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Winter Salads & Spiced Nuts  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Gouda Cheese Fondue   Back To Top

One might think cheese fondue is complicated and time consuming to pull together. While it might look fancy, the truth is it doesn't take much effort at all!  Beth Ingli from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery shows us how easy it’s done.  

Horseradish-Cheddar Beer Cheese Spread Back To Top

Beth Ingli from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery shares some easy appetizer recipes.

Monk Pick Back To Top

Beth Ingli from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery shares some easy appetizer recipes.

Tex Mex Bite Back To Top

Beth Ingli from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery shares some easy appetizer recipes.

Monroe Bite Back To Top

Beth Ingli from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery shares some easy appetizer recipes.

Carabeet Pick Back To Top

Beth Ingli from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery shares some easy appetizer recipes.

Thanksgiving from the Farmers Market   Back To Top

Fresh turkeys are just one thing that you can get at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market for your Thanksgiving meal.  There is so much available that you can pick up at the market.  Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell gives us a taste. 

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! 

Naturally Gluten-Free Gravy Back To Top

This method for gravy is actually easier than the traditional way because you'll skip the roux-making process.

Gluten-Free Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts, Mushrooms, and Cranberries 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! 

Making Food and Presentation Special   Back To Top

The holiday of Thanksgiving is all about the food.  Rachel Sherwood, a food stylist, shows us three easy ways to make your food look as good as it taste. 

Meatloaf Cupcakes Back To Top

Food stylist, Rachel Sherwood, shares her recipe for meatloaf cupcakes.

Kitchen Inferno   Back To Top

A new show called, Kitchen Inferno, premieres on Food Network at 10 PM on November 5th.  It’s a cooking competition show where when you win, you get a couple of thousand dollars.  Then the host gives you a choice to either take the money and run or risk it all for a chance to win $25,000.  One of the judges on this new show is a familiar face to us, it’s Chef Daniel Green!

Em’s Adventures: Making Tamales   Back To Top

In Latino families, tamales are a favorite.  Not only are they a favorite to eat but the making of them have become a tradition for the families too.  Emily heads to El Burrito Mercado in St. Paul to learn how to make tamales – and why friends and families love to gather to do this.

Food & Wine Magazine Editor Dana Cowin   Back To Top

Dana Cowin, the Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, has an impressive resume. She has appeared as a guest judge on Top Chef and is a James Beard Foundation inductee. Dana teamed up with 65 chefs to create a new cookbook to share some of their cooking tricks.

Fast Food Breakfasts   Back To Top

When it comes to his diet, Steve is the first to admit that it is full of junk food.  He decided to bring our registered dietician, Cassie Bjork, out to breakfast – at fast food places.  He was curious to find out what health conscious Cassie would get going through the drive-thru.

Gluten-Free Crusty Bread   Back To Top

One of the number one items that people on a gluten-free diet say they missed the most is bread.  Based on overwhelming requests, authors Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have an entire gluten-free bread cookbook, Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.  

Festive Fall Dinner   Back To Top

One of our favorite ways of entertaining usually involves guests offering to bring something. The Oilerie invited Elizabeth to bring one of her favorite salads, and Mecca with the Oilerie St Paul prepared a wonderful fall feast that’s perfect for entertaining friends.

Elizabeth’s Orange-infused Beet Salad Back To Top

Elizabeth joins the Oilerie with one of her favorite salads.

Fall Crafts to Eat   Back To Top

St. Paul Pioneer Press Lifestyle Columnist, Donna Erickson has some fall crafts that are not only fun to make, but are tasty too.