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You Won’t Need the Luck of the Irish with These St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

There are very few holidays that revolve solely around drinking — no, Christmas doesn’t count — so when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around, you have an excuse to double (or triple) down on booze. But to host a St. Paddy’s party that will make even leprechauns green with envy, you can’t have an all-liquid buffet.

Plan your shindig around our St. Patrick’s Day recipes like corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread and much more to soak up the alcohol from all those whiskey shots and big mugs of green beer. Get your game plan below.

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That’s Amore! Watch Laura Vitale Do Date Night on the Simply Laura Premiere

Love is in the air on the Simply Laura premiere. To kick off Season 2, Laura Vitale whipped up steakhouse-quality food with her husband, Joe, for a date night at home. The multicourse meal included splurgeworthy seared New York strip steaks with green beans, Burrata-topped crispy ribollita and amaretto tiramisu for two.

Watch the full episode to see how date night came together for Laura, and watch new episodes of Simply Laura on Saturdays at 10:30am ET.

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Road Trip with Debi and Gabriele on Their New Show, Extra Virgin Americana

The first family of Tuscan cooking is taking its show on the road. Extra Virgin Americana follows Debi Mazar, Gabriele Corcos, their daughters — Giulia and Evelina — and, of course, Uncle Robert as they road-trip across the country searching for food and fun.

In the premiere episode, they traveled to the Grand Canyon and cooked with breathtaking views behind them. Check out their helicopter ride, a travel back in time while they fill their RV at one of the oldest gas stations and much more when you watch the full episode below. And for more behind-the-scenes moments, flip through Debi and Gabriele’s road-trip photo album and their cross-country location guide.

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Eat Your Feelings with a Comfort Food-Filled Oscars Party

It’s award season, and the biggest event is just around the corner. When planning an Oscars party, it’s always fun to have a theme, but if you design yours around the 2016 Best Picture nominees, you’ll just have one big bummer after the next.

If the heavy material in the nominated films — The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight — is too much to bear, we give you full permission to eat your feelings on Feb. 28. Round up some friends and break out some comfort food as heavy as the films’ content. That means extra cheese, please, lots of decadent chocolate desserts, and, of course, drinks on drinks on drinks. Check out our comforting menu below.

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Watch Cooking Channel Wherever, Whenever with Our Live-Streaming App

Have you ever wanted to have a dinner party with Tiffani Thiessen or cook with Rev Run and his family? Now you can. With our updated iPhone and Android app, you can get recipe inspiration wherever you are, streaming your favorite food shows at the store, during your commute or even waiting in line at the DMV. You can choose to stream the channel live or pick an episode from a list of shows including Dinner at Tiffani’s, Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers, Unique Sweets, Junk Food Flip and more.

Get the Watch Cooking Channel app for free on the iTunes Store and Google Play now, and get comforting dinner ideas here.

Souper-Easy Lunch Recipes That Will Keep You Warm at Work

The weather has been a fickle mistress this winter, but now that temperatures are cooling down across the States, it’s time to think about ways to keep warm. Whether your office blasts the heat or you’re stuck shivering next to the window, warming yourself from the inside out with comforting soups and stews is never a bad idea.

Transport yourself to a warmer place instead of Elsa’s Frozen tundra with easy soup recipes like Chuck Hughes’ Creamy Tomato Soup, pictured above, which is just waiting for a grilled cheese dipper that you can crisp up quickly in the office toaster oven.

When You’re Fighting Off a Cold: Chicken Noodle Soup

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Brinner Recipes for Sleepyheads Who Love Breakfast Food

To snooze or not to snooze; that is the question. When your alarm blares in the morning, getting out of bed in time to brew coffee and make a hot breakfast is usually nixed in favor of sleeping an extra 15 minutes. However, you can get the best of both worlds by making brinner instead.

Even though you can make standard breakfast fare — eggs on toast, quick French toast — with the extra time you have in the evening, you might as well treat yourself to something more hearty and special. Below, we’ve picked six of our favorite brinner recipes, from savory cheddar-jalapeno waffles to breakfast pizza (pictured above in all its egg-topped glory).

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Everything You Need to Know About Drinking — and Making — Kombucha

If you haven’t tried it already, be assured: Kombucha is coming for you. This delicious, nonalcoholic fermented tea beverage is increasingly showing up in bottles and taps. Better still from a Superfoodnerd’s perspective, it is enjoying a revival among DIY home brewers, who are discovering that kombucha is eminently makeable, so long as you can track down a good source for the very particular symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast necessary to transform sweet tea into sour kombucha.

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Watch the Dinner at Tiffani’s Premiere for a Macho, Macho Meal

Get ready to see grown men cry on Dinner at Tiffani’s. In the Season 2 premiere, Tiffani Thiessen prepared a manly meal for her husband, Brady Smith, and their friends Matthew Lillard and Nashville star Eric Close. She kicked things off with a juicy blue cheese-bacon Ultimate Lux Burger and beer-battered fries, she also served something a little healthier with a hearty wedge salad with homemade ranch dressing.

Watch the full episode below to see the guys weep tears of joy over all of that, plus her salted caramel snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, and see more of this season’s photo booth fun here. Dinner at Tiffani’s airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET.

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How to Host an Anti-Super Bowl Party

If you think the Super Bowl is less than super, listen up. If you don’t like football, you shouldn’t have to suffer through watching the game just for the cheesy dips and chicken wings. Instead, host an anti-Super Bowl party with your like-minded friends, gathering ’round the TV for a binge-watch of Friday Night Lights, an endless stream of the Puppy Bowl, or a slew of romantic comedies.

Below, we’ve paired some alternative viewing options and the best food to serve at your anti-Super Bowl shindig.

Pawsitively Adorable Puppy Bowl Food

Make everything miniature for a fun Puppy Bowl party. Watch dogs run around and try to fetch footballs while you snack on tiny cupcakes with strawberry glaze, pigs in blankets or mini meatball sandwiches.

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