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Bobby Flay Takes a Selfie to Support Fresh Produce for All

by in News, View All Posts, August 15th, 2017

Bobby Flay CarrotsPhoto courtesy of Naked Juice

For many of us, a new school year is all about a fresh start — and that includes refreshing our families’ diets with fresh fruits and vegetables. However, for nearly 30 million Americans, access to affordable, quality produce is a daily struggle.

Bobby Flay is no stranger to the idea that people want to eat more fruits and vegetables. Just take his restaurant, Gato, located in New York City’s SoHo. The most popular dish on the menu, kale and wild mushroom paella, is a vegetarian delight. What’s more, New Yorkers are willing to shell out $32 for it seven nights a week. “When I put it on the menu, I thought, ‘No one is gonna order this thing,’” says Bobby. Now, it’s the dish that keeps people coming back for more. Read more

How to Staycation Like You Mean It

by in Recipes, View All Posts, August 15th, 2017

DIY Spa TreatmentsSo, you’re taking some time off but have nothing planned? Don’t spend the whole vacation in front of the TV — no one’s judging you for binging a few series here or there, but think about how good you’ll feel if you actually do something with your days off. This is the perfect opportunity to do things that you normally don’t have time for. Whether that’s getting outside and exploring your neighborhood or trying out a new restaurant, you’ll be glad to have some real stories to tell when you’re back at the office. You don’t have to travel somewhere exotic to enjoy your time off. Try out some of these tips for making the most of your staycation.

Spa Day. Turn on some peaceful spa music and apply DIY spa treatments like face masks and hand scrubs to get your zen on. Cucumber water is a must for the full effect.
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Dorm Room Essentials for Food-Loving College Students

by in View All Posts, August 10th, 2017

dorm roomPhoto by Kelly/Mooney Photography

Gourmet dining is pretty out-of-the-question in a dorm room (unless you’re these guys), but you can make the most of your new digs with a few kitchen essentials. If your college does not provide your dorm room with a microwave or mini-fridge, invest in those first. Once you’ve got the must-haves, here are some examples of our favorite small — and dorm-approved — kitchen tools can make all the difference when you need something a bit more edible than the dining hall special.

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POLL: How Do You Celebrate Christmas?

by in Polls, View All Posts, August 9th, 2017

Gingerbread HouseIt may be the homestretch of summer, but the Food Network Magazine editors are already in the holiday spirit, which is why they want to know your holiday plans. Share your Christmas traditions in the poll below, then see how your holiday season compares to the rest of America in a future issue. Read more

Ice Pops That Prove Molds Aren’t Everything

by in Recipes, View All Posts, August 7th, 2017

Chocolate-Peanut Butter PopsSoak up the last month of summer with sweet, frozen treats. All you need are ingredients in your pantry and fridge — no special molds required. From ice cream to fruit, these ice pops will satisfy any sweet tooth through the final scorching days. Read more

All the Ways to Eat Watermelon Before Summer Ends

by in Recipes, View All Posts, August 2nd, 2017

There’s little better than biting into a wedge of watermelon on a hot summer day — but we think these recipes improve on your watermelon experience even more. Turn the summer fruit into a salad, skewers, salsa and even a keg (!), and you’ll have plenty to keep your tastebuds satisfied and entertained until Labor Day.

Watermelon Punch Keg

Bored with your go-to selection wine and beer at summer parties? Next time, turn a ripe watermelon into show-stopping drink (and its dispenser!) instead. Your guests will love this easy rosé- and vodka-spiked beverage — plus, you get to whip out a power drill to make it.

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Take 5: Summer Slow Cooker Dinners

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 30th, 2017

Turkey Mole TacosA workhorse during winter months for stews, chili and hot cider, slow cookers are often forgotten during the warmer months in favor of outdoor meals cooked on the grill. But then reality kicks and you realize that grilling on a Tuesday night is not as much fun as you planned because you’ve got a packed evening and an even busier rest of the week that you need to prepare for. Enter your slow cooker, back in action and ready to save the day. The best part? No stovetops or ovens involved, so your kitchen will stay cool even though the meal is hot.

Take back your weeknights and with some classic slow cooker meals that are perfect for summer nights. All of these recipes can be prepped in less than 40 minutes and practically cook themselves in the slow cooker. Stay one step ahead and prep the ingredients in the bowl of the slow cooker the night before, then store in the fridge and place into the slow cooker housing in the morning before you leave.

Turkey Mole Tacos (pictured above)
Moles are traditional Mexican sauces made with chiles and chocolate, and about 20 other ingredients and a fair amount of patience to make. Achieve the authentic flavor with just 15 minutes of prep work and let the slow cooker do the heavy lifting in this shortcut meal. Read more

Oh, Go Ahead, It’s Summer: Eat Dessert for Dinner

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 28th, 2017

If you can’t break the rules a little during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when can you? These fruity, indulgent desserts are filling, vibrant — and too delicious to wait to eat until after dinner anyway. Elevate one to the main event this week.

Deep Dish Peach Pie

This towering beauty is a bountiful way to celebrate peach season. With each hefty slice, you get a truly satisfying portion of buttery crust and loads of fruit; if you had eaten normal dinner, you might not have had enough room to really enjoy it!

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Beyond the Cookout: 9 Ways to Grill Breakfast, Lunch and Dessert

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 14th, 2017

Grilled French Toast Foil PacketsThroughout the summer the grill is the center of attention during dinnertime over the summer for cookouts and parties, but there’s no reason to shy away during the earlier parts of the day or a non-occasion. Whether you’re out by the pool, camping or just enjoying the warm weather, using the grill keeps you near the action and minimizes on clean up (see ya, pots and pans!). Spend the day outside and grill up some breakfast, lunch and dessert.

Breakfast:

Grilled French Toast Foil Packets (pictured above)
Who knew breakfast on the grill can be healthy, taste indulgent and no-fuss all at the same time? Individual foil packs (use the non-stick kind for this) are a fun way to serve and best of all, no plates to clean up. Read more

9 Make-and-Take Lunches to Get You Through Summer Weekdays

by in In Season, Recipes, View All Posts, July 11th, 2017

Peanut Soba Noodles with Vegetable SaladWe wish we could eat ice cream and lobster rolls on the boardwalk every day throughout the summer, but for the most part, we’re stuck behind a computer doing the same stuff we do for the rest of the year. And when we do go on vacation, we find ourselves over-indulging and over spending . Give your taste buds and your wallet a break from the overload with some weekday lunches you’ll actually be excited to dig into.

Peanut Soba Noodles with Vegetable Salad (pictured above)
No microwave necessary to dig into this cold noodle salad. Protein-packed peanut butter and soba noodles mean this vegetarian lunch will keep you full through the 3 p.m. slump. Read more

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