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Cornbread Wild Rice Stuffing  

Stuffing is always a crowd pleasers on Thanksgiving Day. Recipe developer and chef, Mary Jane Miller stopped by to make Cornbread Wild Rice Stuffing.

Loaded Mashed Potato Bake & Green Beans with Red Pepper and Almonds  

Chances are you'll be making some type of mashed potato dish for your thanksgiving feast - but while it is a staple - at times it can feel a bit uninspired. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to make a loaded mashed potato bake using Old Home Mashed Potatoes.

Onigiri - Japanese Rice Balls  

John Sugimura is the owner of PinKU Japanese Street Food in Northeast Minneapolis. He stopped to with a recipe on how to make Japanese Rice balls.

Sauerkraut Recipe  

'Tis the Oktoberfest season which means lots of beer, brats and sauerkraut. The Real Food RN, Kate Doubler stopped by the TCL studio to share a sauerkraut recipe you can make at home and teach us the health benefits of the festive side.   

Refrigerator Pickles  

Red Bench Bakery is a family-owned café located in downtown Chaska. They're known for croissants, breakfast pastries and artisanal sandwiches. Chef and owner Andy Mooney stopped by with delicious treats and sandwiches on their fall menu.

Homemade Applesauce  

Coalition Restaurant owner Eli Wollenzien stopped by the TCL kitchen with some tasty homemade applesauce recipes. 

Smoked Acorn Squash Bisque  

Private Chef Justin Davis stopped by the TCL kitchen to share a tasty squash bisque recipe. 

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.

Fried Green Tomatoes   Back To Top

The movie, Fried Green Tomatoes, was a hit in 1991. Chef Lachelle Cunningham, shows us how to make fried green tomatoes in our own kitchen.

Hamilton Inspired Dishes   Back To Top

The hit musical Hamilton is now playing at the Orpheum theater. Benjamin Spangler is the Executive chef for Mercy in in Minneapolis, the restaurant right across the street from the Orpheum. He stopped by to share recipes for a three-course meal straight out of the late 1700's and early 1800’s.

Fish Filet Sandwiches   Back To Top

TCL Cooking Contest Winner, Patty Morrissey, shared a tasty fish filet sandwich recipe.   

Side Salads   Back To Top

Personal Chef Justin Davis stopped by to share some tasty salads you'll want to make prior to the end of the summer.

Cook with Homegrown Herbs   Back To Top

Rob Barrett of "Cooking For Dads" owner stopped by to share some tasty recipes you can make with herbs you grow at your house. 

Seasoned Sour Cream   Back To Top

Robb Barrett, author of  "Cooking For Dads" stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us how to make his tasty Seasoned Sour Cream. 

Refrigerator Pickles   Back To Top

Go to your garden, local farmer's market or grocery store and grab some vegetables! Golden Fig owner, Laurie Crowell, stopped by to show us how to make tasty refrigerator pickles. 

Recipes from the Garden   Back To Top

Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared stopped by to share recipes on what you can make with Swiss Chard and other fresh ingredients that are found in many gardens.

4th of July Picnic Staples   Back To Top

Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove Olive Oil Company, revolutionizes the way you'll prepare your picnic staples for 4th of July! Natalie is making it easy for you to try her recipes with a gift box set of the products she uses in her recipes. 

Wild Rice Salad with Fresh and Dried Cranberries in Maple Vinaigrette   Back To Top

Cookbook Author, Beth Dooley loves to create recipes with Minnesota grown produce. She stopped with a refreshing summer salad recipe using a homemade vinaigrette.  To purchase a copy of Beth’s newest cookbook, click here.

Guacamole Recipes   Back To Top

Patty Morrissey stopped by TCL's Patio Party to share some of her unique guacamole recipes. 

Nordic Ware Grilling Gadgets   Back To Top

Don't forget about the side dishes at your next summer bbq. Christine Petersen from Nordic Ware stopped by TCL to chat about these must-have items.
 

Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes from Chef Ann Kim   Back To Top

Chef Ann Kim went from almost running a Jimmy John's to operating a trifecta of pizza joints receiving plenty of praise. She's a finalist for a 2018 James Beard Award and stops by the Twin Cities Live studio to share a recipe and the story behind her success.

Monday Night Meal: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa   Back To Top

We’ve all been in a recipe rut before, that’s why you can catch a new series on Twin Cites Live at Four, called “Monday Night Meal.” You can start your week off strong with a simple dinner idea that’s easy to make and will impress your whole family. Recipe Developer, Mary Jane Miller shared how to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa.

Spring Pastas   Back To Top

The owner of The Olive Grove in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, shares three pasta recipes perfect for spring!

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint   Back To Top

Linda McConnell stopped by with a tasty soup recipe that will help you think of spring.

Pickled Cranberries   Back To Top

Beth Dooley is a blogger and cookbook author who wrote a book focusing on preserves called, Savory Sweet.  She shared a pickled cranberry recipe which will add a vibrant addition to holiday cheese platters.

Essential Holiday Dinner   Back To Top

Chances are you're either attending a holiday party or hosting one this holiday season. Tonja Engen started her blog, “Tonja’s Table” in 2011 and she later turned that into a cookbook. Today she shared her tips on stress-free entertaining and a holiday dinner that will make your guests come back for seconds.

Brussels Sprouts   Back To Top

If you’re Brussels Sprouts taste blah then it’s time to change it up. Recipe expert and chef, Mary Jane Miller shares a simple way to turned  Brussels Sprouts from boring to brilliant.

Thanksgiving Dressing   Back To Top

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing you are going to want to make this side dish for your Thanksgiving feast. Twin Cities Live regular and owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell shares a twist on Thanksgiving Dressing by adding bacon and apples.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes   Back To Top

Avoid working up a sweat when preparing your Thanksgiving meal with a side dish that’s easy to make.  Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shared how to make stuffed sweet potatoes.

Mediterranean Flavors   Back To Top

We’ve all been keeping up with the fun Steve has been having on his epic Mediterranean cruise…and, maybe even feeling a little envious!  Natalie Jaeger, owner of The Olive Grove, is trying to help!  She brings those Mediterranean flavors here for us to enjoy!