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Wednesday, August 13

Throwdown with Bobby Flay

Sisters Christine and Carla Pallotta brought all the tastes of home to their popular restaurant Nebo and the guests have not stopped visiting since the doors opened! Missing the taste of their own mother's cooking, these ladies quit already successful businesses to re-create all of the recipes they loved so much growing up. Christine and Carla are feeding a community of extended family but will Bobby Flay get booted when he comes knocking for his own Vegetable Lasagna Throwdown?

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5 Ingredient Fix

Claire's getting a head-start on lunch with her juicy Citrus-Garlic Roasted Chicken. It's the tasty star in Mom's Chicken Sandwich and Claire's creamy Schoolhouse Wraps that kids of all ages love. Banana Bites are a perfect lunchtime treat, if they don't get gobbled up first!

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Food Network Specials

What is more American than onion rings, cheeseburgers, and apple pie? Hungry Girl! Lisa presents inventive, low-calorie remakes of these classic foods like Lord of the Onion Rings, Island Insanity Burger, and Awesome Apple Pie-lets. Lisa also gives us a survival guide for two other American staples - fast food restaurants (are there any good choices?) and treats stored behind those tricky glass counters at your local Cineplex (some are definitely rated R).

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Cupcake Wars

Four artistic cupcake bakers battle it out in an aphrodisiac-inspired challenge for the opportunity to have their mouth-watering treats featured at a star-studded magazine party. Contestants include: Chloe Coscarelli of chefchloe.com (Los Angeles), Shannon Noormand of Crushcakes Cupcakery (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Shayrin Badillo of Cupcakes Nouveau (Coral Gables, Fla.) and Jeff Bonilla of Cups (La Jolla, Calif.).

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The Pioneer Woman

It's a busy day on the ranch with the whole Drummond gang moving cattle and Ree's whipping up a rib-sticking lunch. There's refreshing Lemon Limeade, his and hers pizzas: a meaty Basic Pepperoni with homemade Pizza Sauce and delicious Four Cheese Pizza with a great chopped Basil Tomato Salad. For dessert, Ice Cream Pie With Easy Caramel Sauce. It's the perfect casual meal for a hungry crew.

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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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Semi-Homemade Cooking

Sandra's whipping up a golf-themed party with a menu that has a Southern twist. Two semi-homemade sides, Garlicky Green Beans and Peas and Nutty Herbed Rice go great with Sandra's juicy and tender Smokehouse Short Ribs. For dessert, a colorful Raspberry Ripple Cake. Finally, meet us at the 19th hole for two great cocktails: a Southern Driver and Spicy Red Beer.

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Ten Dollar Dinners

Melissa debunks the myth that affordable chicken means dark meat. Enjoy tender breast meat guilt-free in her citrusy Crispy Skinned Chicken a L'Orange. Perfect Crispy Potatoes and colorful Fennel and Cabbage slaw make the perfect sides in this elegant meal.

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Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Whole fish filets always impress at a restaurant; Anne shows how to bring that wow-factor home with her failproof Pan-Fried Trout. Served crispy, alongside Bacon Braised String Beans and Pickled Cauliflower Salad, for a delicious and balanced plate.

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30 Minute Meals

Three words say it all: cheese crusted chicken! Rachael Ray shares her family secrets for Cheese crusted cutlets with raw sauce and a side of Milanese style rice pilaf.

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Giada at Home

Giada hosts a beautiful garden party to celebrate Earth Day. Giada's menu incorporates ingredients from her garden and local Santa Monica Farmers Market with Red Snapper With Fava Bean Puree, Fried Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms and Mini Pineapple Cakes. She also provides tips on how to "go green" in your kitchen.

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Giada at Home

Inspired by her visit to Peru with Oxfam, Giada prepares an authentic Peruvian meal of Chicken With Peruvian Chile Sauce, Quinoa and Purple Potato Salad and Citrus Parfait With Pineapple and Mango and has her friends over to enjoy the food in her backyard.

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Barefoot Contessa

The East Hampton ambulance volunteers meet once a month for a cookout to feed its 50 volunteers and Ina's pitching in with the help of local chef Joe Realmuto from Townline BBQ. This is cooking for a crowd, Barefoot style.

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Barefoot Contessa

Ina’s friends from Los Angeles are coming to town, which gives her the perfect excuse to whip up a classy supper. And while she jokes that they’ll be dinning on boiled water soup and undressed baby greens, she'll really be whipping up a fabulous feast.

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The Pioneer Woman

While the kids and Ladd are outside working the bulls, Ree is making them a rib-sticking meal for when the school bell rings. There's Strawberry Lemonade to refresh them when they get to the lodge, and then Scalloped Potatoes and Ham with a side of Lemony Green Beans. To keep things sweet, Chocolate Pecan Crispy Treats before the kids get down to their studies.

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Southern at Heart

Damaris brings the flavors of New Orleans home. When her brother sends a care package of tasso ham from New Orleans, Damaris creates an inspired menu to satisfy her Louisiana cravings. With simple techniques, she whips up a flavorful Maque Choux With Tasso Ham. Her foolproof olive tapenade transforms an ordinary cold cut sandwich into a signature Muffaletta and for a sweet finish, a decadent Bananas Foster Bread.

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

This trip, Guy's hitting up all kinds of killer joints, from classic Italian to modern Americana. In Jackson, Wyo., the California chef bringing his brand of legit Mexican to the mountains, like savory chicken sopes and one of Guy's favorite dishes, posole. In Carmel, Calif., Cooking Channel host G. Garvin is along for the ride at an authentic Italian joint dishin' out tri-color cannelloni and fresh seafood cioppino. And in Long Beach, Calif., the artistic chef serving up signature veggie sammies and a spin on pig and grits.

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

This trip, Guy's driving the Camaro all over the nation for some real deal eats. In Tampa Bay, Fla., chili and burgers are the long-standing stars at a roadside shack, and Guy invents a new half pounder for the menu -- the Triple D Triple Play. And in Vancouver, British Columbia, the old-school nostalgia joint's roasting beef and servin' it up with Yorkshire pudding and a killer french dip, plus stuffing steak and mushrooms into the perfect pie.

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Restaurant: Impossible

Chef Robert Irvine heads to Murrells Inlet, S.C. to help George and Theresa save their 16-year old family-run Old World Italian Restaurant. Despite growing health and financial problems, George and Theresa can't seem to hand over control to their culinary-trained son, George, Jr. Will Robert's tough love approach be able to fix 16 years of old habits in two days?

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Restaurant Stakeout

Willie comes to the rescue of Bob, owner of Junction 46 in Ledgewood, N.J. Bob had some initial success when he opened two years ago, but business has recently been on a steady decline. On top of a failing business, Bob needs to cut back his hours to address health issues, but with a troublesome staff he is often working 90 hours a week. Can Willie bring some relief to this restaurant so Bob can rest and retire?

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Mystery Diners

Fearing that a rivalry between her two flair bartenders is the cause of tension and missing alcohol, Sarra, owner of The Compass in Carlsbad, Calif., asks Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amanda and Chelsea go undercover to find out who's the real culprit.

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Mystery Diners

When Isabel and Todd, co-owners of Barrio Star in San Diego, have a dispute over which waiter they should promote to manager, they contact Charles to mediate. Mystery Diners Chelsea and Seth go undercover and discover one of the candidates is being sabotaged from within.

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Restaurant: Impossible

The Pomona Golf and Country Club in Egg Harbor City, N.J., is a nine-hole golf course and clubhouse that has been run by three cousins for the past decade. With few changes to the clubhouse in its 45 years, a lack of new and younger clients has prevented this business from turning a profit, straining the owners' relationships in the process. Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan to get these owners' heads out of the sand.

 

FN Dish Update: See How Pomona Golf and Country Club Is Doing

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Restaurant: Impossible

Paul's family has owned Paul's Bar & Bowling in Paterson, N.J., since 1929, but this neighborhood staple has been on a downward spiral for the past eight years, leaving Paul with no choice but to call in Chef Robert Irvine for help. Not only will Robert's design team have to renovate both the bar and the bowling alley, but Robert will have to yank Paul and his business into the 21st century.

 

FN Dish Update: See How Paul's Bar & Bowling Is Doing

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Mystery Diners

Fearing that a rivalry between her two flair bartenders is the cause of tension and missing alcohol, Sarra, owner of The Compass in Carlsbad, Calif., asks Charles to investigate. Mystery Diners Amanda and Chelsea go undercover to find out who's the real culprit.

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Mystery Diners

When Isabel and Todd, co-owners of Barrio Star in San Diego, have a dispute over which waiter they should promote to manager, they contact Charles to mediate. Mystery Diners Chelsea and Seth go undercover and discover one of the candidates is being sabotaged from within.

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Restaurant: Impossible

The Pomona Golf and Country Club in Egg Harbor City, N.J., is a nine-hole golf course and clubhouse that has been run by three cousins for the past decade. With few changes to the clubhouse in its 45 years, a lack of new and younger clients has prevented this business from turning a profit, straining the owners' relationships in the process. Chef Robert Irvine is tasked with coming up with a whole new business plan to get these owners' heads out of the sand.

 

FN Dish Update: See How Pomona Golf and Country Club Is Doing

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Restaurant: Impossible

Paul's family has owned Paul's Bar & Bowling in Paterson, N.J., since 1929, but this neighborhood staple has been on a downward spiral for the past eight years, leaving Paul with no choice but to call in Chef Robert Irvine for help. Not only will Robert's design team have to renovate both the bar and the bowling alley, but Robert will have to yank Paul and his business into the 21st century.

 

FN Dish Update: See How Paul's Bar & Bowling Is Doing

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Restaurant Stakeout

Willie comes to the rescue of Bob, owner of Junction 46 in Ledgewood, N.J. Bob had some initial success when he opened two years ago, but business has recently been on a steady decline. On top of a failing business, Bob needs to cut back his hours to address health issues, but with a troublesome staff he is often working 90 hours a week. Can Willie bring some relief to this restaurant so Bob can rest and retire?

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Iron Chef America

It's a Philadelphia showdown as Chef Michael Solomonov takes on Iron Chef Jose Garces. Will Kitchen Stadium be filled with brotherly love, or sibling rivalry?

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