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Thanksgiving Week on Cooking Channel

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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Cooking Channel’s Fall Preview

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:

Best in Chow

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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Watch the Labor Day Marathon of Kelsey’s Essentials and Donut Showdown

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.

Dean and Tori Know How to Throw a Summer Party

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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Summer Entertaining Week on Cooking Channel

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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The Inside Scoop: Ice Cream Week on Cooking Channel

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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Donuts for Dinner: Watch the Premiere of Donut Showdown

As proven by tonight’s premiere airing at 10:00pm ET, fried dough can take many forms, and every single one of them is delicious. Donut Showdown challenges three savvy donut-makers to serve up an inventive spin on dough that fits into a weekly theme. This episode’s “Good Morning!” theme is perfect for anyone who gets their days going with the classic duo of a glazed donut dunked in a steaming cup of joe (ahem, calling all cops). Tune in to see how the donut masters fill, fry, glaze and sprinkle their way through this challenge at the sweet stakes of $10,000.

Expect things to get even weirder as the season continues, as you’ll find donuts spiked and studded with everything from booze to veggies to exotic spices, with unusual yet very satisfying results.

Get your fill of fried dough at home with Cooking Channel’s easy donut recipes.

What to Watch: A New Season of Kelsey’s Essentials

Tomorrow, Wednesday July 3, Cooking Channel brings you a brand new batch of must-have kitchen know-how with the season premiere of Kelsey’s Essentials airing at 8:00pm ET. This sizzling first episode follows Kelsey on a heat-seeking mission for fiery foods at the first annual Hot Sauce Expo. There she finds spicy inspiration for her own savory recipes, including a homemade Fresno pepper sauce to pair with her Spicy Kale Caesar Salad, complete with hot sauce croutons. Join her in the kitchen tonight and see if you can stand the heat radiating off the screen.

Get fired up for the new season with a few of Kelsey’s especially spicy recipes:

Burger Week on Cooking Channel

Memorial Day and grilling burgers seem to be synonymous, so get ready to tune into some juicy, well-seasoned programming on Cooking Channel as we kick off Burger Week. We’re turning to the coals for over-the-top, fire-kissed burgers that you won’t find at a drive-through window.

Start on Sunday, May 26 with the Deen Burger complete with applewood-smoked bacon, sharp Cheddar, avocado and Jamie’s special sauce. Then catch an episode of Unique Eats and go beyond the traditional with the Smokey Burger (pictured above) topped with Smoked Beef Brisket, BBQ sauce and gouda.

On Wednesday, May 29, explore the history and evolution of this beloved culinary icon on United Tastes of America. Then check out Bobby Dean’s answer to a mushroom burger that doesn’t lack confidence. And tune into Bobby Flay’s Burger Throwdown on Thursday, May 30, as he prepares a Burger with Cheddar, Grilled Onion and Horseradish Mustard. Whether you prefer the revered American Cheese-topped burger or a burger that really pushes the envelope, we’ve got the recipes to satisfy your appetite.

Hungry yet? Don’t forget to check out our Top Burger Recipes.

The Heat is on Cooking Channel

Next Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexico’s vibrant heritage that almost always involves lively fiestas and dishes that are muy caliente. Get ready for a week of festivities with some Scoville-worthy programming on Cooking Channel.

What better way to anticipate this May 5th celebration than by tuning into Cooking Channel to see how Alton Brown makes homemade chili powder (Friday, May 3, at 8:30pm ET) or how Bobby Flay throws a Mexican-inspired brunch (Thursday, May 2, at 9:30pm ET)? You can also visit some of the spiciest kitchens around the country with Unique Eats (Saturday, May 4, at 5pm ET), and be sure to stay tuned for Saturday’s prime-time marathon of Heat Seekers (starting at 8pm ET) as chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking explore the fruity, raw heat of chiles. From fiery salsas (Wednesday, May 1, at 8pm ET) to jalapeno-laced guacamole, we have all things hot and spicy this week on Cooking Channel.

Literally turn up the heat in your kitchen with more hot and spicy recipes. Just be sure to keep a glass of milk close by.

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