Cooking Extras

Sunny's Cookbook

Order your copy of Sunny's first-ever cookbook.

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Sunny's Chopped Success

Besting three fellow chefs, Sunny earned Round 1 glory.

Exclusive Interview with Sunny

Sunny's Signature Dishes 39 Videos

Find out how Sunny puts her spin on classic comfort foods.

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About the Show

With an understanding of everyday life and the belief that real people deserve down-to-earth, delicious meals, Sunny Anderson offers real food for real life. Cooking for Real serves up solutions for easy-to-prepare, fantastic-tasting menus. Sunny elevates the everyday meal by taking affordable, easy-to-find, easy-to-use ingredients and infusing them with diverse influences and rich, rewarding flavor. Sunny's fresh, uncomplicated approach to classic comfort foods, along with her passion for interpreting the flavors of her unique travels, brings a bright style to delectable, down-home dishes.

About the Host

Sunny Anderson

Sunny serves as a fun-loving host on The Kitchen and dishes out down-to-earth recipes on Home Made in America and Cooking for Real.

Most Popular Recipes

All Cooking for Real Recipes

Collard Green Pesto Linguine

Easy BBQ Short Ribs

Stuffed Tomatoes

Plantain Stuffing

King's Greens

Steak Soup

Great Grilled Asparagus

Twice-Fried and Mashed Green Plantains (Tostones)

Sans Souci Punch

Sunny Side Up Burger

Shake Shots

Goat Cheese and Thyme Crackers

Crisp Salad with Spicy Ranch Dressing

Sunny's Simple Crabcakes with Celery Root Remoulade

Ricotta Ravioli with Spinach Pesto

Crunchy Sweet Brussels Sprout Salad

Beefy Butternut Squash Chili

Red Cabbage Slaw

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Sweet Lime Vinaigrette

Bangin' Bruschetta

Sunny's Fish Escovitch