What to Watch: Labor Day Ideas on The Kitchen and a Grandma Takeover on Cutthroat Kitchen
Say farewell to summer with your favorite chefs as they grill outdoors and celebrate the holiday weekend with their favorite party eats. Start your Saturday off right with a birthday celebration at Ree Drummond’s ranch, complete with juicy Smashed Burgers and Dark Chocolate Brownie Bites. Then, Nancy Fuller invites family over for a picnic-style lunch with BBQ Braised Brisket Sandwiches and a spread of decadent desserts. Next, The Kitchen is throwing a Labor Day party complete with tips for entertaining and a lightened-up take on creamed corn that’s perfect for any get-together. After that, Valerie Bertinelli is grilling with her family, serving up chicken kebabs and margaritas.
On Sunday morning, Giada De Laurentiis’ Italian journey continues with a trip down memory lane and some of her childhood favorites, like Pizza Bianca and Chocolate Ricotta Toast. Then, get ready for a backyard camping trip as Daphne Brogdon prepares some of her simple outdoor recipes for the kids. On Sunday night, another round of A-list chefs are competing for charity on an all-new Guy’s Grocery Games: All-Stars. Next, things get spiced up on the road as the remaining five teams use peppers to create a spicy Santa Fe meal on The Great Food Truck Race. And finally, knitting needles go flying as grandmas take over Cutthroat Kitchen.
Ree is throwing a surprise birthday lunch for her son, complete with cheesy Smashed Burgers with Beer-Battered Onion Strings and Kicked-Up Fry Sauce. For dessert, she makes Dark Chocolate Brownies along with fresh Strawberry Sauce and Hot Fudge Sauce, which all get turned into an amazing 6-foot sundae.
Nancy invites her daughter Sarah and her family over for a hike and a picnic-style lunch of BBQ Braised Brisket Sandwiches, Nancy's Classic Creamy Coleslaw, Ultimate Deviled Eggs and, for dessert, Old-Fashioned Hand-Churned Vanilla Ice Cream with Wet Walnuts.
The hosts have easy solutions to common barbecue dilemmas and offer up recipes, including Geoffrey Zakarian's No-Cream Creamed Corn with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Marcela Valladolid's Grilled Corn and Poblano Potato Salad, and Sunny Anderson's grilled jumbo shrimp with her 1-2-3 BBQ Sauce. Plus, they demonstrate desserts you can cook on the grill, show how to use pickle brine to punch up flavor and help you cool off with Frozen Raspberry and Vodka Lemonade.
Valerie celebrates the end of summer with Dom's Salsa and Guacamole, Angela's Grilled Corn and Bean Salad, Tom's Spicy Margarita with Jalapeno and Ginger, and BBQ Chicken Kabobs with Tequila Lime Cilantro. And for dessert, Lynn's “Sick” Brownie Bites.
Giada takes a trip down memory lane, recreating some of her favorite childhood dishes: Basic Parmesan Pomodoro, Pizza Bianca and Chocolate Ricotta Toast.
On the camping menu, there are grilled Split Hot Dogs with Butter-Toasted Buns, with three tasty toppings to choose from: creamy Avocado Relish, Sweet Honey Mustard and Buttermilk Ranch Slaw. Then there’s a healthy side dish the kids love, Yellow Ears and Black Eyes Succotash, and a hearty Fireside Potato Salad. And finally, Daphne's S'mores Bars are a crunchy, creamy and twist on a sweet classic.
Ron Ben-Israel, Penny Davidi, Pat Neely and Justin Warner must make their favorite lunch using a ridiculous Red Light Special. Next, they must rummage through the Clearance Carts to make their best noodle dish. Finally, who will reign supreme making a showstopping dinner using the four uncanny ingredients from the Fieri Food Pyramid?
In New Mexico, Tyler Florence challenges the five teams to use peppers to create the ultimate spicy Sante Fe meal. Then, the teams must put their planning skills to the test, as they have only one hour to shop for the entire weekend. Selling head-to-head at the farmers market, some teams discover their best-laid plans are their worst enemies.
One grandma gets down to the "knitty"-gritty on an afghan. Then, a granny cooks a casserole with a torch. Finally, someone is forced to eat a whole lot of humble pie.