Jazzing Up Leftovers  

Nobody likes to waste food, but sometimes you can get bored with the leftovers.  Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, shows us some easy ways to “jazz up” the leftovers for a whole new meal.  The key to jazzing up leftovers is to add one easy new element to them.

Rob's Peanut Sauce

Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, shares his recipe for his Peanut Sauce he uses on shrimp or chicken.

From Farm to Table  

In Minnesota, more than 18,000 beef farmers and ranchers raise beef for you to enjoy.  Ninety-seven percent of these farms and ranches are family owned.  Most of these have been in the same family for three generations or more.  In honor of National Agriculture Day on March 18th, Steve visits the Lawrence Family Beef Farm to see how the beef for our table is raised. 

Cooking with Harissa  

Harissa is one of the hottest trends in spicy foods.  Antigoni Sander McCloud, co-owner of Kafe 421, explains what it is – and shows us how to cook with it.

Food & Wine Experience  

Minnesota Monthly has been bringing together the best wine and food in the Twin Cities for its Food & Wine Experience for 20 years.  Editor-in-chief, Rachel Hutton, brings us a taste of what you’ll find at the event.

Food Fight Preview  

Some 5 Eyewitness News anchors are being teamed up with an Executive Chef from a local restaurant to create a new and unique dish.  It’s the 2nd Annual Food Fight at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 28th at noon.

Dutch Ovens  

You’ve probably heard of a Dutch oven, and you may even have one in your cupboard.  Do you know how to use one?  People have been using them for hundreds of years to put dinner on the table.  Cookbook writer, Mary Jane Miller, shows us how to use them and what you should look for in one.

Winter Grilling   Back To Top

With temperature is registering below the freezing mark, you probably aren’t thinking about pulling out the grill.  Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, says you should!  He has five tips that make grilling in the wintertime easy. 

Olive Grove Pasta Salads   Back To Top

Summertime is not the only time for pasta salads!  Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove in Mendota Heights, gives some of your favorite pasta salads a winter makeover.   

Smashed Potatoes   Back To Top

They can be baked, mashed, twice baked, and fried.  Of course, it’s the potato!  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shows us a new trend in making them.  They are called Smashed Potatoes. 

Quick & Healthy Snacks   Back To Top

When you want to grab a snack, you want it to be convenient too.  Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett says some of those snacks can be quickly made at home and be much more healthy for you. 

Game Day Recipes   Back To Top

The Cooking Mom Amy Hanten stops by the TCL Kitchen to share her go-to recipes to snack on while watching the big game!

Mango Beet Salad   Back To Top

The Twin Cities is home to many award winning chefs.  Starting Monday, January 26th you can get a taste of some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities at the Twin Cities Table event. The executive chef of Forepaugh’s in St. Paul shares a salad he is making at the event. 

Best Beef Cuts   Back To Top

Like many, Steve is trying to trim down in the New Year.  Good meat is always an important part of his diet.  To figure out what the different cuts of meat are – and how to cook them, Steve gets a lesson from the Minnesota Beef Council.

Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ Jerk Tips   Back To Top

Recently, Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ in Stillwater was proclaimed on Food Network’s show, Best Ever, to have the best reggae worth chicken ever.  Owner, chef, and self-proclaimed pirate shows us how to make your own jerk rub at home.  

Slow Cooker Review   Back To Top

Using a slow cooker is one of the easiest way to get a hot dinner on the table.  Slow cookers come in a wide range of prices – from $15 to a few hundred.  So what’s the difference?  Kelli Hanson puts three high end slow cookers to the test in her own kitchen.

How to Eat Healthy   Back To Top

When you’re trying to eat healthy, you hear a lot about the foods you shouldn’t eat.  Registered Dietitian, Cassie Bjork, fills us in not only on what foods you should ditch, but which ones we should embrace instead.

Just Gotta Have It: For 2015   Back To Top

TCL Report Kelli Hanson did her research and found some products that she thinks you “just gotta have” in 2015.

Quick & Healthy Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Granola   Back To Top

TCL Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, stops by with a quick and easy granola that you can have on hand to use in easy dinner ideas.

2015 Food & Drink Trends   Back To Top

Every year, it seems there that there are new trends happening in the food and drink scene.  Food Editor for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Steph March, is joined by the Editor of Eater Minneapolis, Joy Summers to fill us in on what we can expect in 2015.   

Winter Salads & Spiced Nuts   Back To Top

Professional cook and food writer, Mecca Boss, shows us some winter salads with ingredients from The Oilerie.  Plus, she prepares some spiced nuts that she says are perfect to add to the salads.

Creative Ways to Package Your Holiday Cookies   Back To Top

It’s that time of year again when holiday cookies start making their rounds.  Show your gift recipients you care by upping your cookie giving game.  Instead of your average cookie tin, use one of these ideas from Grace Ray of The Big Reveal Blog.

Elizabeth’s Cookbook Recommendations   Back To Top

If you have someone that loves to cook like Elizabeth does, a cookbook might just be the perfect gift for them.  Elizabeth recommends four of her favorite books plus a kitchen item to add to it for a nice little gift pack.

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Foodie   Back To Top

Our food producer, Maggie Winter, is the perfect source for finding gifts that the foodie in your life would love for Christmas.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Meal Ideas   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Kitchen Star, Alice Seuffert, says that if you haven’t hit the grocery store for your Thanksgiving meal yet, there is no need to worry.  She has some suggestions for a pre-made dinner that won’t cause you any stress plus a craft beer selection to pair with it.

Rob's Soft Pretzel Recipe   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, shows us how easy it is to have a hot fresh pretzel for your appetizer selection this Thanksgiving, or any day!

Thanksgiving Bourbon Sweet Potatoes   Back To Top

This recipe was handed down to Antigoni Sander McCloud from a dear friend in Chicago who got it from her Grandma.  Antigoni has been sharing it at her family’s Thanksgiving celebration since 2005 and it has been a staple ever since. 

Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, TCL’s Kitchen Star, puts her spin on a traditional Thanksgiving side dish.

Pumpkin Basil Hummus   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig, shares her recipe for a delicious Thanksgiving appetizer.

The Oilerie’s Hearty Hors D’oeuvres   Back To Top

When it comes to planning your holiday dinner parties, owner of the Maple Grove Oilerie Terri Chaffer, says it’s all about the hors d’oeuvres.