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FN Fan Bites: Sandra’s Book Deal, Guy’s Cars and Star Videos to Watch

by in Food Network Chef, June 13th, 2011

sandra lee
Sandra Lee has agreed to a deal with Hyperion and the Disney Interactive Media Group that would include the publication of five new books. In addition to the books, Sandra will produce a series of 15 online videos expected to launch this fall, around the same time as the publication of her lifestyle book and the first of two cookbooks. Later, she’ll publish two food-themed novels with recipes.

Guy Fieri opened up his garage in a recent interview with AutoTrader.com.  His favorite, a ’71 Chevelle, was purchased by saving up money he placed in a boot in his closet for two and a half years — he’s vowed to never sell it. His current garage is filled with numerous cars — find out what they are and what car he’s still looking for on AutoTrader.com.

Videos featuring Robert Irvine, Bobby and Giada after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: Rachael’s BBQ Chicken Burgers

by in Recipes, June 13th, 2011

bbq chicken burgers with slaw
Take a break from beef and lighten up dinner tonight with Rachael’s BBQ Burgers made with ground chicken. These patties are formed with sautéed red onions and garlic that are seasoned with a mixture of tomato paste, Worcestershire and hot sauces.

After they’re cooked, top them with a crunchy and refreshing coleslaw tossed in a honey-lemon juice dressing.

Get the recipe: Rachael’s BBQ Chicken Burgers With Slaw

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

Recipe of the Day: Bobby’s Grilled Pizza

by in Recipes, June 10th, 2011

grilled pizza with sausage, peppers and onions
Move over delivery, there’s a new pizza joint in town and it’s coming straight from your grill. While it will take you longer to make this pizza than it would to order takeout, it’s healthier and worth the effort. This recipe is also great for getting the entire family involved in dinner — young children can roll out the dough while an adult is at the grill.

Bobby tops his grilled pizza with hot sausages, sweet peppers and red onions. Tone it down for the little ones by using sweet Italian sausage or create a make-your-own pizza bar with multiple toppings to choose from.

Get the recipe: Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta

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

Food Network Star Insider Tips from Melissa d’Arabian

by in Shows, June 9th, 2011

Melissa d’Arabian
Melissa d’Arabian, host of the popular budget-friendly series Ten Dollar Dinners, knows exactly how it feels to be a contestant on Food Network Star — she beat out thousands of hopefuls to claim the “Star” title in Season 5. Now, as she watches from her couch, she’s offering the new cast ten tips, or pieces of advice, on how to survive the season:

45 is the new 20.
Forty-five minutes sounds like an eternity to cook one dish, right? And it is — at home. Forget what you think you know about time. Forty-five minutes is nothing.

Do not make major predictions your first day.
It’s just plain old bad luck. It tempts the gods of great television just too much.

Head over to Food Network’s Star blog now to read Melissa’s top tips.

Watch an all-new episode of Food Network Star this Sunday: 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central


Recipe of the Day: BLT Pasta Salad

by in Recipes, June 9th, 2011

blt pasta salad
Need a new and kid-friendly side to complement grilled chicken this summer? The classic sandwich is transformed into a pasta salad complete with works: bacon, lettuce and tomato.

Get the recipe: BLT Pasta Salad

Browse more of Food Network’s pasta salad recipes.

On the Blogs: Groupon’s Next Target, Guy Fieri’s Tattoos and a Bottle Opener for iPhone

by in Community, June 8th, 2011

Recipe of the Day: Alton’s Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops

by in Recipes, June 8th, 2011

molasses and coffee pork chops
Alton Brown’s lip-smacking marinade of molasses, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard will have your family begging for these thick-cut pork chops all summer long. If you don’t have a grill, use a grill pan — over medium-high heat, these pork chops will cook up in less than 10 minutes.

Editor’s tip: Make the marinade the night before — the longer the pork is submerged in it, the more flavorful it will be.

Get the recipe: Alton’s Molasses-and-Coffee Pork Chops

Browse more of Food Network’s pork recipes and head over to Grilling Central for all your BBQ needs.


FN Fan Bites: Duff at the OC Fair, Cat’s Children’s Book and Bobby’s New Line

by in Food Network Chef, June 7th, 2011

duff goldman
Duff Goldman will be featured at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. on July 21 as part of the “Let’s Eat!” culinary event series. Duff will share his artisan decorating tips for creating spectacular cakes like he does on Ace of Cakes. The series is free with fair admission and will be followed up by a Q&A and autograph signing. For more information, please visit OCfair.com.

Cat Cora has written A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy, a children’s book to help her children, as well as others deal with the times their loved ones are away on business. Cat says that when she travels, she often takes a toy from home along with her so her sons know she is thinking of them. This idea was the inspiration for her book, which is in stores now.

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Recipe of the Day: Chicken Salad Pita With Baba Ghanoush

by in Recipes, June 7th, 2011

chicken salad pita with baba ghanoush

Leftover grilled chicken and store-bought baba ghanoush is used to make this flavorful Mediterranean-style sandwich in a flash. What’s baba ghanoush you say? It’s a savory salad made with grilled eggplant, garlic, tahini and other seasonings. Even though this is a sandwich, the combination of chicken, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes and pita bread make for a filling meal either for lunch or dinner.

Editor’s note: If your supermarket doesn’t carry pre-made baba ghanoush, try an olive tapenade spread or watch Alton Brown make it and try his recipe.

Get the recipe: Chicken Salad Pita With Baba Ghanoush

Browse more of Food Network’s chicken recipes.

Three Ways to Use: Ice Cream Cones

by in Recipes, June 6th, 2011

banana cream pie
Every month, Food Network Magazine puts three chefs from Food Network Kitchens to the test: create three new recipes made with common supermarket products like pretzels and frozen curly fries.

Have leftover or cracked ice cream cones? This month, Ashley Archer, Jay Brooks and Bob Hoebee are tackling and transforming the cone-shaped pastry into pies, crumbles and more. All of the recipes below use sugar cones, which are crunchy and have a sweet brown sugar flavor.

Recipe: Banana Cream Pie (pictured above)
Ashley says: “This crust is a great use for cracked or broken ice cream cones!”

The remaining two recipes, plus vote for your favorite »