by FN Dish Editor in Community, September 23rd, 2012
by Mallory Viscardi in Community, September 22nd, 2012
Earlier this week, we asked readers to vote for their favorite fall comfort food and while votes are still being tallied, it’s clear that macaroni and cheese is the winner. The same goes for this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week, Alton’s Better-Than-Boxed Macaroni. Make Alton’s rich and creamy mac and cheese right on the stove for a quick, no-fuss weeknight meal.
For more recipes to inspire you daily, visit Food Network’s Let’s Cook: Recipe of the Day board on Pinterest.
Get the recipe: Stove-Top Mac and Cheese
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, September 21st, 2012
The editors at Food Network have the reduce, reuse and recycle mindset. We love to take our favorite Food Network tote bags with us to the farmers’ market or use them to load up for weekend reading (like the October issue of Food Network Magazine).
Now we want to see your favorite tote bag in action. Tweet or Instagram your tote bag photos using the hashtag: #FoodNetworkFaves.
Our editors will select their favorite fan photos to be featured on a future post on FN Dish (see our favorite coffee mug shots here).
by Sarah De Heer in Community, Food Network Chef, September 19th, 2012
Ad Age: McRib fans will have to wait until Christmas for the return of this favorite seasonal menu item.
New York Post: How much do you tip? Twenty-five percent may be the new 20 percent.
Slate: With the recent New York City soda ban in place, find out how soft drinks got so popular in the first place.
Wall Street Journal: What games are your kids playing on your phone? Food producers are now using mobile game apps to draw in young consumers.
by FN Dish Editor in Community, September 16th, 2012
Recently, Alton’s been taking to his Twitter account to answer fan questions via yellow sticky notes. His answers are full of wit, humor and culinary lessons and sometimes include drawings. But it was an answer to a question last Friday that caught our eyes.
@CraftingGeek asked: “What would be your dream secret ingredient on Iron Chef?” The answer was in pure Alton fashion, unique and typically captivating: “Frozen broccoli with the judges being kids.” I bet fans of the show wouldn’t mind seeing that, as well.
What would your dream challenge be? Tell us in the comments below.
[Photo credit: Alton's Twitter account]
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, September 14th, 2012
This week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week is a one-pot crowd-pleaser that will soon become a staple recipe in your home: Food Network Magazine‘s Skillet Rosemary Chicken. Roast chicken, mushrooms and potatoes come together in one skillet for a hearty cool-weather supper. Rosemary sprigs and charred lemons bring rustic flavor to the dish.
For more recipes to usher in the fall season, visit Food Network’s Let’s Get Seasonal: Fall board on Pinterest.
Get the recipe: Skillet Rosemary Chicken
by Sarah De Heer in Community, Recipes, September 10th, 2012
Parenting: Packing a healthy lunch for your kids (and yourself) just got easier. With this interactive “Healthy Lunch Maker,” you’ll have a better idea of the nutritional value inside your child’s lunchbox.
NY Times: One man attempts to barter his way across the country with no money, just bacon.
The Atlantic: The Texas State Fair, also the largest state fair in the country, proves you can deep-fry just about anything. How do you feel about deep-fried bubble gum?
Bon Appétit: Every wonder why the combination of caramel and salt or pears with blue cheese tastes so good? There’s a science behind it.
Eater: McDonald’s will begin posting calories on all their menu boards nationwide. How much do you think this will affect people’s eating habits?
by Maria Russo in Community, Recipes, September 10th, 2012
You can never have enough ideas for school lunches. In honor of back-to-school season, Summer Fest contributors are gathering together to share their favorite recipes at our Communal Table.
Today, browse through recipes that will put a smile on your kid’s face and make their friends envious at the lunch table. But don’t forget to treat yourself — we’ve got back-to-school recipes for adults, too, like this Spicy-Korean “Ramen” Noodle Soup from Jeanette’s Healthy Living and Cashew-Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches from This Girl Can Eat.
Tidy Mom: Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter Cookies (pictured above)
Made by Michelle: Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Chez Us: Healthy Tuna Salad
And Love It Too: Healthy Lunchbox 2012: The Ultimate Collection
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Back to School Roasted Chicken Legs
Bacon and Souffle: Gruyere Grilled Cheese With Apple Salad
Zaika Zabardast: Fresh Corn Cakes With Black Bean Salad Tossed in Cumin Vinaigrette
Haute Apple Pie: Edamame Hummus
Feed Me Phoebe: Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches
Creative Culinary: Margarita Watermelon
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Swiss Chard Turnovers With Parmesan and Pistachios
Weelicious: Tandoori Chicken: From Dinner to the Lunch Box
by FN Dish Editor in Community, September 9th, 2012
School is officially in session and just as kids may stomp their feet in protest all the way to the bus stop, so, too, might moms and dads as they face another daunting year of keeping their little learners full and healthy. As you think of the new school year and wonder how you’ll be able to do it all, look to Food Network’s Back-to-School Headquarters to help you make the grade. Each week in September FN Dish will share can-do weeknight meals, easy lunchbox picks, after-school snack strategies and more from our best collection of recipes and tips.
This week we’re kicking off the new school year with a classroom party of sorts. We’ve once again partnered with family and friends to host a Communal Table in celebration of all things back-to-school. In this virtual recipe swap, we’re exchanging a mix of kid- and adult-friendly meal ideas, lunchbox must-haves and more.
See what our friends are bringing to the table
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, September 7th, 2012
If you’re looking for a decadent breakfast sandwich, look no further. This week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week, Food Network Magazine‘s Nutella-Berry Baguette, goes way beyond the traditional bacon, egg and cheese. Split and toast a 4-inch piece of baguette. Spread Nutella on one half and cream cheese on the other. Sandwich with sliced strawberries.
For more recipes that are sure to kick-start your morning off right, visit Food Network’s Let’s Rise & Shine board on Pinterest.
Get the recipe: Nutella-Berry Baguette
The Daily Beast: This summer’s surplus of lobsters is driving down prices and re-branding the delicacy in a campaign to get people to eat more lobster. Lobster rolls for dinner anyone?
Mashable: What are the most innovative home appliances on the market? These three appliances could change your life.
The Salt: Boxed wine is getting a fashionable makeover. Vernissage’s “Bag-in-a-Bag” is making its way to the U.S. soon.
Eater: Forget pop-up restaurants — Muru Pops Down, a Finnish “pop-down” restaurant, is 262 feet underground. Don’t worry, helmets are not required while eating.
National Restaurant News: More and more chefs are reducing time and space requirements demanded by house-cured meats and are dishing out quick hams instead. Quick hams are generally brined or smoked, made with smaller cuts of pork and are still quite tasty.