Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Food Network Mag Review - October 2011

I'm excited to share another Food Network Magazine review with you! I'm very late sharing, seeing as though Halloween getting really close, but a lot of my top picks from this issue will be great for all the other fall meals coming up.

My husband loves hot pockets so we had to try these! The dough was a bit hard to roll out so in the future I might use pizza dough instead.  This chorizo recipe has just enough spice. I'm also determined to figure out a good way to freeze them.

Page 94 Hot Pockets
Spicy Chorizo Pockets

I have an arsenal of soup recipes from this magazine. We tried the cover recipe. It's good and easy but I'd recommend their clone of Panera broccoli cheddar soup instead, now that's delicious! 

Page 108 Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This weeknight dinner has quickly become a favorite; we've had it twice in two weeks.  Hubby doesn't like gnocchi so we substituted with cheese tortellini, it's a perfect fall meal, you HAVE to try this if you try anything from this issue.
Page 112 Gnocchi with Squash and Kale

We tried this side dish with parsnip instead of celery root and it would be great for Thanksgiving. Page 127 Roasted Celery Root and Carrots

We haven't tried this cocktail yet but it's beautiful, so I want to!  It helps that it sounds yummy too!
Page 131 Cider J
ack cocktails 

This is my part of the review where I tell you just buy the issue; I can't reveal everything! There are so many pumpkin desserts that I'll bet you can't find enough occasions to make each one this fall.  Get the magazine and save them for next year!  I've tried the whoopie pies so far and they were a huge hit.
Page 136 all kinds of pumpkin desserts need magazine

Also, the October issue is full of fun halloween treats that aren't available online, so you'll need the issue to see them. But, I'll let you in on one, "frost" nutter butter cookies with fluff to make ghosts, add gel frosting for little eyes - so cute and I'll bet, delicious too.


- All photos used in this post are from And no - Food Network does not give me anything for saying how awesome this magazine is - although that'd be super if you're listening FN! ;-) 


  1. Another great issue! I actually make a sausage bread that looks similar to those hot pockets, and pizza dough is the way to go! I've got to go back through this one to pull out some of the recipes, but I'm always excited when Mom is done with it and gives it to me!

  2. It's funny, we get this magazine too but we never seem to make any of the recipes. Haha. I can live vicariously through you!

  3. Blogs that have food are always at the top of my list! Well done, Meg.

    Mary Louise
    Made in MA Etsy teammate


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