You may have heard of the Fuzzy Navel, an '80s-era cocktail, but have you ever tried a Buzzy Fuzzy Navel? A riff on the classic, made slightly less sweet and fizzy — or rather buzzy — by a splash of beer, this summery cocktail will quench your thirst and get your night (or day) off to the right start. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe.
Few things kill a peach pie faster than flabby, long-cooked skin. Luckily, peeling peaches is far less daunting than it may appear on the outset. A few quick steps are all that separate an exceptional peach pie from a total flop.
Score the Skin
Use a sharp paring knife to score the skin, by making a very shallow cut (avoid marring the flesh as much as possible) into the pointed end of each peach, in an x-shape. This will aid the peeling process later on.
Photo: Andrew Armenante
Keep reading to learn how to easily peel peaches.
Along with Summer comes bathing suits, fireworks, and, of course, delicious produce. Can't you just picture biting into juicy fruits and crisp veggies? Luckily you don't have to wait any longer! The time is here to savor sweet watermelons, avocados, peaches, and more. Take a look at what to expect this season and get ready to hit the farmers markets with more than one tote in hand.
This Father's Day, kick off the celebration the right way — with a top-notch breakfast. Whether you bring him breakfast in bed or serve up a buffet-style gathering, these delectable dishes are guaranteed to show him, and his stomach, how much you care. Now's the time to repay the love for all those times he made you scrambled eggs in the morning before school. He deserves the best, so why shouldn't you go all out?
Chef Amanda Freitag of Food Network'sChopped and Iron Chef America had a lot to say about pork during her cooking demonstration at the San Francisco Chipotle Cultivate Festival. Bacon lovers cheered as she drew a fat roll of pancetta out of the fridge. She made a pork chop topped with crispy pancetta, and along the way shared her best practices for buying, prepping, and cooking pancetta. Seasoned pancetta cooks and newbies alike should keep reading for some key pancetta-cooking tips.
Have you ever found yourself staring down the greens section of your market, shopping list clutched in hand, trying to determine which variety of kale is best suited to a recipe that simply specifies "kale"? Fret not! While any variety you might choose will likely do the trick, keep reading for a breakdown of the three most common varieties of this leafy green, and when it's best to use each.
Curly and Red Kale
Hearty, ridged, and almost frilly in appearance, curly and red kale can be used interchangeably; the main difference between the two is merely aesthetic. Use either in cooked dishes where the priority is helping sauce stick to the leaves, like vegan "cheesy" kale chips. Sauce will nestle into the leaves' nooks and crannies, much like the way chunkier pasta sauce clings to ridged pasta. Avoid curly and red kale in dishes where the green is served raw, as their heartier texture can be unpleasantly toothsome, even after ribboning or massaging.
Ever wanted to celebrate Christmas in the Summer? For the Swedish, there is such a thing (or it comes pretty darn close). Midsummer is a big celebration where friends and family gather on the Friday and Saturday between June 19 and 26 every year to celebrate the Summer solstice. There are songs, dancing, and, of course, fabulous food. If you're planning your own Midsummer soiree, you'll want to have all the right finger-licking dishes. Ahead, check out six recipes that will get you in the full-blown festive spirit — sans Santa hat.
Happy National Candy Month! Instead of celebrating with those basic, prepackaged candy bars, why not make your own? If you think the task seems daunting, complicated, and not worth the effort, think again. Hurry and put the rumors to rest with these 13 treats — like fluffy marshmallows, candied citrus peels, and addicting chocolate matzo toffee — for a rather simple but sweet addition to your candy dish. There's no better rush than a sugar rush!
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia
"Sandwich King" Jeff Mauro knows a thing or two about great cheeses. In particular, the Food Network star, who's partnered with Cracker Barrel Cheese, has a soft spot for cheddar, specifically domestic varieties. "We're turning out great cheese and beating a lot of imported cheeses," he said. "Go America, right?"
Since we're always on the hunt for affordable cheese plate ideas, a punchy sandwich, or great pairing ideas, we asked Jeff to share his cheese expertise. Here are his thoughts on all things cheddar.
- Showcase cheddar on a cheese plate: "Use a good, affordable cheese as the bulk, then indulge in the more expensive imported cheeses," Jeff advises. Cracker Barrel's version is just under $4.
- Splurge on a domestic aged cheddar: Jeff loves old cheddars, which are strong and slightly crunchy from salt and aged enzymes. "I have gotten an 18-year-old cheddar [from an Amish village] that cost me $24 for a small block. It is so indulgent."
Looking to preserve Summer's bounty of tomatoes for chilly seasons to come? Chances are, you've been advised to peel your tomatoes. While most fruits and vegetables are prepped with a few swipes of a vegetable peeler, tomatoes require a little extra TLC, due to their juicy delicate flesh. Luckily, the process is extremely simple, and requires no specialized equipment; keep reading to learn how.