What to Watch: Patricia Heaton’s Spanish Staycation, and the Premiere of Cooks vs. Cons Season 2
Stay in this weekend as your favorite Food Network stars cook up their favorite stay-at-home meals. First up, Ree Drummond bought chicken in bulk and is showing you three different ways to prepare it, including Broccoli, Chicken Pie and Chicken Kale Caesar Salad. Next, the hosts of The Kitchen are keeping it cool and cooking stove-free with recipes like Mojito and Microwave Asparagus and Slow-Cooker Thai Mussels. After, Valerie Bertinelli’s spending the day home alone, and she’s cooking up Smoky Cheddar Cheese Crackers and Roasted Artichoke Hearts Provencal from her pantry staples. Last, Patricia Heaton is bringing the taste of Spain to her kitchen as she puts together tasty tapas treats like Puff Pastry-Wrapped Chorizo and a refreshing white sangria.
Then on Sunday, four young, up-and-coming chefs go head-to-head for a chance to win $20,000 on Guy’s Grocery Games. Next, the finalists on Food Network Star will have to whip up a five-course meal consisting of indulgent guilty-pleasure favorites. After that, Geoffrey Zakarian is back with an all-new season of Cooks vs. Cons, where heavyweight chefs battle it out with amateur cooks in two delicious challenges.
Ree Drummond is cooking up a storm with chicken, chicken ... and more chicken! She demonstrates the benefits of bulk buying with three fantastic dishes: Slow-Cooker Chicken and Broccoli, Chicken Pie and Chicken Kale Caesar Salad.
The Kitchen is cooling down summer by teaching ways to cook stove-free, like Katie Lee's Asian Chicken Noodle Salad, Geoffrey Zakarian's Slow-Cooker Mussels with a Creamy Wheat Beer and German Mustard and Jeff Mauro's Slow-Cooker Thai Coconut Mussels. Chef Monti Carlo joins to make a mouthwatering Coconut Mug Cake while Geoffrey makes a mojito and some Microwave Steamed Asparagus. Plus, learn if you can extend the life of salad essentials and whether they are freezer-safe, find out how to turn your back patio into an outdoor kitchen, and make a splash with Sunny Anderson's water balloon game!
Valerie Bertinelli spends all day researching her mom and Noni's recipes for her next cookbook, and when she finally comes up for air she realizes it's time for dinner. With no time to go to the market, she pulls together a meal from her favorite pantry staples: Smoky Cheddar Cheese Crackers, Pasta al Tonno, and Roasted Artichoke Hearts Provencal followed by tasty Blueberry Cheesecake Filo Cups.
No passport is required for this vacation! Patricia Heaton is bringing the taste of Spain right to her kitchen, so kick back and be transported by these delicious tapas treats: chorizo sausage rolls, perfectly stuffed piquillo peppers, the ultimate cheese plate with herbed nuts and a white sangria that will have you shouting "Ole!"
Four up-and-coming chefs duke it out on this rising-star showdown for a chance to win up to $20,000. First, the chefs must make their breakout dish with limited ingredients. Next, the chefs must take a list of iconic breakfast items and transform it into a delicious dinner. Finally, the two remaining chefs are asked to make an on-trend dinner using a featured ingredient they select while blindfolded.
The finalists join forces to create a five-course meal composed of nothing but indulgent, over-the-top, guilty-pleasure dishes. Each finalist gives a presentation of their course, describing their unique take on the dish and all its guilty glory, to Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Trisha Yearwood.
Heavyweight chefs battle it out with amateur cooks for a big cash prize as judges Scott Conant and Daphne Oz attempt to separate the cooks from the cons! The lasagna challenge is layered with twists, as contestants must incorporate the surprise ingredient: condiments. Then, Round 2 keeps rolling as the surprise ingredient, doughnuts, has the remaining cooks creating a collision between sweet and savory.