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Season 6, Episode 12

Fresh and Flavorful

Sunny gets fresh in the kitchen, highlighting the best of winter produce. Spinach pesto, sweet and buttery with hazelnuts, makes easy homemade ravioli pop. Two winter squash team up for a sweet-spicy side, and citrus infuses ruby red sangria.

Wednesday
Sep 21
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 7

After School Special

Sunny Anderson has a fun meal the young and young at heart will melt over. Chicken Chorizo Patty Melts are warm and cheesy foils for crunchy Jicama Salsa. Red Velvet Swirl Brownies take the classic cake to fudgey new heights.

Sunday
Nov 6
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 8

Easier Than It Looks

Sunny Anderson makes a flavor-packed meal that comes together in a flash. Her Sweet-Glazed Butterflied Chicken is tender, golden, and basted to sticky perfection. On the side, Tater and Asparagus Toss is fresh and satisfying. A glass of Riesling adds an effortless finishing touch.

Friday
Jan 13
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 6

Ribs & Chips

Ever wonder what the American version of the traditional British pub fare Fish n' Chips tastes like? Sunny has! Ribs and Chips! Plus a recipe for Chocolate Butterscotch Pie

Thursday
Feb 2
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 5

Comforting Classics

Sunny Anderson is on a meatloaf mission! Her impressively named recipe is even more impressive tasting, with two types of meat, plenty of seasonings, and a thick spicy ketcup glaze on top. Two comforting sides round out the meal: Baked Purple Mash brimming with melted cheese, and Easy String Beans and Onions, braised until meltingly tender. To drink, Sunny's pouring fruit-forward Zinfandel Wine.

Friday
Feb 24
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 8

Eat with the Fishes

Go under the sea, and South of the border with Sunny featuring recipes for Red Hook Ceviche, a Southwest Quesadilla plus authentic Mexican Mango on a Stick.

Tuesday
Jul 31
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

First Date Spaghetti

Sunny Anderson unleashes her inner romantic and shares her failproof recipes for date night. Sunny's Spicy Spaghetti with Mega Meatballs, along with her Easy Garlic and Olive Knots, presents comforting flavors with an extra special touch. Her Juicy Martini is a fresh take on a classic cocktail.

Tuesday
Feb 12
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 7

Piling It On

Sunny Anderson piles the flavors on to tantalize your tastebuds in this super delicious meal. Sunny's Smothered Rib-Eye Steak gets rubbed in spices, seared, and smothered in a thick pan gravy. On the side, Sunny's Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes are creamy and rich, the perfect counterpoint to her Quick Tomato Salad in a red wine vinaigrette.

Tuesday
Sep 23
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 5

Comforting Classics

Sunny Anderson is on a meatloaf mission! Her impressively named recipe is even more impressive tasting, with two types of meat, plenty of seasonings, and a thick spicy ketcup glaze on top. Two comforting sides round out the meal: Baked Purple Mash brimming with melted cheese, and Easy String Beans and Onions, braised until meltingly tender. To drink, Sunny's pouring fruit-forward Zinfandel Wine.

Tuesday
Oct 7
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 5

Carving Out Some Fun

Sunny Anderson hosts her friends for a scary good time, with a menu featuring winter squash and pumpkin pie spices. Her Beefy Butternut Squash Chili is brimming with hearty, satisfying flavors, and her Baked Pumpkin Spiced Tortilla Chips bring cinnamony crunch to the table. Her Cereal Killer Shake is a playful throwback to flavors Sunny loved as a kid.

Tuesday
Oct 28
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 8

Sugar, Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Sunny Anderson thinks outside of the crust with her jar of pumpkin pie spice. For a special holiday meal, Sunny puts her favorite pumpkin pie spice mix to work on her Easy Holiday Spiral Ham. On the side, String Bean "Casserole" Salad is a fresh new take on the classic dish. For dessert, Sunny's Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream ends this special occasion menu with a bang.

Tuesday
Dec 9
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 8

Sugar, Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Sunny Anderson thinks outside of the crust with her jar of pumpkin pie spice. For a special holiday meal, Sunny puts her favorite pumpkin pie spice mix to work on her Easy Holiday Spiral Ham. On the side, String Bean "Casserole" Salad is a fresh new take on the classic dish. For dessert, Sunny's Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream ends this special occasion menu with a bang.

Tuesday
Dec 8
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 4

Chile Chile Bang Bang

Get your chile on! Sunny Anderson celebrates the flavor of mild chiles with her juicy Chile-Lime Fried Chicken, served alongside a moist and tender Bacon and Green Chile Cornbread. Sunny's Brooklyn Iced Tea is the perfect cocktail to refresh your palate.

Tuesday
Feb 23
10am | 9c

About the Show

With an understanding of everyday life and the belief that real people deserve down-to-earth, delicious meals, Sunny Anderson offers real food for real life. Cooking for Real serves up solutions for easy-to-prepare, fantastic-tasting menus. Sunny elevates the everyday meal by taking affordable, easy-to-find, easy-to-use ingredients and infusing them with diverse influences and rich, rewarding flavor. Sunny's fresh, uncomplicated approach to classic comfort foods, along with her passion for interpreting the flavors of her unique travels, brings a bright style to delectable, down-home dishes.

About the Host

Sunny Anderson

Sunny serves as a fun-loving host on The Kitchen and dishes out down-to-earth recipes on Home Made in America and Cooking for Real.

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All Cooking for Real Recipes

Smoked Gouda-Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Grilled Pork Chops

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Wings 3 Ways

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Oxtail Stew

Vegetarian "Southern-style" Collard Greens

Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

Honey Glazed Carrots

Mango and Avocado Salad

Sage Potatoes Au Gratin

Easy BBQ Short Ribs

Grilled Smoked Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze

Sunny's Spicy Spaghetti with Mega Meatballs

Easy Pimento Cheese

Baked Zucchini

Sunny's Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Zesty Chicken Meatballs

Sunny's Easy Holiday Spiral Ham

Pasta, Pancetta and Peas

P. R. Pernil

Pork-Fried Dirty Rice

Quick Veggie Stir-Fry

Spicy Pork Roast with Rosemary Potatoes

Simple Sauteed Mustard Greens

Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole

Garlic Red Bliss Mash