Cookbook

Chrissy Teigen’s Artichoke, Spinach & Buffalo Chicken Dip is What Snack Time Dreams are Made of

We said it in our March issue and we’ll say it again—Chrissy Teigen’s got some serious cooking cred!

The model, TV host and mom-to-be can now add cookbook author to her resume, with her newest release of Cravings.

We got a sneak peek of the book and we promise that every page will have your mouth drooling and your stomach rumbling.

To give you a little taste of Teigen’s recipe repertoire, consider making her Stretchy Artichoke, Spinach, and Buffalo Chicken Dip for your next party. Teigen promises, “every single bite is the heaven we hope exists.”

SERVES 6 to 8

PREP TIME: 20 mintutes

TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 30 minutes

for the CHICKEN

1⁄2 cup Cholula hot sauce

1 stick (4 ounces) butter, melted and slightly cooled

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

 

for the DIP

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry (see Note)

2 (14.5-ounce) cans water-packed artichoke hearts, drained, squeezed dry (see Note), and chopped

1 cup mayonnaise

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

3⁄4 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano or 1½ teaspoons dried

1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

½ cup blue cheese crumbles

Spiced Pita Chips (recipe follows), for serving

 

MARINATE AND COOK THE CHICKEN: 

In a medium bowl, combine the hot sauce, melted butter, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken, toss to coat, cover, and marinate for 2 hours at room temp or up to 8 hours, refrigerated.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Remove the chicken from the marinade, place on a baking sheet, and bake until just cooked through, 14 to 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, shred with your hands or 2 forks into bite-size chunks. Leave the oven on for the dip.

 

MAKE THE DIP:

Coat an oval ceramic 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray or butter.

In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, artichokes, mayo, mozzarella, Parm, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir in the shredded chicken. Spread the dip into the baking dish and dot with the blue cheese.

Bake until golden and bubbling, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with the pita chips.

note: To really get the extra liquid out of the spinach and artichokes, pile them in the center of a big clean kitchen towel and roll up the towel. Twist the ends toward each other and keep twisting until you’ve wrung out as much liquid as humanly possible!

 

spiced PITA CHIPS

MAKES 32 CHIPS/ SERVES 6 TO 8

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

3 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons olive oil

1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin

1⁄2 teaspoon paprika

1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder

1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt

1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 pitas, cut into 8 wedges each

 

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, olive oil, cayenne, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Add the pita wedges and toss gently to coat. Spread in a single layer on 2 baking sheets and bake, tossing once, until the wedges are browned and crisp at the edges, but still very slightly soft in the center (the chips will harden as they cool), 10 to 15 minutes (depending on thickness of pita). Note: If you like a crunchier chip, bake for a few more minutes, until there is no softness in the center.

Cool completely before serving.

 

Reprinted from Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat. Copyright © 2016 by Chrissy Teigen. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Aubrie Pick. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers,  an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

Pre-Order The Rachael Ray Show’s Great American Cookbook Competition Winner, Fanny Slater’s New Cookbook!

The Rachael Ray show’s “The Great American Cookbook Competition”—co-judged by our own editor-in-chief, Lauren Purcell—culminates in the March debut of the winning title: Fanny Slater’s Orange, Lavender & Figs. The cookbook is packed with Slater’s childhood recipes, including a competition-winning Tin Foil Surprise Breakfast Sandwich (why didn’t we think of that?).

 

To get the nostalgia-inducing recipes, you can pre-order the cookbook (and read more about Slater and her cookbook creation journey) here.

Mama Mia! Rachael Ray’s New Cookbook is Almost Out!

Asking us to choose our favorite Rachael Ray cookbook is like asking us to choose our favorite kid, but Rach’s newest one, Everyone is Italian on Sunday, has already won us over big time. In fact, there weren’t enough office copies to go around, so a lot of us ordered our own. (You can pre-order your own copy now; it comes out officially on October 27.)


Rachael says this is her most personal book yet. She shares all the recipes that are near and dear to her heart: classic baked pastas she ate growing up, her husband John’s Italian ingredient-inspired cocktails, dishes you’ll want to make for company and of course, a few burgers scattered throughout. We’re already making plans to cook up Carbonara with Artichokes, Lemon Risotto and Ricotta Cheesecake.

 

Want to be one of the first to get your hands on a copy? Click here to pre-order the book today. You’ll be cooking your way to Italy in no time.

We’re Giving Away 10 Copies of The Kitchn Cookbook!

We’ve teamed up with the gals at The Kitchn this month to inspire you to transform your kitchen into the perfect space to cook, eat and socialize in. From a full-length feature in our October issue on how to love, love, LOVE your kitchen, to our month-long Love Your Kitchen Challenge, we’re pulling out all the stops in preparation for the time of year when your kitchen works the hardest: the holidays.

 

Read more

A culinary demonstration with Bobby Flay

A live cooking demonstration at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, celebrated the talented Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and TV personality, Bobby Flay. Delivered at his first and only steakhouse, The “Savor Borgata Culinary Series” offered participants the chance to receive a signed copy of Bobby’s new book, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction, learn some of his favorite tips and techniques and dine with the Iron Chef. Our Associate Food Editor, Ariana Phillips, was lucky enough to sit down with Bobby for a few moments. Find out what he had to say!

  1. If you could challenge Rachael to a throw down, what would it be? Either a stoup (stew-soup) or blue cheese burgers. I’ve had them at her house and they’re really delicious.
  2. Drink of choice? Rose wine — especially since I’m trying to get myself into a summer state of mind.
  3. What culinary trend are you most excited about right now? Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine. I’m opening a new restaurant in NoHo later this year called Gato, and I’m really excited about those flavors right now.
  4. What’s your #1 guilty pleasure? Ice cream — especially pistachio. Or gelato!
  5. You have an afternoon completely free to do anything you want — what’s it going to be? Cook! I do it for a living, but I also do it to relax. I’d grill lobsters and rib eyes and open a large-format bottle of rosé.
  6. What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? My wife’s engagement ring — I certainly hope she liked that gift!
  7. What would you make for your last meal? A cheeseburger with two slices of cheese and an ice cream sundae—fully loaded!
  8. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? My father told me when I was just starting out to “always do the right thing.” You can always take a shortcut in life, but when someone looks at you and tells you to do the right thing, you know what that means and you know what to do. It’s all about that gut feeling.
  9. What’s your go-to dish if you want to impress someone? Lobster tamales.

 

To find out more about Bobby, visit BobbyFlay.com