What to Watch: Cooking with Kids on The Kitchen and the Premiere of The Great Food Truck Race
This weekend, gather the family and kick back with your favorite Food Network chefs as they prepare meals with and for their own families. Start your Saturday with Ree Drummond as she and her daughter put together a care package filled with family favorites like Zucchini Cake topped with sweet cream cheese frosting. Then, Nancy Fuller shows her grandkids how to master a few easy dishes like her bite-size Chicken Taco Pacos. Next, the co-hosts of The Kitchen give their tips on how to cook with kids while they plan a camping party. Plus, restaurateur and author John Besh and his son stop by to make an easy school-night dinner. And Valerie Bertinelli invites her family over for do-it-yourself Homemade Pizzas.
On Sunday morning, Giada De Laurentiis continues her Italian journey with an outdoor pizza party. Next, Daphne Brogdon prepares for a road trip by making car-friendly snacks and sweets. On Sunday night, the tables turn on Guy’s Grocery Games: All-Stars as the judges compete to win money for charity. And it’s all about meals on wheels as food truck owners hit the road for a new season of The Great Food Truck Race, and four food truck chefs battle Alton Brown’s sabotages on a new Cutthroat Kitchen.
Ree and her daughter Paige prepare a care package full of mouthwatering dishes for Ladd's grandmother Edna Mae. They start off by baking a Zucchini Cake topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, then they move on to crispy Seasoned Crackers. They also make an Escalloped Cabbage Casserole with a cheesy sauce to pair with Honey-Glazed Ham.
Nancy is showing her grandkids how to make easy and delicious dishes any kid could master: Fresh Vegetable Lasagna with Spinach and Zucchini, Chicken Taco Pacos, Crinkle-Cut Carrots and Zesty Herb Dip, and for dessert, chocolatey Mudslide Critter Bars.
The day starts with Sunny Anderson's Grilled Chicken and Avocado Bacon Sliders, then the co-hosts offer tips on keeping your cool when cooking with kids, and get new takes on ice cream sundaes. Chef Besh and his son make an easy school-night dinner. Plus, get ideas for throwing a camping party for kids, a cocktail for parents to enjoy once the little ones go to bed and hangover cures.
Valerie invites her family over for do-it-yourself personal pizzas with homemade pizza dough, which are sure to please all! With Kale Chips Three Ways as an appetizer, Pesto, a sneaky salad, Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits, and a Watermelon and Mint Spritz for Kids, there is something for everyone.
Giada creates her own fresh Neapolitan-style pizza dough and assembles some of her favorite pizzas at the outdoor pizza oven with her daughter, Jade, and friends. They enjoy Sausage and Broccoli Pizza and a Smoked Scamorza, Spinach and Pancetta Pizza.
Daphne prepares some delicious snacks and car-friendly food for the road. First, Hello Dolly Empanadas are a savory delight that fit in your hand. Then, she makes two simple yet delicious road trip sandwiches: roast beef with cucumber and chive cream cheese, and ham and cheddar with dill butter. Plus, Daphne offers up Toffee Pecan Cookies, and she makes a tasty drink to go: a fizzy Clementine Crush.
All-Star judges Richard Blais, G. Garvin, Beau MacMillan and Aarti Sequeira must prepare an international lunch using items that begin with only the letters P and Z. Then, they must prepare a decadent dinner using ingredients from only the produce aisle. The two finalists have to make a family meal that includes three strange ingredients from the Fieri Food Pyramid. The winning judge learns how challenging the shopping spree really is, racing to earn money for his or her charity of choice.
Seven teams of food truck owners start The Great Food Truck Race selling their signature dishes on the Santa Monica Pier. Then, in the first Truck Stop Cooking Challenge of the season, the first team to sell 20 orders of its twist on fish and chips will get a bonus — and it might be enough to keep the team safe from elimination.
Four food truck chefs get locked in a breakfast sandwich showdown. Then, it's a double-decker burrito battle. Finally, one chef gets the scoop on his or her opponent, and it isn't pretty.