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Freezer Crock Pot Meals Make Back To School Dinners A Breeze

The school year is just around the corner and that means for many families life is about to get hectic. But with a little preparation, dinner time can be a simple and delicious.

08/19/2015

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Win A Newly Remodeled California Home With Your Best Recipe!

Do you have a secret recipe? Now’s your time to shine — you can wine a recently remodeled, historic home in California’s gold country!

07/25/2015

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Mpls. Chef Overcomes Obstacles To Get Back In The Kitchen

A Minneapolis chef is back in the kitchen after his life took an unexpected turn. A collision with a drunk driver forced Coup d’Etat Chef Tommy Begnaud to hang up his apron for months. But after a tough recovery, he’s not only back doing what he loves but he’s bringing some ambitious changes to the Uptown restaurant.

07/08/2015

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Local Chef Offers Cooking Tips To Help With Aphasia

Patients who suffer a stroke have to deal with the after effects known as aphasia. Those patients can have trouble speaking, reading, writing and walking. Maple Grove Chef Kurt Stiles and North Memorial’s Gail Lommen joined WCCO Mid-Morning to talk about the effects and how cooking and eating can actually help them significantly.

06/30/2015

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Minneapolis Company Hosts ‘Solar Cookoff’ Using Sun-Powered Ovens

A Twin Cities company is using food to teach people about solar energy. On Saturday, Applied Energy Innovations rolled a solar oven onto the sidewalk, and held a cook-off to demonstrate its power.

06/27/2015

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MN Girl Scout Shares Pie Recipe That Took Her To Nat’l Contest

A Coon Rapids Girl Scout just got back from New York after being a finalist in a national Girl Scout pie baking contest. Natalie Berg, her mother and sister were all there to showcase the pie to judges.

05/06/2015

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A Guy’s Guide To Chicken Avo Pie

Are you a guy who feels intimidated in the kitchen? Get over the fear of cooking with this chicken avo pie recipe from Dan Churchill, author of “DudeFood.”

04/21/2015

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Lunchbox Makeover: Convert Leftovers Into Creative Lunches

Food should be fun! Not just fun to eat, but fun to make. That’s why all week we’re giving you ideas to make-over your lunch box. Molly Herrmann is co-owner of Kitchen in the Market at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. She found that her son AJ would try new foods as long as he got to help make them.

03/12/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Minnesota’s Best Cooking Class

Want to learn how to cook but not sure how to get started? Whether you want to eat a little healthier or make a meal for a significant other, there are many reasons why it’s a good thing to know how to cook.

02/26/2015

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Minnesota Chefs Make Headlines At International Cooking Competitions

A Twin Cities chef made history with the USA Cooking Team at an international competition in France Wednesday. Gavin Kaysen, the chef from Spoon and Stable, was the coach for team USA at the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France.

01/29/2015

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Taco Fillings

What’s better to warm up the dead of winter than Tacos! But you can do more than adding that seasoning packet to the skillet of ground beef. Here is Dara’s Top 5 Taco recipes!

01/20/2015

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Cantor Mitch Cooks Kosher With A Twist And A Tune

It’s the fourth day of Hanukkah, and in honor of the holiday WCCO went into the kitchen with Cantor Mitch. Alongside the signing chef WCCO’s Mike Augustyniak and Natalie Nyhus cooked kugels, a traditional kosher dish.

12/20/2014

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Dominique DeVito’s Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Recipe

Dominique DeVito shares her recipe for bacon-wrapped meatloaf from her book “Low-Card Slow Cooking,” out now from Cider Press Mill.

12/09/2014

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Best Non-Traditional Ways To Cook A Turkey

Think outside the oven this Thanksgiving with these non-traditional ways to cook your turkey main dish.

11/11/2014

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Fried Sea Scallops Recipe From The ‘School Of Fish’ Cookbook

Winter is coming and along with it scallop season. Try Ben Pollinger’s recipe for fried sea scallops.

10/02/2014

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St. Paul Chef Shares Recipe Ideas For Cooking With Apples

The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well. The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well.

09/11/2014

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3 Recipes For Delicious End Of Summer Meals

Summer is a delicious season of fresh produce, outdoor cooking and refreshing treats.

08/18/2014

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Best Cookbooks For Cooking in College

Worried that sending your kid off to college means their diets will consist of boxed meals or ramen? Is your son or daughter moving into their first off-campus apartment and far away from dining halls? Our sister company, Simon & Schuster serves up some college-appropriate cookbooks designed to make cooking easy and even fun for your kids after they’ve fled the nest.

07/29/2014

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7 Tips For Eating Well On A Budget

The benefits of healthy eating are well known, but buying veggies, fruits and lean protein can be expensive. The cost of nutritious foods cranks up your grocery bill, while fast foods and processed foods are cheap in comparison. So do you sacrifice health to save money?

06/25/2014

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Kids Learn To Cook At Eden Prairie Summer Camp

Summer camp is not always basket weaving and camp fires, some kids attending camp this summer will learn how to cook. WCCO’s Edward Moody visited Eden Prairie’s Way-Cool Cooking School to learn more about the types of classes offered to students. Way-Cool Cooking School has All Day camps Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

06/11/2014

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8 Things You Need For An Epic Summer

Gear up for an epic summer with these must-have essentials, brought to you by CBS Local’s Eat. See. Play.

06/05/2014

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Former ‘U’ Research Assistant Arrested After Police Catch Him ‘Cooking Meth’

A 30-year-old man is in custody after police say he was caught cooking meth in a storage facility in St. Paul. According to the criminal complaint, Matthew Lee Krause was in the middle of cooking methamphetamine on May 9 in a storage locker at the Minikahda Storage facility at 1441 Hunting Valley Road when he opened the door and saw police officers.

05/14/2014

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Alta Editions’ Five Best E-Cookbooks For Your Kitchen

Alta Editions has pulled together a gourmet list of e-cookbooks from some of the top chefs and food photographers on the internet.

05/06/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Grilling Cookbooks

It’s time to take advantage of the good weather and cook up some amazing food. Light a match. Fire up the charcoal (or gas)! We’re hungry. Here are Dara’s Top 5 Grilling Cookbooks!

05/05/2014

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Stacy Stowers’ Healthy Way to Shake Up Your Diet

Can healthy food really taste good? I’m a firm believer that it can!

03/20/2014

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