Appetizers

Cooking with "Mamma Mia!"  

"Mamma Mia!" is entertaining audiences at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres through September 28th, 2019. The show features 22 songs from the musical group ABBA and is a toe-tapping delight for anyone who's looking for a fun night out! Two of the stars of the show, Jessica Fredrickson and Aleks Knezevich play a couple on stage and they're married in real life! They stopped by the studio to share a recipe inspired by the hit musical! 

Spamalot Chef Challenge: Spam Musubi  

The musical, Monty Python's Spamalot is will be at the Ordway, April 2nd – 7th.  It’s based off the 1975 British movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  We are celebrating with a Spamalot Chef Challenge!  Chef and recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller, prepares a recipe popular amoungst Hawaiians.

Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience  

Minnesota Monthly’s 25th annual Food & Wine Experience is March 2nd and 3rd at Target Field, but TCL reporter Kelli Hanson got in a day early to check it all out. She sipped on wine and tried Minnesota made snacks and she brought back a special TCL Discount Code. 
 

Game Day Appetizers for the Family  

Laurie Crowell of Golden Fig in St. Paul stopped by with some tasty appetizers for the family this weekend. 

Fried Goat Cheese and Pineapple Nachos  

Eli Wollenzien of Coaltion Restaurant stopped by with some tasty appetizers, perfect for a party.  

Vietnamese Spring Rolls  

Terry John Zila of JohnJeanJuan stopped by the TCL kitchen with a tasty Vietnamese spring roll recipe.

Ultimate Cheese Board  

Emily Dingman of My Everyday Table stopped by to teach us her official cheese board formula for the holidays.

Holiday Recipes with CobornsDelivers   Back To Top

Registered Dietian Emily Parent stopped by with some great holiday recipes from CobornsDelivers

Holiday Appetizers with The Olive Grove   Back To Top

If you're hosting a holiday party, Natalie Jaeger from The Olive Grove Olive Oil Company has some easty to make recipes that will "wow" your guests!  

Taste the Trend: Monkey Bread   Back To Top

The viral recipe channel, Tasty, posted a recipe for Monkey Bread Brie Fondue and it has since reached 6.6 million views.  Recipe developer, Mary Jane Miller, gave the recipe an overhaul for a much better version.

Thanksgiving Side Recipes   Back To Top

Terry John Zila, creator of JohnJeanJuan, cooked up some tasty Thanksgiving side recipes you'll want to make this holiday. 

Holiday Appetizers   Back To Top

Tonja Engen is a pro when it comes to cooking and entertaining. She launched her food and recipe blog called "Tonja's Table" in 2011. She stopped by with delicious holiday appetizers you'll want to make for your Thanksgiving get-together.

Halloween Themed Appetizers   Back To Top

TCL Regular and owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods in St. Paul, Laurie Crowell, shared some fun halloween themed appetizer recipes.

Chicken & Cauliflower Wings   Back To Top

Are you ready for some football? Be sure to check out TCL cook Patty Morrissey's chicken and cauliflower wing recipes for your next tailgate. 

Recreate State Fair Foods   Back To Top

The owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell, stopped by to help us recreate State Fair foods at home.  

Easy Summer Appetizers   Back To Top

TCL Home Cook, Linda McConnell, stopped by the TCL kitchen to share a couple of easy and refreshing appetizers for summer gathering.   

National Avocado Day   Back To Top

Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell stopped by to share some of her favorite recipes using avocados for National Avocado Day.

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. 

Academy Awards Inspired Recipes   Back To Top

There are nine films up for “Best Picture” this year on the 90th Academy Awards.  Private Chef Justin Davis used some of those films for inspiration in his appetizer recipes.

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.

Poke Bowls and Birthday Appetizers   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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

Summertime Bruschetta Recipes   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.