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Season 2, Episode 2

The Flame Game

The perfect grilling menu that's good enough for company with recipes for Italian meatball hamburgers, Creamy Cucumber Salad, Confetti Corn and Chocolate Cake, Ice Cream Custard and Raspberries.

Saturday
Feb 2
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 7

Best of Barefoot: Dessert

This is all about the desserts in Ina's hall of fame. There's incredible make-ahead Frozen Mocha Mousse, shortcut French Apple Galettes, easy Balsamic Strawberries, Fruit Salad With Limoncello, Eton Mess and delicious Skillet Brownies.

Friday
Feb 8
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 6

Cook Like a Pro: Tipsy Desserts

Dessert is good, but for Ina Garten, tipsy desserts are even better. She uses sparkling white wine to add a little zing to Moscato Poached Fruit that can be made in advance. Bourbon is the secret to her decadent Bourbon Honey Cake, and Armagnac brandy is magical in Ina's Plum Clafoutis. A refreshing Campari and Orange Granita takes dessert to a new level, and Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten shows how to make Chocolate Rum Pudding with Candied Violets.

Friday
Feb 8
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Keep It Sweet

Ina says that no one ever remembers what they ate for the main course but they always remember dessert. Ina shares her ideas and recipes for the perfect way to end a meal -- sweet and savory, this really is a case of saving the best for last. Recipes include Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Lime Meringue Tart and Peach and Blueberry Crumbles.

Friday
Feb 8
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 6

All About Chocolate

Chocolate to eat and chocolate to drink this is chocolate all the way. There's fantastic chocolate recipes plus the secrets revealed on how to get professional chocolate results at home from chocolatier Brigitte Browney. Then whatever the chocolate question Ina has the answer in Ask Ina.

Friday
Feb 8
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 9

Best Barefoot Chocolate Desserts

This is all things chocolate in the Barefoot Contessa Hall of Fame. On Ina's list there's everything from Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting, to Deeply Chocolate Gelato, an easy Chocolate Orange Fondue and White Chocolate Truffles and White Chocolate Bark. And of course, one of Ina's favorite desserts -- Mocha Chocolate Ice Box Cake.

Friday
Feb 8
12pm | 11c
Season 13, Episode 7

Cook Like a Pro: Chocolate

Ina Garten shares professional tips for chocolate, starting with an off-the-scale delicious Chocolate Ganache Cake, complete with a chevron frosting tutorial. Then, Chocolate Creme Brulee is taken to dazzling new dessert heights and Ina shows her tricks to tempering chocolate for Peanut Rocky Road Bark. Beyond-decadent Frozen Hot Chocolate completes the line-up.

Saturday
Feb 9
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 14

Pot Luck Dinner

Whatever the occasion, a potluck party is one of the most basic strategies for easy entertaining, especially with Ina's recipes for Short Ribs and Cheddar Dill Corn Bread.

Friday
Feb 15
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 7

Cooking with Rice

Ina goes back to basics on cooking with rice and has incredible recipes for sweet and savory rice dishes. From a Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya master class from her friend Amelia Durand to the classic rice pudding with the volume turned up, in Maple Pecan Rice Pudding. Then, Ina tackles everyone's rice problems in Ask Ina.

Friday
Feb 15
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

Rehearsal Dinner

It's a pre-party tasting and planning meeting for Ina's friend's son's rehearsal dinner. She has a foolproof menu and plan to share that's the perfect party blueprint for every occasion. On the buffet table there's Tarragon Potato Salad, Chunky Blue Cheese and Yogurt Dip, Vegetable Coleslaw and Guacamole to pair up with local takeout specialties.

Friday
Feb 15
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 2

Good Stuff

For lunch alfresco, Ina's made Roasted Asparagus and Proscuitto With Easy Hollondaise. Then there's a date with Tyler Florence, who's sharing the secret making a perfectly cooked Porterhouse Steak. Then she's heading to San Francisco to shop for everything she needs for a sunset picnic with Jeffrey.

Friday
Feb 15
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

Surprise Italian Party

Ina is hosting a surprise dinner party with an Italian theme for a friend. She's sharing her dinner party know-how and strategies, from menu planning and shortcuts to setting the scene with the help of a florist. Recipes include Parmesan Crisps, Rossinis, White Bean and Arugula Salad, Balsamic Roasted Beef, Parmesan Fennel Gratin and for dessert, Limoncello and Ice Cream.

Friday
Feb 15
12pm | 11c
Season 14, Episode 1

Cook Like a Pro: Parmesan

It's all Parmesan all the time in Ina Garten's kitchen. Crispy, delicious Lemon Parmesan Chicken gets a double hit of the flavorful cheese, and it adds the wow factor to Ina's Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage. Parmesan can take both side dishes and salads to a whole new level, as Ina shows with Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes and Celery and Parmesan Salad. It also stars in three of her easiest canapes: Parmesan Shards, Parmesan Crisps, and Parmesan and Chipotle Popcorn.

Saturday
Feb 16
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 20

Comfort and Company

It's back to basics on comfort food for company. If you are having people over for dinner the shortcut to making them feel right at home is to serve comfort food. It's warming, delicious, totally unexpected, and always works. Ina makes a comfort dinner to go for a friend who is renovating her kitchen. On the menu: Company Pot Roast and Baked Potatoes With Yogurt and Sour Cream Dressing. This is comfort food for company with the volume turned up.

Friday
Feb 22
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Birthday Breakfast BBQ

It's a breakfast party to celebrate the morning after a night before birthday bash. Breakfast on the grill no problem.

Friday
Feb 22
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 24

Comfort Classics Close Up

Ina Garten is giving comfort classics a makeover with recipes for Bagels With Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad, Virgin Marys, Roasted Potato Leek Soup and Herb Garlic Bread.

Friday
Feb 22
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 1

Old New York

It's all about learning from New York's food greats today. After a Smoked Salmon and Bagel masterclass at a legendary Jewish store, a lesson in steak from a legendary butcher and the scoop on an amazing coffee roastery in Queens, it's back home for Grilled Double New York Strip With Spice Rub, Garten Spice Sweet Potato Fries and Coffee Granita.

Friday
Feb 22
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Old School Retro Mix

Ina is taking a trip down memory lane and updating classic recipes with a modern take. First up there's meatloaf cooked with local chef Kevin Penner, then she's updating an appetiser classic smoked salmon deviled eggs and finally a freezer blast from the past, mocha chocolate ice box cake. Then there's a retro mix of questions answered in Ask Ina

Friday
Feb 22
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 6

Modern Comfort

This is all about comfort food as Ina cooks up modern day comfort classics. Helping her is New York caterer Mary Giuliani, famous for her miniature grilled cheese sandwich canapes plus there's French Toast Bread Pudding and Seafood Pot Pie. This is comfort for breakfast, dinner and entertaining.

Saturday
Feb 23
8am | 7c
Season 14, Episode 7

Cook Like a Pro: Simply French

Ina Garten is focusing on easy French food that you can make at home. First, her Easy Coquilles Saint Jacques is a typical French bistro take on scallops. A classic French cheese board that includes Herbed Goat Cheese and a toasted baguette is perfectly paired with Ina's Green Salad with the Ultimate French Vinaigrette. Her fancy Raspberry Tart only looks difficult to make, and a French 75 cocktail will make you think you're in France. World-famous chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud shares the secret to a perfect French Charcuterie Platter.

Saturday
Mar 2
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 8

Restaurant Rules

Ina Garten shares a collection of restaurant-inspired dishes to cook at home. Ina cooks with Frank Pellegrino for the famous Rao's restaurant and gets insider information from the best kitchens in America.

Saturday
Mar 9
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 5

Cook Like a Pro: Eggs

It's eggs all the way in an incredible master class, featuring them both soft boiled and in the dressing of a fantastic Caesar Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon. Egg whites are whipped to perfection for a Pavlova Fruit Tart, then there's foolproof Truffled Scrambled Eggs. She makes Eggs Benedict with an Easy Hollandaise Sauce just like a pro, and super chef Jose Andres reveals the secret of his perfectly fried eggs.

Saturday
Mar 16
8am | 7c
Season 12, Episode 4

Cooking for Jeffrey: It Must Be Friday

It's Friday, and that means two things: Jeffrey's coming home and chicken for dinner! Ina Garten's shaking things up, making Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and serving it with amped-up Roasted Broccolini on the side. For dessert, it's Raspberry Rhubarb Crostata with ice cream.

Saturday
Mar 23
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 7

Cook Like a Pro

Ina is sharing her secrets and professional know how on how to get professional results at home. There's the Barefoot Contessa classic Lemon Chicken Breasts, a recipe from one of her favorite New York restaurants Baked Fontina and a delicious Sticky Toffee Date Cake made by local chef Laura Donnelly. Then it's Ask Ina on how to get professional results at home.

Friday
Mar 29
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 6

Library Inaugural Drinks

Ina's built a fabulous library at the barn and now it's time to say thanks to the team that designed and built it. Ina prepares Fig and Fennel Caponata, an Antipasto Platter, Tuscan Mashed Chickpeas and Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise for the "thank you" soiree.

Friday
Mar 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 18

The Magic Factor

It's back to basics on amping up flavor with the magic factor. It's a day of kitchen chemistry for Ina as she tests recipes with and without the magic ingredient that really unlocks the flavor of a dish. First lemon zest in Easy Cheese Danish, then salt and vinegar add their magic to Chicken Salad Sandwiches and finally Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with and without coffee. Each recipe with and without its magic ingredient gets put to the taste test by Ina's work colleagues to earn its magic factor title.

Friday
Mar 29
11am | 10c

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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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Chicken Noodle Soup

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Sauteed Broccolini and Garlic

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