Food Network October 2017 Highlights

**FOOD NETWORK OCTOBER 2017 HIGHLIGHTS**

OCTOBER IS FULL OF SPOOK-TACULAR PREMIERES WITH A NEW SEASON OF HALLOWEEN WARS AND ALL-NEW HALLOWEEN WARS: HAYRIDE OF HORROR
Plus: Don’t Miss as Alton Brown Takes Over the Chopped Kitchen on the Tournament Premiere of Chopped: Alton’s Challenge

FoodNetwork.com Has Halloween Tricks and Treats and All-New Digital-Only Series
Smitten Kitchen
NEW YORK – September 8, 2017 – Food Network celebrates Halloween all month-long this October with special series, new seasons, themed-episodes, seasonal recipes and more! First, Jonathan Bennett hosts special Road to Halloween Wars on Sunday, October 1st at 8pm, giving a behind the scenes look at the journey of the talented artists vying for a spot on the all-new season of Halloween Wars, which premieres on Sunday, October 1st at 9pm. Six new teams get the chance to create the most frightening and elaborate cake displays and a shot at the $50,000 grand prize. Then, on Monday, October 2nd at 10pm, it’s the series premiere of Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror when host Harley Morenstein takes the competition out of the kitchen and into the pumpkin patch when two teams face off in three nights of Halloween fright, creating delicious and scary treats and immersive worlds of Halloween horror. Next, Alton Brown is taking over the Chopped kitchen on the special tournament Chopped: Alton’s Challenge premiering Tuesday, October 10th at 10pm with challenging baskets that tap into the physics and science of food. Then, one formerly helpless celebrity will become the best of the worst on the season finale of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition on Wednesday, October 11th at 9pm. Don’t miss the season finale of Halloween Baking Championship Monday, October 30th at 9pm when the ultimate creator of creepy treats will be crowned a winner. Get more sweets and treats with premieres of Best Baker in America on Wednesdays at 10pm. Also in primetime, catch Halloween-themed episodes and all-new premieres of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Ginormous Food and Guy’s Grocery Games. In daytime, don’t miss premieres of The Bobby and Damaris Show, The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and Valerie’s Home Cooking. FoodNetwork.com has everything from Halloween recipes to tailgating tips, plus an all-new digital series Smitten Kitchen with blogger Deb Perelman. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Discover.

PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES

Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, October 5th at 10pm – “Boil and Trouble” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!

Giada De Laurentiis and Daphne Oz are all toil and trouble as they cast a spell to beat Bobby Flay. Chefs Jeffrey Hansell and Meghann Ward look to scare Bobby out of his own kitchen.

Premiering Thursday, October 12th at 10pm – “We’re All Family Here”

Sophie Flay loves to mess with her dad, so she enlists the help of Alton Brown to hand her father the biggest surprise yet. Mentors Jonathan Waxman and Dean Fearing enter the arena to face their protégé Bobby Flay one last time.

Premiering Thursday, October 19th at 10pm – “Feeling Bleu”

Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and comedian Bobby Moynihan team up, but beating Bobby Flay is no joking matter. They’re bringing in Beantown chef Marcellus Coleman and Bobby’s number one fan, Lionel Haeberle, to slay the Flay.

Premiering Thursday, October 26th at 10pm – “Take a Bao”

Feisty Brooklyn chef Suchanan Aksornnan battles innovative Miami restaurateur Richard Hales, and it’s up to actor David Alan Grier and chef Carla Hall to decide who can beat Bobby Flay.

Online, find out what it takes to Beat Bobby Flay, where Food Network’s own chefs reveal the skills and tactics needed to defeat Bobby. You can also check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos, relive highlights, tour the set and much more. Join the conversation with #BeatBobbyFlay.

Best Baker in America
Best Baker in America puts one of the country’s favorite pastimes in the spotlight as eight skilled bakers bring their style and creativity to the table, transforming simple ideas into stunning and tasty treats. Over six weeks, the bakers are led through challenges that test both their technical ability and how well they can incorporate ingredients and flavors into their own baking vision. Food Network Star winner Jason Smith is joined by Marcela Valladolid on the judging panel along with host Adam Rapoport, eliminating one baker at a time until only the most skilled and thrilling baker remains.

Premiering Wednesday, October 4th at 10pm -“Meringue”

Seven bakers remain, and in this week’s Skills Challenge they are charged with making their choice of two different flavors of macaron. In the Master Challenge the bakers must conjure up their own highly creative take on the dessert classic – Baked Alaska – using torched meringue, cake and ice cream, with strawberry as the required featured flavor. One baker is not up to the challenge and is sent packing.

Premiering Wednesday, October 11th at 10pm -“Pastry”

Perfect mini fruit tarts using pâte sucrée (sweet pastry) is the challenge that six bakers face in this week’s Skills Challenge. For the Master Challenge, the bakers are given their hardest task yet: their original version of a St. Honoré cake that must contain the elements of puff pastry, pate a chou (cream puff dough), crème chiboust (a type of pastry cream), and a required featured flavor of coffee. One more baker is sent home after the challenge.

Premiering Wednesday, October 18th at 10pm -“Café Classics”

Five bakers are left in the competition and in their Skills Challenge this week they must tackle the temperamental and delicate café classic, Crème brûlée. For the Master Challenge, the task is to bake up their take on the complex and beautiful Opera Cake, a six-layer masterpiece said to evoke the tiers of the Paris Opera House. The required featured flavor is “noisette” or hazelnut. One baker is given their marching orders, as the remaining four are one step closer to the grand prize.

Premiering Wednesday, October 25th at 10pm – “Modern Classics”

In their last chance to get into the finale, the four remaining bakers must make Mini Mirror Glaze Cakes – perfectly mirrored on the outside and with an entremet (layered mousse) cake on the inside – in the Skills Challenge. In the Master Challenge, the bakers have to bake, plate and present a two-course dessert tasting menu, featuring chilies and fennel. One more baker’s dreams end today as they head home before the finale.

Online, meet the competitors and get the sweet highlights of each episode. Test your baking know-how with our quiz and pick up a few new tips! Tell us which treats are your favorite using #BestBakerinAmerica.

Chopped

Premiering Tuesday, October 3rd at 10pm – “Spooked” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!

Creepy surprises and freaky finds — the chefs are sure to be spooked by what they get in the baskets for Halloween! A special meat platter grabs the competitors’ attention at the start of round one, then a certain frightening ingredient is staring back at the chefs from the entrée basket. The two finalists get hyped up on Halloween candy as they scare up some creative desserts.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Thursday, October 19th at 9pm – “Feel the Burn”

In this heated competition, the chefs make the most of fiery, spicy ingredients in the baskets. In round one, a dip made with hot sauce and a spicy piece of poultry challenge the chefs. Then, the hot raw root in the entrée basket serves as proof that peppers aren’t the only way to spice up a dish. Finally, some spicy candy and a baby fruit occupy the competitors’ minds in the dessert round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag

Premiering Thursday, October 26th at 9pm – “Gimme Gator”

Strange incarnations of everyday ingredients, black garlic and coconut vinegar, challenge the chefs in the appetizer round. The judges go on the hunt for compelling flavor combinations in the chefs’ alligator entrees, then a Peruvian fruit is the most unusual find in the dessert basket.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Tiffani Faison

Online, check out photo and video highlights and compete like a Chopped champion for a chance to win prizes. Get culinary inspiration from the Chopped experts and learn the tricks contestants have successfully deployed to transform exotic ingredients, international spices and even wintry leftovers into winning dishes. Join the action with #Chopped.

Chopped: Alton’s Challenge
Alton Brown joins host Ted Allen in the Chopped kitchen for Chopped: Alton’s Challenge! The food science mastermind influences the baskets for this epic, five-part tournament, putting 16 bold chefs to the test with puzzling challenges that tap into the science of cooking and the physics of food. The competitor that manages to outsmart and impress Alton and the judges will go home with a $50,000 prize.

Premiering Tuesday, October 10th at 10pm – “Alton’s Challenge, Part 1” – TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!

Alton Brown is taking over the Chopped kitchen for an epic five-part tournament! With $50,000 on the line, the first four chefs bravely take on his challenge. For this first battle, Alton demonstrates the mad science of champagne and the competitors embrace a fermentation theme. A strange, stringy Japanese specialty is the talk of the entrée round, then an unusual cake inspires some unusual choices in the dessert round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alton Brown, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli

Premiering Tuesday, October 17th at 10pm – “Alton’s Challenge, Part 2”

The Challenge continues as four bold new chefs take on Alton Brown’s baskets on a quest for $50,000. To kick off round one, Alton demonstrates the science behind smoking foods, and the chefs are encouraged to infuse every dish with smoky flavor. Tiny radishes and a strangely savory cookie are in the mix for round one. Alton whips up a signature smoked item for the second basket, then an exotic drink is the smoky component in basket number three.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Hugh Acheson, Alton Brown, Maneet Chauhan

Premiering Tuesday, October 24th at 10pm – “Alton’s Challenge, Part 3”

Dried and true! In this third Alton’s Challenge battle, there’s a dehydration theme for the baskets and Alton demonstrates a home hack that makes removing moisture from food a breeze. The first basket has the chefs making quick use of instant mashed potatoes. Then, an Alton specialty is one of the mandatory ingredients for the entrée round. In the dessert basket, diabolical ingredients have the chefs scrambling to make dehydrated eggs work in their final plates.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alton Brown, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson

Premiering Tuesday, October 31st at 10pm – “Alton’s Challenge, Part 4”

Modern magic! Four new chefs explore the wonders of molecular gastronomy in Alton’s Challenge battle. Making a powder from a fat and clearing up the problem with transparent ravioli are some of the struggles in the appetizer basket. In the entrée round, the chefs get lamb cooked via a modernist method and some new age noodles. And a “cake” that looks like a drop of water — and tastes like one, too — gives the last pair of chefs a perplexing puzzle to solve for dessert.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alton Brown, Wylie Dufresne, Amanda Freitag

Get more insight on the Chopped: Alton’s Challenge tournament at FoodNetwork.com/Chopped, to find photo and video highlights, relive top moments, and hear from the winning contenders. Join in on the conversation using #Chopped.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, October 6th at 9pm – “Old Faces, New Places”

This trip, Guy Fieri is visiting some familiar Triple D faces and checking out their new places. First, he visits a primo pizza joint in Flagstaff, Arizona, firing up pies with not-your-everyday toppings. Plus, in Fairhope, Alabama, there’s a killer waterfront spot serving up serious seafood, like snapper collars and the bomb bouillabaisse. And in Miami, Guy meets a chef dialing up the funk factor with his spin on Chinese specialties like dandan noodles.

Premiering Friday, October 13th at 9pm – “From Pied to Fried”

This trip, Guy Fieri is traveling the nation, digging into all kinds of killer grub. In St. Petersburg, Florida, he stops at a lights-out spot loading up the righteous ramen. In Lansing, Michigan, there’s a funky joint frying up everything from wings to pig skins to chicken gizzards. Plus, a New Orleans smokehouse is putting out Big Easy favorites like sausage meat pies and spicy shrimp boudin.

Premiering Friday, October 27th at 9pm – “All in the Family”

This trip, Guy Fieri is visiting spots that are keeping things all in the family, from husband-wife duos to multiple generations to decades-old local landmarks. So, get ready to dive into dynamite dishes served up straight from the heart, all over the nation!

Online, go behind-the-scenes with Guy, check out full recipes and scan the best diners, drive-ins and dives across the country. Hop along for the ride on Twitter with #DDD.

Ginormous Food

Premiering Friday, October 20th at 8pm – “Monster Meals” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!

Josh Denny haunts America’s most spooktacular restaurants in search of the hugest Halloween meals. In New York City, Beetle House serves up a 16-inch deep skull-shaped bowl bursting with rice, scallops, shrimp, clams, veggies, pasta and an entire octopus, while Black Tap stirs up a witch’s brew of deliciousness with their Candy Cauldron, a vanilla milkshake overflowing with caramel, whipped cream, candy corn, sprinkles and topped off with a candied apple. In Atlanta, Vortex sucks customers in with their Super-Stack Maniac sandwich, stacked with burger patties, Texas toast, American cheese, fried eggs and bacon.

Online, find out where you can get your hands on the outrageous menu items from Josh Denny’s travels. Plus, share your oddest culinary finds using #GinormousFood.

Guy’s Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, October 8th at 8pm – “Guy’s Ghostly Games” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!

It’s Halloween in Flavortown as four chefs do battle in a three-round fright fest! First, the chefs must include Guy Fieri’s “red fright special” in their creepy comfort food dish. Then, they are challenged with making a midnight snack using only ingredients they can fit in a tiny trick or treat bucket. A cobwebbed Food Pyramid decides which spooky ingredients the final two chefs must feature in their haunted high-end dinner. Only the bravest chef will make it to the shopping spree and shop Flavortown for up to $20,000!
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Duff Goldman, Beau MacMillan, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, October 15th at 8pm – “Spice City”

Flavortown turns into Spice City when four chefs who like their food with some heat fight for the title of Spice Master. First, the chefs must flip the ingredients of bread pudding into a spicy high-end dinner. Next, chefs play Spree Ball to determine which pepper they must feature in their signature spicy dish. Then, the final two must make a spicy guilty pleasure using four ingredients with pepper in their name, with the hottest chef winning up to $20,000.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Tregaye Fraser, Aarti Sequeira, Jet Tila

Premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 8pm – “One Shop Showdown”

Four thrifty chefs are given only one five-minute shop and $60 to buy all the groceries to last them the entire competition. Without returning to the market to replenish their supplies, the chefs must make a comfort classic breakfast, a spicy lunch and a fried dinner. The chef that makes their single shop count and serves up the best meals earns a final Flavortown shopping trip worth up to $20,000.
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Eric Greenspan, Marc Murphy, Marc Summers

Premiering Sunday, October 29th at 8pm – “Pizza Masters”

It’s sur-pie-val of the fittest when four dough throwers compete in a pizza playoff. First, the chefs must cook decadent pizzas featuring the high-priced topping and low-priced cheese chosen by Guy Fieri’s Pizza Wheel. Next, they must grab all the ingredients to make a guilty pleasure pizza with their bare hands. Then, the final two are forced to make a pie that’s “out of the pizza box” because pizza dough is suddenly out of stock! In the end, only one pizza pro gets the dough — up to $20,000!
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Tregaye Fraser, Eddie Jackson, Marc Murphy

Online, fans can relive the top moments of the tournament, test their supermarket trivia smarts, collect shopping and cooking tips from the judges, and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GroceryGames.

Halloween Baking Championship

Premiering Monday, October 2nd at 9pm – “Bewitching Treats”

In this pre-heat, the seven bakers must bake up witches’ digits – fingers and toes! They must also create a sauce to dip them in. Then, in the main heat, the witch theme goes even further when the bakers are tasked with creating desserts that look like witches, complete with edible brooms.

Premiering Monday, October 9th at 9pm – “It’s All in Your Head”

Halloween chills require a certain state of mind, and for this pre-heat the bakers must put their “brains together” in teams to create the most outrageous and delicious brain dessert that they can think up. Next, in the main heat, the bakers must face their fears and create a sweet treat using common fears as inspirations for their desserts.

Premiering Monday, October 16th at 9pm – “Sweet Screams”

For this pre-heat, the remaining five bakers take a light and sweet dessert – the cream puff – and head to the dark side by creating “scream puffs.” The main heat is also filled with frights, as the bakers must make scary mask desserts to spook the judges.

Premiering Monday, October 23rd at 9pm – “The Candyman Cometh”

In the pre-heat, the four remaining bakers must create desserts that taste like their favorite candy bar. Then, in the main heat, they must face death by chocolate and must create a dessert that combines chocolate with odd ingredients.

Premiering Monday, October 30th at 9pm – “Extreme Halloween” – SEASON FINALE!

The three remaining bakers must make a glowing edible centerpiece and three different creepy treats for a spooky Halloween party dessert bar. In the final challenge the bakers must create Jack-O-Lantern cakes that light up. Only one winning baker will carve out the title of Halloween Baking Champion and take home the grand $25,000 prize!

Online, browse photo galleries of the spookiest creations, see the judges’ most elaborate costumes and watch video highlights. Weigh in on the contestants’ treats using #HalloweenBakingChampionship.

Halloween Wars – Premiering Sunday, October 1st at 9pm – SEASON PREMIERE!
Hosted by Jonathan Bennett, Halloween Wars is back with amazing displays that will thrill and chill! Six teams each made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist will battle it out as they create frighteningly fun Halloween-themed edible displays that are scary as they are delicious. Their creations will be judged by award winning cake decorator Shinmin Li and horror film director and makeup effects master Todd Tucker. At the end of each episode, one team will be eliminated, until the last team standing takes home a grand prize of $50,000.

Premiering Sunday, October 1st at 9pm – “The Hitchhikers Worst Nightmare”

Six teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that depict what happens when hitchhikers find themselves driving towards disaster after accepting a ride from a terrifying stranger. Shane West, star of Salem and front man for horror-themed band The Twilight Creeps, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Shinmin Li and Todd Tucker.

Premiering Sunday, October 8th at 9pm – “Secret Creature Reveal”

Five remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create amazing and tasty Halloween-themed displays that show the horrific, hideous monsters that disguise themselves with normal, human faces. Actor Robert Patrick, known for his portrayals in The X-Files and Terminator 2: Judgement Day, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Shinmin Li and Todd Tucker.

Premiering Sunday, October 15th at 9pm – “Monster Party”

Four remaining teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create astonishing and delectable Halloween-themed displays that capture what happens when all of the most macabre monsters throw their own ghastly Halloween party. Juliet Landau, who portrayed fan-favorite vampire Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Shinmin Li and Todd Tucker.

Premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 9pm – “Zombie Cooking Show”

The final three teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist go into battle to create stunning and scrumptious Halloween-themed displays that imagine what happens when a horrifying undead ghoul hosts their own zombie cooking show! Bryan Fuller, executive producer and creator of Hannibal and American Gods, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Shinmin Li and Todd Tucker.

Premiering Sunday, October 29th at 9pm – “Beware” – SEASON FINALE!

It’s the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars! The final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar artist have slaughtered their competition and must face off in one last epic showdown. The team that can best illustrate the final seconds before a deadly danger strikes will be crowned Halloween Wars champion and win $50,000! Fiona Dourif, actress from the hit horror franchise Child’s Play, joins host Jonathan Bennett and judges Shinmin Li and Todd Tucker.

Plus, don’t miss all-new special:
Road to Halloween Wars – Premiering Sunday, October 1st at 8pm – SPECIAL PREMIERE!
Halloween Wars is back, with six ovens and seven tons of pumpkins ready and waiting, but one’s thing’s missing — the competitors! Join in as the Halloween Wars crew hits the road on the hunt for eighteen of the greatest pumpkin carvers, cake artists and sugar artists in America. They’ll meet dozens of talented hopefuls who dream of creating gleefully ghoulish and frightfully fun Halloween-themed displays, all for a shot at the $50,000 grand prize

Online, browse photo galleries of the spookiest creations, get recipes and meet the teams. Tell us what you think of the competition with #HalloweenWars.

Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror – Premiering Monday, October 2nd at 10pm – SERIES PREMIERE!
It’s time for the spookiest hayride imaginable, as Halloween Wars: Hayride of Horror takes the competition out of the kitchen and into the pumpkin patch. Hosted by Harley Morenstein, two teams of master food artists — working in cake, sugar and a whole lot of carved pumpkin — face off in three nights of Halloween fright, creating delicious and scary treats and immersive worlds of Halloween horror. In each competition, one team will take home $15,000, but to win it, their creepy displays must win the votes of both a wagon full of hayriders and the judges, renowned pastry chef Zac Young and special effects make-up artist Bianca Appice.

Premiering Monday, October 2nd at 10pm – “Hayride of Horror: The Scarecrow Comes Alive!”

When night begins to fall and the pumpkin patch closes for the day, two teams of master food artists face off in a battle of Halloween fright. To win, they’ll have to combine cake, sugar and carved pumpkin to show the ultimate nightmare: what happens when scarecrows come alive? The team that gives a wagon full of hayriders the biggest scare will take home $15,000.

Premiering Monday, October 9th at 10pm – “Hayride of Horror: When Pumpkins Fight Back”

The Hayride of Horror continues as two teams of master food artists face off in another spooky battle. To win, they’ll have to combine cake, sugar and carved pumpkin to show what happens when the pumpkins they’re carving come to life, turn the tables and take revenge on the unlucky carvers! In the end, one team walks away with $15,000.

Premiering Monday, October 16th at 10pm – “Hayride of Horror: Possessed Zoo” – SEASON FINALE!

Another $15,000 is at stake as two teams of master food artists face off in another Hayride of Horror battle. To win, they’ll have to combine cake, sugar and carved pumpkin to show how to survive a night escaping the demonic inhabitants of a possessed zoo.

Online, meet the teams and see photos of the best hayride experiences. Share your scariest Halloween night stories using #HalloweenWars.

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition

Premiering Wednesday, October 4th at 9pm – “Celebrity: Tin Foil Chefs”

As the competition nears its end, the oven mitts come off and the celebrities fight for a spot in the finale! They face their toughest challenge yet: a Worst Cooks battle inspired by Iron Chef called Tin Foil Chef. The celebrities with the best dishes head to the finale.

Premiering Wednesday, October 11th at 9pm – “Celebrity: Finale the End” – SEASON FINALE!

The final two recruits face the ultimate challenge — cook a restaurant-quality meal for a panel of three culinary experts: Scott Conant, Aliya LeeKong and Marcus Samuelsson. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray coach their recruits, but all the skills the celebs have learned are put to the test. In the end, one recruit will be named the winner and awarded $25,000 for their charity.

Online, learn more about the famous faces competing for kitchen glory. Plus, watch video highlights, see photos from the challenges and take quizzes to improve your cooking. Tell us who your favorite celeb is using #WorstCooks.

DAYTIME PREMIERE EPISODES

The Bobby and Damaris Show

Premiering Sunday, October 1st at 12:30pm – “Gaming and Grubbin'”

It’s game day in Bobby Flay’s kitchen! Damaris Phillips and Bobby are both avid sports fans, so they have a lot to say about what makes the best game day bites. Damaris kicks things off with her Dill Benedictine Dip, while Bobby gets in the game with his Spice-Rubbed Chicken Breast and Piquillo White Bean Hummus. Then, Damaris scores big with her Buffalo Blue Cheese Pork Wings and a Mint Julep Fruit Salsa. Touchdown!

Premiering Sunday, October 8th at 12:30pm – “Any Way You Slice It”

Chef Bobby Flay’s first job was at a New York City pizzeria, but Damaris Phillips grew up on “Southern” pizza, so they debate what makes the perfect pie over crispy Crust Dippers served with sweet and savory sauces. Then, Bobby fires up his outdoor pizza oven to make a Spicy Margherita Pizza with a Fried Egg on top. For dessert, it’s more pizza with Damaris’ Almond-Chocolate Pizza with Bourbon-Plumped Raisins and a Cinnamon Sugar Crust.

Premiering Sunday, October 15th at 12:30pm – “Sweets and Treats”

Everyone knows that baking is Bobby Flay’s Achilles heel, so baking pro Damaris Phillips is taking him back to school! They snack on delicious Black Pepper Biscuits and cheesy Gougeres while Damaris teaches Bobby her secret weapon: ratio baking, a simple strategy where no recipes are required. Then, they put their lessons to the test and make a Fruit Biscuit Cobbler, Profiteroles and a beautiful Sour Cream Pound Cake.

Premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 12:30pm – “Always Time for Tacos”

Forget Taco Tuesday! Bobby Flay and Damaris Phillips believe in tacos every day! They talk about everything tacos while enjoying Bobby’s seared pineapple salsa and homemade tortilla chips, then kick things off by grinding their own corn to make tortillas from scratch. For breakfast, Bobby makes Huevos a la Mexicano Tacos with Chipotle-Honey Relish, then Damaris turns up the heat with her Spicy Bean Taco. Finally, Damaris shows the taco’s sweet side with her decadent Ice Cream Tacos.

Online, learn more about the hosts and get the featured recipes. Join the conversation using #BobbyandDamarisShow.

The Kitchen – Premiering Saturdays at 11am
Spend a fun and food-filled morning in The Kitchen with hosts Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian. These talented food experts will bring fun conversation and delicious recipes into your kitchen every week. From simple supper ideas to the latest food trends, they will cover all things fun in food. Pull up a stool at the counter and join them in The Kitchen.

Online, access all the co-hosts’ cooking short-cuts, recipes and tips. Whether you need menu inspiration for an upcoming party or want to remake the ingredients already stowed in your pantry, FoodNetwork.com has you covered. Also, bookmark new recipes and advice, browse behind-the-scenes photos, take audience polls and much more. Join the conversation in #TheKitchen.

The Pioneer Woman

Premiering Saturday, October 7th at 10am – “Hay There!”

The family is hauling hay in high summer, so Ree Drummond is taking them cool refreshing Strawberry Cherry Lemon Limeade and awesome Orange Bars. Then, she’s got a great make-ahead dinner on the go with Slow Cooker Lasagna and Missy’s Marinated Tomatoes, ready to eat when the family’s done stacking hay.

Premiering Saturday, October 14th at 10am – “Care Package 101”

Ree Drummond is sharing the fundamentals of care packages and putting one together for her college kid, Alex, along the way. She’s packing up an utterly delicious Lemon and Raspberry Pound Cake, wrapping up Snickerdoodles in the best DIY way, including something healthy with Brown Butter Granola Clusters, stuffing in Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups that always travel well and throwing in custom-made Hot Chocolate Mixes. It’s a care package journey with lots of fun ideas for that special someone.

Premiering Saturday, October 21st at 10am – “Pizza Ree-Boot”

It’s a ranch-style pizza revolution with four fabulous new ideas. Ree Drummond is cooking Mini Cauliflower Pizzas for lunch with her daughter, then there’s a meal kit for a mash-up of two favorites in an awesome Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza. Marsala Mushroom and Goat Cheese Flatbreads make a stunning shortcut meal for her sister-in-law, and finally the kids help with super fashionable Watermelon Pizza that takes sweet pizza to a whole new level.

Premiering Saturday, October 28th at 10am – “Nothing But the Best”

Ree Drummond has a line-up of the best bits of food, starting with an awesome Stuffed Pizza Crust with Arrabiata Sauce. Then, there’s divine Orange Blueberry Muffin Tops and a double layer of the good stuff in A Little Fruit With My Crisp. Finally, Ree whips up a culinary revelation, Crispy Chicken Skins, and an incredible CLT Salad with Simple Ranch Dressing.

Online, find all Ree’s recipes, watch exclusive video tours of the Drummond ranch and town, peek inside her kitchen and watch full episodes. Join the conversation with #PioneerWoman.

PLUS – Don’t miss the new issue of The Pioneer Woman Magazine, featuring more recipes, entertaining ideas and lifestyle tips from Ree.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, October 14th at 10:30am – “Trisha’s Halloween Prep” – HALLOWEEN EPISODE!

Trisha Yearwood invites her friend Glenda over to try some Halloween costume ideas and test some Halloween recipes, including Jack-O’-Lantern Stuffed Peppers, Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus with Spooky Chips, Caramel Apples and a Black Light Cocktail.

Premiering Saturday, October 21st at 10:30am – “Trisha Goes Paintballing”

Trisha Yearwood spent the morning playing paintball with her sister and nephews, and they’re back in the kitchen recounting the crazy battles and most memorable moments. They refuel with some amazing dishes, such as Garlic Knots with an Easy Ranch Dipping Sauce, Pasta Pizza, Cherry Lime Soda and a Cola Cake.

Premiering Saturday, October 28th at 10:30am – “Trisha’s Pottery Party”

Trisha Yearwood and her friends took a pottery class a few weeks ago, so Trisha invites the girls over to recall their experience and reveal their final creations. She whips up Roasted Cherry Tomato, Ricotta and Basil Crostini, Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken Avocado Pesto, Grilled Baby Eggplant with Balsamic Glaze and Painted White Chocolate Bark.

Online, find all Trisha’s southern-style recipes, watch highlights from the show, tour her Nashville kitchen and go behind the scenes. Join the conversation on Twitter using #SouthernKitchen.

Valerie’s Home Cooking

Premiering Saturday, October 7th at 12pm – “A Picture Worth Eating”

Valerie Bertinelli invites her photographer, Brian Bowen Smith, over for a menu inspired by his favorite ingredient: tequila! She serves Tequila Lime Chicken Wings with Spicy Avocado Crema, Chayote Slaw with Avocado and Cilantro Dressing, Chile Lime Party Mix, a Mango Tart with Tequila Lime Glaze and a Mango Tequila Sunrise.

Premiering Saturday, October 14th at 12pm – “Soup ‘n Wiches”

Valerie Bertinelli has been working nonstop with her book editor, so she makes some seasonal dishes to pay her back for all the hard work. The afternoon treat includes Wine Balsamic and Rosemary Lamb Chop Lollipops, Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches, Baked Brie with Almonds and Mango and Lobster Bisque.

Premiering Saturday, October 21st at 12pm – “It’s Payback Time”

Valerie Bertinelli has invited her managers, former publicist and lawyer over for a tasting of new recipes. She prepares a menu of Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Puffs, Brown Sugar Sriracha Bacon Bites, Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, a Totally 80’s Fuzzy Navel cocktail and a Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert.

Premiering Saturday, October 28th at 12pm – “Tom’s Hometown Favorites”

Valerie Bertinelli’s husband, Tom, hails from the Midwest and often bemoans the lack of his favorite hearty foods, so Valerie surprises him with some of his Ohio favorites. On the menu is Ohio Turkey Chili, Fried Bologna Bites with Pickled Squash, and Tomato and Bibb Lettuce Salad. Then, for dessert, there’s Vanilla and Coffee Cream Puffs.

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THEMED WEEKENDS

Sweets and Treats Weekend – Premiering Saturday, October 14th 7am-1pm & Sunday, October 15th 7am-2pm
Get ready for Halloween with a weekend block of sweet recipes. Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, October 14th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “Care Package 101”
Premiering Saturday, October 14th at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Trisha’s Halloween Prep”
Premiering Saturday, October 14th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, October 14th at 12pm – Valerie’s Home Cooking – “Soup ‘n Wiches”
Premiering Sunday, October 15th at 12:30pm – The Bobby and Damaris Show – “Sweets and Treats”

DIGITAL CONTENT

Comfort Food
Satisfy your craving for hearty food with recipes like meatloaf, casseroles, slow-cooker favorites and homemade cookies. Sample stick-to-your-ribs classics from Sunny Anderson, Ree Drummond and Trisha Yearwood.

Everything Fall
Everything Fall celebrates fall with recipes, entertaining tips and a guide to fall produce and more:

Fall Entertaining Guide

Entertain with ease this season with Food Network chefs’ best dinner-party recipes using comforting fall ingredients.

Fall Produce Guide

Apples, butternut and acorn squash, pears, carrots and cauliflower are in season! FoodNetwork.com’s guide to find the best recipes and tips for using up in-season produce will help you use them!

Fall Weeknight Dinners

Get dinner on the table fast with top fall recipes ready in under an hour.

Game-Day Parties
October means fall sports! We’ve got game day covered all season with our chefs’ best recipes for hot dips, wings, nachos, meatballs and chili. We have a handful of delicious new stories:

Halloween
Find the best recipes for Halloween parties, whether your theme is creepy, silly, kid-friendly or ghoulish, at FoodNetwork.com. Check out Pinterest-worthy creations, such as:

How to Make a Sushi Brain for Halloween

Smitten Kitchen- NEW SERIES!
Deb Perelman brings FoodNetwork.com into the cozy kitchen where she grew her popular blog on this all-new Food Network original digital-only series!

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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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