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We celebrated everything from cereal and biscuits to barbecue and cocktails this week on “Cooking Today.”  Host Sunny Anderson brought to air her contagious energy, her love for food, and her Grandma Williams!

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Host, Sunny Anderson talking about National Cereal Day.

1 Host, Sunny Anderson talking about National Cereal Day.

Sunny brought a variety of cereals in for us to try.

2 Sunny brought a variety of cereals in for us to try.

Steve chose the Special K, the cereal closest to Corn Flakes, which is his favorite.

3 Steve chose the Special K, the cereal closest to Corn Flakes, which is his favorite.

Sunny and I had some of the Cookie Crisp - a sweet treat in breakfast form.

4 Sunny and I had some of the Cookie Crisp - a sweet treat in breakfast form.

Sunny also presented me and Steve with a box of her all-time favorite cereal - Raisin Bran.

5 Sunny also presented me and Steve with a box of her all-time favorite cereal - Raisin Bran.

Lynnette Marrero - mixologist and owner of Drinks at 6 Consulting

6 Lynnette Marrero - mixologist and owner of Drinks at 6 Consulting

Lynnette shaking up the ingredients for the first drink.

7 Lynnette shaking up the ingredients for the first drink.

Electric Ladyland

8 Electric Ladyland

Lavender Sage Sling

9 Lavender Sage Sling

Lady McB

10 Lady McB

Lynnette Marrero and Sunny Anderson

11 Lynnette Marrero and Sunny Anderson

When thinking about what 1-0-1 tips she wanted to share with us this week, Sunny decided to focus on biscuit making.  And what better person to help us out, than her very own Grandmother?!

Plus, we had the pleasure of speaking with Reed Alexander of Nickelodeon's iCarly about his website Kewl Bites, which focuses on healthy eating for young people.

After celebrating National Cereal Day with some of our old favorites, and learning about YouTube's upcoming Food Channel from Electus CEO Bruce Seidel, we closed out the week with one of our favorite mixologists, Lynnette Marrero.  Owner of DrinksAt6 Consulting and President of the New York City Chapter of Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC), Lynnette once again treated our tastebuds to some of her originally crafted cocktail creations.  Check out her recipes below!

Electric Ladyland
1 1/2 ounces Pisco Encanto
1/2 ounce lime juice
Rose Jam
Prosecco
Small Rosebud for garnish

Directions:
1. In a shaker filled with ice, combine the Pisco Encanto with the lime juice and Rose Jam.
2. Shake well and pour into a flute.
3. Top with Prosecco and use the small rosebud to garnish.

Lavender Sage Sling
3/4 ounce lemon
1/2 ounce honey
1 ounce Lavender and sage infused with Bianco vermouth
2 ounces gin
1 ounce soda 

Lady Mc B 
1 ounce Great King Street
1/2 ounce Orangerie
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce Lillet Rouge
1/2 ounce Cio Ciaro
2 dashes orange bitters
Bar spoon cherry jam

Directions:
1. In an ice filled shaker, combine the Great King Street, Orangerie, lemon juice, and Lillet Rouge with the Cio Ciaro, orange bitters and a spoono of cherry jam.
2. Shake and double strain up into a coupe.

If you missed today's show, you have another chance to catch it tonight at 10 p.m. ET, and check out some highlights from this past week below.

“Cooking Today,” airs live each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT, on Sirius XM 110.  Be sure to tune in Monday, March 12th when John DeLucie, chef and proprietor of New York’s The Lion and Crown restaurants, joins us to host!

Sunny's grandma, Geneva Williams, demystifies biscuits for us.

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Reed Alexander talks about his love for cooking, which inspired his website.

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