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Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

Hosts Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri and Guest Judge Melissa d'Arabian for the "There are Plenty of Fish in the Sea" challenge as seen on Food Network's Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, Season 2

Photo by: Justin Lubin

Justin Lubin

Getting back into the work grind after summer vacation and having the kids back in school can suddenly make time feel like a precious commodity. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way, especially when it comes to sitting down to dinner with the family. This weekend Food Network has a bunch of programming geared for busy people who need recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. Ree, Trisha, Giada, Bobby and the cast of The Kitchen all have quick and easy recipes to show you on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Plus, for some much-needed R and R, get a taste of Chicago on Saturday night with a special episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Come back Sunday evening for all the competition you can handle: a new episode of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off with special guest Robert Irvine coaching the kids, along with Melissa d'Arabian judging their main challenge. Then, on The Great Food Truck Race, the rookies head into St. Louis. And finally, on Cutthroat Kitchen, Alton gives the contestants a hand, but it may not be the kind of hand they want.

Ree's crazy for pasta, and she's whipping up four meals pronto. For a crowd-pleaser, Chicken Mozzarella Pasta; Shrimp Scampi for her and the girls; Pasta Puttanesca for a solo meal; and Quick Shells and Cheese for the boys.

Saturday 10a|9c

Trisha shares some of her go-to easy recipes with her friend Julie, a working mom, to make any weekend simple, tasty and stress-free! They make lemon citrus fish, white rice herb pilaf and Mrs. Carter's skillet apple pie.

Saturday 10:30a|9:30c

The Kitchen is filled with great ideas to get huge flavor in a flash! Marcela turns supermarket frozen ravioli into chipotle lasagna. Jeff and Katie share their tricks for adding zest to weeknight meals with their Flavor Bombs. Plus, special guest Ching-He Huang stir-fries a quicker-than-takeout Kung Po Chicken.

Saturday 11a|10c

In this one-hour special, Guy's taking a whirlwind tour of the Windy City, exploring the flavors of Chicago. From new twists on burgers to old-school joints dishing out diner classics, this episode gives viewers a taste of everything, including the city's international eats — Scandinavian, Caribbean and German — plus Chicago's real-deal hot dogs and righteous Italian beef.

Saturday 10|9c

Giada De Laurentiis makes four quick and easy recipes that can be prepared in just minutes: Calabrian Chile Pasta, Red Snapper Open-Faced Sandwiches, Kale and Hummus Salad and Easy Bananas Foster.

Sunday 10:30a|9:30c

Chef Bobby Flay is grilling an authentic Southern barbecue menu that's anything but low and slow! His Southern-inspired menu includes customizable barbecue sauce, the secrets to blending your own spice rubs, a sweet-and-sour succotash and grilled sweet potatoes served with a flavorful compound butter. And he's mixing up a peach-flavored variation on a mint julep to drink!

Sunday 11a|10c

Nancy's Aunt Jean is back in town, and Nancy is treating her to one of her favorite dishes, Easy Fish and Chips with a tangy tartar sauce, and Super Simple Succotash on the side. Nancy also visits a woman who makes handcrafted bitters for the Honey-Pear Icebox Trifle with Soft-and-Easy Ginger Snaps that Nancy makes for her aunt.

Sunday 12:30a|11:30c

Rachael and Guy invite Chef Robert Irvine into the kitchen to coach and mentor the kids in the Mini Challenge. After working as a team to unscramble a jumbled recipe, each kid chef will execute their dish while Robert coaches them on. Then, in the Main Challenge, the kids take on the oceanic delights in the kitchen's seafood tower in an effort to impress guest judge Melissa d'Arabian.

Sunday 8|7c

When the final four teams hit the streets of St. Louis, Tyler gives them a challenge that illustrates how a premium product is as good as money in the bank. The next morning, he gives them a Truck Stop challenge with the ultimate prize, doubling the week's earnings for the winning team. Emotions are high at elimination, as only three teams will get to head southward on the next leg of the race.

Sunday 9|8c

One chef gets a helping hand from a Buddha. Then, two chefs help each other out by shopping for each other. Finally, Alton becomes the target as one chef tries to shoot for the win.

Sunday 10|9c

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