Cookbook author Brittany Williams

She's the woman behind the successful Instant Loss books. It was great getting to know Brittany Williams and learn more about her 100+ pound weight loss with the help of the Instant Pot.

Minnesota Artist Steve Thomas

He's known for putting a vintage spin on some iconic characters from pop culture. Steve Thomas created dozens of limited edition prints for Star Wars, the MN State Fair even the Vikings. We visited his studio to meet the man behind the art.

Writing a better Christmas letter

It's becoming a lost art... but why not bring back the hand-written Christmas letter this year. Author Gretchen Anthony talks about the reasons people stopped writing letters... and how to make it easier to do this year.

Kendall's monkey bread

It's a great dish for the morning after Thanksgiving or anytime! Kendall shares her monkey bread recipe that's easy to make. MONKEY BREAD 20 Rhodes rolls 1 pkg cook & serve butterscotch pudding NOT instant 1 stick butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon chopped nuts optional)) - Spray Pan (add nuts to bottom of pan if desired) I used bundt pan; add 20 rolls - Spread dry pudding mix over rolls; combine sugar, cinnamon, melted butter and pout over - Leave on counter over night (can spray bees wax or saran wrap and cover) - Bake at 350 for 25/30 minutes uncovered. *put baking sheet under for overflow

Producer Ted chooses wine for Thanksgiving

As part of the staff Thanksgiving show, we shared some of our favorite recipes. Producer Ted doesn't cook... instead he brings the booze. Since he has a unique way of picking out wine, we sent him shopping with sommelier Leslee Miller from Amusée.

Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

As part of our staff Thanksgiving show, Executive Producer Jeff shares the recipe he loves for savory sweet potatoes. It's only 5 ingredients and is perfect for people who don't love overly "sweet" sweet potatoes. Browned Butter Boursin Sweet Potatoes Recipe from @theshayspence on Instagram. From Shay Spence @theshayspence on Instagram What you need 5-6 large sweet potatoes 10 TB salted butter Seasoned salt or Cajun seasoning Boursin cheese – garlic & herb Salt/Pepper Optional Topping ¾ C pecans ¾ C panko bread crumbs Brown Butter Boursin Sweet Potatoes 5-6 large sweet potatoe Cut in half lengthwise Put in water and bring to a boil Simmer until tender – about 25 min. Drain and let cool Medium Saucepan – medium heat 10 TB salted butter – cook until dark brown & nutty (6-8 minutes) Add 2 tsp seasoned salt (Cajun seasoning/lawry’s, etc.) Turn off heat Scoop out flesh of sweet potatoes into large bowl Add one 5.2 oz package of garlic & herb boursin cheese ½ tsp salt Add all but 2 TB of brown butter Hand mixer until nice and fluffy Serve as is – top w/ rest of brown butter Or – beat in egg, put in casserole dish – add ¾ chopped pecans & ¾ C breadcrumbs to reserved brown butter Cover with mixture and bake at 375 for 30 min. or until top is toasted & crispy

Jason makes macaroni & cheese

It's the ultimate macaroni & cheese Jason swears by! If you're looking for a great Thanksgiving side dish, see how Jason makes Patti Labelle's Over the Rainbow Mac & Cheese. Over the Rainbow Mac & Cheese – From Patti Labelle What you need 1 lb. elbow pasta Salt 1 TB of vegetable oil ½ cup shredded Muenster cheese ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese ½ cup shredded mild cheddar cheese 1 C of cubed processed cheese 2 C half & half 2 large eggs More cheese for sprinkling Boil pasta in salted water with 1 TB of vegetable oil for 7 minutes Melt 8 TB of butter & mix into cooked pasta Add 2 C of half & half and 2 large eggs into macaroni Add all cheeses into pasta and mix until blended Transfer to baking dish – add more cheese on top Bake at 350 for 35 min. until golden & bubbly

The Thanksgiving dish you'd eliminate from the table

Thanksgiving is approaching and many of us have dreams of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. But if you had to get rid of one traditional dish from the table, what would it be? Shannan visited the Mall of America to ask people.

Chloe the sloth from Como Zoo

She's one of the stars of the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. It was great getting to know Chloe the Sloth and learning more about her diet and conservation efforts happening around the world.

Holiday Manners

The Holiday season is a time for parties... and you want to be on your best behavior. The etiquette expert from the The Saint Paul Hotel shares her tips on being a good hostess or host and guest during the Holidays.

Thanksgiving Catering

If you're stressed out about making an entire Thanksgiving meal, why not get it catered? Stephanie Hansen shares her picks for the best places in the Twin Cities to get your Thanksgiving meal made for you.

Kendall makes playground equipment

They create some of the coolest playgrounds you've ever seen in cities around the world. Landscape Structures out of Delano has been around since the early 70s... but can they handle a new employee named Kendall? It's our latest Kendall Tries Your 9-to-5.

Simple ways to clean your fridge and make it last

It's a dirty task, but needs to be done. If you can't remember the last time you cleaned out your refrigerator, it's probably time to do it again. Professional organizer, Louise Kurzeka, shares her tips and secrets to make the job easier. And, ways to keep it organized for the future.

Holiday toys with The Toy Guy

Need some ideas on toys your kids may want for Christmas? The Toy Guy, Christopher Byrne, shares his picks for 9 great ideas. And don't miss the booty-shaking llama!

Using AirBnB Experiences when traveling

AirBnB is for more than just finding a place to stay. You can use it to find fun and creative experiences to try when traveling or just staying at home. Lindsey Ranzau from Look About Lindsey joined us to talk about the fun things she's done using the service.