It's the night before Thanksgiving, the stove and oven are full of Turkey Day items and you still have to make that night's dinner. Tune in for a quick one-burner meal.
We're having a melting potluck Thanksgiving Dinner. Sara is making the turkey and her friends are bringing dishes inspired by the cuisine of their homelands.
What's twice as good as Thanksgiving dinner? Eating the leftovers the day after, of course! We'll show you imaginative ways to recycle those tasty items.
Turkey doesn't have to be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal. Chef Michel Nishan is making a wonderful seasonal dinner without the bird.
This Thanksgiving, make sure you're armed with a game plan. We'll give you step-by-step instructions on how to get this elaborate meal on the table without having a heart attack.
Frank Pelligrino of the legendary Rao's in Harlem and his son , Frank, Jr., share their treasured family recipes.
Our Family Affairs week continues with the dynamic duo, Karen and Ben Barker. They'll be making delicious recipes from the renowned Magnolia Grill in Chapel Hill, NC.
Join the lucky crew at Chanterelle in New York for an unforgettable dinner. Owners Karen and David Waltuck will cook up a storm for their restaurant family.
Our week of family affairs continues as we meet the first lady of restaurants in New Orleans, Ella Brennan.
Jean Anderson shows us how to make dinners in a dash for those busy holiday shopping days. Recipes: Thai Beef Salad, Chili with Black Beans and Peppers, Country Captain, Marnie Eisenhower's Million-dollar Fudge.
Looking for holiday gift ideas? We'll help you sort through the piles of new books with our cookbook picks for the season.
This holiday season, make life simple for those you love with time saving equipment; Tips on what to buy and easy recipes to go with purchases.
Can't stand the thought of crowded stores this time of year? Don't miss this mail order food show for some fabulous food that's just a phone call away.
Champagne, bellinis and caviar! It's a Christmas celebration in the grand style of the turn of the century Russia! Recipes: Siberian Pelmini; Stugeon Kulebiaka; Honeycakes with Cream Cheese Filling.
Melting Pot's Tanya Holland joins us to share her family Kwaanza traditions.
Sara shares some of her favorite recipes and traditions for the holiday season. Recipes: Chicken Saltimbocca; Gingered Sweet Potato Puree; Sauteed Shredded Brussels Sprouts; Stilton with Green Salad and Toasted Walnuts.
Join us for a Christmas celebration Latin style! Chef Maricel Presilla joins Sara to prepare a delicious holiday feast from the traditions of the Isle of Cuba.
Chef Arun Morgan joins Sara to build an unforgetable gingerbread house.
Nancy Silverton joins Sara with unforgetable pastries and desserts for your next holiday tree trimming party. Recipes: White Lily Savory Tart Pissaladiere; Linzer Cookies; Pan Forte.
Sara shows how holiday entertaining can be a breeze when she cooks up a holiday meal in under an hour.
If you're throwing a big dinner party and don't know where to start, we'll take you through everything from setting the table to planning the perfect menu. Recipes include: Gravlax with Sweet Mustard Sauce, and Turkey Ballottine with Madeira Sauce.
Cozy-up and join Sara for a comfort food cook along as she prepares a tummy warming meal in under an hour. Recipes: Mini-Meatloaves; Creamy Mashed Potatoes; Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots; Chocolate Pudding.
Nothing smells better than fresh baked bread! Bread baker Dan Leader joins Sara to unlock the secrets of baking with sourdough. Recipes: Sourdough Rye with Caraway Seeds; Pain au Levain; San Francisco Sourdough.
A graduation party complete with drinks and decorations. Recipes include: Cracked Pepper Crusted Fillet of Beef; Celery Root Remoulade, Warm Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and Radicchio and more.
Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, joins Sara to prepare delicious, health conscious dishes. Recipes: Spiced Olives with Lemon and Fennel; Parmesan Cheese Straws; Not-So-Devilish Deviled Eggs; Saucisson en Croute; Dumplings with Ginger Dipping Sauce.
Father's Day Desserts
Guest Linda Gassenheimer joins Sara to prepare tasty and quick meals that are high in flavor. Recipes: Shrimp Scampi with Roasted Asparagus; Ranchero Burrito with Bran Cereal; Waldorf Salad with Roast Beef Sandwich;Chicken Parmesan, Pasta and Broccoli.
Guest Jesse Ziff Cool makes meals from organic kitchen recipes: Bitter Green and Egg Salad; Celery Root Fennel Gratin; Short Ribs with Beets; Upside-down Pear Chocolate Cake.
Urban Organic will be dropping off a market basket full of fresh produce and other items. Sara will make up a menu depending on what strikes her fancy.
Celebrate the first day of summer with the season's best ingredients. Recipes: Herb Roasted Veal Chop, Summer Solstice Vegetable Ragout, and Pesto Bread.
We'll show you how to throw an al fresco party that will please everyone. Recipes: Baked Tomatoes and Chevre, Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic Cream Dressing, and more.
Willie Mariano and Keith Young, two real manly men, come on to offer ideas for the football party. Recipes: Garlic Ginger Teriyaki Shrimp, Spicy Chicken Wings, Kickoff Beef Kabobs, Mary's Italian Macaroni Salad, Pizza Man's Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Cook Along ideas for the football fan ready in game time--60 minutes. Recipes: Antipasta Platter, Baked Ziti with Mushrooms, Fontina Garlic Toasts, Insalata Mista.
Heidi Skolnick, the nutritionist for the NY Giants, offers recipes and exercises for living and eating like a pro. Recipes: Penne Vegetable Salad with Indonesian Peanut Sauce, Fajitas with Peppers and Red Onions, Beer Ribs, and Vanilla Milkshakes.
Michel Nischan, Executive Chef at Heartbeat Restaurant, is the first guest on our Food Rx week, where we show how food can be the ultimate cure all. Recipes: Glazed Tofu with Cucumber Salad; Root Vegetable and Apple Gratin and more...
Main Course Salads Cook Along
Cook Along Recipes: Orange Ginger Carrot Soup; Pan-Roasted Salmon with Cucumber and Cabbage.
Explore the sizzling cuisines of Southeast Asia. Corinne Trang shows how to prepare an outdoor barbecue Asian style.
It's a celebration of sizzling cuisines. Susana Trilling prepares tasty Mexican dishes from the Oaxaca region.
We're heading to the Caribbean with a spicy menu to cool you off in the heat of summer.
Dean Fearing of Texas fame is firing up the grill and making incendiary Southwestern dishes.
We're kicking off our "Chilling Out" Week with B. Smith and her cool summer drinks that are both tasty and stylish.
Unsure of what wines go with what foods? Tune in as David Rosengarten makes summertime recipes and pairs them with the perfect wine.
There are a growing number of farmers around the country producing beautiful hand-made foods. Join us as we visit Coach Farms to learn about goat cheese.
Are you lost in the kitchen without a recipe? Never fear--Pam Anderson will empower you to be wildly creative without the crutch of a cookbook.
It's the height of the summer season when it comes to beautiful produce. We're creating wonderful dishes from a seasonal basket of fruits and vegetables.
No time to cook? We'll make it really easy for you with two complete meals, each done in just 20 minutes.
Enjoy those rare moments of calm and solitude by treating yourself to an elegant dinner. We'll show you how to make a delicious meal for one - that's company enough.
We're going to show you how to put together the ultimate summer Sunday Brunch. It's so easy, you'll be able to read that fat Sunday paper before the guests arrive.
It's ice cream Sunday madness. Wayne Harley Brachman shows us how to make all the parts from the ice cream to the trimmings.
It's our Sunday potluck supper. Find out how to prepare some wonderful portable dishes on this day of rest without lifting a finger.
If there is any part of the population that really gears up for the big Sunday meal, it's those Southerners. Tune in as we make the whole grand meal.
Summer picnics don't have to be soggy sandwiches and dead potato salad. We're making an al fresco menu that will make the person on the next blanket drool.
Who says camp food has to come in a can? We'll show you how to make a menu so elegant and delicious, you'll forget you're in the great outdoors.
We're making al fresco antipasti--little tastes of many things. Add a nice Italian wine and you'll be instantly transported to a terrace in Tuscany.
Who knows how to throw an outdoor party better than the Hawaiians? Sam Choy will show you how to make the ultimate backyard luau.
We're cooking up delicious Maine Blueberries in many different ways--from appetizers to desserts.
We're making delicious frozen desserts--the perfect ending for a summer meal.
Tune in as we give some of summer's tastiest ingredients the star treatment. Our menu includes Heirloom Tomatoes with Mozzarella, Bluefish, and Fingerling Potato Salad.
Soup isn't just for winter. We're taking summer fruits and vegetables, at the peak of their flavor, and turning them into refreshing and delicious soups.
Now that Labor Day is behind us, it's time to switch gears from summer fun to school mode. We're visiting a university to find out what's cooking on campus.
We're making smart food to get you ready for school. Don't miss fast and delicious recipes that will fuel your classroom and extracurricular activities.
Don't miss quick and delicious recipes, easy enough for the most hectic schedules. RECIPES: Oven Fried Fish Fillets, Lazy Mom's Lasagna, Gougere and Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups.
We're taking you to the garlic capitol of the US, Gilroy, CA, where once a year, for three days, they all eat, drink and breathe garlic. Recipes: Whole Roasted Garlic, Sauteed Spinach with Garlic Chips, Chinese Barbecued Pork with Garlic Sauce, and Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic.
Country fairs aren't just about ten-ton hogs and giant pumpkins. They're also about cooking competitions for fledging chefs. Don't miss these delicious blue ribbon recipes.
In New York City there's a street fair in a different neighborhood every week. We're celebrating these feasts with a real festival classic--Sausage and Peppers. Recipes: Grilled Sausage and Peppers on Rolls, Tomato and Artichoke Heart Salad, Chocolate Walnut Biscotti and Gelato Soda.
The best part of outdoor festivals is the food. Create your festival at home--we'll supply the recipes, you supply the fun and games. Recipes: Falafel, Yogurt Sauce, Pork Sate with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Jamaican "Jerk" Chicken Wings and Soft Pretzels.
Food and wine go hand-in-hand. Tune in as John Ash makes wine-friendly food with wonderful organic ingredients from a Napa Valley vineyard. Recipes: Flatbread; New World Risotto with Carrot Corn Broth.
The apple is no common fruit. There are hundreds of varieties of apples, and an infinite number of ways to use them. Discover what's so appealing about apples. Recipes: Chicken and Apple Curry; Apple Cheddar Bread Pudding; Apple Walnut Upside-down Cake with Calvados Caramel Sauce.
Who needs recipes? Sara makes dinner in under an hour with mystery market basket ingredients.
Chef Robert McGrath radiates the pioneering spirit of the West with his unique Arizona-style cuisine. Recipes: Pan-Roasted Beef Filet in Coffee and Molasses Shellac; Chipotle-Bacon-Cheese Grits.
Don't miss Miss Cow Camp Recipes from a ranch in Colorado. Recipes: Cattle Drive Chili; Branding Crew Meatloaf; Hayfield Crew Musette; Rustic Plum Pie.
It's a Las Vegas-style casino party, complete with games and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Recipes: Chilled Seafood Antipasta; Baked Tarragon Chicken Thompson; Poppy Seed Noodles; Penne with Sundried Tomatoes and Artichokes; Asian Beef Kabob.
We're celebrating Native American cuisine with Loretta Barrett Oden of New Mexico. Recipes: Jicama Salad; Achiote Marinated Quail; Avocado-Poblano Chile Vinaigrette; Three Sisters Saute with Sage Pesto; Spice Rubbed American Bison Tenderloin.
We're kicking off our salute to Canada with a visit to British Columbia, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Recipes: Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Stuffing and Pan-Seared Onion and Apples; Salmon Strudels; Wild Blueberry Flans.
Our salute to Canada continues with a sample of fine dining in the north. Chef Robert Feenie will share elegant recipes from the famous Lumiere Restaurant. Recipes: Warmed Smoked Black Alaskan Cod Salad; Baked Fresh Canadian Sablefish; Seared Quebec Foie Gras with Okanagan Peaches.
Canadian TV chef, Christine Cushing, shows us how to plan an easy and elegant soiree. Recipes: Mini Corn Dill Muffins with Smoked Trout Mousse; Moroccan Crusted Lamb Racks with Grilled Apricots; Israeli Couscous; Sauteed Pears with Pumpkin Seed Praline Cream.
It's the international flavors of Canada with TV host Ken Kostick. Recipes: Helen's Pierogies; Quick Fried Rice; Spicy Salisbury Cutlets with Sweet Onion Relish.
Take a ride down the old Mississippi on the Delta Queen Steamboats. We're celebrating life on the famous river with classic recipes from Natchez, MI. Recipes: Chilled Blackened Sirloin with Creole Mustard Sauce; Bayou-Stuffed Catfish with Cajun Beurre Blanc; Mississippi Mudcake.
Our journey up the Mississippi River continues when we pass through Memphis, TN. Chef Jose Gutierrez will create dishes from the historic Peabody Hotel. Recipes: Hushpuppies Stuffed with Shrimp Provencale; Pork Tenderloin with Grits Couscous; Green Tomato Pie Turnovers.
Stop in St. Louis for a sample of authentic riverbank cuisine--Missouri-style.
We're kicking off our Fall Fun Week with preserving. Blue Ribbon winner George Yates will share his prize winning preserving recipes and techniques. Recipes: Concord Grape Jelly, Peach Mango Fruit Salsa, Corn Relish and Sweet Pepper Pickles.
Walking into a home filled with the smell of fresh bread is so inviting. Artisan baker Dan Leader will show us how to make three delicious easy loaves. Recipes: Organic Multigrain Loaf, Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf with Seeds and Vollkornbro.
Come fall, it gets nippy outside--perfect time to fire up the range to cook something adventurous. Why not try wild game? Recipes: Grilled Quail Salad with Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette, Venison Medallions with Shiitake Port Sauce and Sliced Baked Apples.
It's the perfect time of year to head for the country to enjoy fall foliage. We're visiting three historic inns for their great food and scenery.
Time to get those costumes out because we're having a Halloween Party, complete with tasty hors d'oeuvres and fun drinks.
Trick-or-treating is one way to get sweets on Halloween, but it's also fun to make your own. Make bewitching sweets with cookbook author Donata Magpinto.
We're whipping up a quick and yummy dinner for that long night of trick-or-treating and Halloween fun. It'll delay the mad rush for candy for a few hours.
The legend of Sleepy Hollow is the most famous of Halloween stories. We're spending a night a this haunted place to feast on old Dutch colonial fare.
We're sampling some great American cheese that's just as good as the stuff you'll find in Europe--and we're not talking processed singles wrapped in plastic. Recipes: Mushroom and Camembert Crostini on Butter Lettuce with Truffle Vinaigrette and much more.
Take a ride to the artisan country in Northern California for a taste of handmade nut oils and vinegars that are big on flavor.
Expert baker Nick Malgieri shows us how to make simple and delicious All-American cookies.
Visit the historic City Tavern in Philadelphia. Chef Walter Staib's menu will take us back to colonial tiimes to dine on the same fare our founding fathers did.
Chowder isn't just a creamy style soup with seafood. Jasper White shows us how wildly creative chowder can be.
Celebrate the splendor of fall alongside the Charles River in Bsoton. Chef Barbara Lynch will prepare the perfect outdoor picnic basket.