All Posts By Maria Russo

Maria Russo is an editor at Food Network, now living in New York City after being born and raised in the great state of Michigan. She likes her eggs runny, her pasta cheesy and has been known to throw back dozens of oysters at a time.

The Perfect Pie Crust

by in Shows, May 22nd, 2016

The Perfect Pie Crust

The Perfect Frosting for Every Cake

by in Shows, May 22nd, 2016

The Perfect Frosting for Every Cake

The Pioneer Woman’s 5-Star Sausage Gravy — Most Popular Pin of the Week

by in View All Posts, May 22nd, 2016

Sausage GravyCereal and toast. Fluffy scrambled eggs. Even a stack of buttery flapjacks. These go-to breakfast dishes are comforting and classic, of course. But when it comes to the ultimate in morning-meal indulgence, look no further than biscuits and gravy. The Pioneer Woman’s Sausage Gravy, this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week, calls for only a few ingredients, including your choice of breakfast sausage — either hot or mild. Ree Drummond serves this fan-favorite recipe atop warm biscuits for a hearty, decadent breakfast.

For more stick-to-your-ribs recipe inspiration, check out Food Network’s Let’s Cook Comfort Food board on Pinterest.

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These Aren’t Your Everyday Hot Dogs

by in Recipes, Shows, May 21st, 2016

Sonoran-Style Hot DogsKetchup fans, we feel you. There’s indeed a time and a place for that classic condiments. But this isn’t it — at least not right now. On this morning’s brand-new episode of The Kitchen, the cast shared a duo of hot-dog makeovers just in time for summer, which is (hopefully) on its way. While Jeff Mauro opted for a tried-and-true hot-dog base and dressed-up toppings, Geoffrey Zakarian went so far as to swap out the traditional dog in favor of a hearty Polish kielbasa. Read on below to see how they do it.

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Caption It: First Impressions Are Everything

by , May 20th, 2016

Food Network StarWhile the Food Network Star competition is 11 weeks long, finalists have but one single opportunity to make a positive first impression on Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. Recently both mentors told us the importance of these initial meetings, as ...

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Watch Finalists’ Casting Videos: The Competitors in Their Own Words

by , May 19th, 2016

Watch Finalists' Casting Videos: The Competitors in Their Own WordsWhat started as a pool of countless applicants is now just a crop of 12: those lucky dozen hopefuls who are set to compete on Food Network Star, Season 12. But before the finalists became just that — the competitors who are officially part of the c...

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Last-Minute Wisdom: 15 Chefs Share Insider Advice with the Finalists

by , May 19th, 2016

Last-Minute Wisdom: 15 Chefs Share Insider Advice with the FinalistsWe're just days away from Sunday's Food Network Star, Season 12 premiere (at 9|8c), and while it's likely too late for the finalists to make drastic improvements to their culinary chops and suddenly master the art of talking on camera, it wouldn't h...

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Bobby Reveals His Own On-Camera Nerves and Gives Advice to Nervous Finalists

by , May 18th, 2016

Bobby Reveals His Own On-Camera Nerves and Gives Advice to Nervous FinalistsPicture this: Multiple cameras are mere inches from your face. You're learning your way around an unfamiliar kitchen. Your dreams are riding on the success of your next move. Oh, and two of the biggest names of the food world are watching your every ...

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Haters Gonna Hate Karma: Penny’s Attack on Matthew Backfires

by , May 17th, 2016

Penny had but one goal this week: "I want to see Matthew crash and burn today," she said simply. And thanks to the Star Challenge advantage she earned after winning the Mentor Challenge, she was well on her way to realizing that goal. She had the p...

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Warm Tortellini and Roasted Vegetable Salad — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, May 16th, 2016

Warm Tortellini with Roasted Vegetable SaladYou know those pasta salads in which elbow macaroni are caked with gloopy mayonnaise and mixed with too-crunchy carrots and celery? This pasta salad isn’t that — at all. Food Network Magazine reworked the traditional picnic side dish into a lighter, fresher alternative, and there’s not a dollop of mayo in sight.

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