On Taste Buds, I bring my Emmy-nominated take on food made famous on The Jason Show to my own fun and snackable episodes. I’m joined by foodies and chefs from around the Twin Cities (and beyond). Each 15-minute episode can be found on the Fox 9 local app. You can also learn more about each episode, and get the recipes below!

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Episode 1 – Farmers’ Market Fun

In the first episode, I head to the Burnsville Farmers’ Market to find the perfect ingredients for some tasty recipes. I’m joined by a precocious new friend, and together we find award-winning Shepherd’s Way Big Woods Blue Cheese, Utechts Home Grown thick-cut bacon, juicy tomatoes, and more. Watch me bring my bounty home to whip up three tasty salads!


Episode 2 – State Fair Fun

It was an absolute joy to be joined by Melissa Peterman in this special State Fair Episode! Melissa is best known for her role on Reba, and she was even more hilarious than I could’ve dreamed during our trip around the fair. We sampled all kinds of fair food. This is a can’t miss episode on the Great Minnesota Get Together that features favorites like the Hamlin Church Diner, The Giant Slide, Quenched, The Gizmo, Roasted Corn, The St Paul Fire Fighters Union. 

Episode 3 – Ice Cream Pie with Sweet Science Ice Cream


In this episode, I learned the science behind small-batch ice cream with Ashlee Olds, owner of Sweet Science Ice Cream. Somewhere between tempering egg yolks and mixing the perfect bite of cookies and cream, she learns an important lesson: handcrafted ice cream is a lot of work – but it is so worth it. Join Stephanie back in her kitchen afterward for an ice cream pie recipe that’ll give your muscles a rest.


Episode 4 – Cake vs Dumplings


It is fall harvest season and to mark the occasion, Stephanie invited her Weekly Dish radio partner, Stephanie March, over for a fall dessert faceoff. March is also the senior editor for food and dining at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, so she’s a bit of a foodie and dazzled us with her family’s beloved Oma’s Pound Cake recipe.

Stephanie, a self-described “eater,” opted for an infamous favorite from the Weekly Dish archives: Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings. Eye rolls aside, it’s still the #1 requested recipe from Weekly Dish listeners.


Bonus Edition Game Day Recipe – Sloppy Joe Sliders 


Game Day means cheese, air fryers, wings with gooey dip, and more cheese. As part of a special game Day promotion,  we made sloppy joe sliders.