Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies Are Here to Rock Your Snack Break

by in News, July 11th, 2017

Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies Are Here to Rock Your Snack BreakEverything old is new again — especially when the old thing is actually trying something new and different.

The Hostess Twinkie is a classic, around since 1930 — not counting that bankruptcy blip that saw the snack cakes disappear from store shelves in 2012, only to be reintroduced the following year – and instantly recognizable for its gold-hued sponge-cake exterior and white “creamy filling.”

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Raise Your Hand If You Want Rosé-Scented Armpits

by in News, July 10th, 2017

Raise Your Hand If You Want Rosé-Scented ArmpitsWould you like a deodorant that smells like millennial spirit? We have some good news and some bad news for you.

The good news: A San Francisco-based company called Native Deodorant, which makes its paraben- and aluminum-free products with simple, all-natural, non-toxic ingredients, has just introduced a trio of brunch-themed scents, packaged in a boxed set offering “mimosa, sangria, and of course rose!”

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Star Report: Who Flunked Midterms and Who’s in Good Shape for the Second Half

by , July 10th, 2017

Food Network StarWeek 6 is often the point in the season when the tide starts to turn — a few people start to break out from the pack, while others get left behind. This year's midterm challenges brought those results once again, and we're here to break down the wh...

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by , July 9th, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest pot...

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Take 5: Lighter Summer Dinner Recipes

by in Recipes, July 9th, 2017

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint SauceSummertime means chowing down on hamburgers and pasta salad at cookouts and big bowls of ice cream to beat the heat. It’s all fantastic and delicious until you wake up Monday morning and realize you are actually craving lighter fare that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Enjoy these five easy-to-make weeknight dinners that won’t wreck your beach bod and, best of all, take less than an hour to get on the table.

P.S. If you’ve already got the grill going, you may as well make your sides on there as well — try grilled veggies, corn on the cob or sweet potato fries to round out your healthy meals.

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce (pictured above)
No marinade necessary for this delicious chicken, just brush a balsamic-honey mixture over the chicken breasts as you grill. Make it look like you know what you’re doing with a frozen pea-based sauce for serving on the side. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Summer Travel Eats

by in Restaurants, July 9th, 2017

Trail Mix
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Chefs may leave their kitchens behind when they leave for summer vacation, but food is still top of mind — especially when it comes to snacking in transit. Whether they’re on a long-haul flight or road-tripping cross-country, these pros make sure to keep fueled with their favorite travel foods. Read on to find out what snacks warrant a spot in the suitcase. Read more

Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of Croissants

by in News, July 7th, 2017

Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of CroissantsOh la vache! The French are facing a serious butter shortage, which may prompt them to feel the pinch at patisseries and boulangeries across the country.

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What to Watch: A Family Showdown on Triple G and Guest Judge Tiffani Thiessen on Food Network Star

by in Shows, July 7th, 2017

Food Network Star
On Saturday morning, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are whipping up some summer grilling recipes and sharing creative ways to stay cool in the heat. Then, Tiffani Thiessen is cooking for some of her friends and co-stars and Tia Mowry is cooking with YouTube star Lily Singh, making spicy dishes inspired by Los Angeles. On Sunday morning, Ina Garten is making pro-level chocolate desserts and later, Ayesha Curry is starting new food traditions with her family.

On Sunday evening, a family of chefs enters Flavortown to battle it out and see who has the best cooking chops, and on Food Network Star, the remaining finalists host a summer social gathering in a crowded park.

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5 Packable Dishes that Survive a Day at the Beach

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

Camping MuffulettaBeach days are full of sandy toes, fun in the sun and, well, soggy sandwiches. It’s time your snacks matched your good time. That means pressed sandwiches that get better with time, fresh slaws and simple desserts packed in a cooler ready to stay out until the sun goes down. Here are some ideas to eat well at the beach all day. Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Incredibly Organized Pantry Puts Yours to Shame

by in News, July 6th, 2017

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Incredibly Organized Pantry Puts Yours to ShameIt probably won’t come as any kind of surprise to you that Gwyneth Paltrow’s pantry is, almost assuredly, more organized than yours. But just how much more organized it is may stun you a bit. Really, you might want to sit down before you take in this photo of the actress-turned-lifestyle guru’s kitchen closet recently posted on Instagram.

The fresh white larder in East Hamptons, New York, home is all carefully aligned beverage bottles (sparkling waters, mostly), prettily labeled mason jars, and lined woven baskets of various sizes, with handwritten tags letting a hungry prowler know without having to paw through the contents what they will find inside: “mixes,” “rice,” “grains,” “legumes + seeds” — and three large baskets of “pasta.” (So much pasta, Gwyneth!) Read more