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Good Company: Cooper’s Foods  

Every month Twin Cities Live picks a spot on the map -- a town to really get to know and we then share the good news. This month we're in Chaska. It’s not only the place TCL Host Steve Patterson calls him, but a town full of really cool history.  Reporter Kelli Hanson found the oldest business in Chaska and takes us to Cooper's Foods.

Elderberry Gummies for Cold, Flu and Sleep  

Kate Doubler, the Real Food RN, stopped by the TCL studio to teach us the benefits of elderberries and quick yet nutritious recipe for healthy gummies.   

Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest  

These days just about every food you can think of has a gluten-free alternative -- from pasta to pizza to Girl Scout cookies. But do they taste like cardboard? And what even is gluten? These are all questions you can get answered at this the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest May 19th and 20th. Festival Organizer, Sara Vollmer, stopped by with products you can try at the weekend event.

Give Me Five: Five Baking Gadgets  

Cookbook author and pastry chef, Zoe Francois stopped by to share her five favorite baking gadgets.

Pantry Oatmeal Dough Bites  

Melissa Coleman is the creator of The Faux Martha, which was named a Huffington post Top 10 Food Blog. Her passion is to help her 125 thousand Instagram followers how to make more with less. Her cookbook, The Minimalist Kitchen has over 100 recipes. She stopped by to share her tips and how to make Pantry Oatmeal Dough Bites.

TCL’s Got Class: Emily Learns to Cook  

The Twin Cities Live team is headed back to class to work on a new or improve a skill that needs a little help. Emily Engberg doesn’t love to cook. However, she’s trying to do it more often. So, we decided to send her off to Sur La Table in Woodbury.

Creative Toast Ideas  

Is adding peas to your guacamole is a good thing? Executive Chef of Farm Table in Amery Wisconsin, Benjamin Spangler stopped by with some creative toast ideas.

The Science Behind Beef   Back To Top

Not all cuts of beef are created equal. Thanks to the Minnesota Beef Council, Dr. Ryan Cox from the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science shares the rubs which go best with specific cuts of meat.

Healthy For Life Meals   Back To Top

When you're trying to lose weight, there's something to be said about convenience. You get to a point where you don't even want to think about what you're making for your next meal - and now you don't have to.  Healthy For Life Meals, formerly known as Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating of Minnesota, is offering a brand new kind of menu, offering fresh, complete meals. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson chatted with a Blaine couple who have lost a nearly 100 pounds combined.

Birthday Splurges   Back To Top

This month we are celebrating 10 years of food, fashion and fun! When it's your Birthday you should go big right! That's why we're expanding the show to 90 minutes! Blogger and Creator of Curate Fashion, Katie Fokken stopped by to talk about things to splurge on when it’s your Birthday.

Cheese Tarts Using Goat Cheese   Back To Top

Chef Eli Wollenzien, owner of Coalition Restaurant, kicks up some recipes for cheese tarts using goat cheese!

Pretty Simple Cooking Ideas   Back To Top

Sonja and Alex Overhiser are Indianapolis bloggers and authors of the Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook. Their goal is to help more people stop second guessing themselves  and start cooking!

New foods at Target Field   Back To Top

The home opener is a big deal at Target Field, but reporter Emily Engberg has another big day on her favorites list. She loves tasting day.

Easy Shopping with CobornsDelivers   Back To Top

Home deliveries might sit on your porch all day until you get home. But with CobornsDelivers, your grocery delivery won't go bad sitting outside! Registered dietitian Emily Parent stopped by to show us how they do it.

Good Company: Cry Baby Craig’s   Back To Top

For some of us Minnesotans, black pepper is about as spicy as we can handle. But a Minneapolis man says not all of us have mild palates.  In this Good Company, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how an accidental recipe is now a hot success.

Lalo's Lunchbox   Back To Top

Lalo from the St. Paul-based web series "Lalo's Lunchbox" stops by to show Steve and Elizabeth some fun and healthy snacks kids can make in the kitchen!

TCL in Your Town Woodbury: Tailor Made Nutrition   Back To Top

All week long we are headed east of the Mississippi. That's because TCL in Your Town is celebrating the city of Woodbury. That means each day we'll highlight the great businesses and people that live there.  We begin in the health food aisle at a one-of-a-kind grocery store that's making it easier for many people to make meals for their families. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Tailor Made Nutrition.

Good Company: Something Sweet by Maddie Lu   Back To Top

About a year ago we met Maddie Lu Carlos. She wowed us on the show with her beautiful cupcakes and her yummy cookie dough in a cup. But her work and her story doesn't stop there. In this Good Company, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Something Sweet by Maddie Lu, to find out why her success tastes so sweet.

TCL Trend Wedding: The Cake   Back To Top

Engaged couples make dozens of decisions when it comes time for their wedding.  But for Kay and Matt all of the decisions are left to you!  Executive Pastry Chef and Cake Decorator at Amy's Cupcake Shoppe joins us with three options for their cake at TCL's Trend Wedding presented by The Wedding Guys.

Snacks with Snack Cellar   Back To Top

Were your Super Bowl snacks sub-par? Maybe those BBQ Wienies should retire and not appear at your next party. 
We found a guy that has got the snacking down and can help you step up your snack game. 

New Stadium Food at U.S. Bank for the Super Bowl   Back To Top

Ticket holders for the "Big Game" will enjoy quite the feast at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Food and Dining Editor from Minneapolis Saint Paul magazine shared what’s on the special menu. 

Schwan’s at Super Bowl Live   Back To Top

Get ready for some fun on Nicollet Mall. Schwan’s is a Minnesota company and its showcasing all it has to offer in the Super Bowl Live area downtown Minneapolis.

1/24 Super Saver   Back To Top

Whether or not your team is playing in the Super Bowl, it's still a good reason to throw a party!  Our Super Saver rounded up a few great spots that will do all the work for you - so you can just worry about having fun!

Good Company: Jack Links   Back To Top

You know you love it. Whether it’s on a road trip, camping, on a plane or before a working. I’m talking about beef jerky. The CEO of Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, a Wisconsin based company, says he eats so much of it, his dentist is constantly asking if he grinds his teeth. Jack Link’s is this Good Company and they’re making waves not only because of their product, but also because of one of the scariest faces you may ever see.

Healthy Soup Meal Plan   Back To Top

Here's something you may never have ever thought to eat for breakfast -- a bowl of piping hot soup. Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg says yes to soup in the morning, in the afternoon and at night. And she's challenging you to join her. Nancy stopped by to tell us why eating soup will help you regain control of food.

Minnesota Gift Baskets for the Super Bowl   Back To Top

Minneapolis is gearing up to host Super Bowl 52 with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. While Vikings fans are feeling the agony of defeat... Minnesota businesses are gearing up for a big win in sales. Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shared her connection with the Super Bowl with some Minnesota Gift Baskets.

Online Grocery Shopping with CobornsDelivers   Back To Top

Grocery shopping can be a chore but it's a lot easier with help from CobornsDelivers! We got a visit from the New Hope based company to learn how it works!

2018 Food Trends, Part 2   Back To Top

Elizabeth gathered three food critics -- Jess Fleming from the Pioneer Press, Stephanie March from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Joy Summers from Minnesota Monthly -- to see what will be hot in the Twin Cities restaurant scene in 2018. This is part two of their conversation, you can watch part one by clicking here.

Thanks to Gavin Kaysen and his restaurant, Bellecour, for hosting us!
 

Sam’s Club   Back To Top

Holiday entertaining is getting a whole lot easier thanks to some help at Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club is known for competitive prices and a variety of food and gift ideas. The Woodbury location just went through a big renovation. It includes a new fresh area, floral counter and club pick up. That means, you order ahead of time and just stop by to pick up those items. Super quick and easy.

Revival Saint Paul   Back To Top

Revival Restaurant in Saint Paul is a hot spot. Its southern style food brings in guests from all over the cities. It’s known for its meat and boy do they go through a lot of it. Chef Thomas Boemer prepares anywhere from four hundred to five hundred pounds of brisket per week. It’s made in a huge smoker that can accommodate up to one thousand pounds of meat at the same time.