Smoothies

Smoothies
Smoothies are an easy, fast, and effective way to eat more fruits and veggies.  Monica Irwin, creator of Veggie Buds Club, shows us easy ways to sneak in those veggies. Use the code: TCL15 for 15% off any subscription or shop item on veggiebudsclub.com from now until 1/18. Strawberry Banana Smoothie (with Cauliflower!) 1 cup frozen...

Drinks for the New Year

Drinks for the New Year
It’s about this time of the year that people start slipping on their New Year’s resolutions.  TCL photographer and Office Mixologist, Drew Schingen, is here to help us keep on track with them New Year Resolution Mocktail Grapefruit juice Cranberry juice Lime wedge Sparkling water Ice Fill the glass with ice and then fill half...

Products Inspired by Nature

Products Inspired by Nature
Kelli Kaufer, owner of Smith + Trade Mercantile in Stillwater, says 2021 is the year that we’ll see a heavy focus on nature inspired products – from home remedies to interior design. Honeycomb look is becoming more popular Products made with honey Beeswax Soup Bee Lotion Sticks Elderberry Products (cocktail recipes...

Last Minute Gifts from Haskells.

Last Minute Gifts from Haskells.
While you’re picking up a bottle of champagne or prosecco to celebrate the holidays at Haskell’s also has some perfect last minute gift ideas and stocking stuffers to.  Haskell’s wine guy, Ted Farrell shows us his ideas. ChirpyTop Wine Pourer  $24.95 Jack Rudy Old Fashioned Kit  $39.99 Gift Baskets Sparkling Wine:  Louis...

Drinks with Drew

Drinks with Drew
It’s the 177th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.  In the story, three spirits show Scrooge the meaning of Christmas.  TCL Photographer, Drew Schingen, also has three spirits to add joy to the holiday season! Holly Jolly Peppermint vodka Sparkling Wine Candy Cane Rim Mistletoe Mule Ice 2...

Chankaska Winery for the Holidays

Chankaska Winery for the Holidays
Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery has been able to safely remain open during the pandemic.  They have great holiday gift ideas for those on your list. Popular Wines: MN Marquette Creekside Red Creekside White Click here and get 15% off MN Marquette when you purchase online!  Offer good until December 19th. Blind Wine...

Pomegranates & Pistachios

Pomegranates & Pistachios
While our holiday gatherings may be smaller this year, there’s no reason to skimp on holiday cheer. From ruby red mocktails to seasonal snack boards, Registered Dietitian, Patricia Bannan, has some festive holiday dishes with a healthier twist. RECIPES Pomegranate Ginger Mojito Mocktail Wonderful Holiday Snack Board Pomegranate...

Case of Christmas Wine

Case of Christmas Wine
Ted Farrell from Haskell’s shares his family tradition that dates back to when his father had the idea for putting together twelve wines for Christmas gifts. Jack Farrell’s Case of Christmas Wine is a collection of twelve wines, and includes these four: Chateau du Cray Chardonnay Casa Farelli Chianti Domaine Les Guignottes...

Best Wines of 2020

Best Wines of 2020
Our wine guy, Ted Farrell, from Haskell’s reviews his most popular wines of 2020. Best of 2020 6-Pack includes: Casa Farrelli Prosecco Indigo Eyes Sauvignon Blanc Fog Mountain Pinot Noir CDR Villages Chateau d’Aigueville Aguaribay Malbec Second Growth Cabernet Sauvignon Get the Best of 2020 6-Pack for $60 at...

Homemade Holiday Gifts

Homemade Holiday Gifts
Nothing beats a homemade gift for the holidays.  Jamie Preuss from So Happy You Liked It has some ideas.  Plus she has a Holiday Bucket List of things to enjoy this season! Chocolate Truffles Ways to personalize the Chocolate Truffles: Choose your (or their!) favorite chocolate Choose from your favorite liqueur, like Amaretto,...

Gifts from Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery

Gifts from Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
If you are already thinking about your holiday shopping, Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery can help.  They have gift ideas that will make your shopping easier.  TCL reporter Kristin Haubrich checks some of them out.  Click here for details. Purchase The Marquette online from December 13th - 19th and get 15% OFF.  Click here for the...

Steve Patterson 6-Pack

Steve Patterson 6-Pack
Our wine guy, Ted Farrell from Haskells, put together a deal of six wines with TCL’s Steve Patterson in mind.   Wines included in Steve Patterson’s 6 for $60 – deal runs through November 29th El Jamon Garnacha Rey Noble Garnacha Chateau des Mille Anges Matayac Cahors Malbec Loscano Red Blend La Forge Cabernet...

13 Thanksgiving Cocktails

13 Thanksgiving Cocktails
The creator of the lifestyle blog, So Happy You Liked it, Jamie Preuss, gives us a sample from her blog, 13 Thanksgiving Cocktails, and whether it’s an Aperitif or a Digestif - and exactly what that is!  Aperitif: Cranberry Rosé Gin and Tonic: This Cranberry Rosé Gin & Tonic is practically perfect in every way! Rosé, gin, cranberry...

Wine for Thanksgiving

Wine for Thanksgiving
For the perfect vino to pair with your meal we knew there was one man who always has the perfect suggestion.  Ted Farrell from Haskells gives us his picks. Villamont Cremant de Bourgogne Voltaire Vouvray La Forge Pinot Noir Louisa’s Coffee Caramel Pecan Liqueur

Drinks to Match Your Costume

Drinks to Match Your Costume
Have you ever thought about matching your costume to your cocktail?  TCL photographer Drew Schingen has a few suggestions. Apple Cider Mimosas (Drew’s costume match:  Schitt’s Creek Cast) Ingredients: 1 parts champagne 1 part apple cider 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp ground cinnamon Instructions: On a small plate, combine...

Halloween Wines

Halloween Wines
Even though Halloween is different this year, you can still celebrate!  Ted Farrell from Haskell’s Wine has some spooky wines to get you in the spirit! Get Ted’s Halloween Deal of these six wines for $60 by November 1: Cricklewood Pinot Gris Wilderness Oak Chardonnay Hitch Pinot Noir El Circo Cabernet Sauvignon The...

Fall Appetizers

Fall Appetizers
Susan Ritts is the creator of Puttingontheritts.com which has tons of tasty recipes.  She's also the author of Cooking and Entertaining With Ease. She stopped by to make jalapeno cheese & bacon app along with some other yummy snacks. Mushroom/Brie Crostini's Crusty French bread crackers One container each button mushrooms, baby...