The Deen Brothers’ …
THE ULTIMATE GRILLED STEAK
Paula Deen’s sons Bobby and Jamie kick off a nationwide recipe contest, the ‘Great Steak Challenge,’ with a favorite backyard barbecue dish of their own
STEAK WITH THE WORKS
• 2 tomatoes, chopped
• 1 onion, thinly sliced
• ½ cup pickled hot peppers, chopped
• 2 tbsp. juice from jar of hot peppers
• 2 tbsp. canola oil
• 2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
• ½ tsp. celery salt
• ½ tsp. black pepper
• 6 tbsp. softened butter
• ¼ cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
• 4 (1-in.-thick) boneless rib eye steaks
1. Mix tomatoes, onion, peppers, pepper juice, oil, relish, celery salt and black pepper in bowl. Toss well.
2. Mix the butter and cheese in a small bowl until creamy.
3. Spray grill rack with nonstick spray, and preheat to medium-high.
4. Cook steaks on grill—turning once—about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
5. Top each steak with one tbsp. butter mixture and serve with salad.
As part of his growing interior-design empire, Kravitz just launched a wallpaper line “inspired by the verve of the Brazilian people,” he says. Envisioned as a backdrop for anything from “super pop ’60s pieces” to “Louis XV” furniture, he adds, “You just can’t be afraid to push the boundaries.”
Rocker. Actor. Wallpaper designer! A first look at the Grammy winner’s bold and funky new collection
WILD BY NATURE
Is it better to paper an accent wall or an entire room? “I lean towards the latter,” says Kravitz.
Feroz wallpaper, $150-$350 for 15′ × 27″; flavorleague.com
“I don’t like to be limited to a style or period,” says Kravitz. “My collection is very versatile.”
Rio Crocodillo wallpaper, $150-$350 for 15′ × 27″; flavorleague.com
The Kravitz-designed Florida Room in Miami’s Delano Hotel.
MY FAVORITE THING
Although she tends to get the most attention for her fashion sense, home is where Rachel Bilson‘s heart is. “I love home decor—I’m obsessed,” the actress tells PEOPLE. “I’m a big flea-market person. I’m into amazing antiques and even eBay, and I also love Anthropologie.” The Waiting for Forever star’s favorite finds from the chain’s tabletop collection? “They have the cutest salt and pepper shakers and a sugar bowl with a little bird sitting on it,” she says. “They just have the nicest knickknacks.”
TO FEATHER YOUR NEST
Grapefruit Sugar Bowl, $18; anthropologie.com
Thanks to treats like German Chocolate Cake cookies and caramel-peanut-butter brownies, stars melt for New York’s Ruby et Violette
One reason celebs like Whoopi Goldberg and Rachael Ray are obsessed with New York City bakery Ruby et Violette: Chocolate infuses every creation, from champagne-strawberry brownies to s’mores cookies. “We make cookies and brownies a gourmet indulgence,” says co-owner Heather Sue Mercer. Another celeb fan, Kathy Griffin, is so smitten with the bakery, she’s doing her best to spread the word about it; she’s gifted goodies to friends Anderson Cooper and Liza Minnelli.
Le Trianon box, $15.25 for four cookies or two brownies; rubyetviolette.com
Impress your friends with this cocoa-inspired formula, already an internet fad!
1 Pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate.
2 Multiply this number by 2.
3 Add 5.
4 Multiply that number by 50.
5 If you have already had your birthday this year, add 1760. If you haven’t, add 1759.
6 Now subtract the four-digit year that you were born.
7 You should have a three-digit number. The first digit of this figure is your original number (i.e., how many times you want to eat chocolate each week).
8 The next two numbers are … YOUR AGE!
We Asked …What’s your secret food vice?
“As a singer, you’re supposed to stay away from dairy, but I’m kind of a cheese-aholic. I like a good, stinky cheese.”
“Chocolate milk: the really fatty, chocolatey kind. That’s my food vice. I can’t have it anymore. It’s too rich.”
“Pita chips. It sounds like such a Hollywood vice, like it’s not even a vice. But seriously, I will eat three bags of them.”
“My weakness is cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream. I can literally eat an entire carton by myself.”