Sunday, October 6, 2019

Halloween Wars Season 9

Halloween Wars season 9 airs Sundays at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and has six teams competing for a prize of $50,000.  The season is five episodes long with the finale airing on Sunday, October 27th.

The teams competing this year are:

  • Trio of Terror: Cake - Kristen, Pumpkin - Tator, Sugar - Froggie
  • Hangry Haunters: Cake - Jarid, Pumpkin - Mike, Sugar - Rebecca
  • Malicious Mavens: Cake - Hayley, Pumpkin - Lisa, Sugar - Kelsee
  • Burned at the Cake: Cake - Brenda, Pumpkin - Chris, Sugar - Julian
  • Buttercream Beasts: Cake - Beth, Pumpkin - Matt, Sugar - Angela 
  • Frosted Freakshow: Cake - Christine, Pumpkin - James, Sugar - Reva


I will do another post for the season finale of Halloween Wars season 9, and feel free to discuss the season in the comments of this post.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Halloween Baking Championship Season 5

Halloween Baking Championship season 5 airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network and this season has eight bakers competing for a $25,000 prize and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  This season is hosted by John Henson and the judges are Carla Hall, Katie Lee and Zac Young.

The contestants competing for the prize this season are:
  • Brittany Lombardi - Pastry Cook, Bronx, NY
  • Jess Eddy - Bakery Owner, Hartland, WI
  • Jessica Brockway - Bakery Owner, Seattle, WA
  • Jocelyn Jung - Bakery Owner, San Diego, CA
  • Julie Montgomery - Pastry Instructor, Toronto, CA
  • Karl Fong - Bakery Owner, Hercules, CA
  • Peter Tidwell - Bakery Owner, Provo, UT
  • Sheldon Taylor-Timothy - Home Baker, Toronto, Canada

Season 6 is six episodes long with the winner being revealed on the finale Monday, October 28th.  I will do another post for the finale, but you can comment on this post to discuss the season.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Worst Cooks in America Winner - Season 17

Tonight at 9pm on Food Network is the season 17 finale of Worst Cooks in America where the winner will take home $25,000.  The two remaining contestants competing for the prize are Adrian Read representing Team Bobby Flay and Juliann Sheldon representing Team Anne Burrell.

Adrian and Juliann will have to make a three-course meal in the finale and the episode description states, "The final two recruits return to boot camp to face one last Skill Drill. They attempt to create impressive dishes that require skills they've learned in boot camp while their mothers secretly watch from the next room. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach their recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal they'll have to recreate in order to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Vivian Chan, Martina McBride and Donal Skehan taste the dishes in a blind taste test to determine the winner of the $25,000 grand prize."


I will update this post with the winner of Worst Cooks in America once the episode airs and feel free to discuss the episode/season in the comments.

Continue reading to see who won season 17 of Worst Cooks in America....

Monday, September 16, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Winner - Season 7

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT is the season 7 finale of Kids Baking Championship with the winning baker receiving $25,000 and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  The three remaining bakers competing for the prize are Sophie Tate, Tarek Husseini, and Trevin Alford.

Tonight's episode has a space theme and the episode description states, "Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are lost in space and challenge the three remaining bakers to create cakes that look like a spaceship, aliens or another planet. The most out-of-this-world cake wins, and only one baker will claim $25,000, a spot in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion."

I will update this post with the winner of Kids Baking Championship once the episode airs and feel free to discuss the episode/season in the comments.

Continue reading to see the winner...

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Madison Street Retro Diner

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Muncie, Indiana to makeover Madison Street Retro Diner.  Madison Street Retro Diner is owned by Rita Watkins and her health is impacting her ability to run the restaurant.  Rita's daughter Melissa can't seem to step up to the plate to take over the restaurant.  The food at Madison Street Diner is some of the worst food Robert Irvine has ever tried. He will need to motivate Melissa and give her the skills necessary to take over the restaurant and make it successful.

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Madison Street Retro Diner to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Besse's on Clear Lake Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Tomahawk, Wisconsin to makeover Besse's on Clear Lake.  Besse's on Clear Lake is a small-town steakhouse that has been open for over 30 years.  The restaurant is supposedly one month away from closing and Robert needs to remind owner Brenda about her passion for the business to help get it turned around.  Brenda has no concept of her finances and the staff has not been properly trained.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Besse's on Clear Lake to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Monday, August 26, 2019

Kids Baking Championship Season 7

Food Network's Kids Baking Championship season 7 airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman are once again the mentors and the winning baker will receive a $25,000 prize and a feature in Food Network Magazine.  The kid bakers (ages 10-13) competing on this season are:

  • Trevin Alford (Washington, IN; age 13)
  • Tori Church (Nashville, TN; age 12)
  • Sophia Elrod (Nashville, TN; age 10)
  • Tarek Husseini (St. Louis, MO; age 13)
  • Taylor Pusha (Roanoke, VA; age 12)
  • Dharma Sabapathy (Austin, TX; age 11)
  • Brady Stewart (San Angelo, TX; age 12)
  • Sophie Tate (Stansbury Park, UT; age 12)
  • Brooke Waters (Selma, AL; age 11)

The season is almost halfway over and the winner will be revealed on Monday, September 16th.  I will do another post about the show before the season finale. Feel free to discuss this season in the comments section as several people have requested somewhere to comment on this season.

UPDATE - Here is the post with the Kids Baking Championship season 7 winner. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Al's Seafood Update

Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in Essex, Maryland to makeover Al's Seafood.  Al's Seafood is a family-owned business that has been around for over 60 years and is in danger of closing.  The owner Chad and his sister Cara need to get their finances in order and stop wasting food.  They also need to inspire their staff and be willing to make changes to make Al's Seafood succeed.

As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Al's Seafood to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):


Thursday, August 22, 2019

BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season finale of BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon where the winner will get their own web series and bragging rights.  The final two contestants competing for the win are Lee Ann Whippen with Bobby Flay and Susie Bulloch with Michael Symon.

The episode description states: "The competition started with eight of the world's greatest barbecue pitmasters, and it's down to the final two. Bobby Flay and Michael Symon transform from mentors to sous chefs in a barbecue battle for the ages. But when the sun sets on Star Hill Ranch, only one competitor can walk way with their own digital series and lay claim to the title Master of 'Cue."

I will update this post after the episode airs with the winner of BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon.  After this episode, there will also be a new episode of Beat Bobby Flay and the series premiere of The Flay List, which is a show Bobby Flay is doing with his daughter Sophie.

Continue reading to see who won:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Restaurant Impossible - Rosie's Diner Update

Photo - Twitter
Tonight on Restaurant: Impossible, Robert Irvine and his crew are in North Chemsford, Massachusetts to makeover Rosie's Diner.  Rosie's Diner is co-owned by Rosie Gauthier and her daughter Bridget who opened the restaurant in 2005.  The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and Robert Irvine is tasked with making a "run-of-the-mill" diner stand out among all of the other diners in the area.  The restaurant is outdated, and Rosie and her daughter are almost out of money and options.


As I normally do with Restaurant: Impossible episodes, I searched around the Internet to read stories, comments and reviews about Rosie's Diner to get an idea of how the restaurant is doing since Robert Irvine visited, and here is what I found (note - all reviews are post Restaurant: Impossible):