Host Erica Miller visits Friendswood, Texas, and learns about a Thanksgiving stuffing with chopped giblets, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, spinach, and nutmeg--Grandfather Nono's recipe. Plus, the family's tuna appetizer.
We join host Erica Miller in Pearland, Texas, to learn about great-grandmother Polly's Thanksgiving "Carry-Over" recipe. Three year-old daughter, Susan, is given the job of pouring the mushroom soup over the top, thus passing the tradition on.
Host Erica Miller travels to Baltimore, MD, to visit a clerical assistant at the Jewish Museum whose Hanukkah menu includes a different take on the traditional latkes--Zucchini Squash and Sweet Potato Latkes, and a very special Garlicky Brisket.
Host Curtis Aikens visits a woman in Las Vegas for a lesson on making Swedish Meatballs with a secret Indian spice, cardamom. Curtis also travels to Bellwood, Illinois, for family holiday hors d'oeuvres: Stuffed Mushrooms, Clam Puffs and Bruschetta.
Host Erica Miller visits the home of a woman in Cerritos, CA, to learn her Chile with Pork Chops, Spanish rice, refried beans and homemade tortillas. These delicious Mexican recipes have been passed down for three generations.
Curtis Aikens visits Novato, CA, for a lesson on Moroccan couscous from man who learned from his mother. Erica Miller visits the home of a woman in California to learn about her grandmother's southern-inspired sweet rolls.
Host Ceci Carmichael heads to Allenhurst, NJ, for a woman's famous stuffed cabbage passed down from her grandmother. Host Curtis Aikens travels to Chicago to discover a recipe for pizza that according to family legend, helped great grandma steal secrets during the Civil War with it.
The Burpin Terps, who have been named one of the "Top 10 Tailgaters in the Country," take host Erica Miller on a road trip from Philadelphia, PA, to Byrd Stadium at the University of Maryland. The party features a 40 pound porchetta pig roast.
Host Ceci Carmichael meets a woman in Woodland Hills, CA, who brought from her native Pakistan the recipe for Nana's Egg Curry. Next, Erica Miller joins the lunch crowd at The Center Court Grille in Schaumburg, Illinois, for a crab cake making lesson.
Curtis Aikens visits a family home in Lothian, Maryland, for a homemade Italian dinner of Egg Fettuccine with Rustic Tomato Sauce and Brasciole. Every week the family drives eight miles to meet up for a big Italian Sunday dinner at their grandparents' home.
Ceci Carmichael visits Ann Arbor Michigan, where samples Lebanese Spiced Lamb Chops with Brika (spicy fried dumpling). Cece also samples African Peanut Stew in Detroit, MI.
Curtis Aikens travels to Coconut Creek, Florida, to meet a woman who grew up in Jamaica and learned how to cook from her mom. She shares a recipe for Curry Goat with Jamaican-style Rice and Beans and a delicious carrot drink.
Host Ceci Carmichael visits a couple in Wantagh, NY, who've lived in Tokyo for two years. They share their recipe for Japanese Salmon. Curtis Aikens meets up with a Las Vegas stuntman at the Summerlin Street Fair for BBQ rib recipe.
Erica Miller travels to Des Plains, Illinois, to taste an Italian recipe called Stewfato which consists of chicken stewed with mushrooms, garlic, wine, onions, tomato paste and a hint of cinnamon. Plus, as the side, Great Grandma Rita's Risotto.
Host Curtis Aikens travels to a Aurora, CO, for a Mexican cooking lesson on Tacoritos from a teacher for the City of Aurora Park and Recreation Department. Host Ceci Carmichael travels to Kansas City, MO, to meet a prize winning chili home cook.
Host Ceci Carmichael goes back to school for a lesson on how to make meatloaf from a fifth grade school teacher in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Curtis Aikens visits The Boys and Girls Club of Henderson, Nevada, to get recipes from their cookbook.
Ceci Carmichael visits a psychotherapist/mother/artist from Brentwood, CA, to learn how to make Meginah, her award winning dessert fruit crisp, for the Passover holidays. Ceci, the mom and her Rabbi also travel to a market for a lesson in buying kosher food.
Curtis Aikens visits an English ex-patriot in Reston ,VA, to get a taste of a popular British dish, Fisherman's PieI. A woman from Hanover Park, IL, teaches Erica Miller how to bake Kolachky cookies, an Ukrainian recipe handed down from her Great-Grandmother.
Ceci Carmichael visits Cincinnati, Ohio, for an elegant dinner party. A former Sommelier re-creates her signature menu, Green Salad with Candied Pecans, a Seafood Rustica, and Tiramisu.
Curtis Aikens travels to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where a niece/aunt cooking team come up with a recipe for Halibut cheeks as a result of a game. Ceci Carmichael joins a cook and her twelve friends for Cr�me Brulee.
Ceci Carmichael and food chemist, Shirley Corriher, visit a college student with a recipe for Italian Cream Cakes in Chickasha, OK. Erica Miller learns about a family scandal involving a recipe for Spinach dressing that's over 100 years old.
Curtis Aikens travels to Miami, FL, to visit an interior designer whose specialty is Wine-marinated Roasted Chicken with Whole Cranberries and Citrus Sauce, a recipe she discovered on a trip to France.
Host Ceci Carmichael joins a woman in Kansas City, MO, to discover why she is known as "The Soup Lady" and to attend a "Soup and Spirits'" party. Curtis Aikens travels to Chicago, IL, to learn about a Pizza Spaghetti recipe that dates back to the Civil War.
Erica Miller joins a family in Cypress,TX, for a Lebanese feast called a mezza and a recipe for Stuffed Grape Leaves. Ceci Carmichael visits Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City where a Navy aviator has a specialty for Cranberry Oatmeal Scones.
Ceci Carmichael joins a woman in her spacious Hannibal, MO, kitchen to bake beer bread, make a hearty oxtail stew, and create a family favorite--a dessert called Peanulata.
Curtis Aikens gets the scoop on how to make homemade ice cream from a family recipe in San Ramon, CA. Erica Miller travels to Houston, TX, to get a taste of a family recipe for Caldo de Res, also known as Spanish Beef Soup.