by Foodlets in Family, Recipes, June 2nd, 2017
by Emily Lee in Community, News, June 1st, 2017
Even when cooking for a family of six, I don’t plan my meals as closely as you might think. But I am pretty serious about stocking my freezer with enough staples to make whatever sounds like the right combination of delicious, quick and easy pieces each night. Here are the items I try to never be without, plus what I make with them.
Every time I see that beautiful sale sticker on chicken thighs, I load up my cart. Compared to breasts, thighs have more flavor, and you can’t be the price even without a hot sale. Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala is one of our go-to favorites, and I love that I can prep the whole recipe and throw it into a bag uncooked, right into the freezer. Giada De Laurentiis’ Roman-Style Chicken (pictured above) is another make-ahead gem. Packed with tender strips of bell peppers, this one has a veggie built right in. But the most-straightforward dinner in this collection of crowd-pleasers might be these grilled chicken thighs full of Greek flavors. Lemon, garlic and oregano swirl together, coating the chicken perfectly — and doing it all in minutes.
by Amy Reiter in News, June 1st, 2017
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Mark your calendars, sugar fiends: Tomorrow is the first Friday of June – better known as National Doughnut Day. In keeping with tradition, some of the nation’s most-popular purveyors of fried dough will be doling out their sweet, pillowy creations for free. But did you know there’s a longer story behind this beloved foodie holiday?
It all started in Chicago back in 1938, when the Salvation Army decided to honor the women who served on the front lines during WWI, providing infantrymen – known as “doughboys” – with coffee and doughnuts. (It’s even said that they fried the doughnuts inside the soldiers’ metal helmets!) What began as a fundraiser for the needy during the Great Depression has since morphed into a larger-scale celebration of delicious fried dough, a cornerstone of the American foodscape.
So tomorrow, as you sink your teeth into some sweet, glazed rings, remember the Doughnut Lassies of 1917 — and don’t forget to share your pics online using #NationalDoughnutDay or #NationalDonutDay!
Dunkin’ Donuts – Nationwide
When: All day
Like last year, Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Doughnut Day by giving away one free doughnut per customer with the purchase of any beverage. Guests can choose any kind of doughnut (or “donut,” as the chain calls it) they like. The offer is valid at all participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations nationwide, throughout the entire day on Friday, June 2.
by FN Dish Editor in Shows, June 1st, 2017
Here are two words you might not ever have expected to hear together: cheese tea. People are now swearing they go deliciously hand in hand.
So, what is cheese tea? Well, it’s tea with cheese in it. Yes, at first blush, that sounds gross. But we’re not talking stinky cheese — your Limburger, Taleggio or Stinking Bishop. The cheese in question is actually cream cheese — either sweet or salty — and the effect sounds more like a thick, cheesecake-y version of milky teas or bubble tea than anything else.
by Maria Russo, June 1st, 2017
Guy Fieri has handed the keys to his grocery store over to dessert master Duff Goldman and given Duff carte blanche to remodel the store, restock the shelves and sugarcoat his grocery games. Every week, starting Monday, July 10 at 8|7c, Duff will test the skills of a new batch of four pastry chefs as they race the aisles shopping, preparing and plating confectionary creations in three rounds of epic baking challenges. Those will include preparing desserts using savory ingredients, making store-bought treat makeovers, baking dessert imposters and more. The contestants must use shopping shortcuts and food hacks to rise to the top. The one that impresses a rotating panel of judges with their baking will earn a grand prize of $10,000!
Fans craving more can visit FoodNetwork.com/DessertGames for competition highlights, and can learn more about Duff Goldman and the panel of judges. They can share on social media using #DessertGames.
by Amy Reiter in News, May 31st, 2017
On Sunday's Food Network Star premiere (set a reminder for 9|8c!), mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis will dole out what has the potential to be the most-important challenge of the season: the task of auditioning for them in person and on the...
by Maria Russo, May 31st, 2017
Prom season, like so many stages of young people’s lives, is a time to both embrace tradition and to challenge — and to learn from mistakes and use them to redefine what is possible.
That’s why you’ve just have to love this season’s latest craze: prom croissants.
by Foodlets in Family, Recipes, May 30th, 2017
"I believe that I can see more of the heart and soul of a person. Where he sees it through their cooking, I see it in their eyes," Giada De Laurentiis says of the differences in the way she and Bobby Flay judge Food Network Star finalists. This judge...
by Amy Reiter in News, May 30th, 2017
So, you keep hearing about potential health benefits of fish, but your family isn’t exactly keen on it. Now what? Instead of swearing it off your dinner menu forever, look to these eight magical recipes. Yes, they’re full of good-for-you fish, but they’re also full of flavors that my family and yours will enjoy, making them go-to dinner picks. If you’ve ever wanted to start feeding your crew more seafood, this is an excellent place to start.
Baked Fish and Chips (pictured above)
You’ll never guess what secret ingredient the chefs in Food Network Kitchen use to create a hefty crunch without frying. Hint: You may have had it for breakfast.
by Food Network Kitchen in View All Posts, May 30th, 2017
When we’re stuck somewhere in transit and getting increasingly hungry and irritated, most of are probably apt to just sit there feeling sorry for ourselves. But this guy, Mitch Katz, is not most of us.
On Sunday, May 14, Katz was stuck on an Amtrak train 161, which had stalled en route to Washington, D.C. — a mechanics-related service disruption ultimately resulted in a three-hour delay — and he found himself getting “hangry,” he tweeted. So, after more than an hour of waiting, he called to have a pizza delivered to his car on the train, stranded between stations, from a local spot.
Bake sales are a classic fundraiser — who doesn’t like to support a good cause and pick up a sweet? But if you spend too much making your treats, it could eat into the “profit” you make from selling them. Should you make oatmeal cookies or crispy rice treats? Banana bread or pound cake? Cookies or cupcakes?
If you’re on a budget, take a good look at a recipe’s ingredients list before choosing. Avoid mix-ins like nuts and dried fruit, which can quickly add up (see our chart below). Instead, consider treats made with less expensive items, like egg-based meringues. Or opt for cakes such as banana bread and doughnuts, which contain oil instead of butter. Old-fashioned picks like oatmeal cookies or snickerdoodles also have low-cost main ingredients.
Using a national grocery provider’s average prices, we priced out some of our favorite bake sale items to help you decide what to make and how much to spend. See how these classics compare.