Foodie Gift Guide

The countdown begins!  With just 26 days until Christmas, we are helping you get a start on your Christmas shopping.  Our Director of Programming has some suggestions for the foodie in your life. Products Featured: Fusion Bouzion Craft Cocktails Adam Turman Spatula partnership with local company talismandesigns.com Get 25%...

Cocktails Even Steve Can Make

Cocktails Even Steve Can Make
Our “Office Mixologist” Drew Schingen sends Steve off with three cocktails he thinks Steve needs to know how to make. Sidecar 1 ½ oz whiskey ½ oz orange juice ½ oz lemon juice Mix in pint glass with ice.  Strain in Glass. Mojito Mint Leaves ½ oz simple syrup 2 oz white rum ¾ oz lime juice Soda to top Lightly...

A Buttercream Goodbye

A Buttercream Goodbye
Cooking instructor Nancy Burgerson was on Steve's first episode of Twin Cities Live. It's only right that she came back with a goodbye cake, topped with her delicious buttercream frosting. Buttercream Frosting Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups Crisco (or any brand all-vegetable, solid shortening) – half butter and half Crisco make a great...

Holiday Frenched Crown Roast

Holiday Frenched Crown Roast
Chef Tim McCarty from the Minnesota Pork Board is here to show us an eye catching Holiday Frenched Crown Roast. Holiday Frenched Crown Roast  Serves 10 people Whole Frenched Pork Rack                   1 each Fresh thyme (chopped)                          2 TBSP Fresh Sage (chopped)                 ...

Haskells In France

Haskells In France
Our Wine Guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells is in France representing the Chevelier. It’s a society to promote burgundy wines, food, and culture.  Ted’s father established the Minnesota Chapter in 1974 and Ted was inducted in 2005.

Willows Coffee

Willows Coffee
Have you ever heard the term, “pour over coffee”?  Elizabeth goes straight to the expert to find out how to brew coffee that way at home and to get some holiday gift ideas for the coffee lover in your life. Get one of the coffee themed gift baskets at the Washington County Christmas at the Courthouse Event.  Click here for more...

Hawaii Poke Bowl

Hawaii Poke Bowl
There’s a new restaurant opening up in Uptown.  Hawaii Poke Bowl has people lining up for lunch at their other locations and have now expanded to Uptown.  Kelli Hanson takes us there to taste the menu before their big grand opening tomorrow, November 16th! Click here to purchase a $50 gift certificate for only $25.

6 for $60 Thanksgiving Wines

6 for $60 Thanksgiving Wines
For some, starting off Thanksgiving with a glass of wine is a must.  Ted Farrell from Haskells has six great Thanksgiving wine ideas that you can get all of them for just $60. Natale Verga Prosecco Vouvray Les Lys Craft Creamery Chardonnay Chateau Mille Anges Mozart Pra Vinera Pinot Noir Cotes Du Rhone Ancantalys...

Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider

Slow Cooker Hot Spiced Apple Cider
Easy, non-alcoholic, sweet, and perfect for winter holidays. You and your family and friends will love this wassail recipe and probably want to make it your yearly tradition. Ted Farrell from Haskells kicks off the holiday season. Ingredients: 2 qts. (64 ounces) apple cider 1 orange 2 tbsp. whole cloves 8 oz. rum 6...

Salad & Cornbread

Salad & Cornbread
Director of Programming & Promotions, Mandy Tadych, shares her recipes for Sweet & Spicy Corn Bread and Honey Crisp Salad using products from the Nordic Ware Factory Store. Honey Crisp Salad -Make Dressing 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon 2 tables apple cider vinegar Juice half a lemon EVOO Cayenne pepper Black...

Cranberry Recipes

Cranberry Recipes
A Thanksgiving table would not be complete without the cranberries but it isn’t a favorite of everyones.  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shares some recipes that might change your mind. Cranberry Fluff My Grandma Rita made this every single year. A little tart, a little sweet. Can be served as a fruit salad with dinner or as a...

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...

Gougères

Gougères
Chef Terry John Zila shares his recipe for Gougeres which are mini, easy to make dinner rolls. Ingredients: ½ cup water ½ cup milk 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons Pinch of Kosher salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 large eggs 3 ½ ounces finely shredded Gruyère or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (1 cup), plus more...