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Sifted: Comfort Food Breakfasts, Chicken-Fried Potatoes + More

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  1. Another snow day? Perfect excuse to linger in the kitchen a little longer and griddle up a batch of Half Baked Harvest’s rice krispie treat pancakes with browned butter syrup.
  2. Sally’s Baking Addiction says that it’s ok to start your day with your favorite sweet duo, ideally in her chocolate peanut butter lovers’ granola, so you can get your fix on the go.
  3. Further proof that everything is better chicken-fried, Spoon Fork Bacon’s chicken fried potatoes are battered in herbs and spices and served with buttermilk-ranch dipping sauce.
  4. Cold weather is an ideal excuse to break out the ol’ slow cooker. Put it to good use and brew up a cozy pot of The Midnight Baker’s steak and ale cheese soup.
  5. Meyer lemon season is in full swing during the chilly winter months, so buy a bushel of the sweet citrus and try out My Baking Addiction’s recipe for meyer lemon meltaways.

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  • Cooking Channel has your comfort food cravings covered with an endless array of piping-hot soups and stews to help warm you up this winter.
  • Kick the boxed mac and cheese to the curb and settle in with 35 inspired ways to eat the creamy, childhood classic. Double the cheese, please.

Hump Day Snack: Christmas Tree Pancakes

It’s a little known fact that pancakes are the most versatile breakfast food around. To prove it, serve up this towering stack of tree-shaped pancakes at the Christmas morning breakfast table and wait for the applause to start. Part of a blog called The Pancake Project, this edible Christmas tree is assembled with the help of a squeeze bottle filled with batter, which allows for artful pancake shaping on a griddle. The owner of the blog has experimented with endless pancake colors and shapes, creating realistic 3D replicas of foods, animals and well-known artworks with just a squeeze bottle and a little food coloring. Test your own pancake prowess by griddling up this fluffy and festive stack and get inspired with some of Cooking Channel’s holiday-worthy pancake recipes:

Sifted: Irresistable Banana Bread + Candy Bar Recipes


Caramel Banana Upside Down Bread by Daring Gourmet

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  1. Amp up the dessert factor in your next loaf of banana bread and make Daring Gourmet’s caramel banana upside down bread.
  2. Have you tried cashew mayo? Oh My Veggies adds a bit of vegetable stock to her recipe for a boost of flavor.
  3. Asparagus, zucchini and salmon mix and mingle to create one awesome stir fry. Head over to Drizzle and Dip the recipe.
  4. Flavor the Moment’s Greek yogurt pancakes with blueberry maple syrup provides the perfect combination of tang, sweetness and protein to fuel you for the day ahead.
  5. Picky Palate bakes her double chocolate Butterfinger layered cake in ramekins to make an extra tall cake worthy of someone extra special.

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  • Upside-down cakes charm everyone with their caramelized deliciousness.
  • Candy bars are great by themselves (obviously), but we think they’re even better in baked goods.

Sifted: French Toast Grilled Cheese + The Trendiest Spring Ingredient


French Toast Grilled Cheese by Culinary Cool

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  1. Filled with apples and caramel, Culinary Cool’s French toast grilled cheese is a sweet and savory combination worth trying.
  2. The secret to delicious gluten-free meatballs? Tortilla chips! Try Inquiring Chef’s Southwestern meatballs in adobo sauce and let us know what you think about the special ingredient.
  3. Beer’s not just for drinking. Put on your apron and make My Friend’s Bakery‘s super easy and downright tasty bacon cheddar beer bread.
  4. It’s that time of year again when ramps are all the rage, but they won’t be around for long. If you spot them in the market, make Smitten Kitchen’s ramp pizza and resist the urge to add mozzarella — it’s that good.
  5. You can’t go wrong with banana pancakes. To get them extra fluffy, Kitchen Treaty adds a little extra baking powder and lets the batter sit for a few minutes before heating up the griddle.

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Watch Bobby Flay Reveal the Secret to Perfect Eggs

Bobby Flay Scrambled Eggs

We caught up with Brunch @ Bobby’s host Bobby Flay to ask him why breakfast is the most important meal of the day, how to make scrambled eggs awesome (as part of his Calabrian Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pesto Bruschetta pictured above or on their own) and how to take pancakes to the next level.

Watch his tips now:

Tune in to Brunch @ Bobby’s tonight at 9:30pm ET on Cooking Channel to get more great brunch tips and watch Bobby make his Calabrian Scrambled Eggs with Jalapeno Pesto Bruschetta.

Bobby Flay Brings the Perfect Marionberry Pancakes to Portlandia


Bobby Flay stars as himself tonight on Portlandia‘s Brunch Special, attempting to make the perfect marionberry pancakes for Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and show director Jonathan Krisel (pictured above). We don’t know if he’ll pull it off and, since we’ll be watching Bobby on Iron Chef America on Cooking Channel during the same time slot, we may never know*.

That’s okay though, because we do know the secret to scoring a Bobby Flay brunch any time we want — follow his recipes from Brunch @ Bobby’s and  make it at home. You don’t have to wait in any lines to enjoy his easy Silver Dollar Buttermilk-Pecan Pancakes with Bourbon Butter, or his Carrot Cake Pancakes with Maple-Cream Cheese Drizzle or his thirty-minute Orange Ricotta Pancakes with Caramelized Fig and Pistachio Compote. Just top one of his pancake recipes with marionberries and you’ll be living like Fred Armisen for a meal. S’cool with us.

Check out a clip from Portlandia’s Brunch Special — a Hearts of Darkness-type documentary about the making of their season finale — after the jump. 

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Sifted: Yellow Cake Pie, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and Patriotic Salad

Yellow Cake Pie with Chocolate Mousse by Foodie Crush

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  1. Are you team cake or team pie? Filled with chocolate mousse and topped with whipped cream, Foodie Crush’s inventive yellow cake pie doesn’t make you decide.
  2. We love Grilled Cheese Social’s latest sandwich sensation: Broccoli, bacon, and ale cheddar cheese pressed between buttery focaccia.
  3. Make your pancakes extra special this weekend with Number 2 Pencil’s sour cream cinnamon roll pancakes. With a buttery cinnamon sugar swirl and a rich maple coffee glaze, this recipe is a winner.
  4. Confessions of a Bright Eyed Baker had trouble sharing these ice cream cupcake peanut butter cups. With these dreamy chocolate treats, who wouldn’t?
  5. How do you make potato salad patriotic? Chez Us uses purple and red potatoes. Okay– it may not be the classic red, white and blue, but the bright colors and the vibrant flavors, make this a perfect side for next week’s celebration.

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Bobby’s Carrot Cake Pancakes for Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday breakfast-for-dinner.

Breakfast for dinner feels special for reasons I’ve never been able to figure out. It seems frivolous or rebellious to eat meals out of order, but it’s nonetheless a great idea. I mean, if it’s a balanced meal and you’re satisfied after eating, why shouldn’t pancakes and omelets be on your plate at dinner? Bobby’s Carrot Cake Pancakes With Maple Cream Cheese Drizzle and Toasted Pecans feel a bit more decadent for a weeknight meal than, say, a Bisquick-made short-stack. But this recipe is easy enough to make, and homemade pancakes trump a boxed mix any day. Especially when there’s cream cheese frosting involved — it’s a delicious way to skip meat this Monday.

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Blogging Bittman

We’re not the only ones who love Mark Bittman’s minimalistic approach to cooking. While you wait for the premiere of his show (Sunday at 10:30 a.m. EST), check out top food bloggers favorite Bittman recipes:

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