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Pickled Cranberries  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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! 

Embrace Your Squash  

Squash is one of the most versatile and beloved vegetables for fall. Patty Morrissey won a cooking contest on Twin Cities Live a few years ago and today she shares three different ways on how to make squash.

Warm Spinach Salad   Back To Top

Dude week continues with a manly spinach salad recipe Popeye the Sailor Man would approve of. The owner of Coalition in Excelsior and Edina, chef Eli Wollenzein explained how to make it.

Chunky Potatoes with Buttermilk   Back To Top

Chef and cookbook author Raghavan Iyer is known around the world for his passion of cooking with Indian flavors. The Mumbai native is a resident of Minneapolis and stopped by the Twin Cities Live kitchen to share a recipe for Chunky Potatoes with Buttermilk.  

Heirloom Tomato Recipes   Back To Top

Chef and Cookbook author, Robin Asbell says you should never put tomatoes in the refrigerator because it ruins the texture and dulls the flavor. She shares some of her favorite heirloom tomato recipes and some tips on how to keep them fresh this season.

Twin Cities Love Raspberries   Back To Top

Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is the raspberry consumption capital of the country. Driscoll’s found that the Twin Cities market consumes 132 % more fresh raspberries per household than the national average.

St. Andrews Salad from Girvan Grille   Back To Top

Today we're tossing out the iceberg lettuce and adding a pop of flavor, starting with homemade strawberry vinaigrette. Executive chef from Girvan Grille in Brooklyn Park, Mike Nagan explained great ways to make salads taste delicious.

Melon Mania   Back To Top

Melon is a delicious fruit packed with tons of nutrition. With 25 varieties of melons to choose from you can pick your favorite and use them in juice, desserts, fruit salads or custards. Chef and author Robin Asbell shared some of her favorite melon recipes.

Farmers Market Vegetables   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live in your town is celebrating Excelsior... home to Coalition, a fabulous restaurant located on Water Street. They do a lot of things great but what really stands out are their vegetables!

Gala Apple Salad with Cork Wine Bar and Restaurant   Back To Top

Bob and Billy Martin from Cork Wine Bar and Restaurant show Steve how to make a refreshing summer salad, perfect for a hot day. They also sampled a few other offerings from the Anoka restaurant.

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.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo With Cinco de Mayo Recipes   Back To Top

Chef Amalia Moreno used unique ingredients including prickly pear and cactus for great ideas you can use for your Cinco De Mayo fiesta! She also talked about the proper way of drinking tequila and what to pair with it.

Make Ahead Three Cheese Baked Mashed Potatoes   Back To Top

This is the recipe Steve picked for “Best Thing He’s Ever Eaten” on Twin Cities Live. To Learn More About Tig and her recipes check out her blog www.apinchoflemon.com and check out her restaurant Kafe 421.

Creamy Wild Rice Salad   Back To Top

Executive Chef of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Michael Manders, shares his recipes for a creamy wild rice salad. Get his advice on how to master cooking wild rice!

What to do with Your Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs   Back To Top

There's a good chance you may end up with leftover hard boiled eggs from the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.
If that's the case, we've got you covered! Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell has a variety of ideas.

Guatemalan Mayan Highland Cuisine   Back To Top

Amalia Moreno-Damgaar explains how you can make home-made tortillas at home!

Mac and Cheese Blueberry Wontons   Back To Top

It’s a classic American staple, but we are kicking up Mac & Cheese to a whole other level.  Cake decorator and baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson gives us her spin.

Edamame Eats   Back To Top

Edamame, might just be a fancy word for boiled green soybeans but the high protein appetizer you see at a lot of sushi bars can be used in a variety of simple recipe and it's an easier way to eat soy if you're unfamiliar with tofu.

Cauliflower Recipes   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell, believes you can get kids to eat anything, even if it is a vegetable. She stopped by with a variety of ways to cook a vegetable all over restaurant menus this year: cauliflower. 

Recipes from Target Center's New Chef   Back To Top

Nearly $140 million will help transform Target Center into a top venue for professional sports, concerts and more. But it's not just the exterior receiving a facelift. The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx brought on the owner of Faces Mears Park, David Fhima, to transform the culinary experience at the stadium. He stopped by with recipes you'll find on their new menus.

Dip Off: Final Round   Back To Top

It’s the final day of the TCL staff going against each other in our Super Bowl Dip Off!  TCL’s Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych takes on the Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte!

TCL Staff Dip Off: Round Two   Back To Top

We paired up our TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson and TCL Senior Producer Christian Unser to battle for the best dip leading up to the Super Bowl.

TCL Staff Dip Off   Back To Top

Super Bowl Sunday is four days away so get ready to get your “scoop” on. Break out your chips, crackers, and veggies. Since everyone loves dips we decided to have some fun in a friendly competition. We paired up our TCL crew members, Producer Brittany and Photographer Dew to battle for the most touchdown worthy dip from now until Friday.  One winner will be decided on each day!

Blender Recipes   Back To Top

Get ready to bust out your blender! From smoothies, milkshakes, frosty cocktails there are plenty of tasty recipes you can make in a blast. Robin Asbell is a chef, Instructor and author of a new book called 300 best blender recipes using your Vitamix.

Baked Crab Cakes   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell, explains how she cuts 1000 calories from her tasty crab cake recipe just by baking them instead of frying!