Emmy-Worthy Eats: Outstanding Performance in the Kitchen

by in Events, Recipes, September 16th, 2011

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This Sunday marks the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, at which your favorite sitcoms, reality shows and TV movies will be awarded for their humor, drama, directing and more. This year, host an Emmy-watching party, and celebrate your favorite nominees with some themed eats in their honor. We have everything from Michael Scott’s awesome Bloomin’ Onion to Liz Lemon’s Lemon Pasta.  Check out our star-studded menu below for quick and easy dishes that will steal the show.

bloomin onion

Michael Scott, former manager at The Office, once ordered from Chili’s an Awesome Blossom, with “extra awesome.” If you ask us, Food Network Magazine’s Almost-Famous Bloomin’ Onion (pictured above) is just as awesome as Michael’s. Though he later orders Baby Back Ribs, a few of Sunny Anderson’s sizzling Steak Fajitas, another Chili’s classic, may be a less messy option at this black-tie affair.

chicken and waffles

California cooking more your style, like it is Mildred Pierce’s? Our Chicken and Waffles recipe from Food Network Magazine (pictured above) is so good, you could practically serve it at a restaurant.

lemon pasta with roasted shrimp

Celebrate Tina Fey’s Lead Actress nomination for her role as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock with Ina’s recipe for Lemon Pasta With Roasted Shrimp from Food Network Magazine.  Still working on your night cheese like Liz? Giada’s gooey Grilled Cheese With Spinach and Pancetta is a go-to favorite, but try not to sing while you’re eating it.

fresh mint martini

No party is complete without drinks, especially on Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire. Raise a glass to your favorite shows with our Fresh Mint Martini from Food Network Magazine (pictured above). This light and refreshing sipper is a twist on the classic version, while Ina’s Whiskey Sours are similar to other Prohibition Cocktails. Serve these along with Easy Toast Toppers, Giada’s Italian Fried Olives and more Best Supporting Snacks for simple, eat-with-your-hands appetizers.

Still hungry? While the stars head off to their after parties, sink your teeth into Food Network Magazine’s Red-Carpet Cookies. Ready in just minutes, these sweet endings are the ideal finale to any winning show.

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Comments (3)

  1. andrea says:

    My friends and I look forward to this night each year. We vote for our personal favorites and can't wait to see if our favorite stars are the favorites of everyone else. I am planning my grocery list now! I can't wait to try some of these yummy ideas and share them with my guests! My favorites are the "Best Supporting Snacks!" I hope the lemon pasta is an easy fix….sounds absolutely scrumptious! What a blast this is going to be!

  2. edeboldaustin says:

    Speaking of cocktails…I need help! I just made a batch of candy corn infused vodka and need a drink recipe for a cocktail party we are helping to host. I would love to make a "punch" like beverage that we can put in a punch bowl or large galloon dispenser for self-serve. We tried the cordial recipe that FoodNetwork.com has, but it uses egg whites and I am afraid to have those sit out over a long period of time. Any suggestions?

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