Most Hilarious Food Network Recipes of All Time

I am for an easy dish as much as the rest of you, but I do think that there should be a little thought put into it.

Buzzfeed recently had a post of the “Most Hilarious Food Network Recipes of All Time”. Here are a few highlights:

  • Rachel Ray’s Late Night Bacon – The total list of ingredients: Bacon. Cooking instructions are the same for “first thing in the morning bacon” or “bacon lunch” might be.
  • Paula Dean’s English Peas – Ingredients: Peas and a bunch of butter. Heat the peas and serve with butter. I wouldn’t expect anything different from Ms. Dean.
  • Ellie Krieger’s Dark Chocolate as a Snack – Ingredients: Dark chocolate. Instructions: Eat.
  • Hungry Girl’s Waffle Breakfast Fries – Ingredients: Frozen Waffles. Cut them into strips and eat.

Check out the whole list here.

Green Beans with Cranberries

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OK, so this is an easy one too, but at least has a few ingredients and steps. Plus this is a great way to make your veggie side stand out.

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Such an easy recipe to make.

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Beans are ready to be roasted.

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Mixed together.

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Colorful, crunchy and satisfying.

Green Beans with Cranberries



  • 2 pounds green beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


Toss 2 pounds green beans with 3 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Roast at 425 degrees F, 15 minutes. Toss in 1/4 cup each dried cranberries and sliced almonds. Roast until the green beans are charred, 5 more minutes.


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Categories: Baking3, kosher, Low Carb, Recipes, Sidedish2, vegan, Vegetable4, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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11 Comments on “Most Hilarious Food Network Recipes of All Time”

  1. December 30, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Hilarious. They left off the recipe for making a glass of water: “hold empty glass under faucet. Turn faucet on. Hint: avoid hot water.”


  2. Katie T
    December 30, 2014 at 11:18 am # beans! Too often subjected to just holiday-related dishes. I actually steamed some last night with just some lemon and black pepper. I will try this combo for sure.

    Wait, you are supposed to eat the waffle fries frozen? Huh. I think I could offer some additional recipes to the Food Network: “post-Saturday night out cooked lentils” – all you need is just a can and a spoon to have high-protein, salted fun!


  3. December 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I like your beans with cranberries recipe a whole lot better :). Thank goodness for a few helpful food bloggers out there. And it’s “almost” as easy as the so-called recipes you’ve posted here. Cranberries are a wonderful food to add to the menu. I have a strange, easy, delicious and traditional cranberry recipe coming up next Tuesday, the idea for which I found by accident! Happy New Year, Pat!


  4. December 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    I’ve seen the bacon recipe a few times–I’ve learned to stay away from the Food Network recipe section–as a general rule. 😉

    These beans look amazing–similar to what I do with my brussels sprouts, and unlike the sprouts, I bet my kids will love these!


  5. firecook
    December 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    That is funny on what Food Network had;) Like your recipe.


  6. December 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    Sometimes the less said, the better. But got to say I love your vegetable recipes!!!!


  7. December 31, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Those recipes (so to speak) are pretty funny! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Years!


  8. December 31, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    I was wanting to try a new, healthy, and easy recipe to start off the new year right. I think I’ll try two – your green beans and cranberries recipe and Ellie Krieger’s dark chocolate as a snack. I hope I can find time to make both!


  9. January 1, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    This does sound simple but really appealing to me! Will try it. Recently roasted green beans for the first time for a Thanksgiving dish and I was surprised how crunchy and flavorful they were despite roasting. Happy New Year!


  10. January 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    This roasted green bean dish perfectly complemented black eye peas and ham New Years Day dinner. Thanks for posting it.



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