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Archive for April, 2012

Cookbook Giveaway: My Pizza

Besides doughnuts, pizza is my all-time favorite food. When I got Jim Lahey’s cookbook My Pizza, my husband and I were inspired to make homemade pizza the next night – and again the week after – because this is simply the best pizza you can make at home. As pizza connoisseurs know, the secret to […]

Thirsty Thursday: Bourbon Tea Punch with Citrus Ice Cubes

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, […]

Dinner Party Duo Heads to Texas in “Married With Dishes”

Tamara Reynolds (whom you may recognize from Unique Eats) and her husband, Karl, have been hosting an underground Sunday Night Dinner at their Queens apartment for nearly eight years. Needless to say, the couple are used to cooking for a crowd under pressure. But what happens when Cooking Channel sends them down to Fredericksburg, Texas […]

Sifted: Nat’l Grilled Cheese Month, Pizza Central and Corn Dog Tots

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: National Grilled Cheese month: Tastespotting’s outrageous fried chicken and waffle grilled cheese is sweet, salty, crunchy and gooey all at once. Pizza Central: The New York Times has answers for the perfect crust, homemade cheese, drink pairings, pie trends, plus a crusade for the calzone. We can’t stop clicking! Admit […]

Happy National Cheese Ball Day!

April 17 is National Cheese Ball Day; celebrate with a savory cheese ball in the shape of a chick, turkey, pumpkin, tree or the traditional sphere shape.

Jeffrey Saad Advances to Finals of Chopped All-Stars

Last night Jeffrey Saad, host of Cooking Channel’s United Taste of America, claimed victory in Food Network’s Chopped All-Stars, earning him a spot in the final episode on May 6. The baskets Jeffrey expertly cooked his way through were a challenging mix. Appetizer: Pancake mix, strawberry papaya, blue foot mushrooms and precooked chicken feet Entrée: Maraschino cherries, […]

Giada De Laurentiis Joins the Meatless Monday Movement

Giada prepares meatless meals for her family each Monday; do the same for yours with one of her best vegetarian recipes.

Cookbook Giveaway: The Homemade Pantry

Reading Alana Chernila’s description of lasagna night at her house in The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making was enough to make me add rennet (for cheese making) to my shopping list. She describes pulling her own warm mozzarella, as fresh tomato sauce bubbles on the stovetop and homemade lasagna […]

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month. Why does this food holiday fall in April, you ask. Why not? But do you really need an excuse to consume a buttery cheese-filled sandwich alongside a bowl of creamy tomato soup? The grilled cheese is so much more than the single slice American cheese sandwiches of your elementary school […]

Thirsty Thursday: When Vodka Gets Weird

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, […]

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