What to Watch: Fun Party Snacks on Southern At Heart and the Season Finale of All-Star Academy

Get ready for delicious recipes, and a thrilling finale this weekend on Food Network.
By: Rosanna Talarico

Cook Vanessa Craig (L), Chef Michael Symon, cook August Dannehl, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, cook Joseph Harris, and Chef Bobby Flay during the judging of the second challenge, burgers and fries, judging, as seen on All-Star Academy, Season 1.

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 ready for delicious recipes and thrilling competition this weekend on Food Network. On Saturday, tune in for episodes of The Pioneer Woman, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen and The Kitchen. First up, watch Ree Drummond as she shares her all-time favorite dishes through the years and today. Next, join Trisha Yearwood for a fun and satisfying breakfast with her friends featuring Bacon Waffles with Maple Syrup, a Cinnamon Cereal Cocktail and more. Then, the hosts of The Kitchen are giving a how-to on growing produce from kitchen scraps and an assortment of dry and wet flavored rubs.

On Sunday, keep cooking with new episodes of Giada at Home, Southern at Heart and Farmhouse Rules for great steak dishes, fancy party bites and a celebratory Italian spread. At night, don’t miss the intense competition, starting with Guy’s Grocery Games. Then, at 9|8c, watch the season finale of All-Star Academy to find out which of the home cooks triumphs and wins the $50,000 prize. Lastly, Alton Brown has creative and challenging obstacles in store for a set of competitors on a new Cutthroat Kitchen.

Ree Drummond is confessing all about her life on a plate, from a fabulous retro Beef Stroganoff that she loved as a child of the '70s to the Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi that defined her student life in Los Angeles. She's also spilling the beans on the crisp Chicken Nuggets she's been making since becoming a mom and the fantastic Coconut Curry Shrimp that's a real favorite today.

Saturday 10a|9c

Trisha Yearwood invites her friends Julie and Mandy over for a special weekend breakfast. Julie arrives early to help prepare the ultimate breakfast spread of Bacon Waffles with maple syrup, an Asparagus Frittata, Lemon-Blueberry Bread and a fun Cinnamon Cereal Cocktail.

Saturday 10:30a|9:30c

The hosts start off with tips on how to grill chicken breast to perfection and how to grow fresh produce from kitchen scraps. They showcase a variety of dry and wet spice rubs, and renowned baker Gesine Bullock-Prado stops by to make a delicious and easy Maple Cream Pie. Plus, a tipsy sweet tea and food fire starters for spring cookouts.

Saturday 11a|10c

Giada De Laurentiis visits the Belcampo Meat Company in Los Angeles' Grand Central Market to learn about different cuts of meat. Then, Giada returns home and makes three steak dishes — Broiled Porterhouse with Salmoriglio, Flat Iron Steak with Piquillo Pepper Pesto and Skirt Steak with Asian Bruschetta — and a steakhouse cocktail, the Negroni Sbagliato.

Sunday 10:30a|9:30c

In order to help her bridesmaids pick their dresses, Damaris Phillips has arranged for a stylist friend to pick up a trunk load of dresses for the girls to decide among. For this trunk show, Damaris prepares fork-free party snacks, including fresh Watermelon and Feta Skewers, Baked Fingerling Potatoes with Sour Cream Butter topped with catfish caviar and Champagne Berry Chiffon.

Sunday 12|11c

Nancy Fuller is throwing a surprise birthday party for her husband. David loves Italian, so that's what's on the menu: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta and goat cheese, Spaghetti and Lamb Meatballs, Chopped Caprese Salad and Farmhouse Lemon Bars. Nothing but the best for David on his birthday!

Sunday 12:30|11:30c

It's a night of memorable characters and mouthwatering food in the market. Chefs have to spell check the ingredients for breakfast when Guy Fieri plays ABC. Next, competitors keep their eye on the ounces when they're forced to weigh their steakhouse dinner. Then, our last two chefs mix luxury ingredients with low-priced fare in a funny and unforgettable finale.

Sunday 8|7c

Three home cooks remain, with one last chance to win the $50,000 grand prize! The cooks must make it through three intense rounds of culinary challenges, each representing a meal in the life of your typical home cook: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, the contestants will get to cook side by side with their world-class mentors!

Sunday 9|8c

Three chefs have to make fish stew in a canoe. Another chef has to make pasta carbonara in a moving mine cart. Finally, one chef has to use a chemistry set to make pound cake.

Sunday 10|9c
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