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Weekend Cookout: A Quick and Easy 4th of July Menu

by in Holidays, Recipes, July 2nd, 2011

carolina style bbq chicken
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 week, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that is stress-free and will be table-side quickly. This weekend, sport your red, white and blue with sweet and tangy barbecued chicken, macaroni salad and even something for your vegetarian guests:

Main Dish: Carolina-Style Barbecue Chicken (pictured above)
Meat-Free Main Dish: Open-Faced Tomato Grilled Cheese

All-American sides and dessert recipes after the jump »

Summer Food Safety: Mayonnaise

by in How-to, July 1st, 2011

mayo with knife
During the latest “Ask the Editor” chat on Food Network’s Facebook page, many readers inquired about mayonnaise in salads and how long they can be left out during summer months. With Fourth of July celebrations upon us, it’s important to practice food safety –you don’t want your guests missing the fireworks because they’re not feeling well. Even if you place Grandma’s famous potato salad in the shade, it has a timely expiration.

So how long is too long?

Read the rules after the jump »

This Week on Food Network’s Star Blog

by in Shows, June 30th, 2011

justin balmes
The seventh season of Food Network Star is in full swing and the writers on the Star blog are dishing. This week, Melissa d’Arabian gives the finalists pep talks, Paula makes a surprise appearance and Orchid reins in Chris. If you missed last week’s episode, catch up with this recap or watch the latest exit interview.

Watch an all-new episode: Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m. Eastern/ 8 p.m. Central

On the Blogs: Deep-Frying, Storing China and Food Safety

by in Community, June 29th, 2011

Join Anne in the Mediterranean, Read About Her Favorite Ingredients

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, June 29th, 2011

anne burrell

This October, you can join Anne Burrell and other Food Network at Sea guests as they set sail and cruise the Mediterranean. In anticipation of this voyage, we recently caught up with her to talk about one of her favorite destinations, Italy. Below, she dishes on her first time there, her favorite ingredients to cook with and tools she uses in the kitchen.

FN Dish: What was it like the first time you were in Italy?
Anne: I visited Italy in May and it was so beautiful there. There were flowers everywhere –it was springtime and everything was just opening up. The grape vines were just starting to bud; it just seemed like there was sunshine everywhere.

Find out what Anne’s favorite ingredients are »

Recipe of the Day: Guy’s Chipotle-Mango BBQ Chicken

by in Recipes, June 29th, 2011

chipotle mango bbq chicken
If you’re looking to switch up the commonly slathered barbecue chicken this Fourth of July weekend, try Guy’s sweet and spicy grilled chicken. A combination of pureed mango, cilantro, chipotle peppers, garlic and lemon creates lip-smacking chicken thighs and drumsticks that the whole family will love.

Editor’s Note: Let the chicken marinate in the mixture the night before you plan on grilling your chicken to save you time.

Get the recipe: Chipotle-Mango BBQ Chicken

Browse more of Food Network’s chicken recipes in Grilling Central.

Recipe of the Day: Bobby’s Mushroom-Cheddar Burger

by in Recipes, June 28th, 2011

mushroom cheddar burger recipe
Bobby Flay just may be the king of burgers — his toppings are always top-notch, and this burger is no exception. One bite into this burger and you’ll experience bold flavors from an assortment of mushrooms, shallots, sharp cheddar and juicy meat that comes from a ground chuck patty.

Bobby recommends using a blend of mushrooms from your market. “They’re probably not ‘wild,’ but they’ll still be delicious. I think that any cheddar will pair well with the mushrooms, but if you can find a sharp Tillamook cheddar from Oregon, it would be all the better,” Bobby says.

Make it a complete meal: Serve these Spicy Sweet Potato Fries or this Bell Pepper Slaw along side.

Get the recipe: Wild-Mushroom Cheddar Burger

Browse more of Food Network’s burger recipes in Grilling Central.

FN Fan Bites: FN All-Stars at The Taste Festival and Videos to Watch

by in Food Network Chef, June 27th, 2011

duff goldman giada de laurentiis scott conant claire robinson
The Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine Magazine will join forces as they host The Taste, a culinary event that will take place Labor Day weekend. Nine signature events will be held throughout Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles featuring Duff Goldman, Giada De Laurentiis, Scott Conant and Claire Robinson. Tickets are on sale now.

Watch this week’s videos after the jump »

Meatless Monday: Grilled Portobello Mushrooms With Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

by in Recipes, June 27th, 2011

grilled portobello mushrooms
Just because you’re taking a break from meat on Mondays doesn’t mean you have to ignore your grill. Fire up your barbecue and try Giada’s hearty, fresh grilled mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic and basil. Serve it with a citrus-packed grilled zucchini salad to make it a meal.

Get the recipes »

Recipe of the Day: Seared Steak With Chard Salad

by in Recipes, June 27th, 2011

seared steak with chard salad
There will be plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers going around this Fourth of July weekend, so prepare something different that’s great for entertaining or even a regular weeknight meal. Sirloin steak is seasoned with salt, pepper and chopped mint and seared to your preferred cooking temperature. Serve it with a salad of chard, tomatoes, crumbled feta and croutons for a complete meal ready in 35 minutes.

Editor’s Note: If you’re feeding a crowd and looking to keep costs down, try an inexpensive cut of meat like flank or skirt steak.

Get the recipe: Seared Steak With Chard Salad

Browse more of Food Network’s 4th of July recipes or visit Grilling Central.