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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  

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  

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  

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  

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

Side Salads  

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  

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! 

Embrace Your Squash   Back To Top

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.