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Gail Simmons’ Top Tips for Cooking Smarter

Gail Simmons’ loves to eat out but knows that needs to be part of a balanced food budget. Get her top tips for cooking smarter when you’re cooking at home.

Thirsty Thursday: Apple of My Pie

America was founded on courageous exploration — in that spirit, Alie and Georgia put a whole slice of pie in a blender: Once you’ve devoured the weirdly delicious Apple of My Pie cocktail, move onto these other food + booze creations: Maple Syrup Cocktail(with a waffle garnish) Guacamole Cocktail Jello Salad Cocktail Boozy food (or [...]

Challenge: Outsmart a Sommelier

Do you think you have what it takes to take on a wine sommelier? Attend City Eats “Drink Yourself Blind” Party in Washington, D.C. and get a chance to prove it. And no, the “blind” in the title doesn’t refer to your level of drunkenness, but rather the crux of the challenge — can you [...]

Cookbook Giveaway: Hedy Goldsmith’s Baking Out Loud

Enter to win Hedy Goldsmith’s new cookbook “Baking Out Loud” with amazing desserts that are full of fun and big on flavor.

Lunch Recipes Your Coworkers Will Try to Steal

We’ve all been there — your coworker starts heating up their lunch, a delicious scent wafts through the office and you look down at your ham and cheese sandwich with regret. Well, here’s our #1 tip to fight lunchtime envy (or create your own): Add global flavors to your brown bag meal. It’s Global Week [...]

Happy National Waffle Day

Today is National Waffle Day, and what better way to celebrate than firing up the ol’ iron, getting out the syrup and serving up a plate full of the breakfast favorite? And even though the breakfast hour has long passed, you can still join in the fun at dinnertime. Breakfast for dinner is our favorite [...]

Thirsty Thursday: Grape Expectations

Classy Ladies’ Alie and Georgia will send you on a sugar high with their Grape Expectations Cocktail.

Cooking Channel’s Summer Eats Rolls Into the Windy City

Cooking Channel’s Summer Eats Pop Up rolled into Chicago this past weekend. We set up shop on Oak Street Beach, a beautiful beach located on the lake front with the Chicago skyline rising up in the background. Though we were greeted by stormy weather, the sky cleared up just in time for the event, and [...]

Happy National Cherry Cobbler Day

May 17 is National Cherry Cobbler Day, and we’re celebrating with a Cherry-Pineapple Cobbler. The recipe is courtesy of Pastry Chef Hugo Reyes from BR Guest Hospitality. This sweet and tart dessert will be featured at several BR Guest restaurants around New York City — including Blue Fin, Prime House, Wildwood BBQ and Atlantic Grill [...]

Jane Danger Is Baking With Booze

Booze and baked goods: These are a few of my favorite things. It would seem Jane Danger (pictured above) understands me. Barkeep turned baker, Jane has created a stir by using cocktails and spirits as the inspiration for her pastries at her charming shop in Manhattan’s East Village, Jane’s Sweet Buns. Prior to opening her bakery, [...]

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