What to Watch: Easter Festivities on The Pioneer Woman and The Kitchen, Plus a Surprise Return on All-Star Academy

Prep the Easter menu this weekend on Food Network. Plus, don't miss all the competition on Sunday night.
By: Rosanna Talarico
Show: The Kitchen

Photo by: David Lang ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

David Lang, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Start prepping the Easter menu this weekend on Food Network. Tune in on Saturday for Easter festivities and recipes on new episodes of The Pioneer Woman and The Kitchen. Ree Drummond will be making traditional holiday dishes like Hot Cross Buns, Tortellini Primavera, Crudite Basket with Spinach Dip and Crispy Easter Eggs for the kids. Then, the cast of The Kitchen is cooking up classics like stuffed pork loin and leg of lamb. Pastry chef Johnny luzzini stops by to show off his unique carrot cake. Watch to find out how you can enter to win an Easter basket filled with kitchen must-haves (pictured above).

On Sunday, watch Farmhouse Rules and join Nancy Fuller as she makes a delightful lunch of Poached Salmon Salad, Herbed Rice Pilaf and Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce. Then, on Sunday night, stay tuned for Guy’s Grocery Games, All-Star Academy and Cutthroat Kitchen to cheer on the chefs as they battle for victory.

It's three days of Easter on the ranch, starting with a big Good Friday delivery of Hot Cross Buns to friends. Then, on Saturday, Ree's making a fabulous spring lunch of Tortellini Primavera for the kids and cute Crispy Easter Eggs to take to the Easter Sunday potluck at church along with a stunning Basket of Crudites with a delicious Spinach Dip.

Saturday 10a|9c

The Kitchen celebrates Easter with two classic holiday dishes: Geoffrey Zakarian's stuffed pork loin and Marcela Valladolid's leg of lamb. Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini shows us a new twist on the carrot cake. Plus, learn fun and edible food crafts for your holiday table and innovative ideas on how to use your leftover Easter eggs. Lastly, Geoffrey shares his Easter punch.

Saturday 11a|10c

Nancy Fuller loves finding hidden treasures at the auctions she attends, and her house is full of them. After a heavy morning of auctioning with one of her gal pals, Nancy offers to cook a decadent lunch to celebrate their newly found treasures. They enjoy Poached Salmon Salad, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Asparagus with Hollandaise, a Sweet Pea Springtime Mimosa and a delicious Strawberry Buckle with Vanilla Ice Cream.

Sunday 12:30|11:30c

Guy asks the chefs to give P’s a chance, since all the ingredients in their first dishes must start with that letter. Next, they must make a winner of a chicken dinner using a grocery list that includes Asian hot pepper paste and candy. The finalists can't believe they have to make their best grilled dinner using canned goods. The chef with the "can do" attitude will get a shot at up to $20,000 in the Shopping Spree.

Sunday 8|7c

Five home cooks remain as the mentors battle head-to-head to bring back an eliminated contestant of their choice, facing tough ingredients to make a dish worthy of a second chance. When the eliminated contestant returns, it's time for the six home cooks to battle it out in front of special guest judge Donatella Arpaia, to see who goes home in the elimination round.

Sunday 9|8c

A chef has to use only a martini glass while making banh mi. Then two chefs have to get their tortilla soup ingredients out of a pinata. Finally, one chef has to bake a galette on a tennis racket.

Sunday 10|9c
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