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(Night)Shade in the Summer: Eggplant Parm + More

Eggplant is the season’s secret weapon for amping up a casual party spread. This late-summer star shines with possibility, ready to be used in main dishes, sides and salads. Master these eggplant-centric recipes and you’ll have it made in the (night)shade. Slay the crowd with this extra-cheesy classic (pictured above) that blankets fried eggplant in […]

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Berry Charlotte Cake


This berry charlotte cake is a refreshing no-bake dessert filled with two layers of chocolate and berry mousse and topped with fresh berries. Not too sweet, a perfect balance between the sweet ladyfingers, semisweet chocolate flavor and tartness of the berry mousse.

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Macaroni and Cheese


There’s nothing not to love about macaroni and cheese. Baked creamy, cheesy macaroni with an amazing crispy panko topping are always a comforting dish perfect for lunch or dinner. A family favorite dish every time.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Crepe Cake


Crepe Cake is one of the most delicious ways of serving crepes, a decadent dessert made with about 25 crepes topped one upon the other, filled with homemade raspberry and white chocolate cream cheese fillings.

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Chocolate Cheesecake


This chocolate cheesecake is made with whole oreo cookie crust, chocolate cheese cream filling, topped with an amazing spiral of chocolate frosting and decorated with chocolate curls. Any chocolate lover will love this for sure.

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Black Forest Cake


Black Forest Cake is the well known German cake, that is made with layers of chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and kirsch soaked cherries, decorated with chocolate and more cherries.

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Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup


Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup - creamy comforting summer soup, full of flavor, served with cheese toasts that makes it really irresistible.

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20 Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes


Here are 20 delicious easy kid-friendly recipes, healthy and nutritious, that kids will love, with ingredients that kids need for their growth.

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15 Make-Ahead Appetizers


If you are in search for appetizer ideas that can be made in advance for a party, here are some of my suggestions. These are all recipes that can be found on my blog, recipes that I gathered before and after I started this blog. All of them are delicious and really appreciated each time I prepare them for any kind of gatherings. Hope you will try them too.

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Culinary Adventure in Paris


I could hardly wait to arrive to Paris. This was our second time to Paris, so we had more expectations as we knew the city better and knew exactly where we wanted to go and what we want to experience. Paris is an incredible city, full of culture and amazing architecture. No matter where you look the buildings are just impressive. This time we wanted, as much as possible, to stay away from the major touristic places as we have already seen most of them, and seek places less crowded by tourists, trying to experience the Parisian way of living. This is how we get to find our accommodation close to Rue Mouffetard, one of Paris oldest street, narrow but very full of life, in the heart of Paris, with lots of restaurants, cafes, open markets and various shops, a perfect place to be in the morning for a delightful breakfast.

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Chocolate Benefits


Some of you might say ”It is happiness.” or “It is gold.” Well , even if we all agree about chocolate being “happiness in a tinfoil” we also have to know if it is good to consume so much happiness.

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Our organic vegetable garden


We have always dreamed about growing our own organic vegetable garden. And here it is, we finally succeeded and enjoying this natural marvel. All the work in the garden is now rewarded with these irresistible treats.

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The Health Benefits of Garlic


Garlic one of the most used spice in cooking is grown all around the globe, China being the largest producer of garlic (10,5 million tones grown annually). Since forever garlic was used, both as food and medicine. The most used part of the garlic is the bulb which has a spicy, pungent flavor that sweetens and mellows with cooking. Other parts are also edible. The leaves and flowers are eaten being milder in flavor than the bulbs and are consumed while immature and still tender. Usually this happens when the garlic is consumed as “green garlic“ in the most dishes of various regions like eastern Asia , South Asia, Middle East, Northern Africa, Southern Europe, South Central America. The flavor varies with different methods of cooking. Usually it is paired with onions, ginger or tomato. In Korea, the resulted product of garlic fermented at high temperature is called “black garlic” which is sweet and syrupy. Garlic can be eaten in a variety of classic dishes such as garlic bread, garlic toast, bruschetta, crostini and canapé. Garlic cloves are also used to flavor oils and these are called infused oils which are used to season all categories of meats, pasta, breads and...

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The Health Benefits of Quinoa


QUINOA is a pseudocereal (broadleaf plant used in the same way as cereal) originated in South America and brought in Europe by Spanish colonists. Quinoa's white-yellow-grey seeds are really nutritious and healthy, rich in proteins and fat free. It wasn't appreciated those days so the colonists grew corn instead but the seed gained its popularity recently after some studies showed its qualities : nutritious, healthy , very useful in kidney problems or in high cholesterol caused problems. Quinoa - the"superfood" Why is quinoa called a superfood? Because it is full of nutrients. Quinoa contains 9 essential amino acids useful for our body's muscles. The high levels of magnesium contained in seeds help our muscles and blood vessels relax. Fibers consume eases elimination and tones colon so quinoa becomes the perfect seed to eat in order to consume fibers. Usually quinoa seeds are boiled , rarely they are roasted and are used in dishes like risotto, pilaf, pudding, salads, the same way the rice is used. But unlike rice, quinoa's amidon content is lower so the finished product is loose and not sticky. It can be a delicious breakfast consumed as porridge with fruits or it can be...

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Raise the Steaks

Beef up your meat routine with a few easy updates to standard steaks.

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Summer-Worthy Fruit Finales

Step away from the store-bought sweets and win the potluck this summer with Cooking Channel’s best recipes for summer desserts.

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Baked Alaska


Baked Alaska is one of the best summer desserts as it is refreshing, creamy and looks absolutely impressive. A layer of chocolate brownie topped with homemade strawberry and vanilla ice cream, with chocolate inserts, everything topped with a toasted meringue, makes it totally irresistible.

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Banoffee Pie


Banoffee Pie - delicious biscuit crust, caramel and flavored ripe bananas for filling, topped with coffee flavored whipped cream and crispy chocolate curls.

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Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes


Chicken stuffed baked potatoes is a delicious healthy dish that potato lovers will enjoy either for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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15 Easter Savory Dishes


Celebrate Easter with these delicious savory dishes that everybody will love. From appetizers to main or side dishes, this Easter collection have vegetarian and meat dishes as well. Check them out.

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15 Easter Dessert Recipes


Celebrate Easter with these delicious Easter sweet treats that everybody will love. A lot of flavors to choose, from chocolate to cinnamon, fruits, nuts and caramel. Check them out!

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Grill Games

Win any backyard bash with sizzling ‘cue. Smoke the competition with these saucy takes: The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt The Ultimate Barbecued Ribs Get all the recipes.

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Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes


Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes are one of the best summer cupcakes ever. Fruity and refreshing, with a moist crumb, a delicious homemade strawberry filling and a creamy lemon and strawberry swirl frosting.

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Perfect Guacamole


Guacamole is one of the most popular Mexican dish, known worldwide, that is very easy to prepare and is suitable for any occasion. It is a perfect appetizer that can be served with tortilla chips for a great texture.

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Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Cookies


Vanilla and Chocolate Swirl Cookies - rich and buttery, with a classic combination of vanilla and chocolate. They are one of the best treats alongside a cup of milk or coffee and also one of kids’ favorite cookies due to the swirl effect.

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Travel You Can Taste: A Culinary Armchair Adventure

  If spring break wasn’t in the cards this year, plan a recipe road trip instead. This culinary journey hits the must-try defining dishes from all 50 states. First stops: Connecticut’s New Haven-Style White Clam Pizza Kansas City-Style Ribs Virginia Ham Biscuits Get all the recipes.

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Strawberry Oat Crumble Bars


Strawberry Crumble Bars are the perfect treat for spring and summer, with a buttery crust, soft strawberry filling inside and a crunchy crumble on top. These bars are a great way to make a quick and easy strawberry dessert that everybody will enjoy.

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Strawberry Chocolate Mirror Cake


Srawberry and chocolate mirror cake, made with a soft dark chocolate cake at the bottom, followed by a white chocolate mousse, a strawberry jelly insert and a dark chocolate mirror glaze. This cake looks really impressive and tastes absolutely amazing.

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  • (Night)Shade in the Summer: Eggplant Parm + More
    Eggplant is the season’s secret weapon for amping up a casual party spread. This late-summer star shines with possibility, ready to be used in main dishes, sides and salads. Master these eggplant-centric recipes and you’ll have it made in the (night)shade. Slay the crowd with this extra-cheesy classic (pictured above) that blankets fried eggplant in […]
  • Chefs’ Secrets to Better Burgers
    Make better burgers with tips from the pros.
  • Raise the Steaks
    Beef up your meat routine with a few easy updates to standard steaks.
  • Summer-Worthy Fruit Finales
    Step away from the store-bought sweets and win the potluck this summer with Cooking Channel’s best recipes for summer desserts.
  • Grill Games
    Win any backyard bash with sizzling ‘cue. Smoke the competition with these saucy takes: The Ultimate Barbecued Chicken Beer Braised BBQ Pork Butt The Ultimate Barbecued Ribs Get all the recipes.