What to Watch: A Special Celebration with The Kitchen and Fun-Packed Competition

This weekend on Food Network, get helpful party-hosting tips and watch fun-packed competition on Sunday evening.
By: Rosanna Talarico
The Kitchen cast

This Saturday on Food Network, join the cast of The Kitchen as they surprise their co-host Marcela Valladolid with a baby shower and share helpful party-hosting tips for all kinds of festivities. On Sunday, Nancy Fuller is traveling back in time to rediscover her family history through her rulebook on Farmhouse Rules. Watch as she shares stories with her grandchildren and  cooks up a traditional family dinner starting with a ham souffle, baked beans and French pickles and finishing off with sweet molasses cookies with a marshmallow frosting.

On Sunday night, don’t miss out on all the fun — stay tuned to catch the competition lineup starting with Guy’s Grocery Games at 8|7c. Then, on a new episode of All-Star Academy, the pressure is on for the remaining eight home cooks as they cook to impress their guest judge, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. And finally, stick around to see what tricks Alton has up his sleeve for the contenders on Cutthroat Kitchen.

Marcela Valladolid's co-hosts throw a surprise baby shower for her on this episode of The Kitchen! They share their tips for hosting all kinds of special family celebrations, and Marcela makes a perfect party main dish with her puff pastry-wrapped salmon. The co-hosts put together creative new ideas for DIY hostess gifts, and Katie Lee and Sunny Anderson have two delicious and timesaving rice side dishes. The gang shares their finger-food appetizer favorites, and Katie creates a beautiful party-worthy croquembouche. Everyone toasts Marcela with a virgin Cucumber Ginger Fizz and surprises her with a fun shower present!

Saturday 11a|10c

Nancy Fuller is rediscovering her family history through her rulebook, starting with the first rule ever written down. She takes us on a culinary journey through her family's history and then back home. She makes a small family tree with the grandkids and shares family stories, and they all sit down to a real Fuller family dinner: ham souffle, baked beans, French pickles and molasses cookies with boiled marshmallow frosting.

Sunday 12:30|11:30c

Four chefs must make their signature dish using an insignificant 4 1/2 pounds of ingredients. Next, can the chefs butter up the judges with a fantastic weeknight family dinner featuring jumbo butterflied shrimp? Then, the finalists must make an upscale lunch that uses an ingredient from every aisle. The winner will go on a Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.

Sunday 8|7c

The eight remaining home cooks must reinvent famous food pairings to stay out of this week's elimination round. And these cooks won't want to disappoint, because they'll be judged by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The home cooks who move on will be one step closer to the $50,000 grand prize.

Sunday 9|8c

In a speed round, three chefs have to make an omelet in one pan. Then, a chef has to get all of their ingredients for oysters Rockefeller out of an oil drum. Finally, one chef has to use finger whisks to make a cream puff.

Sunday 10|9c

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