After a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is cook dinner and wash a pile of dishes. Instead of calling in a takeout order, try simplifying the cooking process with one-pot meal recipes that will definitely cut down on time scrubbing pots and pans, and possibly also create leftovers that can last all week.
Check out four of our favorite one-pot soup recipes — including easy Creamy Tomato Soup (pictured above) — to start getting warm and cozy for fall. You don’t have to wait until September 22 to enjoy a comforting bowl.
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Sugar Showdown is back and sweeter than ever. On the Season 2 premiere, three bakers competed in a speedy elimination round using basil as their mystery ingredient, but only the final two had a chance at scoring $10,000. The ultimate challenge was making Italian doughnuts that were unique and delectable enough to impress the judges.
Miss any of the showdown? Check out the full episode streaming for free below, and tune in for more Sugar Showdown on Wednesdays at 10pm ET.
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There is only so much green juice and chia pudding that one gal can handle, so on the premiere episode of Haylie’s America, it was time for the biggest, baddest cheat day ever. Haylie Duff teamed up with friend Jonathan Bennett for a day of wine tasting, savory waffle sandwiches, West Coast barbecue and a cupcake-frosting competition in Santa Barbara, Calif., and their adventures may inspire you for your own day off.
Miss any of the fun? Watch the full episode below, and tune in for more Haylie’s America on Thursdays at 10pm ET on Cooking Channel.
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I’m a good ol’ Southern girl, so it’s no big surprise I love America! My new show, Haylie’s America, pays true homage to some of my favorite regional dishes. I love to discover new and exciting foods, but there are a few dishes that everyone should eat before they die — no exceptions. Here’s my ultimate list and why:
Fried Green Tomatoes (pictured above)
These are a staple in the South and you really don’t see them on menus anywhere else. I’m weak in the knees for my grandmother’s cornmeal-batter version, dipped in ranch dressing.
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The best way to de-stress after a long day at work is to eat satisfying comfort food, but narrowing that category down to the ideal meal can sometimes be tough. Let us do the work for you: You want pizza. You always want pizza.
Instead of serving a boring cheese pie, satisfy your inner kid (and make your kids happy) with sky-high Stuffed Pizza (pictured above) or dessert pizza for breakfast. Once you know how to make pizza dough, the possibilities are endless. Check out four more of our kid-friendly favorites below, and tune in for Cooking Channel’s Pizza Week from Sept. 11 to 18.
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Just the title alone is funny — and maintaining your sanity while traveling with kids sometimes seems impossible! Have no fear, mama birds: There are a few things your can do to make life easier on yourself. Not that I am an old pro at this mama game by any means, but I certainly do spend my fair share of time on an airplane. I like to think I have picked up a thing or two along the way.
Don’t overpack your carry-on bag: If you do, you are doomed before you even leave the house! It’s too much to juggle. Streamline your packing, and stick to the essentials. (I will break down my carry-on items at the end of this post, and I have a fab ultimate packing list on RealGirlsKitchen.com.)
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Eating your way across America may sound like a fun, glamorous job, but it’s a lot more work than it appears. In a behind-the-scenes preview of Haylie’s America, host Haylie Duff admits that she feels like she’s entering a Man vs. Food battle before eating plate after plate of food for the Cheat Day episode.
“You’re gonna have to roll me down the block!” she exclaims in the new clip, explaining that bites that don’t happen on camera don’t count. Check out the full video after the jump, and watch Haylie’s America starting Thurs., Sept. 8 at 10pm ET on Cooking Channel. Haylie will also be taking over Food Network’s Snapchat Discover on premiere day, so be sure to check it out.
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I feel so lucky that my “job” takes me to all kinds of fun and exciting places, but we all know that even traveling somewhere wonderful still includes a trip to the airport and some in-air time. Here are my five travel must-haves for making the experience a bit more enjoyable!
1. Always wear shoes that require socks, or put an extra pair in your carry-on bag! This is, hands down, my No. 1 rule. Have you seen those floors?? Germs galore. Don’t be the one who’s barefoot and standing on your tippy toes, thinking that that will keep you from picking up whatever is on the ground. BTW, this isn’t just a cleanliness thing — this is a great way to protect yourself from getting sick. I mean, you can wash your hands, but ya can’t really wash your feet in an airport or on a plane.
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Prepare for a lazy Labor Day picnic with a basket full of easy, portable snacks. Before you lay out your blanket at the park, make Instagram-ready Macaroni Icebox Salad — 16-ounce mason jars filled with refreshing ingredients — and the four more basket-worthy recipes below!
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Technology hasn’t advanced enough that you can reach into your phone and grab food from your Instagram feed, so it’s time to take matters into your own hands.
Instead of just re-creating versions of trendy dishes and drinks at home, take it a step further with new twists like matcha-infused Green Tea Chiffon Cake (pictured above). Check out three more trendy food ideas below.
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