If the idea of the great outdoors is terrifying and you don’t want to sleep anywhere near bugs, you’re probably not well-suited for camping. However, you can still have your fun out in the wilderness if you play your cards right. On Saturday’s premiere of The Real Girl’s Kitchen (June 13 at 1pm ET), Haylie Duff is taking her friends “glamping,” which means there will be running water, delicious food and comfortable beds.
To help inspire your next glamorous weekend retreat, we’ve come up with some gourmet twists on camp food, from skillet cornbread infused with bacon, beer and cheddar to fish baked in foil (sorry, hot dogs) to classy s’mores in jars. Still nervous about pitching a tent? We also have great menu ideas for camping-movie viewing parties if you’d rather stay in the air conditioning this summer.
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix
Instead of making Jiffy Pop on the campfire, you can eat this sweet and spicy popcorn while watching a movie on an iPad in your tent (or your cabin).
Continue Reading 6 Gourmet Camping Foods to Make Your “Glamping” Trip Deliciously Fabulous
As the weather heats up, you have the perfect excuse to kick back and watch your favorite TV shows in the comfort of an air-conditioned home. In addition to some returning favorites on Cooking Channel like brand-new seasons of Taco Trip, Man Fire Food and My Grandmother’s Ravioli, we’re welcoming some new faces to our summer programming.
Prepare to indulge in some healthy spins on comfort food with Bobby Deen and Nikki Dinki on Junk Food Flip, satisfy your inner carnivore with a country superstar on Steak Out with Kix Brooks and put your faith in actress Sherri Shepherd’s love of food on Holy & Hungry. There’s a lot on the horizon, so sit back, relax and get ready for a food-fueled summer of cooking and eating.
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Even though there is still almost a month until summer hits, we’ll get a taste of it on Memorial Day — a day off that’s filled with fun in the sun. Whether you’re gathering friends in your backyard, at the beach or at a campsite, make this holiday special with a memorable, flavor-packed party.
Instead of just throwing hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill and buying some macaroni salad, pump things up with barbecue ribs, charred vegetables and savory sides that everyone will be talking about all summer. To achieve this level of greatness, we turned to our favorite stars who know a thing or two about throwing a celebrity-worthy bash. Check out some tips and tricks from Tiffani Thiessen, Tia Mowry, Haylie Duff and more below, and get ready to fire up that grill.
Appetizer: Debi and Gabriele’s Grilled Apricots and Goat Cheese
Continue Reading How to Have a Celeb-Worthy Memorial Day BBQ Bash
Watch Real Girl’s Kitchen every Saturday at 2pm ET on Cooking Channel.