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Seasoned Sour Cream  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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

Nordic Ware Grilling Gadgets  

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.

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!