Food Network September 2013 Highlights

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NEW YORK – August 19, 2013 – Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri heat up the kitchen with a new four-episode series, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off on Sunday, September 8th at 8pm as kid chefs’ show off their skills in hopes to land their own web series on As one season begins one comes to an end with the season finale of The Great Food Truck Race on Sunday, September 29th at 9pm, and the teams meet Tyler for their last battle to win $50,000 and ride off with their very own food truck. Food Network goes behind the scenes in new series Thieves, Inc. on Wednesday, September 11th at 10:30pm as security experts Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble investigate restaurants for security flaws in hope to make their business stronger. Amy Thielen also joins the daytime lineup as she brings her audience the Heartland’s most exciting dishes in the series premiere of Heartland Table on Saturday, September 14th at 10:30am. gets in the football spirit with recipes and tips from fan-favorite chefs for the hottest tailgates, plus treats to enjoy for Labor Day weekend and easy recipes for back-to-school snacks and make-ahead meals. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


Heartland Table- Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 10:30am

Join Amy Thielen, native Midwesterner, chef and connoisseur of all things authentically Midwestern, in her charming cabin kitchen as cooks some of the Heartland’s most delicious and often surprising dishes. She also visits with the local folks in the rural homes or restaurants, lakeside kitchens and working farms.

Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 10:30am – “Butter”

To Amy Thielen’s Grandma Addie, butter is the lifeblood of every dish. The famous Midwestern double-crust fruit pies rely solely on the quality of butter to achieve the perfect crust, gathered from independent creameries across the Midwest. Amy butters up to prepare Blueberry Lemon Pie, New Potatoes With Grilled Onion Butter and Greens With Spiced Butter and Fresh Ricotta.

Premiering Saturday, September 21st at 10:30am – “Bologna Days”

Bologna Days has been occurring weekly in Amy Thielen’s parents’ Minnesota hometown since the 1960s, where locals celebrate the flavors of hot bologna, horseradish and light American beer. Just down the road from Bologna Days is Thielen meats, opened in 1922 by Amy’s Uncle Phil. Amy slices up some Midwestern Fried Bologna, Peppered Pork Loin and Toasted Onion Dip – three simple dishes perfect for a lakeside summer evening.

Premiering Saturday, September 28th at 10:30am – “Granny Style Chicken”

In the tradition of her grandmother, Amy roasts a local chicken “granny style” together with gravy and bread stuffing, prepared with a medley of Swiss chard, caramelized onions, and some mashed giblets cooked with sherry and lots of parsley and chives. For dessert, Amy whips up a super simple Baked Rhubarb in Wild Raspberry Syrup.

Thieves, Inc.- Premiering Wednesday, September 11th at 10:30pm

Food Network viewers take a comedic peek behind the scenes of what food and beverage retailers have to deal with when it comes to the constant threat of theft, as professional security experts Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble expose internal flaws and offer advice on how to prevent future loss in Thieves, Inc. American businesses have over 25 million dollars in theft every day, but this dynamic duo have made it their mission to put an end to thievery, one store at a time. Over six weeks, each episode features Scott and Connie meeting business retailers to help pinpoint their shoplifting vulnerabilities and recommend unique low-cost solutions that will help stop real criminals from sneaking out with stolen merchandise. Using tactics they’ve learned from decades of busts, they’ll employ a wide variety of techniques and disguises to test the store’s existing security systems and unsuspecting staffers. Whether going undercover to “steal” from their clients or apprehending shoplifters red-handed, Scott and Connie love going to extraordinary measures to stop ordinary crooks, and show owners for themselves how quickly small items can add up to much bigger losses.


Rachael Vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off – Premiering Sunday, September 8th at 8pm

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri are back to battle it out for ultimate bragging rights, but this time mentoring the most talented kid chefs around. Throughout the series, eight kids will divide into Team Rachael and Team Guy to compete against each other and in the end, the kid with the highest overall score will win their own web series on

Premiering Sunday, September 8th at 8pm – “These Kids Can Cook”

Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri meet eight rising kid-chefs as their parents watch on from the Parents Lounge. After Rachael and Guy choose their teams, the kids are immediately given a Pop Quiz: create a signature dish that best expresses their culinary skills. Following tasting and critique, Guy and Rachael mentor their teams on culinary secrets and skills before the First Lady, Michelle Obama, makes a very special surprise video announcement explaining the Cook-Off Challenge. Each team is challenged with creating a fresh, healthy and delicious lunch to be tasted by special guest judge and teen star Stefanie Scott (Wreck-It Ralph, A.N.T. Farm). Stefanie will give each kid a report card and select an MVP from each team who will win a cool prize, but the kid with the most points overall will be closer to the grand prize, landing their own web series on

Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 8pm – “The Great Juggling Act”

Rachael and Guy coach their teams of kid chefs on one of the toughest elements to pulling off a great meal – timing. For their Pop Quiz, each kid will go head-to-head against a kid from the opposing team to create a time sensitive meal. Timing is critical because the star ingredients they must use are all notoriously unforgiving. If they can pull it off, they will be primed for their Cook-Off Challenge: creating a beautiful brunch for one of TV’s most iconic moms, Marion Ross (Happy Days). Only a really buttoned-up team will be able to pull off a perfect plate for Mrs. Cunningham.

Premiering Sunday, September 22nd at 8pm – “Mighty Mash-Up Match Up”

Bringing the flavor is key to any dish, but Rachael and Guy up the ante by mashing up unforgettable tastes in creative ways. For their Pop Quiz, the kids square-off against each other as they try to guess a series of crazy mashed-up bites while blindfolded. This preps the kids for their Cook-Off Challenge inspired by the new Sony Pictures Animation film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Like in the movie, the kids must create extreme food mash-ups that look great and taste even better. With a special guest judge appearance by Chef Duff Goldman, all eyes will be on the leaderboard as we tally the points for each kid chef, select episode MVPs and head into the Finale.

Premiering Sunday, September 29th at 8pm – “Grand Finale Fake-Out”

Everything culminates in the Finale, where the star kid chefs must use the lessons they learned from Rachael and Guy to prep a family-style dinner for high-profile judges, including Chefs Richard Blais, Jack Lee, Antonia Lofaso, Eric Greenspan, Food Network’s Melissa d’Arabian and TV star Jennie Garth. What the judges don’t know is their meal has not been made by adults, it was crafted by KIDS! After menu planning and coaching, the kids dive right into cooking with their eyes on the grand prize. Everyone walks away improved as a rising chef, but only one kid will land their own web series to debut on


The Great Food Truck Race

Premiering Sunday, September 1st at 9pm – “Pocatello Is All About Potatoes, You Dig?”

The six teams remaining enter the mountain city of Pocatello, Idaho. For their Speed Bump, they have to rework their dishes to get rid of all starches. On day two, they’re given their Truck Stop Challenge – they have to dig up potatoes at a nearby farm, and the potatoes must be the main ingredient in all menu items. After each team makes $750, they race to a vista high above the city, where the first three teams to arrive win a reward, and the next day the team who sold the least over the weekend is eliminated.

Premiering Sunday, September 8th at 9pm – “About Face in South Dakota”

The five remaining teams meet Tyler at the Crazy Horse Memorial, where they’re given their seed money before heading out to shop in Rapid City, S.D. How will they manage when their follow car is taken during the Speed Bump? On day two, they race to the Wild Idea Buffalo Co., where they find a side of bison that they must butcher for use in all menu items. After selling $1,500 worth of their bison menu, they rush to be one of the first three teams to reach a vista and win a reward, and the next day the losing team is eliminated.

Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 9pm – “Double Trouble in the Twin Cities”

Four teams remain as they enter the Twin Cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul. In honor of the Twin Cities, Tyler gives the teams twin Truck Stops. On day one, to honor the Minnesota state fair, the teams must serve all of their menu items on a stick. On day two, the teams head into St. Paul and must make $500 selling SPAM dishes. The first team to make $500 and meet Tyler at the Peace Officers Memorial at the State Capitol building wins a huge reward, and with only four teams left, this reward could save a team from elimination and send them on to the next city.

Premiering Sunday, September 22nd at 9pm – “A Food Truck Kind of Town, Chicago Is”

In Chicago, Tyler surprises the three final teams with huge news – their finale starts now. They will head off on an 800-mile final leg that crosses six states before they reach the finish line.Tyler starts the finalists off on their trek with a Chicago-style pizza challenge judged by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After the mayor chooses the winner, the teams get ready to sell and are given their speed bump. The teams must keep a minimum of five dishes on their menu for the rest of the finale. On day two, the teams must use another famed Chicago food in all their dishes – polish sausage. Once the teams sell 300 sausages, they race to Mike Ditka’s restaurant, where he himself awards the prize and punishment. The first team to arrive will get a five-hour head start to the next city, while the two losers have to wash Coach Ditka’s dishes.

Premiering Sunday, September 29th at 9pm – “Capital Gains” – SEASON FINALE!

With their eyes on the grand prize, the final teams are sent to the east coast in this last leg of The Great Food Truck Race. After a stop in Annapolis, Md., the teams meet Tyler on a Chesapeake Bay island where they haul the crab that will become part of an original crab dish. It may be the most important dish they’ve ever cooked – as the team with the best crab dish wins a potentially game-changing $1,500 prize. After a surprise elimination, the final two teams are sent to the D.C. suburbs and then into Washington, D.C. where the final two meet Tyler in front of the U.S.

Capitol building and find out who will win $50,000 and ride off in their new food truck.


Cupcake Wars

Premiering Saturday, September 7th at 8pm – “Jessica Alba” -SEASON PREMIERE!

Four talented cupcake bakers fight to win over special guest judge Jessica Alba, as they face off for $10,000 and the chance to have their all-natural organic cupcakes at the center of a party launching the new headquarters for her brand, The Honest Company.

Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 8pm – “Marilyn Monroe”

Four returning cupcake bakers, who have previously gone home empty-handed, go to war for the chance to bring their cupcakes to a huge event honoring the 60th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s hand prints at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater. They’ll have to impress guest judge Nick Woodhouse, President of Marilyn Monroe’s estate, if they want to walk away with $10,000.

Premiering Saturday, September 21th at 8pm – “WWE SummerSlam”

The bad girls of Cupcake Wars battle to win the hearts of special guest judges, WWE Diva’s Alicia Fox and Layla. At stake is a chance to bring their cupcakes to WWE’s SummerSlam, as well as a $10,000 prize.

Premiering Saturday, September 28th at 8pm – “Wizard of Oz”

There’s no place like home as four cupcake bakers face off for the chance to celebrate the re-release of The Wizard of Oz and the $10,000 prize. The guest judge is legendary film critic, Leonard Maltin.

Restaurant Stakeout

Premiering Wednesday, September 11th at 9pm – “Joe Broadway’s or Bust” -SEASON PREMIERE!

Willie answers the call of Joe Polimeni, who is struggling as a first-time restaurant owner. After his mother’s passing, Joe took a big gamble and used the inheritance to open Joe Broadway’s Billiards & Sports Pub in Staten Island, N.Y. For the past year, Joe has run himself into the ground simply trying to stay afloat. He’s not making any money, his staff is unprofessional, and his chef is at wits end and about to quit. Without Willie’s help, Joe’s big gamble will go bust.

Premiering Wednesday, September 18th at 9pm – “Your Mom’s Got to Go”

Willie is called in by Alan Adams, owner of Sugo Café, a family-run business in Long Beach, N.Y. For the past six years, Alan, a total control freak, has devoted every waking moment to his struggling restaurant at the cost of spending time with his wife and watching his kids grow up. Desperate to spend time with his loved ones, Alan has staffed Sugo with family and friends, but immediately discovers that business and family do no mix well, in fact, the combo could be the recipe for disaster at his café.

Premiering Wednesday, September 25th at 9pm – “Blonde Ambition”

Willie comes to the aid of Dena Fenza, owner of BlonDee’s Bistro & Bar in Huntington, N.J. Dena opened BlonDee’s a year ago as a way to support her three children, but after an unfavorable review from the New York Times, she spends all her time at the restaurant and away from her kids. Willie soon discovers that Dena’s dedication has turned into a lack of delegation, crippling the workflow of the restaurant in a number of ways.



Premiering Monday, September 2nd at 10:30pm – “Son of a Gun”

Things get a little messy for Bubba and his brother Fobo when they show up to a client meeting at a local gun range in North Philly. The team’s buttoned-up business manager, Lonni, calls the guys out for looking like slobs so they reluctantly agree to take her advice and upgrade to a more professional image. Later, a critical test for the crew’s gun-themed barbecue backfires when Fobo gets his bell rung by a supercharged potato cannon.

Premiering Monday, September 9th at 10:30pm – “Rock Around the Cluck”

It’s music to Bubba’s ears when Lonni sets the team up with the Philadelphia Record Exchange. The guys are rearing to build this rockin’ Bubba-Q from scratch, but things skip a beat when Fobo promises the client that the barbecue will cook 24 chickens at once. Then, Bubba hits a low note when his sister-in-law Arlene entrusts the crew with her very own jukebox to use for inspiration. Just when the team thinks they are in the clear, there’s one final obstacle standing in the way.

Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell

Premiering Thursday, September 5th at 10pm – “Napa Valley Southern Bistro”

Located in the heart of Napa, California, The Pear, is an influential restaurant that combines Southern favorites with wine country cuisine. Owners Rodney and Maria are seeking a new Executive Chef who will carry on the tradition. Anne brings in four chefs to test their skills and knowledge of not only Southern-style cooking but the importance of pairing it with the right wine. After a first round elimination, the remaining three chefs turn up the heat in the kitchen, making it a tough decision for the owners. During dinner, one chef’s service turns into a logistical nightmare, while the other’s headstrong demeanor clashes with the kitchen staff.

Premiering Thursday, September 12th at 10pm – “Small Plates, Big States”

Southern California tapas destination, Café Sevilla is in search of a new Executive Chef to oversee all three restaurant locations. Anne brings in four candidates to compete for the coveted spot. The chefs are tested on their ability to create a tapas platter and show a contemporary take on a classic Spanish dish. During dinner service, one chef struggles with controlling the kitchen, while the other gets overwhelmed with orders. Only one chef will walk away as the new executive chef of this SoCal Spanish eatery.

Premiering Thursday, September 19th at 10pm – “Vegas Showdown”

When Las Vegas’ hot spot Dos Caminos is looking for a new Executive Chef, Anne Burrell brings Mexican-inspired chefs to vie for the job. The chefs are tested on putting a unique twist on a sweet and spicy taco, along with creating and demoing a signature guacamole. During dinner service, one chef struggles with special orders, while the other butts heads with the managers. The last chef standing will be named the new Executive Chef at Dos Caminos in Sin City.

Premiering Thursday, September 26th at 10pm – “Windy City Tapas”

In Chicago, restaurant owner Alfredo Sandoval and Executive Chef Ryan Poli are in search of a new Chef de Cuisine to take the reins for the Mediterranean restaurant, Tavernita. Anne tests four chef candidates on their ability to pair food with a signature drink and create a tapas dish big enough to satisfy hearty Midwestern appetites. During dinner service, one chef steals the stage with surprising leadership skills while the other struggles to stay afloat in a stressful service. Only one chef will be named the perfect Chef de Cuisine to bring this new restaurant success.


Premiering Tuesday, September 3th at 10pm – “Sports Star”

Sports made them famous, but cooking is their hidden talent. Four athletes who feel right at home in the kitchen battle it out for $10,000 to their favorite charity. In the first round, the judges are presented with four salmon dishes to taste. In the second round, chocolate-covered marshmallows seem to be the most stress-inducing ingredient. For the last challenge, the remaining two chefs have to transform olive oil cakes into dessert.

Premiering Tuesday, September 10th at 10pm – “Hero Chefs”

Caring is as big a part of the job as cooking for these four extraordinary chefs. In the first round, they must combine chicken soup and barbecue sauce. The second round has the chefs creating scallop dishes with two unusual produce items. For the last round, the finalists have to get their buns in gear because they are given hamburger buns to incorporate in their dessert.

Premiering Tuesday, September 17th at 10pm – “We Love Leftovers”

Big announcement before the competition – all leftovers in the baskets – and some of the chefs are not happy to hear the news. In the first round, the competitors must work with what is left in a casserole dish and at the bottom of a take-away bag. The second round has the chefs wondering what to do with something soggy and something sweet. In the final round – featuring a leftover party beverage – one chef beats the other to the ice cream machine, leaving his competitor scrambling for a new plan.

Premiering Tuesday, September 24th at 10pm – “Count Your Chickens”

Boc, boc, and roll! The chefs get a first basket with two chicken surprises: chicken livers and chicken tenders. Will the trend continue into the second round, where the chefs must make a delicious entrée dish? Lastly, in the dessert round, an often-disparaged dessert must be elevated.

Don’t miss Chopped After Hours, a web series on, where the Chopped judges step out from behind the chopping block to put their own spin on some of Chopped’s toughest and strangest baskets.

Webisodes include:

Premiering Tuesday, September 17th at 11pm – “Leftovers”
Premiering Tuesday, September 24th at 11pm – “Chicken”

Cutthroat Kitchen

Premiering Sunday, September 1st at 10pm – “Let Them Eat Cupcakes”

In this episode, one chef bestows dreaded mystery meat on an opponent in hopes of sabotaging their cheese steak. Then, one chef makes some real waves when he forces an opponent to make cupcakes in a microwave oven. Finally, we’ll see if one chef gets pie in their eye when they’re forced to use pie crust as their pizza crust, or they just might deliver.

Premiering Sunday, September 8th at 10pm – “Winner, Winner, Fried Chicken Dinner”

In this exciting episode, we’ll see if one chef can turn gas station snack food into gourmet ravioli. Then, the chefs are put through the grinder as one of them is forced to make the perfect burger on a camp stove. Finally, we’ll see which chef has more guts, as one of them must serve giblets with their fried chicken.

Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 10pm – “Wing It”

In this devilishly fun episode, we’ll see which chef is the most cold-blooded as they bid on a chance to freeze an opponent for ten whole minutes. Then, one of the chefs will have to wing it when they’re forced to use some strange ingredients in their chicken wing plate. In an exciting climax, we’ll see which chef will take home the dough with their superior gourmet doughnuts.

Premiering Sunday, September 22nd at 10pm – “Tiny Tools, Big Problems”

Things really heat up in the kitchen as one chef forces an opponent to create a perfect grilled cheese with a hand torch. Then, one chef might come off like a big jerk as they make an opponent fill their shepherd’s pie with beef jerky. Finally, we’ll find out how a fortune cookie actually changes one chef’s fortune in a climactic egg roll showdown.

Premiering Sunday, September 29th at 10pm – “Steak Out”

In this episode full of culinary combat, the stakes are raised when one chef earns the exclusive right to salt their steak. Then one chef’s world is turned upside down as they’re challenged to make a perfect omelet on the underside of a pan. And finally, one chef sticks it to another as they force them to serve their bananas foster on a stick.

After the show, viewers can visit to watch Alton and each episode’s judge revisit the chefs’ biggest missteps and most surprising triumphs.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Monday, September 2nd at 9:30pm – “Meat Lovers Paradise”

This trip, Guy signs up for a meat-crazed master class. In Portland, they stop at a craft-cooking family joint with a chef who butchers, cures, preserves and smokes everything in-house. In San Carlos, Calif., the pastrami-crazed neighborhood spot cranks out burgers, cheesesteaks and signature sammies.

Premiering Monday, September 9th at 9:30pm – “Servin’ Up San Francisco”

This trip, Guy cruises the San Francisco coast for a diverse culinary road trip. First, Guy swings by the repurposed garage in the Mission District for some southern hospitality that serves up braised beef short ribs and spicy shrimp and gravy. Then, he’s off to a New York-style deli to taste its old-fashioned chicken noodle with matzo ball soup and potato latkes. The food extravaganza ends at San Fran’s food truck park, where the reinvented Japanese/Korean truck hooks Guy up with a unique take on Asian-fusion in the pork belly and short rib kojas.

Premiering Monday, September 16th at 9:30pm – “From Cannoli to Koja”

In Portland, Guy stops at a Guamanian food truck for righteous shrimp fritters and a delicious chicken salad. In Wheat Ridge, Colo., a family-run comfort food joint cranks out killer cannoli and kraut burgers. Lastly, in San Francisco, a fusion food truck combines Filipino and Latin traditions in its famous adobo buffalo wings and grandpa’s recipe for pork tacos.

Iron Chef America

Premiering Sunday, September 1st at 11pm – “Garces vs. Bissonette”

Iron Chef Jose Garces faces off against challenger Jamie Bissonnette. Chef Bissonnette, a former Chopped champion, is chef/owner of Coppa and Toro restaurants in Boston. Judges are Judy Joo, John T. Edge and Karine Bakhoum.

Premiering Sunday, September 8th at 11pm – “Guarnaschelli vs. Kalt”

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli faces off against challenger Stephen Kalt. Chef Kalt’s Southern Italian cuisine can be sampled at Fornelleto, in the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City and his most recent venture is Caulfield’s in Beverly Hills, Calif. Judges are Karine Bakhoum, Art Smith and Elettra Wiedemann.

Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 11pm – “Forgione vs. Waxman”

Iron Chef Marc Forgione plays the role of sous chef to his father, Larry Forgione, as the two take on culinary legend and close family friend chef Jonathan Waxman. The Judges are Jose Andres, Donatella Arpaia and Farmer Lee Jones.

Mystery Diners

Premiering Wednesday, September 4th at 10pm – “Lactose Intolerant”

After learning that several petite women have easily completed their grilled cheese eating challenge, Chris, the owner of Cheesie’s Pub & Grub in Chicago, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners David and Destiney attempt the eating challenge for themselves and discover several employees are bending the rules for certain customers.

Premiering Wednesday, September 11th at 10pm – “Deliver US from Evil”

After receiving numerous complaints about his delivery service, Danny, the owner of Bella Luna Cafe in Chicago, contacts Charles for help. Mystery Diner Mark goes undercover and discovers both delivery drivers are taking advantage of the restaurant – and customers.

Premiering Wednesday, September 18th at 10pm – “Mommy Dearest”

When Tommy, owner of Gigi Restaurant in Philadelphia, suspects that his mother/manager is discriminating against younger customers, he contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Miranda, Denise and Gregg go undercover and discover another troublesome employee.

Premiering Wednesday, September 25th at 10pm – “Security Issues”

After hearing complaints that their late night security guard is being too rough with customers, Dave and Mike Frank, co-owners of Del Rossi’s Cheesesteak Co. in Philadelphia, contact the Mystery Diners for help. Charles sends in Joe and Kiara and discovers an even bigger problem inside the kitchen.

The Shed

Premiering Monday, September 2nd at 10pm -“Barbecue Battle”

Brad and The Shed crew hit the road, as they travel north to Virginia for the Smoke on the Mountain barbecue competition. It’s trouble from the very start when problems with their hog during transit may force them to withdraw from the whole hog competition. While Brooke and The Shed team scramble to pick up a new hog, Mama discovers the plates for the judging portion are broken, so it’s up to the Shed Pimps to scour the local antique stores for a replacement. It might be Daddy-O’s secret recipe beef skewers to the rescue, as Brad, Hobson and Scotty struggle to overcome a mine field of obstacles and make the finals in whole hog.


Barefoot Contessa

Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 11am – “Cooking with Michael Symon”

Ina and Michael Symon are cooking Greek foods today as Michael makes smoked pork ribs on the grill while Ina’s got the sides sorted with easy tzatziki and spicy hummus – all perfect on a mezze platter.

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

Premiering Sunday, September 1st at 11:30am – “Barbecue Block Party”

Bobby says goodbye to summer with a barbecue party celebrating the best ingredients from his summer home in Long Island. He serves up Roasted Duck BBQ Sliders, Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Corn Panzanella Salad With Salmon, Grilled Filet Mignon With Lavender-Honey Vinaigrette and to drink, a Long Island Iced Tea!

Premiering Sunday, September 8th at 11:30am – “Tropical BBQ”

Bobby transports his barbecue to the islands of the Caribbean with his Grilled Jerk Rack of Pork, Radicchio-Green Mango Slaw, Grilled Hasselbeck Sweet Potatoes and a Dark and Stormy Cocktail.

Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 11:30am – “Fresh and Fit Grilling”

Always keeping health and fitness in mind, Bobby creates a menu for a barbecue that is both delicious and guilt-free. This fresh and fit menu includes Grilled Trout With Grilled Radicchio and Orange-Almond Vinaigrette, Grilled Tuna With Grilled Ratatouille Couscous With Deconstructed Pesto and Fresh Peach and Tomato Salad With Sweet Southern Dressing, Pecans and Farmer’s Cheese. To drink, it’s a refreshing White Peach Iced Tea Cocktail!

Giada At Home

Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 11:30am – “Jade’s Sleepover”

Giada creates a delicious kid-friendly menu for her daughter, Jade’s, sleep-over party. Jade and her cousins enjoy Crispy Chicken Tenders with Piccata Sauce, Pizza di Rotelle and Strawberry Hot Chocolate With Chocolate Pretzel Dippers.

Premiering Saturday, September 28th at 11:30am – “Dim Sum”

Giada prepares a dim sum menu inspired by her recent trip to Hong Kong. She invites her travel companions over to enjoy the exotic dishes like Chocolate Bao with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Braised Short Rib Dumplings with Corn Puree, Lemper Ayam and Pear Gorgonzola Gyoza.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, September 21st at 10am – “Josh and Alex” -SEASON PREMIERE!

Cowboy Josh is taking Alex on as his ranch apprentice, and they’re going to be ready for a stick-to-your ribs lunch. The menu includes Supreme Pizza Burgers, a fabulous Quick Italian Salad, and frozen Fruit Pops. As a thank you to Josh, Ree is making his favorite chocolate dessert – French Silk Pie.

Premiering Saturday, September 28th at 10am – “Cutting Down Cedars”

It’s an afternoon of hard work for the guys who are out cutting down cedar trees and having a stone-skimming master class with Ladd down at the creek. Ree rustles up a casual lunch of delicious Rigatoni With Chicken Thighs, a fun Salad Bar Salad With Creamy Italian Dressing, Garlic Cheese Breadsticks and irresistible Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 10 am – “Class Reunion”

Trisha invites her college friends over for a reunion to reminisce the good old days. In celebration of this class reunion, Trisha and her college roommates Beth and Donna are whipping up a menu that will have their college friends wanting more. Their mouth-watering menu includes: Marinated Vegetable Salad, Chicken Piccata, Brownie Batter Cookies and Tickled Punch.


Grilling Weekend – Premiering Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st from 7am-12pm

Episodes include:

The Pioneer Woman:Premiering Saturday, August 31st at 10am – “Building Pens”
Barefoot Contessa: Premiering Saturday, August 31st at 11am – “Best Barefoot Grilling”
Giada At Home: Premiering Saturday, August 31st at 11:30am – “Grilling with Bobby”
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: Premiering Sunday, September 1st at 11:30am – “Barbecue Block Party”

Quick and Easy Weekend Block – Premiering Saturday, September 14th and September 15th from 7am-12pm

Episodes include:

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen:Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 10am – “Class Reunion”
Heartland Table: Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 10:30am – “Butter”
Barefoot Contessa: Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 11am – “Cooking with Michael Symon”
Giada at Home: Premiering Saturday, September 14th at 11:30am – “Jade’s Sleepover”
Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen: Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 10am – “Bag Lady Reunion”
Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction: Premiering Sunday, September 15th at 11:30am – “Fresh and Fit Grilling”


Grilling Central

Make your final summer days summer sizzle with the hottest roundup of grilling recipes around. In the only digital destination you need, you’ll find the top burgers, real-deal barbecue, a whole summer’s worth of cool-off sides plus where to go around the country for the season’s must-taste treats. Plan the ultimate cookout with Bobby Flay, Trisha Yearwood and Ree Drummond. Get in on our Summer Showdown featuring Melissa D’Arabian, Jeff Mauro, Justin Warner and other Food Network Star alums, along with your Chopped favorites like Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli and Aarón Sánchez. We’ll be celebrating summer big this year with lots of great entertaining tips, party-planning ideas and easy menus.

Labor Day

Bring the best recipes from Ree Drummond, Sunny Anderson and all your favorite Food Network chefs to your end-of-season bash! Make summer classics like pasta salad, barbecue, sweet iced tea and fruit-filled desserts.

Back to School
Make back-to-school fun and easy this year! Find make-ahead meals, grab-and-go breakfasts, after-school snacks, and delicious one-bowl desserts from Ree Drummond and Giada De Laurentiis.

Gear up for football season with recipes and tailgating tips from Food Network’s starting lineup. Try Guy Fieri’s sliders, Sunny Anderson’s hot wings, Jeff Mauro’s meatball sub and more.

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I’m a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I’m a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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