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Pepperidge Farm’s 75th Birthday: Cookie and Cake’s Delicious Collision

Pepperidge Farm Cookie Cake

Pepperidge Farm is combining two of our favorites, cookies and cake, to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Put on your party hat and say hello to Pepperidge Farm‘s birthday present to itself: a pair of frozen cookie cakes. To celebrate its 75th anniversary of baking up some of America’s favorite treats, Pepperidge Farm is releasing many new products. But it was these special cookie cakes that caught our attention.

Is it a cookie, or is it a cake?! And will it measure up to that childhood classic from Mrs. Debbie You-Know-Who? We snagged a box of the Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cake to find out:

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Boys of Summer: Your Perfect Respite From the Summer Olympics

Cooking Channel's Boys of Summer Olympics

Let Cooking Channel's Boys of Summer show you how to make Olympic-worthy dishes.

Despite our whining about the length of the opening ceremonies, we really love the Olympics. 
BUT every now and then, we need a break.

We’re already sick of some rivalries (looking at you, Phelps and Lochte). And sometimes the tension is just too much to take.

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We hear you. That’s why this week Cooking Channel is serving up mini-marathons in primetime of The Boys of Summer (Bobby Deen, Bobby Flay and Alton Brown) – the perfect respite from the 2012 London Olympics.

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Olympics 2012: Opening Ceremony Party Menu

 

Olympic Games Opening Night Ceremony Menu

Cooking Channel has the globally-inspired menu to kick the Olympics off right.

As the Opening Night Ceremony of the Summer 2012 Olympic Games approaches, I’m looking forward to the international spectacle with increasing enthusiasm. Allegedly, this little shindig to celebrate the cultures of the world will cost roughly $42,000,000. (In case you’re wondering like we were, that’s enough to buy approximately 168 million Twinkies.) As athletes from countries all over the globe prepare to walk one-by-one into the Olympic Arena, we are reminded that:

1. The Australian Swim Team members are simply too good-looking to all live on that island together.

2. Our geography skills are poor if not abysmal: Spelling Kyrgyzstan correctly is close to impossible, never mind finding it on the map.

3. There are hundreds of countries competing AND THIS CEREMONY WILL LAST FOREVER.

We know, we know: The Opening Ceremony is a beautiful celebration of the cultures of the world. But let’s be real: Despite the cost of this ceremony, without a killer spread of diverse dishes, you’ll be bored to tears before the athletes from the countries that start with the letter “C” enter the arena. Cooking Channel has you covered with a tantalizing globally-inspired Opening Ceremony Party Menu:

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Let’s Have a Kiki with Cooking Channel

Let's Have a Kiki - The Scissor Sisters

Let Cooking Channel help you throw a Kiki to remember.

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 be worse? The only thing that could save this night is a Kiki: the ultimate after party.

We love (a can’t-stop-playing kind of love) this song.  So after endless repeats, we decided to riff off of our Party in Five series and see what it would take to throw the Kiki of our (wildest) dreams.

Party in Five: Let’s Throw a Kiki 

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The Dark Knight Rises: Indulge Your Dark Side

The Dark Knight Rises: Indulge Your Dark Side

The Dark Knight Rises: Let Cooking Channel indulge your dark (chocolate) side.

Every time we view the trailer for the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, we find ourselves in a dark and dangerous mood. And whenever we get in a dark and dangerous mood, there’s only one thing that will satisfy: deep, dark chocolate desserts. Just like the bat-signal, our cravings must be answered.

Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of lethal dark chocolate recipes on Cooking Channel. So go ahead: Indulge your dark side. 

Our Favorite Dark Chocolate Recipes:

Chocolate Souffle Mark Bittman Recipe

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Happy National Fried Chicken Day!

Chuck Hughes' Fried Chicken

Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with our best fried chicken tips.

Happy National Fried Chicken Day, ya’ll!

Summer is the best time to celebrate this crispy, crunchy, perfectly salty classic Southern dish.

Get our best fried chicken recipes and tips that’ll make your biscuits and gravy jealous.

5 Tips for Cl**king Perfect Fried Chicken:

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Food Fight — Magic Mike vs. Juicy Lucy

Magic Mike Channing Tatum vs. Juicy Lucy

If you can't handle the heat...strip down to your buns.

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 of the Summer (HSBOTS).

WHO WILL BE CROWNED THE HOTTEST SIZZLING BEEFCAKE OF THE SUMMER (HSBOTS)?

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Scottish Food for Disney’s “Brave”

 

Brave Scottish Food British Food Recipes

Celebrate the premiere of Disney/Pixar's Brave with our best Scottish and British Recipes.

Disney’s newest animated feature Brave chronicles the life of a Scottish young archer with flowing red hair named Merida. We know we want to see it, but the question is: What should we serve at our pre-Brave movie dinner?

When I think Scottish food, I think haggis. This national dish of Scotland is a savory pudding consisting of sheep’s pluck  (liver and heart and lungs — oh my) combined with onions, oatmeal, spices, herbs and stock, all encased in an animal’s stomach. Don’t forget to serve with “neeps and tatties” – that’s potatoes and turnips to you non-Scottish speakers.

Hungry yet? Or craving for something more…appetizing?

We’ve got the best (and yummiest) Scottish and British recipes to help you catch the Scottish spirit.

Brave Feast

The DunBroch family devours a Scottish feast in Brave. Join them!

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Giveaway: Cookout-Themed Cookies!

 

Cooking Channel Cookout Cookie Giveaway

We're giving away these adorable Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies - comment below for a chance to win!

For me, cookies are an essential part of summer: They’re fun, they’re portable, they’re not messy (looking at you, ice cream ‘wiches), they won’t melt in the sun (sorry, shortcake!), and they’re perfect paired with a drink by the pool. Why not have a few friends over and celebrate summer with a batch of sizzling Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies? Our friends at Peapods Cookies baked up a fresh, Cooking Channel cookout-inspired batch of cookies just for you.

Kristie at Peapods absolutely loves to bake, and is getting orders right and left on Etsy and Facebook. She bakes buttery, vanilla scented thick-cut sugar cookies decorated to perfection (she has a degree in fashion design, and it shows) with royal icing. If you can dream it, Kristie can bake it into a delicious cookie. We’re so excited to give away these adorable cookout-themed cookies to one lucky winner — they’ll be the star of any summer party.

So throw some burgers and veggies on the grill and shake up some cooling cocktails: We’ve got dessert covered.

Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies Giveaway

These summery cookies are the perfect ending to your summer party. They're sure to vanish long before ants have time to gather on your picnic blanket.

We’re giving away one batch of these Cooking Channel Cookout Cookies to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite summertime treat.

So, tell us, what’s your favorite summertime treat?

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re the winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one batch of cookies away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. ET on June 19 and 5:00 p.m. ET on June 21. Subject to full Official Rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $48. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a/ Cooking Channel, 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011.

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Celebrate National Doughnut Day With a Fonut

Olive Oil Rosemary Fonut Recipe

Meet the "fonut," the doughnut's sexy, sophisticated cousin.

Today, as the nation pays homage to doughnuts, we’re celebrating National Doughnut Day with something slightly more unique: fonuts!

Fonuts are baked, not fried – but just as delicious as their doughy cousins. These sweet confections are vegan, gluten-free – oh, and unbelievably addictive.

The Rosemary Olive Oil Fonuts (pictured above) come from Fonuts in LA. That “powdered sugar” topping is actually pulverized olive oil. (That’s why it’s a Unique Sweet). Or, for all the lemon lovers out there, give our Lemon Fonuts a try.

Want more? Find out how Fonuts are made here.

Lemon Fonut Recipe

Tart and delicious Lemon Fonuts

But don’t get us wrong – We love DOUGHNUTS, too:

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