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Just in Time for Dinner: Learn How to Eat a Lobster

by in Holidays, How-to, February 14th, 2013

How to Eat a LobsterLobster is one of the most romantic meals to eat on Valentine’s Day — whether out at a restaurant or in the confines of your own home. While it’s certainly a special treat, it can also be terrifying, especially for new couples just starting to date (it can get quite messy). How do you eat a lobster? Where do you crack it? Can you only eat the tail?

No worries. Valentine’s Day dinner is only a few short hours away, but there’s still plenty of time to learn how to eat a lobster before then. Click the play button after the jump to watch Food Network Kitchens break down a lobster and you’ll soon be a pro (and your significant other will be very impressed).

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50 Things to Make With Pasta Sauce

by in Family, Food Network Magazine, February 9th, 2013

50 Things to Make With Pasta SauceIt happens at least once a year — your favorite jarred tomato sauce goes on sale and you stock up — enough to feed an army sometimes. While nothing beats homemade sauce, sometimes the jarred varieties are a reliable substitute for quick weeknight dinners.

It’s certainly a must-have in the pantry, along with pasta and one of Melissa d’Arabian’s favorites — dried beans. But sometimes you can fall into a rut, using it the same ol’ way. Not anymore. Food Network Magazine has taken a household staple and provided 50 different ways to incorporate it into recipes like Spanish rice, minestrone soup and Italian meatloaf.

Looking for a way to liven up baked potatoes? Try Pizza Potatoes (No. 21). Make a deep slit in baked potatoes, then stuff with some pasta sauce, chopped pepperoni and shredded mozzarella, and bake at 400 degrees F until the cheese melts.

Browse the photo gallery for more ideas

January’s Top 10 Recipes

by in Recipes, February 2nd, 2013

January 2013's Top 10 Recipes from Food NetworkWant to know what Food Network fans were cooking in January? From chicken and dumplings to roasted Brussels sprouts, to classic banana bread and a new recipe from Bobby Flay Fit, comfort food reigned supreme this month. Here are the top 10 recipes of the new year:

10. Paula’s Chicken and Dumplings
9. Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies
8. Tyler’s Chicken Enchiladas
7. Banana Bread
6. Tyler’s Chicken Noodle Soup
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Now Available: Food Network Favorite’s One-Pot Wonders

by in Community, January 29th, 2013

Food Network Favorites One-Pot WondersWith a snap — and a tap — of your fingers, Food Network Favorites: One-Pot Wonders delivers a new repertoire of easy dinner ideas and almost-instant party food. Go from weeknight quick-cleanup solutions to wow ‘em Big Game get-togethers using all-new and best-of recipes from favorite Food Network chefs like Alton Brown, Rachael Ray and Paula Deen. One-Pot Wonders is packed with delicious no-side-dish-needed comfort food like chili, lasagna and mix-and-match macaroni and cheese, plus healthy and international twists on classics. With just a skillet, slow cooker, Dutch oven or other basic tool from the kitchen cabinet, the new app shows you how to save time and energy while enjoying mealtime.

It’s filled with more than 50 all-in-one-solution recipes, tips, shortcuts, pantry ideas, videos and our chefs’ most-creative tricks to make chicken, pasta and other go-to ingredients interesting. There are even “casserole” desserts like a super-moist, can’t-miss One-Bowl Chocolate Cake. The result? Family dinners on the table every night, no stress from start to finish.

Download it now: One-Pot Wonders in the iTunes Store

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Cookies-and-Cream Cake — Most Popular Pin of the Week

by in Community, January 27th, 2013

Cookies and Cream CakeFood Network Magazine is kicking off 2013 with a year’s worth of birthday cakes and this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week shines a spotlight on the month of May with a Cookies-and-Cream Cake. The crushed cookies on the outside of this cake are a hint at what’s inside: The cake layers are filled with crushed cookies and white chocolate frosting.

For more recipe inspiration for desserts that impress, visit Food Network’s Let’s Bake Board on Pinterest.

Get the recipe: Food Network Magazine’s Cookies-and-Cream Cake

What’s in Your Ultimate Chopped Basket?

by in Shows, January 21st, 2013

Chopped BasketThree rounds, three different baskets and 12 out-of-this-world ingredients. Whether it’s Chopped Champions, All-Stars or regular-season episodes, that’s a lot of combinations to come up with.

So we’re asking this question: What would be included in your ultimate Chopped basket? Not something you’d want to receive, but something you’d give to a fellow competitor. Would there be two proteins? All sweets? Would you include one or two ingredients they’ve probably never heard of? It can be argued that the simplest ingredients like eggs, chicken, pasta and rice are sometimes the hardest.

Tell us what you’d choose in the comments below.

The Many Faces of Chopped Judges

by in Shows, January 18th, 2013

Chopped JudgesWhether they’re smiling, cringing, panicked about diminishing time on the clock or just stumped by a use of ingredient or technique, all nine of the Chopped judges have very telling faces.

Browse through a gallery of some of the best Chopped judge face-moments captured throughout the seasons.

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A New Year, a New Food Network Logo

by in News, January 7th, 2013

Food Network LogoLater this year, Food Network will celebrate its 20th anniversary, and since 1997 the brand has had the same iconic logo. Until now. Yesterday, Food Network launched a brand-new logo. For the tried-and-true die-hard fans of the network, don’t fret. As you can see in the image to the left, only small changes have been made to the familiar plate-shaped logo. You’ll soon see the logo integrated into FoodNetwork.com and Food Network Magazine, too.

“Looking to excite our audience, the refresh strategy was to reinvigorate our loyal fan base as we celebrate entering our 20th year,” says Susie Fogelson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Food Network and Cooking Channel. “Food Network has grown and we wanted to freshen up our look and energy to better reflect our evolution into a broader, multiplatform entertainment brand.”

What do you think of the new logo? Tell us in the comments below.

10 Best Recipes of 2012

by in Recipes, January 1st, 2013

10 Best Food Network Recipes of 2012Food Network users have spoken: traditional, tried-and-true recipes are best. From classic comfort food and side dishes to desserts and dinnertime favorites, Food Network’s top 10 recipes of 2012 are as diverse as they are flavorful. Make a New Year’s resolution to bring a few of these family-friendly dishes to your table in 2013.

10. Banana Bread — Best when topped with a pat of butter, drizzled with honey or served with vanilla ice cream, this five-star recipe is an easy-to-prepare classic that won’t disappoint.

9. Roasted Brussels Sprouts — Ina tosses Brussels sprouts with olive oil and seasoning and bakes them until they’re tender and a warm brown color.

8. Old-Time Beef Stew — Paula adds pinches of allspice and sugar to this stick-to-your-ribs stew.

7. Zucchini Bread — Fragrant cinnamon and nutmeg add warmth and subtle spice to Paula’s five-star dish, made with grated zucchini and chopped walnuts.

6. Peach Cobbler — Paula’s no-fail cobbler features soft, sweet peaches nestled beneath a light and crumbly butter crust.

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Get a New Mobile Device for the Holidays? Download These Food Network Apps

by in Holidays, December 25th, 2012

Food Network AppsAfter all the gift wrap has been cleaned off the floor, it’s time to play with the new toys you may have received for the holiday. If you’re done charging that brand-new mobile device, don’t forget to download these Food Network apps for instant access to your favorite chefs, top-rated recipes, can’t-miss shows, featured restaurants and more.

Food Network On the Road: Make every stop on your next trip delicious with this app. Find recommended restaurants and road trip ideas from top shows, like The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and more.
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Food Network In the Kitchen: Get instant access to your favorite Food Network chefs and their most popular recipes. Compare multiple recipes at once, add ingredients to shopping lists, save recipes to your Recipe Box, create menus with the interactive meal planner and get helpful tips from our library of how-to videos.

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