Laurie Crowell



Hometown: Grew up in Eau Claire, WI, now reside in Woodbury, MN

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Who do you live with: Britt, my charming husband, Ben and Connor, our rascally little boys, and Rooney our sweet little pup that funny enough I got while exhibiting at a Home and Garden show with John Michael Lerma!

Where would you like to live: I do love being here in Minnesota but if I could choose anywhere to have a second home it would absolutely be Paris.

Your favorite occupation: The one I have right now! I am grateful every day that I get to do something I love for my job.

Person you'd like to meet: I have two. I would love love love to spend a little time with Steve Martin. I have liked him since I was a kid in the 70's. His books are always a good read, his banjo playing is fantastic and his movies are always funny. Tom Hanks is another. If a movie comes on with Tom Hanks in it, even if I have seen it a hundred times, I will watch it...Every. Single. Time.

What do you order in a coffee shop: A double shot of espresso with 3 oz steamed cream and 1 packet sugar in the raw (I used to work at a coffee roastery so I am very specific/picky in my coffee choices!).

3 TCL regulars who you'd like to have dinner with: Oooh, it is hard to get it down to 3...I would say Marjorie Johnson because I absolutely love hearing her stories, I just met Sara Bartlett for the first time recently and would love to know more about her, and of course Ted Farrell who never fails to educate me about fine wine or good spirits and he always has a funny story to tell :)

Favorite State Fair food: That is a tough one to narrow down too! Sweet Marthas are mighty fine but I think the "Puff Daddy on a Stick" from The Sausage Sisters is my all time fave.

Favorite TCL moment: I remember how fun it was to be on the very first episode of Twin Cities Live. The studio was buzzing with was so cool to see all their months of hard work happening live for the first time!

One thing you can't live without: Good music :)

Dream TCL interview/segment: I would love to interview Ina Garten on the show. I worked for her many years ago and would love for the TCLive viewers to see first hand what a wonderful, talented and interesting woman she is.

What is your motto? "If you don't ask, the answer is always no". I say it to my boys every single day.

Monday Night Meal: Easy Korean Bowl  

Things heat up in the Twin Cities Live kitchen every Monday with a tasty dinner recipe that’s easy to make. It’s part of our Monday Night Meal series. Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods stopped by to make an Easy Korean Bowl.

Three Ways To Make French Toast  

Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell stopped with fabulous French Toast recipes that are both sweet and savory.

Fast Mac & Cheese  

It's the perfect night to stay in and eat some comfort food.  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shows us how to make Mac & Cheese in a snap!

Monday Night Meal: Smoky Shrimp with Couscous  

It's the start of a busy work week and that means it's time for another Monday Night Meal. Laurie Crowell stopped but to make a delicious and simple recipe called, Smoky Shrimp with Couscous.

Everything Citrus  

You can brighten up your meals and make them more refreshing on a cold winter day by adding lemon, orange or grapefruit. sounds tasty. Laurie Crowell of Golden Fig stopped by with tasty citrus recipes.

Classic Soup Recipes  

Laurie Crowell of Golden Fig stopped by with some classic soup recipes perfect for a winter night. 

Mini Pumpkin Pies and Cranberry Pomegranate Gelatin  

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

Monday Night Meal: Butternut Squash and Shrimp Pasta   Back To Top

Every Monday we give you tasty dinner recipes that are easy to make for the entire family, we call it Monday Night Meal. Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to make Shrimp Butternut Squash Pasta.

Monday Night Meal: Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole with Squash   Back To Top

Every week, we share simple dinner ideas to help you get out of your recipe rut. It’s called, “Monday Night Meal.” Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig stopped by to make Sausage and Wild Rice Casserole with Squash. 

Apple Cider Drinks   Back To Top

Laruie Crowell of Golden Fig stopped by the TCL kitchen with some tasty apple cider drink recipes. 

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.  

Deep-Fried Cheese Curds   Back To Top

Want to bring a state fair classic food to your own kitchen? Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell taught us how to make deep-fried cheese curds.     

Smokey Sloppies   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to share a unique twist on the Sloppy Joe.

National Avocado Day   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to share some of her favorite recipes using avocados for National Avocado Day.

Refrigerator Pickles   Back To Top

Go to your garden, local farmer's market or grocery store and grab some vegetables! Golden Fig owner, Laurie Crowell, stopped by to show us how to make tasty refrigerator pickles. 

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. 

Foil Recipies   Back To Top

The owner of the Golden Fig on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Laurie Crowell, shares two dinner recipes you can easily make over a campfire, in the slow cooker or in the oven.