Food Network September 2017 Highlights

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SEPTEMBER BRINGS TRICKS AND TREATS WITH A NEW SEASON OF HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP

Plus: Bobby Flay and Damaris Phillips Serve Up Food, Fun and Laughs on New Series The Bobby and Damaris Show

FoodNetwork.com Has the Ultimate Fall Recipes Perfect for the Change of Season

NEW YORK – August 7, 2017 – Food Network celebrates fall this September with new series, new seasons and returning favorites. First, the final four celebrity chefs compete for the title of Superstar champion and the $40,000 grand prize for the charity of their choice on the Guy’s Grocery Games: Superstars finale on Sunday, September 17th at 8pm. Then, Tyler Florence hosts as the final two food trucks battle it out for the win on the season finale of The Great Food Truck Race on Sunday, September 24th at 9pm. Next, Halloween Baking Championship returns with an all-new season on Monday, September 25th at 9pm with host comedian John Henson and judges Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young giving eight top-notch bakers the chance to compete in Halloween-themed challenges for a chance to win the $25,000 grand prize. Also in primetime, catch premieres of Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped, Chopped After Hours, Cooks vs. Cons, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Family Road Trip, I Hart Food and Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition. In daytime, don’t miss the series premiere of The Bobby and Damaris Show on Sunday, September 3rd at 12:30pm when Bobby Flay and Damaris Phillips serve up their favorite American classics, Southern delights and of course, cocktails! Also in daytime, don’t miss new episodes of The Kitchen, The Pioneer Woman and Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and a new season of Valerie’s Home Cooking. FoodNetwork.com has the perfect recipes to transition you into fall. Join the Food Network conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat Discover.

PRIMETIME PREMIERE EPISODES

Beat Bobby Flay

Premiering Thursday, September 7th at 10pm – “Feathered and Fried”

It’s the king of fried food versus the king of brunch, as chef Thomas Boemer sizes up against chef Darnell Ferguson to take Bobby Flay’s crown. With Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition’s Anne Burrell and resident Chopped judge Marc Murphy, these chefs have all the support they need to take the throne.

Premiering Thursday, September 14th at 10pm – “Pulling Out All the Stops”

Actor Steve Schirripa and the toughest judge on Food Network, Simon Majumdar, have their sights set on beating Bobby Flay. Boston chef Dave Bazirgan sharpens his knives to take on “Mr. Downtown” Stephen Jones, for the ultimate chance to cook against Bobby.

Premiering Thursday, September 21st at 10pm – “Number One Baby”

Chopped’s Scott Conant and Cooking Channel’s Laura Vitale are bringing their Italian flare to crush Bobby Flay’s record. It’s between San Diego chef Nicolas Bour and Charleston, S.C.’s RJ Moody to make sure they are number one in the kitchen.

Premiering Saturday, September 28th at 10pm – “Drop the Knife”

Standing up to Bobby Flay is no easy feat, unless you’re stand-up comedian Colin Quinn and the ever-so-dashing Katie Lee! They’ve brought two New York chefs who definitely can withstand the heat, Alex Guarnaschelli’s protégé Diane Vista-Wayne and Daniel Boulud’s protégé Lauren Brown.

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.

Chopped

Premiering Tuesday, September 5th at 10pm – “Food Truck Luck”

Which food truck chef will fortune shine upon in this competition of determined mobile meal vendors? There’s a traffic jam at the fryer as the chefs attempt to make outstanding appetizers with two proteins. In the entrée basket, the chefs find a New England sandwich and a Mexican pepper. The final two food truck chefs left in the fight receive dessert nachos in the last basket.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson

Premiering Tuesday, September 12th at 10pm – “Waffles for the Win”

The judges have a pressing matter to discuss with four lucky chefs: waffles! The competitors prove waffles are no longer just for breakfast by making them the star of every plate and every round. First, the chefs bring some heat to their waffle appetizers by seasoning them with chiles de arbol. A thick Belgian waffle dough hits the irons in round two, then waffles take the form of cookies in the dessert round.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Joseph “JJ” Johnson

Premiering Tuesday, September 19th at 10pm – “Comfort Zone”

In this special competition, the baskets are filled with enticing, soul-soothing comfort foods! The chefs are asked to carry the comfort food theme onto their completed plates, starting in round one when they must utilize something starchy and something greasy. A homey protein and some beautiful tomatoes are in the mix in the entrée round, then a nostalgic cookie meets a dairy delight in the dessert basket.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Amanda Freitag, Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian

Premiering Tuesday September 26th at 10pm – “The Beets Go On”

In the appetizer round, the chefs bake premade dough and try to figure out the best plan for including a Persian hot dog stew in their dishes. The entree plates must include a prized seafood and a floral component, then the competitors discover beets and a classic French dessert in the final basket.
Host: Ted Allen Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson

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 After Hours – Premiering Tuesdays at 11pm
There’s friendly competition, rowdy fun and amazing food to be found after hours in the Chopped kitchen, when the judges create delectable dishes using the same mandatory basket ingredients that have stumped Chopped competitors. With only 30 minutes to put their culinary skills and creativity to the test, you never know what’s going to happen After Hours.

Online, get more information on the judges, take quizzes and watch full episodes of Chopped After Hours. Join the conversation with #AfterHours.

Cooks vs. Cons

Premiering Wednesday, September 6th at 10pm – “Spice and Ice”

In round one, the cooks and cons have to put the ice in spice when they are tasked with incorporating flavored ice pops into curry. Then, in round two, the remaining contestants hit the gas using beans in their dishes as host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli suss out the pros and amateurs.

Premiering Wednesday, September 13th at 10pm – “Nacho Average Cook”

The pros and amateurs freshen things up when host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Katie Lee and Aarti Sequeira task them with incorporating peppermint into a breakfast hash. Then, in round two, the remaining contestants must melt the judges’ hearts with their best dish using nachos.

Premiering Wednesday, September 20th at 10pm – “Endless Pastabilities”

The cooks and cons have host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Jose Garces and Justin Warner raving about their chip-infused ravioli dishes in round one. In the second round, the contestants must make peace with the surprise ingredient and incorporate chickpeas into their dishes.

Premiering Wednesday, September 27th at 10pm – “Pizza Party”

In round one, the cooks and cons must prove that they’re the cream of the crop to judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Alison Roman when they incorporate ranch into their pizza dishes. Then in round two, host Geoffrey Zakarian has the remaining contestants get ripe into it as they cook their best avocado-infused dish.

Online, after incognito home cooks battle undercover culinary pros, fans can catch highlights and quizzes to find out if they could pose as a pro chef. Join the conversation with #CooksVsCons.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Premiering Friday, September 15th at 9pm – “Ocean Coasts and Great Lakes”

This trip, Guy Fieri is going from coast to coast and to the Great Lakes to dig up some dynamite dishes. In Los Angeles, California, there is a Mexican joint in Grand Central Market serving outrageous octopus tostadas and their lights-out spin on a burger. Then, in Norfolk, Virginia, Guy visits a bistro turning out grown-up, gourmet grilled cheese. Plus, don’t miss a righteous stop in Lansing, Michigan, doing it up right.

Premiering Friday, September 22nd at 9pm – “From Texas to Michigan”

This trip, Guy Fieri is cruising from Texas to Michigan to dive into some gangster grub. In San Antonio, Texas, he stops at a real-deal Mexican bakery going old school with their sandwich sourdough and tequila croissants. Then, he is doubling up in Lansing, Michigan, with two off-the-hook joints puttin’ out dynamite dishes.

Premiering Friday, September 29th at 9pm – “Amazing Asian”

This trip, Guy Fieri is going across the Pacific without ever leaving the states for a full hour of amazing Asian cuisine. From Korean to Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and killer Asian fusion, get ready to dig into a mouthwatering adventure.

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.

The Great Food Truck Race

Premiering Sunday, September 3rd at 9pm – “Battle for the South: Sweet Home Alabama”

The remaining five trucks arrive in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to find Tyler Florence and pastry chef Jan Moon waiting for them with a challenge: to crack the most pecans in just 15 minutes. The teams must then use their pecans in a dessert dish to sell on their trucks, with the winner receiving valuable mentoring time with Jan and the team that makes the most profits winning $200. On the second day in Tuscaloosa, Tyler challenges the cooks to a happy hour: for one hour, the pecan dishes will be sold for $1 only, and the team with the overall lowest sales will be out of the competition.

Premiering Sunday, September 10th at 9pm – “Battle for the South: Hot Chicken in The City”

Tyler Florence has a surprise for the four remaining food truck teams: a taste of the Nashville’s famous hot chicken, prepared by Nashville native and owner of restaurant 400 Degrees, Aqui Hines. The teams sample and see if they can take the heat, then Tyler challenges them to make their own versions of hot dishes, but without chicken. Aqui tastes the dishes, awarding the winner $500 in their till. On the second day in Nashville, Tyler has the teams create their own self-promotion, much like the many artists in the city. Country singer Craig Wayne Boyd judges their promotions, rewarding the winning team with immunity.

Premiering Sunday, September 17th at 9pm – “Battle for the South: Fresh Off the Farm”

The remaining three food truck teams arrive at a peach farm in Athens, Georgia, where they meet Tyler Florence and Athens chef Mimi Maumus. In the first challenge, the teams make a savory dish using the provided ingredients and peaches. The winning team gets to shut down the other two trucks for one hour at any time during the sell. Then, Tyler throws them a curveball while shopping and asks them for a completely fresh menu. The team with the lowest sales is sent home.

Premiering Sunday, September 24th at 9pm – “Battle for the South: The Race Through Savannah” – SEASON FINALE!

The final two food truck teams arrive in Savannah, and Tyler Florence’s first challenge brings the teams out of the food trucks and into a new mobile selling vehicle: pedicabs. Each team has a half hour to make as much food as possible to sell out of their own pedicabs, and the team with the most profits gets $500 added to their till. Next, the teams travel through the city, where they sell head-to-head in new locations. At each location, they receive a new shellfish to include in a dish, and the team that sells the most fish dishes gets $500. Finally, Tyler reveals the team with the highest total till, the winner of The Great Food Truck Race: Battle for the South!

Online, meet the competing teams and browse photo highlights of the challenges. Tell us who you think should take home the grand prize using #GreatFoodTruckRace.

Guy’s Family Road Trip

Premiering Friday, September 1st at 9pm – “Gulf Dreams”

The Fieris rise at dawn in Corpus Christi, Texas, to head out on the Gulf in search of snapper. Luckily the fishing is good, and they take their catch to a nearby ranch. Guy Fieri and his friends fry up the fish, along with some chicken parmesan, for an evening feast. In New Orleans, Guy searches for the perfect po’boy in the back of an off-the-beaten path grocery store, before visiting Johnny Sanchez, where chef Aarón Sánchez shows Guy how to make ceviche and a soft-shell crab sandwich. A canoe tour of the bayou followed by a festive crawfish boil round out this leg of the road trip.

Premiering Friday, September 8th at 9pm – “To Shining Sea” – SEASON FINALE!

The Fieris stop in Fairhope, Alabama to visit their friend Panini Pete and see one of the most unusual farming operations in the country: oysters! Guy and Hunter wade into the Gulf to harvest the oysters for a local pop-up dinner. Guy takes Hunter and Ryder to Punta Clara Kitchen to make old-fashioned candies from scratch before they head for Florida. There, the Fieris explore the Everglades by airboat and cook a feast of frog legs and fried gator before ending their epic adventure on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Miami.

Online, see photos of Fieri family’s summer vacation and get ideas for your own road trip. Share your summer vacation highlights using #GuysFamilyRoadTrip.

Guy’s Grocery Games

Premiering Sunday, September 24th at 8pm – “GGG Superfans”

They’ve seen every episode and know every twist, and now three of GGG’s biggest superfans get to play their favorite Flavortown games! Luckily, their favorite GGG judges are on hand to mentor them as they attempt to shop for a dynamite diner dish using kiddie carts. Then, these GGG aficionados must stretch their dollars to the limit to make their best seafood dinner on a budget. The last superfan standing gets to shop their favorite store, Flavortown Market, for up to $20,000!
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Beau MacMillan, Damaris Phillips, Aarti Sequeira

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.

Guy’s Grocery Games: Superstars

Premiering Sunday, September 3rd at 8pm – “Superstars Tournament Part 3”

In the third leg of the Guy’s Grocery Games: Superstars, the remaining six chefs are all given the same grocery list, but must compete in three one-on-one battles to see who makes the best breakfast, lunch or dinner. The winners of these match-ups are safe, but the three that get edged out head into the Redemption Round, where they must flip the ingredients of tiramisu into an elegant entree. Which two chefs will rejoin their peers for the semifinals and get another shot at becoming champions for charity?
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Troy Johnson, Aaron May, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, September 10th at 8pm – “Superstars Tournament Part 4”

It’s the semifinals of the Guy’s Grocery Games: Superstars and Guy Fieri has devised two shocking shopping cart games for the five remaining celebrity chefs. First, they must search the store to discover where Guy has hidden their personal carts, only to find that they must make their best burger and fries with a bizarre ingredient that he left in each one. The winner gets an automatic pass to the finale, while the bottom four must fight for redemption by making their cheesiest dish — after Guy’s surprise twist of a four-way cart swap!
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Troy Johnson, Carl Ruiz, Aarti Sequeira

Premiering Sunday, September 17th at 8pm – “Superstars Tournament Finale” – TOURNAMENT FINALE!

It’s the finale of the Guy’s Grocery Games: Superstars and the final four celebrity chefs are all vying to become the champion, but first they must face Guy Fieri’s most diabolical challenge yet: The Double Wheel o’ Games. They must play not one, but two extreme grocery games in each round as they attempt to prepare their best fried dish and a high-end dish. The final two culinary giants must then make their signature dish during two more treacherous games. Who will become the Superstar champion and win $40,000 for their charity?
Host: Guy Fieri Judges: Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira, Jet Tila

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, September 25th at 9pm – SEASON PREMIERE!
A new batch of eight terrifyingly-talented bakers from across the country compete to create haunting and spooky sweets on the new season of Halloween Baking Championship. Comedian John Henson hosts the action, as the contestants’ baking abilities and imaginations are put to the test in two-rounds of difficult confectionary challenges, from trick-or-treat candy-filled cookies to scream puffs (a scary take on the traditional cream puff), and from glow-in-the-dark desserts to Jack-O-Lantern Cakes. The one who survives the twists of the competition and whose sweets put a spell on judges Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale, and Zac Young, will take home the grand prize of $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion!

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.

I Hart Food

Premiering Monday, September 4th at 10pm – “Oregonna Eat That?”

Hannah Hart is ready to chow down and drink up in Eugene, Oregon. In this city, there’s no shortage of bars and bar food. From Japanese-inspired steak bites paired with a ginger cocktail, to a vodka-infused ice cream with bourbon caramel sauce, Hannah is tasting Eugene’s unique takes on food and drink pairings.

Premiering Monday, September 11th at 10pm – “Tater Tot-polis, Minnesota”

Hannah Hart is chowing down in the Midwest! She’s headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota for classic comfort foods with added delicious and elevated spins. From a Korean-inspired mac and cheese to a deconstructed casserole, Hannah is indulging in some unexpected comfort dishes.

Premiering Monday, September 18th at 10pm – “Meat Me in Montana” – SEASON FINALE!

Montana is known as ranch country, but in Missoula they’re taking their meat obsession to a whole other level. Hannah Hart is digging deep into the meat of this city and tasting hearty dishes like lamb and polenta, bison tacos, and a 36-ounce rib eye.

Online, follow Hannah Hart’s travels, see photo highlights and find out how you can visit her stops. Join the conversation with #IHartFood.

Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition

Premiering Wednesday, September 6th at 9pm – “Celebrity: Starting from Scratch”

Boot Camp is transformed into “Cafe Worst Cooks” as the celebrities learn how to make classic crepes. The main challenge proves to be a lot scarier for these novice cooks when they have to butcher whole chickens, grill them and create their own unique side dishes. The two least successful recruits go head-to-head in a chicken challenge, and one recruit is sent packing.

Premiering Wednesday, September 13th at 9pm – “Celebrity: Around the World in a Day”

It’s time for the celebrity recruits to tackle international food, so Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray test their knowledge of world cuisine by playing a fast-paced food game called “What in the World?!” Then, the recruits are forced to stretch their cooking boundaries by making their own hand-pulled noodles from scratch. The two celebrities with the worst dishes battle it out in an international-themed blind elimination challenge.

Premiering Wednesday, September 20th at 9pm – “Celebrity: The Meat is Offal!”

The celebrity recruits put their culinary knowledge to the test by playing “Family Food,” a game of food trivia and culinary tasks. Unfortunately for the celebrities, it’s the “freaky food” edition, so some of the rounds are not for the faint of heart! Afterwards, the recruits learn the art of beef butchering and the least successful recruits go head-to-head in a high “steaks” challenge.

Premiering Wednesday, September 27th at 9pm – “Celebrity: Get Baked”

The celebrity recruits finally tackle desserts, starting with a fast-paced assembly line challenge. Then, it’s on to over-the-top milkshakes topped with decadent sweets. The two recruits with the worst desserts battle it out in a cupcake challenge.

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, September 3rd at 12:30pm – SERIES PREMIERE!
When Bobby Flay isn’t cooking in one of his restaurants, he is known for hosting some of the best weekend gatherings. Now Bobby opens his home to viewers and, along with his friend Damaris Phillips, the two cook together and chat up a storm. The two met when Bobby hosted and Damaris won Food Network Star season nine, and neither are ever at a loss for words when talking about their passion for American food, Southern classics, great cocktails and the latest food trends. Bobby brings his chef sensibility and Damaris is the self-proclaimed “food geek” and culinary instructor who’s not afraid to school her mentor as they cook together, test quirky food ideas and entertain friends.

Premiering Sunday, September 3rd at 12:30pm – “Getting Grilled”

Nobody is more obsessed with grilling than chef Bobby Flay, and Damaris Phillips loves a good backyard barbecue! Damaris mixes cool Mango Bellinis as they share their secrets for great backyard entertaining, then they head to Bobby’s outdoor kitchen where he fires up the coals to make Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Green Olive Salsa Verde and Grilled New Potatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette. Finally, Damaris puts a sweet spin on grilling with her Grilled Citrus Icebox Pie.

Premiering Sunday, September 10th at 12:30pm – “Taste of Home”

Cozy up in Chef Bobby Flay’s kitchen as he and Damaris Phillips talk about comfort food and make feel-good favorites with one of their favorite people: Ina Garten! Bobby cooks up his go-to comfort dish, a Red Chile Glazed Meatloaf. Then Ina joins the party with her creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Shredded Brussels Sprouts. Damaris adds sides to the menu with Barbecue Mac and Cheese and Honey-Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread.

Premiering Sunday, September 17th at 12:30pm – “Comeback Casseroles”

Casserole Queen Damaris Phillips is at Bobby Flay’s house with one mission: to convert him into a casserole believer! As they chat about one-pot meals, Damaris wins Bobby over with a taste of her Doughnut Casserole. Then, Bobby brings Southwestern flavors to the casserole dish with his Chilaquiles Strata and a Tomato-Corn-Avocado Salad with Green Onion Vinaigrette. But that’s not all — Damaris also whips up a Smokey Chicken, Broccoli Rabe and Wild Rice Casserole.

Premiering Sunday, September 24th at 12:30pm – “All Apples Feast”

Chef Bobby Flay loves cooking with apples, and Damaris Phillips is excited to share in one of his favorite traditions — an all-apple feast! They talk all things apple over Spiced Apple Chips and Fall Sangria. Then, Bobby shows the apple’s savory side with his Roasted Cider-Glazed Chicken and Red Chile Apple Mole. Damaris brings the apple feast to a sweet conclusion with her Moonshine Sautéed Apples and Peanut Butter Trifle.

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 Saturdays at 10am

Premiering Saturday, September 2nd at 10am – “Indoor Grilling”

It’s all about indoor grilling with four of Ree Drummond’s favorites from down the years. She’s cooking up Spicy Sausage Dogs for the family, then throwing juicy patties and pineapple on the grill for totally over-the-top Hawaiian Burgers. Plus, Ree’s keeping it low carb and luscious with Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Baby Bok Choy and grilling fruit for a fabulous Grilled Nectarine Salad.

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.

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

Premiering Saturday, September 2nd at 10:30am – “Hawaiian Cookout”

Trisha Yearwood’s friends and glam-girls are in town, so she decides to have a little Hawaiian-themed cookout! They’ll cook some bodacious dishes inspired by their trips to Hawaiilike Rum-Glazed Shrimp Skewers with Mint Chimichurri, Crunchy Slaw, Mai Tais, and Grilled Dessert Pizza. Aloha, y’all!

Premiering Saturday, September 9th at 10:30am – “Breakfast-Dinner Mash-Up”

Today, Trisha Yearwood’s invited her friend and social media manager, Bryan, over as her official taste tester. They’re making wildly inventive meals that fuse together breakfast and dinner ingredients, such as Corn Cakes and Country Ham Scramble with Red Eye Gravy, a Flannel Hash, Sweet Smoky Hot Sauce, and a Peaches and Cream Trifle with Blueberry Sauce.

Premiering Saturday, September 16th at 10:30am – “Food, Fast!”

Trisha Yearwood invites pro racer Danica Patrick to make a pit stop in her kitchen! Trisha starts the day with recipes that are quick and easy to make, like a Cubano Sandwich with Quick Pickles, Pressure Cooker Potatoes with Smoky Aioli, Three Bean Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette, No-Bake Rocky Road Bars, and Mojitos. Danica arrives and helps Trisha in the kitchen, then Trisha ends the day with a surprise race.

Premiering Saturday, September 23rd at 10:30am – “Seeing Double”

Trisha Yearwood is celebrating her wax figure being inducted into Nashville’s Madame Tussauds Wax Museum! The menu includes ingredients that are used in at least two ways, including Pork Tenderloin with Bacon Onion Jam, Apple Cider and Sautéed Apple Basmati Rice, Warm Wax Bean Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, and Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Candied Lemons.

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, September 16th at 12pm – SEASON PREMIERE!

Premiering Saturday, September 16th at 12pm – “Be Prepared!”

Valerie Bertinelli helps a brand new Cub Scout — her young nephew, Enzo — earn his cooking badge with some quick and easy dishes. Together, they create an after-school snack of No-Bake Granola Bars with a Carob “Chocolate” Drizzle, followed by Chicken and Broccoli over Fettuccine in Alfredo Sauce, Cinnamon Strawberry Twists and Strawberry Milkshakes.

Premiering Saturday, September 23rd at 12pm – “Valerie Bertinelli: Ingredient Hunter!”

Valerie Bertinelli finds inspiration wherever she looks, including her local farm stand! Valerie finds ingredients for a Plum Slab Pie, Summer Vegetable Gratin, Spicy Cucumber Calamari Salad with Spiced Yogurt Sauce and a Boozy Frozen Espresso.

THEMED WEEKENDS

Grilling/BBQ Weekend – Premiering Saturday, September 2nd 7am-1pm & Sunday, September 3rd 7am-2pm
The barbecue and grilling finale of the summer season has arrived and Food Network brings the best tips to the table. Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, September 2nd at 10am – The Pioneer Woman – “Indoor Grilling”
Premiering Saturday, September 2nd at 10:30am – Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Hawaiian Cookout”
Premiering Saturday, September 2nd at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Sunday, September 3rd at 12:30pm – The Bobby and Damaris Show – “Getting Grilled”

Quick & Easy Weekend – Premiering Saturday, September 16th 7am-1pm & Sunday, September 17th 7am-2pm
Join Food Network’s cooking experts for a full weekend of hints, tip and tricks for saving time in the kitchen. Premiere episodes include:

Premiering Saturday, September 16th at 10am – The Pioneer Woman
Premiering Saturday, September 16th at 10:30am -Trisha’s Southern Kitchen – “Food, Fast!”
Premiering Saturday, September 16th at 11am – The Kitchen
Premiering Saturday, September 16th at 12pm – Valerie’s Home Cooking – “Be Prepared!”
Premiering Sunday, September 17th at 12:30pm – The Bobby and Damaris Show – “Comeback Casseroles”

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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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