A few days ago, NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. sent the Internet into overdrive when he tweeted a photo of his “favorite sandwich,” featuring bananas and — no, not peanut butter, like Elvis Presley — mayonnaise. (Earnhardt has a deal with Hellmann’s.)
When someone says “bruschetta,” the first thing that comes to mind is likely chopped tomatoes and fresh basil atop crostini, aka sliced toasted bread. This traditional preparation is definitely delicious, but bruschetta can be so much more; you can top it with anything from melted cheese to seafood, or even fresh fruit and sugar to create a next-level dessert. Want to think outside the bruschetta box? Try one of Food Network’s favorite creative twists on the classic.
A Trio of Bruschetta (pictured above)
Set up a toppings bar with Bobby Flay’s three savory picks — creamy white beans, tangy black olives and juicy tomatoes — and let everyone top their own toast.
Eight of the country’s finest young barbecuers are taking on the first-ever battle to find the best kid grill master. In the new series Kids BBQ Championship, premiering Monday, May 23rd at 8|7c, hosts Camila Alves and Eddie Jackson lead the young chefs through a series of red-hot challenges that will test the barbecue skills as well as their creativity on the grill. Only one young competitor will take home the grand prize of $20,000 and a feature in Food Network Magazine. With themed challenges ranging from a Hawaiian luau to a cowboy campfire, each episode will also features some of the biggest names in barbecue, such as Tim Love and Graham Elliot serving as guest judges.
While there’s no question that eggs make an easy, hearty brunch dish, executing them for a crowd can be difficult. Who wants to poach or fry dozens of eggs while entertaining? The solution? The frittata.
You know that Cutthroat Kitchen is all about the ingredient swap-out, often replacing chefs’ quality meat, produce and dairy with lesser versions, all in the name of a good old-fashioned sabotage. Such a challenge was the name of the game in Round 2 tonight, when two chefs faced off in an air-hockey death match over nice and not-so-nice poutine ingredients. On the After-Show, host Alton Brown used the inspiration from that evilicious sabotage to challenge the judge of the day, Simon Majumdar, to a one-on-one battle over ingredients for scrambled eggs.
Leave it to Rachael Ray, the queen of 30 Minute Meals, to turn out a satisfying recipe that’s not just quick to prepare but also a complete all-in-one dish. This week’s Most Popular Pin of the Week brings together the heft of pasta and the lemony, buttery flavors of chicken piccata that you know and love. Rachael cooks the chicken in the garlicky white wine-lemon sauce, adds capers for a welcome briny bite, and then tosses the meat with noodles to create a fuss-free dinner in just a half-hour.
For more hearty standbys, check out Food Network’s Let’s Cook Comfort Food board on Pinterest.
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