All Posts By Mallory Viscardi

Mallory Viscardi is a country girl at heart. She grew up in her grandmother's kitchen and in her mother's bookshelves. There are few things in life she loves more than a good cup of coffee, a well-written cookbook and -- above all else -- a delicious meal. She's an enthusiastic home-cook, a haver of small adventures and does all her own stunts.

Enter the Feel-Good Food Sweepstakes

by in Community, Contests, January 4th, 2013

Feel-Good Food SweepstakesWhen it comes to helping Food Network fans get healthy in the new year, we couldn’t think of a better way to provide motivation than to combine two of our favorite things: delicious food and Pinterest. Food fans: We present to you the Feel-Good Food Sweepstakes.

Here how to enter the sweepstakes: Choose one of the six healthy recipes featured here, then fill in your email address. Next, pin the selected recipe to any of your personal Pinterest boards. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 — and five lucky fans will win a home juicer kit from the Food Network Store.

You don’t have to sacrifice flavor to look and feel fabulous. Enter the Food Network Feel-Good Food Sweepstakes and start your year off strong.

Chat With Food Network About the Holidays

by in Community, Holidays, December 4th, 2012

Easy Holiday Centerpieces
We have an all-star line-up of holiday-themed Facebook and Twitter chats coming your way. Mark your calendars for these upcoming social media chats:

  • December 6: Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will be joining us for a Twitter chat about this season of The Next Iron Chef at 1pm/12c. Find out what it’s like to sit at the judges’ table this season by tweeting your questions using hashtag #NextIronChefQA.
  • December 11: Food Network Kitchens will be back to chat about holiday cookies with Food Network Facebook fans at 3pm/2c.
  • December 18: We’ll be answering all of your holiday cooking, baking and entertaining questions with Food Network Kitchens on the Food Network Facebook page at 3pm/2c.
Get your holiday cooking and entertaining questions ready. We look forward to chatting with everyone this week.

Kitchen Tested: The SpoonSpreader

by in Product Reviews, November 7th, 2012

The SpoonSpreaderUnlike most home bakers I know, I’m not yet married to a frosting method of choice. My Grandma Mimi (who did not believe in cupcakes and would instead make sheet cakes for the grandchildren) would dump entire bowls of vanilla buttercream on top of her chocolate cakes and swirl the magical mixture into place with her offset spatula. My mother would simply flip the cupcakes one-by-one upside down and dunk into a bowl of icing. I hadn’t given it much thought until I met The SpoonSpreader.

Though I hadn’t really used a pastry bag before, I assumed I’d prefer that mode of frosting application over what seemed like a slightly unhinged-spoon spatula amalgam (pun intended). The results I found were both surprising and delightful. The SpoonSpreader works with a little practice, as both a frosting scoop (when it’s folded) and as a frosting spreader and applicator (when flattened again).

See it in action

Editor’s Picks: Best #FoodNetworkFaves Soups and Bowls

by in Community, October 28th, 2012

Food Network Faves Editors PickWe recently asked Food Network fans to send us their favorite soups and bowls to celebrate the launch of Food Network’s new iPad app, Food Network Favorites: Super Soups. True to form, our fans proved to have great taste in both their dishes and their favorite fall soups.

Click here for our editors’ picks

Join Our Facebook Fan Chat: Halloween Edition

by in Community, Holidays, October 22nd, 2012

graveyard cupcakes
Join us on Wednesday for a Facebook chat with Food Network Kitchens about Halloween recipes and entertaining. Bring your spooky-food questions and let us help you take the fear factor out of hosting a memorable Halloween bash.

It kicks off this Wednesday, October 24 at 1pm/12c on Food Network’s Facebook page.

Super Soups: Show Us Your Favorite Soup Bowls for #FoodNetworkFaves

by in Community, October 12th, 2012

bowl of soup
It’s been an exciting week for soup here at Food Network and we’re dedicating #FoodNetworkFaves to the classic comfort food. Follow @FoodNetwork on Twitter and Instagram and tag a photo of your favorite soup bowl with #FoodNetworkFaves to tweet or Instagram us what steamy, delicious soups you’re eating this weekend.

FN Dish editors will select their favorite fan soup bowl photos to feature on the FN Dish blog, and don’t forget to check out the Food Network Favorites: Super Soups app, now available to download in the App Store.

You Get To Choose: Chopped Basket Ingredients

by in Community, Shows, October 1st, 2012

chopped basket
Food Network fans are being given an unprecedented opportunity: Choose which mystery basket ingredients competing chefs on Chopped will face. A special episode of the hit show will feature three baskets, each with mystery ingredients selected solely based on fan recommendations from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

How to participate: Each week, fans will be able to nominate their choice of mystery ingredients on a different social media platform.

  • Week 1 (October 1-7): Thanks to all our fans who voted via Food Network Facebook Timeline, voting is now closed.
  • Week 2 (October 8-14): Pinterest voting is now complete. Thank you to all the fans who shared their mystery ingredient ideas.
  • Week 3 (October 15-21): Send us your Chopped basket mystery ingredient nominations via Twitter using #MysteryIngredient.

What ingredients would you put inside the Chopped mystery baskets? We can’t wait to see what our fans come up with!

By participating in this fan vote, you are agreeing to Food Network’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Editor’s Picks: #FoodNetworkFaves Tote Bags

by in Community, September 29th, 2012

Our fans have the best taste in tote bags. Last weekend, we asked readers to send us photos of your favorite bags using #FoodNetworkFaves on Twitter and Instagram, and you did not disappoint.

Here are the editor’s favorite fan-photos:
food network faves tote bags

Carry On: Show Us Your Best Tote Bags for #FoodNetworkFaves

by in Community, September 22nd, 2012

food network tote bag
The editors at Food Network have the reduce, reuse and recycle mindset. We love to take our favorite Food Network tote bags with us to the farmers’ market or use them to load up for weekend reading (like the October issue of Food Network Magazine).

Now we want to see your favorite tote bag in action. Tweet or Instagram your tote bag photos using the hashtag: #FoodNetworkFaves.

Our editors will select their favorite fan photos to be featured on a future post on FN Dish (see our favorite coffee mug shots here).

VOTE: Give a Cupcake Wars Baker a Second Chance

by in Polls, Shows, September 7th, 2012

Cupcake Wars Fan Vote

Fans of Cupcake Wars are in for a sweet treat: Viewers now have an unprecedented opportunity to cast an episode of Cupcake Wars with four returning challengers.

Meet the contenders:

  • Alisha Nuttall from Cravings in Pleasant Grove, Utah, appeared with her twin sister, Angela, and wowed the judges with an adventurous pizza cupcake.
  • Brandon Arnovick is a Cupcake Wars veteran appearing in not one but two prior episodes. His big flavors and fun personality charmed judges and fans alike.
  • Doron Peterson is a three-peat contender, looking to make the fourth time the charm. She’s known for her explosive creativity with cupcake flavors, which is no small feat for a vegan baker.

Continue reading about the contenders