6 Ways to Make Over-the-Top Foods More Over the Top … with Bacon

by in Recipes, March 10th, 2016

Chicken and Bacon WafflesLet’s have a heart-to-heart. Is there a single place where bacon does not belong? Beyond crumbling it over a once-good-for-you salad or splaying a few slices beside scrambled eggs, there are boundless ways to put salty, crispy, addictive bacon to use. Celebrate bacon and all it’s done for you by not holding back one bit; bring it into your favorite over-the-top dishes to make them even more indulgent.

Chicken and Waffles

If you thought that classic Southern combination of fried chicken and waffles was the best thing you could slather in maple syrup, think again. It’s Chicken and Bacon Waffles that’s the real win, made with diced, pan-fried bacon for a dose of salty smokiness.

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Duff Goldman and His Baking Crew Are Back in the New Series Cake Masters

by in Shows, March 10th, 2016

Duff GoldmanKnown for some of the most-massive, mind-blowingly elaborate cakes, Duff Goldman and his experts in cake design are back on Food Network with the new series Cake Masters, premiering Monday, April 11 at 9|8c. In each of the six hourlong episodes, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes view of how the unconventional cakes come to life in Duff’s shop Charm City Cakes West in Los Angeles. Throughout the season, the incredible and unpredictable cake requests test the talents of Duff and his crew of culinary masters, sculptors, special effect artists and architects, featuring some familiar faces such as Geof Manthorne.

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Cozy Up to These Extra-Cheesy Sandwiches

by in Recipes, March 10th, 2016

Mac and Cheese Grilled CheeseWhen it comes to sandwiches, you can skip the bread in favor of a wrap or skip the meat in favor of hearty veggies, but you absolutely, positively cannot skip the cheese. It’s the glue that holds everything together and usually the best part of any between-the-bread meal, so do yourself a favor and indulge in one of these masterfully cheesy creations.

Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese (pictured above)
No need for spoons with your mac and cheese when you’ve got Jeff Mauro’s recipe. Refrigerate a sheet of mac and cheese before you add two slices of bread, more cheese and bacon. Cheese level: expert.

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Restaurant Ambush Revisited: Faded Star at Starlite Restaurant and Pizza

by in Shows, March 9th, 2016

Restaurant Ambush Revisited: Starlite Restaurant and PizzaIn the new-season premiere of Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his Ambush team gave one New Jersey restaurant owner the shock of her life when they showed up with an offer to renovate her West Orange, N.J., eatery, Starlite Restaurant and Pizza. Patty’s son reached out to Robert after noticing his mom’s struggles, and only after arriving did Robert see for himself the filth that had accumulated in the kitchen, as well as the stubborn staff and sorry financials. Read on below to hear from Patty to find out how her business has fared since Robert and his team overhauled her restaurant and gave it the second chance for success it deserved.

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Competitors Get a Second Chance on Guy’s Grocery Games Redemption Tournament

by in Shows, March 9th, 2016

Guy Fieri Redemption TournamentGuy Fieri welcomes back former Triple G competitors for a chance to redeem themselves and prove their culinary skills on Guy’s Grocery Games Redemption Tournament, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 8|7c. Returning contestants will battle it out in some of the toughest games Guy has ever thrown down, for a chance at up to $20,000 in the shopping spree, along with a coveted spot in the tournament’s finale. The one chef who can survive all the challenges will be crowned the Redemption Tournament Champion and earn the opportunity to win up to an additional $20,000 with a second shopping spree!

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Guy’s Grocery Games-Inspired Budget Meal

by in Recipes, Shows, March 9th, 2016

Budget StewThis week on Guy’s Grocery Games, not only were contestants paired up with strangers, but they also had to cook a budget meal for under $15 together — talk about challenging!

Luckily, we in Food Network Kitchen don’t flinch when we hear the word “budget.” In fact, we’ve developed a bunch of weeknight dinners with both value and health in mind. Read more

3 of a Kind: Savory Desserts

by in Restaurants, March 9th, 2016

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

3 of a Kind checks out three places across the country to try something cool, new and delicious.

Desserts are for those with a sweet tooth. But some pastry chefs are upping the savory side of the finale meal. With ingredients like vegetables and grains, meats and pepper, anything seems to be savor-worthy these days for the final course. Read more

All the Ways to Eat a Meatball

by in Recipes, March 8th, 2016

Comfort MeatballsFrom beginner meatball how-tos to Ina Garten’s ultimate dinner, we’ve got meatballs paired with spaghetti, dunked in soup, perched on top of pizza and served with couscous, atop sandwiches and even stuffed in a taco. When it comes to meatballs, there’s no end to the ways to enjoy them.

Comfort Meatballs (pictured above)
Think of The Pioneer Woman’s comfort meatballs as tiny round meatloaves, all bubbling together in one happy casserole pan — complete with classic ketchup sauce on top.

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10 Ways to Satisfy Your Waffle Craving

by in Recipes, March 8th, 2016

Multigrain WafflesWaffles may traditionally be a breakfast food, but they’re surprisingly versatile: Add chicken for a hearty and savory meal, top waffles with chocolate syrup for something sweet, or even use them instead of bread in a sandwich. Also, cooking some of your favorite baked treats, like brownies and biscuits, in a waffle iron instead of the oven can help ready them in a fraction of their normal time. What’s not to love? Check out our best waffle recipes and make a meal that will satisfy any sweet, savory or spicy craving.

Multigrain Waffles (pictured above)
Try these waffles that use three different grains — whole-wheat flour, cornmeal and old-fashioned rolled oats — for a nutrient-packed breakfast. Top with yogurt and your favorite fruit preserves for an even heartier option.

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6 Things to Know About Bialys

by in News, March 7th, 2016

6 Things to Know About BialysGuess what? The “humble bialy” is enjoying a full-on “revival.”

So declareth New York Magazine, noting that bialy purveyors, including the newly remodeled and recently reopened old-school bakery Kossar’s Bialys, are popping up all over the city that never sleeps (when it could be awake and eating a bread product instead).

But for anyone out there who is not entirely familiar with Polish-Jewish foodstuffs, this joyous welcome back to a beloved baked good raises a very important question: What’s a bialy?

Here are a few things to know:

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