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Archive for April, 2011

Spring Cupcakes for Easter

The most exciting aspect of spring for me is all of the color. Living in a place like Minnesota means that I see nothing but white landscapes for nearly 7 months of the year.  Then April arrives, the snow melts and life happens.  By Easter I am full of hope and promise for a more [...]

Enter for an Opportunity to Meet Ching at the LUCKYRICE Festival

Cooking Channel’s own Ching-He Huang from Chinese Food Made Easy is joining the ranks of star chefs like David Chang, Daniel Boulud, Marcus Samuelsson and Anthony Bourdain to participate in the second-annual LUCKYRICE Festival, an exciting, week-long tribute to the incredible diversity of Asian culinary culture. The NYC-based roster of festival events is a Who’s Whoin the Asian culinary world [...]

Cooking the Channel: Mark Bittman’s Braised Short Ribs

Until last week, I had never made short ribs at home. I order the silky soft cut as often as possible when I dine out, but braising a batch myself had always seemed out of the question — too time consuming, too intimidating. It’s hard to say whether a lack of patience or confidence held [...]

Country Ham Antipasto

Oh, the lowly country ham. The salty southern staple has faded in popularity over the past few years, but get ready people, because it’s making a comeback. With “local” and “artisanal” being all the rage, some of the South’s most respected ham curers have finally caught on to the trend.

Pre-Salting Poultry and Meat

I think it was my love of eating that turned me into a cook, one who is always searching for methods to make what I cook taste ever better. Like many home cooks I’ve found myself in the middle of trying a new recipe when suddenly I realize I’m in trouble–the language is vague and [...]

Asparagus Frittata, Your Easter Brunch Centerpiece

Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece dish for your Easter brunch this Sunday or just looking for recipes in anticipation of the soon-to-be-everywhere asparagus, Giada’s Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina is for you.

Torrejas with Lavender Honey Syrup

Though many people give up their favorite vices for Lent – chocolate, alcohol, Facebook – the season has its consolations, too, mostly in the form of custard-soaked bread fried in olive oil and drenched with wine, honey or spiced syrup.

Nat’l Cheese Ball Day Is for Chicks

Happy National Cheese Ball Day! The appetizer kind of cheese ball, not the fast-talking used car salesman with slicked-back hair and a leather blazer kind of cheese ball. Today is a special day just for celebrating the crowd-pleasing spreadable snack that you can customize with just about any flavor, and mold into just about any [...]

Sensational Guilt-Free Salads with Hungry Girl

Aren’t all salads healthy?  Just watch the fat and calories pile up when you cover your leafy greens with a groupy dressing! But today at 4pm ET, Hungry Girl shares her best recipes for delicious, tasty salads that won’t leave you drowning in calories! Hungry Girl’s Scoopy Salmon Salad is so decadent and creamy, it’s hard to [...]

Flourless Chocolate Torte for Passover

Flourless chocolate cake is a long-standing tradition on Passover. I have made several variations, but this one is far and away the most popular. It is made of several layers of a flourless chocolate-almond cake and bittersweet ganache. I make the whole thing without dairy, for those who keep to kosher laws, and you’ll never [...]

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