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Pix Potluck: Piña Colada Squares

A three-layer cookie that will get you singing "Fa la la la la, la la la la!"

Everyone’s getting into the baking spirit now that the holidays are fast approaching, including Nancy Josland Dalsin, who shared this recipe for Piña Colada Squares on our Facebook page.

Layer 1: Graham-cracker, cocoa and walnut crust.
Layer 2: Crushed pineapple and coconut.
Layer 3: Semi-sweet chocolate.

They look DELICIOUS. Somebody please make us a batch!

We’re also pretty proud of our own 12 Days of Cookies, a sweet line-up of holiday cookies from some of our favorite Cooking Channel chefs. So what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Got a layer cookie recipe to share with us here or on Facebook?

Cookie #2: David Rocco’s Chocolate Espresso Cookies

12 Days of CookiesCooking Channel is joining Food Network for our first annual cookie swap, 12 Days of Cookies. Each day, visit us here for a look at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite chefs and Food People. Then visit FoodNetwork.com/12daysofcookies for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

David Rocco loves a good cup of espresso, but if you’re looking for a slightly sweeter twist on that Italian classic, try his Chocolate Espresso cookies. Each bite is a taste of David’s Dolce Vita: In the cookies, he combines a double shot of chocolate (semisweet and cocoa powder) with the makings of a real espresso — coffee and milk, offered in balance.

The result? These cookies boast a delicious zip beneath their crackly sugared tops, providing a sophisticated pause amid the season’s bustle and a tasty treat for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

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Matt’s Turkey Tacos

Still making your way through leftovers? Finish them off with these tasty tacos...

There’s no denying that from now until the end of the year is prime turkey time. I suspect you might even see a very similar Thanksgiving meal appear during Christmas, give or take a ham and prime rib served alongside. And this means lots of turkey leftovers. I have no shame in telling you that I’ve eaten a few days worth of turkey already, and plan on roasting at least one more next month. And while I’d never publicly knock the turkey-stuffing-gravy trifecta, I’ve gotta ask you: Where’s my spice? Where’s my flavor? I’m opting for turkey tacos this year, a quick and easy recipe that uses what I have but pays homage to the flavors I grew up eating. And it couldn’t be any easier.

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Cookie #1: Nigella Lawson’s Cute Cut-Outs

12 Days of CookiesCooking Channel is joining Food Network for our first annual cookie swap, 12 Days of Cookies. Each day, visit us here for a look at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite chefs and Food People. Then visit FoodNetwork.com/12daysofcookies for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

Want to bake holiday cookies like a Domestic Goddess? Grab the sugar and a few sticks of butter: Today, Nigella kicks off our inaugural 12 Days of Cookies party — a baker’s dozen of fresh-baked cookie recipes from favorite Cooking Channel chefs and cookie-fixated Food People alike.

Nothing says “holiday” like a traditional sugar cookie cut into a festive shape and decorated with a flurry of sparkle factor. And what could be easier than creaming sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla and rolling out a blank slate for your imagination? Use Nigella’s Cut-Out Cookies recipe, add your favorite cookie cutters, some colored icing and glittery sugar, and make the season bright.

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Cooking Channel’s Holiday Shows & Specials Line-Up

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Allie and Georgia make a Midnight White-Chocolate Cherry Bark.

Holiday season is upon us, and Cooking Channel has a line-up of brand new holiday shows, treasured classics and some of your old school favorites…

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Holiday Gift Guide For Food Lovers

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Have a hard-to-shop-for food lover in your life? We’ve polled some of our food lovin’ celeb chefs and Cooking Channel staffers for their top picks for Holiday Gifts….

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: Savory Sundaes

Dessert's the best part of Thanksgiving, anyway.

There are only so many ways you can enjoy a turkey sandwich: hot or cold, on a roll or marbled rye. You can even go old-school Atkins Diet and roll up some turkey in lettuce leaves. No matter your preference, leftovers get lame after that first sandwich. It’s right about then you realize you have enough food left to feed a track team for the next several days. Time to think up some new ways to use up your mashed potatoes and stuffing, and fast!

The infamous Thanksgiving cake is a great way to transform dinner into the best course — dessert — albeit a labor-intensive one. Take an easier route and re-imagine your favorite leftovers as sundaes. It’s a sweet idea for your savory sides.

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Thanksgiving-Day Food(ography) Marathon

Mo's pretty psyched about the turkey.

The bird’s in the oven. Still cooking? Not quite done yet. Almost there? Just a few more mins… 

Cooking Channel wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving! And we’ve got what you need to make it through a day of waiting, eating, digesting, napping, and eating again: a whole nine hours of Food(ography) episodes.

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Thanksgiving 911

A girl can't survive on whipped cream alone! Here are our tips to save the rest of your feast.

Thanksgiving can be disastrous enough even if the food goes off without a hitch, but serving runny potatoes and raw turkey can make you feel about as bad as playing referee between two feuding family members. But don’t worry — we’re here to help!  Just take a deep breath (or two) and read our solutions for the most common Thanksgiving (food) woes.

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Spend the Holidays with Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has the tips, tricks and twists for a perfect, stress-free holiday.

Jamie Oliver has opened his house and home to Cooking Channel for the holidays and we couldn’t refuse the invitation. We’re serving up an entire month of Jamie as he cooks, parties, entertains and celebrates his way through the season…

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