All Posts By Michelle Buffardi

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

by in Uncategorized, March 2nd, 2012
chicken cacciatore

Add a new chicken dish to your reperatoire.

Feel like chicken tonight? This classic dinnertime staple is anything but routine with our favorite healthy chicken recipes — try one of these twists on old favorites, or something brand-new this week...

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Bobby Flay’s Tacos and Tequila Party

by in Events, October 3rd, 2011

bobby flay at tacos and tequila
For those who love tacos, tequila and mingling with the most famous chefs of the food world, then The Art of the Taco party was the place to be on Saturday night. The event, part of the New York City Wine and Food Festival, was hosted by Bobby Flay, who is famous for the catchphrase, “Tacos, Yo.” Flay manned his Mesa Grill taco station, serving guests mini smoked salmon tacos. But Bobby wasn’t the only star around, all the chefs were out that night — Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern, Geoffrey Zakarian, Scott Conant, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, Marc Forgione, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Aaron Sanchez and Anne Burrell were at the party too, and I even heard there was a Guy Fieri sighting.

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Enter For a Chance To Win a Copy of Guy Fieri’s New Cookbook: Guy Fieri Food

by in Books, Contests, June 8th, 2011

guy fieri food cookbook
Guy Fieri and his dad prefer to spend Father’s Day grilling out in Guy’s Santa Rosa, CA backyard over a restaurant dinner to celebrate their special day. For the Fieri’s, cooking is a multi-generational family affair — Guy’s kids get involved, cooking alongside their dad and grandfather. They plan the menu well in advance, choosing recipes that everyone loves and that everyone can help cook, too. For inspiration, they look no further than Guy’s new cookbook, Guy Fieri Food — now a New York Times bestseller — for recipes spanning Guy’s whole career.

To celebrate dads everywhere (and Guy’s book making the bestsellers’ list) we’re giving away 3 copies of Guy Fieri Food! All you have to do is let us know, here in the comments, how you’re celebrating Father’s Day this year. Do you and dad cook together, or does he prefer a restaurant meal? Do you whip up a special dessert just for him, or grill him a juicy steak? We’re giving away one copy of the cookbook to three randomly-selected, and very lucky commenter’s.

Find out how to enter and read contest rules after the jump »

Facebook Fans’ Best Cinco de Mayo Dishes

by in Community, May 6th, 2011

mexican brownies
We asked our Facebook fans to share photos of the Mexican dishes they cooked up for Cinco de Mayo yesterday and we were overwhelmed with the number of delicious-looking enchiladas, nachos, chili, guacamole and Mexican desserts our fans shared. All of the dishes looked to be fit for a proper fiesta and there’s no way we could pick one favorite, so here’s a selection of the amazing dishes our fans prepared — plus some Food Network recipes so you can make your own versions.

Lynn Dickson Ross made: Mexican Brownies with Dulche de Leche Ice Cream (pictured above)

You can make: Aaron Sanchez’s Mexican Brownies

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Easter Peep Fondue

by in Holidays, Recipes, April 22nd, 2011

peeps in chocolate fondue
The best parts of a Peep are the little eyes and nose. No, for real. They’re tiny dots of chocolate and everyone knows that chocolate and marshmallow is one of the more amazing comfort food combinations (right up there with peanut butter and jelly). The problem is that there’s not enough chocolate on the bunny or chicks face to really satisfy. The good people at Just Born recognize the wonder of marshmallow Peeps + chocolate and came out with chocolate-covered Peeps a few years ago. They’re more expensive than the original though, and the chocolate coating is sort of chemical-y tasting. So it’s best to do-it-yourself. Homemade chocolate fondue is super-easy to make (tip: you can even make it in the microwave), and assorted Peeps and fruit and whatever else you like to dip look quite festive on a platter. Make it for Easter, or after Easter with all the leftover candy.

Get Paula Deen’s easy chocolate fondue recipe »

Win a Copy of Food Network Magazine’s New Cookbook

by in Contests, April 20th, 2011

Mother’s Day is less than 3 weeks away, what are you planning for the special mom in your life? Breakfast in bed? A tea party? An outdoor picnic? A card or a special gift? Or maybe all of the above. One gift she’d surely love is a copy of Food Network Magazine‘s new cookbook, Great Easy Meals. The New York Times best seller is loaded with easy weeknight dinner recipes and side dishes to pair with them, plus 10-minute dessert recipes, tips from the Food Network Kitchens, and peeks into the home kitchens of your favorite TV chefs.

You can order mom (or yourself!) a copy, but we’d like to give you a chance to win one for free! All you have to do is comment on this post with the dish(es) you’re planning on making the mom in your life for Mother’s Day, OR the dish your own mom made best. We’re giving away one copy of the cookbook to a randomly-selected, and very lucky commenter.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, DC or Puerto Rico,  and you must be at least 18 to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9 am ET on April 20th and 5pm ET on April 22nd. Subject to full official rules. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what are you making for mom?

Baseball Season is Food Network Steak Sandwich Season

by in News, April 19th, 2011
Food Network's Signature Steak Sandwich, served at 9 MLB ballparks this season. Game on!

America’s favorite pastime has been known, unfortunately, for some of America’s worst food. To enjoy a game meant to overpay for stale pretzels, beer and hot dogs, and, if you’re lucky, some frozen pizza.

Those days are over. Food Network and partner Delaware North Companies are stepping up to the plate to serve Food Network Signature Sandwiches at 9 baseball stadiums across the country. The chefs in the Food Network Kitchens worked tirelessly (during spring training) to create a Signature Steak Sandwich, plus a locally-inspired sandwich for each stadium — 8 steak ‘wiches and one sausage with local twists. Read more

Food Network Magazine’s Cookbook, Great Easy Meals, Made the NY Times Bestsellers List!

by in Books, News, March 25th, 2011

It’s true! Food Network Magazine’s new cookbook, Great Easy Meals, is officially a New York Times Best Seller. The new cookbook is packed with 250 simple meals that are perfect for weeknight cooking, including 50 new ten-minute dessert recipes. The book also has dozens of cooking tips from the Food Network Kitchens, menu-planning ideas and looks inside the kitchens of your favorite FN stars. Food Network Magazine featured a few of the super-easy, super-fast desserts in its April issue. Here are a couple of favorites:

Grapefruit Mousse

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