What to Watch: Family Bonding on Farmhouse Rules and the Series Premiere of All-Star Academy

This weekend, get great recipes from The Kitchen and Farmhouse Rules and tune in for three hours of competition starting Sunday at 8|7c, featuring the premiere of All-Star Academy.
By: Rosanna Talarico

Photo by: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Anders Krusberg, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Get cooking this weekend with Food Network. First, on Saturday morning, watch The Kitchen for a variety of recipes that are perfect for a cold winter day, from chicken tortellini soup to healthy grain bowls and a maple-and-rum toddy for a warm finish. Then, on Sunday, gather around the bonfire with Nancy Fuller on Farmhouse Rules as she cooks up a comforting meal you don’t want to miss.

On Sunday night, tune in for three hours of competition starting at 8|7c. First, watch chefs rush through the aisles to figure out Guy Fieri’s favorite dish on Guy’s Grocery Games. Then, catch the premiere of All-Star Academy as Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon each pick two home cooks to guide to victory. Each rookie must compete for a spot on a mentor's team, but not all of them will make it to the next round. And don’t forget to watch a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen to see what wild obstacles the chefs must endure as they cook.

Jeff Mauro cooks up a traditional family favorite, chicken tortellini soup, and FoodNetwork.com has new and tasty ways to lighten up three of your favorite dishes. Geoffrey Zakarian teaches us a kitchen basic mother sauce, while Marcela Valladolid and Katie Lee keep it healthy and delicious with their grain bowl recipes. We'll show you a few overlooked ingredients that you just might like, and Geoffrey wraps it all up with a warm maple-and-rum toddy while the hosts get popping with fantastic ways to top popcorn.

Saturday 11a|10c

Nancy Fuller is having the family over for some good old-fashioned bonfire bonding! She first heads to her local bakery to pick up a fresh boule of sourdough for her French Onion Soup bowls and then finishes up the rest of the meal (Homemade Beef Stock, Pork Chop Layered Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing and Chocolate Toffee No-Bake Cookies) while the family gets the bonfire started in the backyard.

Sunday 12:30|11:30c

Creating the ultimate diner dish should be easy for Triple D chefs, but a strict weight limit on ingredients makes this challenge heavy-duty. Then, who has time to figure out what Guy Fieri’s favorite dish is when you get only a few minutes to shop? The final two must make a stuffed entree with ingredients from every aisle. The winner takes a road trip around the market worth up to $20,000.

Sunday 8|7c

Ten home cooks from around the country are about to embark on the greatest culinary adventure of their lives. But first, they will need to cook for a spot on a mentor's team. Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon will each have two home cooks to guide through the competition. Special guest judge Simon Majumdar will help decide which home cooks will have a chance to move forward.

Sunday 9|8c

One chef has to use finger tools while making a bacon-wrapped dish. Another chef has to make lasagna while driving around the kitchen in a racecar seat. Finally, a chef has to make a black and white cookie while doubling their movements on a black and white prep station.

Sunday 10|9c
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