• The Most Popular Birthday Food From Around the World

    By:Cooking Channel Who doesn\’t love celebrating their birthday? In the States we\’re used to cake, but did you know that in Nepal they celebrate with a little rice and yogurt that they smear on your forehead for good luck? In Honduras they still eat cake, but a birthday celebration would not be complete without arroz con pollo (pictured above) on the table. Aarti Sequeira unwraps the most popular number one dishes from around the world on Cooking Channel\’s new series Taste in Translation, premiering tonight at 9pm ET. Not only…

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  • Thirsty Thursday: Sgroppino

    By:Kelsey Vala Related To: Spring It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy. If you’re on the hunt for this weekend\’s warm-weather cocktail, look no further than the Sgroppino, a fizzy lemon wake-up call from winter….

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  • Today in Bizarro World: McDonald’s Turkey Unveils Healthy Breakfast Menu

    By:Lawrence Bonk Eating breakfast at McDonald’s is bound to sate your hunger and get you ready for the day ahead. It is also bound to give you a stomachache and make you vow to eat only lettuce for the next week. In short, it’s about as healthy as swimming around in a pool of butter with your mouth open. On the other side of the world, however, it is quite a different story. McDonald’s Turkey now offers a “Turkish Breakfast Menu” that looks downright healthy. The combo meal comes with…

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  • Meatless Monday: Monster Mushroom Burger

    By:Patty Lee Related To: Vegetarian Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. It’s not a campaign to turn everyone in the world vegetarian or vegan; in fact, many involved are meat-lovers. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week? There are so many ways to make vegetables a part of our summer meals: as refreshing side salads, satisfying mains or the stars…

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  • The Big Cheese: Name That Cheese!

    By:Roberto Ferdman Related To: CheeseAre you crazy about cheese?  Does the mere mention of a cheese plate make your mouth water? Catch The Big Cheese this Sunday at 8pm ET, and take a look inside some of the country\’s most famous cheese-makers and fromageries. Then see how today\’s top chefs are pushing the boundaries of how to cook it up in delicious ways.

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  • Meatless Monday: Roasted Butternut Squash

    By:Lauren Miyashiro Related To: Vegetarian Laura Calder – Roasted Squash. Photo by: Adrian Mueller©2012, Adrian Mueller /, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Adrian Mueller, 2012, Adrian Mueller /, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved. You’ve probably been seeing a lot of recipes for butternut squash lately, and for good reason. It’s rich, creamy and sweet, making it hard to believe that it’s healthy — a good source of fiber, low in fat, high in antioxidant-rich vitamin C kind of healthy. Roasting is my cooking method of choice…

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  • Sifted: Raspberry Ripple Buckwheat Porridge, Matcha Lemonade + More

    By:Allison Milam Hot Links We’re Loving: If the word porridge just makes you think of Goldilocks and her search for the middle ground, it\’s time to try Raspberry Ripple Buckwheat Porridge by My New Roots. This raw take is made by soaking protein- and fiber-rich buckwheat overnight before streaking it with a maple-spiked raspberry ripple. It\’s just right. Looking for the refreshment factor of lemonade without sacrificing the jolt necessity of coffee? Spoon Fork Bacon stirs up Matcha Lemonade, which beats the heat and has a zap of reinvigorating caffeine. Peaches get a…

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  • Spiced Sharlotka, Or Everyday Apple Cake

    By:Olga Massov I’m kicking off my Cooking Channel blog series with quite possibly the most everyday cake in Russian culinary repertoire; every, and I mean every, Russian household makes this cake. The famed, quotidian Sharlotka is nothing more than a bit of flour bound together by eggs, sugar and a dash of leavening with some apples. Every time someone in Russia would drop in unexpectedly, my mother would disappear in the kitchen for a few minutes and, an hour later, we had a gorgeous apple cake waiting for us all…

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  • Sifted: Sweet and Salty Desserts + More Delicious Bits

    By:Lauren Miyashiro Related To: Chocolate Holiday Valentine\’s Day 5 Hot Links We\’re Loving: Guinness and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Add pretzels to the mix, and now we\’re really talking. Sprinkle Bake’s Guinness pretzel truffles are perfect for Valentine\’s Day. You can never have enough chocolate chip cookie recipes. Speckled with caramel and sprinkled with salt, Baking with Blondie’s recipe is a winner. Saltine crackers are the secret weapon in a Pinch of Yum’s 10-minute peanut butter fudge. Share them or keep them for yourself; they’re too easy…

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  • Sifted: Pomegranate Guacamole, Gingerbread Granola + More

    By:Allison Milam Hot Links We\’re Loving: We always thought tomatoes were the only way to add festive red to classic guacamole, but Cookie & Kate proves that saying isn\’t always the case. If you get your hands on some ripe avocados this holiday season, mash them into Festive Pomegranate Guacamole. Not only do pomegranate seeds add a surprising juicy sweetness, they also add a contrasting ruby red hue that\’s ideal for holiday entertaining. If chugging rich eggnog by the glass won\’t sate your yearly craving, bake Dine & Dish\’s Spiced Eggnog Snack Cake for an added dose….

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