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Twin Cities Love Raspberries  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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!

Swedish Rice Pudding   Back To Top

It’s a meal, it’s a dessert, and if you’ve never tried it, we think you’re missing out. Rice Pudding can be found in nearly every area of the world, but this Swedish dish is often served during the holidays. Of course we wanted to learn how to make it so we turned to the most lovely Swede we know. Eva Sabet, owner of Swedish Crown Bakery in Anoka, joined us to make Rice a la Malta.

Elizabeth's Mayo Recipe   Back To Top

Elizabeth shows Steve her recipe for homemade mayo. To get the recipe for yourself, visit Elizabeth's blog, Home to Homestead, by clicking here.

Pumpkin Spice Recipes   Back To Top

Just walk through the grocery store, or hit up the coffee shop, and the flavor you’ll see all over?  Pumpkin spice of course!  Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell shows you how to create the flavor right out of your own kitchen! 

Thanksgiving Side Ideas   Back To Top

The owner of The Olive Grove in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, says one ingredient in your mashed potatoes recipes can completely change the taste!

Tomato Risotto   Back To Top

Cooking for the holidays usually means cooking for groups of people you love. Many think risotto is hard to make, when in reality it takes only about 30-40 minutes from start to finish.  Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, shows us how easy it is using Red Gold® Tomatoes.

"Grandma Rita's" Thanksgiving Dressing   Back To Top

Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig grew up eating her Grandma Rita's dressing on Thanksgiving. She's updated the recipe with her own twist.

Green Bean Casserole and Fall Fruit Terrine   Back To Top

Mary Jane Miller tackles a Thanksgiving "Recipe Rescue" by upgrading green bean casserole and jello recipes you'd find on the back of a box. For more about Mary Jane, click here.   

Corn Crab Cakes   Back To Top

Mystic Lake is a busy spot for Thanksgiving. A ton of food is made. Chef Erik from the Mystic Steakhouse will be cooking non-stop all day for guests. Some of the traditional foods have a unique flare. Emily went to Mystic to see how cranberry sauce or jam can used with Corn Crab Cakes for a delicious appetizer on the big day.

Make Ahead Three Cheese Baked Mashed Potatoes   Back To Top

Avoid working up a sweat when preparing your Thanksgiving meal.  Antigoni Sander shares her recipe for make ahead mashed potatoes.

Homemade Halloween Recipes   Back To Top

Turn "scary" inspiration like Jack O'Lanterns and spider webs into tasty Halloween-themed dishes! The Cooking Mom Amy Hanten shows us how.