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Giada’s Peach and Strawberry Crumble — Recipe of the Day

by in Recipes, August 15th, 2011

strawberry crumble

Juicy bites of ripe peaches and strawberries are tossed in brown sugar and topped with a sweet and buttery crust of oats, almonds and cinnamon. Lemon juice brings out all the flavors in the fruit and the brown sugar will thicken up, creating a sauce for the fruit mixture.

Giada’s tip: Peel the peaches for a smooth texture on all the fruit.

Get the recipe: Peach and Strawberry Crumble

Browse more of Food Network’s dessert recipes for summer.

And Then There Were Three — Star Blog

by in Shows, August 12th, 2011

food network star final three
The season finale of Food Network Star is this Sunday and fans are certainly vocal about their favorite contestant over on the Star blog. This week, Jeff, Susie and Vic will face the judges one last time, but a surprise Camera Challenge will send one home early.

Watch the finale: Sunday, August 14 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central

Recipe of the Day: Grilled Lasagna

by in Recipes, August 11th, 2011

grilled lasagna
If you’re looking to keep your kitchen cool this summer, but don’t want to miss out on your favorite pasta dishes like lasagna, try experimenting with no-cook noodles. Becoming tender with just a drizzle of water inside a foil pouch, you can layer with whatever sauces, cheeses, meats and veggies you like.

Get the recipe for: Grilled Lasagna

Browse more of Food Network’s grilling recipes for summer.

Recipe of the Day: Paula’s Southern Baked Beans

by in Recipes, August 10th, 2011

southern baked beans
Paula tops brown sugar-spiked baked beans with bacon pieces for a weeknight side dish or potluck favorite.

Make it a complete meal by serving these smoky-sweet beans with Chili-Glazed Pork Ribs from Food Network Magazine.

Get the recipe: Southern Baked Beans

Browse more of Food Network’s side dish recipes for grilling season.

Recipe of the Day: French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas

by in Recipes, August 9th, 2011

french toast panini with grilled bananas
Instead of topping your French toast with fruit, try sandwiching caramelized bananas between two pieces of bread to create a portable breakfast treat that has a hint of orange and is topped with real maple syrup.

Get the recipe: French Toast Panini With Grilled Bananas

Browse more of Food Network’s breakfast recipes.

Humidity and Cookies — Fix My Dish

by in How-to, August 8th, 2011

chocolate chip cookies
Twice a month, we’re giving readers a chance to ask Food Network Kitchens’ advice about an issue they’re having with a dish. They can’t reformulate a recipe for you, but they’re happy to help improve it. For example, this week’s question is directly related to the intense summer heat we’ve been having.

Question: “With all this humidity, my freshly-baked cookies got stale. How can I crisp them up again?” — Debby D.

Answer: Moisture may be good for your plants or your skin, but not for your cookies. Summer, though welcomed for the sun and fun, also brings humidity that makes your cookies limp — not so fun. Keep those cookies crisp by storing them in an airtight container. Some people toss a piece of bread in with the cookies to help absorb any excess moisture. You could also re-crisp them by baking on a wire rack in a 300 degree F oven for a few minutes.

Have a question for the Kitchens? Leave a comment below and they’ll answer a select number of them in the coming weeks.

Taco Night — Meatless Monday

by in Recipes, August 8th, 2011

tofu tacos
Take a break from meat tacos and try swapping it for crunchy cubes of tofu. Pile it into whole-wheat tortillas alongside Greek yogurt sauce and crunchy, tangy slaw for a weeknight meal that screams summer.

Pair these tacos with a tomato salad that has a hidden crunch — cheese crisps — to complete this family-friendly Meatless Monday meal.

Get the recipe: Tofu Tacos

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

Recipe of the Day: Grilled Mac and Cheese With Pulled Pork

by in Recipes, August 8th, 2011

grilled mac and cheese with pulled pork
Three ultimate comfort foods all in one sandwich: grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese and pulled pork come together to form a cheesy pork sandwich that will be a special treat for you and your family. Don’t worry about making the pulled pork from scratch — if you have some leftover from a recent barbecue, feel free to use that or store-bought.

Get the recipe: Grilled Mac and Cheese With Pulled Pork

Browse more of Food Network’s comfort food recipes.

Weekend Cookout: Ready in 40 Minutes

by in Recipes, August 5th, 2011

grilled and marinated pork chops
This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds, boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each Friday, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that is stress-free and will be tableside quickly. This weekend, dinner will be ready in under 40 minutes.

Main Dish: Sunny’s Grilled Smoked Pork Chops With Sweet and Sour Glaze (pictured above)
Side Dish: Tomato Salad With Cheese Crisps
Dessert: Bobby’s Grilled Peach Cobbler
Drink: Blended Cherry Mojitos (in honor of Summer Fest)

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Tomato Salad with Cheese Crisps

This Week on Food Network Star’s Blog

by in Shows, August 4th, 2011

food network star group
The seventh season of Food Network Star is in full swing and the writers on the Star blog are dishing. Last week, the five remaining Food Network Star contestants got roasted by some of the industry’s funniest comedians. If you missed the episode, catch up with this recap or watch the latest exit interview. This Sunday, eliminated finalists return to help the final four in head-to-head Iron Chef battles.

Watch an all-new episode: Sunday, August 7 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central