Most of our daily problems can be solved with a bite of Southern comfort food, but sometimes fried chicken, sweet tea and barbecue just won’t cut it. If you’re sick of the same ol’ down-home specialties, try putting new spins on your favorite dishes like Little Big Town singer Kimberly Schlapman does on her show, Kimberly’s Simply Southern.
Whether it’s a surprising dash of cocoa in a savory dish or some maple syrup to cool down spicy chicken, we guarantee you won’t be bored with your comfort food again.
A tablespoon of cocoa balances out the cayenne pepper in Kimberly’s dry rub, and instead of big beef ribs, she opts for spareribs instead. When topped with smoked barbecue sauce, the ribs fit right in with your favorite Southern classics.
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As the weather heats up, you have the perfect excuse to kick back and watch your favorite TV shows in the comfort of an air-conditioned home. In addition to some returning favorites on Cooking Channel like brand-new seasons of Taco Trip, Man Fire Food and My Grandmother’s Ravioli, we’re welcoming some new faces to our summer programming.
Prepare to indulge in some healthy spins on comfort food with Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki on Junk Food Flip, satisfy your inner carnivore with a country superstar on Steak Out with Kix Brooks and put your faith in actress Sherri Shepherd’s love of food on Holy & Hungry. There’s a lot on the horizon, so sit back, relax and get ready for a food-fueled summer of cooking and eating.
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World Figure Skating Hall of Famer Brian Boitano has medals for reaching new heights (Google clips of his signature jump, the Tano Triple). In that spirit, he’s vaulting up to the beautiful hilly town of of Favale di Malvaro, Italy — where his family originated — to search for his culinary roots. His plan is to learn the secrets of what makes northern Italian cuisine so amazing and use them, along with local ingredients, to put his spin on some simple Italian recipes like Bruschetta, Testaroli with Basil Pesto, Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Grilled Steak with Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Peach Tiramisu, Sauteed Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts and Pancetta, Shrimp Scampi with Chickpea Mash and Trofie with Basil Cream Sauce. Then he’ll show you how to bring it all home on his new special Brian Boitano’s Italian Adventure premiering tonight at 8pm ET. This info will be far more serviceable then knowing who won Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Watch Brian Boitano’s Italian Adventure Sunday, January 26, at 8pm ET.
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Hey, it’s the holidays! It may be cold outside, but it’s also a time for celebration, indulgent foods and festive drinks. Get ready for some holiday entertainment here on Cooking Channel from Sunday, December 8, to Saturday, December 21, every night starting at 8pm ET.
Start the feasting with G. Garvin’s Southern Holiday this Sunday, December 8, at 8pm ET. G. Garvin throws together a delicious, Southern-inspired holiday meal with the help of his family. The feast starts with appetizers, including G’s Deviled Eggs and Pimento Cheese Toasts. For the main course, G makes show-stopping Glazed Orange and Honey Ham, Roasted Cornish Hens and slowly braised Short Ribs.
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In our humble opinion, Thanksgiving is superior to any other day of the year. In an effort to make this year’s feast the best of all time (sorry, Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe), we’re bringing you the recipes, how-tos and decorating ideas to help you become a Turkey Day pro.
Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday of true feasting, of overstuffed plates, and of coming together with friends and family to share a potluck-like meal of traditional American dishes. It may come as no surprise that Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year here on Cooking Channel, and it’s never too early to start planning. So get ready for Turkey Day with Thanksgiving Week on Cooking Channel every night at 8pm ET from Sunday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 16.
Start Sunday with the Deen Brothers Thanksgiving special. Bobby and Jamie Deen are cooking up a feast for the entire family. Taking inspiration from their roots, the brothers are making traditional dishes of the South with a twist, from Sweet Potato Souffle and Country Cornbread Dressing with Pecans to Southern Fried Turkey.
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This fall on Cooking Channel, catch all-new episodes of your favorite shows, see some familiar faces and tune into brand-new shows you won’t want to miss! Here’s a preview of what’s in store this season on Cooking Channel:
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Comedian and road warrior Cris Nannarone ventures to find the best burger, pizza or taco from restaurants and food trucks. The top three contenders will ultimately go to battle, and Nannarone will learn the secrets of what makes their dish special. Will their dish have what it takes to win the war? Begins Wednesday, October 9.
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This Monday, September 2, is Labor Day, and nothing beats a day that requires minimum, well, labor. So sit back and relax during this extra-long weekend, and tune into Cooking Channel for a Labor Day marathon of Kelsey’s Essentials and Donut Showdown.
Starting at 12pm ET, watch episodes from the new season of Kelsey’s Essentials. Kelsey finds inspiration from the latest trends in the culinary world, and then brings that influence back to the home kitchen. If you start to get hungry, check out Kelsey’s Best Summer Recipes for some late-summer satisfaction.
Then check out a marathon of Donut Showdown starting at 4pm ET for a deep-fried and sugary journey with our favorite trendy treat. Watch as some of the best donut makers across North America compete to creatively reinvent the donut using a mystery ingredient. Check out some of the creative donut creations from this season’s competition.
There are few better ways to celebrate the height of watermelon season and those perfectly ripe peaches at the market than by highlighting real farm-to-table eating. Dean McDermott’s advice for planning a delicious menu is, “Buy vegetables with dirt on them, because that tells you how fresh they are.” For a lesson in hosting a beautiful backyard dinner party, tune in Friday, August 23, at 8pm ET for the Cooking Channel special, Dean and Tori’s Backyard Bash.
When Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling go with their four children to Underwood Family Farms, they are inspired by the pick-your-own strawberries they gather in the field and the colorful produce that lines the market shelves. From blush-hued peaches to plump watermelon, Dean grabs what inspires him and begins creating a menu.
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Late summer is a great time for entertaining guests, and nothing brings people together better than good food. When produce is this good, and when the weather is perfect for grilling, there’s really no better time for summer entertaining.
Start tonight, August 18, at 8pm ET with a special episode of Unwrapped as Marc Summers takes you on an exploration of America’s favorite summertime treats. Then start thinking outside the grill, so to speak, on Tuesday, August 20, as Chef Roger Mooking teams up with grilling expert, Chef Elizabeth Karmel to create a smoky, fire-kissed menu featuring Grilled Duck with Spicy Watermelon Glaze (pictured above), Buffalo Burgers, Baked Bean Bruschetta, Grilled Garden Greens and much more. On Wednesday, August 21, Kelsey Nixon turns to the slow cooker for an easy summer menu that won’t leave you tied up in the kitchen while trying to entertain guests.
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You like ice cream, you say? What a coincidence, we do too! So before you chase down the nearest ice cream truck, tune into Ice Cream Week on Cooking Channel for a brain-freezing journey with our favorite frozen treat.
Start this Sunday, July 14 with Ice Cream Nation, a coast to coast celebration of America’s iconic cones and ice cream shops. Then catch an episode of Unique Eats for ice cream cravings beyond the ordinary. Chocolate Ice Cream S’mores Pie, anyone? Yes.
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