9 Make-and-Take Lunches to Get You Through Summer Weekdays

by in In Season, Recipes, View All Posts, July 11th, 2017

Peanut Soba Noodles with Vegetable SaladWe wish we could eat ice cream and lobster rolls on the boardwalk every day throughout the summer, but for the most part, we’re stuck behind a computer doing the same stuff we do for the rest of the year. And when we do go on vacation, we find ourselves over-indulging and over spending . Give your taste buds and your wallet a break from the overload with some weekday lunches you’ll actually be excited to dig into.

Peanut Soba Noodles with Vegetable Salad (pictured above)
No microwave necessary to dig into this cold noodle salad. Protein-packed peanut butter and soba noodles mean this vegetarian lunch will keep you full through the 3 p.m. slump. Read more

Grilled Salads that Prove a Little Char Goes a Long Way

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 11th, 2017

Grilled Salmon Cobb SaladDinner salads and grilling are summer staples. Put them together and you get a winning dish that brings all the best flavors of the season together. Break out your grill master skills on a warm night and turn your favorite salad into something a bit more special. Read more

Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies Are Here to Rock Your Snack Break

by in News, July 11th, 2017

Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies Are Here to Rock Your Snack BreakEverything old is new again — especially when the old thing is actually trying something new and different.

The Hostess Twinkie is a classic, around since 1930 — not counting that bankruptcy blip that saw the snack cakes disappear from store shelves in 2012, only to be reintroduced the following year – and instantly recognizable for its gold-hued sponge-cake exterior and white “creamy filling.”

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Raise Your Hand If You Want Rosé-Scented Armpits

by in News, July 10th, 2017

Raise Your Hand If You Want Rosé-Scented ArmpitsWould you like a deodorant that smells like millennial spirit? We have some good news and some bad news for you.

The good news: A San Francisco-based company called Native Deodorant, which makes its paraben- and aluminum-free products with simple, all-natural, non-toxic ingredients, has just introduced a trio of brunch-themed scents, packaged in a boxed set offering “mimosa, sangria, and of course rose!”

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Star Report: Who Flunked Midterms and Who’s in Good Shape for the Second Half

by , July 10th, 2017

Food Network StarWeek 6 is often the point in the season when the tide starts to turn — a few people start to break out from the pack, while others get left behind. This year's midterm challenges brought those results once again, and we're here to break down the wh...

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One-on-One with the Latest Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

by , July 9th, 2017

Food Network StarThe nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they're forced to make quick decisions about who has the greatest pot...

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Take 5: Lighter Summer Dinner Recipes

by in Recipes, July 9th, 2017

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint SauceSummertime means chowing down on hamburgers and pasta salad at cookouts and big bowls of ice cream to beat the heat. It’s all fantastic and delicious until you wake up Monday morning and realize you are actually craving lighter fare that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Enjoy these five easy-to-make weeknight dinners that won’t wreck your beach bod and, best of all, take less than an hour to get on the table.

P.S. If you’ve already got the grill going, you may as well make your sides on there as well — try grilled veggies, corn on the cob or sweet potato fries to round out your healthy meals.

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce (pictured above)
No marinade necessary for this delicious chicken, just brush a balsamic-honey mixture over the chicken breasts as you grill. Make it look like you know what you’re doing with a frozen pea-based sauce for serving on the side. Read more

Chefs’ Picks: Summer Travel Eats

by in Restaurants, July 9th, 2017

Trail Mix
Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast.

Chefs may leave their kitchens behind when they leave for summer vacation, but food is still top of mind — especially when it comes to snacking in transit. Whether they’re on a long-haul flight or road-tripping cross-country, these pros make sure to keep fueled with their favorite travel foods. Read on to find out what snacks warrant a spot in the suitcase. Read more

Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of Croissants

by in News, July 7th, 2017

Butter Shortage in France Could Drive Up the Price of CroissantsOh la vache! The French are facing a serious butter shortage, which may prompt them to feel the pinch at patisseries and boulangeries across the country.

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What to Watch: A Family Showdown on Triple G and Guest Judge Tiffani Thiessen on Food Network Star

by in Shows, July 7th, 2017

Food Network Star
On Saturday morning, the co-hosts on The Kitchen are whipping up some summer grilling recipes and sharing creative ways to stay cool in the heat. Then, Tiffani Thiessen is cooking for some of her friends and co-stars and Tia Mowry is cooking with YouTube star Lily Singh, making spicy dishes inspired by Los Angeles. On Sunday morning, Ina Garten is making pro-level chocolate desserts and later, Ayesha Curry is starting new food traditions with her family.

On Sunday evening, a family of chefs enters Flavortown to battle it out and see who has the best cooking chops, and on Food Network Star, the remaining finalists host a summer social gathering in a crowded park.

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