Monday, January 31, 2011

2/1 Chef Patricia Jinich, Trainer Brett Hoebel, Dr. Cass Ingram, Lesley Visser, Chef Kathleen Daelemans, Tobin James

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:Add Image

Chef Patricia Jinich Stops By To Give us the Whole Guacamole for Super Bowl Sunday!

Chef Patricia Jinich Chef of the Cultural Institute of Mexico will share some tips on just how avocado can be creatively incorporated into your party menu and she will also highlight some of her favorite Super Bowl recipes. Chef Jinich has worked with Chef Stephan Pyles on his PBS series New Tastes from Texas and currently has her own show, Mexican Table. She will also be adding a PBS show to the mix next Fall.

NBC's Biggest Loser Trainer Brett Hoebel Gives Us Easy “At Home” Tips on Health and Hydration for Big Results in 2011!

As the founder of Hoebel Fitness and an international fitness expert, Brett Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle coaches in New York. His integrative philosophy and body-mind approach come from his diverse experience in Eastern and Western disciplines, including his martial arts training in Afro-Brazilian capoeira and Muay Thai kickboxing, as well as his educational background in functional strength training, nutrition, yoga and holistic health. A 15-year veteran in the health and wellness industry, Hoebel has helped shape-up some of Hollywood’s finest, including Victoria Secret supermodels, A-list actors, fashion designers and music icons. When not in New York, Hoebel travels to Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to teach his programs, work with clients, study capoeira and meet with different health and fitness professionals that share his same integrative approach.

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Dr. Cass Ingram Comes to Our RESCUE - Our Cold & Flu Season Rescue!!!

Don’t spend any more money on expensive cold and flu remedies that only fight the symptoms: The cure could be right in your own cupboard …for pennies! Listen in on Cr. Cass Ingram's helpful tips!

DR. CASS INGRAM is the author of dozens of books on home remedies, including The Cure is in the Cupboard, Super Market Remedies, How to Eat Right and Live Longer, and The Cure is in the Forest. A popular speaker and prolific author on the topic of natural health, Dr. Ingram has been interviewed on more than 5,000 TV and radio programs throughout the US, Canada, and the UK.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Lesley Visser Gives us HER Take on the SUPER BOWL and Tells Us How to Protect and Care for Our Eyes While Playing Sports - How Do the Pro's Do That, Lesley? Dr. Larry Lampert Chimes in with His Expert Advice!
It’s that time of year again! Sports fans nationwide will be tuned in to the most anticipated sports event of the year – the Super Bowl. Who better to provide a sneak preview of the game than famed sportscaster Lesley Visser?

Throughout her career as a sportscaster, Lesley Visser has spent many days reporting from the sidelines exposed to intense glare from the sun and changing light conditions leaving her eyes unprotected. Years later, she realizes the impact of UV exposure and the damaging effects it has had on her eyes. She relies heavily on her vision and the ability to see clearly not only when commentating at various sporting events, such as Super Bowl XLV, but also when participating in her favorite outdoor sports and activities in her personal life. According to the World Health Organization, 3.2 million people go blind every year as a result of prolonged UV exposure. While many people know the harmful effects that UV exposure has on the skin, many do not realize that it can cause just as much damage to the eyes, contributing to long-term damage and the development of vision-related conditions. UV rays are present 365 days a year, whether it’s sunny, cloudy or in between, so it’s always important to take the proper precautions to protect the eyes – whether you’re on the sidelines or in the game.

Lesley Visser, sportscaster – known as first and only woman in Pro Football Hall of Fame, first woman to report from a Super Bowl sideline; voted Best Female Sportscaster of All Time in 2009.

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MORE ABOUT DR. LARRY LAMPERT: Dr. Larry Lampert is a board certified optometric physician and a developmental/behavioral optometrist who runs a family-based practice in Boca Raton, Fla. He is among only 450 individuals in the world that have completed a fellowship in developmental vision. Dr. Lampert specializes in sports vision training and developmental vision. As a leader in the field of sports vision, he has worked with pro athletes from the PGA, LPGA, MLB, NFL and ATP. He is a member of the American, Florida and Palm Beach optometric societies, a charter member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and is the former chairman of the Southeast Regional Clinical Seminar for the Optometric Extension Program.

Check out Dr. Larry Lampert's website for more info

Celebrity Chef Kathleen Daelemans Takes the Confusion out of Grocery Shopping for Us & Gives Us Shopping Advice on How to Select Groceries with Quality Ingredients, and Food Products That Best Fit Each Family’s Needs!

While a return to home-cooked meals continues to increase in popularity, it is often the purchasing of ingredients, not the preparation, that causes most of us to cringe in confusion. Grocery labels continue to add new descriptions to entice shoppers with assurances about their product benefits. “Reduced Fat”, “Fat Free”, “No Trans Fat”, “Low Calorie”, “Gluten-free,” “Locally Grown”, “Certified Organically Grown”, “No Preservatives”, “No MSG”, “No rBGH”, “Sugar-Free”, “100% All-Natural”, and “100% Fruit Juice” are just some of the words that bombard consumers up and down almost every aisle and every section as they shop their way through the grocery store. But what does it all mean and how can a consumer know what to believe?

Kathleen Daelemans is a Celebrity chef; “New York Times” bestselling cookbook author of “Cooking Thin and Loving Food: 200 Easy Recipes to Take You Where You Want to Be”, “Chef Kathleen’s Cooking Thin Daybook”, “Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen”, and “Getting Thin and Loving Food”; and former host of “FOOD NETWORK’S” “Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen”

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Mike & Paul Visit with Paso Robles Wine Expert Christopher Taranto!

Christopher tells us all about the HAPPENINGS in Paso Robles and the Paso Robles Wines (did you know that there are Paso Robles wine events all over the COUNTRY?) and gives us the behind the scenes insight on the MAN, honoree of the 2010 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year, Tobin James!

What happens in the wine industry when enthusiasm, irreverence and a little bit of luck blend? You get Tobin James, honored this year as the 2010 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year. The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance presented this award at the organization’s annual Wine Country Gala, held Friday evening (January 21) at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Tobin “Toby” James’ passion for the wine industry began with a job at his brother’s wine shop while attending the University of Cincinnati, when a chance encounter with Gary Eberle from Paso Robles secured himself an internship at the Estrella River Winery. Thirty-one years later the apprentice turned ambassador is at the helm of one of the most iconic brands from the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA).

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (Alliance), represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s fastest growing wine region. It encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres. For more information, visit

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

1/31 - Meaghan Rath, Willie Garson, Les Kincaid, Wendie Malick, Leeza Gibbons, Chef Aaron Sanchez, David Lyons

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Meaghan Rath Tells Us About Her Role as Sally on Being Human - Mondays (9-10 p.m. ET) on Syfy!

Born and raised in Montreal, Rath’s passion for film and television developed at a very early age. Her first professional job was a small role in director Lea Pool’s 2001 Sundance Festival hit “Lost and Delirious.” Her big break came in 2003 when she was cast as Adena Stiles on the hit Canadian TV series “15/Love,” a role she played for three seasons and for which she earned a 2006 Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series. Rath went on to land a supporting role in the independent feature film “Prom Wars” opposite Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”), Ricky Ullman (“Rita Rocks,” “Phil of the Future”) and Rachel Lefevre (“Twilight,” “New Moon”). She has also kept busy on the television side; in addition to starring as Rigby in “The Assistants,” Rath has also landed Guest Star roles in ABC Family’s “Aaron Stone” and CBC’s “18 to Life.”

Erik & Eric Chat With Willie Garson, star of USA's White Collar and Get the Behind the Scenes Scoop!

Willie Garson stars as Mozzie in USA Network’s original series WHITE COLLAR with all-new episodes from season two to premiere on Tuesday, January 18 at its new time, 10/9. The talented Garson is rarely at a loss for work, appearing in over 250 TV episodes in a wide variety of programming and over 70 feature films. His unorthodox bald and bespectacled look won over fans on “Sex and the City,” where he played Carrie’s gay best friend, Stanford Blatch. He is also well known as Henry Coffield on “NYPD Blue” and recently re-teamed with HBO and David Milch on “John from Cincinnati.” Garson will be seen next in the much-anticipated sequel to “Sex and the City” this spring.

Erik Visits with Les Kincaid to find out Who's Got the Best Wines, Today!
Les Kincaid, host of the Les Kincaid Wines & Vines Show, will tell us about some problems in growing grapes worldwide and the solutions of some wineries, winemakers and grape farmers that are producing great product and then offer it at reasonable prices. Les reminds us - Wine is Food.
Les always presents his listeners with stimulating, pro-vocative information and great interviews or discussions with interesting, intelligent, knowledgeable guests all within the wine industry. Whether they are vintners, winery owners, Sommeliers or Master Sommeliers they can all talk about wine with authority.

Wendie Malick Chimes in About Her Career AND How She's Helping Women Battle Dry Skin!

Vaseline Intensive Rescue, a line of highly therapeutic body lotions, is on a mission to rescue dry skin and make every day a good skin day for people nationwide. The brand is sending the Dry Skin Patrol, a team of real women who know what it’s like to have dry skin, on the road to put their skin and the lotion to the test at some of the country’s harshest winter activities for skin. Award-winning actress and star on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland Wendie Malick will serve as the team’s leader as they take on each challenge.

Wendie Malick was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1950 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University, from which she graduated in 1972. The 5-foot, 10-inch beauty was a Wilhelmina model in the 1970s, giving it up to go to work for Buffalo-area CongressmanJack Kemp. She quickly left Washington, DC, behind to act in the theater.

She appeared as Judith Tupper Stone in the early 1990s on the HBO comedy "Dream On"(1990) for which she won four CableACE Awards as Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Malick has proved a gifted comedienne with great comic timing and reached the height of her career as one of the stars of the sitcom "Just Shoot Me!" (1997). Malick was hilarious as the beautiful fashion editor Nina Van Horn, a neurotic and pretentious ex-model struggling with middle age. For her work on the series, Malick won a Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

On television, she has also had regular roles in the series "Trauma Center" (1983) and "Good Company" (1996) and recurring roles on "NYPD Blue" (1993), "Anything But Love" (1989), "Baywatch" (1989), "Kate & Allie" (1984), and "Frasier" (1993). She also starred in several made-for-TV movies, including Paper Dolls (1982) (TV), Dynasty: The Reunion (1991) (TV) and Perfect Body (1997) (TV). She also starred in North Shore Fish (1997) (TV) on cable TV, based on a role which she originated on stage. Malick's work has included roles in the movies The American President (1995), Scrooged (1988), and Bugsy (1991). With her distinctive voice, she is in high demand for voice-over work.

What's Cookin' Today Hour Two:

Leeza Gibbons Talks About Her New Gig as Host of AARP’s My Generation TV Show and Online as AARP’s Ambassador for Care

One of the most recognizable faces on television, Leeza Gibbons, is teaming up with AARP to once again connect with millions of people across the country. As the organization’s new Ambassador for Care, she will bring information and resources to the more than 44 million Americans who are caregivers, along with her own personal experiences. Additionally, Gibbons will return to TV as the new host of AARP’s 30-minute lifestyle TV show, My Generation, which airs nationally on PBS. (Show will debut nationally the week of Jan 31st - varies by location)** My Generation is AARP’s half-hour lifestyle series covering health, money, relationships, volunteering and how to get the most out of life. My Generation will kick off its second season in late January 2011 with inspirational and personal stories from great guests such as pop icon Olivia Newton John, opera superstar Denyce Graves, celebrity chef Guy Fieri, filmmaker Rob Reiner and actress Valerie Bertinelli. Throughout the season she’ll also talk with Martina Navratilova about health and fitness, Peter Greenberg about travel tips, as well as other AARP Ambassadors. AARP produces this 26-week series specifically geared for the 50+ audience in association with Maryland Public Television. A leader in communication through print, television and Web innovation, AARP has received the Trustees Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Seen on over 200 public TV stations nationwide, My Generation currently airs in 18 of the top 20 U.S. markets.

Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez Serves Up Tasty Tips and Recipes for Meals at Home in a “Delicioso Night In!"

Aaron Sanchez, Host of “FOOD NETWORK’S” “CHOPPED”, “BEST THING I EVER ATE”, “NEXT IRON CHEF”, AND “CHEF vs. CITY” and “THE COOKING CHANNEL’S” “HEAT SEEKERS” The host of “Food Network’s” hit shows “Chopped”, “Best Thing I Ever Ate”, “Next Iron Chef”, and “Chef vs. City” and “The Cooking Channel’s” “Heat Seekers”, celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez is the son of celebrated Mexican chef and cooking authority Zarela Martinez; and Aaron’s passion, commitment, and skills have placed him among the world’s best Latin chefs. Having begun his career with the “Food Network” as co-host of “Melting Pot” where he introduced to a national audience to his technique and creativity with contemporary interpretations of classic Latino cuisine, Aaron was nominated as the “Rising Star Chef of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation and was named to one of “People Magazine” and “People En Espanol’s” (the country’s #1 Latin Magazine) “50 Most Beautiful People”. Aarón is the owner and executive chef of Centrico restaurant and the culinary visionary behind Tacombi (Tacqueria) both in New York City. Aaron’s first restaurant, Paladar, was New York’s premiere pan-Latin restaurant for more than 10 years.

David Lyons Talks About His Role as Vince Faraday on NBC's The Cape

On “The Cape,” David Lyons stars as “The Cape”/Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. Forced into hiding and fueled by a desire to reunite with his family, he takes on the identity of “The Cape” – his son’s favorite comic book superhero. Lyons, a native of Australia, has built an impressive list of credits since graduating from Australia’s most prestigious drama school, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Most recently, Lyons completed a lead role in the Australian feature film “Swerve,” as well as a high-impact cameo opposite Julia Roberts in the Columbia Pictures film “Eat, Pray, Love.” In 2009, Lyons played a lead role in NBC’s pilot “Day One” and also starred as the charismatic Dr. Simon Brenner in season 15 of the long-running NBC series “ER.” That same year, Lyons also starred as E.T. Holiday in Australia’s Nine Network action series “Sea Patrol” and as convicted murderer Gordon Wood in the Network Ten movie “A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne.” Other feature film credits include the 2008 crime thriller “Cactus” and Jamie Blank’s 2007 horror film “Storm Warning.”

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1/28 Dine LA!-Rex Author Homer Hickman, Good Housekeeping's Samantha Cassetty, Wine Train Chef Kelly, Movie Guy Steve Evans

What's Cookin Today Hour ONE:

Dine LA's Carrie Kommers Tells Us the History of This Awesome Event!

Created in partnership with American Express and the Los Angeles restaurant industry, dineLA’s goal is to position Los Angeles as a premier dining destination by creating year-round programming and events which highlight the diversity and quality of LA’s culinary community.

Carrie conceptualized and launched the city’s official Restaurant Week event which, now in its third year, includes over 200 restaurants countywide; created and oversees the official Web site and e-newsletters; and continues to create strategic partnerships with LA restaurants, chefs and restaurateurs, high profile media partners such as the Los Angeles Times, KTLA, Los Angeles magazine and Clear Channel Radio, as well as event partners such as Artisinal LA, Wally’s Central Coast Wine Classic, LA magazine’s The Food Event, the Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food & Wine, and more. She also conceptualized and created the first-ever LA Chef Family Tree and the dineLA Restaurant Week Food Truck.

Prior to joining LA INC., Carrie served as the Director of Marketing for Culinary Adventures, an Orange County-based fine dining restaurant group, overseeing their branding and expansion into the LA market. Previous roles include marketing for the Kor Hotel Group, cooking school director, innkeeper, caterer and pastry chef. A trained chef with degrees from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute and Cal State University Long Beach where she earned a B.A. in Creative Writing, Carrie also serves on the LA Board of the California Restaurant Association as well as the City’s Official Green Restaurant Certification Program scheduled to launch in late 2010.

T-Rex A Family Man? Who Knew?!? Best-Selling Author Homer Hickam Shares the Surprising Family Life of the Ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex, and His New Novel, The Dinosaur Hunter

Dinosaurs are ever-popular in the public imagination and the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex never ceases to fascinate. Every year, it seems we learn more about these amazing animals. Recently, it was announced that a T.rex discovered in Montana had viable remnants of cellular tissue that told researchers it was not only a female but she was also pregnant! One of the men who helped discover that T.rex and also discovered two more with viable blood cells is Homer Hickam, author of The Dinosaur Hunter (St. Martin's, November, 2010). Homer is perhaps best known for his #1 New York Times best-seller Rocket Boys that was adapted into the award-winning film October Sky. Working with other bone hunters in the badlands of Montana over a ten-year period, Homer has also found many Triceratops and Torosaurus dinosaurs. In fact, so many bones of these animals were brought in to be studied by world-famous paleontologist and Jurassic Park advisor Dr. John (Jack) Horner, he has concluded these two animals were actually one and the same species. This announcement has caused a considerable stir in the world of dinosaur academia and illustrates why, according to Hickam, "there is nothing better than getting out into the field and sweating a little in the name of discovery."

Homer Hickam's latest novel is set to hit bookshelves on November 9th, 2010. Homer has most recently made appearances on all major news and broadcast networks, including NBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, The CW, AP, ABC News Radio, Voice of America, CBS Radio, Washington Times Radio, and numerous others.

Good Housekeeping Director of Nutrition, Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD Gives Us Easy Tips To Stay On Track Including:

•The Top 5 Ways to Drop 5 at work •Ideas for Brown Bag lunches •Healthier Swaps at fast food places •Tips on how to beat the office candy bowl •Ideas on how to get in some exercise at work (Just 6 five minute walks a day can lead to a 10lb weight loss over year!)

Samantha Cassetty, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietitian, became the Nutrition Director at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute in 2008. She is responsible for reporting on nutrition news and trends, noteworthy products, weight-loss tips, and Good Housekeeping's healthy diets. Prior to Good Housekeeping, Cassetty wrote nutrition and health articles for several Johns Hopkins consumer publications and edited their consumer reference books. Before that, Cassetty spent several years as the editor of She received her bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and her M.S. in nutrition from Boston University.

What's Cookin Today Hour TWO:

All ABOARD! Erik & Paul Hop on the Napa Valley Wine Train with Chef Kelly!

We are gearing up for a pretty wonderful Valentine's weekend. The Wine Train is one of the most romantic experiences available! The vintage cars that are beautifully restored, the world class restaurant -- and its groovy chef and being in the Napa Valley with all the mustard blooming in the fields! At night, the cool winter air hugs the train as it travels across the silver vineyards. Inside, lovers lean across tables and hold hands while velvet tasseled draperies sway quietly and the warm glow of light from 1915 lamps gently illuminates the intimate meal. Choo Chooooooo!

Movie Guy Steve Evans Gives us the Movie Hits and Misses!
Steve Evans, the Movie Guy, is going to tell us what we need to run out and see and what we can avoid in the movie theaters, this week! So, grab your popcorn, folks! Get your movie news and reviews right here on the What's Cookin' Today show!
Steve “The Movie Guy” will take a look at what’s hot at the box office and the new films being released this weekend including…
The Mechanic - this film stars Jason Statham as an elite assassin who forges a deadly partnership when he takes on a protege in pursuit of revenge.
The Rite - a thriller starring Anthony Hopkins about an American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican.
From Prada to Nada - a film about two, spoiled, Latina sisters from Beverly Hills who are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East LA.

What's Cookin - On Today's Show:

1/27 Joe Cahn Tailgating, Alison Brie, Anne Byrn Cake Mix Doc, Stephanie Ashcraft, Anisha Nagarajan, Soy Expert David Grotto, Celebrity Chef Katie Lee

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

The Nationally-Recognized Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe Cahn, Shares Tips on Throwing a Super Bowl Party

Let the football festivities commence! Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and fans across the country will be huddled together to watch the big game. There is no question that pizza and wings will be served, but different regions also have their own specialties. Widely known as the Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe Cahn has driven his RV over 800,000 miles, visited hundreds of cities and has eaten his way through over 650 tailgate parties. He's had it all, from BBQ ribs in Kansas City, to shrimp and crabs in Baltimore, to wild-caught salmon in Seattle, and of course, jambalaya and grilled oysters in Louisiana.

There are extreme tailgaters. And then there is Joe Cahn! As the self-proclaimed Commissioner of Tailgating, Joe may have the best job in America. He invented it. In 1996, he sold his business, the New Orleans School of Cooking, sold his house, bought a motor home and hit the road to explore what he calls "the new American community" Tailgate Parties. Joe Cahn is the world's only professional tailgater. He tailgates at college and professional football stadiums, and any other event where they party in the parking lot. Now in his twelfth season on the road, he has driven his RV over 800,000 miles, visited hundreds of cities, has seen thousands of fans and has eaten his way through over 650 tailgate parties. In addition, he has appeared on both national and local television and radio stations.

Alison Brie Stops By to Tell Us About Her Cool Role as Annie Edison on “Community!”

Alison Brie stars as Annie Edison, the adorable but tightly wound character on NBC's hit comedy "Community."
In addition to her regular role on "Community," Brie often appears on the Emmy Award-winning drama series "Mad Men" as Trudy Campbell. On the big screen, Brie will join Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Neve Campbell, and an ensemble of some of young Hollywood's finest actors -- Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, and Nico Tortorello-- in "Scre4m" ("Scream 4"). She plays Rebecca, Campbell's ambitious personal assistant who secretly envies her boss' reluctant fame and fortune. Brie also will appear in the film "Montana Amazon" with Olympia Dukakis and Haley Joel Osment, slated to be released this year. Brie was born in Hollywood, Calif., and grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena. Interested in acting at an early age, she began her career performing in community theater shows at the Jewish Community Center in Los Feliz. Her very first role was Toto in "The Wizard of Oz." After graduating from South Pasadena High School, Brie attended the California Institute of the Arts where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting. While there, she was one of the original cast members in the world premiere of "The Peach Blossom Fan," staged as the inaugural theater production at Disney's REDCAT Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. During that time Brie also studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland. Since graduating, Brie has continued to work in all forms of media, including film, television, and theater. She has performed in the Blank Theatre Company's Young Playwright's festival and in shows at the Odyssey, Write-Act and Rubicon Theatres, where she received an Indy Award for her haunting performance as Ophelia in the Rubicon's production of "Hamlet." She had performed guest spots for Comedy Central and Disney's "Hannah Montana" as well as leading roles in some independent films before landing her role on "Mad Men."

Anne Byrn Tells Us All About Her New Book, The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free!

Thirty million Americans are gluten-intolerant or have a gluten sensitivity, and must eliminate wheat flour from their diets. The food industry has bullishly taken notice. The number of gluten-free baking products on grocery shelves has increased sevenfold in recent years and includes cake mixes from Betty Crocker, King Arthur, Whole Foods, and others. Many fans of Anne Byrn's Cake Mix Doctor® series have also become aware, because they have children or others in their family who are gluten-sensitive. When she began getting their letters asking for help to solve the dessert problem, Anne came up with the perfect solution. THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR® BAKES GLUTEN-FREE, which includes recipes that transform gluten-free cake mixes into those classic American cakes and sweets that were until now impossible to enjoy on a gluten-free diet.

About the author: Anne Byrn is the author of the bestselling Cake Mix Doctor series, with over 3.3 million copies in print. Her previous book was THE CAKE MIX DOCTOR RETURNS. Anne makes frequent appearances on Good Morning America and QVC. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family, and her website is

Erik & Eric Talk With Hayes MacArthur About His Role as Rex on NBC's "Perfect Couples!"

Hayes MacArthur plays Rex, one half of the couple who strives to be perfect, on “Perfect Couples.” MacArthur recently starred in the feature film “Life As We Know It,” starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, and can be seen in the newly released DreamWorks comedy “She’s Out of my League” opposite Jay Baruchel. MacArthur’s additional television credits include guest starring on the critically acclaimed comedy “Worst Week,” as well as guest stars roles on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Entourage.” MacArthur also starred in the pilot “This Might Hurt,” directed by Jason Winer, who also collaborated with him on the pilot “The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend,” which MacArthur starred in, wrote and produced. MacArthur is currently writing a feature length comedy for DreamWorks.

What's Cookin Today Hour TWO:

Stephanie Ashcraft, NYT Best-Selling Author, slides into Super Bowl Sunday using these tasty star-ingredients to feed the game-day frenzy!

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching and footballs fans across the country will be gathering together to watch the big game. What better way to serve a hungry gang than with two crowd-pleasers: meatballs and BBQ?
Build Your Own Slider Bar! When it comes to game-day entertaining, there’s no better way feed fans than by using traditional favorite foods, like BBQ and meatballs in an all-new way. The recipes have to be simple to prepare (of course!) so no one misses a second of the game. What brings these favorites together? A build-your-own-slider bar using Casa Di Bertacchi Meatballs and Byron’s BBQ, both available at Sam’s Club stores nationwide.

To create a game-winning slider bar, place dishes of BBQ and meatballs dishes on a table. Warm buns in the oven and place in basket alongside the all-star dishes. Then, offer guests a variety of favorite toppings (slaw, tomato slices, pickles lettuce, marinara sauce and cheese, just to name a few) and place on table. Fans can assemble their snacks as they please and no one goes home hungry! For more information about Byron’s BBQ and Casa Di Bertacchi meatballs or additional recipes, please visit

Anisha Nagarajan Tells Us About Behind The Scenes Life on NBC's "Outsourced!"

Anisha Nagarajan stars in NBC comedy “Outsourced” as Madhuri, who works in the call center for Mid America Novelties and is a bit of a wallflower who suffers from extreme shyness. Nagarajan originated the lead role of Priya in the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and AR Rahman's “Bombay Dreams.” Other Broadway and off-Broadway credits include the Grammy-nominated “Hair” (Actor's Fund Benefit, New Amsterdam Theatre) and “Snapshots” (45th Street Theatre). Her regional theater credits include “Princesses” (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), “The Wiz” (La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego), and “RENT” (Hangar Theatre, Ithaca). Nagarajan’s television and film credits include “Ugly Betty,” “Hope and a Little Sugar,” and “The Trident.” She performed for the President and Queen Elizabeth at Winfield House, Regents Park, London in 2004 and has also performed at Carnegie Hall and with Grammy and Oscar winner AR Rahman at the Hollywood Bowl.

David Grotto RD, LDN Tells Us the Many Health Benefits of Whole Soy and How To Think Like a Dietitian at the Grocery Store and On the Go!

The 2010 Dietary Guidelines encourages Americans to achieve a healthy weight by eating an appropriate number of calories, limiting solid fats and added sugars, and following a nutrient-rich, plant-based diet. Soybeans are the only plant-based protein source that contain all nine essential amino acids, making them a source of high-quality, complete protein. A recently published Journal of Nutrition Supplement, which explored the nutrition and health effects of whole soy, reveals whole soy offers protective benefits against breast cancer, improves heart health, and supplies vital nutrients to the body. Even just one daily serving of whole soy, rich in anti-oxidants, potassium, and fiber, can greatly improve your overall health. So how can you incorporate soy into your daily routine without feeling overwhelmed? Registered Dietitian Dave Grotto shares some simple changes that can make a world of difference in your diet.

David Grotto, RD, LDN, author of 101 Optimal Life Foods and 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, has worked in various clinical and food service settings. He’s even tried his hand as a broadcaster where he hosted his own radio show called Let’s Talk Health, CHICAGO! He also hosted the national health-focused television show Health & Lifestyles, Weekly. Enjoying working in a media setting, Dave proudly served as a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, a position he held for over six years. He is now the founder and president of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition consulting firm that provides nutrition communications, lecturing and consulting services, and also offers personalized at-home dietary services. Dave lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; and two-female dogs Abbey and Gracie and feels he is an expert in unopposed estrogen. Check out recipes at and find out more about soy at!

Celebrity Check Katie Lee Tells Us How To Plan a Winning BIG GAME Party While Helping Your Community!

With the Big Football Game upon us, many Americans plan to entertain at home with the warmth of good company and great food. Entertaining and lifestyle expert Katie Lee encourages us to entertain our friends and family while also giving back to those in need.

Through her volunteer work at the Food Bank For New York City and Feeding America®, Katie is committed to giving back. She will share her top tips to make your Big Game parties fun, delicious and ultimately fulfilling! Katie Lee will also announce the winner of the 2010 Chex® Mix Recipe Contest. As part of this year’s contest, Chex® cereal donated $2 to Feeding America for every daily vote cast at, up to $25,000. On the 27th, Katie Lee will announce the total amount being donated to help those in need. Want the recipe? Go to! Oh, fine. Because our CRN listeners are Sooooooo Gooood, we'll give it to you right here!

Chex® Mix

Chex® Cajun Kick

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

  • 2 cups Corn Chex® cereal
  • 2 cups Rice Chex® cereal
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
  • 2 cups bite-size pretzel twists
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper sauce
  1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, pretzels and nuts.
  2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in Creole seasoning and pepper sauce. Pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Store in airtight container.

28 Servings (1/2 cup each)

1 Serving: Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 80); Total Fat 9g (Saturated Fat 2.5g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 380mg; Total Carbohydrate 14g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 3g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 20%, Vitamin D 2%, Folic Acid 20%
Exchanges: : 1 Starch, 1 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 1

Katie's broad culinary experience ranges from hosting the first season of Bravo’s hit reality series, Top Chef, to her own culinary and lifestyle columns published in Cosmopolitan and Hamptons Magazine. Katie is the author of two books, The Comfort table and The Comfort Table: Everyday Occasions. She regularly appears as a Special Correspondent, covering food and fashion for The Early Show and serves has served on the Judges panel on Food Network’s, Iron Chef America. Outside of her culinary adventures, Katie sits on the Celebrity Board for Feeding America and is a member of the Junior Committee for New Yorkers for Children. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time in her organic garden, traveling, surfing and playing with her pug Fionula. For more info about Katie, check out her website at!

What's Cookin - On Today's Show:

1/26 LG's Texting Finalist, iVillage Serena Kappes, AARP Pres. Lee Hammond, Food Net's Andreann Geise, Trident Wine's Neno Skoric, Dr. Joseph Maroon

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Hannah Elaine Sauvarin and Olivia Burton LG Texting Finalists Visits with Erik & Paul

Hannah and Olivia will tell us they got involved in this competition, the differences in technique or style between the texters from one country to another, if they rely on texting more than other form of communication with friends and the big MONEY question - If either of them IS crowned champion, what will they do with the winnings?

On Wednesday, January 26th the LG Mobile World Cup will give participants from 16 countries a chance to show off the speed and accuracy of their text messaging skills, in hopes of winning a check in the amount of $100,000 US Dollars and bragging rights as the “World’s Fastest Texters.” The worldwide competition began back in May with a series of contests across 16 countries including the US, South Africa, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil and El Salvador. During the competition, players will compete by typing phrases in their native language on their latest LG handsets. The phrases must be exactly correct, with no typos or abbreviations, and entered faster than the other opponents. Representing the US will be the US 2010 National Texting Championship winner 13-year-old Brianna Hendrickson from Brooklyn, New York. On the morning of January 26th, finalist Brianna Hendrickson and additional World Cup contestants will discuss their strategy heading into the big competition later that afternoon.

Serena Kappes Tells Us Her Picks for iVillage's Entertainment Awards

Just in time for red-carpet season and on the heels of successful traffic growth for its Entertainment Channel, iVillage, the essential digital brand for women, returns this winter with the 2nd Annual iVillage Entertainment Awards, the online community’s women-centric celebrity awards program. The iVillage Entertainment Awards celebrate the actresses, actors, characters, scenes, shows, movies and more that had the iVillage community of women buzzing in 2010 – with categories including “Sexiest Onscreen Chemistry,” “Man You’d Trade Your Husband For,” “Star Who Makes Us Proud to Be a Woman” and “Cutest Celebrity Mini-Me.”

Serena Kappes, iVillage Entertainment Editor, announced the nominations and opened voting today at The complete list of categories and nominations can be also found at, along with exclusive video, celebrity picks and an extensive interview with Kappes about the awards. Celebrity winners will be announced on February 22. Fans can also gather, connect and debate nominees at and

Lee Hammond, AARP President Meets with Erik & Paul to Go Discuss the State of the Union Address and What it Means to Us!

Currently, ex officio member of AARP Board's Governance and Compensation Committee and the Compensation Subcommittee. Former member and chair of the board of directors, Holly Foundation. Formerly served on the Wor-Wic Community College Advisory Board.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Chef Andreann Geise- Food Network Competition Winner
Andreann grew up in the restaurant business and was inspired by her late father who passed away in 2008 to submit a recipe to The Ultimate Recipe Showdown hosted by the Food Network’s Guy Fieri. She ended up winning first place in its category with her Tongue Tantalizing BBQ Pork recipe and took second with her Blushing She Crab Soup with a Twist. The Great Taste Challenge at the famous Bon Appetite Supper Club is where she won her 2nd title that led to a recent adventure with Chef Fabio Viviani. Andreann has a love for making Carolina Coastal comfort cuisine but she also has a Greek background as well, which she is sharing as the Executive Chef of Mykonos, her new Mediterranean (with low country flair!) restaurant that recently opened on New Years Eve in Myrtle Beach. She also has a very interesting past – she was actually a veterinarian before becoming a chef!

Neno Skoric Talks to us About the Latest Wine Picks from Trident Wines!

Trident Wines have the inside scoop on all the wines from Barbados and the Southern Caribbean! Trident Wines is a company with 15 years of unparalleled wine and spirits expertise.

Trident Wines offer the same personalized service and advice that has built us a reputation as the most knowledgeable wholesalers of fine wines in Barbados and the southern Caribbean.

Dr. Joseph Maroon, 70-Year Old Tri-Athlete and Author Shares His Tips for a LONGER and HEALTHIER Life!

We are all looking for the “Fountain of Youth”, yet few of us have or will find it. But there is one person who has found it, and is sharing some of its best-kept secrets for a longer, healthier life. Dr. Joseph Maroon, author of The Longevity Factor (and did we mention a 70-year old Tri-Athlete?!?!) is available to share some of his best tips and tricks to beat Father Time and stay “forever young”. In October 2010, Dr. Maroon once again gained national attention when, at age 70 he finished his third Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, beating his prior time by over 20 minutes. He attributes his intense workout regimen coupled with extensive nutritional supplementation as providing not only physical endurance, but also the youthful mental endurance and improved focus needed in his profession as a neurosurgeon.
Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., is a world renowned neurosurgeon, and team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is regarded as a premiere specialist in the surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain and spine, particularly with microscopic and minimally invasive procedures. He has researched and written extensively on nutritional topics and has recently authored two books, Fish Oil: the Natural Anti-Inflammatory, and The Longevity Factor. Dr. Maroon has successfully maintained his personal athletic interests through participation in 9 marathons and more than 70 Triathlons and 7 Ironman distance races.

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