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Season 19, Episode 2

Modern Comfort Food: Simple Pleasures

It's all about simple pleasures and four dishes that bring Ina Garten pure joy. First, she makes Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions for a new take on classic feel-good food. Then there are Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies -- what's not to love? Ina also makes the easiest appetizer ever, Kielbasa with Mustard Dip, and doubles her pleasure with Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese for a date in the garden with Jeffrey.

Saturday
Aug 6
7am | 6c
Season 19, Episode 1

Modern Comfort Food: Weeknight Dinners

Ina Garten is focusing on comforting weeknight dinners, starting with all-in-one Skillet-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes. Her Shells with Broccoli Rabe and Pancetta is an ideal speedy pasta supper, and Seared Salmon with Spicy Red Pepper Aioli is an easy and elegant weeknight dinner treat that features a shortcut in the aioli. Finally, Ina makes Ultimate Tuna Melts, sensational sandwiches with the volume turned up.

Saturday
Aug 6
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 19, Episode 7

Modern Comfort Food: Classics Made Over

Ina Garten is having fun shaking up the classics. She makes Seared Tuna and Avocado Rolls with Chipotle Mayonnaise for a new take on old-school lobster rolls. Pasta is a must, so she gets fresh with Spring Green Spaghetti Carbonara, and Chocolate-Dipped Brown Sugar Shortbread livens up an old favorite sweet treat. Finally, her Outrageous Garlic Bread makes the ultimate comfort carb even better.

Saturday
Aug 13
7am | 6c
Season 19, Episode 5

Modern Comfort Food: All Italian

Ina Garten is sharing her take on Italian classics, and she starts by giving Crispy Chicken with Lemon Orzo a Greek spin. She takes a shortcut to amazing Shrimp and Linguine Fra Diavolo and prepares sweet and sophisticated make-ahead Panna Cotta with Fresh Raspberry Sauce. Finally, Ina's Italian Cheese Board is a masterpiece that tastes as good as it looks.

Saturday
Aug 13
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 18, Episode 1

Cook Like a Pro: Best in Class

Ina Garten shares best-in-class dishes with the volume turned up. She revamps a breakfast favorite, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Figs, then combines two winners in Caesar-Roasted Swordfish. Plus, Ina makes an amazing party dessert, Vanilla Brioche Bread Pudding, and takes the cheese course to the next level with Stilton and Pears with Roasted Plum Chutney.

Saturday
Aug 20
7am | 6c
Season 18, Episode 4

Cook Like a Pro: French to Make at Home

Ina Garten has all the tricks for cooking French at home with secrets to a showstopping Summer Filet of Beef with Bearnaise Mayonnaise, an Endive, Orange and Roquefort Salad that tastes as good as it looks and an elegant, easy bistro-style Prune Armagnac Clafouti. Then Ina turns up the volume on the cheese course with ideas for Baked Brie and Warm Goat Cheese, plus an incredible Warm Vacherin.

Saturday
Aug 20
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 18, Episode 3

Cook Like a Pro: Jeffrey's Faves

Ina Garten celebrates Jeffrey's favorite foods, starting with Fried Chicken Sandwiches, perfect for kick-starting the weekend, and an incredible canape of Salmon Cured with Dill and Pernod. On the sweet front, Jeffrey can't resist Coffee Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches. Then, he's in the kitchen brewing coffee like a pro, and Ina turns it into his number one drink, Italian Iced Coffee.

Saturday
Aug 27
7am | 6c
Season 18, Episode 7

Cook Like a Pro: Only Oranges

It's all about oranges as Ina Garten shares some favorite recipes with this magic ingredient. They unleash the flavor in amazing Roast Duck Breast with Dried Cherries and Port and make dainty Orange French Lace Cookies super special. Oranges add another dimension to Wild Rice Salad, and the citrus in Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschettas takes everything to the next level.

Saturday
Aug 27
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 16, Episode 7

Cook Like a Pro: Good Grilling

Ina Garten is fired up and sharing her advice for grilling and barbecuing like a pro. To start, hot coals work their magic on her Tuscan Grilled Cornish Hens, and she amps up the flavor on Foolproof Ribs with Barbecue Sauce. Her flame-grilled Smoky Eggplant Dip features yogurt and mint, and her husband Jeffrey can't resist her Grilled Oysters with Lemon Dill Butter.

Saturday
Sep 3
7am | 6c
Season 14, Episode 8

Cook Like a Pro: American Classics

Ina Garten is finding new ways to turn the volume up on American classics. She starts by combining coffee chipotle chili powder and red pepper flakes for a spicy dry rub on Grilled New York Strip Steaks, and she cools things off with a Crunchy Iceberg Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese. Ina uses buttermilk for foolproof Fried Chicken and takes a clever shortcut with Peanut Butter and Fudge Ice Cream Sandwiches. For cocktail hour, she mixes up Dark Rum Southsides, and Chef Bobby Flay shows how to make a very grown-up Vanilla Caramel Bourbon Milkshake.

Saturday
Sep 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 14, Episode 2

Cook Like a Pro: Make-Ahead Breakfast

For Ina Garten, a no-fuss, make-ahead breakfast is the best way to start the day. Her Raspberry Baked French Toast is perfect for welcoming company, and her Mini Italian Frittatas only need to be warmed up before serving. Ina shares her secrets to moist Blueberry Bran Muffins, whips up a batch of Orange Marmalade Butter and lays out an impressive Breakfast Smoked Salmon Platter with a pitcher of Virgin Marys. Deliciously light Fresh Fruit with Honey Vanilla Yogurt completes the make-ahead breakfast lineup.

Saturday
Sep 10
7am | 6c
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
Sep 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 19, Episode 4

Modern Comfort Food: Simply Seafood

Ina Garten is serving up a seafood spread, starting with Fresh Crab and Pea Risotto for a comforting one-pot wonder. Then she makes fast and foolproof Baked Cod with Garlic and Herb Ritz Crumbs and Potato Galettes with Smoked Salmon, an incredible easy canape. Finally, Ina's luxurious Lobster BLTs take a classic sandwich and give it a sensational twist.

Saturday
Sep 17
7am | 6c
Season 17, Episode 5

Cook Like a Pro: Spicy

Some like it hot, and some like it spicy, so Ina Garten is making dishes to please both. She starts with an exotic Lamb and Chickpea Curry made with a fragrant mix of spices, and her Lobster Corn Fritters are paired with creamy sriracha sauce. Ina makes Sweet Potato Empanadas with Chipotle Chile for kick, and her Sauteed Shishito Peppers are both fiery and fast.

Saturday
Sep 17
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
Sep 24
7am | 6c
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.

Saturday
Sep 24
7:30am | 6:30c

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