Food Finds

Food Finds
We asked some State Fair enthusiasts to pick a few of their favorite fair food finds.  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson, Chef Terry John Zila, and TCL Senior Producer Mike Marcotte share their favorites that you may not have thought about. Kelli’s Picks: Beer Battered Brat from Sonny’s (Food Building) Shrimp & Grit Fritters from...

New Foods – Get it or Skip it?

New Foods – Get it or Skip it?
Stephanie March from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine is at it again.  She made her way through the fair tasting all of the new food and drink.  Instead of risking your own money on them, see if her advice is to “Get It” or “Skip It”! www.mspmag.com Turkish Pizza at Blue Moon:  Get It! Wine Foat at Mancini:  Skip It! Hickory Grilled...

TCL’s Fair Food Fight: Pronto Pup vs Corn Dog

TCL’s Fair Food Fight: Pronto Pup vs Corn Dog
It's the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. Steve and Elizabeth are celebrating with the first ever Twin Cities Live Food Fight! Steve and Elizabeth battled for the audience’s vote on how well they pitched some of their favorite fair foods starting with the Pronto Pub and Corn Dog. Go vote your favorite pick on the TCL Instagram’s...

Back to School with Nordic Ware

Back to School with Nordic Ware
The Minnesota State Fair marks the end of summer.  When it’s over, the kids head back to school!  Christine Peterson from Nordic Ware shows us how they can help make that an easy transition for you. Products Featured: Bento Box Micro Mini Bundt Pan Leaflettes Cakelet Pan Oven Bacon Pan Recipes: Almond Butter Granola...

Tasty Fruit Recipes

Tasty Fruit Recipes
Chef and cookbook Robin Asbell stopped by with tasty ideas on how to use fruit in recipes when it's too hot to make a pie. Slow Cooker Blueberry Nectarine Crisp 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, margarine, or...

Healthy Back-to-School Snack Ideas

Healthy Back-to-School Snack Ideas
School is a hectic time for parents and children, and it’s easy to not prioritize living a healthy lifestyle during this busy time of year. Certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Sara Gerbracht, stopped by to show us how to incorporate easy and healthy snacks for the family. For more recipes and wellness tips, check out Sara's...

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats
Owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, Laurie Crowell, stopped by with recipes for homemade dog treats and information on the Paws on Grand event. Peanut Butter Banana Freeze 4 ripe bananas 1/2 C creamy peanut butter 1/2 C plain yogurt Coconut water to thin Place bananas, peanut butter and yogurt in a blender. Turn on and drizzle in coconut...

Tillamook Presents: A Celebration of the Juicy Lucy

Tillamook Presents: A Celebration of the Juicy Lucy
To celebrate in Minnesota, Tillamook is teaming up with some of the top chefs in the Twin Cities to celebrate the beloved Juicy Lucy at a once-in-a-lifetime party at Bauhaus Brew Labs that honors the originators while showcasing some new interpretations by top Minnesota chefs. The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten stopped by to talk about Tillamook...