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Wednesday, February 26

Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Bringing all the spirit of Puerto Rico to New York, chef Frank Maldonando has an unparalleled love for food and music and his Beef Empanadas are no exception! Packed with rich flavor and the perfect spice, his Empanadas are a staple at his New York city restaurant Sazon. Frank has the audience dancing to his drumming and hungry for his food but when Bobby Flay shows up, will he be able to keep up with the beat or will he get beat in this flavorful competition? Only way to find out - an Empanada Throwdown!

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5 Ingredient Fix

Claire prepares a satisfying soup and salad dinner, full of Mediterranean flavors. Today's Soup Night menu centers around chunky Tomato Bread Soup, a warm complement to her cool Cannellini Bean, Red Pepper, and Endive Salad. Affogato Sundaes make a quick, gourmet dessert out of simple ingredients.

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Food Network Specials

Join Lisa as she replaces traditional happy hour temptations with Hungry Girl's own Sweet-Hot Steak Bites, Slammin' Slimmed-Down Strawberry Daiquiri, Kickin' Cranberry Cosmo, De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket, and Exploding Chicken Taquitos. Lisa also points out shockers about bar food and drinks that could make your happy hour miserable.

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Cupcake Wars

The men of Cupcake Wars go to battle as four returning bakers compete for a place at the VIP party for the hit show "Yo Gabba Gabba Live."

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The Pioneer Woman

It's all systems go when Ladd calls the ranch to say their friends Butch and Julie are coming over for dinner right now. Ree's got to fix a super fast meal from what she's got on hand. She makes Patty Melts, complete with Crash Hot Potatoes, Quick-Marinated Cherry Tomato Salad and Bananas Foster With Ice Cream for dessert, in the time it takes for them to drive out from town.

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Barefoot Contessa

This is all about what professional cooks make at home when they're off the clock from dawn to dusk. Fantastic quick and easy recipes and top tips from the chefs and cooks in the know for us to try at home. Ina will be cooking with cookbook writer and caterer Julia Turshen and getting great ideas from local chef Kevin Penner and city chef Cederic Vongerichten from Perry Street.

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Semi-Homemade Cooking

Its a semi homemade brunch with cherries in every dish! It all starts with a delightful Cherry Glazed Salmon with Dried Cherry Saffron Rice, then a light Cherry Tomato and Olive Salad. Sandras Very Cherry Almond Muffins will impress, and for dessert super simple Brandied Cherry Crepes. A refreshing Cherries Jubilee cocktail tops it all off.

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Ten Dollar Dinners

Melissa takes viewers on a tasty and budget-friendly trip to North Africa. First, she prepares spicy North African Meatballs served with a flavorful tomato sauce. On the side, she cooks up fluffy Couscous with Dried Dates and delicious Glazed Carrots.

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Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Learn how Anne gets her gnocchi as light as clouds, and snag the recipe for her favorite springtime sauce. Fresh Cherry Clafoutis showcases the crimson fruit in a tender, custardy batter.

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30 Minute Meals

An easy and eye-catching Indian meal on a skewer...can't beat that with a stick! Grilled Ground Meat Kabobs with Mint and Cilantro; Curried Red Lentil Salad.

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Kelsey shares her favorite recipes and essential methods of cooking. A vibrant Sesame Ginger Salmon en Papillote — a foolproof way of cooking fish that is sure to satisfy. Craving a creamy risotto? Try this quick and simple substitute — a tangy and creamy Lemon Basil Orzotto whipped up in just 10 minutes. And a sumptuous Honey Glazed Apple and Pear Tart, made with a time-saving frozen pastry dough. Quick, easy and delicious — a triple delight!

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Giada at Home

There's nothing quite like a poolside cocktail party with live music and amazing food. Giada takes the "exotic" up a notch by making this summer fancy a Moroccan- themed gathering, timed perfectly for sunset.

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Barefoot Contessa

Nothing turns up the volume more in cooking than herbs. Ina is sharing her top herbs and how to use them in delicious recipes, Greek lamb with a yoghurt mint sauce and oregano, feta and tomato salad. Then she's teaming up with Eli Zabar who will be sharing an incredible tomato salad recipe with fresh tarragon. Then she's answering everyone's herb questions in Ask Ina

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Barefoot Contessa

Ina is conjuring up a dazzling two course dinner in under an hour. With recipes for Mustard Roasted Fish, Dill Fingerling Potatoes, Parmesan Roasted Broccolie and Honey Vanilla Fromage.

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The Pioneer Woman

It's a frontier style Tex-Mex feast for the whole Drummond crew after a big day working cattle. There's a pre-dawn start so they're going to be hungry for a rib sticking spread with delicious Chicken and Beef Fajitas packed with grilled meat and fixin's, Fiesta Beans and Cinnamon Ice Cream With Cinnamon Chips.

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Sandwich King

Jeff's kicking off his dessert mashup menu with Strawberry Waffles and Fresh Berry Gelato. Plus, Chunnel Cakes With Dulce de Leche Gelato. And then, Lorenzo and his friends help make some Mexican Hot Chocolate, and of course a little something for the adults!

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

This trip, Guy's heading to San Diego for some favorites, old and new. In Ocean Beach, Calif., Guy's hittin' up a legendary surfer spot for some righteous burgers with an old buddy. Just up the block, the brother-owned noodle joint with fried rice, pho, a story to tell. And in North Park, Calif., an all-time favorite pizza joint gets a second look as Guy swings by for a slice.

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

This trip, Guy's taste buds are dancing as he digs into all kinds of Latin favorites. In Chicago, Illinois, a mother/son duo serve up Costa Rican classics like chicharron with pico de gallo and Pepito sandwich with steak and black beans. In San Antonio, Texas, a modern take on Mexican empanadas, with fourteen varieties like chicken poblano with tomatillo sauce. And in Queens, New York, a local Mexican joint cranks out homemade Mexican masa tortillas for their authentic al pastor tacos.

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Restaurant: Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine is in Madison, Tenn., to help owner, Tommy, keep the doors of the Dinner Bell Restaurant open. And Robert is just in time, as Tommy's only two days from having to close the doors on his four-year-old business for good. Robert and his team must clean the restaurant, freshen the menu and fix the staff's bad habits in two days, before Tommy loses everything.

 

FN Dish Update: See How Dinner Bell Restaurant Is Doing

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Food Network Specials

Brownstone Bistro is in need of major changes. Unfortunately, the father and son owners just don't see eye-to-eye. Restaurant Takeover's Chef Derek Minkensky and Designer Paula Velez are intervening in a last ditch effort to save this family business.

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Mystery Diners

After trying a barbecue sauce from a competing restaurant that tastes exactly like his, Terry, the owner of Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Texas calls the Mystery Diners. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Andy and Ben to find out if one of the employees is selling the secret family recipe.

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Mystery Diners

After finding broken dishes is his trash on numerous occasions, Nader, who owns My Greek and Italian Restaurant in Tacoma, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and Nadine go undercover and discover someone on the staff is getting carried away with Greek traditions.

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Restaurant: Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Las Vegas to help 26-year-old Ashley save the Maple Tree Cafe. Not only is Ashley new to the restaurant industry, but she's hired mostly family members, who are also inexperienced, to support her dream. Robert will have only two days to fix the strained family relationships, and give Ashley the tools and courage she needs to run her business.

FN Dish Update: See How Maple Tree Cafe Is Doing

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Guy hits the road for some local flavor. In Lexington, South Carolina, a farmer's market/restaurant, where the collard greens are right off the farm. In Lackawanna, New York, an Italian joint serving scratch made lasagna loaded with stuffed peppers. And in Honolulu, Hawaii, a local favorite where the chef is putting a fresh spin on a Hawaiian fish classic called poke.

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Guy Fieri checks out some viewer favorites. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a fast food joint where the big hit's a double burger called the Super Boy; In Lakewood, Ohio, a neighborhood favorite for grilled cheese sandwiches ... dozens of them; And in Houston, Texas, a British Pub serving scratch made shepherd's pie.

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Mystery Diners

After trying a barbecue sauce from a competing restaurant that tastes exactly like his, Terry, the owner of Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Texas calls the Mystery Diners. Charles sends in Mystery Diners Andy and Ben to find out if one of the employees is selling the secret family recipe.

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Mystery Diners

After finding broken dishes is his trash on numerous occasions, Nader, who owns My Greek and Italian Restaurant in Tacoma, contacts Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Brianna and Nadine go undercover and discover someone on the staff is getting carried away with Greek traditions.

More from Mystery Diners

Restaurant: Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Las Vegas to help 26-year-old Ashley save the Maple Tree Cafe. Not only is Ashley new to the restaurant industry, but she's hired mostly family members, who are also inexperienced, to support her dream. Robert will have only two days to fix the strained family relationships, and give Ashley the tools and courage she needs to run her business.

FN Dish Update: See How Maple Tree Cafe Is Doing

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Guy hits the road for some local flavor. In Lexington, South Carolina, a farmer's market/restaurant, where the collard greens are right off the farm. In Lackawanna, New York, an Italian joint serving scratch made lasagna loaded with stuffed peppers. And in Honolulu, Hawaii, a local favorite where the chef is putting a fresh spin on a Hawaiian fish classic called poke.

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Guy Fieri checks out some viewer favorites. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a fast food joint where the big hit's a double burger called the Super Boy; In Lakewood, Ohio, a neighborhood favorite for grilled cheese sandwiches ... dozens of them; And in Houston, Texas, a British Pub serving scratch made shepherd's pie.

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Food Network Specials

Brownstone Bistro is in need of major changes. Unfortunately, the father and son owners just don't see eye-to-eye. Restaurant Takeover's Chef Derek Minkensky and Designer Paula Velez are intervening in a last ditch effort to save this family business.

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Iron Chef America

Mexico City native Chef Julian Medina enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge the master of Latin food, Iron Chef Jose Garces. Which chef has the flavor, and which will fall flat?

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