Snacking & Saving

Snacking & Saving
Eating healthy isn’t cheap but there are ways to stretch those dollars and get some tasty and healthy options for snacking.  Registered dietitian Carissa Galloway with Zest Communications shows us some smarter ways to snack, sip, and save. Products: BODYARMOR LYTE – Available at Target.  (Buy 4 bottles for $5 plus 20% off with...

Salvadorian Pan Con Pollo

Salvadorian Pan Con Pollo
Chef and author Amalia Moreno-Damgaard is soakin’ up summer with a summer sandwich with some Latin flair.  Follow Amalia on Instagram @amaliamorenodamgaard. Salvadorian Pan Con Pollo Open-faced sandwich with stewed chicken and vegetables Recipe by chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, AmaliaLLC.com Makes 4 to 6 sandwiches 4 to 6 pirujos or...

Asian Shrimp & Vegetable Stir Fry

Asian Shrimp & Vegetable Stir Fry
Terry John Zila, owner of Hepcat Coffee and Terry John Zila Catering, shares a fresh, summer recipe. Asian Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry Ingredients: For the Sauce: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 3 tablespoons finely minced ginger 2 tablespoons Chinese chili paste ¼ cup...

Recipes to Elevate Your Summer Parties

Recipes to Elevate Your Summer Parties
Milissa Silva, the owner of El Burrito Mercado, shares a recipe for Salsa Verde and a popular way to have beer that’s making the rounds online. Michelada 2 lime wedges – one to moisten the rim and one to decorate the glass Salt, enough to coat the rim of glass 2 tsp Tajin Powder (or finely crushed spicy seasoning) 1 cup ice cubes...

Brussels Sprout Salad

Brussels Sprout Salad
Recipe developer and Instagram Superstar (follow Megan here!) shares her quick, easy, and healthy salad recipe. *serves 1 as a meal or 2-3 as sides* adjust recipe as needed! -7 heaping cups of Brussel sprout leaves (chop off the stem and peel the leaves off.) -1/4c pancetta -1/3c crumbled chèvre -2 tbsp of chives FOR THE...

Bap and Chicken

Bap and Chicken
John Gleason is the founder of a new restaurant called Bap and Chicken.  John was adopted from South Korea and raised in Minnesota.  He combines Korean and American flavors that fill your “Seoul”.  He prepares his Korean Fried Chicken that he refers to as “the original KFC!” For more information, visit their Facebook page, call...

Back to School with Beef

Back to School with Beef
Getting ready for going “back to school” can be challenging and stressful for both kids and parents, so serving quick and enjoyable meals that are easy to prepare can help. Ashley from the Minnesota Beef Council shows us three recipes that all take 30 minutes or less to make. They are great for quick evening dinners or lunches, especially...

Blueberry & Pecan Recipes

Blueberry & Pecan Recipes
Jessica Talbot from Coborns stops by with a few recipe ideas for using blueberries and pecans.  Shop online, do curbside pickup or come on in to any Coborn's Grocery Store.  And for more recipe ideas, visit celebratemore.com. Recipes: Blueberry & Pecan Stuffed Sweet Potato Blueberry Pecan Flatbread Roasted Blueberry Pecan...

12 Days of Grilling: Steak Bowls

12 Days of Grilling: Steak Bowls
Mary Levinski is a family and consumer sciences teacher at Sauk Rapids-Rice high school and she's joining us today to make steak bowls! Check out her recipe below, and try it out in your kitchen at home: Steak Bowl with Whole Grains, Grilled Corn, Peppers and Avocado Ingredients 1 lb. skirt or flank steak 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt,...

Recipes with Corn

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. produces 14 billion bushels of corn.  Cookbook Author and Chef, Robin Asbell shows us two recipes using sweet corn.   Elotes Style Rice and Corn Salad Serves 4 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 small shallot, minced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1...

Summer Recipes with Susan Ritts

Summer Recipes with Susan Ritts
Susan Ritts -- creator of Putting on the Ritts is here with some great summer dishes from her cookbook...four seasons of food and fun. It's still in production -- but will be available soon! Try out her recipes today: Fresh Gazpacho 2 LBS red tomatoes, cut into chunks 1 large green or red pepper, chopped 1 large cucumber,...

Classic Cheeseburger Recipe

Classic Cheeseburger Recipe
It’s Day 7 of our collaboration with the Minnesota Beef Council and the Minnesota Pork Board for 12 Days of Grilling.  Haley Ekstrom a 6th generation Cattle farmer and a Trailblazer Ambassador for the Minnesota Beef creates the classic cheeseburger. Ingredients: 1 ½ pound ground thawed burger Meat seasonings Salt/pepper 1 tsp...

Grilled Flank Steak

Grilled Flank Steak
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard shows us how to make a traditional Argentinian dish for day 5 of 12 Days of Grilling presented by Minnesota Beef Council and the Minnesota Pork Board.  She’s making a grilled flank steak roll stuffed with carrots, asparagus, red bell peppers, spinach, hard-boiled eggs, and olive oil and topped with red bell pepper...

Pork: Quick Cook vs. a Long Cook

Pork: Quick Cook vs. a Long Cook
The Minnesota Pork Board has teamed up with the Minnesota Beef Council for our 12 Days of Grilling.  Chef Charlie Torgerson from Charlie T’s Foods shows us two different pork recipes.  One of them cooks up quickly and the other one takes a bit longer to cook. Quick Cook: Pork Tenderlin Crostini w/Black Raspberry Sauce, Goat Cheese,...

Pork 3 Ways on the Grill

Pork 3 Ways on the Grill
The Minnesota Pork Board and the Minnesota Beef Council have teamed up for 12 Days of Grilling!  Chef John Van House grills up some pork. Grilled Boneless Chops w/ Grilled Potato Salad Ingredients: 2 each Pork loin chops 2 each Potatoes ¼ cup Green onions shaved 2 Tbsp Olive oil 1 each Lemon Juice 1 each Lemon...

TCL Staff Summer Salad Challenge

TCL Staff Summer Salad Challenge
Programming Director Mandy Tadych takes on TCL Reporter Kristin Haubrich with competing pasta salads. Mandy’s Recipe 1 package of Tri color rotini 1 small package of mozzarella pearls 1 8oz package of summer sausage- cubed 1 package sun dried tomatoes Dressing- 1/2 cup EVOO Juice of 1/2 lemon 3/4 Tbsp Dijon 3/4 Tbsp...

Summer Crawfish Boil

Summer Crawfish Boil
Chef Brian Ingram is the man behind several purpose driven restaurants, including Hope Breakfast Bar. However, today he joins us with a good ol' summer crawfish boil! Check out and try his recipe: Summer Crawfish Boil Ingredients: 10 Cloves of Garlic 6 lemons, halved 1 Cup Zatarains Seasoning 2 pounds Potatoes (Medium Red...

Staff Salad Challenge

Staff Salad Challenge
It is the season for salads, so we celebrate by having our staff compete in a salad challenge! Today, Twin Cities Live producer Betsy Melin and Minnesota Live Producer Lauren Andrego share their recipes for their takes on seasonal side dishes! Try out their recipes today: Betsy’s Veggie Salad: 4 c whole kernel corn 1 c chopped...

Staff Challenge

Staff Challenge
TCL Staffers go head to head in the Summer Salad Staff Challenge! Photographer Seth faces off against Producer C.C. Rode. Recipe Developer Extraordinaire Megan Sheley helps out as a judge. Caprese Chicken (C.C.'s) Pasta Salad INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar 12 oz. or 14 Cocktail Tomatoes 12 oz. Totini Pasta Olive Oil ...

Somali Week

Somali Week
This weekend the Twin Cities are going to be filled with celebrations. Not only is the Fourth of July but also Somali Week will be celebrated starting tomorrow! Somali Week is the largest celebration of the year for the Minnesota Somali Festival. Chef and Culinary Instructor Jamal Hashi is in the studio to give us a sneak peak of how to make...

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad
Jamie Preuss from so happy you liked it shares with us a surefire way to whip up any pasta salad! Jamies Salad Dressing Recipes: Jamies Favorite Lemon Vinaigrette 1 Lemon juiced, 1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard, olive oil, minced garlic, salt and cracked red pepper Garlicky Dill Greek Yogurt Dressing ¾ cup greek yogurt, 1...

Jarcuterie

Jarcuterie
This week is pork week, and we have teamed up with the Pork Board to bring you recipes using pork. Director of animal welfare at Pipestone Vet Clinic, Dr. Cara Haden, is joining us today to show us her recipe for "Jar"- Cuterie! Try it out in your kitchen: Ingredients Meat: Italian dry salami, coppa (capicola) , and prosciutto ...

Fire Up for the 4th

Fire Up for the 4th
Get (your grill) fired up for the 4th of July! Today the Minnesota Beef Council joins us to share their favorite beef-based recipes for you to try this weekend! Grilled Sirloin Steak Kabobs with Garlic Rosemary Butter: Ingredients: 1 pound beef Top Sirloin Steak boneless, cut 1 inch thick 1 Tbsp. steak seasoning blend 1 Tbsp. olive...

Cowboy Caviar and Queso Panela

Cowboy Caviar and Queso Panela
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! Cowboy Caviar Ingredients Red onion Red and green pepper Jalapenos Corn Beans and cilantro Instructions/Tips Roast poblano pepper...