What to Watch: Special Guest Raven-Symoné on The Kitchen, and the Season Premiere of Holiday Baking Championship

This weekend, tune in for Raven-Symoné on The Kitchen and the Season Premiere of Holiday Baking Championship.

Guest Raven Symone, third right, poses with co-hosts, from left, Geoffrey Zakarian, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson, Marcela Valladolid and Katie Lee on the set of 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

This weekend, whether you’re feeding a crowd or just yourself, your favorite chefs have you covered with new recipes and easy kitchen tips. First up, Ree Drummond has the house to herself, and she’s cooking up lamb chops and Dulce de Leche Coffee for dessert. Next, it’s a romantic alfresco dinner on Nancy Fuller’s farm with Shrimp Scampi with Bucatini Noodles and bourbon-soaked bread pudding. Then, Ming Tsai stops by to demonstrate fall-flavored fried wontons while Jeff Mauro shows actress Raven-Symoné around the kitchen. After that, Patricia Heaton is hosting a party for her lady friends and serving Mini Quiche and Classic Cheese Fondue. On Saturday night, go behind the scenes of the making of your favorite foods with Unwrapped 2.0.

On Sunday morning, Duff Goldman bakes fantasy creations based on the challenges from Holiday Baking Championship on Duff’s Sweet Spot. Next, Damaris Phillips is recreating her favorite fair foods as bite-sized appetizers like Corn Dog Muffins and Meyer Lemon Shake-Up Tarts. Then, on Sunday night, a lineup of talented young chefs hits the aisles on Guy’s Grocery Games. Next, 10 new bakers take on a nutty chocolate dessert during the first challenge on the premiere of Holiday Baking Championship. And Alton Brown ends the night with brand-new sabotages on Cutthroat Kitchen.

Ree’s got the house to herself and is whipping up her favorite eats. For breakfast, she makes creamy Overnight Oatmeal with crisp caramel and fresh berries. After a long day of housework, she cooks Lamb Chops with Mint Sauce, Sauteed Green Beans with Lemon and Blue Cheese, and Baked Sweet Potato with Sour Cream and Mint. For dessert, she treats herself to boozy Dulce de Leche Coffee.

Saturday 10a|9c

Nancy Fuller and her husband, David, are having a romantic alfresco dinner, and Nancy's whipping up the very same foods they ate on their first date! For this fresh, farmhouse-style meal, she's making Crispy Lamb Chops with Fresh Mint Jelly, Shrimp Scampi with Bucatini Noodles, Fresh Bean and Tomato Salad with Creamy Caesar Vinaigrette and Bourbon-Soaked Cherry Bread Pudding with Vanilla Glaze.

Saturday 10:30a|9:30a

The Kitchen is getting spicy with Marcela Valladolid's classic Mexican Chiles Rellenos, and chef and restaurateur Ming Tsai demonstrates fall-flavored Fried Wontons with Dipping Sauce. Then, learn how to prepare two comforting fall soups, and Jeff teaches actress Raven-Symoné how to make Cavatelli alla Vodka. Plus, holiday baking gadgets are tested, and Geoffrey Zakarian toasts to fall with a Vanilla-Scented Pear and Bourbon Spritz.

Saturday 11a|10c

Patricia is a master of pulling together and hosting parties for her lady friends, so she's sharing her favorite dishes for these feasts: savory Mini Quiche, ooey-gooey Classic Cheese Fondue, Grown-Up Chocolate Fondue, fresh White Bean Puree on Endive and, of course, a cocktail, The French Blonde.

Saturday 12|11c

Host Alfonso Ribeiro has the inside scoop on what makes some treats so tasty, from the iconic Andes Mints to Christie's chocolate chip cookies. Then, see how snacks like Taffy Town's cotton candy taffy and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine pack so much serious flavor.

Saturday 8|7c

Pucker up and rev up your sweet tooth as host Alfonso and Unwrapped 2.0 explore snacks with the tongue-tingling twist of sweet and sour! Watch Sechler's Pickles turn pickles into candy and see how Byrd Cookie Company makes key lime pie into a bite size cookie. We'll fill you in on what's new and different with the classic Lemonhead and why Affy Tapple gets an A+ for its Caramel Apple with Peanuts.

Saturday 8:30|7:30c

On Duff's Sweet Spot, Holiday Baking Championship judge Duff Goldman bakes fantasy creations based on our favorite Holiday Baking challenges.

Sunday 11a|10c

Damaris and her chef friend, Terra, are on a mission to eat the craziest, most-decadent foods at the Kentucky State Fair. Then, using their trip as inspiration, they re-create and reimagine the fair treats as bite-sized appetizers: Corn Dog Muffins, Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers and Meyer Lemon Shake-Up Tarts.

Sunday 12|11c

Talented young chefs with dreams of a bright culinary career are putting their skills to the test. They first go on a scavenger hunt to find the required ingredients for their hot lunch. Next, the chefs must express their kitchen style in a dinner with bacon while staying within the express lane's item limit. Finally, our fresh-faced chefs fight the bizarre items picked by the Food Pyramid to make a classic.

Sunday 8|7c

The Holiday Baking Championship kicks off as 10 competing bakers take on a nutty chocolate dessert in the first challenge and beautifully decorated holiday pies in the Main Heat. At the end of each episode, one baker will be eliminated!

Sunday 9|8c

Two chefs dive headfirst into a ceviche challenge. Then, somebody gets a raw deal from the "Half-Cooked Cafe." Finally, one chef tries to make cookies with laser-sharp precision.

Sunday 10|9c
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