Recipe of the Day: The Neelys’ Barbecue Chicken

by in Recipes, June 15th, 2011

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What secret ingredient adds a layer of flavor to Pat and Gina Neely’s famous barbecue chicken that’s probably in your pantry right now? The chicken is marinated overnight in Italian dressing and then slathered in their signature BBQ sauce made with light brown sugar.

If you don’t have a grill, place the chicken in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.

Get the recipe: The Neelys’ Barbecue Chicken

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

How to Keep Your Kitchen Cool

by in How-to, June 14th, 2011

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In the hot summer months, it’s hard to spend time in the kitchen over a hot stove. Every Wednesday on Food Network’s Facebook page, we host “Ask the Editor,” where readers can ask a question on a specific topic. Last week, we received numerous inquiries on how to keep kitchens cool in the summer heat.

So how can you put dinner on the table without driving you and your family into a heat coma?

Top 5 Tips With Recipes

1. Take It Outside: If you have a grill, use it! You can make dinner — from start to finish on the grill — leaving your house cool and your stove clean.
Recipes: Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers, Tuna Burgers with Carrot-Ginger Sauce, Grilled Ratatouille Salad

2. Use Your Slow Cooker: Set it and forget it — it couldn’t be more simple. While we don’t suggest cooking heavy dinners like you would in the winter, there are lighter, more refreshing ways to use this kitchen gadget.
Recipes: Shrimp Creole, Chipotle-Lime Chicken Thighs, Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos

Three more ways to keep the heat down in your kitchen »

Alex Eats: Fresh Oysters

by in Food Network Chef, June 14th, 2011

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alex guarnaschelliEvery week, Alex Guarnaschelli, host of Alex’s Day Off, shares with readers what she’s eating — whether it’s from the farmers’ market or fresh off the boat, she’ll have you craving everything from comfort food to seasonal produce.

I always think an oyster is completely submerged in water all of the time. On a recent boat ride through a little inlet outside Charleston, S.C. I learned that isn’t always true. As the boat ripped through the water, I noticed some unusual-looking plants adorning the shoreline. When the boat slowed, I got a closer look at these “plants.” They were actually oysters, one growing virtually on top of the other, like a 50-car pileup on the freeway. They were rooted in the sand, but due to the low tide, some were submerged and others not.

The skipper of our boat, Joe, a South Carolina native, saw me staring and pulled the boat over to the edge of a small beach area. “Put those boots on,” he instructed with a knowing grin. He handed me a pair of electric-green boots and I pulled them on slowly as he passed me an oyster knife. We crouched over the oysters and gently pulled a few loose. They were covered in grit, but they were still beautiful. I pried the top shell open and tasted the oyster (and its ridiculously fresh liquid) as if it were my first. It was so cold! Joe grinned, “Pretty good, eh?”

Better than you could ever imagine.

Read Alex’s tips for oysters and get her recipe after the jump »

May’s Top 10 Recipes

by in Recipes, June 14th, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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