The thing about a kitchen is that no matter how diligent you are about keeping it clean, no amount of counter-wiping, dish-washing, or leftovers-eating is ever going to combat the inevitable clutter. Kitchens come with stuff — which is probably why you have a Pinterest board full of pantry organizing ideas, all promising a neater, more efficient space (plus, they’re just really cool to look at). We asked four bloggers with fabulous pantries how they keep things tidy, and we suggest you steal all of their genius ideas.
3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious.
For such a simple dish, eggs Benedict has quite a complicated history. Instead of one definitive origin story, there have long been conflicting accounts of how the dish came to be created. One version claims eggs Benedict started at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Another says it began at Delmonico’s in Manhattan. Then, there’s a guy named Commodore E. C. Benedict whose supposed recipe made its way to The New York Times well after his death. The dispute of how it came into existence may continue on indeterminably, but there’s one point that can’t be argued: Eggs Benedict has become integral to American brunch menus. So popular is the dish that it has spawned an entire subgenre of decadent poached-egg creations with all kinds of newfangled flavors and ingredients. Here are three stepped-up versions of the classic eggs Benedict dish.
This chic waterfront restaurant serves a fabulous brunch with three high-end variations of Benedict, including short rib and oysters Rockefeller. The lobster Benedict, however, is the perennial crowd-pleaser. Succulent shellfish is served atop potato hash and poached eggs adorned with spring ramps, shaved asparagus and sherry hollandaise. Even the add-on is far from standard: White sturgeon caviar, anyone?
Chopped has returned with a third season of the popular five-part Teen Tournament. In tonight’s fourth round, four teens entered the hallowed kitchen to try their luck at cooking with the mystery baskets. But even the most-practiced chef can get shaken when it comes to the added pressure and time constraints of the competition. Sometimes it all comes down to the final minutes, as we saw in tonight’s episode. Once again the teens brought their talent to battle with the hopes of earning one of four spots in the finale. From that final showdown, only one will emerge victorious as the winner of $25,000.
For Season 9, Worst Cooks in America has invited nine celebrities who can’t cook to take on the challenges of Boot Camp. Mentors Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell have lots in store for these unsuspecting individuals. In their daily lives, these celebrities are comics, TV actors and reality stars, but when it comes to the kitchen, they’re disasters waiting to happen. Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9|8c to see the hilarious bumbling unfold. Every day leading up to the premiere, we’ll be revealing a star contestant on FN Dish. Today it’s actress Mindy Cohn.
In case you missed it, last Tuesday marked the official return of Starbucks’ ever-popular autumnal latte — and this year, they’re debuting a cold PSL Frappuccino to help ease customers into the seasonal transition. (Bottled versions will be available in grocery stores nationwide starting this fall too.) The international coffee chain has managed to secure pumpkin spice’s status as a hallmark of fall flavor — which means that soon, a flurry of other brands will follow suit, rolling out their latest takes on the warming combination of pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. If you’ve been looking forward to the return of sweet, spicy pumpkin all summer long but don’t want to risk wasting money on some of the new, experimental iterations, consider uncapping your own bottle of pumpkin pie spice and getting creative at home. Oatmeal, cinnamon buns, muffins and whoopie pies are just a few edible iterations that showcase the flavor in all of its comforting, spicy glory. Here are six recipes from Food Network Kitchen that show you just how it’s done.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
It might surprise you to find out that you need only a tiny amount of the spice that inspired the mania behind this rather simple latte: one-quarter teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, to be exact, along with one-quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract. The real key is to add a little pumpkin puree to the warm milk; it gives the latte extra body.
If you ask us, the phrase “winner, winner, chicken dinner” is no coincidence. That’s because chicken is a winner on so many fronts: It can be cooked in a flash, satisfies like nobody’s business and is arguably one of the most-versatile proteins you’re ever going to cook with. As an ode, we’ve got a whole week’s worth of chicken recipes that can hit the table in 30 minutes flat and save the day on busy nights.
Just like the classic chicken dish, Rachael Ray’s Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss (pictured above) is fresh, lemony and bright. Toss lemon, garlic, fresh herbs and a splash of white wine with juicy chicken breast tenders and penne for an all-in-one meal ready to eat in 30 minutes.
Football season is here and Food Network Magazine wants to know how you prepare for the big game. Share your game-day strategies here, and see how your traditions compare to other readers’ customs in a future issue.
For Season 9, Worst Cooks in America has invited nine celebrities who can’t cook to take on the challenges of Boot Camp. Mentors Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell have lots in store for these unsuspecting individuals. In their daily lives, these celebrities are comics, TV actors and reality stars, but when it comes to the kitchen, they’re disasters waiting to happen. Tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9|8c to see the hilarious bumbling unfold. Every day leading up to the premiere, we’ll be revealing a star contestant on FN Dish. Today it’s funny lady Nicole Sullivan.
When you’re rushing to get everyone out the door on time, finding even a few minutes for breakfast can seem impossible. But not to worry — we’ve found recipes that make a filling morning meal completely doable. With some simple Sunday night prep, your whole family can enjoy all week long a delicious (and portable!) breakfast that’s ready in a flash.
Pancake Cones (pictured above)
Make multiple thin 6-inch pancakes on Sunday night and store them in the fridge. On a busy morning, warm one in the microwave for a few seconds before stuffing it with a couple of tablespoons of cottage cheese and your favorite jam. Roll it into a cone and you’re out the door.
The unofficial end of summer means that autumn has nearly arrived, and with it the return of hearty, baked pasta dishes. And we couldn’t be happier about that.
A gooey, crowd-pleasing favorite, this Bake-and-Slice Macaroni and Cheese (pictured above) gets its craveable cheesiness from a blend of four cheeses — cheddar, Muenster, provolone and mozzarella. There’s a little paprika to add a welcome smoky bite to the indulgent sauce, which is made with half-and-half to amp up the creaminess. After coating all the elbow noodles with the sauce and cheese, cover the dish with one last helping of cheddar before baking. It’s important to let the casserole rest for a half hour before serving; this will ensure that it’s easy to slice.