Home Bakers         

Home Bakers         
We love featuring small businesses and you don’t necessarily have to have a store front to be successful!  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson checked out some home bakers that have turned their love of baking into a business. Kelli featured: Oh Dough! A-Mazing Cookies   Oh Dough! Is still taking orders for Valentine’s Day 2020 Milly’s...

Local Condiments

Local Condiments
Our Director of Programming & Promotions loves to cook with all things local!   She shared some of her favorite Minnesota made condiments and how to incorporate them into some awesome snacks for the big game! Riff’s Smokehouse Meats & Sauce Started business in Northeast Minneapolis in 2014 now in Arden Hills The purpose of...

Good Company: Steller Handcrafted Goods

Good Company: Steller Handcrafted Goods
Julie Steller is a local handmade mitten maker and owner of Steller Handcrafted Goods.  When Bernie Sanders had a direct effect on her business when he made is appearance at the Presidential inauguration in his homemade wool mittens.  That’s when she says business started to boom! Click here and use the promo code: TCL15 for 15% off your...

Valentine’s Day Cake

Valentine’s Day Cake
Many folks are forgoing the restaurant dinner this year for Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart. But that doesn’t mean it can’t still be special.  Baking Instructor Nancy Burgeson shares a recipe for making dessert “sweet”! Cherry Chip Cake 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup un-salted-softened butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or...

Ice Palace Maze

Ice Palace Maze
TCL reporter Kelli Hanson took her girls to Stillwater to check out the first ever ice maze to roll into town.  You’ll find it in the parking lot of the Zephyr Theatre and the proceeds raised will go to the theater.  It’s where you’ll find something for kids and adults alike. You can buy tickets for The Zephyr Theatre Ice Palace Maze...

The Ghostlight Series at Theater Latte Da

The Ghostlight Series at Theater Latte Da
Theaters were the first to close during the pandemic and they know they will be the last to open.  But that isn’t stopping them from creating new art.  Theater Latte Da is reimagining what a cabaret is in a virtual space with their new project, The Ghostlight Series. The Ghostlight Series is five virtual cabarets launching January 2021...

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti
Producer Brittany is a big fan of fitness and working out, and she also loves to cook.  Recently she was inspired to make a baked spaghetti recipe. She posted her video on Tik Tok and has now received over 3.8 million views, over 60,000 “likes”, and 566 comments. Her recipe inspiration came from Feel Good Foodie and Kale...

The Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum
The Minnesota Children’s Museum is back opened and up and running.  It’s a fun spot to let the kids explore, learn and breakup the at-home routine.  The museum has a lot of changes in place to help keep you and your family safe with the precautions they have in place for the pandemic. For reservations and to find out the restrictions...

January Furnace Giveaway

January Furnace Giveaway
We’ve been surprising people for ten years with free furnaces from Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning.  This is one thing that the pandemic has changed.  But, the WAY we surprise them is a little different.  Kelli Hanson surprises them virtually! This time around there were several people involved.  The team at Apollo replaces the...

Surprise Ice Rink

Surprise Ice Rink
Sam Evenson loves playing hockey and being out on the ice.  But this year he spent Christmas in the ICU hooked up to a ventilator after suffering from a rare complication of COVID-19.  He had to have five blood transfusions in the course of 18 hours. He is eager to skate again and get out on the ice with his team but he still has a long...

The Sloppy Chow Sandwich

The Sloppy Chow Sandwich
Chances are you make sloppy Joes when you can't think of anything else to make, but Chef Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen stopped by to make the Sloppy Chow Sandwich, which is something you’ll want to make for dinner this week. The Sloppy Chow 5lb Ground Beef 2 Tablespoon Mae Ploy Curry Paste 8oz Coconut Milk 1 C diced Onions 1...

Student Debt

Student Debt
According to a recent article on CNBC.com, federal student loan payments are currently on pause through January 31st.  It’s unclear how congress and the administration will handle the crisis now that the debt is soaring past $1.7 trillion. Ken Coleman is America’s Career Coach, the #1 national bestselling author of The Proximity...

Pro Diving

Pro Diving
You’ve seen the athletes at the Olympics dive off those platforms high above the pools, twist and turn and enter the pool without making a splash.  It’s a beautiful sport but many kids don’t even try diving until the high school level. Owen Weymouth and Ellie Smart, a professional high diving and cliff jumping couple who compete at...

Recipes with Oranges

Recipes with Oranges
Chef and cookbook author Robin Asbell shows us some recipes using oranges. Orange Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze shortening and flour for pan 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 4 large egg 3/4 cup avocado oil 1/4 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons orange zest, zested and juiced to make 3/4...

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
If you’re looking for a fun family outing or a romantic date night, TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich has an idea for you.  Imagine cruising along the cobblestone of Main Street while taking in the beautiful views of Minneapolis in a horse drawn carriage ride from The Hitching Company.

Hair Tools

Hair Tools
The New Year is the perfect time for change…and a change in your ‘do might just be the refresh you need.  Kayla Vanderziel, the founder of Ziel Bridal, shows us some hair tools that are easy to use but will give your look a dramatic change. Amika – Blowout Babe Thermal Round Hair Brush Chi – Spin & Curl Ceramic Rotating...