Jalapeno Recipes

Jalapeno Recipes
Terry John Zila always adds spice to Twin Cities Live.  This time, he’s cooking with it! Basil Lime Fruit Salad Ingredients: ¼ cup fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced 2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into ½-inch cubes 2 cups cantaloupe, cut into ½-inch cubes 2...

Danny Seo Simple Recipes

Danny Seo Simple Recipes
Danny Seo, creator of Naturally, Danny Seo magazine, joins us with two simple recipes that are not only easy to make but also encourages the whole family to get involved. Danny's Nutella Sheet-Cakes Gather: Just add water pancake mix (Danny uses Bob's Red Mill) Nutella Rimmed Sheet Pan (about 13" X 18") Make it: Preheat oven to...

Summertime Desserts 

Summertime Desserts 
We are celebrating our Super Cool Summer series all summer long! Twin Cities Live contest winner, Patty Morrissey stopped by to make tasty summer desserts you can take to your next family BBQ. Ice Cream Fudge Parfaits Ingredients: Vanilla Ice Cream ½ package Hydrox or Oreo cookies, crushed Chocolate Fudge – such as Mrs....

Elizabeth’s Favorite Brownies

Elizabeth mentioned her favorite Brownie recipe and many of you have asked for it!  Here it is!  The recipe is from the Food52.com website by Alice Medrich. Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks, 140 grams) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (80 grams) unsweetened cocoa...

Grilling Swordfish

Grilling Swordfish
Josh Nelson of the Almanac Fish in Lowertown St. Paul dishes up tips on how to grill fish this summer. Ingredients: 6 to 8 ounce servings per adult, 4 to 6 ounces for lighter appetites Za’atar spice blend Grlk –Lemon aioli- 2-3 ounces per plate (recipe follows) Garnish- (Josh Nelson personally prefers cilantro and...

4th of July Picnic Recipes

4th of July Picnic Recipes
Even though celebrations will look a little different this year, you can still go all out with your picnic spread!  Jamie Preuss, creator of the blog So Happy You Liked It, shows us some options. An upgrade on the classic picnic staple, this Dill Pickle Potato Chip Potato Salad includes briny dill pickles and gets extra crunch from dill...

Summer Pie

Summer Pie
If you like baking but are just getting the hang of it, chances are you find nothing more intimidating than making a pie from scratch, especially the crust. Terry John Zila is the creator of JohnJeanJuan Cakes. He specializes in pies, tarts, cookie, bars and other tasty desserts. If you plan on making a pie, Terry says you don't need to buy a...

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...

DIY Marinades

DIY Marinades
Marinades are a great way to add extra flavor to your vegetables, chicken, kebobs, or just about anything on the grill.  Chef Jessica Tijerina shows us how easy it is to make marinades at home. Mexican Marinade Yield: Marinade for 1-pound meat, meat substitute or vegetable 1 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced 1 chipotle...

Lentil Recipes

Lentil Recipes
Lentils are an inexpensive way of getting a lot of nutrients.  They’re packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and potassium.  Chef and cookbook author, Robin Asbell shares some recipes using lentils. Red Lentil-Carrot Hummus Makes about 3 cups 1 cup red lentils 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup...