by Julie Hines in Recipes, July 21st, 2017
by Allison Milam in Recipes, July 21st, 2017
The best part about hosting a cookout is socializing with friends and family around the grill. You don’t want to be stuck inside cooking different parts of the meal when guests arrive, which is where prepping ahead comes into play. Choose meals that you can prepare in advance, so the only thing that needs to happen when you want to eat, is check on whatever is grilling. A little bit of prep work takes the stress out of summer dinner parties and makes these grilled meals a cinch to cook.
Slow-Grilled Chipotle Chicken Tacos (pictured above)
Make-your-own meals are the key to success for a stress-free party. This chicken gets a half-hour marinade and then cooks low and slow, so get started on the prep work about 2 hours before anyone is going to show up. When you’re ready to eat, heat up tortillas and scallions on the grill and carve the bird.
by Joel Raneri in Shows, July 21st, 2017
No amount of high-powered AC can cure us from our warm-weather woes this week. You have to step outside at some point, right? That said, we’re cooling down any way we can — and so are our social feeds — with icy frozen treats that are as creative as they are cooling.
Layered Watermelon Ice Pops (pictured above)
A juicy slice of watermelon is bound to cool you down after one bite, but these layered frozen beauties take it one step further. The rind is made from sweet, pureed avocado, and the seeds are mini chocolate chips!
by Amy Reiter in News, July 19th, 2017
On Saturday morning, The Kitchen goes country as the co-hosts make some of their favorite down home dishes like Low Country Boil and a Southern Peach Julep. Plus, The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, stops by and makes her Blueberry Cobbler. Then, Tiffani Thiessen is making breakfast for dinner, and on Friday evening, Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood are taking a southern road trip to some of Georgia’s best dishes.
On Sunday morning, Tia Mowry is joined in the kitchen by Kelly Rowland as they make a meal to enjoy during their girls’ night in. On Sunday evening, Flavortown Market is taken over by food bloggers on Guy’s Grocery Games, and the remaining finalists must make a 15-minute weeknight meal while streaming to a live audience.
by Colleen Park in Recipes, July 18th, 2017
Picture this: You’re at a hip restaurant and order something designed to appeal to the social media set, something that straddles the line between comfortable and exotic that’s begging to be snapped and shared with all your Instagram followers.
But when your down-home “cheeseburger dumplings” or comely pink cocktail with a “crown” of rainbow sprinkles rimming the glass or clever chicken and waffles featuring “free-range crispy fried chicken, 6 hour brined and sous-vide for extra tenderness & flavor” arrives at your table, you pull out your phone only to realize — horrors! — the lighting is all off, your phone battery is run down and getting the right angle is going to prove particularly challenging.
What to do?
by FN Dish Editor in Food Network Chef, Shows, July 17th, 2017
Once you start seeing heat waves outside (and maybe even inside), it’s harder to even think about standing by a hot stove or oven. On those days, try these no-cook summer recipes for easy, satisfying meals you can make in under an hour.
Chicken Summer Rolls
What’s summer without summer rolls? These Vietnamese-style rolls are packed with crunchy veggies, refreshing herbs, rice and even some shredded rotisserie chicken for protein. To “cook” the rice paper, dip the sheets in warm water until they soften slightly, enough to form a shell for the rolls.
by Amy Reiter in News, July 17th, 2017
For years Guy Fieri has explored America, seeking out the best spots on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Now, he is sharing that experience with his family as they hit the road for the classic American tradition — a family road trip from sea to shining sea! On Friday, August 18 at 9|8c, Guy, his wife, Lori, and his sons, Hunter and Ryder, load up their RV to hit the road on a vacation they will never forget. From rafting in the Grand Canyon and rolling down Route 66 to creole cooking in New Orleans and pit stops stuffed with campfire feasts, this road trip is full of great food, iconic locations and big adventure.
by Maria Russo, July 16th, 2017
It may never have occurred to you to think much about those stickers you find on some fruits and vegetables you bring home from the grocery store, apart from cursing them when they’re hard to peel off. But those little stickers on your apples and avocados are actually worth stopping to consider.
Here are eight things to know about them:
by Samantha Lande in Restaurants, July 16th, 2017
The nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greate...
by Eric Kim in Restaurants, July 15th, 2017
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.
Chefs may have a reputation for being choosy when it comes to dining out, but it seems the pickiest palates actually belong to their children. Luckily in a city like Chicago, there are plenty of places that cater to those tiniest of food critics. Read on to find out where the pros go to score kid-friendly snacks. Read more
National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday, July 16. Though most will reach for the usual contenders — vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint chip — a few scoop shops are going rogue with savory ingredients.
In an age when salt is more than welcome in sweets and is said to even enhance the latter (think salted caramel and potato chip cookies), it only makes sense to push the boundaries of ice cream flavors as well.
But how savory would you go?