The Board Loon: Charcuterie Making

The Board Loon: Charcuterie Making
Remember when you could set food out for the taking at your event or party? The pandemic shut that down. But what the pandemic also did is made people be a little more creative with their food.  They are scrolling the internet and coming across photos like these from The Board Loon. The Board Loon’s founder, Kelsey Basset has been making...

Basic Ingredients that Make a Dish Delish

Basic Ingredients that Make a Dish Delish
Jamie Preuss, the creator of So Happy You Liked It, says there are five basic ingredient types that may be overlooked as a way to season and personalize your dishes. Spices – have the ability to completely transform a dish Herbs – The flavor makers – offer depth that can’t be replicated Fat – the body uses fat as fuel,...

Coffee or Donuts

Coffee or Donuts
Peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, are just some of the things that go together.  The perfect pairing for coffee?  Donuts, for sure.  But what if you had to choose between coffee or donuts?  That’s what are friends at Minnesota Monthly are doing. They launched their first Donuts and Coffee Bracket Challenge!  Sixteen local...

Nordic Ware Factory Store: Season of Love

Nordic Ware Factory Store: Season of Love
When women say they don’t want anything for Valentine’s Day, don’t believe them!  Guys, maybe you want to try your hand at making a homemade sweet treat for your love.  TCL reporter, Kelli Hanson stopped by the Nordic Ware Factory Store to get us ready for the “Season of Love!” Click here for the recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate...

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...

Tortilla Foldups

Tortilla Foldups
Laurie Crowell from Golden Fig Fine Foods tries out one of the newest trends in food – Tortilla Fold Ups. Laurie’s Recipes: The method is the same for all, you just have to choose your favorite ingredients! With a burrito size flour tortilla, Imagine a clock face on the burrito, so 12 o’clock at the top, 3 o’clock at the right,...

Onion Fun & Garlic Yum

Onion Fun & Garlic Yum
January is "Onion Fun & Garlic Yum!" month at Veggie Buds Club!  Creator Monica Irwin shares two family-friendly recipes.  Click here and use the  coupon code:  TCL15 for 15% off any subscription or shop item from 1/29-2/2/21. Click here to buy other products from Veggie Buds Club! Garden Veggie Alphabet Soup Ingredients 1...

Protein Snacks

Protein Snacks
When it comes to bacon, there is one person you should go to.  Parker Wallace is the self proclaimed Bacon Babe and is “in the know” of all things bacon!  She also knows a thing or two about deli meats.  Applegate products offer a healthier version of regular bacon with their turkey bacon  and their deli meats have no sugar.

Food Hacks with Coborns

Food Hacks with Coborns
Emily Parent, the registered dietitian at Coborns has some advice for food preparation and storage hacks that will keep your groceries fresher for longer. Store herbs upright in a container with a little bit of water to help them last longer Refresh veggies by storing in water to bring back the crisp Try freeze drying at home – dry...

Sour Cream Soup with Taking Stock Bone Broth

Sour Cream Soup with Taking Stock Bone Broth
While working in a restaurant kitchen, Molly Clark and Maddy Kaudy decided to open up a spot of their own focusing on soups.  But, after realizing that owning a restaurant wouldn’t allow them the family lives they wanted, the women shifted their focus to the broth they had perfected as the base of their soups.  Taking Stock Foods was born...