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KITCHEN CASINO – Season Premiere TODAY at 9pm ET/PT

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FOOD NETWORK UPS THE ANTE IN NEW SERIES KITCHEN CASINO HOSTED BY BILL RANCIC

Host Bill Rancic gets ready to deal the cards in Food Network's Kitchen ...

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Food Network’s new competition series Kitchen Casino hosted by Bill Rancic and premiering on Monday, April 7th at 9pm ET/PT brings together four talented chefs in a high-stakes game of chance that requires skill, speed and adaptability. In each episode, four competitors would be wise to keep one eye on the ticking clock while they attempt to out-cook and out-smart their competition during three casino-themed cooking challenges – slots, poker and roulette – for a chance to win the $30,000 jackpot. The chefs must be at the top of their game throughout the three rounds to handle whatever Lady Luck deals them, and they must double-down on their skills or risk being 86’d. Each episode features a panel of rotating judges including Michael Chernow, Madison Cowan, Danyelle Freedman, Gavin Kaysen, Aliya Leekong and Kristin Sollenne.

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Peanut Sitting Pretties

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When I first met my husband, he invited me to his yearly family reunion. His mother has a very LARGE family with 3 girls and 5 boys. Each one of them usually brings a desert to the gathering and I was immediately addicted to these cookies his aunt makes every year.

These cookies are AMAZING and have all of my favorite flavors of chocolate, cookie dough and nuts. I literally walk by the desert table 50 times grabbing one of these cookies because they are so addicting. I promise when you make these, everyone will LOVE them!


 

PEANUT SITTING PRETTIES

Total Time: 1 Hr 14 Min – Yield 48 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups, Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup, Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs (separated)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons, Vanilla
  • 3 Cups, Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon, Salt
  • Finely Chopped Nuts
  • 1 (8 oz) can Vanilla Frosting or Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Bag M&M Peanut Candy

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Blend butter and sugar in a bowl. Stir in egg yolks and vanilla. Sift flour and salt into bowl; mix well. Chill 1 hour.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls. Dip into slightly beaten egg whites. Roll in chopped nuts. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 7 minutes.
  4. Press thumb into center of each. Bake 5 to 7 minutes longer or until done. Then let cool.
  5. Fill with frosting and top with M&M candies.

Goat Cheese with Poached Eggs

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I bought some honey goat cheese and was in search of something easy but yummy to make with my new ingredient! I found this awesome video from CookingChannel.com featuring ‘Brunch @ Bobby‘ and I am a huge FAN! You have to try out this recipe… if you do not have time to watch the video, print out the recipe below. ENJOY!!

Poached Eggs on Toasted Baguette with Goat Cheese, and Black Pepper Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay

Total Time:25 min
Prep:15 min
Cook:10 min
Level:Easy
Yield:4 servings

Ingredients

  • Baguette, sliced lengthwise*
  • Olive oil, to brush
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 2 thinly sliced heirloom tomatoes
  • 4 large eggs, poached
  • 1 cup micro arugula
  • Black Pepper-Tarragon Vinaigrette, recipe follows
  • Fresh chervil leaves, to garnish
  • *Cook’s Note: Not the super skinny kind of baguette
  • Black Pepper-Tarragon Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Heat a grill pan and broiler.

Brush the halved baguette with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Put the bread onto a hot grill pan and grill cut-side down over high heat. Remove the grilled bread and spread the top of the bread with the goat cheese. Place the bread under the broiler and broil until the cheese is lightly golden brown. Top each slice of bread with a few slices of tomato and a poached egg. Cook’s Note: Break the yolks on the sandwich.

Put the micro arugula in a bowl and toss with a few tablespoons vinaigrette and season with salt and black pepper. Top each egg with some of the greens and drizzle with more of the vinaigrette.

Vinaigrette:

Whisk together the vinegar, mustard, tarragon, and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil, until emulsified. Whisk in the honey and black pepper.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman – GOODIES!!!

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Do you need some fun activities to keep the kids busy after school or on the weekend?!?  Check out these fun recipes and travel guide the kidos can partake in!

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Travel Guide

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http://www.MrPeabodyandSherman.com

In Theaters March 7th!

FOOD COURT WARS Season Premiere TODAY at 8PM/7PM CT

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Hosted by Tyler Florence, Food Court Wars pits two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs against one another as they battle to win their own food court restaurant, rent-free for a year. Each week it’s a different U.S. city mall. The mall wants to open a brand-new “local” eatery in the food court that offers a fresh region-specific menu. Stakes are high as teams must test their concept, market their brand, and run their outlet for a full day feeding hungry shoppers. The team whose restaurant makes the most profit wins their eatery space – a prize worth $100,000! The losing team must vacate the premises.

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Premiering Sunday, February 23rd at 8pm – “House of Doggs vs. Matts’ Beignets”

Host Tyler Florence heads to Traverse City, Michigan, where husband and wife, Nick and Autumn, combine their love of music with their fondness for food when they opened their rock-and-roll hot dog restaurant. With only seasonal business and a cursed location, they hope to expand their brand so Nick can quit his construction work and focus solely on their hot dog business. Best friends Matt and Matt not only share the same name, but also share a passion for beignets which they hope to transform into a broader, successful culinary concept. These two teams will face-off to prove that they have what it takes to win over the hungry residents of Traverse City, Mich.

Please check out the March 23rd Episode which features two successful neighborhood

restaurants battling for their own food court spot in Lewisville, TX.

Premiering Sunday, March 23rd at 8pm ET/PT – “Full Circle Sliders vs. Jonathon’s Gravy Train”

Newlyweds Jennifer and Lara plan to turn their fun neighborhood gastropub “Full Circle Tavern” into a food court concept. Lara gave up her job to join self-taught chef Jennifer in the business, so they’ve got to make sure it’s a success. Jonathon and his wife Christine own and operate a small neighborhood restaurant called Jonathon’s Oakcliff. In the two years they have been open they have received high praise from the local “foodie” scene. It’s time for this husband and wife team to take their brand to the next level and expose more people to Jonathon’s amazing food. Which team will emerge victorious with a chance to win their own local mall food court spot in Lewisville, Texas.

Shrimp & Andouille Sausage with Asiago Grits

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In honor of Mardi Gras, I figured I’d include some awesome recipes I found that remind me of my Birthday trip to New Orleans. I had the honor of eating at Jon Besh’s restaurant AUGUST which was phenomenal!

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Before we left NOLA, we stopped at this restaurant that was off the beaten path and I had the best grits of my life! My crappy phone photo above really doesn’t do it justice, but you can see the lovely pool of butter around the plate which made it so amazing! I found the recipe below on Southern Living and it reminded me of the  wonderful grits I had in NOLA. Hope you enjoy!!

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Shrimp & Andouille Sausage with Asiago Grits

6 Servings

Asiago Grits

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 (14-oz) cans Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 C uncooked Quick-Cooking Grits
  • 1/2 (8-oz) container Chive-and-Onion Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 C Asiago or Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 t Ground White Pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in grits. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese and pepper, stirring until melted.

Shrimp & Andouille Sausage 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pound Medium-size Raw Shrimp (unpeeled)
  • 1 T Butter
  • 1/2 pound Andouille Sausage (diced)
  • 3/4 C Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 C Chicken Broth
  • 1/3 C Dry White Wine
  • 1/2 C Asiago or Parmesan Cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1/4 t Ground White Pepper

PREPARATION

  1. Peel shrimp; de-vein, if desired.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add sausage, and cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add shrimp, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp and sausage mixture from skillet.
  3. Add cream, broth, and wine to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Stir in shrimp and sausage mixture. Serve over Asiago Grits.

Advance Screening Ticket Giveaway – MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

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“Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine – the WABAC – to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history.  Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era:  figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their  mark on history.”

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I am SUPER excited for this contest because I actually used to watch the original cartoon when I was a kid… and YES, I’m showing my age! The much loved Mr. Peabody & Sherman, starring voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert and Allison Janney are hitting the big screen on March 7!

DreamWorks Animation and 20TH Century Fox would like to “get brainy” with you for the advance screening of:

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

Saturday, March 1st

Houston Edwards Greenway Grand Palace

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To win a Family-Four pack of tickets:

– Email me picture of your family pet together with your child(ren) or family!

Please include your name when confirming your entry.

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No purchase necessary. Only U.S. residents over age 18 are eligible to participate; one entry per family. This promotion will end Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at noon (cst). Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via email. EsteeEatz.WordPress.com, theater location and other promotional partners are not responsible for overbooking. Screening tickets do not guarantee entry and we may refuse, revoke or limit admission, which is our sole discretion at any time. No admission into theater after screening begins.

GOOD LUCK!

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