Amanda Paa, has recipes for gluten free gravy, stuffing, a pie crust, and a pumpkin pie that she says are easier than the ones you are use to making! 

Naked Cakes   Back To Top

The newest trend in cakes is all about not putting any frosting on them.  It’s called naked cakes.  Baker and author, Amanda Rettke, is here to show us how it’s done and still have your cakes looking good.

Use What You’ve Got   Back To Top

Instead of running out to the store and getting more, owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell, says get creative!  If you don’t have enough of something use what you have and make them a different way to stretch what you have.  She shows us some ideas of ways to do that.

Molasses Treats   Back To Top

Alicia Hinz the co-owner of Buttered Tin, created what was one of Elizabeth’s favorite cookies last year – the molasses cookie.  She is now taking them to the next level.    

Halloween Treats   Back To Top

Co-owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes, gives the cupcake a Halloween makeover.  She shows us how easy it is just by tweaking the icing on the cupcake!  

Winter Squash for Sweet Treats   Back To Top

Did you know that squash is not a vegetable at all, but rather a fruit?  Author and food blogger, Amanda Paa, dedicated her first cookbook to the many things you can do with squash.  She shares a recipe for a sweet treat.   

Fun & Easy Halloween Recipes   Back To Top

Getting the kids to eat anything but candy on Halloween night can be difficult.  Cooking Mom Amy Hanten says she has a quick meal idea that keeps in the Halloween spirit.

Pumpkin Spice Goodies   Back To Top

It’s the flavor of the season and you find it everywhere.  Pumpkin spice is showing up in coffee, Oreos, M&M’s, and even in JIFF Whips!  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shows us easy ways to make your own pumpkin spice goodies.

Good Company: Sweet Jules Caramels   Back To Top

TCL reporter, Kelli Hanson, introduces us to Sweet Jules Gifts.  It’s where you’ll find a gooey, sweet and salty caramel.  So delicious and decadent that they make the perfect gift!

Zucchini Recipes   Back To Top

Got zucchini?  Most of us do.   It's everywhere! Farmers markets, road side stands, and lots of friends and neighbors begging you to take extra from their gardens! Amy Hanten, the Cooking Mom, is here to zucchini rescue!

Caramel Spice Cake   Back To Top

Cake decorator, Nancy Burgeson, mentioned that she had a recipe for a fall cake that included handmade acorns and we could not resist making it.  Nancy threw in a little bourbon to spice things up even more!

Bourbon Bundt Cake   Back To Top

Nancy Burgeson, baker and cake decorator, prepares a special recipe.

Cheesecake Pops   Back To Top

Co-owner of Buttered Tin, Alicia Hinz, comes up with delicious creations all the time.  We took it one step beyond the cake pop and asked Alicia to create a cheesecake pop.  As usual, she did not disappoint! 

Apple Recipes   Back To Top

It’s apple picking season!  There are so many more ways to use apples than just biting into it.  To prove it, chef and cook book author Robin Asbell, gives us some recipes for making dinner apples!  

Pub Fritters   Back To Top

From creating Homemade Peeps to Baked Hot Chocolate, the co-owner of Angel Food Bakery, Katy Gerdes, has a flare for the creative. She recently competed on the Cooking Channel's Donut Showdown and took the crown. She stopped by to share her award-winning recipe for Pub Fritters.
 

On-A-Stick Chef Challenge Finals   Back To Top

Two TCL regulars round out our On-A-Stick Challenge.  Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell, is putting her Elvis Twinkie up against TCL’s Kitchen Star Alice Seuffert’s Chili-On-A-Stick.  Both are hoping they can take the first place prize away from the Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bites made by baker and auther, Amanda Rettke.

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies Brownie Bites   Back To Top

Baker and author of Surprise Inside Cakes, Amanda Rettke, is the first to step up to our State Fair food challenge.  Food on a stick is a staple at the Minnesota State Fair so we challenged our cooks to see what unique creation they could come up with “On-A-Stick”!

12 Days of Grilling: Kabobs   Back To Top

It’s the final day of our 12 Days of Grilling brought to us by the Minnesota Beef Council.  The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, wraps it up with kabobs – from the appetizer to the dessert – all on the grill!

No-Bake Cheesecake   Back To Top

It’s National Cheesecake Day!  Alicia Hinze the co-owner of Buttered Tin is helping us celebrate with mini cheesecakes that you don’t even need to turn the oven on for!

Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, came across an old treasure when she was going through her basement.  She found the old family ice cream maker and it included her dad’s original Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe with it!  It had been at least 15 years since it was used - before Amy got her hands on it!  

42 to Say I Do: Wedding Cakes   Back To Top

Our 42 to Say I Do couple, Mollie and Sam, are busy checking off their “to-do” list in preparation of their big day.  Deciding on the wedding cake is one of the tastier tasks to tackle.  Emily tagged along with Mollie and Sam to Dorothy Ann Bakery in Woodbury to do some taste testing.

Birthstone Inspired Cakes   Back To Top

We're bringing the sparkles into the Twin Cities Live kitchen! Amanda Rettke stole the show with her Surprise Inside Cakes and now she is back to show off more amazing cakes!

Grilling Desserts in the Summer   Back To Top

Turning on the oven in the middle of summer is about the last thing you want to do, but how else can you make those delicious chocolate chip cookies? Michael White with Napoleon Products saved our dessert filled day by showing us how to grill our favorite treats.   

Chocolate Walnuts   Back To Top

At one point or another, we've all tried to eat healthy. However, we still need to satisfy our sweet tooth. Bradley Traynor from myTalk 107.1 stopped by to show us his favorite chocolate recipe! 

Selma’s Ice Cream   Back To Top

Ice cream is one of the best summer treats – if not a favorite year round.  Emily is a lover of the delicious cold sweet treat.  She’s live at Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour in Afton for some sampling.

A Dinner for Dad from the Oilerie   Back To Top

Using espresso in your recipes is one way to make sure it’s full of rich flavors.  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, shows us how it’s done with ingredients from the Oilerie in St. Paul.

Espresso Brownies Back To Top

Espresso is a great compliment to chocolate, you won’t taste the coffee – only a richer chocolate flavor!  Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, shows us how it’s done with ingredients from the Oilerie in St. Paul. 

Dad Approved Meals   Back To Top

Time to get your grill on!   We’re making the Ultimate Father's Day or perfect summer dinner! Starting with Ribs 'n Beer.  Ribs can be kind of a pain to make.   The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, found a way to make it easy breezy with her own rib rub!  Add to that her fancy potatoes on the grill, and for dessert- Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Surprise Inside Cakes   Back To Top

Whether it’s a birthday party or a summer BBQ, you can wow your guests with a Surprise Inside Cake. Today author and creator Amanda Rettke stopped by to show us one method to bake a surprise inside.
 

Creative S’mores   Back To Top

There is just something delightfully yummy about making s’mores over a campfire.  Katy Gerdes, co-owner of Angel Food Bakery, is kicking it up a notch from the regular old chocolate and marshmallows, starting out with homemade marshmallows and graham crackers.

Cooking with Citrus Oils   Back To Top

Terri Chaffer from The Oilerie in Maple Grove is showing us how cooking with citrus oils makes, can make an already delicious meal so much more flavorable.

Lemon Bread Back To Top

Terri Chaffer, owner of the Maple Grove Oilerie uses citrus olive oil to bring out the the flavors!