Who says Halloween food only comes out at night? With a little creativity, you can transform everyday toast into a spooky, spiced, and sweet indulgence: ghost toast. While this buttery breakfast bite might look like it requires a supersteady hand or special tools, that's far from the case. Aside from four common ingredients (bread, butter, cinnamon, and sugar), all you'll need is a sheet of tinfoil, a pair of scissors (or, better yet, a utility knife), and a tiny bit of patience. Learn how to make ghost toast.
Salads are so last season, and now is the perfect time to cozy up to a bowl of pumpkin soup or, better yet, classic tomato. If those two don't cut it, does butternut squash, beet, or chicken noodle entice your palate? Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a warm way to start your dinner, spoon through our recipes to find a Fall favorite.
Bust breakfast boredom with this satisfying snack: ricotta honey toast. Extremely simple to make — it only requires three ingredients and a few minutes of your time — it's a perfect solution if you find yourself skipping breakfast from lack of time or enthusiasm. Go the sweet and simple route, as described in the recipe, or brighten and heighten flavors with a pinch of orange or lemon zest mixed into the ricotta. Is savory more your thing? Add edge with a few cracks of pepper. Or top it with berries (smashed or sliced) for a fruity kick. Intrigued? Get the recipe.
We're taking you inside the Food Network kitchens to meet Damaris Phillips, the latest winner of Food Network Star. To celebrate the premiere of her new show, Southern at Heart, she's teaching us how to make goat cheese smashed potatoes and miso greens. Watch the video to see how they are done, then print out the recipes.
Pad thai may seem like a dish better left to the experts, but we beg to differ: with a little bit of prep work, and a dash of know-how, it can be — and should be — made at home. Still anxious about trying your hand at this Thai street-food favorite? We enlisted the help of chef Jet Tila to walk us through the process; watch the video for his tips and tricks, then print out the recipe.
Never worked with spaghetti squash before? Don't even be a little afraid: cooking with one is more intuitive than you'd think. And with a texture reminiscent of pasta, this vegetable is the perfect vehicle for a light olive oil and cheese dressing or any traditional pasta sauce. Watch the video to enjoy a "spaghetti" dish that's nutritious, wholesome, and gluten-free.
We consider pumpkin spice lattes to be the official start of the holiday season, so in that spirit, our team came up with the perfect treat to serve with our favorite Fall beverage: streusel-topped pumpkin spice latte muffins. With one bite of these pumpkin- and espresso-flavored breakfast breads, you'll be awakened by a jolt of caffeine and a burst of the best Fall flavors. Watch the video, and then get the recipe.
If you're aiming to become more organized in the kitchen, then you've come to the right place. We've put together a manageable meal plan for next week, grocery list included. (Here we're focusing on dinner for two, though recipes can be scaled up or down.) Click through, and cook along with us for five nights: each day's recipe will either set you up for days down the line or will make good use of previously prepared ingredients, all to make you more efficient in the kitchen.
When entertaining, I always keep the food I serve simple and delicious — and pair it with lots of sparkling, of course. To avoid a bunch of cleanup after a gathering, I prefer to serve appetizers with no utensils required, and endive spears filled with sweet potatoes, bacon, crème fraîche, and a sprinkling of chives fit the ticket perfectly.
The morning of a recent dinner party, I prepped and sautéed the sweet potatoes and bacon until nearly finished. Then just before my guests arrived, I reheated the bacon and sweet potato mixture in a pan and plated the dish. The bitter endive and peppery bacon balanced the sweetness of sweet potato; each bite reminds me of a more complex baked potato with all of the fixings. Get the recipe by reading more.
Add this recipe to your game-day grub playbook: cheesy bacon tater tots. Like nachos with a tender, golden-crusted tater tot base, this fully loaded snack goes hand in hand with lazy Sundays spent watching the game. In short, they're comfort food at its finest. Get the fast and easy recipe.