May’s Top 10 Recipes

by in Recipes, June 14th, 2011

may popular recipes
Want to know what Food Network fans were cooking in May? From Baked French Toast Casserole to Roasted Asparagus and cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, here are the top 10 recipes of the month:

10. Tyler’s Chicken Enchiladas

9. Alton’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese

8. Paula’s Crab Cakes

7. Paula’s English Peas

6. American Macaroni Salad

The top 5 recipes for May after the jump »

FN Fan Bites: Sandra’s Book Deal, Guy’s Cars and Star Videos to Watch

by in Food Network Chef, June 13th, 2011

sandra lee
Sandra Lee has agreed to a deal with Hyperion and the Disney Interactive Media Group that would include the publication of five new books. In addition to the books, Sandra will produce a series of 15 online videos expected to launch this fall, around the same time as the publication of her lifestyle book and the first of two cookbooks. Later, she’ll publish two food-themed novels with recipes.

Guy Fieri opened up his garage in a recent interview with AutoTrader.com.  His favorite, a ’71 Chevelle, was purchased by saving up money he placed in a boot in his closet for two and a half years — he’s vowed to never sell it. His current garage is filled with numerous cars — find out what they are and what car he’s still looking for on AutoTrader.com.

Videos featuring Robert Irvine, Bobby and Giada after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: Rachael’s BBQ Chicken Burgers

by in Recipes, June 13th, 2011

bbq chicken burgers with slaw
Take a break from beef and lighten up dinner tonight with Rachael’s BBQ Burgers made with ground chicken. These patties are formed with sautéed red onions and garlic that are seasoned with a mixture of tomato paste, Worcestershire and hot sauces.

After they’re cooked, top them with a crunchy and refreshing coleslaw tossed in a honey-lemon juice dressing.

Get the recipe: Rachael’s BBQ Chicken Burgers With Slaw

Browse more of Food Network’s BBQ chicken recipes in Grilling Central.

Weekend Cookout Menu: Ready in 30 Minutes

by in Recipes, June 10th, 2011

bobby flay la burger
This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds — boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each Friday, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that will cook up in 30 minutes or less. So fire up the grill this weekend and make it a family affair.

Main Dish: Bobby’s L.A. Burger (pictured above)
Side Dish: Smokey Corn On the Cob
Dessert: Grilled Banana Splits
Drink: Peach-Ginger Iced Tea (in honor of National Iced Tea Month)

Planning on making one of these dishes? Snap a photo and post it on Food Network’s Facebook wall.


The Sweetest Time of the Year: National Candy Month

by in Recipes, June 10th, 2011

For some of us with an affinity for all things candy-coated, sugared and dipped in or filled with chocolate, every month seems to be candy month. However, June is a particularly sweet four weeks thanks to its designation as National Candy Month. Our quick and simple candy recipes below are sure to satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth.

Food Network Magazine’s recipe for a Balloon Bouquet (pictured above) with jelly beans and a cherry licorice bow is every kid’s dream snack on a stick. Taking just moments to put together, this fun sweet treat is an ideal last-day-of-school indulgence.

Bring a concession stand favorite into your kitchen with Food 2’s video of Alton Brown making Easy Homemade Cotton Candy. Using just a whisk and a metal rack (no fancy equipment needed here!), you can make stove-top fluffy candy clouds any day of the week.

Browse more sweet recipes after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: Bobby’s Grilled Pizza

by in Recipes, June 10th, 2011

grilled pizza with sausage, peppers and onions
Move over delivery, there’s a new pizza joint in town and it’s coming straight from your grill. While it will take you longer to make this pizza than it would to order takeout, it’s healthier and worth the effort. This recipe is also great for getting the entire family involved in dinner — young children can roll out the dough while an adult is at the grill.

Bobby tops his grilled pizza with hot sausages, sweet peppers and red onions. Tone it down for the little ones by using sweet Italian sausage or create a make-your-own pizza bar with multiple toppings to choose from.

Get the recipe: Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions and Oregano Ricotta

Browse more of Food Network’s summer recipes in Grilling Central.

Food Network Star Insider Tips from Melissa d’Arabian

by in Shows, June 9th, 2011

Melissa d’Arabian
Melissa d’Arabian, host of the popular budget-friendly series Ten Dollar Dinners, knows exactly how it feels to be a contestant on Food Network Star — she beat out thousands of hopefuls to claim the “Star” title in Season 5. Now, as she watches from her couch, she’s offering the new cast ten tips, or pieces of advice, on how to survive the season:

45 is the new 20.
Forty-five minutes sounds like an eternity to cook one dish, right? And it is — at home. Forget what you think you know about time. Forty-five minutes is nothing.

Do not make major predictions your first day.
It’s just plain old bad luck. It tempts the gods of great television just too much.

Head over to Food Network’s Star blog now to read Melissa’s top tips.

Watch an all-new episode of Food Network Star this Sunday: 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central


Off the Beaten Aisle: Mint

by in Recipes, June 9th, 2011

feta mint penne pasta
It’s time to move mint beyond juleps and mojitos.

Because in the U.S., mint has struggled to land on the dinner table. We tend to associate it with sweets (after all, it does pair nicely with chocolate) and breath mints.

But elsewhere in the world, especially North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, mint is used to lend a crisp, almost peppery contrast to savory dishes, especially fatty ones (think lamb with mint sauce).

First, the basics.

You’ll find mint sold with the other herbs in the produce section, often in large bunches that you’ll never manage to entirely use. No worries — it’s cheap.

Most of the mint sold in American grocery stores is spearmint or peppermint, just two of the many varieties (that grow like weeds) available. It should have a mix of large and small leaves that are bright green and firm.

Find out what you can make with mint »

Recipe of the Day: BLT Pasta Salad

by in Recipes, June 9th, 2011

blt pasta salad
Need a new and kid-friendly side to complement grilled chicken this summer? The classic sandwich is transformed into a pasta salad complete with works: bacon, lettuce and tomato.

Get the recipe: BLT Pasta Salad

Browse more of Food Network’s pasta salad recipes.

On the Blogs: Groupon’s Next Target, Guy Fieri’s Tattoos and a Bottle Opener for iPhone

by in Community, June 8th, 2011