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Archive for June, 2012

Hotel Buffet 101: Everything You Need to Know

The buffet is a time-honored tradition. Though known historically for its pomp and circumstance at lavish dinner parties in sixteenth-century France, today they’re more often associated with long lines and spotty service. Though every buffet offers something different — from cheap, gluttonous fare to extravagant fine dining — they can all run into the same […]

Cookbook Giveaway: Martha’s American Food

There’s no better way to celebrate America then to explore the amazing culinary diversity we enjoy across the nation. We’ve delved into regional traditions in-depth here at Cooking Channel, crowd-sourcing favorite dishes and developing them into our feature Across the Country in 50 State Dishes. Martha Stewart’s new cookbook, Martha’s American Food: A Celebration of […]

Thirsty Thursday: Celebrate with a Sparkling Wine Sangria

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, […]

Red, White and Blue Velvet Cake for the 4th of July

Red Velvet cake has become an American favorite, because of its lovely texture and fun color. Add blue and white for a show-stopping dessert this 4th of July. The inside of the cake is as striking as the decorative icing. Bring it to your holiday picnic and it will outshine the fireworks. Red, White and […]

Food Fight — Magic Mike vs. Juicy Lucy

As this Friday’s release of Warner Bros.’ Magic Mike approaches, stripper/actor Channing Tatum and his greased-up sidekicks have got us thinking: Do we have something that can match their level of hot, beefy goodness? Yes we do, and her name is Lucy. Our Juicy Lucy Burger is ready to challenge Mike for the title of Hottest Sizzling Beefcake […]

Sifted: Yellow Cake Pie, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and Patriotic Salad

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: Are you team cake or team pie? Filled with chocolate mousse and topped with whipped cream, Foodie Crush’s inventive yellow cake pie doesn’t make you decide. We love Grilled Cheese Social’s latest sandwich sensation: Broccoli, bacon, and ale cheddar cheese pressed between buttery focaccia. Make your pancakes extra special this […]

Get Grillin’ Texas Style With Cooking Channel’s Red, White and Grill

Octopus at a Texas barbecue and buttermilk pie made on the grill? We say, why not? Chef Roger Mooking and grilling expert Chef Elizabeth Karmel are doing it up Texas style on the new Cooking Channel special Red, White & Grill. The two team up for a backyard barbecue bash like no other, loaded with Karmel’s […]

Root Beer-Flavored Frozen Yogurt to Replace Root Beer Floats? (A Review)

We live in the future. Mostly everything that had been imagined in the middle of the 20th century already exists, from robots that vacuum our homes to portable video communication devices to the ability to push a button to dispense food. You can also pull down a lever to dish out something to eat — […]

Retro Red, White & Boozy Jell-O Dessert

There’s something about Jell-O — chilled, jiggly gelatin in an array of fruity flavors and colors — that screams summertime. The easy, from-a-box dessert is perfect for hot summer days, transforming from spoonable treat to cool liquid once it hits the tongue. Set the gelatin in some shapely molds, mix in a few surprising ingredients […]

Meatless Monday: Zucchini Parmesan Subs With Tomatoes and Basil

Eggplant isn’t the only vegetable that can get the Parmesan treatment. Layer breaded zucchini, cheese and tomato sauce on baguettes as an alternative.

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