Chocolate lovers won’t just lick these bowls clean — they’ll eat them whole. To make some yourself, temper one pound semisweet chocolate. Dip the top of a partially inflated balloon in the chocolate, flip the balloon back up and twirl it to distribute the chocolate. Hold the balloon upright and let dry for about aRead more »
Treat yourself to a road trip like no other: We found America’s best spots for chocolate lovers, from coast to coast.
On game day, fake out your guests with this nacho platter from Food Network Magazine — it’s really dessert. Follow this easy step-by-step guide and whip up a nacho cheesecake in no time. While you’re at it, try your hand at another one of the magazine’s wacky and creative cakes.
Food Network Magazine has the recipe and tips for the Perfect Fondue. Here’s how to master the melting: 1. Use room-temperature cheese: Grate the cheese straight out of the fridge, then let it come to room temperature before melting. 2. Keep the heat low: Overcooked cheese is tough and rubbery. Melt it slowly, stir constantlyRead more »
Food Network Magazine found a year’s worth of wacky races that test your endurance — and your appetite. JANUARY Go Nut Donut Run, Greenville, S.C. If you think running four miles is tough, try doing it after eating six glazed doughnuts at the two-mile mark. This event, held for the first time last January, wasRead more »
We’re not in the business of doling out financial advice, but we hear gold is up in value — all the more reason to buy some for your next batch of brownies. Get a booklet of “transfer” edible gold leaf (about $40 for 15 three-inch-square sheets; lagoldleaf.com), then brush the top of already-baked brownies withRead more »
Each month, Food Network Magazine puts chefs from Food Network Kitchens to the test: Create three recipes that put a new spin on a pantry staple like mixed nuts or hummus. Instant coffee makes for a great cup of Joe, but it’s even better when added to both sweet and savory dishes. This month, LeahRead more »
These gingerbread houses look like they could be from a holiday episode of Food Network Challenge, but they’re not the creations of a pro baker or sugar artist — they’re the handiwork of 11-year-old Lydia Gentry, who has snagged first place in her age group at the National Gingerbread Competition in Asheville, N.C., for threeRead more »
Serve coffee with a holiday twist: Make your own Christmas-themed sugar cubes. You’ll need small silicone candy molds, granulated sugar and food coloring (we found our molds at firstimpressionsmolds.com, starting at $8). Mix 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cold water and 12 drops of red or green food coloring, then fill the molds with theRead more »
Each month, Food Network Magazine puts chefs from Food Network Kitchens to the test: Create three recipes that put a new spin on a pantry staple like apple juice or mixed nuts. Creamed corn is a staple around the holidays, but how do you jazz up the canned version without doing the same ol’ boringRead more »