Hey, it’s the holidays! It may be cold outside, but it’s also a time for celebration, indulgent foods and festive drinks. Get ready for some holiday entertainment here on Cooking Channel from Sunday, December 8, to Saturday, December 21, every night starting at 8pm ET.
Start the feasting with G. Garvin’s Southern Holiday this Sunday, December 8, at 8pm ET. G. Garvin throws together a delicious, Southern-inspired holiday meal with the help of his family. The feast starts with appetizers, including G’s Deviled Eggs and Pimento Cheese Toasts. For the main course, G makes show-stopping Glazed Orange and Honey Ham, Roasted Cornish Hens and slowly braised Short Ribs.
On Sunday, December 8th, at 8pm ET, G. Garvin is putting together a Southern holiday feast that will make you wish you were part of his family. The menu includes yams, Cornish hens, short ribs, deviled eggs and glazed ham — and that’s not even half of it.
G’s mother and daughter even join him in the kitchen to make some of their family favorite sides. Watch how they live, love and eat on G. Garvin’s Southern Holiday. Till then, check out this web-exclusive video of how G gets through the season stress-free:
Jerusalem artichokes, or sunchokes, are delicious tubers that act quite similarly to potatoes when cooked. They originate from a plant that looks like a sunflower, and are not artichokes or from Jerusalem, so how the name Jerusalem artichoke came about is debated. Most likely it was a misunderstanding over the Italian word for sunflower, girasole. No matter the name, Jerusalem artichokes are delicious — nutty, crunchy when raw and super nutritious.
At this point in the season, you should be able to find Jerusalem artichokes at your local grocery store or farmers market. Store loosely wrapped in a paper towel placed in a resealable plastic bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
But don’t go crazy on Jerusalem artichokes just yet. If you don’t know how your stomach (*ahem*) reacts to inulin, the carbohydrate present in Jerusalem artichokes, peel and cook before eating, which often helps alleviate the symptoms that gave these root veggies the nickname “fartichokes.” And now after that lovely mental image, 25 ways to snack on sunchokes:
The holidays can be stressful enough without adding the burden of trying to lose weight. But if you know you’re going to want to whip yourself into shape come January, you can at least help yourself out by not putting on any new pounds during the holiday season. While that may seem like a tall order, you might already be doing more than you think. A lot of everyday activities help boost your calorie burn. See how much you can burn without even trying:
Do you find yourself overeating due to the daily stressors of modern life? Are you obsessed with the latest and greatest developments in technology? Are you a woman and don’t mind being pandered to? Microsoft’s new “smartbra” is for you.
Microsoft has announced they are creating a bra that is outfitted with physiological sensors that monitor subtle changes in heart rate that tend to be associated with negative emotional states. The results? The bra will let you know when you are eating not out of a need for sustenance, but because you are anxious, depressed or bored. Being as how it’s being made by Bill Gates and company, one can only hope it comes with a free Weezer video or an anthropomorphic paperclip dude.
But wait a minute. Guys stress eat too! Isn’t there a way to throw some of these snazzy microchips into their underwear? Apparantly not. According to the designers, underwear is simply too far from the heart to be of use in this scenario. Oh well. Let’s order fourteen pizzas.
It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.
It’s time to embrace the holiday “spirit” as our calendars count down the days until Christmas. Celebratory and decadent cocktails are the hallmark of a good holiday party, so put down that ‘nog and whip up a unique wintry concoction that will light up Rudolph’s red nose.
This Candy Cane Martini is a sweet and refreshing mixture of vodka, fresh ginger and mint leaves, and it is the perfect, festive way to kick off the holiday season. The crushed peppermint candy that rims the chilled glasses puts the final, Christmasy touch on this winter wonderland cocktail.
Here’s to some holiday cheer! Bottoms up, folks.