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Brunch Rush! Sausage, Egg and Cheese Strata

What do the following seasonal phenomena have in common? Fitness- and diet-tracking apps flood the social media feeds. Champagne glasses clink and toast to health and good tidings. Everyone starts singing “Auld Lang Syne” (even though no one actually knows the words). Many of us brace for the first hangover of the year. That’s right [...]

Cooking Channel Talents’ Favorite Food Moments of 2013

There were plenty of sweet, bitter, salty and sour (and maybe even umami) moments this year. These are our chefs and hosts’ favorite memories of the past year. Check out Cooking Channel talents’ favorite food moments of 2013.

Scientists Can Now Send Text Messages Using Vodka

Text messages. You can’t live with ‘em. You can’t live without ‘em. Well, maybe only the latter is true. Living without good satellite coverage is certainly difficult. However will you find out if someone thought that cat picture you sent was lol-worthy or not? Don’t worry. Scientists have long searched for a new way to [...]

31 Days of Cookies: Chocolate Diablo Cookies

This year, we’re celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. It’s the final day of the 31 days of cookies, and we’re wrapping it up with the photo that inspired it all, the spicy, cakey Chocolate Diablo Cookie. Until next year… Click here for the Chocolate Diablo Cookies recipe. More cookies: All-Star Cookie [...]

McDonald’s Japan Announces Bizarre ‘American Vintage’ Menu

Americans are occasionally suggested to be loud, boorish and, well, just plain gluttonous. McDonald’s Japan has just announced a rather strange new menu that plays with that notion of American gluttony, which is odd considering McDonald’s America had a McHand in creating it. The menu is called American Vintage and comes in three varieties, each [...]

How to Make Smarter New Year’s Resolutions (plus 3 to Make Your Own)

We all know the drill: January 1 rolls around and we feel compelled to make resolutions. We go gung-ho for a week or two before we bring back our old ways. Resolve that this year, 2014, you will make New Year’s resolutions that work. How do you do that, you ask? What works best is [...]

Alie & Georgia’s New Year’s Day Brunch

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, than some people (like, us) would argue that brunch is the most important meal of the weekend. And if that’s true (it is), then New Year’s Day brunch is the most important meal of the year. While everyone else is putting their effort into making [...]

31 Days of Cookies: Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

This year, we’re celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. With New Year’s resolutions quickly approaching, we’re fitting in all of our vices for the 30th day of cookies: It’s time for Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Click here for the Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. More cookies: All-Star Cookie Swap Food Network’s 12 [...]

Lighter Drinks, Dips and Treats for New Year’s Eve

This time of the year can be really fun for indulging, but there comes a point when you just need a break (hello, January 1st!). If you find yourself hitting that point when you still have some more festivities to attend (I’m looking at you, New Year’s Eve), then these lightened up drinks, dips and [...]

Why Eating Cabbage Rolls is Lucky on New Year’s

In many parts of Eastern Europe, eating cabbage rolls for New Year’s is considered very lucky. Laura Kelley, author of The Silk Road Gourmet (iUniverse, 2009), says: “My mother said that cabbage rolls were considered lucky because the leaves looked like paper money. The New Year’s connection was to roll ingredients that symbolized different things [...]

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