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No Grocery Challenge  

Writer of the blog Yes and Yes, Sarah Von Bargen is on a mission to reduce food waste and help save people money. She created the "No Grocery Challenge" and stopped by the studio to explain. 

Homemade Fresh Pasta  

Creator of JohnJeanJuan, Terry John Zila, stopped by with a homemade fresh pasta recipe. 

Healthy For Life Meals  

There are a million options when it comes to what to eat and it can get even more confusing when you add in trying to eat healthy and even drop some weight. That’s where Twin Cities based Healthy For Life Meals comes in. Their fully prepared meals are packed with superfoods and free from junk making answering the question “what’s for dinner?” a breeze. Elizabeth visits Stephanie Keegan, the CEO of Healthy For Life Meals at their New Hope kitchen space to find out what’s cooking.

Eating More Fruits & Veggies with CobornsDelivers  

Registered Dietian for CobornsDelivers.com, Emily Parent, taught us some great ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into our daily diets. 

"Winner Cake All" Experience with Maddie & Crystal  

Owner of Something Sweet by Maddie Lu, Maddie Lu Carlos and Crystal Hanna made a cake for American short track speed skater Apollo Ohno on Food Network’s, “Winner Cake All.” They stopped by the Twin Cities Live studio to talk about their experience.

Family Meal Planning  

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, stopped by to share some of her favorite family-friendly recipes and her best tips for helping families tackle the difficult task of meal planning.

Olive Oil Pantry Essentials  

Natalie Jaeger from The Olive Grove Olive Oil Company stopped by with some of her favorite pantry oils you can use to make with almost anything.

Best Frozen Pizzas Made in Minnesota   Back To Top

Editor of Eater Twin Cities, Joy Summers, brought in her picks for the best frozen pizzas made by Minnesota-based companies.

TCL in Your Town: Nordic Ware Factory Store   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town celebrates the best of Saint Louis Park. The west metro suburb is home to 45,000 residents, the West End shopping center, and is the birthplace of the Coen Brothers along with the Bundt Cake Pan. It's made by Nordic Ware, a family owned company, which got its start back in 1946. Next door to their factory in Saint Louis Park is the Nordic Ware Factory Store. And as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found out, not only can you shop for your home kitchen there, you can also learn how to cook an easy sheet pan dinner.

Local Food Products for a Healthy 2019   Back To Top

So you want to get healthy in 2019? It’s the perfect time to start adding new foods into your routine, and why not support Minnesota food makers it the process. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson rounded up food products made right here in the Twin Cities to help you kick off a healthy new year.

MN Wild Guest Chef Takeover   Back To Top

Minnesota Wild fans, say goodbye to shoving hotdogs and pretzels into your mouths during the game this season. Instead you could experience fine dining, eating from an exclusive menu prepared by an amazing local chef. The 3rd annual Guest Chef Takeover is happening this season at the Xcel Center, featuring chefs like Thomas Boemer of Revival and Justin Sutherland of Handsome Hog. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson was hanging out by the ice to get a sneak peek of this seasons menus.

Healthy Snacks for On the Go   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell of Golden Fig stopped by with some healthy homemade snacks recipes that are good for when you're on the go. 

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Balls   Back To Top

Angel Food Bakery owner Katy Gerdes stopped by the TCL kitchen with a tasty yet healthy protein ball recipe.

Smoked Fish   Back To Top

Josh Nelson of Almanac Fish in Lowertown St. Paul stopped by the TCL kitchen to share some tips on how to smoke fish. 

Strawberry Santas and Raspberry Vodka Martinis with Driscoll's   Back To Top

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! 

Veggie Buds Club   Back To Top

If your kids struggle with eating veggies then Monica Irwin is going to become your new best friend. She is the creator of the Veggie Buds Blog she has made it her mission to help you find creative ways to introduce veggies to your kids and make them more tasty and fun.

Taste the Trend: Monkey Bread   Back To Top

The viral recipe channel, Tasty, posted a recipe for Monkey Bread Brie Fondue and it has since reached 6.6 million views.  Recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller, gave the recipe an overhaul for a much better version.

Coalition Restaurant - TCL In Your Town: Edina   Back To Top

Owner of Coalition, Eli Wollenzien, stopped by the studio to share some tasty breakfast recipes. We are celebrating all things Edina this week with TCL In Your Town.

Must-Have Holiday Products   Back To Top

Registered Dietian and Nutritionist Carissa Bealert stopped by the TCL studio with some good advice on how to stay healthy this holiday season. 

Couch Potato Week: Minnesota Made Snacks   Back To Top

We have been celebrating the couch potato all week long, kicking our feet up and getting comfy.  We’ve helped you make your couch cozy, found the perfect snuggly jammies to relax in and now we’re helping you binge on Minnesota made snacks!  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson brought a few of her favorites!

Couch Potato Snacks & Workout   Back To Top

Nickie Carrigan, certifed fitness instructor, shared a tasty popcorn trail mix recipe and some simple workout moves to try out while lounging on the couch. 

Pumpkin Palooza Week: Pumpkin Kegs   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads, Rob Barrett stopped  to show us how he turned an ordinary pumpkin into a fun pumpkin party keg that's perfect for your Halloween get-together.

Market House Collaborative   Back To Top

There’s a new spot in Saint Paul that’s all about a unique experience for food. It’s called Market House Collaborative. It’s an indoor market that includes OCTO Fishbar, Peterson Craftsman Meats, Salty Tart Bakery, Almanac Fish by the Fish Guys and Birch's.

Healthy For Life Meals   Back To Top

Stephanie and Lee Flaig from Blaine are enjoying life after losing a total of 44 pounds together on the Healthy For Life Meals Plan.  Kelli Hanson found out how the program has changed their lives.

Good Company: Hastings Co-op Creamery   Back To Top

It’s TCL in Your Town, celebrating all things Hastings. The town is home to something pretty unique. It's where the Mississippi, Vermillion, and St. Croix rivers meet.  Also just as cool, a business there that's been a staple in the community for more than 100-years. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside the Hastings Co-op Creamery in this Good Company.

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.

DIY Baking Steel   Back To Top

Cooking with Dads, Rob Barrett, showed us how to make baking steel at home to cook pizza, bread, meat and more. 

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"!

University of Minnesota Apple Varieties   Back To Top

Jim Luby, fruit breeder with the University of Minnesota, shared several of the apple varieties they've developed over the years. They have released 27 apple varieties, including the Honeycrisp. It takes between 20 and 30 years to develop a new apple variety. For more information about their program, click here.   

Keg and Case   Back To Top

What’s old is new again. The old Schmidt Brewing building is home to Keg and Case. Keg and Case features all sorts of pop up events and vendors. You’ll find a variety of interesting spots to check out. The market is made up of 25 spots where you can dine, grab a drink and shop.