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Good Company: Jack Links

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Back to School Foods   Back To Top

Now that the craziness of back-to-school is done, we can focus on making healthier choices, de-stressing and focusing in the classroom.  Nutritionist and Founder of NaturallySavvy.com is here to share some easy tips on how to keep our whole family healthy during the fall months.

Big Flavor for Simple Dinners   Back To Top

Natalie Jaeger, the owner of The Olive Grove, is here to help us take those simple dinner ideas and kick them up with some big flavors!

Best Apple Orchards   Back To Top

Minnesotan’s love their apple orchards.  We asked you what your favorites were and we narrowed down the long list to four.  Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, has his picks across the metro.

Smoothies & Milk   Back To Top

Without milk in your diet it is really hard to get enough nutrients. Decades of research supports the benefits of drinking milk. Kids ages 9 to 18 need 3 cups of milk a day.    Data suggest that 60% of boys and 83% of girls are not drinking enough milk. This means they are not getting nutrients to grow. Its really hard to replace the nutrients from milk.

Keller Grille at Keller Golf Course   Back To Top

Keller Golf Course has a lot of history in Maplewood. It’s just a short drive from Saint Paul and the cities. The champion style course opened back in 1929. But it was just a few years ago when it underwent a major renovation. When it re-opened with a new look in 2014, it was called the “Best Municipal Renovation of 2014” from Golf Magazine. Golf Inc. also called it the “Renovation of the Year”. 

The Great Midwest Rib Fest   Back To Top

Some of nation's best rib cookers will be at the 4th annual great Midwest Rib Fest this weekend at Mystic Lake Casino hotel! Two of the contestants are here in our studio to explain their tips on cooking the best ribs.

TCL in Your Town: Ptacek’s   Back To Top

Ptacek’s IGA is a fixture in Prescott, WI. This family-owned and operated grocery store has over 100 years of history in the community and a world record too. They’ve cooked up the longest brat ever at 301 feet nine inches, so when it comes to brats, they know what they are talking about! Two of the Ptacek brothers, store manager Patrick and meat department manager Raphael stopped by to explain why you should never boil those brats. After all, you wouldn’t boil a ribeye, would you?

Urban Organics   Back To Top

The historic Schmidt Brewery is home to something you may not expect. A portion of it is now a farm. Urban Organics opened its second location in June. Urban Organics first launched three years ago in the historic Hamm’s Brewery. Their new location is in a 87,000 square foot space. This expansion helps them keep up with the demand from area grocery stores and restaurants.

Ideas for Your BBQ   Back To Top

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, has some fun drinks and foods to bring to your summer BBQs or picnics.

Summer Sampler from The Olive Grove   Back To Top

The owner of The Olive Grove has put together a package of her four summer essential olive oils and balsamic vinegar that you should have in your pantry.  They are just perfect for 4th of July celebrations.

Grilling Gadgets   Back To Top

You don't have to keep your grilling to hot dogs and burgers - there are tons of things you can make on the grill instead. Christine Cook from Nordic Ware brought a few of their favorites to show us.

The Food at Valleyfair   Back To Top

Luis Carrillo, Valleyfair Executive Chef, takes “carnival food” to a new level!  He shows Steve and Elizabeth how it’s done.

Strawberry Salsa   Back To Top

Now is the time to start making recipes with strawberries since their they are in season. Here are some fantastic recipes you must make this summer. Owner of the Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell shows us how.

Cooking with Cider   Back To Top

Jim Watkins from Sociable Cider Werks shows us what’s new for them. Besides drinking the cider, he shows us how to cook with it too.

Salad Dressing Ideas Without the Salad   Back To Top

Baseball games, barbecues, cabin trips… Many of us get swept up in the fun of summer activities so when it comes to cooking dinner for your family this summer, something quick and easy is always your best bet!

Cooking for a Grad Party   Back To Top

Rob Barrett from Cooking For Dads thinks it's crazy how people who have never cooked for crowd need to feed potentially hundreds of people for a graduation party. So he stopped by the TCL kitchen with advice from his own experiences with grad parties (including one that ended with a trip to the hospital!) along with great recipes for a crowd.

Best Spots to Picnic in the Twin Cities   Back To Top

It’s time to pack up a picnic basket and enjoy the nice weather in Minnesota. The Editor of Edina Magazine, Angela Johnson, and her team compiled a list of the best Twin Cities parks for having a picnic, along with nearby spots where you pick up food to-go.

What to eat Before, During and After Your Workout   Back To Top

Figuring out the best thing to eat before and after a workout is almost as challenging as the workout itself! Fitness expert and owner of the warehouse, Nickie Carrigan has tips on how to get back to the basics with your nutrition and to clear up any confusion!

Summer Essentials   Back To Top

Natalie Jaeger from The Olive Grove shares her essential olive oil and vinegars to get you all set for grilling season. 

Hog Wild Week: Dellwood Candied Bacon   Back To Top

It’s "Hog Wild" week with the Minnesota Pork Board! Executive Chef, Peter Christenson from Dellwood Country Club, has a Candied Bacon recipe that will go perfect in your next BLT!

Best (Protein) Bars   Back To Top

When you hear the words Best Bar on Twin Cities Live, you might expect a craft cocktail on the show. But this time around, we’re talking about Protein Bars.

Minnesota Salsas   Back To Top

May is National Salsa Month. To celebrate, reporter Emily Engberg has four Minnesota Made Salsas that not only taste great, but also have interesting stories. Here are four.

Many Uses for Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar   Back To Top

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar are great for salad dressing and to drizzle over a chicken breast, but a bottle can provide so many more uses. The owner of The Olive Grove in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, shares how it works on ice cream, in tap water, and more.