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Archive for November, 2011

Thanksgiving: The Final Countdown

Whether you’ve been planning the feast for weeks or have been roped into hosting at the last minute, the final 24 hours of preparation are crucial towards a successful (and relaxed!) Thanksgiving meal. If you’re stumped by cooking techniques or simply staring at a pile of ingredients, Cooking Channel is here to simplify your final [...]

Put Some Cheese in Your Gravy

Thanksgiving is a time to be reflect on all the things we’re thankful for throughout the year. It’s also a time to immerse ourselves in some seriously wonderful food! One of my favorite foods to eat during the Thanksgiving feast is gravy. It brings all the fabulous Thanksgiving food together into a harmonious plate. Because [...]

Gobble This Up: Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

Forget about the store-bought cheese log or cream cheese-filled celery stalks your sister makes — a creamy, garlic-herb turkey-shaped cheese ball is the savory appetizer your family will ask for every year. Rolled in crunchy, toasted almonds, this little guy deserves to be the star of Turkey Day. Garlic-Herb Turkey Cheese Ball For the Cheese Ball: 2 [...]

How to Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm

When time is limited and mashed potatoes are a “must have” on the menu (which is always), keep the prepared potatoes warm by placing them in a heat-resistant bowl, covering, and setting it over a pot of simmering water. The potatoes should still be tasty 2 to 3 hours later. If stovetop space is limited, [...]

Fall Appetizer: Pumpkin Gyoza

Fall is in the air and with pumpkins inspiring us everywhere we turn, we’re continually looking to create new pumpkin recipes. This is also the season of parties, which means making rock-star appetizers to feed our partying masses. A holiday party isn’t complete without a roster of appetizers that are not only delicious, but that [...]

Meatless Monday: Marinara Pasta

Make a quick marinara sauce for dinner tonight — it’s quick and easy enough during a week when everyone’s busy getting ready for Thanksgiving.

Don’t Miss Debi and Gabriele at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Be sure to tune in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning to catch Cooking Channel’s Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, plus their daughters, in the line-up. The family will be making their parade debut on the famous Tom Turkey float, a parade staple since 1971. Last year, Good Eats’ Alton Brown had [...]

Cranberry Cream Muffins

The appearance of fresh cranberries is a sign that the holidays have arrived. These tiny tart bombs always make our list of morning breakfast goodies to bake. Warming up the house with a fresh batch of cranberry-golden raisin muffins is a wonderful way to welcome a chilly holiday morning.

The Melding of Cultures on Thanksgiving

When planning the same holiday year after year, how do you keep your celebration fresh and interesting while maintaining a sense of tradition? We asked our favorite bloggers and food people to share what’s inspiring their Thanksgiving planning this year. From ancestor’s recipes and falling leaves, to beautiful piles of ingredients and thoughtful home decor, [...]

Cooking Channel – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Hello, we really appreciate the visit.  Thanks to you and so many other passionate food lovers, Cooking Channel has exceeded even our wildest expectations for success.  We’re just wrapping up our first full year on the air and already each month more than 15 million people tune in to Cooking Channel and a million more [...]

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