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...

Pork Week: Pork Tenderloin

Pork Week: Pork Tenderloin
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! Ingredients: Marinade Sesame oil, minced garlic, fresh ginger, water, sugar,...

Rob’s Coke Marinated Steak

Rob’s Coke Marinated Steak
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. Recipe- Ingredients: 1 can of Coke 1/2...

Fixin’ a Fathers Day Feast

Fixin’ a Fathers Day Feast
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...

Homemade Specialties: Jay’s Bloody Mary

Homemade Specialties: Jay’s Bloody Mary
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! Directions Fill 18 ounce solo cup with ice Add 1.5 oz. Tito's vodka Add  1 oz. Clausen's...

CookingBomb Cucumber Salad

CookingBomb Cucumber Salad
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...

Classic Sandwich with a Twist

Classic Sandwich with a Twist
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...

Youth Entrepreneurs Salad Lab

Youth Entrepreneurs Salad Lab
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...

Seasonal Veggies

Seasonal Veggies
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...

Dakota Drinks

Dakota Drinks
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! Try making...

German Grilling: 328 Grill

German Grilling: 328 Grill
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: This burger...

Good Company: Mixly

Good Company: Mixly
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!...