Farmer’s Market Summer Salad

Farmer’s Market Summer Salad
The Farmer’s Market is a favorite place for fresh produce.  Lindsay Guentzel, food writer for Bring Me the News, Lindsey Guentzel shares her tips for incorporating fresh produce into tasty summer meals. Recipes: Farmers Market Summer Salad Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Hamilton Inspired Dishes

Hamilton Inspired Dishes
The hit musical Hamilton is now playing at the Orpheum theater. Benjamin Spangler is the Executive chef for Mercy in in Minneapolis, the restaurant right across the street from the Orpheum. He stopped by to share recipes for a three-course meal straight out of the late 1700's and early 1800's.

North Mallow

North Mallow
The perfect backyard camp-out would not be complete without yummy, gooey s’mores.  That is exactly the thought process behind the creation of North Mallow, a marshmallow company right here in the Twin Cities.

Amp Up Your Grill Game

Amp Up Your Grill Game
You can’t have a proper backyard camp out without pulling out the grill.  Our self-proclaimed “Grill Master” (and our boss) Mandy Tadych shows us some products and tricks to kick your grill game up a notch. Olive Grove Burgers Recipe & Deal Click here for the Rosemary Smoked Burger recipe. Olive Grove Olive Oil Summer BBQ...

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
Our community has come together in the past few weeks to raise money to help rebuild restaurants destroyed by recent riots, donated food and supplies to families in need, and more.  One way to continue to show support is to check out one of many black-owned businesses.  Click here to check out the list that Senior Food Editor at Mpls. St....

Cheesecake Funk – 4

Cheesecake Funk – 4
It’s been less than a year since Vanessa Drews decided to step away from her job and create Cheesecake Funk.  We caught up with Vanessa at her commercial kitchen in Minneapolis to find out how she got started and how her favorite musician inspired the name of her business! Click here to find locations where you can find Cheesecake Funk...

Light Beef Recipes

Light Beef Recipes
The folks at the Minnesota Beef Council love a good steak and potato, but they believe in mixing it up at times too!  Becky Church joins us with light and tasty beef recipes perfect for any summer day. Recipes: Beef Steak Gyros Beef Asparagus Pasta Toss Sirloin Steak and Tomato Salad

Cold Summer Salads

Cold Summer Salads
Nicole Nelson stopped by the TCL kitchen with two cold summer salad recipes perfect to make for lunch, a picnic or family meal. Today's Recipes: Mediterranean Pasta Salad Chopped Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad Check out Living Well with Nic for more recipes, guides and more.

Ice Box Cakes

Ice Box Cakes
Back in the early 20th century, there wasn't such a thing called a refrigerator or a freezer. Back then, people used ice boxes – where blocks of ice were kept – to keep their food safe and cold. Baking instructor, Nancy Burgeson, shows us some retro icebox cakes that you'll want to bring back!

Entertaining Ideas from Love that Olive

Entertaining Ideas from Love that Olive
With so many events getting cancelled this summer, we’ll be doing a lot more small-scale entertaining with family and friends. That means we’re on the lookout for fun, fresh, creative ideas. Terri Chaffer of Love that Olive has terrific suggestions. Mention Twin Cities Live to receive the Father's Day Gift Pack special for $55. It...

Tasty Go-To Meals

Tasty Go-To Meals
Having easy yet tasty go-to meals is essential during the summer.  One way you can simplify your meal prep is by buying those pre-packaged salads.  Coborns registered dietitian shares creative and healthy ways to use those salad kits. Recipes: Braised Summertime Romaine Crostini Sweet Kale Crostini Blueberry Walnut Salad with...

Minnesota Ice

Minnesota Ice
On Tuesday, March 17th, Minnesota restaurants had to close their doors to the public.  It wasn’t just those establishments that took a financial hit – all of their suppliers did too.  Elizabeth met up with Minnesota Ice and found out how, instead of wallowing in their own misfortune they decided to reach out and help other businesses.

Patio Wine Pack

Patio Wine Pack
Sitting outside and sipping on a glass of wine during the summer months in Minnesota sounds like a perfect scenario.  There are wines that are better suited for these occasions and Ted Farrell from Haskell’s has them! Patio Pack: Domaine Fazi Rose Fog Mountain Sauvignon Blanc Gearbox Pinot Noir Get two of each of these wines...

Tahini Latte with Fresh Almond Milk

Tahini Latte with Fresh Almond Milk
Anna Klimmek, owner and chef of Happy Food MN says their mission is to get people in the kitchen by teaching them healthy simple ways to get cooking.  She prepares a Tahini Latte that is stress reducing because she uses adapatgens which work with the body to reduce stress.  The spices she adds are calming for the body. Lion’s Mane Tahini...

Surly’s Beer Garden

Surly’s Beer Garden
Many folks are anxiously awaiting the re-opening of restaurants, bars, and breweries.  Surly Brewing in Minneapolis has officially opened their outdoor beer garden!  We sent producer Lisa Adams over to check it out. Originally planned to open on June 1st, they postponed it to respond to our community in need.  The beer garden turned into...