What to Watch: Warming Comfort Food Recipes and a Social Media Showdown on Clash of the Grandmas
The weather outside may be frightful, but this weekend your favorite Food Network chefs are whipping up some delightfully decadent recipes. On Saturday morning, Ree Drummond is sharing her favorite uses for puff pastry and the co-hosts on The Kitchen are making rich and comforting recipes including French Onion Soup as well as sweet and savory fondues.
Sunday morning, Rev Run joins Guy Fieri in the kitchen, Ina Garten is cooking lunch for a weekend guest, and Nancy Fuller is making Penne with Meaty Ragu and 3-Cheese and Herb Garlic Bread for a meal with her husband. On Sunday evening, Robert Irvine is back in Flavortown for the second part of GGG: Impossible, the bakers are making cream puff Christmas trees on Holiday Baking Championship, and on Clash of the Grandmas, the Grandmas are taking on social media food trends and making impostor cupcakes.
Ree Drummond is sharing her top-five favorite things to do with puff pastry, her secret weapon for entertaining made easy! First, Cheese Straws and Sausage Parmesan Palmiers are a duo of divine quick and easy canapes, then individual Beef Pot Pies are perfect for company. A quartet of Puff Pastry Pizza ideas (pictured) definitely makes it to the party circuit, and there's a thousand reasons to love Ree’s Marvelous Mille-Feuille!
There's a winter chill in the air! To keep things warm and toasty, Jeff Mauro brings the heat with his Hot Tub Chicken with Roasted Fennel and Sweet Potato, while Marcela Valladolid and Sunny Anderson make two delicious fondue recipes. Geoffrey Zakarian makes a batch of French Onion Soup (pictured), and Katie Lee prepares Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding that's perfect for dessert next to the fire. The hosts show how to store winter necessities, and they toast to the season with a Warm Russian shot-ski!
The holidays are back, and no one does them bigger than the Fieri family! This year, Guy’s got Rev Run in the kitchen, and they’re making showstopping Beef Tenderloin Filets with Habanero Butter. To go with that, they’ve got Garlic and Crab Noodles (pictured), Roasted Fingerlings with Cremini Mushrooms, and Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pecorino. Happy holidays indeed!
It's photos, fun and style as Ina's old friend and photographer Miguel joins them for the weekend. For his Friday night arrival, she makes Spicy Hermit Bars, then while Miguel and Jeffrey take test shots for a new Barefoot style book, Ina prepares a Saturday lunch of Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart (pictured) and Tomato Carpaccio.
Nancy and her husband, David, have some time to themselves before the holidays kick into full gear and their family gathers together. So they're spending the day snuggled up inside with comforting classics — Penne with Meaty Ragu (pictured), 3-Cheese and Herb Garlic Bread, and Poppy Seed and Lemon Angel Food Cake — and an Old-Fashioned with Rye to top it off. David also has a surprise for Nancy for the occasion.
It's Part 2 of the Triple G: Impossible tournament, in which the winning chef will compete against Robert for an additional $10,000. First, the three chefs must make a steakhouse dinner using only 6 pounds of ingredients. Next, the remaining two chefs must create a seafood feast using ingredients from only a bag, box or jar. The last chef standing wins $10,000 before having to battle Robert in an unforgettable finale.
The remaining four bakers re-create their childhood memories of waking up on Christmas morning by making edible dessert stockings for the Pre-Heat. Then, they take their designs to new heights in the Main Heat by building colorful cream-puff Christmas trees.
Four grandmas must master the latest slang, snacks and social media food trends if they want to win $10,000 and impress judges Eddie Jackson, Brandi Milloy and Jamika Pessoa. First, the grandmas must make an after-school snack featuring their grandkids' favorite ingredients. Next, the grannies have to prepare spicy fried chicken and grits using pre-packaged mixes. Then, the final two grandmas battle by taking on social media's newest trend, food impostors, and creating a savory dish that looks like dessert.