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.

Poke Bowls and Birthday Appetizers  

When you're taking a break from shopping, CRAVE American Kitchen and Sushi Bar located on the 3rd floor is a hot spot for delicious appetizers. Chef Daniel Green explains how to make Poke Bowls that's perfect for a special occasion like a birthday celebration.

Taste the Trend: Buffalo Chicken Biscuit Bites  

This recipe for pull-apart buffalo chicken bread has almost 90 million views, but our recipe expert and cook Mary Jane Miller says it needs a lot of help. In this edition of "Taste the Trend", she turned this loaf of messy chicken into tasty chicken bites.

Ideas for Your BBQ  

Alice Seuffert, creator of Dining with Alice, has some fun drinks and foods to bring to your summer BBQs or picnics.

Summertime Bruschetta Recipes  

If you're entertaining this summer you're going want to make something that not only impresses your friends... but is also easy to make. If you can slice bread then you're on the right track. Owner of Coalition in Excelsior and Edina, Chef Eli Wollenzein showed Elizabeth and Steve how to make Blueberry and Raddish bruschetta.

Appetizers Using Brie  

Before you break out the cheddar at your next wine and cheese party, don't forget about the bloomy rind cheeses that will no doubt be a huge hit! Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell shared three unique recipes using Brie cheese. 

Building the Perfect Cheese Tray  

Whether you have time to plan or are in a pinch, Haskell's Ted Farrell shares advice on building the perfect cheese platter for your next gathering.

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen: Wicked Wings   Back To Top

Close your eyes, imagine the Caribbean life, Jamaica, a Red Stripe in your hand. But don’t pack your bags just yet, instead check out Pimento Jamaican Kitchen in Downtown Minneapolis. The owner, Tomme Beevas stopped by to show us how Jerk Seasoning can be done right.

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!

The Ultimate Super Bowl Spread   Back To Top

The cooking mom, Amy Hanten -- is here to show us her favorite super bowl snacks.

Big Game Appetizers with the Vikings' Executive Chef   Back To Top

Geji McKinney-Banks has worked for the Minnesota Vikings for 22 years and is the woman in charge for feeding players, coaches and staff. In advance to the big game, Geji stopped by with appetizer ideas using beef you can serve to your hungry guests.
On Tuesday, Feburay 28, the Minnesota Beef Council  is hosting a Beef and Brew event at Bent Brewstillery in Roseville. You’ll learn how to pair brews with your favorite cuts of meat, and there will be plenty of samples, too. Tickets are available online by clicking here

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!

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.

Cooking with Berries   Back To Top

Now is the time to get out and go berry picking here in the Twin Cities!!  Now that you have bushels of berries what are you going to do with them?  Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell, shows us how to create a meal all around blueberries and raspberries!   

Boat Snacks   Back To Top

If you're heading out for a day on the boat, make sure you have a stocked cooler full of snacks to satisfy those cravings.  Host of “Cooking for Dads,” Rob Barrett, shares his advice and recipes to a fun day full of rays and good food.

Easy 4th of July Dips   Back To Top

They’re less than 30 minutes to make and you can make them ahead of time.  DIPS! There are the prefect potluck dish to bring to a summer get together.  

Dinner for Dad   Back To Top

With Father’s Day right around the corner it’s time to head to store and get ready for the perfect Dad’s Day Meal.  Owner of The Olive Grove in Mendota Heights, Natalie Jaeger, show us a Smoked Salmon Tarte for an appetizer, a great Chimichurri Sauce to add to your steak and brownies for desserts!

Fuss Free Party Appetizers   Back To Top

During the months of May and June, millions of high school seniors across the country will have Pomp and Circumstance stuck in their head and parents you know what that means right? Freedom? No, it means it's time to plan their graduation party.

Taste The Trend: Lasagna Dip Stuffed Garlic Bread   Back To Top

Once a month, recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller, tackles a recipe that has gone viral on social media.  This time she’s testing Lasagna Dip Stuffed Garlic Bread.  She rated this recipe a “½ a wooden spoon”!  Don’t worry, she fixed the recipe so it’s easier to make and there is no stuffing garlic bread either!

Island Inspired Recipes: Barbacoa Bites   Back To Top

We’re escaping to a warmer place… in our minds!  In honor of the new Minnesota Lottery game “Escape to Margaritaville” we’re creating island inspired recipes to help get rid of the Winter blues.  Today our recipe is a Barbacoa Bites from our Luckiest Cook Winner, Patty Morrissey.