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On a sizzling summer Friday, our very own Matthew Merril brought some cool relief to viewers of Fox 5 DC’s popular midday show, the Lion Lunch Hour. The program aired live at 11:00 AM on June 21, 2024 – and now can be viewed on-demand at: , the segment showcased Matthew’s culinary prowess and charm as he whipped up delicious and refreshing treats perfect for beating the heat.

The Lion Lunch Hour, hosted by the dynamic duo Marissa Mitchell and Chad Pergram, is known for its engaging mix of current events, lifestyle tips, and entertainment news. Matthew’s appearance was a highlight of the day’s broadcast, bringing a youthful energy and expert cooking skills to the show’s kitchen segment.

During his time on air, Matthew demonstrated how to make an incredibly simple yet delectable no-churn ice cream using just three ingredients: heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and crushed Oreos. But he didn’t stop there! Matthew then transformed this homemade ice cream into mouthwatering blondie ice cream sandwiches, describing blondies as “the perfect combination between a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie.”

The hosts were clearly impressed, with Chad eagerly digging into the finished product and proclaiming it “really good!” Marissa was equally enthused, praising Matthew’s creativity and skill.

Beyond the cooking demonstration, Matthew shared insights into his journey as a young chef and social media influencer. He spoke about his studies in hospitality at Cornell University and how he balances content creation with college life. Matthew also touched on his cookbook, “Teen Baking Bootcamp,” which he impressively wrote during his senior year of high school.

“Doing social media has been the best creative outlet for me,” Matthew shared with viewers. “I get to really express my love for food but also media.”

For those who missed the live broadcast, Fox 5 DC typically makes segments available on their website ( and their Fox 5 DC mobile app and is available at:

The Lion Lunch Hour airs weekdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, bringing a mix of local and national news, weather updates, and lifestyle segments to viewers in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

Matthew’s appearance on the Lion Lunch Hour is just the latest in his rising career as a chef and influencer. Stay tuned to this site for more updates on Matthew’s adventures in the kitchen and beyond!

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