Bacon Wrapped Pork Meatloaf

Tim McCarty with the Minnesota Pork Board shows us how adding bacon to an already flavorful meatloaf really amps up the flavor. 2 ½ lb. Fresh ground pork ½ lb. Fresh ground bacon 1 cup Onions diced 2 TBSP Garlic minced 2 TBSP Fresh parsley chopped 2 TBSP Fresh thyme 3 TBSP Dijon mustard ½ cup Parmesan shredded 2 tsp Smoked...

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes!

Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes!
Reporter Kelli Hanson is in the incredible garden of Susan Ritts, the creator of Putting on the Ritts catering and cookbook author.  Thanks to the hot summer weather, tomatoes are going crazy.  Susan has ideas for using them. FRESH CORN AND TOMATO SALAD Serves 4 6 ears of sweet corn – or one package frozen corn 4 Roma tomatoes, cut...

Fall Soups

Fall Soups
While, officially, the first day of fall is September 22nd, unofficially the season begins now.  Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig shares some soup recipes that are perfect for the cooler season.   Wild Rice Shiitake Soup Makes 3 quarts 1 Tb butter 1 TB olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 carrots, peeled and...

Hawaiian Pork Burgers

Hawaiian Pork Burgers
Erin Krug representing the MN Pork Board uses pork to make Hawaiian Pork Burgers. Ingredients: 1 pound pork sausage 6 tablespoons teriyaki sauce 2 green onions, sliced 2 oz. shredded Monterey Jack cheese 20 oz can pineapple slices in juice 1/2 red onion 1 tablespoon cooking oil 4 hamburger buns, whichever you prefer 4 tablespoons...

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...

Tailgating Beef Recipes

Tailgating Beef Recipes
It’s tailgating, outdoor party time again and the Minnesota Beef Council has you covered with awesome beef recipes prepared three ways. They are fun, delicious and are perfect for game day or any gathering. Recipes: Easy Roast Beef Potluck Rolls Beer-Braised Spicy Beef Tacos Air Fryer Steak Bites

Summer Pasta Salads

Summer Pasta Salads
Got a box of spaghetti?  Amy Hanten, The Cooking Mom, shows us how to turn it into two delicious and healthy and budget friendly end of summer pasta salads.  Both use tons veggies from your garden or fridge that need using.  They also have no mayo so perfect for sitting out at backyard BBQ’s and potlucks! Plus, they are prefect for back to...

Smokin’ Steve Tries Tri-Tip

Smokin’ Steve Tries Tri-Tip
Steve’s alter-ego is back!  This time, “Smokin’ Steve” tries his hand at smoked tri-tip.  It does not go well. The recipe Steve used is from one of his favorite sites, here. And this is worth mentioning: Despite Steve’s struggles, he blames none of that on the recipe.  All of it on himself.

Refreshing Summer Recipes

Refreshing Summer Recipes
Minnesota summers always feel short so it’s important to make the best of it.  Cookbook author Susan Ritts, creator of Putting on the Ritts, has some refreshing summer recipes to share. Click here and get $5 off “Cooking and Entertaining with Ease” when you use the promo code: TCL5. Lemon Pasta Serves 4 I am CRAZY for lemons....

La Cevicheria Experience

La Cevicheria Experience
Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard shares a variety of ceviche recipes. Recipes: SCALLOP CEVICHE With tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, lemon, orange, and cilantro and mint Recipe by Chef & Author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard  (AmaliaLLC.com) Serves 1 1 cup baby scallops, poached in salted boiling water for 1 minute ½ cup multicolored cherry...

Rob’s Un-Fried, Fried Rice

Rob’s Un-Fried, Fried Rice
Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett shows us his recipe for unfried fried rice. Ingredients: I cup uncooked Jasmine rice 1 cup water 2 spoonfuls coconut oil 1 egg beaten 1 handful pea pods chopped 1 handful chopped red pepper or vegetable of choice 1 handful rotisserie chicken chopped. 2 spoonfuls soy sauce 1 spoonful sugar 1...