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5 Recipes for Slow-Cooker Satisfaction

 If there’s one thing that will help you learn abundant patience, it’s a slow-cooker. You’re forced to wait several hours for the meal, and as you do, your kitchen fills with the opulent aroma of your latest Crock Pot creation. I recently acquired my very own slow-cooker, prompting me to turn out meals of slowly […]

Wendy’s New Signature Side Items Reviewed

Spring: It’s usually a time that reminds us that bathing suit season is just around the corner. Wendy’s is taking a different approach. They recently introduced three new signature sides made with “premium ingredients” that go against the grain: Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Sweet Potatoes and Chili Cheese Fries. We can admit that comfort food […]

Unique Eats: Portland or Portlandia?

Ever since the sketch comedy series Portlandia premiered on IFC last year, I can’t help it: you say “Portland,” I hear “Portlandia.” That being said,  I can’t wait to get a closer look at Portland’s incredible foodie scene this Sunday at 10PM on Unique Eats: Portland. As we know from the myriad of (fictional?) characters that Fred […]

Symon’s Suppers

Chef Michael Symon returns to Cooking Channel for his new show Symon’s Suppers, sharing his secrets for serving great food at home. Tune in Thursday’s at 9:30 pm ET as he demonstrates his best recipes for steak night, bar snacks, Southern favorites and more. On tonight: Comforting Classics. Symon visits his friend and roasted chicken […]

Porcini Barley Soup With Sherry

This was my favorite soup growing up. It was very brothy and meaty, despite the fact that it was often made with vegetable stock. Porcini mushrooms, prized in Russian cooking for their immense flavor, take center stage here. I’ve taken my family recipe and swapped out some onions for shallots’ more mellow taste. I added […]

Low and Slow: Braised Pork Belly with Kabocha Squash

Braising is such a warm and comforting cooking method that it’s perfect for fall and winter. Few cuts of meats braise better than pork belly. A long, low-heat braise yields an amazingly soft pork belly, the kind of pork belly that gives way under a mere gentle press of the fork. As it braises, the […]

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