Holiday Toys

Holiday Toys
The holiday toy season is upon us and Santa is going to be busy this year!  The Toy Guy, Chris Byrne, gives us a roundup of his favorites. DJ Mix and Spin Studio $39.99 CoCoMelon Deluxe Interactive JJ Doll $29.99 Cry Babies Kiss Me Collection $29.99 Paw Patrol Ultimate City Tower $159.99 Go Go Bird butterfly $29.99 ...

Desserts for Thanksgiving

Desserts for Thanksgiving
Peg Rasmussen, the owner of Countryside Café, creates some delicious dessert recipes for you to share at the Thanksgiving table. Mocha Cakes This little cake is a favorite in our family. It was passed down from the Scandinavian side of the family. We often saved it for breakfast on the day after the holiday and always took a few home to...

Butternut Bacon Soup

Butternut Bacon Soup
Mandy Tadych our Director of Programming loves her time in the kitchen.  She takes her turn for TCL’s Soup Week with her Butternut Bacon Soup. Ingredients: 1 lb bacon 2 butternut squash cut in cubes 1 onion chopped 1 box of chicken stock 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon...

Halloween Drinks with Drew

Halloween Drinks with Drew
Twin Cities Live’s office mixologist mixes up some tasty cocktails – and a mocktail – for Halloween. Vampire’s Kiss 2 oz Vodka 2 oz Cranberry Juice 2 oz Pomegranate Juice Drewcifer (a.k.a. Satan’s Whiskers) .5 oz Gin .5 oz Dry Vermouth .5 oz Sweet Vermouth .5 oz Orange Juice Splash of Orange...

Knit-y Gritty Knitters Update

Knit-y Gritty Knitters Update
Last month TCL reporter Kristen Haubrich introduced us to the "Knit-y Gritty Knitters," a knitting group that uses their skills to bring comfort to patients on kidney dialysis. Today, Kristen brings us an impressive update on their story. Directions for Arm Warmers: Knit Dialysis Arm Warmers (sleeves) Requirements -  4-ply soft...

All Pork Italian Meatball Hoagie

All Pork Italian Meatball Hoagie
It’s Pork Week presented by the Minnesota Pork Board!  Hog farmer, Mike Patterson shares his recipe for his Pork Italian Meatball Hoagie. Italian Meatballs: Breadcrumbs from 2 slices of bread 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1.5 lbs Ground Pork 1/3 Cup Finely diced Onion 2 Small Cloves Garlic- Minced 1 tsp Kosher Salt 1/2 Tsp Freshly Ground...

Fall Colors Train

Fall Colors Train
The colors of fall are at their peak in Minnesota and if you’re looking for a unique way to see them, The Minnesota Transportation Museum has it.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich climbs aboard the Fall Colors Train that departs from Osceola Wisconsin and runs through the scenic St. Croix Valley.    

Danube River Cruise Update

Danube River Cruise Update
In February 2019, we told you about our plans to take a river cruise on the Danube.  We’ve had to postpone the trip and change things up a few times and we are excited to say that the cruise is back on!  Twin Cities Live reporter, Kelli Hanson will be joining viewers on the cruise.  She’s here, along with Doug Moorhouse from Carrousel...

Jailhouse Inn

Jailhouse Inn
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be behind bars, head to the small Minnesota town of Preston, Minnesota.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich visits the old Fillmore County Jail and Carriage House that has since been turned into a bed and breakfast.  The Jailhouse Inn is where you can really find out what spending the night behind bars...

Hashi Burger

Hashi Burger
Jamal Hashi is instrumental for bringing the flavors of Somali cuisine to Minneapolis, and America in general.  He wanted to introduce American’s to camel meat and created the Hashi Burger.  It has since taken off in the middle east being served at Kuwait Fire House, Babel Food Chain in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and Hashi Burger Restaurant in...

Youth Make Up

Youth Make Up
What do you do when your child wants to wear make up?  It starts out when they are young and it’s just a toy, but slowly they start asking to wear it to school.  What products are best and how do you get them started? Our beauty expert, Hillary Kline, has some ideas. Follow Hillary on Instagram @KlineToTheTop. CHILDREN’S MAKEUP:...