by Sarah De Heer in Community, October 7th, 2012
by Toby Amidor, October 7th, 2012
You’d never know this week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week was actually a lightened-up version of a comfort food classic. Food Network Kitchens used Muenster, sharp cheddar and Parmesan and mixed in pureed cauliflower for extra creaminess in Food Network Magazine‘s Three-Cheese Macaroni.
For more lightened-up recipe inspiration, visit Food Network’s Let’s Get Healthy board on Pinterest.
Get the recipe: Three-Cheese Macaroni
by Wendy Waxman in Entertaining, Holidays, October 6th, 2012
This kid-friendly and wildly popular food is often DEMANDED by kids. Should you give into to your kiddos’ requests for these bite-sized poultry pieces?
At a first glance, breaded and fried chicken isn’t the best nor is it the worst fo...
by Dana Angelo White, October 6th, 2012
Even the most delicious cuisine is enhanced by presentation. Think of it as a backdrop, a stage set that brings your feast to life. What I bring to the party is everything but the food itself. I’ve always been fascinated by how food is presented on tables and settings of all types. In this new weekly column, I’ll be sharing my favorite design snippets and scenarios, based on my adventures as a Food Network designer and an avid connoisseur of style and design. So feel free to indulge here, but with your eyes only.
Think of these as essential presentation elements. The collectible trivet, from the most basic to the highly embellished, protects your counter and table surfaces from heat damage.
by FN Dish Editor in Recipes, October 5th, 2012
We just can’t get enough of this seasonal treat. Scoop some up at the farmers’ market or apple orchard and make these inspired recipes.
Mulled, sparkling or spiked. Sip on some cider and dive into fall.
Mulled Cider (above)
by Kristina Mellegard in Shows, October 5th, 2012
Think beyond the typical breakfast waffle and try to incorporate sweet and savory flavors to take waffles beyond breakfast and into lunch and dinner. We’ve rounded up Food Network’s top five waffle recipes, each light, crispy and a cinch to prepare.
5. Pumpkin Waffles With Maple Walnut Apples – For a true taste of fall, top homemade pumpkin waffles with a warm, maple-apple-walnut topping.
4. Gingerbread Waffles – Craving the classic gingerbread aromatic scent that often accompanies with the holidays? Rachael’s easy recipe will have these waffles on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Get the top three waffle recipes
by Dana Angelo White, October 5th, 2012
Beginning this Saturday, October 6, you can watch Sunny Anderson embark upon a new journey in her second show, Home Made in America with Sunny Anderson. Follow Sunny as she travels through Baton Rouge, La., Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas and New York tasting delicious home-cooked creations as she moves across the country. Sunny demonstrates that there is more to food besides preparation and flavor — there is also a story. Throughout the season Sunny will not only try the most-celebrated recipes in the cities she visits, but she will also meet the cooks behind the creations. These cooks will share their inspirational stories and also their own secrets and tips. Tune in to this daytime series at 9:30am ET/PT on October 6 so that you can be a part of the journey.
Get the recipes from the most recent episode of Home Made in America.
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by Marisa McClellan in Recipes, October 5th, 2012
Cumin is earthy, smoky and downright toasty. This sensational spice is a must-have for fall cooking.
Dating back to the Old Testament, this ancient spice is a relative of parsley (but you’d never know it by the flavor). Tiny slivered ...
by Lauren Miyashiro in Community, October 5th, 2012
I bought my first cast-iron skillet in my early twenties. I didn’t have much of a budget for cookware in those days and all the advice I read said that cast iron was the best bang for my buck. All I really knew is that I didn’t want to deal with flimsy, peeling, nonstick pans anymore.
I was initially a little nervous about introducing cast iron into my kitchen, because I’d grown up with a mother who hated cast iron with a passion. She thought it was too heavy, fussy to care for and entirely unsanitary (because you’re not supposed to scrub it with soap. My mother is a firm believer in the power of a good, sudsy scour).
When my parents got married, she actually got rid of my dad’s beloved collection of cast-iron skillets. Forty-two years later, those long-gone skillets continue to be one of the few bones of contention in their marriage.
With this history, it’s understandable that I was uneasy about my own cast-iron purchase. Turns out my anxiety was entirely unwarranted. I fell hard for that first skillet, so much so that I added several others to my kitchen in short order. If my husband tossed out my skillets, I do believe it would be grounds for divorce.
Before you heat your skillet, read these tips
Huffington Post: In a close race, Michelle Obama is the winner of Family Circle’s presidential cookie contest. Which sweet treat would get your vote: the first lady’s White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies?
Grist: Does the microwave zap vegetables of their nutritional goodness? Not as much as you may think.
CNBC: The world’s most-expensive wine ever sold directly from a winery goes on sale for $168.00 a bottle. What meal would you pair with such a pricey Cabernet Sauvignon?
Slate: Not sure what kind of apple to use for a recipe? Use this illustrated flow chart to help you decide.
SF Gate: Milk chocolate can be just as flavorful and sophisticated as darker varieties. No wonder Americans prefer it three-to-one.