What to Watch: Pantry Hacks on The Kitchen, and the Finales of Guy’s Superstar Grocery Games and The Great Food Truck Race
On Saturday morning, Trisha Yearwood is taking advantage of her day off and making some of her favorite dishes, like her Tennessee Jambalaya, with her dog, Emmy. Then on The Kitchen, it’s all about getting the most out of your pantry when blogger and author Jocelyn Delk Adams stop by and shares her Gooey Gooey Cake recipe made from a boxed cake mix! After that, Valerie Bertinelli is whipping up a care package for her friend who was injured in a snowboarding accident. Valerie makes the perfect homemade supper, which includes her Manicotti with Italian Sausage.
On Sunday head over to Bobby’s where he’s making a biscuit-centric brunch with Biscuit French Toast with Cinnamon-Orange Cane Syrup and Ham-Tomato-Cheddar Biscuit Sandwiches.
Sunday night is the finale of Guy’s Superstar Grocery Games, and one chef will beat the aisles and win up to $40,000 for the charity of his or her choice. Then it’s the finale of The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off; the teams must first become hot dog vendors before putting it all on the line for a chance at the $50,000 grand prize. After that, catch up with Food Truck finalists Vinny and Paola as they head to Georgia to begin their journey eating across America. Finish the weekend with a British invasion on Cooks vs. Cons as the competitors fry up their versions of fish and chips for judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Katie Lee.
Trisha takes advantage of a rare day off by cooking her weekend favorites and hanging out with her dog, Emmy. She makes Praline Cheesecake Bars, Tennessee Jambalaya, a Ginger Grapefruit Fizz Cocktail and an irresistible, chocolate-covered snack called Pandora's Box.
The Kitchen gang is making simple recipes with must-have pantry items, starting with Geoffrey Zakarian's Chicken “Stir-Fry” Cheat Sheet and then a Chicken with Basil and Pecorino Romano. And the Kitchen Helpline is open, answering pantry questions from viewers. Learn how to take pantry items and transform them into sensational appetizers. Canned tuna fish gets the star treatment in Katie Lee's Spaghetti and Tuna Meatballs and in Marcela Valladolid's Chilled Tuna-Stuffed Chiles. Blogger and author Jocelyn elevates boxed cake mix to make her decadent Gooey Gooey Cake and GZ makes a toast with his Rob Roy.
Valerie's dear friend injured himself snowboarding, so she takes him the perfect homemade supper he can enjoy at home. The travel-ready care package features Citrus Marinated Olives, Manicotti with Italian Sausage, Tuscan Kale Salad with Anchovy Dressing, and an old favorite with a new taste, Strawberry Love Cake.
Chef Bobby breathes new life into classic biscuits by showing what else you can do with leftover biscuit dough, day-old biscuits and his recipe for Buttermilk Biscuits. He makes a Biscuit French Toast with Cinnamon-Orange Cane Syrup, a Chilled Bourbon-Vanilla Latte, Ham-Tomato-Cheddar Biscuit Sandwiches, and Biscuit Doughnuts with Lemon Cream Filling and Blueberry Sauce.
The final four culinary superstars face three rounds of Guy Fieri's most-epic games yet, as decided by the never-before-seen Wheel of Games. A chef is eliminated after each round until only one superstar remains. The victorious chef is crowned the first-ever Superstar Champion and wins $40,000 for his or her charity of choice.
The final two teams head back to Los Angeles, where their trucks have a ferry to catch to Catalina Island. First, however, the teams must become hot dog vendors in the port town of San Pedro, Calif. to compete for a distinct advantage. Once they’re on the island, it's a head-to-head family face-off as the final two teams sell side-by-side, putting everything on the line before finding out who will get $50,000 and be crowned the winner of The Great Food Truck Race.
Vinny & Ma Eat America: Georgia Barbecue and Tequila Doughnuts
Watch out Georgia! Vinny Guadagnino and his mom, Paola, head south, where Ma reluctantly ditches Italian food for some real-deal Georgia grub. Vinny introduces Ma to the gold standard of Southern food: good old-fashioned barbecue ribs. His goal is to get Ma to taste it for the first time in her life! From there, it's Southern-fried chicken and fly fishing with a few sweet pit stops in between.
The British staple of fish and chips makes its way across the pond as the cooks fry up their interpretations for judges Alex and Katie. Later, the competition gets reheated as Thanksgiving leftovers are used to create a winning dish.