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Eat With Your Eyes First

When planning the same holiday year after year, how do you keep your celebration fresh and interesting while maintaining a sense of tradition? We asked our favorite bloggers and food people to share what’s inspiring their Thanksgiving planning this year. From ancestor’s recipes and falling leaves, to beautiful piles of ingredients and thoughtful home decor, [...]

Popcorn Balls, Reinvented

Double, double toil and trouble, I’m gonna stuff my face with Halloween candy. OK, so that didn’t rhyme and I now owe Mr. S. an apology, but it’s everyone’s favorite time of year, so I’m going with it. For me it’s my excuse to skip all meals in favor of candy and all sorts of [...]

Adventures in State Fair Eating, or The Making of On a Stick!

I should have listened a bit more closely to the stern warnings of almost every person I know who has written a book. “It’s more work than you think it can be.” “You’ll gain 10 pounds.” “You’ll miss your regular life.” OK, alright, I admit that these are mostly from one end of the author spectrum [...]

Devil’s Food Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting

Ok, seriously… where did this past year go? It seems like just yesterday everyone was gearing up to welcome Cooking Channel to the world, this blog here was just getting started, and everything was new and fresh! Luckily, everything is still as new, fresh and delicious as ever as Cooking Channel turns 1 year old! [...]

Matt’s Salsa Fresca

My earliest food memories involve salsa in every form. Hot, not-so-hot, chunky, cooked, raw, you name it – if it could be made, we ate it. This version, usually called pico de gallo or salsa fresca, is a raw salsa made from ripe tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeños, lots of freshly chopped cilantro, a squeeze of [...]

Braised Cabbage with Creamy Spicy Mustard Sauce

Looking back, I think cabbage got a bum deal in the vegetable world when I was growing up. It only showed up during summer picnics in the form of coleslaw, sometimes in my mother’s caldo, a Mexican soup, and during St. Patrick’s Day meals.I wanted to change this by creating a dish that’s worthy of [...]

Matt’s Creamy Colcannon with Kale

This Irish favorite has become a favorite of mine, too. I’ll just go out on a limb and say that I’d be happy eating mashed potatoes every single day of the year if I let myself. And this delicious Colcannon, complete with the earthy flavors of kale and the creamy addition of butter and cream, [...]

Gumbo Hand Pies

If you want to put an instant smile on my face, ask me about New Orleans. I love New Orleans. Now if you want to put an even bigger smile on my face, ask me about New Orleans during Mardi Gras. While everyone is marveling at the parades and dancing to Zydeco, you’d most likely [...]

Ultimate App: Spicy Sweet Potato and Chicken Fritters

I’m probably not the first person to admit I’m more interested in Game Day Food than the Big Game itself. When people get together with a bevy of fingers foods, you can certainly count on me showing up. It’s probably one of my favorite ways to eat — a little bit of this, a little bit of [...]

Matt’s Lemon Blueberry Muffins

You know what I love most about this time of year? The fact that everyone is busy with the holidays. This leaves me with ample free time to actually spend lazy mornings catching up with a stack of magazines and enough time to get in the kitchen and bake. And when a craving for muffins [...]

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