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 12

Saturday Night, Sunday Breakfast

Ina is hosting a delicious Sunday brunch party for a group of weekend guests
On the menu banana crunch muffins, vanilla yogurt with fruit, Bloody Mary, Smoked salmon fritatta and marmalade butter. This is weekend laid back food made in advance.

Jul 13
8pm | 7c
Season 7, Episode 3

Girls Day Off

Ina enjoys a girls day off with two of her closest girlfriends. She prepares a pre-shopping snack before heading to Main Street for some serious retail therapy and then rustles up a light lunch for them to enjoy while comparing purchases. Recipes Include: Sour Cream and Coffee Cake, Grilled Peaches, Goat Cheese Salad, Sunrise Smoothie.

Mar 15
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Bread Winner

It's back to basics on bread. Ina's friend is writing an article about interesting ways to use bread so Ina's volunteered to test out three recipes which all use bread in different ways. The contenders are; delicious Salmon Cakes that use white breadcrumbs, a bubbling Golden Bread Pudding With Italian Panettone and a great hearty tomato soup: Pappa al Pomodoro that has bread both in and on it.

Aug 16
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

Halloween for Grownups

It's Halloween for grown ups. With Espresso Martinis, fennel pork loin, Garlic String Beans and a ghoulish Chocolate Ganache cake with Orange frosting to get you in the mood.

Oct 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 19

Barefoot Classics

Ina's updating some Barefoot bestsellers and sharing shortcuts and know how on Easy Sticky Buns, Mustard Chicken Salad, Roasted Vegetables and Roasted Veg Soup.

Nov 21
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Perfect Dinner Party

It's back to basics on how to throw the perfect dinner party. The secret is a meal in three acts with a perfect candy happy ending. To start, easy store-bought appetizers, then Bay Scallop Gratins and to end, two delicious homemade candies: White Chocolate Bark and Fleur De Sel Caramels.

Feb 15
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Library Inaugural Drinks

Ina's built a fabulous library at the barn and now it's time to say thanks to the team that designed and built it. Ina prepares Fig and Fennel Caponata, an Antipasto Platter, Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas and Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise for the "thank you" soiree.

Mar 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Pot Luck

Ina and her Bridge party friends decide to ditch the chips and dip in favour of a pot luck party. Everyone gets a course and everyone picks one of Ina's foolproof recipes. Ina makes individual vegetable pot pies but what will everyone else make?

Jul 2
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 4

Italian at Home

Inspired by a recent trip to Florence, Ina is re-creating a fabulous Florentine feast for friends back home in East Hampton. There's a mozzarella master class with a local cheese maker; an Italian drinks tray inspired by cocktails and store-bought hors d'oeuvres sampled at the fabulous Lungarno hotel in Florence; Baked Fish in Parchment; Parmesan Polenta; and Affogato Sundaes, the easiest Italian dessert ever. Ina's guests will collect Italian wine and set the table Italian-style.

Aug 3
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 21

Fast and Fabulous

Start the clock, it's time to get back to basics on cooking in the fast lane. No time? No trouble, even when it comes to cooking for company. Ina is conjuring up a dazzling two course dinner in under an hour. It's going to be fast and fabulous. With recipes for Mustard-Roasted Fish, Dill Fingerling Potatoes, Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli and Honey Vanilla Fromage Blanc with Raspberry Sauce.

Sep 18
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

Cheesy Does It

Ina is writing an article for Food Network magazine, and it's all about cheese. There's a photo shoot in her garden with the magazine followed by recipes back in the kitchen. Whether it's cooked, raw, soft, hard or blue, Ina's got cheese covered with recipes for Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing, Herb Coeur A La Creme, Roasted Vegetable Frittata, Steaks and Stilton Sauce and Ultimate Grilled Cheese.

Jan 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Aug 5
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Keep It Sweet

Ina says that no one ever remembers what they ate for the main course but they always remember dessert. Ina shares her ideas and recipes for the perfect way to end a meal -- sweet and savory, this really is a case of saving the best for last. Recipes include Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Lime Meringue Tart and Peach and Blueberry Crumbles.

Nov 11
4:30pm | 3:30c

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

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Chicken Piccata

Mac and Cheese

Grown Up Mac and Cheese

Pecan Squares


Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Espresso Ice Cream


Summer Pudding with Rum Whipped Cream

Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Lamb Kabobs

Mac and Cheese

Real Margaritas

Meringues with Cassis and Raspberries

Hazelnut Truffles

Lemon Chicken with Croutons

Ice Cream Bombe

Chicken with Morels

Parmesan and Thyme Crackers


Birthday Sheet Cake

Birthday Cake with Hot Pink Butter Icing

Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry and Grand Marnier Sauce

Roasted Shrimp and Orzo

Shortbread Hearts

Lobster Salad in Endive

Endive and Avocado Salad

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