by Foodlets in Recipes, March 28th, 2017
by FN Dish Editor in View All Posts, March 27th, 2017
There’s something so satisfying about serving a warm casserole for dinner, especially when it covers all the bases by combining a protein, grain and vegetable. But there’s more to love about the casseroles we’re talking about today: You can almost always prep them ahead of time or double them up as you go. Make one for now, and save the other in the freezer for later or for a friend.
Chicken, Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pasta Fake-Bake (pictured above)
Not every casserole requires hours of time in the oven. Rachael Ray saves time by cooking the pasta, sausage and veggies separately, then popping the whole casserole under the broiler for a few minutes at the end.
by Amy Reiter in News, March 27th, 2017
Kids BBQ Championship is back for Season 2 on Monday, May 1 at 8|7c, with more kid grill masters along with co-hosts Damaris Phillips and Eddie Jackson leading the fiery action. Each episode finds four young chefs entering the outdoor ranch kitchen for two rounds of red-hot challenges, which can include barbecuing baby back ribs, cooking hearty chuck wagon meals and more. A rotating roster of guest judges, including Shannon Ambrosio, Diva Q, Jess Pryles, Roger Mooking, Kent Rollins and Michael Mixon, will also be on hand to critique the kids’ grilling prowess. The most-successful kid competitor in each episode will win $10,000 and BBQ glory.
Visit FoodNetwork.com/KidsBBQ for more on the challenges and the competitors. Fans can weigh in on their favorite moments on social media using the hashtag #KidsBBQ.
by Rachel Trujillo in Food Network Chef, In Season, Recipes, March 27th, 2017
Someone on Twitter posted pictures (apparently originally shared by someone else on Instagram) of two very unusual sandwiches on yummy-looking baguettes — one featuring “liquorice allsorts” (those colorful, stripey, sugary, sometimes fruity, gelatinous liquorice candies) and another boasting slices of “chocolate orange” and lettuce, but “no butter.”
by Samantha Lande in Restaurants, March 26th, 2017
While Italian comfort food seems to fit the winter bill, Giada De Laurentiis proves that there are some fresher takes that are prefect for our transition into spring. By incorporating seasonal produce like artichokes, asparagus and strawberries — and balancing them out with hearty ingredients like ciabatta bread, mascarpone and bowtie pasta — she bridges the winter-spring gap seamlessly.
Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast
In place of the usual ham, try introducing a pork roast to your Easter dinner menu this year. This one is blanketed with crispy pancetta, which means it’s certainly not lacking for flavor.
by Amy Reiter in News, March 26th, 2017
Movie nights are the perfect excuse for nibbling on sweet and salty snacks. When it comes time to watch the action unfold on the screen at home or in the cinema, even chefs who spend their days making masterful dishes prefer to cozy up with low-fuss fare. Here are some of their flick-ready favorites. Read more
by Foodlets in In Season, Recipes, March 25th, 2017
White chocolate has its devout fans, who think it’s the best chocolate, and its equally dedicated detractors, who may even question whether it really deserves to be called “chocolate” at all.
Those who fall into the former camp will be happy to hear they’ve scored a victory that will melt in their mouth, not in their hand. White chocolate M&M’s (or M&M’s White Chocolate, as they will officially be known) will arrive in stores in May — and they will be there to stay.
by Joel Raneri in Shows, March 24th, 2017
Something new has happened in our house this year. We’ve become a two-bundle family — in terms of asparagus, this is. One dainty parcel of asparagus, wrapped in a single rubber band, won’t cut it anymore. That’s because every time I cook a pound of asparagus, my husband and our four small rascals hoover that stuff up so fast I hardly have time to snag a spear myself.! So we’ve graduated. And it’s for the best. Now if I could just decide on which of these dishes to start with.
Ina Garten’s Roasted Asparagus (pictured above)
If you’ve never cooked asparagus before, and certainly if this is your children’s first taste of it, you must start with this classic recipe. Only the Barefoot Contessa could use so few ingredients to generate a fan-favorite dish with more than 300 user reviews.
by Amy Reiter in News, March 24th, 2017
It’s finally spring, and what better way to celebrate than by getting a fresh batch of delicious recipes from some of your favorite Food Network chefs? On Saturday morning, Trisha Yearwood is visiting a farm with her sister, Beth, and they’re making an entire menu inspired by eggs. Then, the co-hosts on the kitchen are sharing some of their cheesiest recipes and Valerie Bertinelli is making a So-Cal menu with a Mexican twist.
On Sunday evening, four more Triple G winners are returning to Flavortown Market, and their first challenge is to make a steakhouse dinner without any fresh meat or seafood. Then, on Spring Baking Championship the bakers are overhauling classic Napoleons and it’s all about royalty when the bakers must make a cake for a Disney Princess-themed party on Cake Wars: Champs.
by Colleen Park in Recipes, March 24th, 2017
Pasta lovers, rejoice. Living (and eating!) like an Italian could be the key to a long, healthy life.
Geographically, Italy may sit in the southern part of Europe, but its health is apparently tops. The Mediterranean nation is No. 1 on the newly released Bloomberg Global Health Index, a ranking of 163 countries by healthfulness around the globe. Italy’s healthiness may be attributable to the country’s cuisine, with its emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and fish, and extra virgin olive oil, BloombergMarkets suggests.
On weeknights, we just want to get dinner done, the sooner the better. On the weekend though, we’re ready for a challenge – like planning a multi-course meal with dishes our guests will remember for weeks to come. Here are 5 recipes to help you show your cooking prowess and plan a dinner party menu to dazzle friends and family.
Pea Pesto Crostini
Keep things easy for the appetizer round with a light and bright starter. The 12-minute recipe features a simple pesto with peas, garlic, Parmesan and olive oil.