'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
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
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;...
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.
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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
Baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson, shares her recipe for Sensationally Scrumptious Sliders that would make a perfect week night meal.
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Nancy B’s Sensationally Scrumptious Sliders
1 lb. 85% lean Ground Beef (Nancy uses Aldi’s—it’s the best!)
1 package Lipton Dried Beefy Onion...
The creator of Cry Baby Craig's Hot Sauce, Craig Kaiser, shows us a recipe using his sauces in some yummy chicken wings!
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5# chicken wings
1 tablespoon onion powder
Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods, prepares a pasta recipe that’s an easy light Monday Night Meal.
1/2 lb pasta (penne, gemelli, spaghetti even works! Pick your fave)
1 C whole milk ricotta (I LOVE the Bellwether Farms hand packed fresh ricotta)
8 oz fresh spinach coarsely chopped
1/3 C Parmesan cheese (plus more for...
Chef Tom Dokman, founder of Here’s the Deal Spice Co., shows us a Monday Night Meal that is not only tasty but can get the whole family involved.
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Rice Paper Spring Roll (Togarashi)
Nickie Carrigan from The Warehouse fitness studio is here today to share with us a P.F. Chang's favorite... lettuce wraps! Mention TCL and get one month of classes either in person, digital, or a mix of both, for $50!
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P.F. Chang's Inspired Lettuce Wraps...
Rob Barrett from Cooking for Dads shares the burger tips from his dear friend, Ken.
Be spicy - Mix your spices in with your burger meat not just sprinkle on top. I’m using Montreal Steak seasoning.
Be tasteful - Use 80/20 meat to fat ratio for your burgers. They might flare up more but they taste so much better. Make sure to use high...
It’s the eve of Mardi Gras and Susan Ritts is helping us celebrate with a meal that will get you ready for the party!
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Monica Irwin and her 8-year old daughter, Harriet, create an easy pasta dish and serve it with a Kid-Friendly Chopped Salad. The pasta is like a healthier version of an alfredo sauce, there's a whole head of cauliflower in the sauce. I'd have it served with chicken so it's like a healthy veggie-packed Chicken Alfredo Pasta. And the salad...
If you had steak for Valentine's Day and have leftovers, we can help you make them in to a great leftover meal! Here to help us do that for our Monday night meal is Jamie Preuss, the founder of the blog, So Happy You Liked It.
Southwest Quinoa Salad with Pickled Jalapeno Tahini Dressing
2 cups romaine lettuce
Things heat up in the Twin Cities Live kitchen every Monday with a tasty dinner recipe that’s easy to make. It’s part of our Monday Night Meal series. Laurie Crowell, owner of Golden Fig Fine Foods stopped by to make an Easy Korean Bowl.
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Easy Korean Bowl
1 lb ground...
Executive Chef Donald Gonzalez from Surly Brewing Co. joins us today to make "brinner" for a Monday Night Meal. This is a recipe that you make ahead and it’s ready to go when dinner rolls around.
Serves 6 to 10.
French Toast Bars Recipe for 9”x13”oven pan:
1 each of Texas Toast Loaves
2 cups Cream
Paul Folger, 5 Eyewitness News anchor, makes a Frittata meal for a quick and easy Monday Night Meal.
1 glass pie dish
1 red pepper
1 orange pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped kale
1/4 cup fresh green onions
1/2 cup fried pork or turkey sausage
Spray pie pan with cooking spray
Last week, Elizabeth showed the folks on Minnesota Live ways to use us all those last bits of stale bread. It’s all a way of wasting less food. Click here for Elizabeth’s tips on Home to Homestead.
Emily Dingmann, creator of My Everyday Table, makes a Moo Shu Shrimp recipe that’s loaded with nutritious ingredients and tons of flavor – and it only takes 20 minutes to make – and that makes it perfect for a Monday Night Meal!
Monica Irwin, creator of Veggie Buds Club, prepares and Easy Broccoli Soup (click here for recipe) and Ham & Cheese Crescent Rolls to go with it for an easy Monday Night Meal.
Ham & Cheese Crescent Rolls
Place a pinch of shredded cheese and a slice of deli ham on prepared crescent roll dough and roll up.
Bake in the...
Susan Ritts, creator of Putting on the Ritts catering and cookbook author, prepares a mac & cheese that the whole family will love.
Killer Mac & Cheese
1 large box curly pasta
1/2 package Velveeta cheese
1 eight ounce package shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces sour cream
Half & half or milk, 1/3...
Laurie Crowell with Golden Fig Fine Foods shares a pasta recipe that sounds fancy, but is easy enough to make for a Monday Night Meal.
16 oz Cascatelli
1/4 C extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp rosemary, chopped
5 garlic cloves, sliced
1 lb cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 bunch green...
Chef Brian Ingram, owner of Hope Breakfast Bar and The Gnome Pub, creates a pasta meal that’s easy enough for a Monday Night Meal presented by Nordic Ware.
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
3 cups baby tomatoes
1 tbsp garlic minced
1/4 cup basil chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3 cups penne pasta
3 cups chicken...
This easy dump and go slow cooker pot roast recipe is a comfort food with a distinctive taste. It combines chuck roast, carrots, celery, baby potatoes, ranch dressing, au jus, onion soup mix, pepperoncini peppers and juice for maximum flavor! Add your favorite crusty bread to soak up the gravy.
3 lb. Chuck Roast – For...
Twin Cities Live producer, Betsy Melin, prepares a recipe that was handed down from her mom.
2 LBS boneless pork loin, trimmed of fat and cut into 4 pieces
2 large red bell peppers, seeded, and cut into strips
1/3 cup prepared teriyaki sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced.
Five Eyewitness News anchor, Paul Folger stops by with an easy Monday Night Meal.
1 lb. Bucatini Pasta (or what you have in the cabinet)
3-4 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1 generous cup finely grated Parmesan
Add pasta to boiling salted boiling about 9 minutes. Drain, but keep 2.5 cups pasta water.
In large flat...
Five Eyewitness News anchor, Paul Folger, makes a meal you can throw in the slow cooker and when you come home, your whole house will smell like coffee.
3 lb. Pot Roast
1 TB Vegetable Oil
¼ Cup Soy Sauce
1 Cup Brewed Black Coffee
2 Bay Leaves Broken Up
1 Clove Garlic
½ teaspoon dried Oregano
2 Medium Onions...
For tonight’s Monday Night Meal, producer C.C. Rode cooks her go-to egg scramble with sweet potatoes and packed with other veggies.
Spinach & Grape Tomatoes
Salt & Pepper
Other add ins (optional)
Milk (to mix into eggs)
Paul Folger gives us his take on a fall Nicoise (nee-swaaz)Salad for an easy Monday Night Meal. (Traditionally it’s served with canned tuna in olive oil).
The dressing is from Bon Appetit
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cut fresh lemon juice
2Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
6-six minute eggs...
Chef Robin Asbell uses tofu in her recipe for an easy Monday Night Meal.
1 cup short grain brown rice
1 pound extra firm tofu, pressed
1 15 ounce can coconut milk
1 tablespoon green curry paste
1 cup vegetable stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce, to taste
1/4 cup palm sugar or brown sugar
1 large lime, zest pared off in a wide...