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Season 2, Episode 19

Outdoor Entertaining

It's back to basics on outdoor entertaining. For lunch using ingredients from the garden Capellini with tomatoes and basil. Plus a perfect tea party menu for a garden tour party Raisin Pecan and Oatmeal cookies and smoked salmon sandwiches. Ina is then tackling everyone's outdoor entertaining questions in Ask Ina.

Friday
Apr 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 12, Episode 8

Cooking for Jeffrey: Weekend Guest

It's a weekend of photos, fun and style as Ina Garten'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 Saturday lunch of Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart and Tomato Carpaccio.

Friday
Apr 5
11am | 10c
Season 14, Episode 3

Cook Like a Pro: No Sides Required

Ina Garten is serving up filling meals with absolutely no side dishes required. She starts with Lamb Shanks and Orzo, a one-pot meal worthy of any dinner party. She reveals the trick to foolproof dough for stunning Smoked Salmon Pizzas and makes Roast Chicken Cobb Salad, an easy and elegant mashup that's perfect for casual entertaining. Finally, she prepares Baked Polenta with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese for a comforting dinner.

Saturday
Apr 6
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 23

Impromptu Dinner

This is back to basics on dinner for unexpected guests. With some store-cupboard staples and freezer standbys Ina shows how you can pull together a fabulous dinner without even stepping out the door. And that's exactly what she's doing for dinner with her friend Miguel who just happens to be in town. She whips up Spring Green Risotto, Shortbread Cookies and Caramel Pecan Sundaes in a flash.

Friday
Apr 12
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 5

Perfect French Dinner Party

Inspired by her trips to France, Ina creates the perfect French dinner party. There's an incredible slow cooked 4-Hour Lamb and Provencal French Beans inspired by a dish her friend Barbara Lieberman tasted in Provence. Plus fantastic tips on how to create the perfect French dinner party setting. Then, Ina is in the hot seat sharing her French cooking secrets and techniques in Ask Ina.

Friday
Apr 12
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

Birthday Boat Party

Ina is setting sail down the Hudson River to celebrate a friend's birthday. They're providing the boat and she's bringing fantastic portable food, like Hot Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill Sauce and Carrot Cake With Ginger Mascarpone Frosting. Plus, she's sharing foolproof picnic strategies guaranteed to make any alfresco celebration a huge success!

Friday
Apr 12
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 1

Herb Story

Nothing turns up the volume more in cooking than herbs. Ina is sharing her top herbs and how to use them in delicious recipes, Greek lamb with a yoghurt mint sauce and oregano, feta and tomato salad. Then she's teaming up with Eli Zabar who will be sharing an incredible tomato salad recipe with fresh tarragon. Then she's answering everyone's herb questions in Ask Ina

Saturday
Apr 13
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 7

Off Duty

This is all about what professional cooks make at home when they're off the clock from dawn to dusk. Fantastic quick and easy recipes and top tips from the chefs and cooks in the know for us to try at home. Ina will be cooking with cookbook writer and caterer Julia Turshen and getting great ideas from local chef Kevin Penner and city chef Cederic Vongerichten from Perry Street.

Friday
Apr 19
10am | 9c
Season 13, Episode 2

Cook Like a Pro: Weeknight Dinners

Ina Garten's got weeknight dinners covered, pro-style! There are Roasted Salmon Tacos with avocado salsa and a super quick slaw, then Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin with an incredible make-ahead marinade and served with Fig Chutney. Garlic and Herb Roasted Shrimp are a one-pan wonder, then chef April Bloomfield reveals her go-to, off-duty weeknight dinner: an Oven-Baked Three Cheese Sandwich. Finally, Ina makes five-minute Lemon Capellini.

Friday
Apr 19
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 13, Episode 4

Cook Like a Pro: Fearless Food

Ina Garten is tackling daunting dishes with easy techniques, from a perfectly risen Souffle a L'Orange to overcoming pastry fears with her totally professional-looking Anna's Tomato Tart. Super chef Jose Andres has an amazing trick for separating eggs, then there's foolproof caramel for irresistible Caramel Salted Nuts.

Friday
Apr 19
11am | 10c
Season 13, Episode 6

Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Desserts

Ina Garten's cutting straight to sweet with delicious make-ahead and very professional fruit desserts. There's a twist on a classic with Apple Pie Bars, then pure comfort meets wow factor in Chocolate Banana Cream Pie. Easy and elegant Stewed Rhubarb and Red Berries make a perfect summer dessert, with ideas for amping things up with fruit liqueurs. Finally, there's a Sparkling Grapefruit Granita that's guaranteed to impress.

Saturday
Apr 20
8am | 7c
Season 14, Episode 4

Cook Like a Pro: Bread Winners

Ina Garten is turning her attention to all kinds of bread and dishes that feature it. She starts with the most delicious quick bread you'll ever bake, foolproof Irish Guinness Brown Bread. Breadcrumbs take the spotlight in her luxurious Fish and Lobster Cakes, and her Camembert and Prosciutto Tartines are open-faced sandwiches with the volume turned up. There's even bread in Ina's layered dessert, Peach and Berry Summer Pudding. Legendary chef Wolfgang Puck shows how to turn two humble slices of walnut bread into the ultimate Lobster Club Sandwich.

Saturday
Apr 20
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 16, Episode 1

Cook Like a Pro: Farm Stand

It's all about farm-to-table cooking for Ina Garten's spring feast, with a dinner, side dish, salad and dessert inspired by the farm stand. There's amazing Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Easy Tzatziki and Parmesan Roasted Zucchini, which are great for entertaining in the spring or any time of year. Then Ina's hitting the farm stand and making Fresh Corn Pancakes and an easy Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad with a Red Wine Vinaigrette. For a sweet finish, she makes Fresh Berries and Sweet Ricotta with Raspberry and Blackberry Sauce.

Sunday
Apr 21
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Market Day

Inspired by local food producers Ina is creating delicious recipes celebrating the incredible ingredients she can find right on her doorstep. First using Long Island honey there's Honey Vanilla Pound Cake, and then cheese from award winning Mecox Diary is the star in Mache With Warm Brie and Apples. And ideas to preserve flavor, homemade Vanilla Extract, raspberry vodka and Garlic and Lemon Oil inspired by local company East End Foodies. Local ingredients and seasonal produce get tackled in Ask Ina.

Saturday
Apr 27
8am | 7c
Season 16, Episode 1

Cook Like a Pro: Farm Stand

It's all about farm-to-table cooking for Ina Garten's spring feast, with a dinner, side dish, salad and dessert inspired by the farm stand. There's amazing Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Easy Tzatziki and Parmesan Roasted Zucchini, which are great for entertaining in the spring or any time of year. Then Ina's hitting the farm stand and making Fresh Corn Pancakes and an easy Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad with a Red Wine Vinaigrette. For a sweet finish, she makes Fresh Berries and Sweet Ricotta with Raspberry and Blackberry Sauce.

Saturday
Apr 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 16, Episode 2

Cook Like a Pro: Seafood

Ina Garten is sharing all her seafood secrets and pro tips, starting with her recipe for Cioppino, a satisfying one-pot stew with cod, shrimp, scallops and mussels. Her Bay Scallops Ceviche with marinated, raw scallops is an easy, no-cook appetizer, and Salmon with Melting Cherry Tomatoes is a fast and foolproof dinner. Ina wraps things up with a perfect high-low mix of Warm Lobster Rolls, a classic with the volume turned up.

Sunday
Apr 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 16, Episode 1

Cook Like a Pro: Farm Stand

It's all about farm-to-table cooking for Ina Garten's spring feast, with a dinner, side dish, salad and dessert inspired by the farm stand. There's amazing Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Easy Tzatziki and Parmesan Roasted Zucchini, which are great for entertaining in the spring or any time of year. Then Ina's hitting the farm stand and making Fresh Corn Pancakes and an easy Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad with a Red Wine Vinaigrette. For a sweet finish, she makes Fresh Berries and Sweet Ricotta with Raspberry and Blackberry Sauce.

Friday
May 3
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Tex-Mex

Ina makes the perfect Tex-Mex meal with the help of her friend Devon Fredericks and her Award-Winning Chili recipe. Plus she has the perfect Tex-Mex table setting and fantastic chili side ideas, like Tequila Lime Chicken, Guacamole, La Fondita Fish Tacos and Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. Then Ina is answering everyone's questions on Tex-Mex food.

Saturday
May 4
8am | 7c
Season 16, Episode 2

Cook Like a Pro: Seafood

Ina Garten is sharing all her seafood secrets and pro tips, starting with her recipe for Cioppino, a satisfying one-pot stew with cod, shrimp, scallops and mussels. Her Bay Scallops Ceviche with marinated, raw scallops is an easy, no-cook appetizer, and Salmon with Melting Cherry Tomatoes is a fast and foolproof dinner. Ina wraps things up with a perfect high-low mix of Warm Lobster Rolls, a classic with the volume turned up.

Saturday
May 4
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 16, Episode 3

Cook Like a Pro: Tex-Mex Entertaining

Ina Garten has all the bases covered when it comes to Tex-Mex entertaining. She makes a light and airy Tres Leches Cake with Berries and Make Ahead Whipped Cream, and her crowd-pleasing Pork Posole is a spicy, all-in-one main course piled high with fixings. Fiesta Corn and Avocado Salad is an easy first course that also works as a side dish or salsa. Finally, Ina raises her glass to cocktail hour with the fire and ice of frosty Jalapeno Margaritas, shaken like a pro!

Sunday
May 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 2

Cooking for Jeffrey: Deans for Dinner

Ina Garten's throwing a celebration meal for her friend Deborah Berke, who has been named the Dean of the Yale Architecture School. She's making a sensational Paella Salad, a platter of Goat Cheese, English Oat Crackers and Fig Preserves, and a pitcher of seriously good Rose Sangria.

Sunday
May 5
12pm | 11c
Season 16, Episode 2

Cook Like a Pro: Seafood

Ina Garten is sharing all her seafood secrets and pro tips, starting with her recipe for Cioppino, a satisfying one-pot stew with cod, shrimp, scallops and mussels. Her Bay Scallops Ceviche with marinated, raw scallops is an easy, no-cook appetizer, and Salmon with Melting Cherry Tomatoes is a fast and foolproof dinner. Ina wraps things up with a perfect high-low mix of Warm Lobster Rolls, a classic with the volume turned up.

Friday
May 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 26

Say It With Food

This is back to basics on showing someone you care by saying it with food. Ina prepares a thank you breakfast basket for a friend packed with Date Nut Spice Bread, Orange Marmalade and Homemade Muesli With Red Berries.

Saturday
May 11
8am | 7c
Season 16, Episode 3

Cook Like a Pro: Tex-Mex Entertaining

Ina Garten has all the bases covered when it comes to Tex-Mex entertaining. She makes a light and airy Tres Leches Cake with Berries and Make Ahead Whipped Cream, and her crowd-pleasing Pork Posole is a spicy, all-in-one main course piled high with fixings. Fiesta Corn and Avocado Salad is an easy first course that also works as a side dish or salsa. Finally, Ina raises her glass to cocktail hour with the fire and ice of frosty Jalapeno Margaritas, shaken like a pro!

Saturday
May 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 16, Episode 6

Cook Like a Pro: Portable Food

It's food on the move with Ina Garten as she shares pro tips for perfect portable eats. She makes moist Lemon Poppy Seed Cake for an afternoon snack at work and Tomato Mozzarella Pan Bagnat -- a fantastic Provencal sandwich -- for lunch on the go. Charlie Bird's Farro Salad with Lemon Dressing is Ina's answer when the question is what to take to a potluck party, and her Fresh Blueberry Rhubarb Jam makes a sweet gift for any occasion.

Sunday
May 12
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 10

Baby's First Bash

Ina makes dinner to celebrate the arrival of her friend's newborn son. There's a delicious nursery food menu and an incredible setting to match. There's Truffle Popcorn with drinks followed by Spicy Turkey Meatballs, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and S'mores around the fire pit. The whole meal is served outside under incredible garden lights designed by Ina's friend Greg Yale, who is transforming the garden into a fantastic lighting grotto for the occasion.

Sunday
May 12
12pm | 11c

About the Show

The Barefoot Contessa is back, and this time she is teaching viewers how to cook like a pro. You've been invited to all of her fabulous parties, and now America's hostess with the mostess, Ina Garten, lifts the veil on all her tips, sharing techniques and professional strategies along with incredibly elegant and easy recipes.

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Ina Garten

Ina throws open the doors of her Hamptons home for delicious food, dazzling ideas and good fun on Barefoot Contessa.

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Summer Garden Pasta

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Rich Beef Barley Soup

Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Weeknight Bolognese

Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

Italian Wedding Soup

Spicy Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Mediterranean Chicken

Bangers and Mash

Mustard-Roasted Fish

Sunday Morning Oatmeal

Dinner Spanakopitas

Spinach and Cheddar Souffle

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The Standard Grill Million Dollar Chicken

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