What to Watch: Down Home Cooking on The Kitchen and Special Guest Alex Guarnaschelli on Food Network Star

Get all the details on the upcoming premieres this weekend on Food Network.
By: Joel Raneri

Guest Judge Alex Guarnaschelli cooking along with contestant's live streams for the Star Challenge Cooking Goes Live, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 13.

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Eddy Chen

On Saturday morning, The Kitchen goes country as the co-hosts make some of their favorite down home dishes like Low Country Boil and a Southern Peach Julep. Plus, The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, stops by and makes her Blueberry Cobbler. Then, Tiffani Thiessen is making breakfast for dinner, and on Friday evening, Damaris Phillips and Rutledge Wood are taking a southern road trip to some of Georgia’s best dishes.

On Sunday morning, Tia Mowry is joined in the kitchen by Kelly Rowland as they make a meal to enjoy during their girls' night in. On Sunday evening, Flavortown Market is taken over by food bloggers on Guy’s Grocery Games, and the remaining finalists must make a 15-minute weeknight meal while streaming to a live audience.

Ree Drummond's blueberry cobbler, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen.

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David Katz, David Katz

The Kitchen: Down Home Cooking – Saturday, July 22 at 11a|10c

The Kitchen is embracing down home country cooking, starting with Katie Lee's Low Country Boil and Geoffrey Zakarian's Summer Succotash. The hosts make easy DIY hostess gifts with Southern flair and learn new tricks from old tools. The Pioneer Woman's Ree Drummond stops by to make her Blueberry Cobbler (pictured), and Geoffrey mixes up a Southern Peach Julep while the gang jams with The Flying Fingers jug band!

Host Tiffani Amber Thiessen's dish, Goat Cheese and Sausage Egg Casserole, as seen on Cooking Channel’s Dinner at Tiffani’s, Season 3.

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Jessica Brooks, © 2016, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dinner at Tiffani’s: Breakfast for Dinner – Saturday, July 22 at 12:30|11:30c

Tiffani hosts a PJ party for her friends Bree Turner and Marla Sokoloff, serving up her favorite morning dishes at night. Savory Potato Pancakes and Sausage and Goat Cheese Egg Casserole (pictured) are real crowd pleasers, and she kicks things up with a Spicy Bloody Mary with Maple Bacon. For dessert, a Yogurt Blini Bar with all the sweet fixings.

Super Southern Eats: Southern Fried Georgia – Saturday, July 22 at 9:30|8:30c

Damaris and Rutledge kick off the most delicious road trip in central Georgia, where the Southern staples shine. They find an unbelievable breakfast at a gas station, where they devour legendary sausages, fried pork chops and lard-filled biscuits. Then, they hit up a BBQ joint in the college town of Athens, Ga. where smoked pork is the star before stopping at a legendary Atlanta institution to see how they've been making fried chicken for generations.

Photo by: Zac Hahn

Zac Hahn

Tia Mowry at Home: Dine and Dish – Sunday, July 23 at 10a|9c

Tia's husband, Cory, offers to watch their son, Cree, for the night so that Tia and her fellow mom friend Kelly Rowland can enjoy a girls' night in. Kelly lends Tia a hand in the kitchen to prepare Chicken Katsu with Spicy Apple Slaw, Cauliflower Fried Rice, Sesame Noodles with Veggies and Spiked Green Tea.

Guy’s Grocery Games: Blogger Battle – Sunday July 23 at 8|7c

Four of America's hottest food bloggers go head-to-head in a culinary battle worth up to $20,000! First, the bloggers have to make something "between two buns" using a list of top-searched ingredients on the web. Next, they must make their best taco platter without any of the traditional taco ingredients. Finally, the last two bloggers must turn out a "trending dinner" featuring hot and not-so-hot ingredients chosen by Guy Fieri's dreaded Food Wheel.

Hosts Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis seated to watch contestants live streams for the Star Challenge Cooking Goes Live, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 13.

Photo by: Eddy Chen

Eddy Chen

Food Network Star: Cooking Goes Live! – Sunday, July 23 at 9|8c

The finalists must try their hand at something big, taking their inspiration from Josh Denny and his hit Food Network show, Ginormous Food. Then, it's time for the up-to-the-minute trend of live cooking while streaming on social media. Each finalist streams their take on a start-to-finish 15-minute weeknight meal while viewers cook along. Surprise guest Alex Guarnaschelli provides feedback on the finalists' performances as Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay send one more finalist on their way.

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