Oysterfest is BACK this Sunday!

Oysterfest is an event that was a staple for many and after a few years off it is back this Sunday in St. Paul! Meritage Head Chef Russell Klein joins TCL to give us all the information on this Sunday’s event along with some lessons on how to shuck Oysters yourself.

How to Protect and Can Your Veggies This Fall

Jo Anderson of Grow with Jo on TikTok tells us how to protect your garden bed plants this fall and winter along with a magical way of keeping your canned veggies lasting for months! To see what Jo has going on follow her social media pages on TikTok and Instagram! Also, Jo has a recipe for simple refrigerator pickles below! Recipe: Simple...

Cherry Tart & Stuffed Delicata Squash

Cherry Tart & Stuffed Delicata Squash
Peg Rasmussen was the owner of Countryside Café for 45 years. This cozy diner in Hamel is known for its photo wall and home cooking. Peg shows us some yummy cherry recipes and even some quash. Both great for fall. Cherry Tart 6 cups fresh tart cherries (pitted) 1 - 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons corn starch 1 Box (14.1 oz) Pillsbury...

Good Company: Minneoats

Good Company: Minneoats
By now we’ve all heard of smoothie bowls, but have you heard of an oatmeal bowl? Minneoats, a business started by two best friends Maria and Alli, will have your mouth watering and your stomach growling. To learn more information about Minneoats and their business click here. Use the promo code:  TCL15 to get 15% off your order through...

A Hispanic Heritage Family Recipe

A Hispanic Heritage Family Recipe
We continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month.  Chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard provides us with a family recipe that will leave you wanting more! Pollo en Crema y Lorocos (Chicken with Loroco Flower Buds & Cream Sauce) Recipe by Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, AmaliaLLC.com Serves 4 to 6 people 4 to 6 skinless chicken...

Fall Farmers Market & Seasonal Dishes

Fall Farmers Market & Seasonal Dishes
While summer is officially over, the Minnesota Farmers Markets are still bursting with abundance.  Chef and Culinary Nutritionist Jenny Breen shows us some recipes with products you can find there. To view an interactive map of the locations of markets in the Farmers Markets of MPLS collaborative, click here. Squash Gratin with Cilantro...

Egg Ribbon Italian Wedding Soup

Egg Ribbon Italian Wedding Soup
Anna Klimmek Owner and Chef of Happy Food MN and Culinary Wellness Company teaching people how eat for their bodies in a way that works for their lives.  She shows us a recipe for Egg Ribbon Italian Wedding Soup that she says helps to boost your immunity.  The soup uses bone broth that is full of protein, collagen and trace minerals.  Bone...

The Grand Opening of 2 Pink Squirrels

The Grand Opening of 2 Pink Squirrels
The grand opening of 2 Pink Squirrels is coming soon and TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich is there to tell us what to expect! 2 Pink Squirrels is located inside the Northtown Mall in Blaine and will blow you away with their crazy milkshakes! Visit 2PinkSquirrels between Monday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 9th and receive 20% off when you...

Brunch Spots to Catch the Vikings Game

Brunch Spots to Catch the Vikings Game
The Vikings take on the New Orleans Saints in London on Sunday.  This makes this an early game.  A REAL early game.  Stephanie March, the Dining Editor for Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, shares some of the best spots to catch the game and enjoy brunch while you’re at it!  www.mspmag.com Graze Provisions & Libations in Minneapolis ...

Drinks With Drew

Drinks With Drew
In honor of Skol Nation, TCL photographer and mixologist Drew Schingen has made 3 drinks that you can enjoy when watching the Vikes on Sunday! Purple People Eater Cocktail Martini Glass 1.5 Oz Vodka 1 Oz Blue Curacao 1 Oz Sweet And Sour Mix 1 Oz Grenadine 1 Oz Cranberry Juice Or Grape Juice Mix Every Thing In A Pint Glass With Ice...

The Best Spots to Eat In Minnesota

The Best Spots to Eat In Minnesota
Minnesota Monthly’s food columnist Sue Zelickson has been writing about the Minnesota food scene since1994. It’s safe to say she is one of the best to listen to when figuring out where to eat! Sue's Picks: Café Latte Mill Valley Kitchen Café Lurcat Scenic Café St. Paul Grill  

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup
In honor of Hispanic Hertiage Month, Milissa Silva from El Burrito Mercado joins us to make one of Elizabeth’s favorite meals, the Chicken Tortilla Soup! Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 7 ounce can La Costena chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (the entire can will make this soup very spicy! We use 1/2 can so choose your amount according to...

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cake

Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cake
If you are one of the many Americans who avoid gluten, giving up desserts may be what you find to be the hardest to avoid.  Recipe developer specializing in gluten-free desserts, Kate Thrane, makes a caramel apple cake. Follow Kate on Instagram @theglutenlessmaximus Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cake 6 large eggs 1 cup granulated...

Egg Roll In A Bowl

Egg Roll In A Bowl
Five Eyewitness News anchor, Paul Folger, creates a recipe that he featured on his YouTube channel called, Paul’s Plate. Ingredients 8 Ounce package of pre-shredded cabbage for Cole Slaw. 16 Ounce Jimmy Dean Regular Pork Sausage Roll (I like hot) 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce 1/4 cup of water Black Pepper to taste To Prepare: Pan fry...

Crockpot Thai Peanut Butter Pork Shoulder

Crockpot Thai Peanut Butter Pork Shoulder
The Executive Chef of Rochester Golf & Country Club is making a slow cooker pork and peanut butter recipe presented by the Minnesota Pork Board. 2 lb pork loin roast, boneless ½ cup Asian sweet chili sauce 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 4 cloves garlic (minced) 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 3 cups brown rice (or long grain...

Cherry Smoked Chicken Wings

Cherry Smoked Chicken Wings
It’s always fun to gather your friends together to watch the Minnesota Vikings on Sundays.  Charlie Torgerson from Charlie T’s Foods and RC’s Barbeque at the State Fair shares his recipe for Smoked Chicken Wings, a go-to appetizer perfect for the game. Cherry Smoked Chicken Wings 24 ea Chicken Wings, whole, thawed ¼ cup Your...

Tomato Galette

Tomato Galette
Megan Sheley is a recipe developer and when she posted her recipe for a tomato galette, it received over 2 million views.  It’s cheesy, crispy and is perfect for your next fall gathering. Follow Megan on Instagram here. Recipe: Pie Crust, you can be fancy and make your own but you can use premade 5 oz. Crumbled goat cheese, leave...

Flavors of Fall 6 for $60

Flavors of Fall 6 for $60
Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has some wine perfect for the cooling temperatures and he has a deal to boot!  Get all six of these wines for just $60 through Sunday, October 2nd at any Haskell’s locations. Flavors of Fall 6 for $60 includes: Casa Farrelli Bianco Wilderness Oak Chardonnay Pra Vinera Reserve Zinfandel Loscano...

Family Meals with Coborns

Family Meals with Coborns
September is family Meals Month and it’s the perfect time to prioritize sitting down with the family over a plate of delicious food.  It’s been shown that sharing meals together strengthens family bonds, folsters emotional balance, and improves nutrition.  Coborn’s Supermarket Dietitian, Jessica Talbot, shows us some great meals to put...

Dining Scene in Mahtomedi

Dining Scene in Mahtomedi
Since we are celebrating the town of Mahtomedi and it’s surrounding communities, we asked Stephanie March, MSP Magazine’s Food and Dining Editor, for her restaurant recommendations. Roma Gordy’s Steakhouse Mizu Japanese Wildwood Tavern

Beefed Up Tailgate Recipes

Beefed Up Tailgate Recipes
Fall is here and that means so is football season! Kick start your tailgates by making sure beef is at the center. These recipes are great for your next gathering whether you’re watching the game from home or tailgating at the event.  Here with recipes that are perfect for feeding the whole team is Ashley Kramer from The Minnesota Beef...

Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey
O’Shaugnessy Distilling Company and Ireland, both have Irish Whiskey.  O’Shaughnessy Distilling Company is a lot closer though!  Their Keeper’s Heart Whisky is a blend of Irish and American distilling traditions.  Keeper’s Heart Master Distiller, Brian Nation, and Liquid Collaborator, David Perkins, join us for a little taste testing.

Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Lasagna
Culinary and Brand Director from Kowalski’s Markets, Rachael Perron, creates a Monday Night Meal that’s a staple in many families.  But this lasagna is made in a skillet! Skillet Lasagna serves 6 1 tbsp. Kowalski’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 lb. ground Italian sausage 2 tsp. minced fresh garlic 2 tsp. Kowalski’s Signature Pizza...

The Hangover Burger from The Dugout

The Hangover Burger from The Dugout
We kick off TCL in Your Town: Mahtomedi with a favorite burger from a favorite hangout. The Dugout has been family run and operated since the 1960’s. Kitchen manager Peter Knops shows us how they put together The Hangover Burger.  Give one a try.  All week through Saturday, September 24th they are just $11. Ingredients: 1 1/3 pound...

Grape Stomping at AxeBridge Wine Co.

Grape Stomping at AxeBridge Wine Co.
TCL Reporter, Kristin Haubrich, takes us to AxeBridge Wine Co. to showcase the juicy competition this happening this weekend! The event will be held on the 17th and 18th, and is located in the North Loop in Minneapolis. Tickets to stomp have gone fast, but you are encouraged to still come by and see the competition first *foot*! There will be...