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Cooking Channel Talents’ New Year’s Get-Healthy Tips

Most people’s resolutions include eating healthy and staying fit. Here’s how our chefs and hosts actually make it happen. Find out Cooking Channel Talents’ New Year’s Get-Healthy Tips

Cooking Channel’s New Year’s Resolutions

Find out what Cooking Channel’s hosts and chefs hope to accomplish in the new year, besides continuing to create some of the best television humankind has ever seen. See Cooking Channel Talents’ New Year’s Resolutions

Hump Day Snack: French Toast in a Mug

Today’s the start of a spankin’ new year of snacks, and since you’re probably still recovering from last night’s champagne-fueled shenanigans, you’ll need to ease into the day with a quick-fix breakfast. Craving French toast but don’t have the stamina to break out the griddle and spatula? No sweat, just whip out your finest microwaveable […]

Brunch Rush! Sausage, Egg and Cheese Strata

What do the following seasonal phenomena have in common? Fitness- and diet-tracking apps flood the social media feeds. Champagne glasses clink and toast to health and good tidings. Everyone starts singing “Auld Lang Syne” (even though no one actually knows the words). Many of us brace for the first hangover of the year. That’s right […]

How to Make Smarter New Year’s Resolutions (plus 3 to Make Your Own)

We all know the drill: January 1 rolls around and we feel compelled to make resolutions. We go gung-ho for a week or two before we bring back our old ways. Resolve that this year, 2014, you will make New Year’s resolutions that work. How do you do that, you ask? What works best is […]

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 […]

Why Eating Cabbage Rolls is Lucky on New Year’s

In many parts of Eastern Europe, eating cabbage rolls for New Year’s is considered very lucky. Laura Kelley, author of The Silk Road Gourmet (iUniverse, 2009), says: “My mother said that cabbage rolls were considered lucky because the leaves looked like paper money. The New Year’s connection was to roll ingredients that symbolized different things […]

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 […]

Cotechino e Lenticchie, or What Italians Eat on New Year’s for Good Luck

This hearty Italian dish from the northern Italian region of Umbria is said to bring good luck because the lentils look like coins when they are done cooking. “It is the traditional food eaten on New Year’s for good luck,” says Italy-based chef and owner of Cooking Vacations Lauren Birmingham Piscitelli. In particular, says Lauren, […]

We’re Up All Night Sorting Through Black-Eyed Peas to Get Lucky

There is an old saying in the American South: “Peas for pennies, greens for dollars and cornbread for gold.” True to the saying, hoppin’ John, prepared with black-eyed peas, is served with collard greens and cornbread for a triple dose of good luck on New Year’s Day in the American South. Chef Teddi Wohlford, co-author […]

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