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Patriotic Cocktails for the Olympics

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, [...]

Spiked Watermelon Jell-O — Drink and Dessert in One

When summer rolls around, I always look forward to sinking my teeth into a wedge of watermelon — its sweet juices cooling my throat and dripping down my chin in equal measure. And when it gets super hot outside, I think about those watermelon Italian ices from the ice cream truck or pool snack bar, [...]

Sifted: Decadent French Toast + Our New Takes on Picnic Recipes

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: Raspberri Cupcakes’ white chocolate + raspberry French toast is a blissful morning treat to kick start a fabulous day. The Slow Roasted Italian’s recipe for pretzel buns is a tasty twist for your next burger night. They’re also great to enjoy by themselves. Have you tried Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter? [...]

Summer Fest: Our Top 5 Favorite Squash Recipes

Our season-long garden party Summer Fest 2012 welcomes food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips. We’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Fresh this week: summer squash. Any way you slice your seasonal [...]

Hump Day Snack: 71-Gallon Daiquiri Breaks the World Record

This week some bartenders in Cuba mixed 270 liters of the late author’s favorite rum cocktail in a 6 1/2 foot glass, attempting to set a world record for biggest daiquiri.

5 Ways to Drink Tequila (Beyond the Margarita)

Here at Cooking Channel, we love us some tequila. Not just because this blue-agave-born liquor is the star of the margarita — arguably our favorite cocktail — but because the sweet, woodsy or smoky spirit (depending on distillery and age) adds its fire to pretty much any mixed drink. This National Tequila Day, salt your [...]

Let’s Have a Kiki with Cooking Channel

Some of you undoubtedly have heard the Scissor Sisters‘ viral dance anthem, “Let’s Have a Kiki.” The song chronicles a girl’s night out gone terribly wrong – torrential rain, no cabs, and to top it all off — police busting up the party. Frizzy hair, runny mascara, having to take the subway, and the NYPD: What could [...]

Mix It Up: Breadcrumbs in Ice Cream

Your job as an ice cream maker is to make unforgettable flavors. By combining ingredients that are iconic, and retooling classic combinations, you arrive at ice cream that becomes the main event. Each ice cream has many components that contribute to its character – color, crunch, cream, scent. All of those add up to create [...]

Party in Five: Mexican Fiesta

In the summertime, entertaining needs to be easy — so you have more time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm-weather eats. We set out to create fun, complete party experiences using only five essential ingredients, from tasty food and drinks to decor and games. Party on!   Here in Texas, we eat a [...]

Meatless Monday: Grilled Vegetables

Grill up a bunch of vegetables tonight and eat like a king for the rest of the week; use the veggies to make pasta dishes, omelets, burritos, sandwiches and pizza.

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