What to Watch: Danica Patrick Tailgates on The Kitchen, and the Season Premiere of Halloween Wars

This week, tune in for Danica Patrick on The Kitchen and the season premiere of Halloween Wars.

Guest Danica Patrick prepares her Cheddar and Fig Jam Grilled Cheese for hosts Katie Lee and Sunny Anderson as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 7.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jason DeCrow, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fall is officially here, and that means your favorite chefs have tons of fun in store for both Halloween and football season. Join the party, starting Saturday morning, with Bobby Flay’s easy autumn brunch featuring Biscuit Sticky Buns and Riesling sangria. After that, Nancy Fuller is hosting a family reunion with Farm-Style Chicken and Drop Dumplings and a Rhubarb Reunion Cocktail. Next, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick stops by on The Kitchen to reveal her favorite tailgate recipe while the co-hosts offer tips on how to plan and pack everything. Then, Valerie Bertinelli is having her family over for a day of football, food and fun, including her quick-cooking gumbo and Sicilian Love Cake.

On Sunday morning, Giada De Laurentiis prepares pound cake from her favorite bakery with limoncello zabaglione and adds Mascarpone Sorbetto with Rosemary Honey. Then, Damaris Phillips cooks Southern Sloppy Joe Sliders and Butternut Squash Slaw over the campfire while she and her husband go glamping on the lawn. Then, it’s a night of spooky competition shows. First, Guy Fieri hosts a Halloween cook-off complete with pumpkin bowling and frightening ingredients on Guy’s Grocery Games. Next, five teams kick off a season of terrifying battles on Halloween Wars as they are challenged to create a display that captures an infestation. Then, Alton Brown’s got even more sabotage planned for a special Halloween episode of Cutthroat Kitchen.

Chef Bobby demonstrates how to prepare a jaw-dropping brunch without breaking a sweat. His quick and impressive recipes include Biscuit Sticky Buns, an Asparagus and Cheese Popover, Apricot and Raspberry Granola Gratin, and Riesling Sangria with Mango and Nectarine. It's a brunch that's equal parts easy and amazing!

Saturday 8a|7c

Nancy is hosting a family reunion and making all of her farmhouse favorites, including Farm-Style Chicken and Drop Dumplings, Big Leafy Green Salad with Goat Cheese Tarts, and Banana and Coconut Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust, plus a Rhubarb Reunion Cocktail and a Spritzer for Kids.

Saturday 10:30a|9:30c

Get ready for the game with Katie Lee's Grilled Buffalo Chicken Pizza. The hosts have great tips on how to plan and pack everything perfectly for your next tailgating party. Plus, they share three dips that are easy to transport to the stadium, and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick makes her favorite tailgate recipe.

Saturday 11a|10c

Valerie Bertinelli invites her family over for football, fun and lots of food, Cajun-style. Valerie serves her quickest gumbo ever, alongside a fresh spring salad. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is on the menu too, and Valerie pays tribute to her father-in-law with her take on a Sicilian Love Cake.

Saturday 12|11c

Giada visits her favorite bakery in Sorrento, where she works with the baker to make her famous pound cake. At home, Giada pairs the Pound Cake with Limoncello Zabaglione and also makes a Chocolate-Pistachio Fudge Tart.

Sunday 11a|10c

Damaris surprises her overworked husband, Darrick, with a romantic staycation, as they go "glamping," or glamour camping, on their lawn! She makes delicious Southern Sloppy Joe Sliders and crunchy Butternut Squash Slaw over the campfire. Then, the couple enjoy yummy S'more Bites as they take in the beautiful starry night.

Sunday 12|11c

In a spook-tacular Halloween cook-off, our chefs start out with some pumpkin bowling to determine the frightening ingredients in their daring dish. Next, competitors rummage through some creepy clearance carts to find ingredients to make a dish that won't make the judges' skin crawl. In the final round, chefs must use the red-light special to make their best offal dish.

Sunday 8|7c

Five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake decorator and a sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture a terrifying infestation. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated with help from a special guest judge, actor Robin Atkin Downes from The Strain.

Sunday 9|8c

The chefs make wraps that only a mummy could love. Then, a ghoul-ash challenge turns gruesome. Finally, one chef slams the front door on another in an all-out candy competition.

Sunday 10|9c
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