8 Recipes That Will Have You Pining for Pineapple

by in Recipes, July 18th, 2015

Pineapple Upside-Down CakeBiting into a juicy, sweet and mildly tart piece of pineapple just might have you dreaming of a tropical vacation. Though its peel is nothing short of exotic, pineapple’s bright yellow interior still has a delicious familiarity that makes this fruit desired year-round. Pineapple is versatile in both sweet and savory recipes, and it can be enjoyed raw, baked or — especially in these summer months — grilled. And while fresh pineapple certainly holds its own in recipes such as Tyler Florence’s Chicken and Pineapple Skewers, the canned variety has its starring moments too. Keep reading below for more ways to use pineapple, and check out Food Network Magazine’s five-step guide to cutting and peeling this delicious fruit.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake — Just as delicious to eat as it is beautiful to look at, Ree’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for Food Network Magazine is definitely a crowd-pleasing dessert (pictured above). Not only does canned pineapple give this cake a convenience factor, it also moistens and naturally sweetens the batter. Add maraschino cherries for a beautiful contrast in color and a fruity garnish.

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Potato Salad 2 Ways: What’s Your Favorite?

by in Recipes, Shows, July 18th, 2015

Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Cherry Peppers and Sweet Relish VinaigretteWhether you’re grilling burgers, brats or barbecue this summer, nothing will round out your cookout menu quite like a hearty potato salad, and when it comes to creating the ultimate version, there are two groups: mayonnaise-dressing devotees versus vinaigrette lovers. On this morning’s all-new episode of The Kitchen, the co-hosts took those schools of thought one step further by creating two potato salads that differed not only in toppings but also in potatoes. Read on below for Geoffrey Zakarian’s and Katie Lee’s easy, crowd-pleasing recipes, one featuring Yukon golds and another made with golden sweet potatoes.

The star of GZ’s simple-to-prepare Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Cherry Peppers and Sweet Relish Vinaigrette (pictured above) is the sweet and tangy dressing he tosses with the potatoes. The addition of briny capers and whole-grain mustard guarantees a bold bite, while pickled cherry peppers and a duo of herbs offer color and freshness. Geoffrey says that you can make this potato salad the night before serving it; just keep it in the refrigerator, and be sure to toss it well before digging in.

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The Secret to Kid-Friendly Meat? Easy Marinades — Get the Recipes

by in Family, Recipes, July 18th, 2015

The Secret to Kid-Friendly Meat? Easy Marinades — Get the RecipesWhen it comes to cooking with small kids underfoot, I’m always looking for dinner ideas with that magical combination of flexibility, simplicity, big flavors and tender meat. Our kids are 1, 3, 4 and 6, and the whole crew has varying amounts of teeth at any given time, so tender meat is a must. Plus, it’s delicious — no matter what age you are.

So I rely on two delicious marinades that I know by heart to put on anything from flank steak to chicken strips to roasted whole chickens. One is a tangy blend of lime and cumin; the other is lemon and garlic. Even though they’re both citrus-based, they’re full of totally different flavors. Our kids LOVE them, and, as a bonus, you can double any batch of marinade and throw a second dinner in the freezer while you’re making the first. The meat will just keep soaking up more flavor while it thaws later on.

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Camp-Food Delivery Service Aims to Enhance Your Adventures

by in News, July 17th, 2015

Camp-Food Delivery Service Aims to Enhance Your AdventuresS’mores are all very well and good (and when done precisely to your taste, well, very good), but a new app and website — Fireside Provisions — takes camp food to the next level.

Click through and you can have healthy, high-end-sounding camp food — scones with “natural jams,” Starbucks coffee, maple mustard pork chops and spicy chili-baked yams, and yes, “gourmet s’mores” (not to mention essentials like organic sunscreen and soap, natural toothpaste and biodegradable toilet paper) — delivered right to your door in advance of your camping trip.

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What to Watch: The Premiere of Giada in Italy and a Food Truck Throwdown on Food Network Star

by in Shows, July 17th, 2015

Food Network StarThis weekend, catch up with your favorite chefs on Food Network, who are bringing you all-new recipes — ranging from frozen summer treats to authentic Italian dishes — that are perfect for every occasion. On Saturday morning, join the cast of The Kitchen for summer recipes like potato salad. Plus, they get a special visit from Kathie Lee Gifford, who makes her delicious Peach and Rhubarb Crostata.

Start your Sunday morning with Ree Drummond and watch as she puts the spotlight on color in vibrant dishes like her Asian noodle salad and strawberry ice cream. Next, tune in for the premiere of Giada in Italy, where Giada De Laurentiis travels to the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento to grab ingredients for her light meal featuring Grilled Treviso with Citrus Bagna Cauda. Then, learn Daphne Brogdon’s recipes for cooking economically, like her Hearty Summer Pasta and Three-Ingredient Pea Soup. In the evening, gear up for three hours of competition. Kick it off with Triple G, where the chefs face a challenge involving the express lane. Then, it’s a food truck throwdown on Food Network Star. Watch as the finalists create a social-media promo for their food truck, which they must present to food truck enthusiasts who get to decide which dishes of theirs to try. Finally, tune in for Alton Brown’s latest challenges on Cutthroat Kitchen at 10|9c.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Salmon

by in Recipes, July 17th, 2015

sweet and spicy grilled salmonThink you know everything there is to know about salmon? Read on; you might learn a thing or two.

1. Salmon are an anadromous fish, which means they’re born in freshwater but spend their adult lives at sea. They return to fresh water only to spawn.

Make Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon (pictured above)

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Caption It: Where’s the LOL Emoji When You Need It?

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Food Network StarThe timed challenges, the unexpected twists, the life-changing prize that will be awarded in just a few weeks — these factors and surely others contribute to the high-pressure, higher-stakes atmosphere of Food Network Star, for both the finalists c...

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Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award

by in News, Shows, July 16th, 2015

Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and DivesGuy Fieri has done it again. For the third year in a row, the past Food Network Star winner’s fan-favorite series, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, has scored a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award. From North Pole, Alaska, to the island of Key West, Fla., Guy and the Triple D team have traveled from coast to coast and beyond in search of the best, most-over-the-top versions of classic eats and drinks and the local legends who create them at popular joints and little-known hot spots alike. The series, now in its 23rd season, is nominated in the Structured Reality Program Category.

Joining Triple D in the Structured Reality Program category are Antiques Roadshow, MythBusters, Shark Tank and Undercover Boss, as well as HGTV’s Property Brothers, hosted by siblings and home-renovation experts Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott. Fresh off of its seventh season, Property Brothers is known for transforming fixer-upper houses into dream homes — all while staying within a family’s budget and set timeline.

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Thanksgiving in July: Food Network Magazine’s Shortcuts Survey

by in Food Network Magazine, Holidays, Polls, July 16th, 2015

roast turkeyIt’s only mid-July, but Food Network Magazine editors are already hard at work on the Thanksgiving issue. So while you’re searching for potato salad recipes and ideas for no-bake dessert to bring to the next cookout, their minds are on turkey and pumpkin pie. Help them with their research and vote in the following Thanksgiving shortcuts poll.

From boxed mashed potatoes to canned cranberries, Food Network Magazine wants to know how you cut corners for the big feast. Answer the questions below, then see how your Thanksgiving dinner compares with others in the upcoming November issue.

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When Summer Calls and Shrimp Tacos Answer

by in Recipes, July 16th, 2015

Shrimp Tacos with Mango SlawWhen it comes to building a taco, there are endless varieties of proteins, fillings and fixins. This summer, try using shrimp as an alternative to steak or chicken. It takes just two to three minutes to grill or saute shrimp, which means you can focus more on making delicious toppings like Food Network Magazine’s mango slaw (pictured above). Keep reading below for more creative ideas on shrimp tacos, including Rachael Ray’s recipe, which calls for lettuce instead of taco shells.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Slaw — With coleslaw mix, sweet mango and fresh cilantro, Food Network Magazine’s shrimp taco recipe certainly holds true to the old chef’s adage that “you eat with your eyes first.” Top tender shrimp with this colorful mango slaw that gets a kick from a Sriricha and mayonnaise dressing. Use hard taco shells for a crunchy texture in every bite.

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