Cooking for Jeffrey

In her most-personal cookbook yet, Ina reveals the go-to recipes she loves to cook for her favorite person, her husband.

Season 1, Episode 15

Welcome Back Breakfast

A three course breakfast is guaranteed to impress the one you love. Ina's husband Jeffrey has been away and she's making him a welcome home breakfast. Freshly baked brioche, Strawberry Jam, blood orange mimosa,fruit crunch sundaes and hot chocolate.

Apr 11
8pm | 7c
Season 10, Episode 5


Ina a makes an anniversary dinner for Jeffrey with all his favourite foods. Coq au vin, garlic mashed potatoes and chocolate buttercream wedding cake.

Jun 22
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Modern Comfort

This is all about comfort food as Ina cooks up modern day comfort classics. Helping her is New York caterer Mary Giuliani, famous for her miniature grilled cheese sandwich canapes plus there's French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining.

Aug 13
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

High Wire Egg Dishes

Ina faces her fear and takes on the hardest egg recipes. There's an Omelet master class from local chef Terry Harwood, the secrets to a perfect Spinach and Cheddar Souffle revealed and the scoop on foolproof Hollandaise, the perfect accompaniment to Roasted Asparagus. Plus she's cracking everyone's scary egg questions in Ask Ina.

Apr 5
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Thanksgiving 2.0

It's out with the old and in with the new as the Barefoot Contessa gets back to basics and shakes up Thanksgiving. She's roasting a delicious Turkey With Truffle Butter with her friend Sarah Chase. Then she's turning up the volume on stuffing and sides with incredible Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms. There are three dazzling table settings and from fast appetizers, gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts to fabulous Turkey Hashed Browns, she's got answers for your thanksgiving questions in Ask Ina.

Nov 16
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 5

What Are Friends For?

One of Ina's friends has just moved houses and everyone's been rallying round. To celebrate Ina and her friend Allison come up with the idea of a settling-in dinner. On the menu are some of the most comforting dishes of all time; Mac and Cheese served with a Baby Arugula Salad and Peach and Raspberry Shortcakes filled with Vanilla Whipped Cream.

Jan 9
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Birthday Breakfast BBQ

It's a breakfast party to celebrate the morning after a night before birthday bash. Breakfast on the grill no problem.

Feb 13
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 16

Baking Basics

It's back to basics on baking. There's a cookie master class from local baker Kathleen King of Tates Bakeshop who shares her recipe for Double Chocolate Almond Cookies, an easy bake Irish Soda Bread and the easiest shortcut appetizer ever, Savory Palmiers. Then Ina is answering everyone's baking dilemmas in Ask Ina.

May 22
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 10

Cooking for a Crowd

It's back to basics on cooking for a crowd as Ina throws a party for theatrical friends. She's sharing her party rules and know-how to demonstrate how to throw big bashes completely stress free. On the menu are Lobster Corn Chowder, Orange Glazed Ham and Fruit Cake Cookies.

Dec 15
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Thank You Dinner

Running a store’s no mean feat. Ina should know--she ran a deli for 20 years. When a local store manager asks her to help with a thank you meal for his staff, she says yes right away. It’s a French inspired menu of Provencal soup with spoonfuls of pungent green pistou, seafood platters with two zesty sauces sauces and for dessert–coconut madeleines--tiny morsels of light as air sponge. The party will be held right in the middle of the shop and the staff just has to set the table.

Feb 2
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

All About Chocolate

Chocolate to eat and chocolate to drink this is chocolate all the way. There's fantastic chocolate recipes plus the secrets revealed on how to get professional chocolate results at home from chocolatier Brigitte Browney. Then whatever the chocolate question Ina has the answer in Ask Ina.

Feb 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 10, Episode 9

Home Comforts

Jeffery is back in town after a long haul trip so here's Ina's plan -- a mix of great, fast, comfort food with lemon curd tart, grown up mac and cheese served with a salad dressed with a creamy vinaigrette, and for his homecoming dinner, mussels in white wine.

Mar 30
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Perfect Pasta

It's back to basics on pasta. New ideas and quick cook recipes, for family or company, Ina's got pasta covered. She shares her recipes for Tomato Feta Pasta Salad, Lobster Mac and Cheese, and two foolproof sauces -- Pesto and Marinara Sauce.

Apr 14
1:30pm | 12:30c

About the Host

Ina Garten

Ina throws open the doors of her Hamptons home for delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun on Barefoot Contessa.

Most Popular Recipes

All Barefoot Contessa Recipes

Chicken Piccata

Mac and Cheese


Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Grown Up Mac and Cheese

Espresso Ice Cream

Summer Pudding with Rum Whipped Cream


Real Margaritas

Lamb Kabobs

Mac and Cheese

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Pecan Squares

Meringues with Cassis and Raspberries

Hazelnut Truffles

Lasagna with Turkey Sausage

Lemon Chicken with Croutons

Parmesan and Thyme Crackers


Chicken with Morels

Ice Cream Bombe

Birthday Sheet Cake

Lobster Salad in Endive

Birthday Cake with Hot Pink Butter Icing

Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry and Grand Marnier Sauce

Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

Shortbread Hearts

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