Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Favorite Food Network Stars

I am obsessed with the Food Network. I really got into this channel about 2 years ago. I thought if I watched a bunch of cooking shows, I could learn how to cook, kind of like learning through osmosis. Well, it actually kind of worked. I am getting better, and have been trying lots of fun things.

My boyfriend thinks my obsession with the Food Network is crazy. He says I only need 3 chanels on my cable box (Food Network and Bravo being 2 of them). When I found out about the Cooking Channel he was like "Oh great, another reason for you to never leave the house!"

Well I do love my cooking shows, and I have a few Food Network stars that I watch every week.

Ok, so not only is she beautiful, and has an adorable little girl name Jade, and a cute husband, this girl can cook! She loves pasta and chocolate, my 2 favorites!! Sometimes her things look complicated, but once you really break down her recipes, they are pretty easy.

This is my all time favorite recipe of her's Baked Penne with Roasted Vegtables. I also love this recipe for Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet.

It took me a little while to warm up to The Neeleys, but now I totally love them! I so wish I had a cute husband to cook with me in the kitchen (maybe I was jealous!). I love BBQ, and that is totally their thing, so that is probably why I like them the best. I am trying to convince my boyfriend to go to Nashville with me so we can stop by their restaurant.

I tried making their BBQ sauce a few months ago (sorry never posted about that, but I should), and used it on chicken and pizza. It was awesome and totally worth the time it took to make it (took a few hours on the stove). I also recently made this recipe for Butterscotch Apple Crisp and oh my it was wonderful (I highly suggest you try it!).

Some people love her, some people hate her, but I love Sandra Lee. Probably mostly because her recipes really taught me how to cook. They are pretty easy, especially since they use a lot of ready made ingredients. She uses a lot of dry mixes also, so you don't have to buy a bunch of spices. I also love her color coordinating sets and tablescapes, and of course Cocktail Time! Ok, Cocktail Time is my favorite, but who doesn't love a good cocktail?!?

I have tried too many recipes to mention, but one of my favorite cocktails is her Blueberry Sangria Lemonade. I make this for all my girly parties and it's a huge hit! (Oh and it's really easy to make also!).

And we can't forget Paula. She is my favorite! I love her so much that when we were in Savannah last year, we totally had to stop by her restaurant The Lady and Sons. I keep joking that I would love for her to be my mother-in-law, and she could totally teach me some southern cooking tips!

These are just a few of my favorite Food Network Stars. Who are your favorites?


  1. I love Paula! And Bobby Flay. I love watching Throwdown.

  2. I love The Food Network! We have the same favs. My husband doesn't like to watch Giada, but we love to watch the Neelys! I always have the Food Network on during the day.

  3. Food Network is my fav too!!! I love to watch Rachael Ray and Giada! and all the food competitions!!!

  4. too funny. i am the same way. i think if i saw a movie star i'd keep walking but if i saw giada or ted allen or duff...i'd try and get a picture!

  5. I love Giada!! I told Brian once that if we ever by chance had another girl I would totally name her Giada. :)