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A scene from Crazy Delicious (Image: Netflix).

Crazy Delicious Review: A Much-Needed Cooking Comp Palate Cleanser

A noteworthy show to check out on Netflix is Crazy Delicious. If you're a fan of out of the box cooking shows and beautiful surroundings, I highly recommend it. Fair warning it shouldn't be binged, but rather watched as a nice sporadic treat. The show is hosted by food enthusiast and comedian Jayde Adams whose […]

A look at Worst Cooks in America season 20 (Credit: Food Network)

Worst Cooks in America Season 20 Review: Way Too Much of a Good Thing

This week on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Anne Burrell were stunned by sushi and bento boxes and not in a good way. With Sushi being my all-time favorite food, I was both pleased with learning how to roll and horrified at what a shrimp tempura roll should not look […]

A scene from Crazy Delicious (Image: Netflix).

Crazy Delicious: Willy Wonka-Like Food Comp Series Vibes Wonderland

Netflix has yet another magical show premiering on June 24 and I'll be first in line to binge-watch its lovely wonders. Crazy Delicious seems very similar to last month's The Big Flower Fight except the creations are made out of spectacular food items. Serving as the host is British comedian, writer, and food enthusiast Jayde […]

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Good Eats: Reloaded Season 2 Review: Alton Brown's Bland Choux Show

There are some freezing and baking times and poof you got your hollow dough The next part is the most important: the stuffing, which is when Brown tackles pastry cream Get out your vanilla, eggs, sugar, whole milk, unsalted butter, and cornstarch Follow a very strict proportions regiment and then mix, simmer, and temper Don’t[...]

A scene from the season 19 finale of Worst Cooks in America (Image: Food Network).

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Finale: All's Well That Ends Wells

On the finale of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Johnny Bananas goes head-to-head against Wells Adams in a three-dish Main Challenge. Before they step into an official kitchen and show off all they have learned from their trainers, Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence have one more Skill Drill challenge in store for them and […]

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Good Eats: Reloaded Review: Alton Brown Exposes Our Pickling Fetish

With this week's episode of Good Eats: Reloaded on Cooking Channel, Alton Brown revisits a 2004 episode on all things fungal, educating us on how to grow shiitake mushrooms in our own homes. I think I'll stick to store-bought for now. I love mushrooms in any form, grilled, sautéed, baked, and of course pickled. Yes, Ukrainians pickle pretty […]

Judges Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence on Worst Cooks in America (Image: Food Network).

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Sweet Showdown Soured Our Predictions

Clearly baking is nobody’s forte During the "Skill Drill Game," the recruits can’t even match the dessert to its proper title The only thing I was able to identify were the macaroons, where the hell did they get those sweets from?[caption id="attachment_1219093" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Judges Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence on Worst Cooks in America[...]

A look at episode 4 of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition (image: Food Network).

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Review: Remote-Controlled Perviness

This week on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Remote-Control Chef had me screaming with comedic anecdotes and horror. The celebrity recruits take on the role of puppet master and deconstruct what appears to be a crime scene, perform an autopsy while controlling judges Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence; add a little "Rated R" action […]

Homemade Scooby Snacks, image courtesy of Eden Arnold.

Scooby Snacks Recipe Will Make Your Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Drool

Cut into desired shapes and place an inch apart on a lined baking sheet If desired, stamp with a cookie stamp or mold Bake in a 325-degree oven for 8 to 12 minutes, adjusting the baking time depending on the thickness of your biscuits Cool before removing from pan and enjoy with your favorite furry[...]

Victory is theirs on Worst Cooks in America season 19, courtesy of Food Network.

Worst Cooks in America Season 19 Review: Famous People, Infamous Food

Welcome to the inferno that is the celebrity edition of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America. Judges Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are back to whip in to shape seven celebrity wannabee cooks, and they are horrific, granted they seemed to have been drinking the entire first episode. The seven new recruits are Wells Adams […]

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Good Eats: Reloaded A Cake on Every Plate: Slice of Alton Brown Genius

To make the most exceptional and moist cake, mix the ingredients (after measuring them out: 342g flour, 295g milk, 228g butter, 14g baking powder) and then feel free to start feeling overwhelmed All ingredients are mixed in a ritualistic manner (am I the only one who thinks Brown would make an exceptional serial killer?) and[...]

Alton Brown proves cooking can be a full-contact sport on Good Eats: Reloaded, courtesy of Cooking Channel.

Good Eats: Reloaded Season 2 Episode 5 Review: An Egg-cellent Return

Good Eats was one of those shows I got into when I was a child because of my mother. She loved Alton Brown's nontraditional tactics, comedic anecdotes, and bizarre humor. I didn't develop a true love for him (ok, and possibly a little crush) until Cutthroat Kitchen, – which I will confess to having binge-watched […]

Nailed It presents another before/after baking disaster, courtesy of Netflix.

Nailed It Season 4 Review: Psychedelic Marshmallow Man Says It All

The second half of Netflix's Nailed It! season four had the contestants getting progressively worse if that's even possible, oh wait it is. With phallic themed challenges, cake toppers being buried alive and swallowed by quicksand and bakers being easily distracted and unable to multitask – seriously where do they find these people? Host and […]

Host Nicole Byer, co-host Jacques Torres, and guest judge Adam Scott discuss their decisions on Nailed It, courtesy of Netflix.

Nailed It Season 4 Review: A Shakespearean Comedy of Baking Errors

My favorite baking competition is back, with Nailed It dropping a fourth season on Netflix with a first-half filled with Shakespearean "comedy of horrors" and abstract representations of what not to do when baking The new season is packed with lots of energy and innovation and not the good kind that inspires people but rather[...]

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Tournament of Champions Season 1 Episode 5 Champion Is Crowned Review

A very exciting finale of Food Network's Tournament of Champions, where the randomizer proved a brutal punisher by pairing some truly unconventional items together. The competition started with ten men and six women, and the best-of-the-best remained to go head-to-head. For the West Coast, we had Brooke Williamson vs Antonia Lofaso; and for the East […]

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"Tournament of Champions" Cooks Up 3 Servings of "Girl Power" [REVIEW]

Let's give it up to the ladies on this week's edition of Food Network's Tournament of Champions, as they wiped their mixing bowls clean with the other contestants. So maybe I'm being a little "girl power" subjective here. The star chefs really stepped it up this week and showed the "new kids on the block" […]

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"Tournament of Champions": Fun, Food-Flowin' Final 8 Reveal [REVIEW]

This week on Food Network's Tournament of Champions, the underdogs continue to kick some serious butt.  Clearly just because they don't have as many wins under their belt doesn't mean they are not rockstars in the kitchen. With the exception of my pick to win the entire competition Antonia Laofaso the newer chefs are scoring […]