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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Rosé Gin May Make Your Summer That Much Rosier

by in News, August 14th, 2017

Rosé Gin May Make Your Summer That Much RosierOh, rosé, where will you show up next? The ultrapopular pink drink has lent its pretty-pretty hue to everything from gummies to underarm deodorant and can be sipped from cute cans and ironic 40-ounce bottles in its original form. The latest product to feel the blush of rose? Gin.

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11 Ways to Eat Corn Off the Cob

by in In Season, Recipes, August 14th, 2017

Corn SaladHow much do kids love corn? Let me put it this way: I can add corn to basically ANYTHING and get a cheer from my four rascals when dinner hits the table. And let’s not limit this to corn on the cob, because that’s always a slam dunk. Nope, even when it’s off the cob, this sweet, crunchy veg is a hit with my brood. Here are my go-to picks.

The Salads

Ina Garten’s Corn Salad (pictured above)
A handful of ingredients transforms a few simple ears of corn into a flavorful, potluck-worthy dish.

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Exclusive Interview with the Winner of Food Network Star, Season 13

by , August 13th, 2017

Food Network StarAfter 10 weeks of intense challenges both in the kitchen and on camera, a new Star was born tonight when Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis announced the newest member of the Food Network family. Cory Bahr, Jason Smith and Rusty Hamlin joined their f...

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Chefs’ Picks: Los Angeles Tacos

by in Restaurants, August 13th, 2017

Petty Cash Tacos
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Los Angeles is a taco town, having long been hailed as the capital of the Californian staple. The list of excellent taco spots is so long, it takes some serious work to narrow it down. That’s where local chefs come into play. Here three LA pros dish about the most-tempting taco spots in the City of Angels. Read more

Non-Melting Ice Cream: Cool or Not So Cool?

by in News, August 12th, 2017

Non-Melting Ice Cream: Cool or Not So Cool?Ice cream that doesn’t melt: Is it a good or bad thing? Discuss!

Your answer may depend on what news stories you happen to be reading.

Swaying you toward the negative may be the hullaballoo over a non-melting ice cream sandwich in Australia. A woman in New South Wales named Mary Salter posted a note on Facebook asking why, after her grandson, in a fit of pique, chucked two halves of a broken ice cream sandwich in her backyard (one piece on the cement and one on the lawn), the frozen treat didn’t melt even “after four days in 26-degree [79 degrees F] heat on cement … in direct sun.”

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Coffee in Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cones May Be the Best Idea Ever

by in News, August 11th, 2017

Coffee in Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cones May Be the Best Idea EverNo doubt about it. People do a lot of crazy things with lattes. They put them in avocados and carrots. They make them with activated charcoal and live blue algae. But a cafe in Japan is rocking the best latte idea yet: Latte in chocolate-dipped ice cream cones.

Just take a minute to savor the very idea of that.

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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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Local, Seasonal Produce? Now There’s an App for That

by in News, August 10th, 2017

Local, Seasonal Produce? Now There’s an App for ThatWe all want to eat fresh, seasonal produce, at the peak of its flavor, but sometimes it’s hard to keep track of exactly what’s in season near you at any given time. Now there’s an app for that.

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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