About the Show

Janet Johnston, passionate Denver-based spice-shop owner and avid home cook, promises minimum fuss and maximum flavor in her new "In the Kitchen" Food Network cooking series, Spice & Easy. Janet takes classic recipes and demonstrates how to simply reinvent them with a creative use of spices, proving that great seasonings can only enhance a meal. As she cooks up menus featuring everything from appetizers and entrees to side dishes, drinks and even desserts, each episode features an array of flavor-packed recipes with interesting spices built around themes like Friday Night Book Club, BBQ Challenge and Movie Night. With Janet’s help and expertise, "spicing up" dishes with a kick of flavor just got a whole lot easier!

ABOUT THE HOST

Janet Johnston

As an avid home cook and successful spice-shop owner, Janet showcases her passion for spices on her show, Spice & Easy.
Season 1, Episode 3

Spice Gurus

Janet treats her Savory Spice Shop employees to a great meal starting with Mile High Smokey Mac n’ Cheese with sweet paprika, hickory smoked salt, and marjoram. Then, she prepares a sweet Maple Garam Masala Glazed Ham with an orange juice-based glaze. Her Sweet Potato Bisque with a kick of cayenne and allspice served with Sage & Savory Croutons proves to be a crowd favorite. For dessert, Janet creates homemade Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce to serve over indulgent Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Wednesday
Aug 31
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

BBQ Challenge

Janet rewards Savory Spice Shop’s BBQ Challenge winner with a meal she’ll never forget. First up are finger-licking good Ribs with Peanut Barbeque Sauce made with Chinese five spice and creamy peanut butter. Next, Janet prepares marinated Chile Glazed Shrimp with Pineapple Ginger Salsa topped with sesame seeds and tasty Celery Root Slaw with wasabi and honey. For dessert, her Grilled Spiced Sugar Bananas with Spiced Nuts include Saigon cinnamon and allspice.

Wednesday
Sep 7
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Friday Night Book Club

Janet puts together a delicious spread for her Friday night Book Club including flavorful Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Herb Sauce that feature paprika, ginger and cumin. Her Mediterranean Spiced Cucumber Medallions prove to be a truly refreshing treat. Decadent Five Spice Carrot Cupcakes with Ginger Frosting impresses the group, and simple Vanilla Bean Sugar Cubes add the perfect flavor to a fresh cup of coffee.

Friday
May 25
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Gourmet Cooking Club

Janet invites her Gourmet Cooking Club pals over to enjoy some delicious dishes. First, she serves up golden Lemon Curry Corn Fritters fried to perfection. Janet’s Pad Thai impresses her discerning friends with its unique touches of tamarind and oyster sauce. Her ginger-topped Cardamom Roasted Pears are a sweet surprise, and Janet also concocts chilled Savory Spiced Soda made with star anise, pink peppercorns and allspice.

Friday
Jun 1
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Spice Gurus

Janet treats her Savory Spice Shop employees to a great meal starting with Mile High Smokey Mac n’ Cheese with sweet paprika, hickory smoked salt, and marjoram. Then, she prepares a sweet Maple Garam Masala Glazed Ham with an orange juice-based glaze. Her Sweet Potato Bisque with a kick of cayenne and allspice served with Sage & Savory Croutons proves to be a crowd favorite. For dessert, Janet creates homemade Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce to serve over indulgent Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

Friday
Jun 8
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

All-American

Janet recreates the quintessential American meal cooking up Outside-In Burgers with Spicy Adobo Ketchup served alongside sweet and spicy Maple Pepper Sweet Potato Wedges. For an incredible treat, Janet whips up a Strawberry and Vanilla Milkshake made with real vanilla beans. If that’s not delicious enough, Janet prepares unforgettable Donuts with Chocolate Sauce, made with two types of cocoa and decadent cinnamon sugar.

Friday
Jun 15
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

BBQ Challenge

Janet rewards Savory Spice Shop’s BBQ Challenge winner with a meal she’ll never forget. First up are finger-licking good Ribs with Peanut Barbeque Sauce made with Chinese five spice and creamy peanut butter. Next, Janet prepares marinated Chile Glazed Shrimp with Pineapple Ginger Salsa topped with sesame seeds and tasty Celery Root Slaw with wasabi and honey. For dessert, her Grilled Spiced Sugar Bananas with Spiced Nuts include Saigon cinnamon and allspice.

Friday
Jun 22
4:30am | 3:30c