What to Watch: Recipes for Success with The Kitchen and a Tag Team Competition on Triple G
Whether you’re making dinner on a budget or trying new ingredients, there’s always room to expand your culinary arsenal. This weekend on Food Network, tune in to the stars for their best tips and tricks in the kitchen. On Saturday, Ree Drummond tackles her pantry to make flavorful dishes using staple ingredients like basmati rice and canned tomatoes. Next, join Trisha Yearwood as she serves the ultimate finger foods and performs for her guests at her record release party. Then, the cast of The Kitchen shows you recipes for success — think fresh grilled fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget: End your night with the premiere of Outrageous Wedding Cakes 2 at 9|8c.
On Sunday morning, find out what Daphne Brogdon makes for her backyard summer party and then learn Damaris Phillips’ creative ways to use peanut butter and jelly. In the evening, gear up for three hours of competition. First, take a trip with Guy Fieri to Flavortown, where in this episode, the competitors take on the Triple G tasks in pairs. Then, watch as Food Network Star finalists bake for their mentors. Finally, see the best of the worst sabotages on an all-new Cutthroat Kitchen.
In this episode, Ree Drummond raids her pantry to whip up four cupboard showstoppers. She transforms pantry staples like chickpeas and coconut milk in a fragrant Chickpea Curry with Rice. Then, she brings back a childhood favorite with her No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars. Ree’s entertaining quick fix: Tapenade Crostini made with Kalamata and pimento-stuffed olives. For a go-to meal, it’s her 7-Can Soup.
Trisha Yearwood is releasing a special limited-edition record to help raise money to find a cure for women's cancers, and is hosting a release party to commemorate the event. Mini Sausage-Cheddar Biscuits and Chicken Salad in Endive Cups are the perfect finger foods for her guests. To end on a sweet note, Trisha serves Old-Fashioned Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting and performs a song from the record.
The show kicks off with a no-fail technique for juicy grilled pork chops and pineapple grilled salsa. Then, learn how to make a grilled summer salad with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Cookbook author and blogger Shauna Sever joins the cast and serves up a Honeyed Yogurt Cheesecake. Plus, get tips for easy substitutions when you’re missing an ingredient, learn just how bad your kitchen habits are, and find a unique way to blend a strawberry daiquiri.
Get your sweet tooth ready, because wedding season is upon us. We’re going back for a second helping of extravagant, ornate, enormous and downright OUTRAGEOUS cakes. Watch as these competitors raise the bar for cake confections at weddings across the nation. From six-tiered masterpieces floating in midair to thousands of sugar-winged butterflies, you’ll be amazed by these showstopping cakes and the optical illusions that will tantalize your taste buds. So put on your tux or gown, because we’re diving into a second serving of Outrageous Wedding Cakes!
Daphne Brogdon hosts a summertime backyard party and shares a few tricks on how to feed a group without spending a lot of cash. Today she grills up Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings and a mac and cheese made with fontina, Parmesan and Gruyère. Plus, she makes her take on her mom’s meatball recipe and unique Salad Tacosthat she tosses with a creamy blue cheese dressing.
Damaris Phillips and her fiance take her niece and little friends out for a trip to a life-sized puppet theater. Damaris packs a lunch for intermission that is sure to satisfy the kids. Her menu stars a Fried Meatloaf Sandwich with Green Tomato Jam and Kiddie Carrot Wraps made with sweet, golden raisins. For dessert: Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies.
Chefs who are partners in and out of the kitchen team together to make an elevated classic dish using the dreaded pairing of frozen and canned foods. Next, the pairs take on the letters A, B and C as they must make a soup and sandwich using ingredients that begin with one of the three letters. In the final game, watch as partners tag-team to shop and cook their best-ever surf and turf — you can bet it will be intense, because a $20,000 Shopping Spree is at stake.
The finalists passed their introductory video challenge and are now tested on their adaptability. First, they must use leftovers to create outstanding dishes for Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and guest judge and Food Network Star veteran Melissa d’Arabian. Then, they serve savory dishes inspired by the world of desserts to five of the country’s finest pastry chefs. Guest judge Alex Guarnaschelli will help Giada and Bobby determine the finalist to be sent home.
In this episode, get ready for the worst sabotages of all time. One chef ends up cooking upstream. Then, watch as someone’s chicken Parmesan gets canned. Finally, a chef gets completely turned around while making crepes.