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Recipe of the Day: Frittata With Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina

by in Recipes, May 6th, 2011

frittata with asparagus, tomato and fontina
Need a quick and easy recipe for Mother’s Day? Try Giada’s frittata made with fresh asparagus, tomatoes and Fontina cheese, cooked with a buttery egg and cream mixture — it’ll be ready in less than 20 minutes.

Get the recipe: Frittata with Asparagus, Tomato, and Fontina

Browse more of Food Network’s Mother’s Day recipes.

Marcela’s Last Minute Food and Party Tips for Cinco de Mayo

by in Holidays, May 5th, 2011

Marcela Valladolid

Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but you’re short on time to prepare a full fiesta? Marcela Valladolid of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy is sharing her five simple tips to throw a quick Cinco de Mayo party at home with your family and friends.

1. Instead of making a sit-down dinner, try serving a cocktail spread with just two or three small bites.

Try these recipes, which can all be cooked in under 30 minutes:
Mexican Squash with Yogurt Dip, Sweet and Spicy Drumettes, Mexico City-Style Tacos and Shrimp-Stuffed Chiles

2. Come up with one signature cocktail, that way you don’t have to stock a full bar.

Try one of these recipes:
Watermelon and Mint “Agua Fresca” (non-alcoholic), Baja-Style Limeade (non-alcoholic), Mexican Cucumber Martinis or Chocolate Margaritas

More tips on music and home decor after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: Rachael’s Super Nachos

by in Recipes, May 5th, 2011

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Plain ol’ supreme nachos get a feisty kick from Rachael with the help of jalapenos, chili powder, cayenne pepper and hot sauce — a fresh Pico de Gallo salsa will help cool down the heat. Make these a part of your Cinco de Mayo fiesta tonight!

Get the recipe: Super Nachos

Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.

Spring Fling: Rhubarb

by in Holidays, In Season, May 4th, 2011

rhubarb
We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Spring Fling 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Recently, we dove into the world of asparagus — today, we’re exploring rhubarb.

Rhubarb is a large reddish, celery-like stalk with large green leaves. Even though rhubarb is commonly paired with strawberries to create tarts, cobblers and pies, this lengthy root is a vegetable. It tends to be tart, needing the addition of ample sweeteners like sugar and additional fruits.

Here’s how to incorporate rhubarb in your Mother’s Day menu »

Recipe of the Day: Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas

by in Recipes, May 4th, 2011

gold medal sizzling fajitas
Choose your favorite meat or use a combination of shrimp, chicken or steak as you cook up this sizzling dish paired with tortillas and toppings like salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

Get the recipe: Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas

Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.


FN Fan Bites: Morimoto Sings for Japan, Aarón Partners With Cacique

by in Food Network Chef, May 3rd, 2011

morimoto
Iron Chef Morimoto is serving up recipes to aid his Japanese homeland in Keep Recipes for Recovery, a 21-recipe cookbook filled with Japanese classics, fusions, haute cuisine and more. Donations start at just $10 –proceeds will go to The American Red Cross to help Japan recover from the devastation of the recent earth quake and tsunami. Last month, Chef Morimoto made his singing debut at The Thousand Hearts benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for the survivors of the tragedy. You can still donate to the benefit through Thousandhearts.org and see his vocal performance on YouTube.

Would you like to meet Chef Aarón Sánchez? In honor of his partnership with Cacique, the largest Hispanic cheese brand in the U.S., you and one lucky friend could have Sánchez “crash and cook” in your very own kitchen! To enter, visit and ‘like’ Cacique USA’s Facebook page from Apr. 13 to Aug. 31, 2011: http://www.facebook.com/CaciqueBrand.

Find out what Guy Fieri is up to »

Recipe of the Day: Baja Style Fish Tacos

by in Recipes, May 3rd, 2011

baja style fish  tacos
Marcela’s beer-battered halibut is fried to a golden crisp and then topped with shredded cabbage and salsa for the ultimate fish taco.

Get the recipe: Baja Style Fish Tacos

Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.


Recipe of the Day: Risotto With Asparagus

by in Holidays, Recipes, May 2nd, 2011

risotto with asparagus
Creamy risotto is mixed with Bibb lettuce, Parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice and can be served as a light main or hearty side — perfect for Mother’s Day. Tangy Italian cheese and asparagus top this Italian classic for an extra burst of flavor.

Get the recipe:  Risotto With Asparagus

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Kick Off Cinco de Mayo with Eva Longoria and Marcela Valladolid

by in Food Network Chef, April 29th, 2011

eva longoria marcela valladolid margaritas

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and who better to commence the holiday celebration than Marcela.  This Saturday morning, she’ll kick off her new season of Mexican Made Easy with a Cinco de Mayo celebration starring actress and cookbook author Eva Longoria — together they’ll make Eva’s Chunky Guacamole and Strawberry Daiquiri.

Tune in: Saturday at 9:30 a.m. eastern/8:30 a.m. central

Prepare for Cinco de Mayo with: Cinco de Mayo Recipes, Mexican Essentials and Mexican Cooking 101

Recipe of the Day: Herb-Roasted Chicken With Melted Tomatoes

by in Recipes, April 29th, 2011

herb roasted chicken with tomatoes
We all strive for the perfect roast chicken — juicy meat and a perfectly browned, crunchy exterior. This recipe combines parsley, cilantro, tarragon, dill, garlic, olive oil and chopped walnuts  — a mixture that is rubbed over and under the skin, sealing in flavor. The chicken is basted with its own drippings, creating that crispy skin everyone craves.

Get the recipe: Herb-Roasted Chicken with Melted Tomatoes

Browse Food Network’s chicken recipes for more dinner ideas.