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Archive for April, 2011

The Big Cheese: Name That Cheese!

Are you crazy about cheese?  Does the mere mention of a cheese plate make your mouth water? Catch The Big Cheese this Sunday at 8pm ET, and take a look inside some of the country’s most famous cheese-makers and fromageries. Then see how today’s top chefs are pushing the boundaries of how to cook it […]

Free Cooking Channel Preview All Month on Dish Network

Don’t get Cooking Channel at home? Dish Network subscribers, have we got great news for you…

A Royal-Wedding-Worthy Cake

What detail from the Royal Wedding are we most concerned about over here at Cooking Channel? We scrolled through the (96-page!) official media briefing from the palace and naturally zoned in on the few paragraphs devoted to wedding cake. Prince William and Kate Middleton’s “official” wedding cake will be a “multi-tiered traditional fruit cake” made […]

Southern-Style Tea Sandwiches

“April showers bring May flowers.” At least that’s how the saying goes. Well down South, April brings more than just inclement weather. With it arrives a storm of baby showers, bridal parties and weddings. And because southerners have never needed an excuse to throw a party, you can guarantee plenty of invitations to arrive at […]

By the Book: Cooking With Gwyneth and Loving It

When one of my favorite actresses started to chum around on TV with my favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel chef, Mario Batali, the world seemed to tilt uncomfortably on its axis, and I wasn’t sure how I liked it. But this didn’t stop me from signing up for the newsletters from Gwyneth’s lifestyle web […]

What Kind of ‘Food Person’ Are You?

Cooking Channel is getting a lot more social. Now you can show everyone what kind of Food Person you are by saving, rating and reviewing your favorite recipes for everyone to see. This means you’ll be able to let everyone know which recipes you’ve tried, and what substitutions you used to make them your own.  Time to get creative! Call all […]

Sifted: Peepin’ Around

Happy Easter! Here’s some fun ideas for your leftover holiday peeps from Cooking Channel’s family and friends: Peeps on a stick? Call them kebabs… — Food2 A one of a kind peep show, and no cover charge — Food2 Melted chocolate + Marshmallow Peeps = Easter Peep Fondue? — Dish Bringing out the best in […]

Deviled Eggs Extravaganza

What should you do with your dyed hard-boiled eggs? Host a Deviled Egg Cook Off, or course! We challenged the Cooking Channel and Food Network digital staffs to just such an event. What creative riff on the deviled egg came away the winner?

Easter Candy Bark

The Easter Bunny brought too much candy. He (she?) always does. And as always, by Tuesday of next week, everyone will be so sick of white chocolate bunnies, pastel M&Ms and overcooked hard-boiled eggs tinted a freakish blue-green color from the dye that seeped in, that they’ll refuse to eat any of it. The eggs […]

Easter Egg Decorating 101

Other than the Easter feast, decorating eggs with my sister each year is one of my favorite things about this springtime holiday. Sure, some might say we’re “too old,” but I say we’re just perfecting our craft.  If you’re new to it, here are the basics, plus some ways to get creative.

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