Put down the mac and cheese, and back away from that can opener. I know the terrifying depths laziness can take a person, but don’t take it out on your stomach. A Doritos panino topped with Brie cheese and pickles isn’t creative — it’s a cry for help. Here are some foods that taste awesome and don’t require much effort.
No excuse, folks. Pasta practically cooks itself. And this recipe doesn’t call for a trip to the store or to your neighbor’s house to ask for missing ingredients. Just throw in whatever you’ve got and it’s totally good enough.
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Like some of you, I’m over winter. In fact, I’m not a fan. I dream of warm sunny days, a glass of chilled sparkling wine and multicolored cork wedges. But nothing gets me as excited as all the fresh food, my friends. To help me get prepared for bikini season (and keep me from seasonal depression) I’ve designed a spring menu I can get really sink my teeth into.
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Feeling blue? Nadia cures her woes with dessert (and lots of it)!
Stuffing your face with sweets is always a good cure-all when you’re down in the dumps. You could curl up with a pint of ice cream and call it a night — but we’ve got an even better idea. Whip up one of Nadia G’s decadent desserts and kiss the blues goodbye.
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It’s Friday. Or maybe it’s Saturday. Either way, you’re having a dinner party. Normally that means friends or family, sometimes even both. But what if you could invite over one Cooking Channel chef or host for the evening? That’s the question we posed to Cooking Channel fans last week.
From United Tastes of America host Jeffrey Saad to Debi and Gabriele from Extra Virgin, and Kelsey Nixon to the Two Fat Ladies, your 400+ responses spanned the entire gamut of Cooking Channel stars. After reading your list and checking it twice, we narrowed it down to the top 5 most dinner-worthy chefs. Who made the cut? Read on to find out.
Invite #1: Chuck Hughes (pictured above)
Whether it’s the suave, Montreal accent, boyish good looks or laid back vibe, one thing’s for sure: Chef Chuck Hughes is in high demand. With so many stars to choose from, nabbing a quarter of the votes is no easy feat, but that’s exactly what Chuck did. Champion of the legendary turducken, Chuck has also happens to shuck a mean oyster. If you’re going to have him over for dinner though, you may want to consider cooking up one of his top recipes.
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Have Tyler's Turkey, Avocado and Bacon sandwich for lunch today.
Whether lounging at home or lazing outside in the grass, there’s little better than being able to hold your lunch between two hands. Turkey or ham, portobello or beef — no matter how you stack it, sandwiches and burgers are hot commodities this time of year. From Kelsey’s BLT with a twist to Nadia G.’s mondo Hawaiian burger, Cooking Channel fans haven’t been shy in showing their love for summer sammies and burgers. With so many raving reviews still coming in, and tons of great tweaks and substitution ideas from all of you, we’re back to shout out some more of our faves.
A classic — but always classy — pairing, Tyler Florence stuffs roast turkey, bacon and avocado in between buttered country toast, along with thin slices of creamy fontina cheese. His Roast Turkey, Avocado and Bacon Sandwich (above) is a summertime must-have, just ask this fan:
“Simply delicious…the turkey melts in your mouth and is really easy to make. I also have made this turkey and placed it in a ‘Thanksgiving Sandwich,’ made with cranberry sauce, homemade sage stuffing and this turkey recipe on crusty homemade bread…delicious! Beats deli turkey every day of the week!” — gmustoe_7167552 in Westford, MA
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