What to Watch: Martha Stewart on The Kitchen and A Barefoot Thanksgiving with Ina and Bobby
It’s time to break out the Thanksgiving recipes and start planning your holiday meal, and the Food Network chefs have you covered with easy make-ahead recipes to make this year’s feast easier than ever. First, Ree Drummond is fixing up a campfire meal complete with Cheesy Bacon Hot Dogs and Big Time Sangria (but don’t miss her turkey-day tips in a special episode on Monday night). Next, Nancy Fuller is putting timesaving spins on everything from the turkey to the pie on her Thanksgiving special. After that, The Kitchen co-hosts have you covered with a timeline for the big meal, and a special appearance by Martha Stewart. Then, Patricia Heaton creates a cozy meal of Cranberry Cornbread Bites and Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears. Finally, Valerie Bertinelli hosts her own Thanksgiving celebration filled with Sweet and Salty Pepitas and a Deep-Fried Turkey you have to see to believe. And on Saturday night, don’t miss two new episodes of Unwrapped 2.0.
On Sunday, Guy Fieri gets things started with his best turkey ever and sides like Salt-Crusted Potatoes and Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Truffles. Next, Giada De Laurentiis is hosting Thanksgiving with a twist, including Pumpkin Alfredo Lasagna Rolls and Caramelized Apple Semifreddo Cake. After that, Damaris Phillips makes turkey two ways along with twice-baked sweet potatoes and marshmallow caramels. Then, it’s Thanksgiving Brunch at Bobby’s, including Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes Drizzled with a Bacon-Herb Oil. And finally, Bobby Flay joins Ina Garten for A Barefoot Thanksgiving filled with their best tips and strategies for the big day. On Sunday night, don’t miss turkey-day-themed episodes of Guy’s Grocery Games, Holiday Baking Championship and Cutthroat Kitchen.
Ree's whipping up Cheesy Bacon Hot Dogs and Campfire Quesadillas over the fire. For dessert, she puts together a fun do-it-yourself Campfire Cone Bar full of treats, including her homemade Crazy Cookies, and some Big Time Sangria that's sure to kick-start the party.
Nancy prepares Rolled Turkey Breast with Nutty Fruit Stuffing, Thanksgiving Succotash, Creamy and Tangy Mashed Potatoes, and Pumpkin Apple Pie.
Martha Stewart stops by to make a quick and easy appetizer of Stuffed Mushrooms, and Marcela Valladolid creates a mouthwatering Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie. See Katie Lee's trip to a cranberry bog during its harvest and get her recipe for Cranberry Sweet Potatoes, then get decorating tips for the Thanksgiving table and ideas for last-minute hostess gifts.
Patricia Heaton is sharing a cozy feast with her friends, with Cranberry Cornbread Bites, Hot Leek Dip, Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears, Hot Mulled Cider and bubbly Mini Cherry Crumbles with ice cream on top.
Valerie's got the perfect Thanksgiving meal with Sweet and Salty Pepitas, Acorn Squash with Baby Bitter Greens with a sherry shallot vinaigrette dressing, and a perfectly Deep-Fried Turkey topped with gravy. For dessert, there's homemade pumpkin pie served with a tangy Cinnamon-Buttermilk Whipped Cream.
Host Alfonso Ribeiro takes your taste buds back in time, revealing how the classic Necco Wafers are made, how the Tasty Kake Krimpet got its shape and name, and why Wise's Barbecue Dipsy Doodles are still a fan favorite. Find out how TGI Fridays' Cheddar Bacon Potato Skin appetizer gets turned into a yummy chip and how Mom Made Cheesy Mac tastes so decadent but still makes moms feel good.
Guy Fieri is sharing his new recipe for the most tender and flavorful turkey you've ever tasted, with help from his chef friends G. Garvin, Beau MacMillan and Aaron May, as well as his son Ryder! Plus, there are dynamite sides of salt-crusted potatoes and roasted spaghetti squash with Parmesan and truffles.
For this meal, Giada prepares an array of holiday dishes with a modern spin, like Creamy Pumpkin Lasagna Rolls, Crispy Truffled Turkey and Caramel Apple Semifreddo.
First, there's turkey two ways: Chicken-Fried Turkey Breast with Cranberry Mustard Dipping Sauce from Damaris, and Smoked Whole Turkey from her brother Isaiah. Then, Damaris creates a decadent side of Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sea Salt Marshmallow Caramels.
Bobby is making pumpkin lattes and pumpkin-spiced granola parfaits with orange-cranberry jam and maple yogurt. Then, he transforms Thanksgiving leftovers into a savory and comforting roast turkey hash with Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes drizzled with a bacon-herb oil.
Ina's making a dazzling spread, perfect for the big day, with her incomparable tips, strategies and fabulous recipes. Bobby's cooking up a storm with her in the kitchen, smoking the turkey, sharing his easy 11-layer potato gratin and whipping up a seasonal heartland chopped salad. Ina completes the fabulous feast with holiday-worthy orange honey-glazed carrots, sauteed Brussels sprouts, and bread pudding with herbs and apples.
Four chefs show their gratitude when Guy Fieri gives them an unbearable budget to make a Thanksgiving feast! Next, the chefs must turn the store's leftover prepackaged holiday food items into an upscale dinner. Then, finalists must knock down food pins in a fall-favorite edition of Grocery Bowl!
The eight remaining bakers begin by making their best holiday whoopie pies that evoke a randomly assigned theme of turkey, pumpkin, Pilgrims or fall foliage. Then, they must create stuffed holiday cakes that reveal a surprise center when sliced open.
In Round 1, three chefs have to make Thanksgiving dinner while carrying around a family dinner table. Then, two chefs must make turkey tacos over an open fire with antique Pilgrim tools. Finally, one chef has to push around a football tackling dummy while making sweet potato pie.