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Season 7, Episode 5

Eat Your Greens

Ina's got vegetable ideas for every day of the week, when you're stuck in a vegetable rut: Spring Green Risotto With Artichokes, Mustard-Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe With Garlic and Warm Mushroom Salad are a compilation of fantastic main courses, starters, salads and sides, plus the vegetable low-down from local farmers at Amber Waves, a fantastic farming local cooperative.

Saturday
Apr 3
7am | 6c
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 3
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 17, Episode 1

Cook Like a Pro: Store-Bought Is Fine

Store-bought ingredients pass the test for Ina Garten as she makes sweets, treats and more. Ready-made shortcuts wow in her Raspberry Baked Alaska with Fresh Raspberry Sauce, and she takes Turkey Sandwiches with Brussels Sprouts Slaw to the next level. Jarred marinara sauce is the convenient secret to her Roasted Eggplant Parmesan, and she makes Sweet Red Pepper Hummus that's a party-worthy, pantry-to-table triumph.

Saturday
Apr 10
7am | 6c
Season 18, Episode 6

Cook Like a Pro: Liquor Store Secrets

Ina Garten unlocks her liquor secrets and easy techniques that take Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs, Fennel Soup Gratin and an awesome Fresh Apple Spice Cake to the next level. Plus, she shares some incredible tips for wines and liqueurs, and it's cocktail hour at the barn as Ina puts the fizz into Mimosas, Kir and Raspberry Royale Cocktails and mixes up a stunning Champagne VSOP. Cheers!

Saturday
Apr 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 15, Episode 3

Cook Like a Pro: Beefed Up

Ina Garten is setting her sights on beef and sharing her tips for preparing it roasted, ground, sliced, sauteed and seared just like a pro. She starts with the perfect steak, an easy and elegant Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms. Then she turns humble ground beef into the most delicious Individual Meatloaves, and there's even beef for breakfast in Roast Beef Hash with Eggs. For a stellar first course, Ina makes Filet of Beef Carpaccio sliced wafer thin.

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

Saturday
Apr 24
7am | 6c
Season 18, Episode 5

Cook Like a Pro: Incredible Vegetables

Ina Garten turns ordinary vegetables into extraordinary dishes. She transforms everyday cauliflower into amazing Cauliflower Toasts, the perfect anytime bite. Then Ina elevates humble zucchini and frozen spinach into fabulous Baked Spinach and Zucchini, and eggplant steps into the limelight in wonderful Spiced Lamb-Stuffed Eggplants that are classy enough for company.

Saturday
Apr 24
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 15, Episode 6

Cook Like a Pro: Cocktail Party Rules

Ina Garten's sharing her recipe for pulling off a perfect cocktail party, so get the invitations ready. Her spread includes five incredible appetizers, starting with crazy-delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail Louis and elegant and easy no-cook Herbed Fromage Blanc, which is simple to make for entertaining a crowd. Then she prepares Lamb Sausage in Puff Pastry and Zucchini and Gruyere Frittata Squares, all washed down with an ice cold Classic Daiquiri. Ina also reveals pro tips for everything from shortcut hors d'oeuvres to how to send out the invites and the best way to set up the bar and food table.

Saturday
May 1
7am | 6c
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 1
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
May 8
7am | 6c
Season 15, Episode 8

Cook Like a Pro: Mary Poppins Show

Ina Garten hosts an incredible Mary Poppins reunion sharing cooking secrets and making a British-style Sunday lunch for her friends who produced, directed and acted in the new movie. She shows Emily Blunt her foolproof Roasted Capon recipe and Emily shows her how to make her Perfect Roast Potatoes. There's a Roasted Haricots Verts master class for Lin-Manuel Miranda who's helping Hollywood director and producer duo Rob Marshall and John DeLuca mix up Pomegranate Gimlet cocktails. Dessert Meringue Clouds round off a magical Mary Poppins-inspired table setting.

Saturday
May 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 15, Episode 2

Cook Like a Pro: Salads for Four Seasons

Ina Garten is sharing her pro tips for sensational salads for every season. For an all-in-one spring dinner, her Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisee Salad is unbeatable, and Tarragon Shrimp Salad is perfect for an easy and delicious summer lunch. Then for autumn, Ina makes Faro Tabbouleh with Feta, a twist on a classic dish, and her Tricolore Salad with Orange is an incredible winter side dish.

Saturday
May 15
7am | 6c
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 15
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 15, Episode 3

Cook Like a Pro: Beefed Up

Ina Garten is setting her sights on beef and sharing her tips for preparing it roasted, ground, sliced, sauteed and seared just like a pro. She starts with the perfect steak, an easy and elegant Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms. Then she turns humble ground beef into the most delicious Individual Meatloaves, and there's even beef for breakfast in Roast Beef Hash with Eggs. For a stellar first course, Ina makes Filet of Beef Carpaccio sliced wafer thin.

Saturday
May 22
7am | 6c
Season 16, Episode 4

Cook Like a Pro: Cook With a Pro

Ina Garten gets a cooking masterclass with three amazing professional chefs. Pastry chef Natasha Pickowicz teaches Ina how to make the most incredible Roasted Carrot Tart, and Parisian chef Marie-Aude Rose shares her secrets to making perfect Crepes and Chocolate Sauce. Chef Missy Robbins reveals the secrets of pasta as she makes Fettucine with Buffalo Butter and Parmigiano Reggiano using just a handful of ingredients.

Saturday
May 22
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Saturday
May 29
7am | 6c
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
May 29
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 16, Episode 5

Cook Like a Pro: Perfect Pastry

Ina Garten shares tips and ideas for cooking with sweet, savory and even store-bought pastry. She starts with her foolproof Sweet Pastry Dough for a showstopping French Fig Tart. She uses a shortcut to make Spinach in Puff Pastry, and her Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs are irresistible appetizers. Ina finishes her pastry extravaganza with Warm Goat Cheese in Phyllo.

Saturday
Jun 5
7am | 6c
Season 15, Episode 2

Cook Like a Pro: Salads for Four Seasons

Ina Garten is sharing her pro tips for sensational salads for every season. For an all-in-one spring dinner, her Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisee Salad is unbeatable, and Tarragon Shrimp Salad is perfect for an easy and delicious summer lunch. Then for autumn, Ina makes Faro Tabbouleh with Feta, a twist on a classic dish, and her Tricolore Salad with Orange is an incredible winter side dish.

Saturday
Jun 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 15, Episode 5

Cook Like a Pro: Good Ingredients

Ina Garten shares recipes that use her favorite good ingredients starting with good chocolate in her Chocolate Pecan Meringue Torte. Next, good maple syrup and lemon are turned into sublime side dishes including Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash as well as Tuscan Roasted Potatoes and Lemon. Good mustard is the magic ingredient in her Crispy Chicken Thighs with Mustard Sauce that are good enough for company. Finally, good salt is the secret to her Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies -- officially Ina's favorite cookies ever.

Saturday
Jun 12
7am | 6c
Season 16, Episode 8

Cook Like a Pro: Herbs All Ways

Ina Garten is cooking with her favorite herbs and sharing tips for turning up the flavor. She incorporates rosemary, oregano and mint in her Pork Souvlaki with Radish Tzatziki and Pitas for an easy dinner. Dill, chives and basil shine in her Heirloom Tomatoes with Herbed Ricotta, and there's more basil plus parsley in Parmesan Pesto Zucchini Sticks. Finally, thyme is the magic ingredient in Warm Marinated Olives, and Ina offers tips for growing and storing herbs.

Saturday
Jun 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 15, Episode 1

Cook Like a Pro: Easy High Low

Ina Garten loves mixing fancy and casual fare, and she's sharing her secrets to this winning mashup of high and low. She takes everyday Potato and Celery Root Puree over the top with truffle butter and serves it with stunning Seared Scallops. Then she pairs an elegant Roast Filet of Beef with simple Mustard Mayo Horseradish and Crusty Baked Potatoes with Whipped Feta. Finally, she adds a little fizz to dessert with an awesome Raspberry and Cream Sgroppino.

Saturday
Jun 19
7am | 6c

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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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