Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Season 2 Winner

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 2 finale of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge.  The three finalists competing for the $25,000 prize are Eric Howard, Robin Song, and Christian Gill.

The episode description for tonight states:

Giada De Laurentiis challenges the three final chefs to make a dish that represents the person they're most thankful for, and they each have to incorporate a different type of squash. The chef who most impresses judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall and Christian Petroni wins a critical advantage for the dinner round, when the chefs have to make the ultimate Thanksgiving feast. The final three chefs battle through hours of cooking until the best walks away with $25,000 and the title of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Champion.

I will update this post with the winner of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge season 2 after the episode airs and feel free to discuss this season in the comments.

To see who won Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge season 2, continue reading..

Friday, November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving Live Returns To Food Network Via 'The Kitchen'

On Saturday, November 23rd at 11am, Thanksgiving Live will return to Food Network via a special episode of The Kitchen.

The episode description states:
From dry turkey to lumpy gravy, The Kitchen is offering advice on how to pull off the biggest meal of the year: Thanksgiving! Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro and Geoffrey Zakarian are joined by Alton Brown and Alex Guarnaschelli to share their expertise and answer viewers' calls for help. They're also revealing time-saving tips and demonstrating some of their family recipes to make the holiday meal a success.

If you want to participate in the show, you can send in questions via the Food Network website and also through the Food Network Kitchen app.  You can also ask things on social media platforms such as Twitter by using the hashtag #ThanksgivingLive.


The last time Food Network had Thanksgiving Live was in 2013.  You may recall that was the year where Giada De Laurentiis cut her finger on live television and annoyed a lot of people during the episode.  Alton Brown has hosted over the years and he is back for this version on The Kitchen as well.


Feel free to comment on this post during and after this Thanksgiving Live episode, and if anything interesting happens on the show I will do another post.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Holiday Baking Championship Season 6

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The sixth season of Holiday Baking Championship airs on Monday nights at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network.  This season is hosted by Jesse Palmer and the judges are Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, and Lorraine Pascale.  Ten bakers are competing for a $25,000 prize during this season which is eight episodes long.


The bakers competing for the $25,000 prize are:
  • Geoffrey Blount - Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Jennifer Clifford - Moultonborough, NH
  • Kobe Doan - Boston, MA
  • Janet Letendre - Malakwa, BC
  • Devon Maciver - Claremont, CA
  • Dwight Penney - Pittsburgh, PA
  • Maria Short - Hilo, HI
  • Cedrick Simpson  - Atlanta, GA
  • Sarah Wallace - Boston, MA
  • Melissa Yanc - Healdsburg, CA

The Holiday Baking Championship season finale will air on Monday, December 23rd and I will do another post about that episode before it airs.  Feel free to discuss season 6 of Holiday Baking Championship in the comments of this post. 


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge Season 2

Season 2 of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge airs on Food Network Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT.  The series is four episodes long and six chefs are competing for a $25,000 prize with the winner being announced on Sunday, November 24th.

The contestants competing this year are:

  • Eric Howard
  • Jen Brule
  • Robin Song
  • Christian Gill
  • Kelli Ferrell
  • Mary Bass

Feel free to discuss this season of Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge in the comments and I will do another post for the finale where the winner will be revealed.


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Halloween Wars Season 9 Winner Crowned Tonight

Tonight at 9pm ET on Food Network is the season 9 finale of Halloween Wars where the winning team will take home $50,000.  The two teams remaining are Buttercream Beasts (Cake - Beth, Pumpkin - Matt, Sugar - Angela) and Frosted Freakshow (Cake - Christine, Pumpkin - James, Sugar - Reva).

The episode description for tonight's episode states: "In the spine-tingling finale of Halloween Wars, the final two teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, a cake artist and a sugar master have slaughtered the competition and are ready to face off in an epic showdown with actor Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things as guest judge. The team that can best turn a classic fairy tale into a terrifying scary tale is crowned Halloween Wars Champion and takes home $50,000!"

I will post the winner of Halloween Wars season 9 after the episode airs and you can discuss the episode/season in the comments.

Continue reading to see who won...

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.

Update - To see who won the season, see 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):