As we continue to soak up the summer, Melissa Silva, owner of El Burrito Mercado, joins us today to share her pro-tips on some unbeatable summer recipes!
Try out her recipes today!
Red and green pepper
Beans and cilantro
Roast poblano pepper...
As Pork Week comes to a close, tenderloins are finally making an appearance! Hog Farmer Mike Patterson joins us to share his take on Korean barbeque-style pork tenderloins. For more from the Minnesota Pork Board, click here.
Try out his recipe today!
Sesame oil, minced garlic, fresh ginger, water, sugar,...
Rob Barrett joins us to make a recipe that he shared 14 years ago on his very first appearance with TCL!
Back in 2008, he was tasked with coming up with a new Father’s Day recipe. He experimented with a beer marinated steak trying different combinations, until he found the right one.
1 can of Coke
Fathers Day is only 9 days away, and many people are still looking for gifts... fortunately we have someone in the studio today to help us prepare for Dad's Day! Terri Schafer from Love That Olive is here today to showcase not only some great gifts , but also recipes for a feast!
Try out the recipes featured today:
Grilled Fruit over a...
Co-hosting for the first time today is Elizabeth's husband Jay Reimers! He requested to show off one of his kitchen specialties, and was even generous enough to share his recipe with us. Follow along at home to start your weekend off right!
Fill 18 ounce solo cup with ice
Add 1.5 oz. Tito's vodka
Add 1 oz. Clausen's...
Here today to showcase her brilliant cooking skills is author and celebrity chef, Vivian Aronson, AKA CookingBomb! You can find her cookbook on her website for many more recipes, and follow her on TikTok, where she has amassed over 2.5 million followers for sharing her authentic Chinese recipes. Today she introduces us to a perfectly refreshing...
Here to show us how to upgrade a classic sandwich is Jametta Raspberry, an award-winning chef and leader of the catering company House of Gristle! Based out of St. Paul, her company aims to make food that brings communities together and supports the advancement of social justice in the Twin Cities.
Check out some of the events she will be...
When you think of ballpark food, a salad might not be the first item to come to mind. However, at Target Field you can find delicious salads that not only taste amazing but can help give back to the community. Roots for the Home Team is a non-profit that works with teens to help teach leadership skills and entrepreneurship by creating and...
With warm weather upon us comes gardening, and the chance to make meals for the family made from ingredients you have planted yourself! Joining us today is Monica Irwin from the Veggie Buddies Club, here to share some ideas and recipes for your favorite seasonal veggies.
DIY Herb Planters
Painted with paint pens
Use starters from...
The Dakota is one of the most unique events spaces in the Twin Cities. Joining us today is Elle Maeyeart, Dakota's bar manager with over 20 years of drink designing experience! She enjoys using fresh, natural, and sometimes unexpected ingredients in her cocktails.
Check out the event center for music, dinner, and drinks here!
Even though Memorial Day is behind us, grilling season has only just begun. Joining us from 328 Grill, a scratch kitchen in St. Paul, is Mik German! Each month, 328 celebrates great beer and beef from the best local farms, breweries, and butcher shops. For the month of June, the burger of the month is The Pryes is Right:
In honor of Emily Engberg's return, our wine guy Ted Farrell returns from Haskell's to showcase a selection that he knows we'll love!
Featured in the Welcome Home Kit today:
La Gondola Pinot Grigio - 9.98
Lalie Rose - 14.99
Three versions of "The Bootleg"
2oz. Rum/Gin/Vodka of choice
1oz. Bootleg Mix
It’s strawberry season and The Cooking Mom, Amy Hanten, shares two recipes are perfect for summer and Memorial Day weekend!
Strawberry Spinach Salad
The Cooking Mom Culinary Vacations
The summer months are approaching, and what better to mix with warm weather than a cocktail! A group of friends here in the Twin Cities has made it much simpler for you to sip during the summer. Kelli introduces Mixly, a local company who has created several versatile flavors of handcrafted cocktail mixers.
Find them in stores near you here!...
'Tis the season for fresh ingredients! Laurie Crowell, the owner of Golden Fig, brings us a bright filling salad perfect for spring as U.S. grown fruits start to roll into the stores. Pair it with grilled shrimp, salmon, or chicken and you have the perfect Monday Night Meal.
Blueberry Grilled Peach Salad
1 pint fresh blueberries
Emily Parent, a Supermarket Dietitian from Coborn's, joins us to share her favorite cocktail and mocktail concoctions using Zevia Ginger Ale.
Lemon Lime Twist Sorbet
4 lemons, 3 limes, 1 can Zevia Lemon Lime Twist and 1.5 tbsp Stevia
Remove skin from lemons and limes and place in a blender
Blend until combined and...
Grilling season is here to stay. If you’re looking to impress your guests at your next barbecue you’re going to have to move a step up from hotdogs… Luckily, Kelly Schmidt is here from the Minnesota Beef Council to help with three simple recipes you can make on the grill that are sure to please the crowd.
#1 Hawaiian Ribeye Steaks with...
The asparagus season is upon us! Chef Robin Asbell shares two recipes.
Spring Farro Salad with Asparagus
1 cup farro (semi-pearled)
1/2 bunch young carrots with tops (reserve greens, if nice), quartered lengthwise
2 cups chopped asparagus
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/4 cup chopped parsley (or carrot tops)
We are all ready to spend more time outdoors, which means it’s grilling season! If you’re itching to dust yours off for the season, Chef Tim McCarty from Minnesota Bork Board is here today with a prefect recipe.
Butcher cut “1 thick rub
Flavor BBQ seasoning on both sides
Five ingredients and five minutes is all you need to make this Monday Night Meal. Rob Barrett, host of Cooking for Dads shows us how to make his French Dip Sandwiches.
1 lb. thinly sliced roast beef (1/4 lb. per person)
4 slices provolone cheese
1 can Campbell’s French Onion Soup
While on vacation in Ireland, Shelagh Mullen, creator of She Cooks Design, enjoyed a Spring Risotto that she couldn’t forget. So, she was determined to recreate it for herself and finally cracked the code! Click here for Shelagh’s recipe.
This warmer weather has people being outdoors at every opportunity. Susan Ritts, creator of Putting on the Ritts, has some date night picnic ideas.
Serves a crowd
1 pound chicken livers
2 medium onions, chopped
3/4 cup butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Nickie Carrigan, owner of The Warehouse and Nickie Carrigan Fitness, prepares an easy recipe for Hawaiin Tacos using a recipe she found on Pinch of Yum. For the recipe, click here.
The Warehouse is showing their support of The Firefly Sisterhood, an organization where women going through breast cancer can go to get paired up with a mentor;...
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. It’s their mission to get people in the kitchen by teaching them healthy, simple ways to get cooking!
Anna prepares a Mother’s Day menu using spring ingredients!
2 Upcoming Cooking...
This Argentinian-Inspired Asado Platter might just be your new summertime, anytime favorite! Just a few simple ingredients and a grill or oven is all you need. This is an easy and flexible "no-recipe recipe" for quick weeknight meals, but it’s also easily adaptable for entertaining.
Michele Phillips, BaconFatte.com
Apples and cinnamon are always a winning combination, add in a perfectly seared pork chop and you have a simple yet delicious meal on your hands. Chef John Van House, for CORE Foodservice, shares a recipe you’ll have to try. For more pork recipes, check out the Minnesota Pork Board.
1 Boneless Pork Loin 3-4#
Kelli Hanson is co-hosting with Elizabeth today and is taking the opportunity to show us how she makes Hot Buttered Cheerios.
Hot Buttered Cheerios
3 Tblsp butter
1 Cup of plain Cheerios
Add seasoning of your choice – Kelli likes Togarashi from “Here’s the Deal Spice”
Toast Cheerios in butter for a minute...
We have almost made it to the end of April, which means Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! It’s a holiday to celebrate the diverse culture of Mexico, which of course includes the food!
Here with some Cinco de Mayo inspired recipes that are full of protein, we have Ashley Kraemer from the Minnesota Beef Council!
Chef Terry John Zila throws together a quick and easy salad that is perfect for a Monday Night Meal.
Romaine and/or Mixed Greens
2 Ears Fresh Corn or 1/2 bag frozen corn, roasted
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cooked Chicken Breasts or 1 Rotisserie Chicken
1 cup ranch dressing
1 bunch Cilantro
Emily Dingmann, creator of My Everyday Table, is a pro when it comes to making your kids happy at the dinner table. Letting the kids create their own DIY Naan Pizza is one way and she has tips on serving to your kids for greater success too.
5-Minute Chopped Salad