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Lighter Drinks, Dips and Treats for New Year’s Eve

This time of the year can be really fun for indulging, but there comes a point when you just need a break (hello, January 1st!). If you find yourself hitting that point when you still have some more festivities to attend (I’m looking at you, New Year’s Eve), then these lightened up drinks, dips and […]

Lighter Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

Who says appetizers have to be ultra-rich to be a hit? These lightened-up appetizers use healthy whole foods to make small bites that taste as good as they are good for you. Most of them are a cinch to make, too, so you can cut down on the stress as well as the calories. Pecorino […]

Cooking Channel’s Holiday Entertaining Do’s and Don’ts

Do pay attention to our chefs and hosts’ tips about getting through the holidays with as minimal stress as possible. Cooking Channel Talents’ Do’s and Don’ts for Holiday Entertaining

Kelsey’s Top 3 Summer Entertaining Tips

Summer entertaining is my favorite kind of entertaining — it’s relaxed, laid-back and easy-breezy. I recently hosted a summer soiree to celebrate my son Oliver’s first birthday (in real life, not on Kelsey’s Essentials!). It was one of the first parties I threw this summer, and we all had a blast. No party is ever […]

3 Holiday Parties You Can (Still!) Pull Off This Year

Did holiday cheer find you a little late this year? Don’t fear: you can still pull off hosting a holiday party. Just choose one of these three easy themes. Cookie Swap It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of a good cookie swap and it’s a great way to simplify your holiday baking. It’s […]

Let’s Have a Kiki with Cooking Channel

Some of you undoubtedly have heard the Scissor Sisters‘ viral dance anthem, “Let’s Have a Kiki.” The song chronicles a girl’s night out gone terribly wrong – torrential rain, no cabs, and to top it all off — police busting up the party. Frizzy hair, runny mascara, having to take the subway, and the NYPD: What could […]

How to Host a Crawfish Boil

It seems every part of the country has its own unique type of seafood extravaganza, whether it’s a Low Country boil in Charleston, a clambake in Maine, or a crawfish boil down in New Orleans.  I’ve been to quite a few in my day, but this year it was high time I hosted my own. […]

High-Scoring Basketball Apps for March Madness

Mid March has come, and part of all the madness is figuring out what to munch on during the games. Serve up a pile of Emeril’s Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings and your friends will be licking their fingers in no time, but maybe it’s nachos that you’re craving, or chili… Decisions, decisions, decisions… So many good […]

Spend the Holidays with Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver has opened his house and home to Cooking Channel for the holidays and we couldn’t refuse the invitation. We’re serving up an entire month of Jamie as he cooks, parties, entertains and celebrates his way through the season…

Matt Entertains: Queso Fundido

Two words: melted cheese. That intersection of cheesy, oozy meltability and crunchy toasted corners can throw us over the edge and for good reason. It’s what can make or break a great slice of pizza. It’s what we enjoy most about grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s what makes saganaki and haloumi so fun to eat. And […]

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