Tasty Fruit Recipes

Tasty Fruit Recipes
Chef and cookbook Robin Asbell stopped by with tasty ideas on how to use fruit in recipes when it's too hot to make a pie. Slow Cooker Blueberry Nectarine Crisp 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, margarine, or...

Healthy Back-to-School Snack Ideas

Healthy Back-to-School Snack Ideas
School is a hectic time for parents and children, and it’s easy to not prioritize living a healthy lifestyle during this busy time of year. Certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Sara Gerbracht, stopped by to show us how to incorporate easy and healthy snacks for the family. For more recipes and wellness tips, check out Sara's...

Patioke at the 5-8 Grill and Bar in Champlin

Patioke at the 5-8 Grill and Bar in Champlin
We wrapped up our Patioke series, sponsored by Patio Town, on the patio at the 5-8 Bar and Grill in Champlin.  Steve had never experienced the goodness that is a 5-8 Juicy Lucy.  Nor had he tried the Saucy Sally.  But that all changed as he was served both of the 5-8 classics.  It was love at first bite for both.  When he wasn’t chowing...

Lemon Meringue Parfaits

Lemon Meringue Parfaits
Angel Food Bakery owner Katy Gerdes, shared a tasty Lemon Meringue Parfait recipe perfect for your next summer get together. Lemon Meringue Parfaits lemon or vanilla cake scraps (can use homemade cake or store bought mix or pre-made cake) lemon curd (recipe below or store bought) meringue frosting (recipe below) garnishes...

All Things Pancakes

All Things Pancakes
Recipe Developer Mary Jane Miller stopped by to share her classic buttermilk pancake recipe and more. Basic Pancakes Prep time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 2 large...

Grill with Confidence

Grill with Confidence
Sure, it's easy to grill hamburgers on the grill, but knowing how long steak should be on the grill is a bit harder to figure out. The Executive Director for the Minnesota Beef Council, Karin Schaefer, stopped by with four of the best cuts to toss on the grill along with recipes for each cut. You can get hundreds of free recipes using beef...

Lakeville Brewing Company

Lakeville Brewing Company
TCL reporter, Kelli Hanson found a spot that she says is perfect for a date night, a happy hour, or even a fun spot for the entire family.  Lakeville Brewing Company is the innovative creation of two couples who had different – yet very similar – ideas for what to do with the old VFW space in Lakeville. Lakeville Brewing Company has...

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas
It's back-to-school week on Twin Cities Live and chances are that it’s every parent's dream is to create a smooth transition from summer mornings once the school year starts. Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell stopped by with three different breakfast ideas that are perfect for busy mornings. Breakfast Cookies 1 C old...

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats
Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell, stopped by with recipes for homemade dog treats and information on the Paws on Grand event. Peanut Butter Banana Freeze 4 ripe bananas 1/2 C creamy peanut butter 1/2 C plain yogurt Coconut water to thin Place bananas, peanut butter and yogurt in a blender. Turn on and drizzle in coconut...